The Hunting Party [DVD] [1971]

  • SKU: 33030502
  • Release Date: 07/11/2017
  • Rating: R
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Special Features

  • Audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
  • Interview with actor Mitchell Ryan
  • Trailer gallery


The Hunting Party
This infamously violent British Western stars Gene Hackman as Brandt Ruger, a wealthy rancher who goes away on a hunting trip with a group of friends. While he's gone, a thug named Frank Calder (Oliver Reed) kidnaps Melissa (Candice Bergen), Brandt's wife, under the mistaken impression that she's a schoolteacher and will be able to teach him to read. Despite being taken against her will, in time Melissa begins to develop feelings for Calder, who in his way cares for her more than her husband, who treats her like a possession. Melissa has fallen in love with Calder by the time Brandt returns. However, Brandt is enraged over the abduction of his wife, and sets out on a new hunting trip, with Calder and his men as his prey. Noted character actors G.D. Spradlin and L.Q. Jones round out the supporting cast. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Oliver Reed
    Oliver Reed - Frank Calder
  • Candice Bergen
    Candice Bergen - Melissa Ruger
  • Gene Hackman
    Gene Hackman - Brandt Ruger
  • Simon Oakland
    Simon Oakland - Matthew Gun
  • Mitchell Ryan
    Mitchell Ryan - Doc Harrison

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hard western DVD

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    Delivery time good, price ok for this classic, not for the weak of heart, but acting was fab

    I would recommend this to a friend

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