The Wild Bunch [DVD] [1969]

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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.85 out of 5 stars.
4.9
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (14 out of 14)

Special Features

  • Commentary by Peckinpah Biographers/Documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
  • Peckinpah Trailer Gallery
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Wild Bunch
"If they move, kill 'em!" Beginning and ending with two of the bloodiest battles in screen history, Sam Peckinpah's classic revisionist Western ruthlessly takes apart the myths of the West. Released in the late '60s discord over Vietnam, in the wake of the controversial Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and the brutal "spaghetti westerns" of Sergio Leone, The Wild Bunch polarized critics and audiences over its ferocious bloodshed. One side hailed it as a classic appropriately pitched to the violence and nihilism of the times, while the other reviled it as depraved. After a failed payroll robbery, the outlaw Bunch, led by aging Pike Bishop (William Holden) and including Dutch (Ernest Borgnine), Angel (Jaime Sanchez), and Lyle and Tector Gorch (Warren Oates and Ben Johnson), heads for Mexico pursued by the gang of Pike's friend-turned-nemesis Deke Thornton (Robert Ryan). Ultimately caught between the corruption of railroad fat cat Harrigan (Albert Dekker) and federale general Mapache (Emilio Fernandez), and without a frontier for escape, the Bunch opts for a final Pyrrhic victory, striding purposefully to confront Mapache and avenge their friend Angel. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • William Holden
    William Holden - Pike
  • Ernest Borgnine
    Ernest Borgnine - Dutch
  • Robert Ryan
    Robert Ryan - Thornton
  • Edmond O'Brien
    Edmond O'Brien - Sykes
  • Warren Oates
    Warren Oates - Lyle Gorch

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