Is there a way to get the version you mentioned? I’am not sure if this comment will post. At the moment of his death, we flashback to 1881, and Garrett’s meeting up with Billy in New Mexico to try and persuade him to get going across the board or he’ll have to make him go. The music by Bob Dylan also plays a huge part in the movie, the use of Knockin' On Heaven's Door in the shootout is just utter brilliance. THE WILD BUNCH was a showcase that eventually wore out its welcome, while STRAW DOGS was an intricate behavioral case study. I agree with what you say there on “Knockin On Heaven’s Door”; that’s quite the passionate admission. Don't have an account? Coming Soon, Regal | Rating: 2/5 I do like CROSS OF IRON for sure, and ALFREDO GARCIA is a nice little piece too. Way to go there Dee Dee! Coming Soon. I had problems with the episodic narrative of THE WILD BUNCH too, and I have always felt it went over-the-top, even though oddly I didn’t find that to be true with STRAW DOGS, which went to more to the inate nature of violence present in all. I hard recorded this off TCM (the airing Dee Dee mentioned I think) but looks like it’s the 106-minute version, so I’ll hold off. )-minute versions you discuss. Coburn offers more of his smiles as testimony to the wizardry of Old West dentistry, while Kristofferson ambles through his role with solid charm. As for Netflix, it appears that Disc 2 contains the ’88 version. I’ve liked all of this directors films. This one will likely spur me to do so. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Why then, when they finally released it to DVD, did they see fit to remove the most crucial footage in the film? You're almost there! Upon the film’s original release in 1973, the story goes, according to Kris Kristofferson, that Peckinpah urinated on the screen to show his contempt for what the studio had done to what he had intended to be his masterpiece. Peckinpah’s last western, and despite some flaws, one of his best. Sheriff Pat Garrett (James Coburn) is ordered by Governor Wallace (Jason Robards) to go after the outlaw Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson) because the cattle businessmen want him caught. Kristofferson is, of course, too old at 36 to play the infamous outlaw who died at 21, but he gives an iconic, instantly likeable performance that is up with his very best. Wonders in the Dark is a blog dedicated to the arts, especially film, theatre and music. (I did notice that the site lists the running time as 121 minutes, whereas you have it at 126.) is variable to say the least, acting as a sort of Wild West Allan-A-Dale, there to tell the tale to those with ears to listen, but his music perfectly captures the elegiac yet playful quality of the piece, a mood and rhythm ably matched by the performances. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Blows Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch out of the water. They won't be able to see your review if you only submit your rating. Now, however, I would like to see it in its original form. ( Log Out / Cinemark James Coburn and Kris Kristofferson are perfect and give performances that are so unique and powerful, the movie is so effective in many ways due to their chemistry and effectiveness onscreen. |, February 23, 2006 In this director's cut, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid stands as one of Peckinpah's most beautiful and complex films, killing the Western myth even as he salutes it. Is that correct? However, Garrett and his deputies have great difficulty catching Billy, who is very cunning. | Rating: 2/4 Right you are! Posted in Allan's 70s Countdown, author Allan Fish | 27 Comments, Hiya! Yet, for all its revisionism, the broken down surrogate father and son relationship is familiar from such earlier classic westerns as Red River and Man of the West.
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