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One of the most polarizing yet brilliant filmmakers to ever work in Hollywood in the second half of the 20th Century, Sam Peckinpah pushed and broke boundaries in terms of on-screen violence in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Before problems with drugs and alcohol started to mar his professional career and personal life, he began work in television as a scriptwriter (he created both The Rifleman and The Westerner) before launching a big screen directorial career with the low budget The Deadly Companions (1961). After attracting critical acclaim with Ride the High Country (1962), his next film – Major Dundee – looked like it would be the beginning of a highly acclaimed career. Previously released on DVD by Columbia and a limited run Blu-ray by Twilight Time here in the US (along with a region free Blu-ray release by Imprint last year), Arrow has licensed the film for a Limited Edition Blu-ray release.



Major Dundee (1965)



Released: 15 Mar 1965...

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jim_falconer

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Just watched the extended cut last night. Very enjoyable film, and very happy with Arrow’s presentation of this “flawed masterpiece”.
 

mskaye

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RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY + MAJOR DUNDEE = THE WILD BUNCH. There might be one or two other ingredients in there too - the weight of Noon Wine, and the knowledge that TWB would be his last chance so make it great. Great, great filmmaker. An astounding mix of macho nihlism and intense feelings and love. There are moments in The Wild Bunch that are as thrilling, layered and emotional as any in cinema. With that film he stands as an equal of Kurosawa.
 

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