Question about Peckinpah movie...

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  1. Lee Scoggins

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    The Absolute Sound has a very interesting review on the new soundtrack (Varese Saraband) of Sam Peckinpah's

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue.

    In the review, it states this was a big-Hollywood sabotaged release of the follow-up film which is a small scale character piece about a down-on-his-luck prospector betrayed by his partner and left to die in the desert.

    Apparently there is no DVD and a fairly poor VHS.

    I am very intrigued, however.

    Has anybody seen this film?
     
  2. SteveGon

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    I saw it years ago. It's a pretty good film as I remember, with a fine performance by Jason Robards. I'd love to see a DVD.

    For that matter, we also need DVD releases of Ride the High Country, [a decent release of] Cross of Iron (the current DVD is friggin' horrible), Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (might be released next year I hear), and a non-flipper edition of The Wild Bunch.
     
  3. Jim_K

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    Yes I've seen it a few times. It's an excellent film well worth seeking out. Warner owns it.

    No DVD of this. I'm not sure if there was a laserdisc release or not.

    The only way to see it OAR would be checking TCM.
     
  4. Ken_McAlinden

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    This is a pretty good film built around Peckinpah's favorite theme of "civilization" moving in and overriding the "old west". The film ends with about the most explicit metaphor for this one could possibly imagine.

    Regards,
     
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    I caught this on the Western channel a few months ago and thought it was quite good. Definitely more laidback and comical than what Peckinpah's usually known for. It was also nice to see an amusing supporting role for David Warner for once [​IMG]
     
  6. Lee Scoggins

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    Thanks for the comments. Hopefully we will seel this on DVD at some point...[​IMG]
     

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