Some people will do anything for a million dollars...even if it means killing anyone who gets in their way! Written and directed by Oscar nominee Sam Peckinpah and starring Academy Award winner Gig Young, Warren Oates, Robert Webber, Kris Kristofferson and the seductively beautiful Isela Vega, 'Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia' is a gritty classic that vibrates with explosive action and nail-biting tension. When a Mexican land baron puts a million dollars on the head of the man who seduced his daughter, two money-hungry men (Young and Webber) recruit a small-town bartender (Oates) to help them do their dirty work. But their tequila-fuelled trek across the desolate Mexican frontier grows more intense, gruesome and bloody with every savage murder they leave in their wake!
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Italian, Spanish
English Dolby Digital 1.0
English Hard of Hearing
Brand new audio commentary by Stephen Prince, author of Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies, recorded exclusively for this release
Audio commentary by Sam Peckinpah scholars Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle, moderated by Nick Redman
Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron, Paul Joyce's feature-length 1993 documentary featuring interviews with James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Monte Heilman, Ali MacGraw, James Robards and others, available on home video in the UK for the first time ever
The John Player Lecture: Sam Peckinpah, audio recording of the director's on-stage appearance at the National Film Theatre
Four songs by Kris Kristofferson, filmed during the making of Man of Iron
Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron - The Director's Cut: A brand-new, extended version of Paul Joyce's documentary, containing more than Ten Hours of previously unseen interview footage, featuring actors RG Armstrong, James Coburn, LQ Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw and Jason Robards, director Monte Heilman, producers Michael Deeley and Daniel Melnick, writers Alan Sharp and Jim Silke, writer-producer Gordon Dawson, assistant Katherine Haber, editor Garth Craven, satirist Mort Sahl, property master Bob Visciglia, bar owner Tom Runyon and cousin Bob Peckinpah, plus newly-shot interviews with Joyce, Haber and actor David Warner
This disc includes the main feature
- Special Features
This disc includes the following:
- Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron - The Director's Cut
- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia review by NO
Slow to start but a Road Movie with typical Pekinpah violence at the end which is predictable.Could not see the point of the attempted rape scene but Warren Oates is good
& the actress is rather sexy.Must be Kristofferson ,s first appearance.I note it was a flop when released but has now become a cult classic.
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Provocative 70s Crime Thriller - A masterpiece
- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia review by GI
Essentially a crime thriller with a road movie style and a twisted love story at its heart. This film ended a string of masterpiece films from director Sam Peckinpah that studied flawed (anti) heroes who are destined through a failed machismo to die violently. This is possibly Peckinpah's most self referential film and one where he was allowed to make and edit the film exactly as he wanted it. For many this is his best film others find it a challenge. It's certainly a provocative one, the title alone highlights this, but it's also one of the most interesting and compelling American films to come out of the 1970s. Peckinpah had an abiding passion for Mexico and many of his films have either key scenes set there or have characters trying to escape to there. This film is entirely set in Mexico and tells the story of Bennie (Warren Oates), a down on his luck bartender cum piano player, in a seedy Mexican bar. When he learns a big crime lord has put out a contract on the life of his love rival Alfredo, Bennie sees an opportunity to get rich. Knowing Alfredo has died in a car accident, Bennie, along with his prostitute girlfriend (Isela Vega), goes in search of where Alfredo is buried in order to steal his head and claim the reward. But events along the way cause Bennie to change his motivations from greed to revenge. With Peckinpah's trademark, balletic use of slow motion and with a poetic style of storytelling this is a land mark film, and whilst it maybe a challenging one for audiences today I can guarantee you'll find this quite different, challenging and yet very watchable.
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