Wild Bunch: Special Edition

Wild Bunch: Special Edition

Director: Sam Peckinpah Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

DVD (Wide Screen / Repackaged / Full Frame)

$7.49 $14.99 Save 50% Current price is $7.49, Original price is $14.99. You Save 50%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, October 24


"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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
UPC: 0883929153213
Original Release: 1969
Rating: R
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:25:00
Sales rank: 2,752

Special Features

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Holden Pike
Ernest Borgnine Dutch
Robert Ryan Thornton
Edmond O'Brien Sykes
Warren Oates Lyle Gorch
Jaime Sanchez Angel
Ben Johnson Tector Gorch
Emilio Fernandez Mapache
Strother Martin Coffer
L.Q. Jones T.C.
Albert Dekker Harrigan
Bo Hopkins Crazy Lee
Dub Taylor Wainscoat
Paul Harper Ross
Jorge Russek Lt. Zamorra
Alfonso Arau Herrera
Chano Urueta Don José
Elsa Cardenas Elsa
Bill Hart Jess
Rayford Barnes Buck
Sonia Amelio Teresa
Aurora Clavel Aurora
Enrique Lucero Ignacio
Rene Dupeyron Juan
Pedro Galvan Benson
Fernando Wagner Mohr
Margarito Luna Luna

Technical Credits
Sam Peckinpah Director,Screenwriter
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Edward Carrere Art Director
Clifford C. Coleman Asst. Director
William Faralla Production Manager
Phil Feldman Producer
Jerry Fielding Score Composer
Fred Gammon Asst. Director
Walon Green Original Story,Screenwriter
Albert S. Greenway Makeup
Bud Hulburd Special Effects
Lou Lombardo Editor
Roy N. Sickner Original Story
Jack Williams Stunts

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Wild Bunch
1. Credits; If They Move [6:29]
2. Temperance Parade [3:35]
3. Blowin' This Town To Hell [4:19]
4. Blazing Scorpions [:56]
5. Better 'n a Hog-Killin' [2:50]
6. Dear, Dead Departed [1:58]
7. Judas Goat [2:27]
8. Across the Border [:53]
9. Dreaming of Washers [7:27]
10. Being Sure Is My Business [3:13]
11. Learning from Being Wrong [2:18]
12. When You Side With a Man [5:09]
13. Turning Back [1:07]
14. Aqua Verde [5:19]
15. Farewell to the Bunch [2:05]
16. The General Drives In [2:34]
17. Angel's Woman No More [6:50]
18. Target: An Arms Shipment [4:02]
19. Rest and Recreation [5:36]
20. Lost Love; This Time [2:33]
21. Catching a Train [5:15]
22. Wild Bunch Express [4:33]
23. Backtrack [2:38]
24. Border Bridge Standoff [2:58]
25. Tipping Hat And Bridge [1:04]
26. Bottom of the Bottle [:33]
27. Mapache Under Attack [3:00]
28. We're After Men [3:17]
29. Angel's Friend [1:30]
30. Robbery-Proof Guns [4:28]
31. Trust Between Partners [5:03]
32. Getting Sykes Riled [2:45]
33. Machine Gun Mayhem [:49]
34. Angel Betrayed [2:23]
35. Who You Give Your Word To [3:12]
36. Dragged In The Dust [4:37]
37. Let's Go, Why Not? [3:57]
38. Walk Toward a Showdown [4:07]
39. "We Want Angel" [2:25]
40. Shooting Starts [1:42]
41. Seizing the Machine Gun [1:11]
42. Death of the Bunch [1:18]
43. Taking Stock [2:10]
44. Death Echoes in the Wind [2:09]
45. Some Work To Do [2:04]
46. Last Glimpse; Cast List [1:17]

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Wild Bunch: Special Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In 1969, Sam Peckinpah took Sergio Leone's reinvention of the western genre in the mid-60s portraying ambivalent drifters as protagonists in films such as 'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly' to a next level with 'The Wild Bunch'. With even more audacity than Leone, Peckinpah presents a western where there are really no true heroes or good archetypes. All of the characters, even those seemingly respectable, are beasts seeking to save their own skin at any cost. Whereas Leone gives his Blondie character a consistent moral code to some degree throughout the film, Peckinpah's characters are constantly immoral opportunists almost until the end. When the characters finally seek to present some semblance of morals or good deeds, they die. This theme recurs through scenery and script. For example, the opening scene shows the bunch entering town for a heist while they pass children putting scorpions against ants and then setting them on fire for thrills. The audience is thus fixed in the idea that one's pain and suffering is meaningless amusement to others. The characters' indifference to life is made clear with lines such as 'If they move, kill them!' Altogether one of the best westerns ever made.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I am too young to have seen The Wild Bunch in 1969, I am quite aware of the impact the film has had on the depiction of violence over the past 30+ years. Before The Wild Bunch, only Bonnie and Clyde had brought the reality of gun-wrought violence to the masses. The Wild Bunch itself ratcheted up the level of carnage in an attempt to mirror that of the then-current Vietnam War, although such an equation could never be equal in light of the revelations of war crimes on the part of the U.S. Army. The revulsion which the film evoked on the parts of critics and filmgoers alike is humorous in light of the fact that most of those who despised the film supported the actions of the U.S. in Vietnam wholeheartedly. What The Wild Bunch ultimately did as a film was to force the U.S. to take a good long look at the effects of wanton violence and bloodshed. That the nation seems to have forgotten such a lesson is all the more reason for this film to be constantly revived and shown.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Certainly one of the most brilliant Westerns (if not movies in general), the Wild Bunch carries the full weight of a time changing from the old Western days to civilization and its discontents. This is probably by far the most well known of Peckinpah's cinematic efforts and the most ifluential film of the 60's, especially in its portrayal of violence. The True Western at its best
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago