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Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of Sam Peckinpah’s Legendary Westerns Collection for 10th January 2006. Featuring four of the Academy Award®-nominated director’s celebrated westerns the collection includes a newly-remastered Two-Disc Special Edition of The Wild Bunch with all-new special features, and three new-to-DVD films: Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid Two-Disc Special Edition – which offers both the 1988 Turner Preview version of the film and a newly-edited 2005 version based on the director’s notes and insights from his colleagues. It also features the acting debut of musical legend Bob Dylan, who also composed the film’s score. Also included in the Collection are The Ballad of Cable Hogue and Ride the High Country.

Featuring William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan and Jason Robards, Sam Peckinpah’s Legendary Westerns Collection will sell for $59.92 SRP. The Wild Bunch Two-Disc Special Edition and Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid Two Disc Special Edition will be available individually for $26.99 SRP while The Ballad of Cable Hogue and Ride The High Country will be available for $19.97 SRP each.

The Wild Bunch Two-Disc Special Edition
By any standard, director Sam Peckinpah’s film The Wild Bunch, a powerful tale of hangdog desperados bound by a code of honor, rates as one of the all-time greatest Westerns. In 1994 it was restored to a complete, pristine condition unseen since its July 1969 theatrical debut – and this digitally remastered anamorphic transfer showcases it to renewed blood-and-thunder effect. William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien and Ben Johnson star.

Special Features Disc 1:

  • Commentary by Peckinpah biographers/documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
  • New digital transfer (16x9 2.35:1)
  • Peckinpah trailer gallery
  • Languages: English and French
  • Subtitles: English, French and Spanish

Special Features Disc 2:
  • Never-before-seen The Wild Bunch outtakes
  • Additional scenes
  • 3 documentaries
    • Sam Peckinpah’s West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade - A feature-length biography of the legendary director, featuring rare film clips, interviews with family and colleagues, and narration by Kris Kristofferson.
    • 1996 Oscar Nominee The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage
    • A Simple Adventure Story: Sam Peckinpah, Mexico and the Wild Bunch

Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid Two Disc Special Edition
They are fast friends and worse foes. One is Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson), a law unto himself. The other is the law: Sheriff Pat Garrett (James Coburn), who once rode with Billy. Set to a bristling score by Bob Dylan (who also plays Billy’s sidekick Alias) and with a ‘Who’s Who’ of iconic Western players, Sam Peckinpah’s saga of one of the West’s great legends is now restored to its intended glory. For the first time since it left the cutting room, the film has the balance of action and character development Peckinpah wanted, a mix of fury and elegy based on the director’s notes and the insights of colleagues.

Special Features Disc 1:
  • 2005 Special Edition: (115 Mins.)
  • Commentary by Special Edition Producer Nick Redman, Supervising Editor Paul Seydor and fellow Peckinpah biographers/documentarians Garner Simmons and David Weddle
  • Peckinpah trailer gallery
  • Languages: English and French
  • Subtitles: English, French and Spanish (Feature Films Only)

Special Features Disc 2:
  • 1988 Turner Preview Version: (122 Mins.)
  • Commentary by Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
  • 2 new featurettes:
    • One Foot in the Groove: Remembering Sam Peckinpah and Other Things
    • Deconstructing Pat and Billy
  • One for the Money: Sam’s Song
  • Languages: English and French
  • Subtitles: English, French and Spanish (Feature Films Only)

The Ballad of Cable Hogue
After the violence of The Wild Bunch, director Sam Peckinpah shifted moods with this memorable fable -- less a tale of revenge than it is a lyrical, touching tribute to the last days of the West’s pioneering spirit. Jason Robards, Stella Stevens and David Warner lead an excellent supporting cast that also includes L.Q. Jones and Strother Martin as Hogue’s old enemies.

Special Features:
  • Commentary by Peckinpah biographers/documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
  • New featurette: The Ladiest Damn’d Lady with Stella Stevens
  • Peckinpah Trailer Gallery
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, French and Spanish

Ride The High Country
Cowboy icons Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea find roles to match their leathery Western personas, playing aging lawmen hired to guard a gold shipment. They don’t have much: a horse each, a couple of dollars. And they have everything: their independence. But the frontier is disappearing – and so is space wide open enough for independent men. With luck, the two will find space enough for this ride and one last payday. Mariette Hartley and Warren Oates are featured.

Special Features:
  • Commentary by Peckinpah documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
  • New documentary: A Justified Life: Sam Peckinpah and the Hogue Country
  • Peckinpah trailer gallery
  • Languages: English and French
  • Subtitles: English, French and Spanish

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