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The Whole Shootin’ Match (R1) in February

Watchmaker Films have announced the Region 1 DVD release of The Whole Shootin’ Match on 24th February 2009 priced at $29.98 SRP. This American independent film from 1978 is cited by Robert Redford as the inspiration for the Sundance Institute. Eagle Pennell's first feature details the tragi-comic struggles of two small-time schemers, Loyd (Lou Perryman) and Frank (Sonny Carl Davis), desperate to land their big break.

A three-disc set, features are detailed below...

Disc 1: The Whole Shootin’ Match

  • New high-definition transfer restored to 1080 24p from the only existing print
  • Restored soundtrack
  • Original 16mm monaural optical soundtrack
  • Commentary 1: In Front of the Camera (Sonny Carl Davis, Lou Perryman, Doris Hargrave)
  • Commentary 2: Behind the Camera

Disc 2: The King of Texas
  • The King of Texas – Original feature-length documentary about the life and death of independent filmmaker Eagle Pennell, featuring Willie Nelson, Richard Linklater, and others
  • A Hell of a Note – Eagle’s first film, completely restored
  • Commentary with Lou Perryman and Sonny Carl Davis
  • Rare filmed interview with Eagle Pennell (1981)

Disc 3: Audio CD
  • The Long Road, music from The Whole Shootin’ Match and The King of Texas by Chuck Pinnell with Said Claves

Also included in the box-set is a 48-page booklet further exploring the rise and fall of a notorious American independent filmmaker.

Last updated: 18/04/2018 20:50:09

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