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  • Actors: Robert Blake, Elisha Jr. Cook, Mitch Ryan
  • Format: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Jun. 2013
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BNAE5DY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,401 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Clipper 314 on 17 July 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
For those remembering this first time around you'll remember the talked about comparison with Easy Rider... the good guys/ bad guys thing... On watching the film again it is just as good as I recall and the character nuances, skill of performance and fantastic scenery all add up to a great film. On top of a great film you get a great plot and even better music ... particularly the last track 'Tell Me' .... so put it all together for a top notch, evocative and moving experience... excellent !!!. I'm surprised the movie is only just out out on DVD and just as surprised that the soundtrack is only available on vinyl...(which I've tracked down and purchased)... lets hope its out on CD soon. p.s. guess you've guessed the bikes are Harley Davidsons so if you have a yen for the bikes thats yet another reason to get the film !!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A. D. Wilson on 19 July 2009
Format: DVD
Worth it for the opening titles alone which have never been surpassed for the integration of the music with freeze frames. The title sequence of CHiPS (1977)would probably never have happened had EGiB not existed !

The DVD has the bonus of the trailer which captures much of the film's essence and an interesting interview with the director, James William Guercio. What a pity he made nothing else.

There are strong performances from Robert Blake and the best portrayer of American "trailer trash" of his generation, Billy "Green" Bush, who also starred in Bob Rafelson's 5 Easy Pieces (1970). Add to that, the fantastic setting and reasonable plot and you have an enduring classic from the golden age of American cinema - the Seventies.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Tanya on 6 Jun. 2005
Format: DVD
An all time favourite - it has the flavour of the 70s, a gripping thriller of a plot, uniquely believable and painfully flawed characters, black humour and Robert Blake! What more could you need?
Blake is a highway patrolman, tired of cruising the blacktop on his Electraglide, who dreams of one day becoming a detective. When a for real murder mystery drops into his lap, he gets his chance to prove himself...but it's not quite how he imagined it.
This is CHiPs meets Blood Simple. A gem of a film.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Hall on 1 Feb. 2008
Format: DVD
I think many people are put off this film by the title-they think it's a porn film. The script, the acting, the direction and the photography are superb! The scenery - mainly Monument Valley, is breathtaking, in fact I can't think offhand, of any way in which this film is not superb. I couldn't say how many times I have watched this film over the years, at least fifteen times, and I can always watch it again! Well worth watching.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jason Kirkfield on 12 Sept. 2009
Format: DVD
The definition of a cult film must be that it is hard to find. And that many of your friends don't know it. Both of those are true here. In fact, there is no current Region 1 release (I live in the U.S.) so I purchased it from amazon.co.uk. It was worth the extra work and cost.

For serious fans of the movie, there are still a few frames missing from the end. These were reportedly cut from the U.S. theatrical release in order to get the rating down to a PG. Supposedly the original UK version was more graphic (I'm trying not to spoil anything). But this new release by Optimum, while R2, still does not include the 17 frames either. Presumably they used the US master?

In any case it's a great DVD: Beautiful transfer, great soundtrack, and a career performance by Robert Blake.

The biggest question of course is why Jim Guercio never directed another film. Unfortunately he doesn't really address this on either the Introduction or in the Director's commentary. The former is very good and full of insight, the latter is more sparse; invariably Mr. Guercio seems uncomfortable talking over the film and down to the viewer, preferring to let his work speak for itself.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Pete on 12 Feb. 2013
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Back in 1974 I saw this film at the cinema 7 times in one week. You will appreciate that I am a little biased. For me, this is a classic. Why? It's a story of murder and corruption, the battle between good and evil and the ability of the underdog to take control. However, this is not a big action movie, it deals with things on a more realistic and somewhat more passive level. All this is coupled with some of the most amazing scenery and photographic work of any film. Then there's the ending! It has to be the most spectacular finale there has ever been, no bells and whistles but made powerful by its simplicity. Over 30 years later, this is still a masterpiece.
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Electra Glide in Blue is a murder mystery, in which a high-principled Arizona motorcycle cop discovers the death of an old recluse and, against all odds, finds out who killed the man and why.

An old man turns up dead in his desert shack. It looks like a shotgun suicide, but Wintergreen suspects otherwise: why would a man shoot himself in the chest and not the head? This mystery isn't really the driving force of Electra Glide in Blue; this is more of a leisurely character study following Wintergreen as he works his arse-off to get promoted to homicide. This case could do it for him, but increasingly he sees little point in rising in the ranks of the hopelessly corrupt. A detective (Mitchell Ryan) who hires Wintergreen as his driver is violent and unstable. Wintergreen's cop buddy Zipper (Billy "Green" Bush) likes to push hippies around and plant weed on them so he can bust them. The movie may take a cop as its hero, which cost it dearly at the box office back in 1973, but its view of the police in general is quite skeptical.

The weight of the film rests on Robert Blake, as John Wintergreen. He's just a guy trying to do good, and Blake is low-key and likable. Wintergreen flirts with young women who tower over him; he does a fellow Vietnam vet a favor by not cutting him any slack; he dances around in a Stetson, a cream-colored jacket, and no pants. He's supposed to be pushing forty, but a lot of the time he comes off like a little kid, or at least like an innocent. He doesn't seem to have a violent bone in his body. He's almost apologetic when handing out speeding tickets, and when he and the corrupt detective visit a commune in search of a person-of-interest, Wintergreen so desperately fails to exude any authority that the detective has to step in and kick some ass around.
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