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5.0 out of 5 stars The Wild Bunch (Blu-ray version), 13 April 2010
This review is from: The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut) [Blu-ray] [1969] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Released in America in June 1969 but not released in the U.K. until January 1970 nothing could quite prepare British audiences for the visual onslaught that this film is from the opening bank robbery scene with all and sundry being gunned down like nine pins.

The American director Sam Peckinpah long with the Italian director Sergio Leone who both re-invented the western from the Black and white hats of 40's and 50's to a more realistic form of storytelling where the lines between good and evil get blurred and the villains are all sweaty, dirty and despicable where they fight over a dead man's boots.

For the re-release of this film on DVD (which was a two-sided disc) in 1997 the running time went from 134 minutes to 145 minutes, this is the version that has been put out on Blu-ray in 2008 which is in 1080p resolution and has had its original six track sound track up-graded to Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound along with French stereo, Spanish mono and German mono, and Italian Mono there are plenty subtitles to choose from English, Castilian Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese & Swedish.

The restoration and transfer to Blu-ray has made the colours and sound of this cinematic masterpiece look as fresh as it did on its original 1969 U.S. release if you like westerns this is a must have in your Blu-ray collection
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Initial post: 25 Nov 2013 01:54:51 GMT
You said: "For the re-release of this film on DVD (which was a two-sided disc) in 1994..."
The Wild Bunch was restored in 1993 and had a limited cinema release in 1995 - the only time I got to see it on the big screen.
DVD did not exist in 1994 - it was launched in 1996 (in Japan). The Wild Bunch was first released on DVD in 1997 and I still have a copy of that disc. Like you said, it's a two-sided disc.
The Wild Bunch [DVD] [1970] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Nov 2013 09:21:53 GMT
Thank you for pointing out my mistake I have corrected..
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