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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent blu ray transfer of a classic!!!!!
As the title says, essentially the same as the SE but the video is awesome much bettern than the SE edition.
Published on Sept. 1 2010 by Terence Tan Co

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Peckinpah Bunch
It's a tribute to Peckinpah's skill at engineering the story that it takes some time for the essential knuckleheadedness of "The Wild Bunch" to dispel the impact it makes on a viewer. The story is based on the dim-bulb idea that a Mexican revolutionary would hire six complete strangers to rob an American munitions train, and that these has-been outlaws would...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent blu ray transfer of a classic!!!!!, Sept. 1 2010
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Terence Tan Co "tetsuo79" (Vancouver) - See all my reviews
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As the title says, essentially the same as the SE but the video is awesome much bettern than the SE edition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome To Watch, Feb. 15 2014
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Ed Duplissie (North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada) - See all my reviews
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This is for the Blu Ray. Received the Blu Ray version for Christmas. I cannot believe how wonderful the movie looks. I've watched this movie at least a hundred times on VHS and DVD but watching it on Blu Ray is like watching it for the very first time!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Symbolizes the end of the west very well, March 12 2013
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no good vs bad standard, this one allows you to see a different view of good and bad or worst. shows the end of the line for west. violence not excessive
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic Western that is as relevant today as it was when it was released., March 10 2013
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Friendship. Loyalty. One last ride. These are the words that come to mind when thinking about Sam Peckinpah's classic genre defining western. As heartbreaking and thought provoking as it is action packed, this is one Sam Peckinpah got right. Though I prefer one of his other westerns over this one (Ride The High Country) The Wild Bunch cannot be missed. Watch it. Seriously. Right now.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A classic., June 11 2012
A masterpiece by Sam Peckinpah. One of his classics and highly recommended if you've liked Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia and Straw Dogs 40th Anniversary [Blu-ray].
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best westerns of all-time, July 15 2004
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T O'Brien (Chicago, Il United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Wild Bunch (Widescreen Director's Cut) (DVD)
The Wild Bunch-Restored Director's Cut is one of the best westerns ever made and also one of the best movies ever. In 1913 during the Mexican Revolution, times are changing as the Old West disappears into oblivion. After a botched robbery in the town of Starbuck, the Wild Bunch, a gang of aging outlaws must decide what their next move is. The remaining members of the gang decide to head south into Mexico where their services may be needed. The bunch robs a gun shipment for a Mexican general, hoping this will be their last job. At the same time, a posse is hunting them down with a former gang member at the posse's head. While this movie is most well known for its violence, it is ultimately a story about honor among men in a changing time. Knowing that the world they knew is changing, the bunch has to try and survive as their end closes in. Nonetheless, director Sam Peckinpah knows how to construct an action sequence. The Battle of Bloody Porch is a balletic, slow-motion, masterpiece of blood and guts as the Wild Bunch meets their end. Just as good is their final march through the streets knowing what awaits them. One of the best westerns, if not the best, ever made and highly recommended.
What makes this movie special, along with the groundbreaking filmmaking of Sam Peckinpah, is the cast. The whole cast gives excellent performances. William Holden stars as Pike Bishop, the leader of the Wild Bunch who knows time is running out for the bunch. His right hand man, Dutch Engstrom, is played by Ernest Borgnine in a perfect part for him. Robert Ryan plays Deke Thornton, a former member of the Wild Bunch and the unwilling leader of the posses following the gang. The rest of the gang includes Edmond O'Brien as Freddie Sykes, Warren Oates and Ben Johnson as brothers Lyle and Tector Gorch, and Jaime Sanchez as Angel. Emilio Fernandez plays Mapache, the Mexican general who pays the bunch to steal a shipment of guns. Strother Martin and L.Q. Jones are great as Coffer and TC, members of the posse. What is surprising about these characters is that as despicable as they are, they are still likable. The Restored Director's Cut DVD includes about ten minutes cut from the original version, a theatrical trailer, production notes, an excellent making of documentary, "The Wild Bunch: An Album in Montage", and a great-looking widescreen presentation. For a great western with incredible gunfights, a terrific cast, and a great story, check out the truly classic western, The Wild Bunch!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best western and I daresay the best American made western ever!!!!!, Sept. 24 2008
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Terence Tan Co "tetsuo79" (Vancouver) - See all my reviews
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Technically some western movie fans do not consider it a western since it happened at the very tail end of what is known as the Cowboy genre. but anyways Sam creates a great western movie not only with great characterizaton but also great action(especially the ending)....Very Highly recomended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best western of all time..., Jan. 20 2008
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Kathleen YO! (Montreal, Quebec Canada) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Wild Bunch (Widescreen Director's Cut) (DVD)
tied with The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. Two totally different movies but its impossible to distinguish which one is better. Peckinpah had enough guts to put what should be the climatic shootout right at the start of the movie, and not only that, he topped it with the shootout at the end. This is probably one of the last great westerns and what I like about that is that its about the end of the wild west. The outlaws in the movie are getting older and they clash with the times. A great ensemble but the criminally underrated William Holden steals every scene that he's in, just the look in his eyes when he says the final "let's go" is more perfect than any five minute speech a character like that would normally make in a lesser film. I've recommended this film to several non-believers (either people who hate westerns or people who think the Good, the Bad and the Ugly can't be topped) and they've all been won over with flying colours.
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4.0 out of 5 stars NOT ONE OF YOUR GRANDPA'S WESTERNS., July 5 2004
This review is from: The Wild Bunch (Widescreen Director's Cut) (DVD)
"The Wild Bunch" is not the typical western that tells the story of a bunch of good ol' cowboys versus the mean ol' Indians, this movie goes beyond the cliches of the earlier westerns, so in some way "The Wild Bunch" resembles more to a Spaghetti Western than a John Wayne-versus-the-indians western.
Sam Peckinpah took two steps forward the use of violence in the movies, he show the world how to use violence in a movie to produce visual art. Of course, some might complain about the cruel scenes in "The Wild Bunch", but open minded people know that the violence in the movies is not even close to the cruelty of the real world violence, plus, the violence in a movie can produce visual art if it's used in the right way, like Sam Peckinpah or Sergio Leone did in their movies.
"The Wild Bunch" has an excellent cast: the always efficient William Holden and Ernest Borgnine plus a great supporting cast that includes names like Robert Ryan, Warren Oates and Emilio Fernández. Also, the director Sam Peckinpah gave importance to each character, and that contributed to form a solid story. The cinematography is spectacular, "The Wild Bunch" has a lot of impressive camera angles that show the cruelty of the bullets and explosions, and the movie has some of the most impressive scenes ever put to film.
"The Wild Bunch" is in a very selected group of westerns. That list includes movies like "High Noon". "The Searchers", "Stagecoach", "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" and "Once Upon A Time In The West", among few others. That list includes the best westerns, and "The Wild Bunch" belongs in the list.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Grand Finale to the Old West - An American Classic, June 26 2004
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Jeffrey E Ellis (Naperville, IL USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Wild Bunch (Widescreen Director's Cut) (DVD)
This is simply a rich, masterful, nostalgic story of the Old West, in all of its fading glory.
The charaters too, are fading in their own time - pursued relentlessly by forces reshaping the country, lives and landscape they ravaged, shared, and loved.
A long-in-the-tooth band of outlaws set out on one last job - to lighten the rich railroad barons of a few sacks of gold. Doublecross meets disaster and they're thrown back on their heels in a narrow escape. Then on to Mexico to trade a stolen shipment of rifles, stolen from under the government's nose, to a Mexican general who is a ruthless hombre in his own right.
Good guys and bad guys change roles and the moral lines of right and wrong shift beneath their feet as they make a last stand for honor among men.
This is a fun, exciting, warm movie which is excellent in every respect. Beautifully filmed, extraordinarily acted, and a terrific story, wonderfully told.
Five stars for a truly American Classic.
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