Friday 27 October 2017

On Blu-ray - John Snadden retrieves one of Sam Peckinpah's lesser known movies JUNIOR BONNER (USA, 1972)

Over at  (you might need to cut and paste the url) there's an extensive and very positive review of the JUNIOR BONNER Blu-ray which will be officially released in the USA on 31 October.

It’s one of director Sam Peckinpah's lesser known films and, IMO, one of the best American releases of the 1970s. A modern Western from the master that is closer in tone and feeling to RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY and THE BALLAD OF CABLE HOGUE...three films which showed Peckinpah was much more than a skillful purveyor of screen violence.

Steve McQueen, Junior Bonner
The BR is from Kino Lorber and looks to be packed with extras. The audio commentary is from the Peckinpah "posse" and is a port of the old MGM disc, but one of the best commentaries on a Peckinpah movie. It looks like the wait has been well worthwhile.

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