Blu-ray, DVD Release: Junior Bonner

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Oct. 31, 2017
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $18.89
Studio: Kino Lorber

The great Steve McQueen (Love with the Proper Stranger) stars as a fading rodeo champion in the 1972 Western drama Junior Bonner from acclaimed director Sam Peckinpah (Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia).

With his bronco-busting career on its last legs, Junior Bonner (McQueen) heads to his hometown to try his luck in the annual rodeo. But his fond childhood memories are shattered when he finds his family torn apart by his greedy brother (Joe Don Baker, Mud) and hard-drinking father (Robert Preston, S.O.B.). Now Junior must break the wildest bull in the West to bring his family together for one final moment of cowboy glory in the roughest, rowdiest ride of his life!

A bona fide slice of Americana, Junior Bonner is beautifully shot by Lucien Ballard (Breakheart Pass) and features a top-notch cast which also includes Ida Lupino (Private Hell 36), Ben Johnson (The Wild Bunch), Dub Taylor (Burnt Offerings) and Bill McKinney (Deliverance).

Kino Lorber’s new editions of the film features an impressive array of supplements including the following:

-PASSION & POETRY – RODEO TIME (Documentary with screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook, Katy Haber, Ali MacGraw, Garner Simmons, L.Q. Jones) 56 Min
-PASSION & POETRY – PECKINPAH ANECDOTES (Short documentary with Ernest Borgnine, James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Isela Vega, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Bo Hopkins and David Warner) 26 Min
-AUDIO COMMENTARY by Sam Peckinpah Authors Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle, moderated by Film Historian Nick Redman
-JUNIOR BONNER TRIVIA (cameo’s, in-jokes & more) 5 Min
-JUNIOR BONNER REMEMBERED (4th of July rodeo 2016, featurette by Keith Woods & Alyson Titkemeyer) 3 Min
-JUNIOR BONNER on the set (Animated Image Gallery) 5 Min
-JUNIOR BONNER in Pictures (Animated Image Gallery) 4 Min
-JUNIOR BONNER Posters & Lobby Cards (Animated Image Gallery) 5 Min
-US Theatrical Trailer
-2 US Radio Spots
-US TV Spot
-Reverse Blu-ray Art

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.