Blu-ray Release: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Blu-ray Release Date: March 11, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia movie scene

Warren Oates goes for broke in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.

Reviled on its release in 1974, Sam Peckinpah’s (The Wild Bunch) nihilistic yet poetic action-accented crime drama Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is today considered to be a masterwork of the filmmaker and leading man Warren Oates (Badlands).

Oates portrays Bennie, a wastrel sometime piano player lost in the wilds of Mexico. He and his beautiful, tragic lover Elita (Isela Vega) stumble across one last, perilous chance at happiness: in order to claim more money than they’ve ever dreamed of, all they have to do is retrieve the head of a wanted man. But the path to their ultimate escape is littered with dangers—some, of course, of the fatal variety.

Special features on the Blu-ray release of this cult favorite include an isolated soundtrack (Jerry Fielding composed the poignant score), an audio commentary with writer/producer Gordon Dawson and film historian Nick Redman, another commentary with film historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons, David Weddle, and Nick Redman, Passion & Poetry: Sam’s Favorite Film, A Writer’s Journey: Garner Simmons with Sam Peckinpah in Mexico, Promoting Alfredo Garcia, 6 TV spots, the original theatrical trailer, liner notes by Julie Kirgo.

Supplier Twilight Time has announced that though the transfer is detailed, colorful, and sharp, there are recurring incidences of white speckling, also known as “minus density. ” TT reminds us that Alfredo Garcia was a low-budget, indie road movie, shot entirely on location in Mexico and that this transfer is the same as the one used in foreign territory high-definition releases.

As Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, the time to pre-order your Blu-ray discs directly from distributor Screen Archives NOW!

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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.