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

Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 9, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

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, as well as its leading man, Warren Oates (Badlands).

Alfredo-Garcia1Oates 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 Twilight’s Blu-ray edition, which is being re-issued after a smashing limited release in the spring of 2014, 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.

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only a limited amount each title, be sure to keep an eye on the Twilight Time site or that of their distributor Screen Archives’s for the announcement of the prebook date (usually 2-3 weeks before the title’s street date) and get ready to reserve!

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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.