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

Blu-ray Release Date: March 9, 2021
Price: Blu-ray $19.89
Studio: Kino Lorber


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 (and cult fave) of the filmmaker, as well as its 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.

Mastered in HD, the DVD’s special features include an audio commentary with film historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons, David Weddle, and Nick Redman. There’s also a second commentary by co-writer/co-producer Gordon Dawson, moderated by Redman, along with a TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson bit, a TV Spot, an image gallery and a theatrical trailer.

A DVD edition of Alfred Garcia was issued by Kino Lorber in 2017.

 

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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.