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Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

Wednesday 14th December 2016

An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, released on Blu-ray with a new 4K restoration by Arrow Films on 23rd January 2017.
Warren Oates, Gig Young, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernández
Sam Peckinpah
Martin Baum
Arrow Films
1 hour 52 minutes
23/01/2017

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, released on Blu-ray by Arrow Films on 23rd January 2017, concluded a remarkable period for filmmaker Sam Peckinpah. It brought to an end a seven-year and seven-film run of masterpieces that included the taboo-breaking ultra-violence of The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs, and the more elegiac tones of The Ballad of Cable Hogue and Junior Bonner. A love story that plays out in a brutal environment, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia sits somewhere between these moods and may just be Bloody Sam's greatest work, as well as his most autobiographical.

Warren Oates plays Bennie, a piano player in a Mexican bar who gets himself involved in the manhunt for Alfredo Garcia, a man with a million-dollar price-tag on his head having impregnated the daughter of crime boss El Jefe (Emilio Fernández). Sensing an easy pay day, Bennie takes his girlfriend, Elita (Isela Vega) on a trip that ll prove fatalistic for many of those involved.

During a career that was blighted by studio interference, Peckinpah would later say that Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia was the only which ended up exactly as he wanted: I did it exactly the way I wanted to. Good or bad, like it or not, that was my film. And it was. This is as close to Pure Peckinpah as it gets beautiful, violent, troubling, heartbreaking, astonishing.

  • Brand new 4K restoration from the original camera negative produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release
  • Original 1.0 mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary by Stephen Prince, author of Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies, recorded exclusively for this release
  • Audio commentary by Sam Peckinpah scholars Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle, moderated by Nick Redman
  • Sam Peckinpah: Man of Iron, Paul Joyce s feature-length 1993 documentary featuring interviews with James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Monte Hellman, Ali MacGraw, James Robards and others, available on home video in the UK for the first time ever
  • The John Player Lecture: Sam Peckinpah, audio recording of the director's on-stage appearance at the National Film Theatre
  • Four songs by Kris Kristofferson, filmed during the making of Man of Iron
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain
  • Extensive collector's booklet containing new writing by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and numerous reprints including interviews and more [Limited Edition exclusive]

Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.

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