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Hired Hand (1971)

Friday 21st October 2016

One of the finest Westerns the seventies had to offer and transferred from original film elements by Universal, starring Peter Fonda as Harry, The Hired Hand is released on dual-format DVD and Blu-ray on 21st November 2016 from Arrow Films.
Warren Oates, Peter Fonda, Verna Bloom, Robert Pratt, Severn Darden, Rita Rogers
Peter Fonda
William Hayward
Arrow Films
1 hour 30 minutes
21/11/2016

Having been at the forefront of America's here-and-now with Easy Rider and the counterculture movies of Roger Corman, Peter Fonda retreated to the past and the American West for his directorial debut, The Hired Hand.

Fonda plays Harry, a man who deserted his wife and child to explore the wide-open plains with his best friend Archie (Warren Oates). "Tired of the life" he decides to finally return home in order to rekindle his marriage and reacquaint himself with his daughter.

Scripted by Alan Sharp (Ulzana's Raid, Night Moves), shot by Vilmos Zsigmond (Blow Out, The Long Goodbye) and with a standout score by folk musician Bruce Langhorne, The Hired Hand, released on dual-format DVD and Blu-ray on 21st November 2016 from Arrow Films, is a beautiful, elegiac picture that ranks alongside The Outlaw Josey Wales and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as one of the finest Westerns the seventies had to offer.

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the feature, transferred from original film elements by Universal
  • Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM Audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by actor-director Peter Fonda
  • The Return of The Hired Hand, a 2003 documentary containing interviews with Fonda, cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, composer Bruce Langhorne, actor Verna Bloom and others
  • Deleted scenes
  • Trailer
  • TV spots
  • Radio spots
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips

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