The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut) | Full Movie
The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut)
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The m-ter of the American western, Sam Peckinpah, directs a stellar c-t in this movie that breathed new life into the genre and broke ground in the realistic portrayal of screen violence. This explosive adventure drama is about the l-t of the legendary lawless breed who lived to kill -- and killed to live. Receiving two Academy Award nominations, this bitter, brutal story of magnificent losers in a dying West remains one of the screen's all-time cl-sics. Starring Oscar-winner William Holden ("Network"), Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Ernest Borgnine ("Marty"), Oscar-nominee Robert Ryan ("Crossfire"), and Oscar and Golden Globe-winner Edmond O'Brien ("Seven Days in May"). Recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute - one of the 100 greatest American Films of all time. Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry.
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Common Sense Says
Extremely violent '60s Western with drinking and sex.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Wild Bunch is a 1969 Western directed by Sam Peckinpah, a filmmaker known for cynical and violent cinematic tableaus that underscore the worst in human nature. This film features several balletic, slow-motion massacres in which men, women, and children are killed, sometimes in close-up, with maximum use of fake blood, to a degree that may look to today's audiences like parody. The "heroes" are members of a thieving, murderous gang who drink and consort with prostitutes, and there isn't much to redeem them other than Peckinpah's nostalgic romanticization of them. A killer holds hostages at gunpoint and sticks his tongue in a female hostage's ear in an act of sexual humiliation. Killers use people as human shields against flying bullets. Language includes "bastard," "bitch," "hell," "damn," and "ass." The breast of a nursing mother is seen in close-up. A man reaches into a woman's shirt for her breast. Men smoke cigars. People drink whisky and wine and become obviously drunk. The MPAA originally considered giving the film an X rating for its extreme violence.
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- Genre:Action, Western, Adventure, Drama
- Release Date:March 3, 1995
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD