Longtime Sam Peckinpah Associate Chalo Gonzalez-Rubio Dies at 95

Longtime Sam Peckinpah Associate Chalo Gonzalez-Rubio Dies at 95 Gonzalo “Chalo” Gonzalez-Rubio died March 20 at Verdugo Hospital in Glendale of complications from a bacterial infection. He was 95. The close associate of Sam Peckinpah worked as a prop master and ...

John Huston’s Classic ‘Moby Dick’ Is Getting A Restored Home Release

We’ve just received word that John Huston’s classic movie version of Moby Dick is getting a restored home release just prior to Christmas. Moby Dick will be released in a fully restored version on ...

Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Board of Governors 2019 Election Candidates Out

Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Board of Governors 2019 Election Candidates Out Coming off one of its most contentious years in history, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences has sent out its list of candidates for its Board of Governors elections late this month. The ...

Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman Classic ‘Under Fire’ Heading To Special Edition Blu-ray

The Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman classic movie Under Fire is getting the Eureka! Blu-ray treatment with a limited edition release from June of this year. Nolte, Hackman and Joanna Cassidy play three ...

Nick Redman, Film Historian And Documentary Maker, Has Passed Away

Cinema Retro mourns the passing of our friend and colleague Nick Redman, film historian and Oscar-nominated documentary maker as well as recognized scholar of the works of Sam Peckinpah. Nick passed ...

Junior Bonner

Sam Peckinpah was a fine director of actors when the material was right, and his first collaboration with Steve McQueen is an shaded character study about a rodeo family dealing with changing times. ...

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Easily the most mellow of the films of Sam Peckinpah, this relatively gentle western fable sees Jason Robards discovering water where it ain’t, and establishing his private little way station ...

Ride the High Country

Before he became the flag bearer for cinema violence, Sam Peckinpah made his reputation with this unique western, a marvelous rumination on ethics, morality and personal responsibility. MGM all but ...

Review: Sam Peckinpah's "Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia", Blu-ray Special Edition From Arrow

By Darren Allison Attending a film festival in the mid-seventies, Sam Peckinpah was once questioned about how the studios regularly bastardised his vision, his intension and more specifically, if he ...

Blu-ray Review – Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, 1974. Directed by Sam Peckinpah. Starring Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young, Helmut Dantine, Emilio Fernández, and Kris Kristofferson. ...

Review: "The Glory Guys" (1965) Starring Tom Tryon And Senta Berger; Twilight Time Blu-ray Release

By John M. Whalen Back in the 1950s, before he became a legend, filmmaker Sam Peckinpah (“The Wild Bunch,” “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia,” and “The Killer Elite”) wrote scripts for TV ...

Moby Dick

I have a back file of reader notes asking for a Blu-ray for John Huston’s Moby Dick, and more pointedly, wondering what will be done with its strange color scheme. I wasn’t expecting miracles, but ...

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

An Encore Edition. Peckinpah's macabre South of the border shoot 'em up is back for a second limited edition, with a new commentary. It's still a picture sure to separate the Peckinpah lovers from the ...

The Glory Guys

Do you like my choice of leading image?  'We're the Glory Guys! Eee-Yow!' What is surely the most generic cavalry western of all time is actually from a screenplay by Sam Peckinpah. Twilight Time's ...

Cowboy

Delmer Daves' easygoing cattle drive western can't make an action hero out of Jack Lemmon, but with fine work from co-star Glenn Ford it presents a thoughtful anti-myth: no glorious rescues or noble ...

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Sam Peckinpah’s elegiac farewell to the western genre evokes the death of the old west by relentlessly killing off its character actors. Another troubled production released in a truncated version ...

Blu-ray Release: The Train

Blu-ray Release Date: June 10, 2014 Price: Blu-ray $29.95 Studio: Twilight Time Burt Lancaster in The Train John Frankenheimer’s (The Manchurian Candidate, Seconds) crackling 1964 action war ...

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

Blu-ray Release Date: March 11, 2014 Price: Blu-ray $29.95 Studio: Twilight Time Warren Oates goes for broke in Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. Reviled on its release in 1974, Sam Peckinpah’s ...

Blu-ray Review: Sam Peckinpah's "Major Dundee" (1965) Starring Charlton Heston And Richard Harris

By Lee Pfeiffer  Twilight Time has released the 2005 restored version of Sam Peckinpah's Major Dundee as on Blu-ray, providing both the "improved" version of the film along with the controversial ...

Blu-ray Review: Straw Dogs

Straw Dogs Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, Del Henney, David Warner | Written by Sam Peckinpah, David Zelag Goodman | Directed by Sam Peckinpah I have a confession to make. I ...

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