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The Wild Bunch
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This commentary is only available on the 2-Disc Special Edition.
Commentaries on this disc:
Peckinpah biographers/documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
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Reviewed by The Cubist on February 7th, 2006
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The participants point out that Peckinpah's film is not afraid to depict the darker side of humanity. They impart a lot of information about the man and his movie. They also discuss the editing and how the opening shoot-out juxtaposes three different groups and builds the tension until the inevitable eruption of violence. These guys spend time talking about how the level of violence was so shocking for its time and how viscerally audiences reacted to it. Not surprisingly, the movie divided critics and audiences alike. Being Peckinpah biographers, they are all astute observers and provide an essential commentary for fans.
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