Get specific details about this product from customers who own it. Transporting a quarter-million dollars in gold is mighty enticing, and he and Heck convince Steve to let them work with him. Ride the High Country Blu-ray Release Date April 4, 2017 (Warner Archive Collection). Sam Peckinpah once said that R.G. He believes that he can convince Steve that this is their opportunity to finally be compensated for their many years of risking their lives and taking bullets for others. English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit). For some inexplicable reason the opening credits are slightly windowboxed, but this is a minor quibble because the rest of the film is nothing less than spectacular. In this brilliant, moving film directed by Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch), cowboy icons Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea find roles to match their leathery Western personas, playing aging lawmen hired to guard a gold shipment. She ruefully complains that she has never been anywhere when Heck talks to her about taking her to San Francisco, Denver or Chicago. It is available at the Warner Archive website or at Amazon. Armstrong), who lives there with his daughter, Elsa (Mariette Hartley, in her first film role). But the frontier is disappearing - and so is space wide open enough for independent men.With luck, the two will find space enough for this ride and one last payday. Mariette Hartley is very sympathetic as the lonely young woman. Heck is less certain that Steve can be swayed, but he figures that he and Gil can take down Steve if it comes to that. And they have everything: their independence. Elsa tells Heck that she is sort of engaged to Billy Hammond (James Drury), who is mining in Coarsegold with his brothers (played with sinister gusto by John Anderson, L.Q. The beautiful cinematography is by Lucien Ballard (Rio Grande, The Wild Bunch, True Grit, The Getaway). Gil cautions him that he has no idea how tough a man Steve is. You can also optionally receive an email notification (sent only once), We aim to show you accurate product information. Both an exciting Western and a heart-lifting homage to the genre, Ride the High Country is a journey into film greatness.Ride the High Country (Blu-ray) Warnings: proposition 65 reasons:PROP 65 WARNING: … This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. It is early in the twentieth century and the Old West is on life support, although vestiges of it still can be found in the town where Ride the High County begins, located at the base of the Sierra Nevadas. 4.4 out of 5 stars 123 ratings.
He knows that the job, involving a ride of several days in each direction, is too dangerous to be undertaken by one man, and he asks Gil if he can recommend someone. At the end of the first day of riding they stop at a spread owned by Joshua Knudsen (R.G. When Steve goes to see bank president Luther Samson (Percy Helton), he almost is not offered the job when Samson sees how old Steve is. It turns out that the town is crowded because there is a carnival going on, and Steve almost gets in the way of a race involving a camel and several horses (the camel wins). They don't have much: a horse each, a couple of dollars. The extras on this Blu-ray release include the film’s theatrical trailer, which is in reasonably good shape. Gil once was an honest, upstanding lawman, but his best years are far behind him and he is growing weary of working for dimes and drinks.
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