Getaway (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Sam Peckinpah Starring: Steve McQueen

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Master thief Doc McCoy knows his wife has slept with the local political boss in order to spring him from jail. What he can't know is the series of double-crosses that will sour the deal once he's on the outside - and executing the ultimate robbery. Join Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw in a supreme action thriller based on Jim Thompson's novel. Sam Peckinpah directed, filming on locations across Texas and in sequence - from the Huntsville State Prison to the explosive El Paso border climax. Once The Getaway starts, there's no escaping its breathless intensity!

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 204055639
UPC 085391136903
UPC 14 00085391136903
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 2/27/2007
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Couples
Gangsters
Live-Action
Love Story
On-The-Run
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thieves
Thriller
Editors Note
Note After the rugged rodeo drama JUNIOR BONNER, the impetuous Sam Peckinpah reteamed with Steve McQueen for this down-and-dirty heist picture. McQueen stars with his soon-to-be real-life bride Ali McGraw (with whom he fell in love during the film's production) as the beautiful, but dangerous, married couple Doc and Carol McCoy. After being released from prison--for reasons Doc would rather not acknowledge--Doc shacks up in a hotel with Carol to plot a small-town bank robbery. Of course, the heist doesn't go as smoothly as planned, resulting in an action-packed journey that sends the lovers on a reckless romp through the beautiful Texas landscape.^Peckinpah's big screen adaptation of Jim Thompson's novel features the trademark qualities that helped to make him such an alternately reviled and revered figure: namely, his vision of a world in which even the good guys are bad guys. Lucien Ballard's gorgeous cinematography contrasts wonderfully with the gritty subject matter, lifting the potentially standard picture to a more artistic plateau. The chemistry between the incomparably cool McQueen and the magnetic McGraw also confirms THE GETAWAY's status as a defining film of the genre.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "'The Getaway' was my first attempt at satire, badly done." -- SAM PECKINPAH
Reviews
Uncut Ranked #5 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "Sam Peckinpah's most ferociously entertaining film." 01/01/2006 p.84-85
Ultimate DVD 4 stars out of 5 -- "Peckinpah's testosterone-fueled actioner stars McQueen as an ex-con..." 05/01/2007 p.81
Directors
Sam Peckinpah
Actors
Steve McQueen
Cast & Crew
Ali MacGraw - Actor
Angelo P. Graham - Art Director
Jim Thompson - Based On Novel By
Lucien Ballard - Cinematographer
Mitchell Brower, et. al. - Producer
Quincy Jones - Original Music By
Robert L. Wolfe - Editor
Sally Struthers - Actor
Sam Peckinpah - Director
Slim Pickens - Actor
Steve McQueen - Actor
Ted Haworth - Art Director
Walter Hill - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1972
Catalog ID 113690
UPC 00085391136903
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 123 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Awards
Nominee (1973) Golden Globe, Quincy Jones, Best Original Score
Reviews
ReviewSource DVD Verdict
Review ...The Getaway is a raw, riveting movie that runs hot and cold and moves along at a torrid pace, resonating with explosive violence, featuring harsh, brutal characters and a plot that doesn't always make perfect sense--all of which makes this the filmic equivalent of a Mickey Spillane novel. It's definitely enjoyable on that level, and Peckinpah keeps things moving along just fast enough to keep you from dwelling on what's wrong with the movie until after it's over...Having said that, this movie kicks ass. The array of great haggard faces and strongly drawn characters is in itself enough of a reason to watch this film at least once. Plus, Ali MacGraw gets slapped. Hard. A lot.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Maurice Cobbs
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Sam Peckinpah's The Getaway is a big, glossy, impersonal mechanical toy. It's like one of those devices for executive desks, with the stainless steel balls on the strings: It functions with great efficiency but doesn't accomplish anything. Click. Click. Click. The movie is pretty to look at, though, and there's a quiet little chase scene on a train that is a masterpiece of its kind...The story is as contrived as everything else about the movie (you keep wondering what set this plot into motion). Steve McQueen plays a convict whose wife (Ali MacGraw) makes a big Texas politician an offer he can't refuse. If he springs McQueen, McQueen will give him half the haul from a bank job he's got set up. Ali throws in a bonus: herself.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
Features
Deluxe Edition, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier A tough crime drama with a steely McQueen performance and the usual quota of Peckinpah violence.
Rob Thomas, Capital Times Tough as nails and very effective.
Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com A trashy good time!
Time Out Film Guide A great thriller. Peckinpah's control of the escalating frenzy is masterly.
TV Guide's Movie Guide ...vivid direction...lightning pace...completely fascinating.

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