The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind

The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind

 
The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray Collector's Set

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

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Collector's Set Info

In the midsixties, the maverick American director Monte Hellman conceived of two westerns at the same time. Dreamlike and gritty by turns, these films would prove their maker’s adeptness at brilliantly deconstructing genre. Shot back-to-back for famed producer Roger Corman, they feature overlapping casts and crews, including Jack Nicholson in two of his meatiest early roles. The Shooting, about a motley assortment of loners following a mysterious wanted man through a desolate frontier, and Ride in the Whirlwind, about a group of cowhands pursued by vigilantes for crimes they did not commit, are rigorous, artful, and wholly unconventional journeys to the Old West.

Collector’s Set Includes

The Shooting box cover

The Shooting

Monte Hellman 1966

In this eerie, existential western directed by Monte Hellman and written by Carole Eastman, Warren Oates and Will Hutchins play a bounty hunter and his sidekick who are talked by a mysterious woman (Millie Perkins) into leading her into the desert on a murkily motivated revenge mission.


Ride in the Whirlwind box cover

Ride in the Whirlwind

Monte Hellman 1966

Working from a thoughtful script by Jack Nicholson, Monte Hellman fashioned this moody and tense western about a trio of cowhands who are mistaken for robbers and must outrun and hide from a posse of bloodthirsty vigilantes in the wilds of Utah.

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • New 4K digital restorations of both films, supervised by director Monte Hellman, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentaries on both films, featuring Hellman and film historians Bill Krohn and Blake Lucas
  • New interviews with actors John Hackett, B. J. Merholz, Millie Perkins, and Harry Dean Stanton, assistant director Gary Kurtz, and chief wrangler Calvin Johnson, all in conversation with Hellman
  • New conversation between actor Will Hutchins and film programmer Jake Perlin
  • New video appreciation of actor Warren Oates by critic Kim Morgan
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Michael Atkinson

    New cover by John Gall

Other Editions

The Shooting/Ride in the Whirlwind (Criterion DVD)

DVD Collector's Set

2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96

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