Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (DVD)

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Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (DVD)

This revisionist Western comedy, which served as the prototype of the buddy film for years to come, stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as Butch Cass...

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“A light-hearted western”

published 15/03/2016

ProWell-acted/directed, entertaining, mildly humorous...

ConsToo long, the 'two on a bike' scene, not as specta...

RELEASED: 1969, Cert. 12 RUNNING TIME: Approx. 110 mins DIRECTOR: George Roy Hill SCREENPLAY: William Goldman PRODUCER: John Foreman MUSIC: Burt Bacharach MAIN CAST:- Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy Robert Redford as The Sundance Kid Katharine Ross as Etta Place ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FI...

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Excellent

ProGreat cinematography, Challenges the normal expect...

ConsNone

By 1969, westerns were becoming the least favourite films of the viewing public. People were beginning to get bored after many western films followed the same formula: a clean shaved hero succeeding in action-packed, tension-building gun-fights against the bad guy, a well dressed beautiful girl...

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Excellent

“Don't Go Into That Barn”

published 15/01/2010

ProGreat story, performances, cinematography, score

ConsIt ends too soon!

This film tells the story of Butch Cassidy's Hole in the Wall Gang and their last months. Famed for their train robbing antics Butch and his men rob one train one too many times and the owners of the company set a price on the gangs head. Butch and buddy Sundance go on the run from their nemesis...

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Excellent

ProEverything

ConsNothing

I first got introduced to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid via my mum, who loved this film and every time it came on the TV we would sit and watch it together. Mostly as a youngster I got bored half way through and went off to play but as I got older I watched it all the way through and soon...

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Excellent

Proclassic pairing of Newman and Redford

Consnone

We all know that this film is a classic, but there is more to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid than meets the eye, more of that later. Everything to do with the film seems to set high standards. The pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the main characters created a magical and memorable...

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Excellent

“All Guns Blazing”

published 09/08/2000

Progreat action, great script, great acting - did I ...

Consnone, absolutely none

You know what? It just doesn't hurt to laugh anymore. You've got to love these guys, facing who knows what odds to become some of the most notorious bank robbers of all time. They never had a cent, everything they tried was botched, broken or wrong. They shouldn't be role models but they are. The...

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Excellent

ProLead pair of Newman and Redford; camera work and d...

ConsNothing for me at all

I first watched this when I was a kid - it was one of my mum's favourite films. Certain parts of it stood out in my memory, but I couldn't really remember the whole thing, and so needed a refresher. I have watched bits here and there but never really in full again since that first watch, and I...

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Excellent

Progreat pairing of Redford and Newman, great script,...

Consnone

Butch Cassidy just has to be one of my all time favourite films. One of the current popular genres is that of the 'buddy' movie. Every batch of film releases sees Actor X and Actor Y teamed up to see if they gel. We even had the first - and still the best - female 'buddy' movie with Geena Davis &...

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Good

ProA decent story line

ConsAll too cheesy for me

I've been working my way through a long list of recommended Western films in recent weeks, I'm a fan of the genre and it had been a couple of years since I'd watched some. A few weeks ago I found myself watching "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", I've always been quite enamoured with the story...

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“Sachet Distelgesic”

published 20/08/2000

ProGreat film,Great music,

ConsRather sudden ending.

Sascha Distelle...eat your heart out.... Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and the Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) is one hell of a film. Redford and Newman are spectacular together. They only starred in one other film, my other favorite movie, The Sting. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid is based on...

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“Greatest Western Ever”

published 05/03/2002

ProProbably the best Western i've ever seen!

ConsErmm... its not really a Western!

I was looking through the list of the top 100 movies of all time one day when i came across "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". I remembered hearing a lot about it in my film studies lessons of the past, but not being a big western film fan I had avoided it. I decided that since it could make...

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Excellent

“Who are those guys?”

published 04/02/2006

ProGreat cast and screenplay. Beautiful cinematograph...

ConsNone.

I watched this film many times when i was much younger, and it has always been one of my favourite films. SYNOPSIS: Two friendly train robbers, those of the title, are in the middle of a train robbery when another train arrives bearing riflemen on horses. To quote Sundance, "Whatever they're...

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Excellent

“Classic Duo”

published 30/07/2000

ProVery entertaining, beautifully shot.

ConsFound it just a touch overlong.

George Roy Hill's retelling of the West's most famous outlaws is hugely evocative and entertaining. It's full of fine cinematic moments and some innovative surprises,(using old cine film/ suddenly using sepia etc) and has a memorable soundtrack - come on you really do like 'Raindrops are Falling...

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Product Information : Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (DVD)

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This revisionist Western comedy, which served as the prototype of the buddy film for years to come, stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, respectively. At the turn of the 20th century, they've become notorious for the skill with which they and their colleagues, the Hole in the Wall gang, rob banks and trains. But their last few jobs have been botched, and after Butch and Sundance return from a brief vacation, Harvey Logan (Ted Cassidy) challenges Butch's leadership. After comically snuffing the rebellion, Butch agrees with one of the gang on risking the double robbery of a Union Pacific payroll train. Despite blowing up the entire baggage car, they survive the first stage of the robbery and spend some down time with Sundance's girl, schoolteacher Etta Place (Katharine Ross). But after hitting the train on its return trip, Butch and Sundance are relentlessly pursued by a posse of world-class lawmen planted on board by the wily railroad president. Realizing that their days are numbered, the outlaws head for Bolivia. The film, which launched the career of Redford and boosted George Roy Hill's to another level, owes its ineffable charm to the terrific chemistry between the two stars, to William Goldman's warm and witty screenplay, and to a director capable of walking a tightrope between the comic and the elegaic.

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD

Release date: 27/08/2001, 22/05/2006

No of Discs: 1

Catalogue No: 01061 DVD, 0106101004

Barcode: 5039036006163, 5039036025478

Composer: Burt Bacharach

Director of Photography: Conrad L. Hall

Cinematographer: Conrad L. Hall

Author: William Goldman

Screenwriter: William Goldman

Costume Designer: Edith Head

Producer: John Foreman

Special Effects: L. B. Abbott, Art Cruickshank

Makeup: Dan Striepeke

Editor: John Howard, Richard C. Meyer

Studio(s): 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Languages

Main Language: English

Hearing Impaired Language: English

Technical Information

Special Features: Special Edition, The Making Of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid Documentary, Audio Commentary By George Roy Hill And Hal David And Robert Crawford And Conrad Hall, Cast And Crew Interviews, 3 Theatrical Trailers, Alternative Credit Roll, Production Notes, Interactive Menus, Scene Access

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic, 1.78 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Digital DTS Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1

Dubbing Sound: Dolby Digital Surround English French German<br>Dolby Digital Stereo Italian<br>Dolby Digital Mono Spanish

Award Information

OSCAR: Best Screenplay Written Directly For The Screen 1970 (William Goldman)

Professional Reviews

Review: "...The Western comedy that ushered in the Age of the Buddy Movie..." -- Rating: A- (Entertainment Weekly, p.79, 10/02/1995)<br><br>"...Enthralling on-camera anecdotes..." (USA Today, p.3D, 27/01/1995)<br><br>

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