- New Featurette A Justified Life: Sam Peckinpah and the High Country
- Commentary by Peckinpah Biographers/Documentarians Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons and David Weddle
- Languages: English & French
- Subtitles in English, French & Spanish
- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: January 10, 2006
- Originally Released: 1962
- Label: Warner Home Video
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Description by OLDIES.com:
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. They don't have much: a horse each and a couple of dollars. And they have everything: their independence. 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. They will also find adventure, including the dramatic rescue of a mistreated bride (Mariette Hartley), gun-blazing shootouts and a life-changing betrayal. 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 (DVD)
Randolph Scott stars in director Sam Peckinpah's ode to the taming ofthe American frontier and passing of the West's values of individualsurvival and integrity ... as a pair of aging lawmen, for one last time,Ride the High Country.Employed to guard a gold shipment from the lawless Sierra mining town ofCourse Gold, Gil Westrum (Scott) hires his longtime friend Steve Judd(Joel McCrea) and Heck Longtree (Ron Starr) to ride shotgun. The two,however, have less honorable plans for the gold. But both sets of plansare thrown into disarray when the men encounter Elsa Knudsen (MarietteHartley) fleeing her violent, religious fanatic father to elope withBilly Hammond (James Drury).