Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 27, 2007
- Originally Released: 1972
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Mono 1.0 Latin Spanish, French, English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"'The Getaway' was my first attempt at satire, badly done."
- SAM PECKINPAH
Uncut - 01/01/2006
Ranked #5 in Uncut's Best DVDs Of 2005 -- "Sam Peckinpah's most ferociously entertaining film."
Ultimate DVD - 05/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "Peckinpah's testosterone-fueled actioner stars McQueen as an ex-con..."
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Theatrical Release |
- Theatrical release: December 13, 1972
- Shot on location in various Texas locations.
- Peckinpah, who died in 1984, is well known for making some of the most controversial films of the late 1960s and 1970s. However, he began putting his imprint on the film world a decade earlier as the dialogue director for many of Donald Siegel's films, the first of which was 1954's RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11. While working with Siegel, Peckinpah was a jack-of-all-trades who wrote screenplays (including 1956's INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS), and also learned to direct action films.
- THE GETAWAY was remade in 1984 with husband-and-wife team Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger.