The Getaway (Deluxe Edition) PG

It takes two to make it … The big two.
The Getaway (Deluxe Edition)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 3 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: May 31, 2005
  • Originally Released: 1972
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • Mono 1.0 French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary
    • Audio Commentary
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

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Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"'The Getaway' was my first attempt at satire, badly done."
  - SAM PECKINPAH

Entertainment Reviews:

Fresh85%

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Total Count: 20

Upright81%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 9,692
Rating: 4/5 -- Tough as nails and very effective.
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Sep 29, 2005
Rating: 7/10 -- The Getaway scores a triple play: It's a good character examination, a good relationship study, and a good action flick. Full Review
Movie Metropolis
Mar 5, 2007
Still the best action movie I've ever seen. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Aug 22, 2013
Rating: 4/5 -- A trashy good time!
eFilmCritic.com
Jul 26, 2002
Rating: 3/5 -- A tough crime drama with a steely McQueen performance and the usual quota of Peckinpah violence.
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Aug 22, 2002
Rating: 2/5 -- The action and the violence of The Getaway are supported by no particular themes whatsoever. The movie just unravels.
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Rating: 3/5 -- simply too contrived to be taken seriously Full Review
Filmcritic.com
May 1, 2005

Product Description:

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.

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Production Notes:

  • 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.

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  • Sales Rank: 11,743
  • UPC: 012569693876
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