|Starring: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Richard Dreyfuss, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman|
Directed: John Milius
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Run Time: 107 Minutes
Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color
Audio: English Subtitles:
Distributor: Arrow Video
NOBODY DID IT LIKE DILLINGER!
The runaway success of Bonnie and Clyde in 1967 proved massively influential: it made stars of Faye Dunaway and Warren Beauty, introduced a new form of violence to the movies, and inspired a stream of imitators, including Bloody Mama, Martin Scorsese s Boxcar Bertha and the directorial debut of John Milius, Dillinger.
Milius presents John Dillinger as an almost mythical figure, tracing the rise and fall of the Depression era s Public Enemy Number One as he takes on the banks and the G-men, led by the infamous Melvin Purvis.
Starring Sam Peckinpah favorites Warren Oates and Ben Johnson as Dillinger and Purvis, and with a supporting cast including Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Dreyfuss and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas, Dillinger is a top drawer gangster picture: explosive, stylish and hugely entertaining.
Audio Language: English
The Sound Quality is clear detail and sound effects are good. Louder than normal so you may want to turn the Db’s down some.
Disc Format: Blu-Ray
Picture Quality is good Sharp at times and colors pop but could pop more. The Movie does still show its especially in dark scenes but its way better than the DVD.
Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below
|Theatrical release Date: July 20, 1973 (USA)|
|Disc release Date: April 26, 2016 (USA)|
- Brand new 2K restoration of the film from original film materials
- High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD presentations of the film
- Original mono soundtrack (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Audio commentary by Stephen Prince, author of Savage Cinema and Screening Violence
- Newly-filmed interview with producer Lawrence Gordon
- Newly-filmed interview with director of photography Jules Brenner
- Newly-filmed interview with composer Barry De Vorzon
- Stills gallery
- Theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
- Collector s booklet containing new writing by Kim Newman on fictional portrayals of John Dillinger, plus an on-set report containing interviews with writer-director John Milius and others, illustrated with original production stills
Dillinger is a Based on a true character film that is well of course romanticized and dramatized more so to make it a better movie. Nothing much to say as most Know Who Dillinger is and still to this day remains on FBI target Practice Paper. What you will find in this 70’s film is the acting is top-notch as Warren Oates fits this guy to a T with the way he handle’s him self on-screen.
The Plot/ story like I said isn’t 100 to the real story and at times to movie does kind of feel its age. Acting was great as the film has a bunch of guys I’ve seen before and was happy to see like a Younger Harry Stanton and Geoffrey Lewis. A Very Young Richard Dryfuss from What about Bob fame (For ME) and Frank McRae who you’ve seen before in films like Rocky and Red Dawn also makes a small appearance. Action wise the film was great, with realistic death scenes, shoot outs and car chases.
Overall Dillinger Was a good watch and I recommend to give it ago for the Old Gangster film fans. What could have made the film better, well they could have went into Dillinger more like tell us his story as this movie just picks up with him robbing banks. I Want to know his child hood. What I did like was the ending when they showed us how his presence is still around
With that said I give the film a 4 out of 5, it’s not perfect but it’s still a great film worth putting in the collection. Pick it up and enjoy Warren Oates.
|Rating – 5 Star System|