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Bandolero is kind of a strange movie, one filled with some great actors of the time including Dean Martin, Raquel Welch and James Stewart playing against type as the antagonist, alongside George Kennedy.

 

 

Bandolero!
— The Limited Edition Series —

(1968)

Genre(s): Western
Twilight Time | PG13 – 106 min. – $29.95 | May 21, 2019

Date Published: 06/03/2017 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Writer(s): Stanley L. Hough (story), James Lee Barrett (screenplay)
Cast: James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch, George Kennedy, Andrew Prine
DISC INFO:
Features: Audio Commentary, Theatrical Trailers

Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 4.0), English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.35
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 31.18 GB
Total Bitrate: 41.07 Mbps
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


There is little hope for bandit Dee Bishop (DEAN MARTIN) and his gang as they wait to be hanged. But at the last second, the hangman — Dee’s brother, Mace (JAMES STEWART), in disguise — helps them escape. After kidnapping a rancher’s wife (RAQUEL WELCH) and with the vengeful sheriff (GEORGE KENNEDY) in pursuit, they retreat to an abandoned town. Tired of their desperado life, the brothers consider going straight. But when a gang of bandoleros attacks, their chances at starting over seem dim.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 1.75/5


This comes with an 8-page booklet. This release does come with an academically-minded Audio Commentary with Film Historians Tony Latino, Lee Pfeiffer and Paul Scrabo and the Original Theatrical Trailers.

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5, AUDIO – 3.75/5


The movie comes to Blu-ray thanks to Twilight Time where it’s presented with a 2.35 widescreen aspect ratio and given a 1080p high-definition transfer provided by Fox. Although it’s doubtful any major restoration work was done by Fox, the picture still looks great. Detail is sharp throughout and colors are in keeping with the time period this was shot, so no artificially boosting. The only drawback is there were some minor scratches and specs here and there, but nothing so apparent or distracting.

The included DTS-HD Master Audio 4.0 track (2.0 option also available) provides clear dialogue levels and some minor, yet modest, depth coming across the four channels.


OVERALL – 3.5/5


Overall, Bandolero is kind of a strange movie, one filled with some great actors of the time including Dean Martin, Raquel Welch and James Stewart playing against type as the antagonist, alongside George Kennedy. The Blu-ray from Twilight Time offers good video and audio transfers and a wonderfully informative audio commentary track.

 

 

 

 

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