Dillinger 1973
John Herbert Dillinger was probably the most violent of the world infamous Depression era American gangsters, trumping the likes of Bonnie and Clyde and even his own sordid associates including but not limited to Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson. Often conducting his affairs with the Terror Gang or Dillinger Gang, the man managed to rob twenty four banks, four police stations, escaped imprisonment twice and is responsible for the deaths of many police officers and bystanders despite only being charged with murdering a law enforcement officer once. In league with the likes of Al Capone, John Dillinger's infamy and subsequent theatrical takedown resulted in not one but several cinematic depictions over the course of the last century, going back as early as 1935's Public Hero No. 1, an official 1945 adaptation with Laurence Tierney in the titular role and recently Michael Mann's 2009 Public Enemies with Johnny Depp as John Dillinger. The Movie Sleuth takes a look at Arrow Video's new blu ray edition of Conan the Barbarian director John Milius' 1973 take on Dillinger with Sam Peckinpah favorite Warren Oates in what is arguably the definitive cinematic dramatization of probably the most ruthless, cunning and dangerous outlaw in American history.

Director: John Milius
Cast: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, John P. Ryan
Country: USA
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

• Commentary by Stephen Prince, Author of "Savage Cinema" and "Screening Violence"
• "Shooting Dillinger," a Newly-Filmed Interview with Director of Photography Jules Brenner
• "Original Gangster", a Newly-Filmed Interview with Producer Lawrence Gordon
• "Ballads and Bullets", a Newly-Filmed Interview with Composer Barry De Vorzon
• Stills Gallery
• Theatrical Trailer
• Music and Effects Track

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:47:12 | 7.69 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:47:19 | 43.1 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

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