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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • SKU: AV363
  • Format: BLU-RAY DISC
  • UPC: 760137600787
  • Street Date: 06/29/21
  • PreBook Date: 05/25/21
  • Label: Arrow Video »
  • Genre: Western
  • Run Time: 123 mins
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1965
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 0
  • Territory: US
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Charlton Heston
  • Actor: Richard Harris
  • Actor: Jim Hutton
  • Actor: Senta Berger
  • Actor: James Coburn
  • Actor: Warren Oates
  • Actor: Ben Johnson
  • Actor: Slim Pickens
  • Actor: L.Q. Jones
  • Actor: Brock Peters
  • Director: Sam Peckinpah


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Major Dundee [2-Disc Limited Edition]


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After making his first bonafide classic in Ride the High Country, director Sam Peckinpah took a step towards the epic with Major Dundee. The film would, in many ways, define the rest of his career both on screen and off, as the drama behind the camera matched the action in front of it.

Charlton Heston stars as Major Amos Dundee, a vainglorious Union Cavalry officer, who mounts an expedition to hunt down Apache war chief Sierra Charriba. Building his own army of criminals, ex-slaves and Confederate POWs - among them one Captain Ben Tyreen (Richard Harris), whose intense former friendship with Dundee is tainted with a sense of betrayal on both sides - Dundee heads into Mexico, his eye fixed firmly on a last shot at greatness.

Legendarily acerbic, Major Dundee would be the first time that Peckinpah had a movie taken away from him. While a director's cut may be lost to us, this Limited Edition shows us the thrilling, morally complex epic that Peckinpah was aiming for. Beautifully shot and with a stellar supporting cast including James Coburn, Warren Oates, and L.Q. Jones, it remains a stunning achievement and an essential experience for anyone interested in the life and cinema of "Bloody Sam."


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Bonus Materials

  • The 136-minute Extended Version of the film from a 4K scan, as well as the original 122-minute Theatrical Version
  • 60-page booklet featuring new writing by Farran Nehme, Roderick Heath and Jeremy Carr plus select archive material
  • Limited edition packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella
  • Fold out poster featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tony Stella
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a 4K scan by Sony Pictures
  • DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround audio with new score by Christopher Caliendo
  • Lossless original mono audio with original score by Daniele Amfitheatrof
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary with Nick Redman, David Weddle, Garner Simmons, Paul Seydor
  • Audio commentary by critics Glenn Erickson & Alan K. Rode
  • Audio commentary by Glenn Erickson
  • Moby Dick on Horseback, a brand new visual essay by David Cairns
  • Passion & Poetry: The Dundee Odyssey, a feature length documentary about the making of Major Dundee by Mike Siegel, featuring James Coburn, Senta Berger, Mario Adorf, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Gordon Dawson
  • Passion & Poetry: Peckinpah Anecdotes, nine actors talk about working with legendary director Sam Peckinpah, featuring Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine, James Coburn, David Warner, Ali MacGraw, L.Q. Jones, Bo Hopkins, R.G. Armstrong, Isela Vega
  • Mike Siegel: About the Passion & Poetry Project, in which filmmaker Mike Siegel talks about his beginnings and his ongoing historical project about director Sam Peckinpah
  • Extensive stills galleries, featuring rare on set, behind the scenes, and marketing materials
  • 2005 re-release trailer
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a 2K scan
  • Original lossless mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Riding for a Fall, a vintage behind the scenes featurette
  • Extended/deleted scenes
  • Silent Outtakes
  • Select extended/deleted scenes and outtakes with commentary by historian and critic Glenn Erickson giving context on how they were intended to appear in Peckinpah’s vision of the film
  • Original US, UK and German theatrical trailers
  • Stills gallery

Sales Points

  • Limited Edition of only 3700
  • Certified Fresh with a Tomatometer Score of 97%
  • This special edition blu-ray has both, the theatrical and 136 minute restored cut pf the film - each with different scores
  • Major Dundee helped cement Peckinpah's image as a renegade filmmaker ahead of his other legendary films, The Wild Bunch, and Straw Dogs

Press Quotes

A fresh approach to the Western... [Peckinpah] displays a fine eye for panoramic vistas

     —Eugene Archer, The New York Times

Likely the most gritty and realistic Western ever made

     —Dan Schneider, Alt Film Guide

Giddy-up, Western lovers: This one is worth the return engagement

     —Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning news

No true Peckinpah-lover should pass it by

     —Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

If you want to see the missing link between John Wayne's squint and Clint Eastwood's sneer, look no further than Charlton Heston in Major Dundee

     —Owen Glieberman, Entertainment Weekly

It's hard to imagine 'The Wild Bunch' having the depth and grace it did without Peckinpah having this experience to draw on, and for that masterful film alone we're grateful to have Major Dundee back among the living again

     —Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

This Arrow version may be hard to resist for fans who passed up the earlier release. This version offers the same generally excellent technical merits as the first release, and arguably a better supply of bonus features, even if it doesn't include the isolated score tracks that the earlier Blu-ray release did. Highly recommended.


Major Dundee features both men at the height of their various brands of sexiness: Heston chiseled, stoic and in charge; Harris rakish, roguish and most of all Irish. The truth of the matter is that until science nails down time travel and enterprising parties retrieve Peckinpah's unfettered vision from the 1960s, Major Dundee may never receive the assessment of true intent that it, like any other movie, deserves.

     —Paste Magazine

Major Dundee is the perfect metaphor for its director: sprawling, out-of-control, periodically brilliant, but a bit of a mess. While there can never be a definitive cut of the film, Arrow Video's comprehensive new Blu-ray set is unquestionably the definitive home video release for the Major Dundee to date-it's highly recommended for film fans in general and Peckinpah fans in particular.

     —The Digital Bits


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