(aka 'Dust, Sweat and Gunpowder')

Directed by Dick Richards
USA 1972

 

  Although a small movie, "The Culpepper Cattle Company" is arguably one of the top ten westerns of all time. It takes a fairly basic but relevant coming of age story and sets it in the American West. But the "been there-done that" stuff gives way to something that has extremely heavy Peckinpah influences. Like "The Wild Bunch" (and Bo Hopkins gets to reprise his Clarence "Crazy" Lee role) this becomes a violent anti-violence film with blurred lines between "good guy" and "bad guy". As with Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs", moral ambiguity is the theme and it is not until near the end that the four drovers, pressed to finally take a moral stand, redeem themselves with a final act of personal responsibility.

Excerpt of aimless-46 comments on IMdb located HERE.

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Theatrical Release: April 16th, 1972

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Part of the Classic Western Collection - The Outlaws which contains The Proud Ones, Forty Guns, Broken Lance, and The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Distribution 20th Century Fox Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:32:09 
Video 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.58 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (Mono) DUBs: French (mono), Spanish (mono) 
Subtitles English, Spanish, None
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Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Edition Details:

• Production Stills Gallery
• Behind the Scenes Gallery
• Theatrical trailer
• Fox Flix Trailers

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2006

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Chapters: 20

 

 

Comments:

Shot with an intentionally gritty appearance, this image still shows some remarkable clarity at times with sunset vistas and impressive landscapes. Yes, there is some minor digital noise and a smidgeon of dirt but overall this is a very strong image. Well-done optional subtitles and clear resonant audio (also recorded initially with a realistic arc of background noise).

I was surprised and impressed by the film. It appeared to me to be the oddball of the box set (with all others being made in the 50's) but it really is a worthy western representative. We recommend!

Gary W. Tooze

 





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Part of the Classic Western Collection - The Outlaws which contains The Proud Ones, Forty Guns, Broken Lance, and The Culpepper Cattle Co.
Distribution 20th Century Fox Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC




 

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