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 Beatty, 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 favourites 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.
Reviews"Once again Arrow elevate appreciation in a film with their stellar a/v transfer and abundant extras. I wouldn't have said it before watching it but Dillinger is a must-see." - DVD Beaver
"No doubt the best Dillinger has looked on home video... Recommended." - Blu-ray.com
"The period detail is well-captured, the action vividly staged (and not glamorized), and an excellent cast." - YES! Weekly
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
Original Gangster - a newly-filmed interview with producer Lawrence Gordon
Shooting Dillinger - a newly-filmed interview with director of photography Jules Brenner
Ballads and Bullets - a newly-filmed interview with composer Barry De Vorzon
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