!(feature_l)http://relayer.s3.amazonaws.com/articles/spreads/4c964a65c1531723a0000c56.jpg!One of the most influential films of the New Hollywood era, Bonnie and Clyde, is being given the special edition DVD treatment to mark its 40th anniversary. As one of the first films to use violence in the name of art, the Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway gangster classic paved the way for a new generation of young politicised filmmakers.
The tale of ‘happy killers’ Clyde Barrow (Beatty) and Bonnie Parkers (Dunaway) is an undisputed cinema great. Their path of destruction injected a much-needed jolt of freshness, energy and sexuality into American Cinema as they go on the rampage and become infamous outlaws. Joined by Clyde’s brother Buck (Gene Hackman) and his wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons), they become known as the “Barrow Gang” as they wreak havoc in Central America during the Great Depression. Other screen greats include Gene Wilder, who got handed his debut, and Denver Pyle of The Dukes of Hazzard fame.
Their path of destruction injected a much-needed jolt of freshness, energy and sexuality into American Cinema.
To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Warner Home Video has unveiled a special edition two-disc set of the two-time Academy Award-winning and eight-time Academy Award-nominated film. More than two hours of extras are included, as well as a commentary by renowned American film critic Roger Ebert, director Arthur Penn and star Warren Beatty.
Bonne and Clyde Special Edition is out to buy now.
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