Breakout opens with slow-motion gunshot wounds and, during the film's climactic action sequence, ends with this...which looks even gorier on this new, highly vivid Blu-ray presentation.
Peaked at #21, July 11th, 1970, on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
I firmly believe the film's impact has been unnecessarily diminished by its revisionist lack of color.
For the sake of comparison, I revisited Full Metal Jacket to see if that film's soldiers practiced the same firearms safety. In a word-- Nope.
Sundance-y Movie: Told on a smaller scale, from a smaller perspective, with an unpolished feeling to its script, which is frequently dialogue-heavy. Its visuals are usually underwhelming, with little regard given to shot compositions, and offering a drab color palette.
"Rape-revenge movies -- from Wes Craven's "Last House on the Left," Meir Zarchi's "I Spit on Your Grave" and Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" in the 1970s to Niels Arden Oplev's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2009) -- are made almost exclusively by men." https://www.yahoo.com/news/revenge-feminist-horror-post-weinstein-era-051008868.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=fb Yet again, Peckinpah's Straw Dogs gets lazily lumped into the … Continue reading Peckinpah’s Classic, Slandered Again