Unforgiven The Searchers The Wild Bunch

06/11/2000
  |  Buy to Own: 06/11/2000
  |  376 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Classic westerns triple bill. In 'Unforgiven', ageing gunslinger-turned-farmer William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly agrees to come out of retirement to help the Schofield Kid collect the bounty on a wanted murderer. The man in question cut up a prostitute in a lawless town lorded over by a corrupt Sheriff (Gene Hackman). In 'The Searchers', John Wayne stars as ex-confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, an archetypal brooding anti-hero. When his family is butchered by Comanches and his niece (Natalie Wood) is kidnapped, he begins a desperate search for the missing girl - stopping at nothing until he reaches his goal. During the epic, five-year quest, he may just find more than he bargained for - in the guise of his own humanity. In 'The Wild Bunch (Director's Cut)', a gang of outlaws (William Holden, Ernest Borgnine and Robert Ryan, amongst others) ride into a Texan border town where the railroad office is their target. The robbery turns into a blood-bath so the gang flee to a desert hideout where they discover that their loot is worthless. With the railroad company's hired guns snapping at their heels, they decide to escape to the apparent safety of the Mexican revolutionaries.