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Peckinpah's Convoy uncut on DVD and Blu-ray in September

28 August 2013

A mighty convoy of dust-raising trucks heads for a State line in South-West America, led by legendary trucker Martin Penwald, AKA "Rubber Duck" (Kris Kristofferson), who has gathered a vast army together in protest against police corruption and shady politicking. Inspired by C.W. McCall's hit song of the same name and brilliantly scripted by Bill L. Norton this iconic American film is a pulsating, action-packed tale about freedom and the war of independence being waged on the American highways.

Based on the hit song by CW McCall, Convoy is not generally regarded as as a career high point for maverick director Sam Peckinpah, who was apparently battling a combination of alcohol and drug addiction at the time, hence the rumour that some scenes were directed by his long-term friend James Coburn, who worked on the film as second unit director (apparently to gain his Director's Guild of America card). It's still a largely entertaining piece, thanks in part to a fun cast, four of whom – Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young – had worked on previous Peckinpah films, and are ably supported byFranklyn Ajaye, Brian Davies and Seymour Cassel.

Fully restored for mark it's 35th Anniversary, Convoy is being released uncut on UK Blu-ray and DVD for the first time on 30th September 2013 by StudioCanal at the RRP of £19.99 for the Blu-ray and £15.99 for the DVD.

Extra features will include:

  • Passion & Poetry – Sams Trucker Movie

  • Featurettes

  • More Production Stills

  • Trucker Notes From Norway

  • US Radio Spots

  • US TV Spot

  • Trailer