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One-Eyed Jacks Blu Ray

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One-Eyed Jacks is a film with a troubled history. It was almost the feature debut of emerging television director Sam Peckinpah, who penned the original draft screenplay, and it was almost the only Western to be directed by Stanley Kubrick before he too left the project. The eventual director was Marlon Brando, stepping behind the camera for the first and only time. Brando is Rio, a bank-robber who is double-crossed by his friend and mentor, Dad (Karl Malden). Rio is imprisoned for his role in the crime, but escapes with thoughts of revenge. He tracks down Dad only to find that, during those years spent behind bars, Dad has used his ill-gotten wealth to become the sheriff of Monterey... A strange, baroque Western, One-Eyed Jacks met with bewilderment by critics and audiences upon release, but slowly developed a cult following despite a succession of below-par masters. Now, thanks to an outstanding new 4K restoration from Martin Scorsese s The Film Foundation, audiences can finally see the film as intended once again and recognise the masterpiece it always was.

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Marlon Brando directs and stars in this classic Western. The film follows Rio (Brando), a man betrayed by his mentor and best friend Dad Longworth (Karl Malden) following a bank robbery in Sonora, Mexico. After serving five years in prison, Rio is released and teams up with fellow gunslinger Chico Modesto (Larry Duran) before riding to Monterey in search of Dad, who has used his wealth to become the town sheriff. However, after falling in love with Dad's beautiful stepdaughter Louisa (Pina Pellicer) soon after arriving, Rio faces a tough decision as he is forced to choose between getting his revenge and starting a new life with Louisa. The cast also includes Ben Johnson, Slim Pickens and Katy Jurado.

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