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Bullfighter and the Lady

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Released: 1st August 2022. American sportsman Johnny Regan (Robert Stack, Written on the Wind) goes to a bullfight while holidaying in Mexico and witnesses the great matador Manolo Estrada (Gilbert Roland, She Done Him Wrong) in action. The two men meet later that evening, and Johnny becomes entranced by Anita (Joy Page, Casablanca), a friend of Manolo's. Impressed by the world of bullfighting, and seeking to impress Anita, Johnny becomes Manolo's pupil so that he, too, may become a champion torero. Produced by John Wayne, and based in part on Budd Boetticher's experiences as a novice bullfighter, Bullfighter and the Lady was initially released in a shorter 87-minute cut, reputedly edited by John Ford. In 1986, with the aid of Boetticher and Stack, the complete 124-minute version was restored, revealing the film to be a true masterpiece. Both cuts are presented on this edition, alongside Boetticher's final work as a director, the 1985 documentary My Kingdom For... which is part autobiography, part history of the bullfighting art of rejoneo.

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  • Details

    Released:
    1st August 2022
    Category:
    Modern Classic
    Studio:
    Powerhouse Films
    Format:
    Blu-ray
    Certification:
    Parental Guidance – General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children
    Barcode:
    5060697921014
  • Description

    American sportsman Johnny Regan (Robert Stack, Written on the Wind) goes to a bullfight while holidaying in Mexico and witnesses the great matador Manolo Estrada (Gilbert Roland, She Done Him Wrong) in action. The two men meet later that evening, and Johnny becomes entranced by Anita (Joy Page, Casablanca), a friend of Manolo's. Impressed by the world of bullfighting, and seeking to impress Anita, Johnny becomes Manolo's pupil so that he, too, may become a champion torero. Produced by John Wayne, and based in part on Budd Boetticher's experiences as a novice bullfighter, Bullfighter and the Lady was initially released in a shorter 87-minute cut, reputedly edited by John Ford. In 1986, with the aid of Boetticher and Stack, the complete 124-minute version was restored, revealing the film to be a true masterpiece. Both cuts are presented on this edition, alongside Boetticher's final work as a director, the 1985 documentary My Kingdom For... which is part autobiography, part history of the bullfighting art of rejoneo.
    Region Code:
    Region B
    Duration:
    97 minutes
    Extras:
    Language(s): English, Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Screen ratio 1:1.37, Mono, Booklet, Commentary: Glenn Kenny, Farran Smith Nehme (film critics), Documentaries: 'My Kingdom For...', 'An Evening With Budd Boetticher', Interviews: Mary Boetticher, Original theatrical cut
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