DVDS: 6 Winning Western DVDS

Ride back with us to the glory days of film and TV sagebrush sagas

Brokeback Mountain is the kind of film you don't see nowadays: a western. Yet a half-century ago, the genre dominated the big and small screens. Every movie star from Monroe to Brando had to ride a horse, and in the 1958-59 TV season, six of the top seven shows were oaters. Here is a passel of DVDs worth packing in your saddlebag.

SAM PECKINPAH'S LEGENDARY WESTERNS COLLECTION

The first scene in The Wild Bunch--a swarm of red ants devouring a scorpion as children giggle at the sport--could summarize Peckinpah's view of humanity. Something in this legendary auteur, who drank and crazied...

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