This deluxe version of the Western comedy that ushered in the Age of the Buddy Movie comes with the usual extras — a nice wide-screen transfer, nonstop audio commentary by the director and cinematographer, and lengthy recent interviews with the principals. What really makes the package is a previously unavailable making-of documentary shot concurrently with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. On a strictly nuts-and-bolts level, it’s the best how-they-did-it primer you’ll ever see. Various explanations for the inclusion of ”Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head,” however, still remain unconvincing. A-
Genre: Comedy, Western, Drama; Starring: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross; Director: George Roy Hill; Author: William Goldman; Runtime (in minutes): 110; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Posted January 17 2015 — 3:45 PM EST
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