DVD Review

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (2014)

Details Movie Rated: PG; Genres: Comedy, Drama, Western; With: Paul Newman and Robert Redford; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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-

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