Buck and the preacher

Columbia Pictures, E & R Productions Corp, Belafonte Enterprises

DVD - 2022

With his rousingly entertaining directorial debut, Sidney Poitier helped rewrite the history of the western, bringing Black heroes to a genre in which they had always been sorely underrepresented. Combining boisterous buddy comedy with blistering, Black Power-era political fury, Poitier and a marvelously mischievous Harry Belafonte star as a tough and taciturn wagon master and an unscrupulous, pistol-packing "preacher," who join forces to take on the white bounty hunters threatening a ...westward-bound caravan of recently freed enslaved people. A superbly crafted revisionist landmark

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1st Floor BLU-RAY/Buck Due May 30, 2023
Criterion collection ; 1140.
Feature films
Fiction films
Western films
Action and adventure films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection [2022]
Blu-ray special edition
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 1972.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Special features: new interview with Mia Mask, author of Black rodeo, a history of the African American western; behind-the-scenes footage featuring actor-director Sidney Poitier and actor Harry Belafonte; interviews with Poitier and Belafonte from 1972 episodes of Soul! and The Dick Cavett Show; new interview with Gina Belafone, daughter of Harry Belafonte.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Blu-ray, region A, monaural; requires Blu-ray player.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Alex Phillips, Jr. ; music, Benny Carter ; editor, Pembroke J. Herring.
Corporate Authors
Columbia Pictures (production company), E & R Productions Corp, Belafonte Enterprises
Other Authors
Sidney Poitier (film director), Ernest Kinoy (screenwriter), Drake Walker (film producer), Joel Glickman (actor), Harry Belafonte, 1927-, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell, 1918-1994, Denny Miller, 1934-2014, Nita Talbot, 1930-
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