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Buck and the Preacher - Criterion Collection

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Genres: Adventure, Drama, Western
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte
Director: Sidney Poitier
Plot Sypnosis:

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 in order to take on the white bounty hunters threatening a westward-bound caravan of recently freed enslaved people. A superbly crafted revisionist landmark, Buck and the Preacher subverts Hollywood conventions at every turn and reclaims the western genre in the name of Black liberation.

• New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural
• 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 Belafonte, daughter of Harry Belafonte
• English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
• PLUS: An essay by critic Aisha Harris

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1972
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 103
Specs: Blu-ray Disc
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.85:1
Audio Formats: English: LPCM Mono
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH