Alex Cox’s punk western has been dug up from the dregs of oblivion by Kino Lorber and handsomely given a long-overdue director’s cut Blu-ray treatment.
The trick at the center of the film, of course, is that its message doesn’t seem subversive or challenging at all.
Criterion effectively (and correctly) resuscitates a cult object as a certifiable classic.
There's only one thing to say about Carpenter's sharp-witted, enormously entertaining masterpiece: BUY.
Straight to Hell Returns is a screwy and unsound blast.
There are a hundred objections to The Searchers, none of which are as convincing as the film itself.
The film abandons all clichés of the traditional bio-pic in favor of outlandish magical realism.
The film is still able to ironically laugh at the savagery and stupidity happening in our world right now.