This DVD features Eagle Pennell’s 1978 indie classic about a get-rich-quick scheme gone awry. Robert Redford cites the film as inspiring him to start the Sundance Film Festival.
“One of the finest films to play in New York this year was made on a shoestring budget in and around Austin, Tex., almost three decades ago. . . . an exemplar of American regional filmmaking.”
—Manohla Dargis, New York Times
This deluxe boxed set includes two DVDs with the fully restored feature film; an original feature-length documentary, The King of Texas; a fully restored version of Eagle Pennell’s first short film, A Hell of a Note; archival interviews; and three commentary tracks. The set also includes a bonus audio CD with the soundtracks of The Whole Shootin’ Match and The King of Texas composed by Chuck Pinnell, featuring Slaid Cleaves.