A few years back, we took a look at the essential films of John Milius, and among them was his take on the legendary gangster John Dillinger. We called 1973’s “Dillinger” a movie that displays “brutal, muscular filmmaking” and one that’s “loaded with surprisingly visceral action.” And Arrow Video has now given the picture a 2K restoration on DVD and Blu-ray, and today we have an exclusive clip from the release.
Warren Oates plays the title role in “Dillinger,” with the movie tracking the rise and fall of Public Enemy Number One as he’s pursued by Melvin Purvis and the FBI’s G-men. Rounding out the cast of the distinctive gangster flick is Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Dreyfuss and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas, with Arrow Video loading their release with a bounty of extras including new interviews and an audio commentary.
“Dillinger” is in stores today. Get a taste for the movie with the bank robbing clip below.