Special features include commentary by Nick Redman, Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons, and David Weddle; "The Ladiest Damn'd Lady" 27-minute featurette; the Sam Peckinpah trailer gallery; and a James Dean trailer.
As much a comedy as it is a western, "The Ballad Of Cable Hogue" stars Jason Robards as Hogue. After being left for dead in the middle of the desert, Hogue finds water where there wasn't any. Turning the discovery into a flourishing business, he goes on to find success and happiness when he least expected it. (Tricia Spears)
Compared to the other DVDs in this set, The Ballad Of Cable Hogue suffers from a more dated appearance. The source element is revealing of film grain, artifacts, discoloration, and scratches. Still, the color scheme is appropriate for a western, and hues can be nicely balanced at times. Details are adequate, but there is some softness and occasional haze in the picture. Pixel breakup is noticed at times, but edge halos are rarely an issue, except in higher contrast scenes. (Suzanne Hodges)
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