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on May 2, 2016
This Blu-ray was listed as "Multi-format".
I'm not sure what that was supposed to mean, as it contained one Blu-ray disc.

This is not a perfect film, but it is a great character study, accompanied by gorgeous, wide, landscape shots. Robert Blake is outstanding in his role, but some of the other characters suffer from over-acting. (Pay no attention to the cheesy motorcycle hoodlums and the cliché '70s-era chase.)

The transfer is very nice allowing full enjoyment of the film with few distractions.

So why am I only giving this Blu-ray 3 stars? Just two "little" production problems.

The first is with the dynamic range of the DTS-HD Stereo soundtrack, which is so wide that the viewer strains to comprehend much of the softer-spoken dialog, unless the volume is raised to the point that the louder scenes are irritating. This translates into a lot of volume jockeying and rewinding while viewing.

Mysteriously, unlike the DVD, there are no subtitles, which would allow the viewer to catch the more unintelligible vocals. I don't understand how this came to be, since it's a given that a Blu-ray should be superior in every way to a DVD.
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on April 2, 2014
You don't have to be a motorcycle fan to appreciate what I think is one of Robert Blake's better, but overlooked, performances. Starting out in the early 40's as a regular on the 'Our Gang' series, Robert Blake has had a long career that was capped by his performance in 'Tell Them Willy Boy Is Here' and the TV crime series, 'Baretta' before falling off the radar and into the tabloids. In 'Electra Glide In Blue', Blake is cast in the primary role of John Wintergreen, a motorcycle cop who patrols the Arizona desert and dreams of climbing up the ranks in law enforcement. As the story unfolds, John learns that things aren't so rosy at the top and those he thought he admired turn out to be nothing more than false heros. I felt that this movie was the 'working man's' answer to 'Easy Rider', but instead of drugs and a free-wheeling life style, we get a more familiar everyday career and life hurdles as a backdrop here. Definitely worth the time to take in.
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on June 23, 2013
I bought it because it is one of the best movies Blake was in. Robert Blake is one of the greatest actors that there ever is. To bad this Blu-Ray did not offer English subtitles for the hearing impaired. Us old guys that love this movie would like to know every word of this classic. This is one of the movies that influenced me when I was young and why I keep riding motorcycles. He loved that "Elephant". He just did not know it. I wish I could chastise the person who gave finale word on the cover of this Blu-ray. This is a important movie and it should deserve a cover warranted with respect. Nuff Said,
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on February 10, 2017
I had remembered seeing parts of the "sliced and diced" version that had appeared on broadcast television back in the day, and knew there was more to this movie than that. There is. This is my favorite Indie style flick ever, with conflict and soul searching that is as fresh today as when it was made. In the end, no good deed goes unpunished.
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on July 30, 2017
One of blake's best but little known flicks.
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on March 22, 2017
great film in thoughs days ,,true story
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on March 13, 2017
Thank you!
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on January 29, 2017
A cult classic, you should give it a chance. But it!
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on May 8, 2012
Great film! true story film produced in the Arizona desert. I like the film the most cause of the message it sends. I as an ex law enforcement officer relate to the films context. This film was also produced on a very low budget. Again, some of the best films do not always have to come with a "price tag"...Robert Blake has always been one of the best! This film is a "classic" with some of the best classic music from the seventies.
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on July 22, 2011
This film was released back in 1973, but in 2011, 38 years later it is still sooooo Arizona. Robert Blake nails the role, and director Guercio nails the ending. The cinematography isn't fancy but it definitely works. I generally find it hard to watch older movies because new styles and new technologies have changed film making so much. But this is one oldie that still works. Now, if only Billy Jack had lived in Arizona instead of in New Mexico (Just kidding, this is NOT a Billy Jack movie!)
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