Badlands

Badlands

DVD - 1999
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Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1999]
ISBN: 9780790739243
0790739240
9780780664913
0780664914
Branch Call Number: PN1997 .B196 1999
DVD BADLAND 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Patch777
Nov 24, 2019

Claasic !!! cinematography is beautiful and music is perfect. A great film

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SAPL454
Apr 17, 2019

Excellent movie; excellent action!

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chriscoleman
Apr 04, 2019

When this was put onto a dvd they released unrated footage that includes a slaughterhouse scene that harms animals (cattle). This should not be viewed by anyone and I sincerely hope the library pulls it from the shelf.

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chriscoleman
Apr 04, 2019

When this was put onto a dvd they released unrated footage that includes a slaughterhouse scene that harms animals (cattle). This should not be viewed by anyone and I sincerely hope the library pulls it from the shelf.

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Maoisdead
Dec 14, 2018

Terrence Malick is one of America's greatest film directors. He has the rare ability to go from a violent mood to a lyrical one and back again. All his films are beautifully filmed and have compelling story lines. Two of our country's best actors, Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, star in Badlands.
There is one scene in the film in which Sheen is peeking out of his underground hiding place that would not have seemed out of place in Apocalypse Now.
Badlands, which was first released in 1973, does not show its age. It looks as good as any new release.

ArapahoeStaff17 Sep 14, 2018

This movie is one of the best of all time. A powerful story with some flawed and interesting characters mixed with some wild, American landscapes. A classic for a reason.

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breemu
Dec 18, 2017

This is a good movie, but the real story, and the real guy, was actually a good deal worse than portrayed here. The girl was also somewhat younger and witnessed such brutality by him after she broke off their relationship (he killed not only her stepfather but also her mother and little sister, and shortly after raped and killed a teenage girl) that she likely accepted very early in the game that she had no choice but to accompany him and do whatever he said if she was going to have even the slimmest chance of surviving (her involvement is kept quite ambivalent in the movie). She did escape, and he was captured shortly thereafter. He'd killed a total of 10 people - every single person he'd come into contact with during and after killing the girl's family. He was executed and she spent 18 years in jail as his "accomplice", based largely on his testimony that it was she who had murdered some of the victims.

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garycornell
Nov 08, 2017

Martin Sheen's finest performance on film. He completely captures the character of Kit. The KCLS review below has a very astute review of the movie. I couldn't even come close to such a great review. "Badland" is not to be missed by any lover of films!

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RoyalJellyIII
Jan 25, 2017

Badlands was regarded as one of the great films of the 1970's. It was the first movie made by Terrance Malick. He only made 2 movies in the 70's, this one and the 1978 film Days of Heaven. Both films were praised for thier lyrical and romantic look in terms of locations and the beautiful scenery. Badlands is a very simple movie in terms of its plot. Basically it's about a strange and distured man named kit. He works as a garbage man but then is fired and because he cant find a regular job he decides to run away with his new girlfriend. And on their journey he just kills people by shooting them. The movie never explains why he does it, basically it's an observation of his behavior. Martin Sheen plays kit and he gives a great performance. It's one of those great character actor performances that great actors love to play. The way they change their voice and play someone totally different from themselves. Sissy Spacek plays his young girlfriend. She does narration for the film and she also gives a very good performance. She plays basically a young naive girl who just goes along with kit until she realizes he's crazy and doesnt want to be with him anymore. The performances, the scenery, the films poetic creepy score make badlands one of the best couple on the run movies ever.

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ManMachine
Jan 25, 2017

If Badlands was supposed to be an exercise in proving to this viewer that character Kit Carruthers was, indeed, the stupidest psycho-killer on the entire face of this planet, then, yes, it succeeded in its task, commendably.

And, if Badlands was also out to prove that Kit's girl, Holly, was the most boring and apathetic accessory to his crimes, imaginable, then, once again, it accomplished its goal, admirably.

To say that Badlands could've (and should've) been a helluva lot better than it was would truly be an understatement of the highest order.

Filled-to-overflowing with demented dialogue, and endless "dead-air" moments, Badlands was, without question, one of those dimwitted stories that I swear they were just making it up as they went along.

Based on a true-crime story, or not - The only thing that this truly godawful picture earned its 1-star rating for was some really impressive camerawork (when it came to the awesome images of the wide-open country in South Dakota and Texas).

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Monolith
Jul 04, 2012

Kit Carruthers (while collecting trash, finds a dead dog): "I'll give you a dollar if you eat this collie..." Cato: "I ain't gonna eat him for a dollar... I don't think he's a collie, either..."

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Monolith
Jul 04, 2012

Holly Sargis: (of Cato, Kit's gunshot friend): "How's he doin'?" Kit Carruthers: "...I got him in the stomach." Holly Sargis: "Is he upset?" Kit Carruthers: "He didn't say anything to me about it."

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