Mike’s Picks: ‘The Wild Heart’ and ‘Bandolero!’

The Wild Heart/Gone to Earth

Kino Lorber, Drama, $19.95 DVD, $29.95 Blu-ray, NR.
Stars Jennifer Jones, David Farrar, Cyril Cusack.
1952/1950. Kino Classics’ cover art trumpets The Wild Heart, the U.S. edit of the perpetually snakebitten Gone to Earth, which indisputably is the main event here despite being relegated to adjacent fine print on the same jacket as a so-called bonus offering.
Extras: The Blu-ray has two highly compatible commentaries, one for each version.
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Bandolero!

Available via ScreenArchives.com
Twilight Time, Western, $29.95 Blu-ray, ‘PG-13.’
Stars James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch, George Kennedy.
1968. Bandolero! isn’t anywhere close to great, but it is on the higher side of drive-in boilerplate adequate, and nothing could have kept me away from a Jimmy Stewart-Dean Martin pairing in 1968, even if they are supposed to be playing brothers.
Extras: The Blu-rya includes an engagingly enthusiastic commentary by Tony Latino, Lee Pfeiffer and Paul Scrabo.
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