A few days ago, I posted about the Last Rites of Ransom Pride movie. It had Dwight Yoakam and Kris Kristofferson in it, and the soundtrack and script were by Ray Wylie Hubbard. The movie was also $3. We’re now caught up on WHY I got it! At the time of my last post on this, I was halfway through the movie. I finally finished the movie last night, and I’m happy to report that it’s bizarre in a good way! I heard some terrible reviews online about this movie, but come to find out, it’s not so bad after all. It’s definitely not a family movie. There are many vulgar parts in the movie, mostly dealing with sex and nudity. However, I’ll make an exception for Kris Kristofferson’s opening scene. How many times do you get to see Kris Kristofferson with a half naked hooker on his lap, while Dwight Yoakam’s rambling to him about how his lost son would end up dead like Ransom? Fun movie for Dwight/Kris fans. Also, for Ray Wylie fans, it makes perfect sense! You know immediately that Ray wrote it, because one of the first scenes in the movie is of a gun deal that Ransom Pride tried to make in Mexico when he died. He told some of the Mexicans that he wanted to make the deal with that “There’s two kinds of people in the world: The righteous people and the wicked people. And it’s the wicked people’s job to take the righteous people’s money.” Well, any Ray Wylie fan knows that that line comes from a Ray Wylie song called “Rabbit”. The real line in the song goes “There’s two kinds of people in the world: The day people and the night people. And it’s the night people’s job to take the day people’s money.” Some aspects of this, such as the Mexican voodoo lady, set this movie apart from any other western ever made, that I know of. This certainly isn’t a John Wayne movie, but if you’re not easily offended, it sure is a fun one!
Rabbit by Ray Wylie Hubbard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84ss6rWhhwA
Great fight scene from the movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MEgjW4UIio