Summary: ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE is one of the great unsung classics of 70's cinema. Beautifully shot and acted and with a terrific script that often avoids the obvious it deserves a wider audience. Highly recommended.
Excerpt: John Wintergreen (Robert Blake, Lost Highway ) is a motorcycle cop working the traffic beat in a small Arizona town. Though he is constantly razzed by the rest of the squad for his short stature, he has big plans. He wants to be a detective, and will stop at nothing to realize his dream.
Conclusion: In a way, the film echoes Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly,' another film rich in societal subtext that may have been too contemporary to be fully appreciated, and garnered an initially lukewarm reception from critics and audiences. While only time will tell whether or not Dominik's show-me-the-money gangster-flick becomes a talking point 40 years down the road, one can certainly see similarities in how 'Electra Glide in Blue' has been rediscovered over the past...
Conclusion: Electra Glide In Blue is one of most unconventional cop films of the seventies. It defies expectations and goes in directions that you do not see coming. It's tense, intelligent, well made and entertaining and Shout! Factory's Blu-ray release is a welcome one. It doesn't add anything new to the extras, unfortunately, but it does offer an appreciable upgrade in the audio and video departments and comes highly recommended.