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Billy Bob Thornton's sweeping adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel comes to DVD with this release. Void of any major bells or whistles, the disc should still be satisfying to most viewers as it features theatrical trailers, filmographies, animated menus, production notes, and scene selections. Fans will be delighted with the film itself, as it is presented in an impressive widescreen 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer along with English language audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English and ...
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Billy Bob Thornton's sweeping adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel comes to DVD with this release. Void of any major bells or whistles, the disc should still be satisfying to most viewers as it features theatrical trailers, filmographies, animated menus, production notes, and scene selections. Fans will be delighted with the film itself, as it is presented in an impressive widescreen 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer along with English language audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. English and French subtitles are also available.
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Special Features

Production notes; cast and crew bios; theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Billy Bob Thornton's film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's award-winning novel is an elegiac, handsomely rendered western about a young Texas cowboy whose inchoate longing for adventure takes him south of the border. Matt Damon portrays John Grady Cole, a dispossessed rancher joined by best friend Lacey Rawlins Henry Thomas on his trip to Mexico, by where wealthy rancher Don Hector Villarel Rubén Blades offers them work. Cole falls in love with Don Hector's spirited daughter, Alejandra a luminous Penelope Cruz, but their tempestuous romance is disrupted when he's imprisoned for crimes instigated by another traveling companion. The story unfolds in the years immediately following World War II, during which time the last vestiges of the Wild West were disappearing. Director Thornton Sling Blade wants us to empathize with his young protagonists: They're more than boys but not yet men, yearning to be part of a tradition already receding into history. A contemporary evocation of western-movie themes, All the Pretty Horses is also a lovingly crafted, occasionally plaintive celebration of an all-but-vanished way of life. The DVD edition includes production notes, talent files, and theatrical trailers.
All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
The mythology of the Western is given a solid treatment by director Billy Bob Thornton in his first film since 1996's Sling Blade, proving he is a filmmaker with strong instincts. Still, Pretty Horses' brevity in some moments hints there was a richer, more shaded picture before its heavy re-editing, and as a result, the work is sometimes a bit unsteady. That said, the script is extremely well-adapted by Ted Tally (who skillfully transferred The Silence of the Lambs to the screen), capturing the rugged beauty of the West with complete authenticity. The leads are believable and well cast (though Penelope Cruz still struggles with her American characterizations), and despite its shortcomings, the movie remains an admirable and reverential poem to a much-forgotten time. Remarkably, Pretty Horses' tumultuous production history isn't apparent in the final version, although a reported two hours of footage was cut from it; the battle over final cut eventually led Miramax Films to take over domestic distribution from partner Columbia Pictures. Additionally, Damon ended up taking the lead role after Leonardo DiCaprio passed on it, a redux of Damon's casting in The Talented Mr. Ripley, another DiCaprio pass.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
You can see how this movie could have been jacked up into a one-level action picture, but what makes it special is how Thornton modulates the material. Even the prison knife-fight scenes aren't staged as action confrontations, but as quick, desperate and strangely intimate...

You can see how this movie could have been jacked up into a one-level action picture, but what makes it special is how Thornton modulates the material. Even the prison knife-fight scenes aren't staged as action confrontations, but as quick, desperate and strangely intimate...
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/8/2001
  • UPC: 043396046054
  • Original Release: 2000
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  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matt Damon John Grady Cole
Henry Thomas Lacey Rawlins
Lucas Black Jimmy Blevins
Penélope Cruz Alejandra
Ruben Blades Rocha
Bruce Dern Judge
Sam Shepard J.C. Franklin
Robert Patrick Cole
Julio Oscar Mechoso Captain
Miriam Colon Alfonsa
Jesse Plemons Young Grady
Technical Credits
Billy Bob Thornton Director, Producer
Max Biscoe Art Director
Peter A. Brown Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Flick Sound/Sound Designer
Jonathan Gordon Executive Producer
Doug Hall Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Heller Co-producer
Jim Hensz Asst. Director
Clark Hunter Production Designer
Richard Johnson Art Director
Paul Ledford Sound Mixer
Mary Ann Madden Co-producer
Barry Markowitz Cinematographer
Anne McCarthy Casting
Sally Menke Editor, Executive Producer
Thomas Minton Set Decoration/Design
Larry Paxton Score Composer
Robert Salerno Producer
Marty Stuart Score Composer
Ted Tally Screenwriter
Mary Vernieu Casting
K. Alexander Wilkinson Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [9:13]
2. "Somebody's followin' us." [4:39]
3. Crossing the Rio Grande [1:03]
4. Campfire tales [3:08]
5. Cactus juiced [4:02]
6. Shelter from the storm [1:59]
7. Taking what's his [4:21]
8. Looking for work [3:01]
9. Whole shebang's owner [2:26]
10. 16 Horses In 4 Days [4:18]
11. A good opportunity [5:09]
12. Alejandra [5:44]
13. Aunt Alfonsa's warning [4:47]
14. Courting Alejandra [2:35]
15. Sold down the river [2:11]
16. The assassin Blevins [3:39]
17. Interrogation [4:41]
18. Justice [4:32]
19. State Penitentiary [2:19]
20. Death wish [1:52]
21. Self-defense [4:49]
22. Fortunate boys [4:18]
23. Alfonsa explains [5:19]
24. Alejandra's promise [4:20]
25. Come for his horses [3:06]
26. The hostage [3:25]
27. The judge [5:48]
28. Homecoming [5:12]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Audio Set-Up
      English (Dolby Surround)
      English (Dolby Digital)
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
   Special Features
      Filmographies
         Billy Bob Thornton
         Matt Damon
         Henry Thomas
         Penélope Cruz
         Lucas Black
         Sam Shepard
         Bruce Dern
      Theatrical Trailers
         All The Pretty Horses
         Legend of the Fall
         Dogma
         All About My Mother
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Outstanding movie!

    Everything about this movie is wonderful. The actors are so believable, and the story is beautiful.

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