Hombre

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Overview

Martin Ritt's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Hombre comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, and a still photo gallery. This less than spectacular 20th Century Fox release may be of interest to genre enthusiasts and fans of Leonard or Paul Newman, but there is little here for the average DVD ...
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Overview

Martin Ritt's adaptation of Elmore Leonard's Hombre comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer, and a still photo gallery. This less than spectacular 20th Century Fox release may be of interest to genre enthusiasts and fans of Leonard or Paul Newman, but there is little here for the average DVD consumer.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Still gallery; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

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After emerging from the Hollywood blacklist, actor-director Martin Ritt found a friend in his former pupil, Paul Newman. The leading man would appear in six of Ritt's pictures, and, though their collaboration reached its peak with the nihilistic drama Hud (1963), the 1967 revisionist western Hombre was just as compelling. The film was one of a spate of late-1960s/early-1970s movies about the end of the Old West, including The Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Hombre actually owes quite a bit to older Westerns: it borrows the metaphor of the stagecoach as a microcosm of society from John Ford's Stagecoach (1939); and it shares the revisionist racial concerns of Ford's The Searchers (1956). As in Arthur Penn's influential Left-Handed Gun (1958), Newman's polished good looks infuse the raw spirit of the West with a more modern sense of the existential. His man-against-the-world act would earn him his fourth Academy Award nomination that same year, for Cool Hand Luke.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2002
  • UPC: 024543042105
  • Original Release: 1967
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 1:51:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,635

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Paul Newman John Russell
Fredric March Alexander Favor
Richard Boone Cicero Grimes
Diane Cilento Jessie Brown
Cameron Mitchell Sheriff Frank Braden
Martin Balsam Henry Mendez
Barbara Rush Audra Favor
Peter Lazer Billy Lee Blake
Margaret Blye Doris Blake
Skip Ward Steve Early
Frank Silvera Mexican Bandit
David Canary Lamar Dean
Val Avery Delgado
Linda Cordova Mrs. Delgado
Larry Ward Soldier
Technical Credits
Martin Ritt Director, Producer
Frank Bracht Editor
Raphael Bretton Set Decoration/Design
Harriet Frank Jr. Screenwriter
James Wong Howe Cinematographer
Ben Nye Sr. Makeup
Irving Ravetch Producer, Screenwriter
David Rose Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hombre
1. Main Titles [2:30]
2. Wild Horses [3:05]
3. Looking For John Russell [2:39]
4. Meeting With Mendez [5:27]
5. Jessie [:52]
6. The New Owner [4:57]
7. A Trip to Bisbee [6:00]
8. Traveling [1:58]
9. The Indian Agent [5:18]
10. On the Road [2:23]
11. Grimes Plays Dirty [5:53]
12. Bandits [1:07]
13. A Hike in the Hills [4:57]
14. Ambush [7:07]
15. Open Country [2:23]
16. Waiting Out the Day [5:04]
17. Using the Woman [4:48]
18. Hombre's Decision [4:36]
19. We All Die [5:49]
20. End Titles [7:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Hombre
   Play Movie
   Language Selection
      Spoken Languages: English Stereo
      Spoken Languages: English Mono
      Spoken Languages: French Mono
      Captions/Subtitles: English
      Captions/Subtitles: Spanish
      Captions/Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Behind the Scenes Gallery
      Theatrical Trailer
      Theatrical Trailer For Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
      Theatrical Trailer For the Hustler
      Theatrical Trailer For the Verdict
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Not the best of the Paul Newman movies during this period of his acting career but still a keeper.

    Not as strong a performance as Hud or Cool Hand Luke but still a good Newman movie to watch on a Saturday. My favorite though is Long Hot Summer.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Excellent

    The now deceased Paul Newman did this role right capturing the gritty person behind the poker face; my only regret with the end was that Newman's role was deviant; he gave away his edge for nattering women.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hombre

    This and "High Noon" are among the best westerns ever. Paul Newman is great in this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "I got a question..."

    This is probably unequivocably the most underrated Western ever made. Cicero Grimes played by Richard Boone is spectacular as the penultimate villain. Hombre a.k.a John Russell played by Paul Newman is a cool, seductive half -breed Indian and white that can't really decide which side to pick-the path of the Indian or the white. He mostly sympathizes with the plight of the American Indian. Although this movie is a social conscience movie about the persecution of Native Americans, it is not dripping with self-righteousness and brings up valid issues to the Native American's plight. A traditional Western with a message. Unique!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A, underrated Western Gem

    'Hombre', based on Elmore Leonard novel, is one of the best and most underrated westerns of all time. Paul Newman, known more for his urban rebels than western ones, is excellent in the title role. As a man of few words but a fast gun and knowledge of the land, he dominates the film from start to finish. Matching Newman all the way is Richard Boone as the films chief villian. The supporting cast, which includes Fredric March and Martin Balsam, is also good. At the heart of the film is the question of predjudice and racism, along with a quest for survival. Martin Ritt directs with great flair and pace. The screenplay is packed with great dialouge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of Newman's best movies!

    Although not a very well known movie, this motion picture has a stellar cast of actors including hard-hitting Richard Boone, and shows off Paul Newman's incredible acting skills. If you care for the plight of American Indians, love old-time westerns, absolutely incredulous cinematography, and a well-written story about honor, greed and justice... don't miss it! Spellbinding!

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