Legends of the Fall

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Overview

Edward Zwick's Legends of the Fall gets the deluxe treatment from Columbia/TriStar on this release. The disc boasts a crisp and clean widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while French, Spanish, and Portuguese soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are available in all four of those languages, as well as Chinese, Korean, and Thai. The extensive supplemental ...
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Overview

Edward Zwick's Legends of the Fall gets the deluxe treatment from Columbia/TriStar on this release. The disc boasts a crisp and clean widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while French, Spanish, and Portuguese soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround. Subtitles are available in all four of those languages, as well as Chinese, Korean, and Thai. The extensive supplemental materials include an audio commentary track recorded by director Zwick and star Brad Pitt, a second commentary track featuring the cinematographer John Toll and the production designer, a pair of featurettes, a trio of deleted scenes that can be viewed with or without commentary by the director, theatrical trailers, talent files, and production notes. This disc should thrill fans of the film, and should also hold the interest of anyone who likes well-produced DVDs.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Widescreen presentation; Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and French, Spanish, Portuguese 2-channel (Dolby Surround); Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai; Edward Zwick and Brad Pitt audio commentary; Cinematographer John Toll and production designer Lilly Kilvert audio commentary; Production design featurette; Original making-of featurette; 3 deleted scenes with director's commentary; Isolated music score with highlights; Theatrical trailers; Talent files; Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene selections with motion images
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Brad Pitt's star, already on the ascent when Legends was released in 1994, zoomed to stratospheric heights as a result of his work in this multilayered saga of Montana ranch life during the early 20th century. Anthony Hopkins contributes one of his customarily assured performances as the former cavalry officer who, disgusted by the government's persecution of Native Americans, concentrates on building the sprawling cattle ranch that will one day belong to his three sons. The siblings are Aidan Quinn playing the oldest, Henry Thomas the youngest, and top-billed Pitt the unruly middle brother, whose squabbling and rivalries intensify when pretty Julia Ormond happens along. Director Edward Zwick Glory focuses his storytelling energies on the conflicts among the sons and their relationship with their iconoclastic patriarch, maintaining the integrity of Jim Harrison's novella and never allowing the narrative to degenerate into mere soap opera. Ormond is radiant, and Quinn and Thomas are superb as the "bookend" brothers, but Legends belongs almost entirely to Pitt, who, in this lyrical period piece, finally reveals himself to be a charismatic leading man.
All Movie Guide
Although Edward Zwick's ambitious, tragic epic oozes with melodrama, it nevertheless manages to captivate the imagination. With a macho rural narrative smacking of a Jack London tale, the story becomes stuck in a tragic mode early on, with one painful event after another befalling the film's central family. Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, and Aidan Quinn all breathe life into their respective characters, but their work, as well as Zwick's ability to capture the rugged beauty of Montana's pastoral landscapes, is severely compromised by the film's excessive length and its narrative's unceasing tragedies, both of which try the viewer's patience. The cast rarely disappoints though; Hopkins is exceptional as the patriarchal anarchist, while Pitt and Quinn also offer some strong moments. Legends of the Fall has all the elements of classic melodrama: romance, war, tragedy, and sibling rivalry, and its universal appeal made it a hit with moviegoers but, despite its aspirations, it is by no means an epic tale for the ages.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/17/2000
  • UPC: 043396787278
  • Original Release: 1994
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español, Portugais
  • Time: 2:13:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 9,790

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brad Pitt Tristan Ludlow
Anthony Hopkins Col. William Ludlow
Aidan Quinn Alfred Ludlow
Henry Thomas Samuel Ludlow
Julia Ormond Susannah Finncannon
Tantoo Cardinal Pet
Karina Lombard Isabel Two
Gondon Tootoosis One Stab
Paul Desmond Decker
Stuart Aikins
Charles Andre Federal Officer
Bart the Bear the bear
Nigel Bennett Asgaard
Mary Colquhoun
Bill Croft Bartender
Bill Dow Longley
Ray Godshall Jr. Businessman
David Kaye Samuel Decker
Marc Levy Butler
Weston McMillan Noel
John Novak James O'Banion
Christina Pickles Isabel
Kenneth Welsh Sheriff Tynert
Robert Wisden John T. O'Banion
Technical Credits
Edward Zwick Director, Producer
Jane Bartelme Co-producer
Jean A. Black Makeup
David E. Campbell Sound/Sound Designer
Sarah Caplan Co-producer
Mary Colquhoun Casting
Dorree Cooper Set Decoration/Design
Patrick Crowley Executive Producer, Producer
John M. Eckert Production Designer
Douglas Ganton Sound/Sound Designer
Marshall Herskovitz Producer
James Horner Score Composer
Lilly Kilvert Production Designer
Nilo Otero Asst. Director
Andrew Precht Art Director
Richard Roberts Art Director
Steven Rosenblum Editor
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
Susan Shilliday Screenwriter
John Toll Cinematographer
William D. Wittliff Producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start
2. Ludlow Family History
3. Susannah
4. Isabel Two
5. Dinner & Entertainment
6. O'Banions & Sheriff Tynert
7. Tristan & Susannah
8. "The Horror's Indescribable"
9. Looking for Samuel
10. The Indian Way
11. "I'm in Love With You"
12. Tristan Returns
13. Passion Consumated
14. Alfred Leaves
15. Four Beers
16. The Bear's Voice
17. "I'll Wait Forever"
18. Letter for Herself
19. Defending Tristan
20. Tristan Comes Home
21. All Grown Up
22. The Oddest News
23. Bootleggers' Meeting
24. Family Reunion
25. "Stay Out of Our Way"
26. Prison Visitor
27. Revenge & Suicide
28. Not Here to Arrest Him
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Audio Set-Up
      English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
      French/Français 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
      Spanish/Español 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
      Portuguese/Português 2-Channel (Dolby Surround)
   Subtitles
      English
      French/Français
      Spanish/Español
      Portuguese/Português
      Chinese
      Korean
      Thai
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Audio Commentaries
         Edward Zwick & Brad Pitt: On
         Edward Zwick & Brad Pitt: Off
         John Toll & Lilly Kilvert: On
         John Toll & Lilly Kilvert: Off
      Deleted Scenes
         Director's Commentary on Deleted Scenes: On
         Director's Commentary on Deleted Scenes: Off
         Deleted Scenes
            The War
            The Asylum
            Grandfather Ludlow
      Production Design Featurette
      Original Featurette
      Talent Files
         Edward Zwick (Director)
         Brad Pitt
         Anthony Hopkins
         Aidan Quinn
         Julia Ormond
         Henry Thomas
         John Toll (Cinematographer)
         Lilly Kilvert (Production Designer)
      Theatrical Trailers
         Legends of the Fall
         Legends of the Fall Feature Trailer
         Seven Years in Tibet
         The Devil's Own
         A River Runs Through It
         The Mask of Zorro
         Bram Stoker's Dracula
      Isolated Music Score
         Legends of the Fall
         The Ludlows
         Off to War
         Samuel's Death 1, 2, & 3
         Alfred Moves to Helena
         Farewell/Descent Into Madness
         Goodbyes
         The Wedding
         Revenge
         Alfred, Tristan, the Colonel, the Legend
         Play All
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Entertaining, and Beautiful.

    Beautiful movie. I will never forget it. The tragedy of human emotion is especially powerful in this film. Wonderful acting, terrific scenery, and a beautiful soundtrack. You will not regret watching it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one word....wow

    i'll be honest i'm not like a fan of brad pitt but after watching this one word comes to mind...wow. it goes to show that even the pretty boy can act and did a good job in this film. this is basically about 3 brothers, and the girl. the locations were authentic and beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Pretty Little Romance

    This is the multilayered, complex romance that put Brad Pitt into the names business of highly charismatic leading male roles, which is for better or for worse. Ugly World War 1 comes along and irrevocably changes them forever in this romance with the beautiful Julia Ormond pulling off a dazzling performance. Like many Americans of that age, the family became bootleggers into one of our country most complicated political controversies. An American family in the American century where the director didn't cow tail to the usual soap opera type plot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Bart the Bear rocks!

    Ed Zwick (Glory, The Siege, Courage Under Fire) directs an all-star cast in this tale set in the early 1900’s about three brothers who fall for the same woman. Col. Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) retired from the Army after his disagreements with the U.S. Government over the policies regarding the treatment of Indians and moved his family to Montana and away from what he called “The Madness”. He raises his three sons Alfred (Aidan Quinn), Tristan (Brad Pitt) and Samuel (Henry Thomas) on a sprawling ranch and they grow up with the benefits of a classical education and a deep felt desire to live to please their father. Now grown men, Samuel comes home from school with his fiancé, Susanna Fincannon (Julia Ormond) in tow. The brutality of WWI reaches home through an article in a weeks old newspaper and Samuel decides to enlist in the Canadian Army to fight. Alfred goes with him in agreement over what’s going on and Tristan decides to go to watch over his two brothers because it is their Father’s unspoken request. When tragedy hits, the family is broken to pieces and may not recover from the pain. Beautiful camera work and a dramatic story make this film a keeper. So does the impressive ending when Tristan finally meets up with the Bear. R- Language, Violence, Nudity and Sexual Content

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the drama behind people

    Being a fan of Sir Anthony Hopkins, I couldn't miss this movie; I decided to 'endure' it for the sake of the actors (I have heard before of it, being a poor soap-opera). It was devastating. So full of feelings, one of the few movies that determine man to think. A tipical little town, 3 ordinary soldiers, their drama, feelings and lives. Not any other rubbish, without brave warriors (ex: Steven Segal), simple and realistic, beautiful to watch, yet unknown and underestimated; if you read this and have never seen the movie, try it. I doubt you will be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SURPRISING

    MY WIFE MADE ME WATCH IT, AND I ASSUMED I WOULD HATE IT. I ACTUALLY LOVED IT! BEAUTIFUL SCENERY AND GOOD ACTING. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    MY FAVORITE MOVIE EVER

    since i was seven, when the movie came out, i have lived by this movie. it is amazing, and beautiful, the casting is fantastic. definitely brad pitt's best role.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Legends of the Fall

    This was the best movie ever! I so totally loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must See

    This is one of those movies that everyone should watch. I loved the plot and the character. This movie has just about every emotion in it. It pulls you into the early 1900 century.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    stunning........

    I loved this film. It is one of the best I have seen. Brad Pitt is amazing as are the rest of the cast.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2002

    allright

    Not a bad story. Pretty slow and dull in the beginning. The movie finally got somewhere after the death of a brother. Beautifully done made movie on the lands of Montana. Enjoyed the acting. Strange plot with details, kindy mismatch. Good points during the film. Overall, it is a fair film. Brad Pitt gives an B rate of his acting skills. He does a good job, even for a young career at that point.

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