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Horse Whisperer
     

The Horse Whisperer

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Cast: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Dianne Wiest

 

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Robert Redford's lyrical romantic drama The Horse Whisperer comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and does a fine job of capturing the beautiful outdoor photography that is the highlight of the film. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack

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Robert Redford's lyrical romantic drama The Horse Whisperer comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1, and does a fine job of capturing the beautiful outdoor photography that is the highlight of the film. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. This is a solid, if unspectacular release from Disney/Buena Vista, much like the film itself.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
Robert Redford's follow-up to his masterful 1994 film Quiz Show is a tasteful and enveloping romance that recalls the days of lush widescreen melodramas, and their ability to win you over with their grand gestures. Similar in theme to Clint Eastwood's The Bridges of Madison County, another modern film that dared to present a love affair between two intelligent adults, The Horse Whisperer takes its time to unravel over the course of nearly three hours, but presents enough honest emotion and cinematic splendor that it all seems worth the effort. Director Redford ideally casts himself as the rugged horse trainer, and Kristin Scott Thomas is equally fine as his love interest. The novel from which it's based (by Nicholas Evans) took its main storyline as an excuse to create soapy sentiment, but Redford wisely eschews this for a more serene tale. In a bold use of cinematography, the film (when viewed in a theater) opens up to a larger screen ratio when its main female characters reach Montana, creating an effective contrast to the starkness of its initial New York City scenes. It is inclusions like this that make the film so memorable, with the ability to steal your heart if you're willing to let it.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/10/1998
UPC:
0717951000859
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
2:49:00
Sales rank:
327

Special Features

Dolby Digital 5.1 audio; Theatrical trailer; French-language track; Chapter search; 2.35:1 aspect ratio

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Redford Tom Booker
Kristin Scott Thomas Annie MacLean
Sam Neill Robert McLean
Dianne Wiest Diane Booker
Scarlett Johansson Grace MacLean
Chris Cooper Frank Booker
Cherry Jones Liz Hammond
Ty Hillman Joe Booker
Catherine Bosworth Judith
Austin Schwarz Twin #1
Dustin Schwarz Twin #2
Jeanette Nolan Ellen Booker
Steve Frye Hank
Don Edwards Smokey
Jessalyn Gilsig Lucy

Technical Credits
Robert Redford Director,Producer
Steve Boeddeker Sound/Sound Designer
Ellen Chenoweth Casting
Hank Corwin Editor
Gretchen Rennell Court Casting
Peter Crosman Special Effects Supervisor
Freeman Davies Editor
Peter Donen Special Effects Supervisor
Jon Hutman Production Designer
Raymond Kluga Art Director
Richard LaGravenese Screenwriter
Terry J. Leonard Screenwriter
Tod A. Maitland Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Markey Producer
Allison Moorer Songwriter
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Rachel Pfeffer Executive Producer
Bernie Pollack Costumes/Costume Designer
Gretchen Rau Set Decoration/Design
Joseph P. Reidy Asst. Director,Co-producer
Robert Richardson Cinematographer
Tom Rolf Editor
Hilton Rosemarin Set Decoration/Design
Eric Roth Screenwriter
Judy Ruskin Costumes/Costume Designer
Gary Rydstrom Sound/Sound Designer
Clare Scarpulla Set Decoration/Design
Karen Tenkhoff Associate Producer

Scene Index

Chapter Selection
0. Chapter Selection
1. Program Start/Credits [:13]
2. Accident In The Snow [:14]
3. The Wounds [:14]
4. Scared Horse [6:32]
5. Mother And Daugher [:30]
6. East Meets West [4:20]
7. Cowboy At The Door [2:45]
8. Mixed Salad [6:40]
9. Spooked [7:37]
10. Delicate Balance [6:43]
11. Cows And Bulls [:35]
12. A Different Pace [5:28]
13. Driving Lessons [1:54]
14. Loosenin Up [1:30]
15. Out Of Practice [6:31]
16. Testing Pilgrim [1:18]
17. In Her Own Words [3:08]
18. An Old Romance Intrudes [1:56]
19. Simple But Unfair [2:44]
20. Back In The Saddle [2:06]
21. Not Good At Good-Byes [5:32]
22. End Credits [7:07]

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The Horse Whisperer 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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Before the movie was released, I read and thoroughly enjoyed the novel by Nicholas Evans. Initially, I wasn't thrilled that the great director, Robert Redford had caste himself in the title role, but, on balance it worked out better than expected, thanks, in no small part, to the splendid casting and exceptional cinematography. To this day, I still would have preferred that the ending had been as riveting as Evans had written it originally. In other words, not bad, just not great. But, I was really distraught to observe that the DVD release had misguidedly edited out the harrowing juxtaposition of the young riders and the moving-too-fast-for-conditions semi in the crucial opening sequence as shown on the screen and described in the novel. This decision robbed the moment of the apprehension and impending disaster that so well set the stage for the rest of the plot to unfold. I really felt cheated by this omission. I really dislike it when the viewer is so unnecessarily manipulated and the original is cut up this way. Added footage is occasionally ok but, deletions are, especially in this instance, unforgiveable! Overall, still an enjoyable film, thanks to fine performances, direction, and a gripping story line. Still, I look forward to a later DVD release at least restored to its original footage.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie!!!! It really shows how important a bond between a horse and rider is, and I think that's important. I liked the movie because anything to do with horses usually captures my attention. So anyone that loves horses would love it too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great movie but cheeper at walmart. You can find this title on the $8 and $9 dollar rack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is totally totally AWESOME!!! I loved Robert Redford in this movie.Everyone did an amazing job.It was superbly filmed and executed. I think Robert Redford is a total hottie!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is superbly acted, robert redford is a mans man. it would have been better if george clooney was in it though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was one of THE BEST movie I have every seen.And a wonderful book also. Bravo Nicholas Evans and bravo Robert Redford.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was a really great movie for a person who wants to whatch about love, trials, trust, frienship and the bond betweena horse and its rider. If you want to whatcha really great heartfelt movie than this is the one for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This movie is a great family movie it demonstrates how will power and determination can win in the event of a tragic situation occurs. The story line and plot go hand in hand with each other. The cast was superb each character supported the other actors and actresses throughout the movie. I would highly recommend this movie to others. My Recommendations are Wind Dancer,starring Brian Kieth and Mel Harris. Thicker than water,starring Melissa Gilbert and Lindsay Wagner.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A story about healing through trust and commitment. Outstanding acting and directing, with stunningly beautiful cinematography. A refreshing counterpoint to urban condescension toward rural life, too.
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