Ulee's Gold

Ulee's Gold

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Director: Victor Nuñez, Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Jessica Biel

Cast: Victor Nuñez, Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Jessica Biel

     
 

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Victor Nuñez's understated character study comes to DVD with two different transfers. The widescreen image preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 picture. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions. Supplemental materials

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Victor Nuñez's understated character study comes to DVD with two different transfers. The widescreen image preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and is preferable to the standard full-frame 1.33:1 picture. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions. Supplemental materials include a collectible "making of" booklet and the original theatrical trailer. Although it would have been special to hear Peter Fonda's thoughts on the film, since his performance rejuvenated his career, the film itself is reason enough to own this disc.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Ulee's Gold is a subtle, powerful film about family, sadness and obligation. Writer-director Victor Nuñez crafts a careful portrait of Ulee (Peter Fonda), a wounded but decent man who refuses to turn his back on those who have turned their backs on him in the past. The film succeeds by immersing us in the deliberate, haunted life of the tightly-drawn title character, played to perfection by the similarly stoic Peter Fonda; the actor received an Oscar nomination for his work. Patricia Richardson of TV's Home Improvement provides a thoughtful turn as the neighbor who inches her way into Ulee's life. Some may find the film's pace trying, but there are several scenes of surprising tension, as when Ulee is eventually forced to deal with his son's criminal cohorts. The scene evolves unconventionally, reflecting Nuñez's personal, uniquely independent approach with the material.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/1999
UPC:
0027616778727
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time:
1:53:00

Special Features

Collectible "Making Of" booklet; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter Fonda Ulee Jackson
Patricia Richardson Connie Hope
Jessica Biel Casey Jackson
J. Kenneth Campbell Sheriff Bill Floyd
Tom Wood Jimmy Jackson
Christine Dunford Helen Jackson
Steven Flynn Eddie Flowers
Vanessa Zima Penny Jackson
Dewey Weber Ferris Dooley

Technical Credits
Victor Nuñez Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Judy Courtney Casting
Debbie De Villa Art Director
Charles Engstrom Songwriter
Robert Garner Production Designer
Sam Gowan Co-producer
Gus Holzer Asst. Director
Charles Kulsziski Set Decoration/Design
Virgil Marcus Mirano Cinematographer
Peter Saraf Co-producer
Edward Saxon Executive Producer
John Sloss Executive Producer
Alex Steyermark Musical Direction/Supervision
Valerie Thomas Executive Producer
Marilyn Wall-Asse Costumes/Costume Designer
Pete Winter Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Widescreen
1. Logos/Titles/Credits [4:31]
2. A Honey of a Deal [1:17]
3. No Communication [:51]
4. Grandpa's Girl [1:44]
5. Wild Child/Loner [3:14]
6. Heart-to-Heart [3:11]
7. Trouble on the Line [2:55]
8. "You're All We Got!" [2:43]
9. More Responsibility [1:40]
10. "The Orange Blossom" [2:38]
11. Fallen Flower [2:44]
12. "We Listening Now?" [3:19]
13. Sleepy Ride Home [2:13]
14. Rude Awakening [1:02]
15. "Looking Great, Mom" [1:31]
16. Neighborly Aide [3:46]
17. Soup & Rest [3:15]
18. "We Need More Help!" [1:51]
19. Moving Bees With Penny [4:17]
20. Bribing an Officer [2:05]
21. The Poison Persists [2:20]
22. Tea & Sympathy [6:54]
23. A Beekeeper at Work [3:03]
24. Worried About Dad [1:55]
25. A Picture for Mom [2:42]
26. Ulee's Helper [1:46]
27. Jimmy Tells All [3:34]
28. Expect a Delivery [:47]
29. Tenderness & Guilt [3:21]
30. Hard Work/Little Pay [2:05]
31. Tough Men Carry Bags [1:58]
32. Unwelcome Visitors [3:44]
33. Welcome Rescue [2:44]
34. Swamped Treasure [3:36]
35. Greed/Quick Thinking [1:56]
36. Traveling Philosophy [1:00]
37. A Real Back-Stabber [1:34]
38. Caught Red-Handed [2:39]
39. Satisfaction/Saved [:46]
40. A Friend in Bill [3:39]
41. A Family Reunited [3:20]
42. Girl Talk & Cookies [:45]
43. Old Drone No More [2:14]
44. End Credits/Tupelo Honey [3:16]
Side #2 -- Standard
1. Logos/Titles/Credits [4:31]
2. A Honey of a Deal [1:17]
3. No Communication [:52]
4. Grandpa's Girl [1:44]
5. Wild Child/Loner [3:14]
6. Heart-to-Heart [3:11]
7. Trouble on the Line [2:55]
8. "You're All We Got!" [2:43]
9. More Responsibility [1:40]
10. "The Orange Blossom" [2:38]
11. Fallen Flower [2:44]
12. "We Listening Now?" [3:19]
13. Sleepy Ride Home [2:13]
14. Rude Awakening [1:02]
15. "Looking Great, Mom" [1:31]
16. Neighborly Aide [3:46]
17. Soup & Rest [3:15]
18. "We Need More Help!" [1:51]
19. Moving Bees With Penny [4:17]
20. Bribing an Officer [2:05]
21. The Poison Persists [2:20]
22. Tea & Sympathy [6:54]
23. A Beekeeper at Work [3:03]
24. Worried About Dad [1:55]
25. A Picture for Mom [2:42]
26. Ulee's Helper [1:46]
27. Jimmy Tells All [3:34]
28. Expect a Delivery [:47]
29. Tenderness & Guilt [3:21]
30. Hard Work/Little Pay [2:05]
31. Tough Men Carry Bags [1:58]
32. Unwelcome Visitors [3:43]
33. Welcome Rescue [2:44]
34. Swamped Treasure [3:36]
35. Greed/Quick Thinking [1:56]
36. Traveling Philosophy [1:00]
37. A Real Back-Stabber [1:34]
38. Caught Red-Handed [2:39]
39. Satisfaction/Saved [:46]
40. A Friend in Bill [3:39]
41. A Family Reunited [3:20]
42. Girl Talk & Cookies [:45]
43. Old Drone No More [2:14]
44. End Credits/Tupelo Honey [3:18]

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