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Ride with the Devil [videorecording] /
Gramercy Pictures presents a Good Machine production ; an Ang Lee film ; produced by Ted Hope, Robert F. Colesberry, James Schamus ; screenplay by James Schamus ; directed by Ang Lee.
Director-approved special ed.
[United States] : Criterion Collection, c2010.
1 videodisc (148 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
1604652497, 9781604652499
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[United States] : Criterion Collection, c2010.
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credits note
Director of photography, Frederick Elmes; editor, Tim Squyres; music, Mychael Danna.
general note
Based on the novel Woe to live on by Daniel Woodrell.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1999. This is a new director's cut of the film.
Special features: audio commentaries, video interview with Jeffrey Wright. Also includes booklet with essays.
Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jewel, Jeffrey Wright, Simon Baker, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, James Caviezel.
In 1862, during the Kansas-Missouri border war, Jake and Jack Bull join the Confederate-sympathizing Bushwhackers after Jack's father is killed by marauding members of the abolitionist Jayhawkers. They are aided by unusual ally, Holt, who's fighting for the South despite being a former slave.
language note
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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target audience
Not rated.
technical details
DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen, 2.35:1 aspect ratio; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2010-08-01:
In 1999, a half dozen years before taking home the best director Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain, Taiwanese filmmaker Lee got decidedly mixed reviews and a commercial drubbing for this poorly marketed but artistically challenging Civil War drama. With great fidelity to period detail, including era vernacular, Lee tackles the largely unexamined Missouri-Kansas border skirmishes between the abolitionist Jayhawkers and the Bushwhackers, who supported the Confederates. Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich make a fine pair as irregular soldiers loyal to the South, and Jeffrey Wright brings a solid dignity to his role as a former slave who, astonishingly, fights alongside them. Surprisingly, singer Jewel shines in a pivotal part as a young widow. In an enlightening extra, Wright talks about the movie's complex view of race and its unique perspective on its divisive subject. In the battle of the discs, Criterion's supplement-laden, pristine-looking "director's cut" easily beats Universal's ten-year-old barebones release. This underappreciated gem is not just for Civil War buffs.-Jeff T. Dick, Davenport, IA Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
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