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    Unique ID Code: 0000018525
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 29/5/2001 14:04
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    All the Pretty Horses (US)

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    Some passions can never be tamed
    Certificate: PG-13
    Running Time: 117 mins
    Retail Price: $24.95
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    Academy Award®-winner Matt Damon (Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting) stars in director Billy Bob Thornton`s action filled tale of love and loss based on Cormac McCarthy`s best-selling novel.

    John Grady Cole (Damon) and his best friend Lacey Rawlins (Henry Thomas) leave Texas and head south of the border in search of adventure and find work as horse wranglers. But when Cole embarks on an illicit and passionate affair with the beautiful daughter (Penélope Cruz, All About My Mother) of the wealthy ranch owner who is his employer, events are set into motion which forever change the lives of all involved.

    Breathtakingly photographed and acted, All The Pretty Horses has been hailed as "One of the best films of the year. A passionate and poignant epic." - Westwood One Radio

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Theatrical Trailers
    Production Notes

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Billy Bob Thornton

    Written By:

    Rubén Blades
    Lucas Black
    Penélope Cruz
    Henry Thomas
    Matt Damon

    Casting By:
    Mary Vernieu
    Anne McCarthy

    Soundtrack By:
    Kristin Wilkinson
    Marty Stuart
    Larry Paxton

    Director of Photography:
    Barry Markowitz

    Sally Menke

    Costume Designer:
    Douglas Hall

    Production Designer:
    Clark Hunter

    Billy Bob Thornton
    Robert Salerno
    Mary Ann Madden
    Bruce Heller

    Executive Producer:
    Sally Menke
    Jonathan Gordon

    Columbia / Tristar

    Your Opinions and Comments

    7 / 10
    A long and boring western-like drama, that goes absolutely nowhere, despite the expectations from the cast.
    The video transfer is average. While the sceneries are breathtaking at times, there are several compression signs during the dark scenes and the movie is not clear of scratches and blemishes, which is very surprising, since this is a new movie.
    The DD 5.1 soundtrack is good. The surrounds are used for ambiance, horses sounds and gunshots. The musical score is hauntingly good.
    The menus are animated with sound.
    There are no extras on the disk.
    Bottom line - a boring drama that tries to tell a love story. The exploitation of horses and cattle in the movie is very disturbing as well. Give it a miss.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 29/5/2001 14:26