Appaloosa/The Assassination of Jesse James [2 Discs] [DVD]

  • SKU: 8648055
  • Release Date: 10/28/2014
  • Rating: R
  • 4.5 (2)
This double-feature of westerns made in the 21st century includes The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and Ed Harris' adaptation of Robert B. Parker"s novel Appaloosa.
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Overall Customer Rating:
4.5
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Appaloosa
  • Commentary by Director Ed Harris and Screenwriter
  • Producer Robert Knott
  • Additional scenes with selectable Ed Harris/Robert Knott Commentary
  • 4 insightful featurettes

Synopsis

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Brad Pitt stars as legendary Wild West outlaw Jesse James in Chopper director Andrew Dominik's cinematic rendering of the events that would eventually bring about the death of the man rumored be the "fastest gun in the West." An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw. When Robert and his brother Charlie sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action elevates their target to near mythical status. Casey Affleck stars as Robert Ford and Sam Shepard co-stars as Frank James -- Jesse's devoted sibling and partner in crime. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Appaloosa
Upon drifting into a troubled Western outpost and discovering that the helpless locals are being terrorized by a ruthless rancher and his brutish hired hands, two rugged, straight-shooting peacemakers decide to stick around and put things right in this Western adapted from the novel by Robert B. Parker and directed by Ed Harris. Bragg (Jeremy Irons) is a rancher who believes himself to be above the law, a stance that's forever cemented when he guns down the town sheriff and his deputy in cold blood. Horrified, the defenseless townspeople pray for the day a savior will arrive in town to free them from Bragg's suffocating grasp. Soon thereafter, Virgil (Harris) and Everett (Viggo Mortensen) stride into town atop two mighty steeds, their confident presence signaling the beginning of a new era if the locals will only grant Virgil the complete power he needs to bring Bragg to justice. After pinning on his new badge, Virgil appoints Everett his deputy and ushers in an era of uneasy peace. Later, a woman named Allison (Renée Zellweger) arrives in town and catches Virgil's eye, prompting a die-hard renegade to consider a calm life of domestication. As Virgil's feelings for Allison grow, both begin to wonder if a life together is truly in the cards. Meanwhile, a temporarily subdued Bragg begins to display signs that he may not be finished with this town just yet. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Brad Pitt
    Brad Pitt - Jesse James
  • Casey Affleck
    Casey Affleck - Robert Ford
  • Sam Shepard
    Sam Shepard - Frank James
  • Mary-Louise Parker
    Mary-Louise Parker - Zee James
  • Paul Schneider
    Paul Schneider - Dick Liddil

Overall Customer Rating

4.5 out of 54.5
2 Reviews
100%of customers recommend this product.

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