The Alamo [WS] [DVD] [2004]

John Lee Hancock directs Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid, and Jason Patric in this epic retelling of the 1836 siege of the Alamo from Disney. The film details the events surrounding the battle during the Texan War of Independence that left 186 Texas rebels dead and is presented on this DVD in widescreen with the original English soundtrack and a French dubbed track both in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. The disc also includes Spanish and French subtitles. Along with the film itself, there are a number a supplemental features as well. Three featurettes cover the history behind the story, the film's production, and the cast and crew's Texas roots, while a selection of deleted scenes offer a glimpse of what was left on the cutting-room floor. A full-screen version with the same features is also available.
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

Special Features


  • Walking in the Footsteps of Heroes
  • Deleted scenes
  • Return of the Legend: The Making of The Alamo
  • Deep in the Heart of Texans
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • TXH-certified - includes THX Optimizer
  • Widescreen (2.35:1) enhanced for 16x9 televisions
  • French language track
  • French and Spanish subtitles
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Alamo
Re-teaming Dennis Quaid with John Lee Hancock, the director of 2002's The Rookie, The Alamo retells the story of the historic 1836 battle in the Texan War of Independence. Facing 4,000 Mexican troops, 186 Texan soldiers and volunteers -- including William Travis (Patrick Wilson), Davy Crockett (Billy Bob Thornton), and Jim Bowie (Jason Patric) -- retreat within the walls of the Alamo, a Franciscan mission that was converted into a military fort. Once inside, the men prepare themselves for what will be a bloody battle to the death, as General Sam Houston (Quaid) leads the charge from the outside. Emilio Echevarria and Jordi Molla co-star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Dennis Quaid
    Dennis Quaid - Sam Houston
  • Billy Bob Thornton
    Billy Bob Thornton - Davy Crockett
  • Jason Patric
    Jason Patric - Jim Bowie
  • Patrick Wilson
    Patrick Wilson - William Barret Travis
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    Emilio Echeverria - Generalissimo Antonio Miguel Lopez de Santa Anna



Customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A piece of history

    Posted
    TFABOLOUS

    The Alamo is a well-made historical movie. The men that fought at the alamo, in spite of knowing they were soon to be overcome by defeat, are truly brave and courageous. The cinematography is well done. The acting is great; most notable, Dennis Quad, Billy Bob Thornton. Also appearing is the witty and nonchalant Jim Bowie (Jason Patric). Recommend for everyone, as it is a piece of history. Also recommended: Glory, Last of the Mohicans.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only the best movie on the planet!!!

    Posted
    Shadow79

    Only the best movie on the planet, Period. Being from Texas most people do not understand how emotional the subject is for us. We pretty much had to fight a Revolutionary War like America did against the British for our state, rather than an entire country. Billy Bob Thorton, Dennis Quaid, were great in this movie. Remember the Alamo!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A movie without nudity, offensive language

    Posted
    yreva

    This rivals the one John Wayne was in. The main characters were portrayed each one with his own strengths and weaknesses. The Alamo has to be one of the best movies to show us the bravery, honor and valor of those Americans who fought and died knowing their loss of life would be a victory for what would become "the United States of America".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Alamo dvd

    Posted
    mjs1444
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    This dvd is great ! Only thing I would change was the time frame that went by. I would have made known day 1,day 2,etc. as this was going on. Overall very good ! hard to watch knowing there was no help coming to secure the Alamo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Remember the Alamo

    Posted
    chefsal

    An ok presentation done with great actors, great sets and great costumes. Billy Bob Thornton's monologue as Davy Crockett in the end is worth the price of admission.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Sassy
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    great movie about the Alamo. Billy Bob Thornton did a good job playing Davy Crockett

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great DVD for family to own.

    Posted
    bayou62

    The movie was exciting and very interesting. I would highly recommend for viewers to purchase this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another great movie about our history!

    Posted
    niguelmovies
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    This movie helps bring the history and understanding of the Alamo alive!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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