True Grit/Hondo [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

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Overview

Special Features

  • True Grit features:
  • Mattie's True Grit HD
  • From Bustles to Buckskin - dressing for the 1880s HD
  • And more!
  • Hondo features:
  • Commentary by Leonard Maltin, western historian Frank Thompson and actor Lee Aaker
  • Introduction by Leonard Maltin

Synopsis

True Grit
Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross (Hailee Steinfeld) joins an aging U.S. marshal (Jeff Bridges) and another lawman (Matt Damon) in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory in Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Charles Portis' original novel. Sticking more closely to the source material than the 1969 feature adaptation starring Western icon John Wayne, the Coens' True Grit tells the story from the young girl's perspective, and re-teams the celebrated filmmaking duo with their No Country for Old Men producing partner Scott Rudin. Josh Brolin and Barry Pepper co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Hondo
Hondo is so "perfect" a John Ford western that many people assume it was directed by John Ford--or at the very least, Andrew McLaglen. Actually the director was suspense expert John Farrow, who worked with the "Duke" only twice in his career (the second film was an oddball war drama, The Sea Chase [55]). In Hondo, John Wayne plays a hard-bitten cavalry scout who is humanized by frontierswoman Geraldine Page and her young son (Lee Aaker, star of TV's Rin Tin Tin). Try as he might, Wayne can't convince Page to move off her land in anticipation of an Apache attack. He leaves her ranch, only to be ambushed by desperado Leo Gordon--who happens to be Page's long-absent husband. Having killed Gordon, Hondo returns to the ranch to protect Page from the Indians, and to rekindle the woman's hesitant love for him. The climactic attack sequence is enhanced by Hondo's 3-D photography, one of the few truly effective utilizations of this much-maligned process. Long unavailable thanks to the labyrinthine legal tangles of the John Wayne estate, Hondo was finally released to videotape in the early 1990s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jeff Bridges
    Jeff Bridges - Rooster Cogburn
  • Josh Brolin
    Josh Brolin - Tom Chaney
  • Matt Damon
    Matt Damon - LaBoeuf
  • Hailee Steinfeld
    Hailee Steinfeld - Mattie Ross
  • Barry Pepper
    Barry Pepper - Lucky Ned Pepper
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