The Hired Hand (Blu-ray) R

Peter Fonda is riding again... To the woman he lost ... for the revenge he craves!
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Format:  Blu-ray
item number:  6R65C
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: September 18, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2018
  • Label: Arrow Video
  • Note: Audio Commentary by actor-Director Peter Fonda
    • The Return of The Hired Hand, a 2003 documentary containing interviews with Fonda, Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, Composer Bruce Langhorne, actor Verna Bloom
    • Deleted Scenes
    • The Odd Man, Charles Gormley and Bill Forsyth's 1978 documentary portrait of Scottish Screenwriter's, including Alan Sharp
    • Interview with Martin Scorsese
    • Warren Oates and Peter Fonda at the National Film Theatre, an audio recording of the actors' appearance at the NFT London in 1971
    • Stills gallery
    • Trailers
    • TV Spots
    • Radio spots
    • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sean Phillips
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English
    • Subtitles - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 14


User Ratings: 1,579
Rating: 7/10 -- Now that it has been restored, people are beginning to realize it got a bum rap back in the day.
Planet S Magazine
Oct 23, 2003
If Dennis Hopper dismantles revisionist-Western ennui in The Last Movie, Fonda embellishes it with poetic muddiness Full Review
Sep 6, 2009
Rating: A- -- ...perhaps the best of that cycle of realistic, existential Westerners produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jan 7, 2005
Rating: B -- Bloom is excellent as the abandoned wife who aserts her independence even when she's so vulnerable. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Sep 27, 2007
Rating: 2.5/4 -- In the hands of more thoughtful directors, everyday events have their own human meanings and don't need to be gussied up by Christ symbolism. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
...[Fonda's] authentic directorial debut has memorable photography...
USA Today
Oct 31, 2003
Fonda's direction is especially sure in his creation of the near deserted town whose men have met life's indifference by succumbing to it. Full Review
Los Angeles Free Press
Jan 9, 2020

Product Description:

Peter Fonda's superb yet little-seen directorial debut subverts the machismo of the Western genre with a quiet, understated tale of relationships and loyalty in the Wild West. Fonda stars as Harry Collings, a drifter who has been roaming from town to town with his close friend and fellow wanderer Arch Harris (Warren Oates). Collings is haunted by memories of the wife (Verna Bloom) and daughter he abandoned and decides to make amends and return to them, offering penance by working on the family farmstead as a hired hand. But his newfound domesticity is threatened when Arch is taken hostage by an enemy they affronted in their travels, and Collings must choose between family responsibility or loyalty to his friend. Beautifully shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Szigmond (DELIVERANCE, MCCABE & MRS. MILLER) and hauntingly scored by acclaimed composer Bruce Langhorne, THE HIRED HAND is a sensitive drama that prompted Jane Fonda to declare that her brother had made "the first feminist Western."



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  • UPC: 760137142287
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