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    Added on: 7/6/2000 13:15
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    Ride With The Devil (UK)

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    In a No-Man`s land between North and South, you fought for your friends and family
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 135 mins
    Retail Price: £19.99
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    Only once in history, has the U.S. been at war with itself. In 1861, the Southern Confederacy is formed, and the American civil war ignites.

    Along the Kansas/Missouri border childhood friends, Jake and Jack join up as horseman, raiding the North`s union soldiers and sympathisers. With a harsh winter looming, their unit, known as the Bushwhackers must disperse and find shelter. Several squad members hole up in a hidden hillside dugout. Their vigil is brightened only by a compassionate young widow, Sue Lee.

    Then, the realities of the war intrude, splintering the group. In the intense and brutal battle, the young men reach turning points both in the fighting and in themselves.

    Ride With The Devil is directed by the acclaimed director Ang Lee.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Behind the Scenes: 14 mins approx

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Ang Lee

    Written By:

    James Caviezel
    Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
    Simon Baker
    Jeffrey Wright
    Jewel Kilcher
    Tobey Maguire
    Skeet Ulrich

    Casting By:
    Avy Kaufman

    Soundtrack By:
    Mychael Danna

    Director of Photography:
    Frederick Elmes

    Costume Designer:
    Marit Allen

    James Schamus
    Ted Hope
    Robert F. Colesberry
    Anne Carey

    Executive Producer:
    David Linde

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    7 / 10
    The civil war affects the lives of a group of neutrals (Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich) and thus they decide to take matters into their own hands and fight the Yankees, gathering people into their small army as they go on. An incident occurs which leaves Toby, Skeet and Jefferey Wright confined to a wooden shack, they get close with Jewel who lives close by and Skeet falls for her. During an attack, Skeet is killed and this changes things for everyone........

    A great enjoyable movie by all standards. Tobey Maguire is brilliant as usual. The movie is not about the civil war but about these people. There is no great final battle scene in the end like there would be in a normal war movie, this is very different. The movie also touches on issues of racism at this time.

    Visuals are very good. Very little grain. Sound also is very good. Score and scenery are great and go together well. Costumes also are very good and fit the setting well.

    Extraswise there are some very interesting featurettes about the making of and behind the scenes but these dont last very long. A great movie that is well worth watching.
    posted by dicanio on 18/2/2003 17:25