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The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2 DVD Collector's edition) - £3.93 del. @ The Hut !
The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2 DVD Collector's edition) - £3.93 del. @ The Hut !

The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2 DVD Collector's edition) - £3.93 del. @ The Hut !

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Based on the 1983 novel by Ron Hansen, THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD captivatingly depicts the final few months of the legendary Jesse James's life. He was 34, and his days of ruthless robbing had dwindled, yet his fearsome reputation continued to swell. With an abundance of nickel-books retelling his brutal gun-slinging adventures, James (portrayed by Brad Pitt, in one his most convincing and moving roles) had become a symbolic hero for many Americans, and a dazzling tabloid icon for the 19th-century media. A particular young man seduced by the wonderment of James, the shifty Robert Ford (a breakthrough performance by Casey Affleck), wormed his way in as a James groupie, in the hopes of snagging a coveted spot alongside his brother Charley (played by the always affable Sam Rockwell) as one of the bandit's cronies. Ford, fiercely insecure and painfully aware that he would never be taken seriously by James (who, ever-plagued by paranoia and scepticism, found Ford's earnest obsession a bit unsettling), grew increasingly angry with his idol, leading to a destructive path that ultimately ended in the anticlimactic death of Jesse James--and brought the treacherous Robert Ford the notoriety he had always wanted.


Although this film takes place in the late 1800's, its eerie relevance to modern-day celebrity-obsession scandals is astounding, and adds a fresh scope to what could be viewed as just another cinematic western. Director Andrew Dominick (CHOPPER) furthers the film from its genre by banishing cliched bullet-infested showdown scenes, instead embracing the relationships and interactions of the outlaws, and creates a mood of brooding and contemplation with exceptional camera angles and lighting. His intensely sophisticated approach to filmmaking illustrates the darkest corners of the characters, and insightfully provides a deeper, heartfelt portrayal revealing what the men might have been like behind their masks.

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nice price but maybe the site should change its name to hotdvddeals? lol

Excellent price, heat added

In a nutshell is this film worth getting?

Got 7.7/10 from IMDB

stevey_p7;4271519

In a nutshell is this film worth getting? Got 7.7/10 from IMDB



To be honest it's like marmite, I love it but I know that alot of people can't stand it.

stevey_p7;4271519

In a nutshell is this film worth getting? Got 7.7/10 from IMDB



The best film of the year it was released by far imo - Considering it was out in the same year as No Country For Old Men & There Will Be Blood, that's quite a recommendation.

Probably helps if you like the old wild west setting of the real USA though.

Cheers, just ordered.

Hopefully The Hut doesn't take the **** like last time, when I waited 6 weeks for a Lord of the Rings DVD before being forced to cancel.

Awesome deal, I paid full price for this when it first came out and it was worth that. But like people say, you either love it or hate it, but at this price why not give it a go.

Really, really terrific film. Beautifully shot and terrific acting.

As Johny_K said, rating a DVD is like Marmite - some will love it, some will detest it.

I quite like Old Wild West films - ao for £3-99 I am going to chance it being carp! :roll:

Heat added. :thumbsup:

Jonny_K;4272284

To be honest it's like marmite, I love it but I know that alot of people … To be honest it's like marmite, I love it but I know that alot of people can't stand it.



I watched this the other week on sky, don't know how far into it i got but switched it off. Sorry, cold. ;-)

great price.

renown;4272652

I watched this the other week on sky, don't know how far into it i got … I watched this the other week on sky, don't know how far into it i got but switched it off. Sorry, cold. ;-)



How can you vote it cold for not liking the film? It's still the 2-disc SE for the price of a rental. :roll:

Unlucky for me I bought this at £15.99 when it first came out.

Despite the mediocre reviews, it is a really great film. I was impressed with Pitt's acting and the film is shot well.
At this price I would advise everyone to buy it.

KingsCross;4272322

The best film of the year it was released by far imo - Considering it was … The best film of the year it was released by far imo - Considering it was out in the same year as No Country For Old Men & There Will Be Blood, that's quite a recommendation.Probably helps if you like the old wild west setting of the real USA though.



Hit the nail right on the head.
The best (and most underapreciated movie of 2008). Brad Pitt was superb

Cracking film. I got really into it and I'm not really a fan of westerns. One of the most engrossing films I've ever seen and Brad Pitt was excellent in it. Well, everyone was but I actually felt for the characters and how unpredictable Jesse/Pitt was.

I was like "is he gonna smack him or let it slide?".

Cracking film. Heat added.

good film great price

Great film, and outstanding performance from Casey Affleck. Thanks!

KingsCross;4272322

The best film of the year it was released by far imo - Considering it was … The best film of the year it was released by far imo - Considering it was out in the same year as No Country For Old Men & There Will Be Blood, that's quite a recommendation.Probably helps if you like the old wild west setting of the real USA though.



This is one of the WORST film I have seen, only topped by No Country For Old Men

They also have the Samuel L Jackson Collection and the Tom Hanks Collection at the Hut, each for just £6.93. Both are a great price for a 5 film box-set.

stphnstevey;4274539

This is one of the WORST film I have seen, only topped by No Country For … This is one of the WORST film I have seen, only topped by No Country For Old Men



You've only seen 2 films.

Good price for a film worth taking a punt on i feel. As someone said it could be like marmite but if you don't try it you'll never know..

stphnstevey;4274539

This is one of the WORST film I have seen, only topped by No Country For … This is one of the WORST film I have seen, only topped by No Country For Old Men



och give us piece, do you like posting for the sake of it,no country for old men was brilliant.

i didn't like it but acting was brill, pitt was great, so as all the other actors but be warned this film is slowwwww, great price hot hot hot

Great price! I really enjoyed this film.

No Country was incredible. You'd have to be a total mong not to at least appreciate how good it was.
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