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Ride with the Devil

Ang Lee

 
Ride with the Devil (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • United States
  • 1999
  • 148 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • English
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  • Spine #514

With this new director’s cut, Ang Lee reconstructs his original vision for Ride with the Devil, a harrowing, unorthodox Civil War epic. Set during the Kansas-Missouri border war, the film follows Jake (Tobey Maguire) and Jack Bull (Skeet Ulrich), who join the Confederate-sympathizing Bushwhackers after Jack Bull’s father is killed by abolitionist Jayhawkers, and find an unusual ally in Holt (Jeffrey Wright), who’s fighting for the South despite being a former slave. A rumination on identity and loyalty, both political and personal, Ride with the Devil is a provocative challenge to preconceptions about America’s bloodiest conflict.

Cast

Daniel HoltJeffrey Wright
Jake RoedellTobey Maguire
Jack Bull ChilesSkeet Ulrich
George ClydeSimon Baker
Pitt MackesenJonathan Rhys Meyers
Black JohnJames Caviezel
Sue Lee ShelleyJewel
Riley CrawfordTom Guiry
Orton BrownTom Wilkinson

Credits

DirectorAng Lee
ScreenplayJames Schamus
Based on the novel Woe to Live On byDaniel Woodrell
ProducerJames Schamus
EditorTim Squyres
MusicMychael Danna
Director of photographyFrederick Elmes
Production designerMark Friedberg
Costume designerMarit Allen
CastingAvy Kaufman

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer of Ang Lee’s director’s cut, supervised and approved by Lee and director of photography Frederick Elmes, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Two audio commentaries, one featuring Lee and producer-screenwriter James Schamus, and one featuring Elmes, sound designer Drew Kunin, and production designer Mark Friedberg
  • New video interview with star Jeffrey Wright
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critic Godfrey Cheshire and Edward E. Leslie, author of The Devil Knows How to Ride: The True Story of William Clarke Quantrill and His Confederate Raiders

    New cover by Eric Skillman

Film Essays

Ride with the Devil: Apocalypse Then

By Godfrey CheshireApril 28, 2010

Just over halfway through Ang Lee’s masterful Civil War drama Ride with the Devil, the small . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

Ang Lee on Location

November 28, 2012


Press Notes

Press Notes: 2010—One Last Look

January 03, 2011

Before we put 2010 to bed, we thought we’d catch up with all the year-end lists that have . . . Read more »


Press Notes

Press Notes: Ride with the Devil

May 11, 2010

When it was originally released in the fall of 1999, Ang Lee’s Ride with the Devil was . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Ride with the Devil: Apocalypse Then

By Godfrey CheshireApril 28, 2010

Just over halfway through Ang Lee’s masterful Civil War drama Ride with the Devil, the small . . . Read more »

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Ride with the Devil (Criterion DVD)

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