Ang Lee

Ride with the Devil

Ride with the Devil

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.

Film Info

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

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

Purchase Options

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

Ride with the Devil
Cast
Jeffrey Wright
Daniel Holt
Tobey Maguire
Jake Roedell
Skeet Ulrich
Jack Bull Chiles
Simon Baker
George Clyde
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Pitt Mackesen
James Caviezel
Black John
Jewel
Sue Lee Shelley
Tom Guiry
Riley Crawford
Tom Wilkinson
Orton Brown
Credits
Director
Ang Lee
Screenplay
James Schamus
Based on the novel Woe to Live On by
Daniel Woodrell
Producer
James Schamus
Editor
Tim Squyres
Music
Mychael Danna
Director of photography
Frederick Elmes
Production designer
Mark Friedberg
Costume designer
Marit Allen
Casting
Avy Kaufman

From The Current

Ride with the Devil:
Apocalypse Then

Just over halfway through Ang Lee’s masterful Civil War drama Ride with the Devil, the small group of men at the story’s center, young, Southern-sympathizing Bushwhackers fighting in divided Missouri, meet up with other ragtag bands of rebels.…

By Godfrey Cheshire


Apr 28, 2010