“Rip Torn is Brilliant!”
“Tantoo Cardinal nails her part with such astonishing grace that Oscars should rain from the heavens.”
The spectacular but unforgiving terrain of 1927 Vermont sets the stage for this collision between high-stakes progress and a frontier way of life.
Legendary Yankee log-driver, Noel Lord (Academy Award-nominated Rip Torn) defies power company boss, Clayton Farnsworth (Michael J. Fox) who orders Lord and his feisty American Indian mate (Tantoo Cardinal) off their soon-to-be-flooded land. Farnsworth never met a man he couldn’t buy…but then, he’d never met Noel Lord.
GENERAL DISC INFORMATION
DISTRIBUTOR :: A-Pix Entertainment
CASE TYPE :: Amray
BOOKLET :: 1 page flyer with advertisements for other A-Pix DVDs
RUNNING TIME :: 1 hour 45 minutes
ASPECT RATIO :: Full Frame
SPOKEN LANGUAGES :: English
CAPTIONS/SUB-TITLES :: None
MENUS :: Film stills
NAVIGATION :: Poor
PICTURE QUALITY :: Acceptable
FILM FACTS: 1 PAGE
–Michael J. Fox: 1 Page
–Rip Torn: 1 Page
–Treat Williams: 1 Page
WEBMASTER’S REVIEW :: WARNING — POSSIBLE SPOILERS
This disk is probably the most dis-organized disk I have ever seen. Instead of a main menu to choose what you want to do, there are arrows so that you have to cycle through everything if you happen to want to read Treat Williams filmography.
The filmographies themselves are extremely skimpy and I’d almost call it a crime that they ignored Tantoo Cardinal, the only person in the film to win any kind of award for this movie. Two of the three filmographies are for people who appeared in the film for less than 10 minutes each.
The print quality itself is, as stated above, okay. It is definitely better than what would be found on VHS but it is not as good as it could be, considering that the film is not very old. It is really a shame because some of the scenery in this film is very beautiful. However, there were no scratches or other visible flaws other than the print being just a little soft.
If you have not seen this movie or have shied away from it, I would recommend giving it at least one chance. Tantoo Cardinal’s performance is worth at least one viewing and Rip Torn is also quite good.