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Legends of the Fall

1994

Edward Zwick
Director

Sprawling melodrama of an American family in the West through World War One and Prohibition. It's also one of the fakest, tritest piles of shite I've ever seen. Native Americans should rightly be emarassed of their depiction in this film; I doubt the director knows anything about them besides what he read about in National Geographic. So overwrought and unsubtle it makes Douglas Sirk look like Noh drama. I think Hopkins is a wonderful actor, but watching him in this makes me wish he had never taken up acting. I think Glory is a great film, but I wish Zwick would get over himself and not try to be such a effing intellectual. He's the guy who looks down his nose at everyone else and thinks "I'm the only one who gets it. Everyone else is a sheep." I may be a sheep, but I know every film you've directed in the last twenty years has been a hollow, fake slice of Americanized SHIT with Thomas Kinkade cinematography. The fact any of the films earned Oscar nominations just proves Hollywood needs to slide into the ocean and be forgotten.

-Dave W.(I mad)



13th January 1995
Cinema






28th April 1995
Cinema





Legends Of The Fall (Movie-Only Edition)
29th April 1997
DVD




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Legends Of The Fall (Special Edition)
17th October 2000
DVD




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25th July 2006
Blu-Ray




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Brad Pitt
Tristan
Anthony Hopkins
Ludlow
Aidan Quinn
Alfred
Julia Ormond
Susanna
Henry Thomas
Samuel
Karina Lombard
Isabel Two
Tantoo Cardinal
Pet
Gordon Tootoosis
One Stab
Christina Pickles
Isabel
Robert Wisden
John T. O'Banion
John Novak
James O'Banion (as John Novack)
Kenneth Welsh
Sheriff Tynert
Bill Dow
Longley
Nigel Bennett
Asgaard
Eric Johnson
Teen Tristan
Randall Slavin
Teen Alfred
David Kaye
Samuel Decker
Charles Andre
Federal Officer
Bill Croft
Bartender
Ray Godshall
Businessman
Marc Levy
Butler
Ken Kirzinger
O'Banion Thug
Bart the Bear
The Bear
Bart the Bear
The Bear
Gary A. Hecker
Bear Vocals (voice)