True Grit (BLU-RAY)

True Grit

On Blu-Ray: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Coen Brothers take on a classic western, remaking a version that skews closer to the original text. Factor in some amazing actors (Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin) and one phenomenal performance from first timer Hailee Steinfeld and you’ve got the recipe for all-around awesome film. This remake was a perfect fit for the Coens’ sensibilities and Bridges simply is Rooster Cogburn. I still think that Steinfeld should have been have been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar, but hopefully we'll have many more solid roles from her in the years to come.

Fantastic. This film looks terrific on Blu-Ray. The cinematography is beautiful, the scenery is gorgeous, the whole nine yards. This is a perfect movie for the format.

The extra features include:

Mattie's True Grit
From Bustles to Buckskin - Dressing for the 1880s
Colts, Winchesters & Remingtons: The Guns of a Post-Civil War Western
Re-Creating Fort Smith
The Cast
Charles Portis - The Greatest Writer You've Never Heard Of...
The Cinematography of True Grit
True Grit Theatrical Trailer

This release also includes a digital copy and the film on DVD. 

True Grit was one of my favorite films from last year and it’s one of the best Blu-Rays of the year so far. If you’re a fan of any of the talent involved, you need to check this out as soon as possible.

Jeremy Hunt
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