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TCFHE Press Release: Walk The Line Extended Cut


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#1 of 5 ONLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 09 2008 - 06:16 AM

REESE WITHERSPOON -- IN HER ACADEMY AWARD® WINNING PERFORMANCE -- AND JOAQUIN PHOENIX – IN HIS OSCAR® NOMINATED ROLE -- STAR IN THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED JOHNNY CASH CHRONICLE

Walk The Line

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All-New Cut Of The Multiple Award-Winning Film Steps Onto DVD March 25 From Fox Home Entertainment


2-Disc Special Edition Includes 17 Minutes Of
Bonus Footage, Extended Musical Sequences, Director Commentary, Featurettes And More!


CENTURY CITY, Calif. – The music of the legendary “Man in Black,” Johnny Cash, continues to rock when Walk the Line Extended Cut arrives on two-disc DVD March 25th from Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring over 17 minutes of footage, Walk the Line Extended Cut includes director commentary as well as a bonus disc packed with Grammy® award-winning performances, deleted scenes, and more. The multi-award winning film from director James Mangold (3:10 to Yuma, Girl, Interrupted), stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon (Election, Vanity Fair), as the rebellious musician and his lifelong-love and savior June Carter. “Brilliant. Masterful,” (The Wall Street Journal), Walk The Line garnered multiple awards including Reese Witherspoon’s Oscar® for Best Performance by an Actress, and three Golden Globes® including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, as well as Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Featuring performances by the cast-themselves, the Walk the Line soundtrack won Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the 2007 Grammy® Awards. The Walk the Line Extended Cut two-disc DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada. Pre-book is February 27.

Synopsis:

Singer. Rebel. Outlaw. Hero. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as dark as the night, the legendary “Man in Black” revolutionized music—and forged his legacy as a genuine American icon. Golden Globe® nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon star (and sing) as Johnny Cash and June Carter in this inspiring true story of one man’s unwavering devotion to his sound, his message and the greatest love of his life.

DVD Special Features:

The widescreen version of the Walk the Line Extended Cut two-disc DVD feature DTS and Dolby 5.1 audio presentations with optional Spanish and French Dolby Surround and subtitles in English or Spanish with the following DVD extras:

Disc 1
· Widescreen Extended Cut
· Commentary with co-writer and director James Mangold

Disc 2 (Never before seen extras in bold)
· Johnny Cash Jukebox: Eight Walk The Line Extended Musical Sequences with New Introductions
o “Lewis Boogie” – Waylon Payne as Jerry Lee Lewis
o “Get Rhythm” – Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash
o “You’re My Baby” – Johnathan Rice as Roy Orbison
o “Jukebox Blues” – Reese Witherspoon as June Carter
o “Rock and Roll Ruby” – Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash
o “That’s Alright Mama” – Tyler Hilton as Elvis Presley
o “Jackson” – Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter
o “Cocaine Blues” – Joaquin Phoenix as Johnny Cash
· More Men in Black: Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by co-writer and director James Mangold
o “Memphis Streets”
o “At the Bank”
· Becoming Cash / Becoming Carter featurette
· Sun Records & The Johnny Cash Sound featurette
· The Cash Legacy featurette
· Folsom: Cash & the Comeback featurette
· Ring of Fire: The Passion of Johnny & June featurette
· Cash and his Faith featurette
· Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of Walk the Line featurette
· Walk the Line Theatrical Trailer



WALK THE LINE EXTENDED CUT
Street Date: March 25, 2008
Pre-Book Date: February 27, 2008
Price: $26.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada
Total Run Time: 153 Minutes
DVD Catalog #: 2248795
U.S. Rating: NR
Closed Captioned: Yes

 

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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Tony-B

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Posted January 09 2008 - 07:56 AM

Seems odd that they'd bring this out two years after the original release, but still, looks like a nice release. Glad it's got a DTS track.
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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted January 09 2008 - 08:57 AM

Yeah you're right. Perhaps it might have something to do with his role in We Own The Night. He was simply awesome in that role
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#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Paul_D

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Posted January 10 2008 - 09:19 PM

Any indication anywhere of whether Mangold was involved in assembling this new cut? If not this sounds like just another cash-in.
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Bill GrandPre

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Posted January 11 2008 - 07:15 AM

Well, he does commentary for it so that's something of an endorsement even if he wasn't personally involved in making the longer cut.
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