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  • Actors: Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Matt Barr
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent. UK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008S9GAC2

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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 Nov. 2012
Format: DVD
The Hatfields and McCoys generated the saying, 'The real McCoy'. This is a hardened piece of genuine history. Two confederate soldiers in The Civil War; 'Devil' Anse Hatfield went AWOL leaving his friend Randall McCoy in a delicate situation with the Union army. The dispute carried on to land possession. The Hatfields settled in West Virginia and the McCoys nearby in Kentucky separated by the Tug River.

Hostilities grew rapidly between the families starting with the death of McCoys' brother Harmon at the hands of 'Uncle' Jim Vance, a vicious man brilliantly played by Tom Berenger, allied to disputes regarding land. This is the kick-start in much of the malignment between the families. The family leaders, Anse Hatfield (Kevin Kostner) and Randall McCoy (Bill Paxton), are expertly portrayed, decent men who become embroiled in an inflammatory family feud of hatred and revenge. Once the ball starts rolling, the clans recruit families, friends and neighbours into bloody confrontations. Shootings, reprisals, and revenge become paramount keeping upperhand position, largely borne by stubborness and vindictiveness from younger family acquaintances. What happened between two men exploded into the families. The death count climbs, needlessly, yet inevitable given the gung-ho attitude of the rival opponents who see the situation as a challenge between the families. Who is the bravest or best shot and how can we shoot the opposition under cover?

The women are strong. Sarah Parish as Levicy Hatfield and Mare Winningham as Sarah (Sally) McCoy are totally commited in support of their families, yet have to bear witness to their loved ones needlessly slaughterered. Their emotions are subdued yet eventually become apparent as the destruction of lives continues.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Bryce TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Jan. 2013
Format: DVD
"Devil" Anse Hatfield played by Kevin Costner [also joint producer] and Randall McCoy played by Bill Paxton return by different routes and for different reasons from the bloody Civil War where they had been comrades in battle; looking out for each other. They desire peaceful lives to develop and expand their family businesses, but this is not to be. Like many monumental fall outs their feud starts with a misunderstanding and then an attempted crooked business deal prompted by McCoy's self seeking and loathsome lawyer ads fuel to the flames. Matters escalate with killings and retribution beatings on both sides until the war between the families is out of control. There is, as with any good story, a love interest: can a young Hatfield marry a McCoy? Apparently not.
This true life feud goes on for 30 plus years and has become part of American history. "Going at it like the Hatfields and McCoys" after over 100 years is still part of their lexicon to describe any bitter disagreement.
The acting of all concerned is beyond reproach and a special mention for Mr. Costner's best performance for many years. It is gritty, cruel and violent and to tell this tale it could be no other way. The effects are clever and the scenery stunning even although it was shot in Romania to give the appearance of wild, open space, authentic 19th.century eastern USA.
At just over four and a half hours it splits nicely into 3 parts or if you are as engrossed as I was, will be watched in one sitting. It is a quality realistic production of a standard way beyond the usual mini series genre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 5 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD
It seems like every time I see one of these movies, Jim Vance (Tom Berenger) is always the bad guy. Clocking in at just under five hours, one must make time to watch this film which is not as much fun as LOTR or the "Star Wars" saga. I enjoy watching histories when they are not too long. Clearly this could have been condensed with some of the opening Civil War scenes edited except for the fact Civil War pictures are popular.

I almost turned it off when 'Devil' Anse Hatfield (Kevin Costner) said "brain pan." I also didn't like Bill Paxton's portrayal of Randall McCoy. I thought much of the supporting cast was excellent. This version appears to be one Charles Beard might have written as the origins of the feud is economic. As a history, this was far superior to the version with Christian Slater, but then what isn't better without Christian Slater in it? This is a History Channel presentation, where unfortunately history occasional gets sold out for ratings.

PARENTAL GUIDE: 2 f-bombs, Rear nudity. Couples in bed. Prostitution.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By karen bunn on 15 Aug. 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
thoroughly enjoyed this series. watched them all in one day as I was so engrossed. so nice to see so many English actors/actresses in this series. as usual kevin Costner produces a great character, in both acting and presence.
all the characters stood out in their own right. making you hate some of them and loving others.
me and my husband both chose different sides we liked hatfiald for him and McCoy for me.
so it is hard to choose which side you agreed with the most.
all I can say is, if you like dramas that are based on true stories then this is the one to watch.
enjoyful the whole way through. with some great shooting scenes and some sad ones that would bring a tear to your eyes.
fabulous programme/acting/scenes/costumes the whole lot. just great
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