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Walk The Line (Limited Edition DVD, CD & Book Gift Set) [2005]

Joaquin Phoenix , Reese Witherspoon , James Mangold    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Patrick, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sandra Ellis-Lafferty
  • Directors: James Mangold
  • Format: Box set, PAL, Dolby
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 29 Oct 2007
  • Run Time: 136 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UBSUJM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 89,855 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Charting the life stories of both legendary musician Johnny Cash and singer June Carter, Walk The Line has proven to be among the most popular music biopics of all time. And with good reason.

Spearheaded by two superb performances, the film’s main focus is on Cash himself, from his childhood, early successes, eventual troubles through to the legendary concert at Folsom Prison. His journey also takes in drug problems, the tragedy that haunted him and bumpy relationships with the women in his life. Throughout, of course, there’s Cash’s enviable body of musical work, which not only helps provide markers for his story, but makes for an excellent soundtrack to the movie as a whole.

As a film, Walk The Line is resolutely formulaic, with a structure that’ll be familiar to anyone who regularly watches biopics of this ilk. What really helps this one stand tall though are Joaquin Pheonix and Reese Witherspoon. Pheonix is utterly compelling in the lead role, while Witherspoon returns to the form she displayed back in the days of Election.

James Mangold’s direction is fine and uncluttered, and while his film clearly chooses which elements of Cash’s life to focus on (there’s certainly far more to know than you get in the two and a quarter hours here), it works extremely well as an entry point into the life story of a great musician. Even the casual viewer will get a lot from Walk The Line, and it may even compel them to expand their CD collection off the back of it --Simon Brew

Product Description

This is a specially created book pack, which fits onto DVD shelving and looks like a hardback book. It opens up to reveal a host of stunning images from the film (some of which were not widely used at the time of the film's release), an essay about Johnny Cash and his legacy, quotes from musicians about Johnny Cash and reviews of the film. It also includes the full original soundtrack recording of the film on CD.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 18 Dec 2006
By S. Moss
Format:DVD
This film is different. Not in a bad way, in a very refreshing and thoroughly excellent way. Joaquin Phoenix is a convincing Johnny Cash and Reese Witherspoon is phenomenal. The film draws you in and is deeply compelling. I would recommend this film to anyone over the age of about 15. You don't have to be a Johnny Cash fan to enjoy it.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Soundtrack 28 April 2006
Format:DVD
I grew up listening to Johnny Cash music played over and over again by my Dad and I really thought I didn't like it at all! I went to see this movie purely because the movie I intended to see wasn't showing. I went with my 11 year old daughter who had never even heard of Johnny Cash.

We went back again after the first showing. It is a 'love story' but a very real and gritty story.

Joaquin Pheonix is more than believeable playing the complicated man in black, and his renditions of Cash's songs are astounding.

Watching Reese Witherspoon in action as June Carter is a treat, and it's easy to see why she earned her Oscar.

Watch out for a passionate performance by Robert Patrick as Johnny's hard liner father.

Altogether a must see film!
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69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Y'all can't walk no line." 9 Dec 2005
By Kona TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon give memorable performances in this story of Johnny Cash and his long-time love, June Carter. Johnny grew up poor on a cotton farm, listening to June Carter and her family sing on the radio. He married a girl from home and started singing, but his wife was jealous of Johnny's career and his time away from home. He met June and was smitten, but they were both married; they continued to tour together for years, through June's second marriage and Johnny's terrible drug abuse. June helped him kick his habit and later, Johnny proposed to her onstage.
I really enjoyed the songs in the movie a lot; I was especially impressed that Phoenix and Witherspoon did their own singing and playing and made it look so easy. Phoenix's Johnny is a tortured and self-destructive soul, and Witherspoon's June is spunky and smart. They have great romantic chemistry on-screen and their close-ups are intense! The supporting cast is uniformly excellent, especially Robert Patrick as Johnny's mean and unrepentant father. "Walk the Line" is an entertaining bio pic with infectious music and two very likeable stars.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Film 26 Nov 2006
Format:DVD
This is a truly wonderful film, with excellent performances by Phoenix and Wetherspoon. I have never been a fan of Johnny Cash and I honestly didn't think I would like this movie - how wrong could I have been? One of the best movies I have seen in a long time. It was one of those films which kept you watching all the way through and I really was disappointed when it came to an end. I would highly recommend watching this film. It was nothing short of Outstanding!
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
By Amazon Customer TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
How two actors can transform themselves into country singers as convincingly as this is breathtaking, and to give such satisfying, spontaneous and riveting performances is amazing.

Just watch the extended versions of the songs on Disc 2, particularly Reese in "Juke Box Blues", it seems she has completely forgotten who she is, she is just living June Carter, also the great duet of them singing "Jackson".

Phoenix becomes Johnny Cash, he doesn't act or mimic him, he is him, watching his performance you can actually see a comment made in one of the extras that Cash "was the most haunted man I have ever met".

This is no romantic biopic, it is a gritty slice of real life, the lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter.

The extras on Disc 2 are every bit as good as the film in their different way, and the extended songs stand up as an album on their own. Buy, but make sure you BUY THE TWO DISC VERSION.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars walk the line 10 April 2006
By Miss C.
Format:DVD
i thought this film is very good, im only young and havent really heard of jonny cash. that said i thought the 2 actors made the film real. reese' performance ws especially good and i thought it was good that they use the actors real voices with the vocals. this film is a breath of fresh air and need more films like this.
must see film
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't say enough about it 31 Dec 2006
Format:DVD
I adore this movie. It was one I'd always wanted to see in the cinema but never made it to, so I waited for the DVD. As I'd bought it as a gift for my dad, I waited until Christmas day to see it for the first time. I was blown away.

The beginning drew me in immediately. And it's those first few scenes that tug at your heartstrings so you can't possibly turn away. I never knew the story of Johnny Cash, nor had I ever bothered to listen to his music. But since seeing this film, I could just watch it again and again.

The Oscars that were won for this movie were very well deserved. Witherspoon & Phoenix were perfect for these roles. Whenever I watch a movie, I always think "Who else could've played that role?" And if I can't think of anyone, then I know the actors have done a great job. Absolutely brilliant music, exceptional acting, wonderful dialogue and a great cast. This film has a wonderful mixed feel of tragedy, love, humour, music, sadness and happiness. If you watch this movie, you won't regret it. xxx
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent human story 23 May 2006
By Anlon
Format:DVD
I went to see Walk the Line because film got an Oscar, I heard of Johnny Cash but wasn't much interested in his music. This film changed all that. I was so moved I cried, actors were wonderful especially Joaqiun - I think he should have got an Oscar, breath-taking performance. I think he carried the film showing Cash's passion for music, his struggles and of course his love for June Carter. I've seen many films but hardly any of them touched my soul and this WAS one. Excellent!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I know knew little about Jonny Cash and my girlfriend recommended this for me to watch. I was hooked right in! Good story, good music and entertaining! Read more
Published 8 days ago by C Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars superb film
Great film. Seen it before when i was ill in bed. Well worth a watch. I was singing like johnny for days.
Published 10 days ago by C. PIESINA
5.0 out of 5 stars great cd
there are lots of cds out there but this is great. without having multiple cds packs this has the songs that you need.
Published 23 days ago by martin
5.0 out of 5 stars “Walk The Line” on BLU RAY – Compatibility Issues With The ‘US’ Disc…
OK - I'm a huge Johnny Cash fan - so I was always going to love James Mangold’s "Walk The Line" (2005). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mark Barry
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd
the review is mainly for zoverstock which have never let me down ive had loads of dvd and cd from them had 2 cd which had a track on each which did nt play zover replaced straight... Read more
Published 1 month ago by misskatie
1.0 out of 5 stars DVD Walk the line.
I bought this DVD for one of my Grand-daughters , it wouldn`t work on her machine. I tried it in mine today and had the same result. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Constance Boyle
4.0 out of 5 stars I fell into a burning ring of fire
Johnny Cash was one of those awesome, almost legendary figures that needs no introduction. He was Johnny Cash, the Man in Black. Nuff said. Read more
Published 1 month ago by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
Love this film was a great price to and fast delivery. Is good to keep on dvd as good films arent usually on as much now.
Published 2 months ago by stacey v
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
You don't really have to like Johnny Cash to like this DVD. It is very well acted with some good songs
Published 2 months ago by Nana
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful acting and singing
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon bring the characters of Johnny Cash and June Carter to life in a believable way. Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Lockwood
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