Jan 222016
 

Bound for Glory isn’t a fantastic movie and it is a bit long in the tooth at nearly two and a half hours but Guthrie as a person and his journey was interesting combined with an amazing performance from the always charismatic David Carradine does make for a worthwhile viewing.

 

 

Bound for Glory
(1976)


REVIEW NAVIGATION

The Movie
| Special Features | Video Quality | Audio Quality | Overall

Genre(s): Drama, Music
Twilight Time | PG – 148 min. – $29.95 | January 16, 2016

Date Published: 01/22/2016 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by:
Hal Ashby
Writer(s): Woody Guthrie (book); Robert Getchell (screenplay), Leonard Rosenman (adapted)
Cast: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, Randy Quaid
DISC INFO:
Features:
Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 1.0)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English SDH
Disc Size: 36.2 GB
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


PLOT SYNOPSIS

Director Hal Ashby’s meticulously detailed bio-pic of the politically engaged singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie (DAVID CARRADINE) recreates the American Great Depression while also giving us a portrait of a flawed genius in tune with his difficult times.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 0.5/5

Along with the usual essay booklet, this release also includes the Original Theatrical Trailer.

 


VIDEO – 3.75/5

Bound for Glory takes stage onto Blu-ray presented in its original 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and given a decent enough 1080p high-definition transfer. This isn’t what I would call a great looking movie to begin with as it’s really void of a lot of color but this transfer has its flaws, primarily the numerous instances of dust marks and film damage. Understandably, Fox or whomever didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money doing repairs but some parts are more glaring than others. Even so, I can’t say it’s bad as detail OK and no doubt it does look better than anything that came before.

 

AUDIO – 3.75/5

The DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0 track is more or less satisfactory though dialogue levels do tend to be soft. However, this lossless track does come to life with the music, as well as the score, central to the theme of the movie and the main character of Guthrie. I doubt this will be overly impressive but acceptable enough.

 



OVERALL – 3.0/5

Overall, Bound for Glory isn’t a fantastic movie and it is a bit long in the tooth at nearly two and a half hours but Guthrie as a person and his journey was interesting combined with an amazing performance from the always charismatic David Carradine does make for a worthwhile viewing. The Blu-ray released by Twilight Time offers decent video and audio transfers but unfortunately lacks any meaningful in special features.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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