Reviewer's Rating 3 out of 5  
All the Pretty Horses DVD (2001)

Matt Damon wrangles Mexicans and Penelope Cruz in "All the Pretty Horses", that's now out on a suitably pretty DVD.

Events in the movie might move slowly, but the lush cinematography of the sun-baked backdrop looks sensational, especially when it's transferred to DVD as well as it is here.

The 5.1 sound mix is angry and passion-filled and envelopes you into the mood of the movie. It kicks off with a ferocious subwoofer-underpinned stampede of horses through your living room, followed by a powerfully rendered music score, and other dramatic effects like rain-lashed thunderstorms.

If you're looking for extra features then it would appear that Columbia TriStar were unable to corral any in for this DVD. There's a lot of footage that hit the editing room floor to cut down the original four hour running time, but then maybe it's best left out altogether. No matter, if you liked the film you'll enjoy it on DVD.

Region: 2
Chapters: 28
Ratio: 2.35:1 (anamorphic)
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Extra Features: Scene selection, cast and crew filmographies, trailer gallery, animated menus, and multiple languages subtitles.

End Credits

Director: Billy Bob Thornton

Writer: Ted Talley

Stars: Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Penélope Cruz, Ruben Blades, Lucas Black, Mirian Colon, Bruce Dern, Robert Patrick, Sam Shepard

Genre: Drama, Western

Length: 116 minutes

Cinema: 25 May 2001

DVD: 5 November 2001

Country: USA