Dallas Buyers Club (Blu-ray)

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Dallas 1985. Electrician and sometimes rodeo bull rider Ron Woodroof lives hard, which includes heavy smoking, drinking, drug use (primarily cocaine) and casual sex. He is a stereotypical redneck: racist and homophobic. While in the hospital on a work related injury, the doctors discover and inform him that he is HIV+, and that he will most-likely die within thirty days. Ron is initially in angry denial that he would have a disease that only "faggots" have, but upon quick reflection comes to the realization that the diagnosis is probably true. He begins to read whatever research is available about the disease, which at this time seems to be most effectively treated by the drug AZT.  AZT, however, is only in the clinical trials stage within the US. Incredulous that he, as a dying man, cannot pay for any drug which may save or at least prolong his life, he goes searching for it by whatever means possible.

Product Details

Barcode
6009699973033
Department
Movies & TV
Released
5 Jun 2014
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Drama
Region
Region B
Language
English
Sound Format
5.1 Dolby Digital
Studio
Independent
Runtime
117 min
Age Restriction
16 LSNDP
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Dallas Buyers Club
Release Year
2013
Running Time
117 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Biography / AIDS (Disease) / Biographical / Medical / Psychodrama
US Box Office
$27.3 million
Official Website
http://www.focusfeatures.com/dallas_buyers_club
Ratings
IMDb
8.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
93% 91%
Metacritic
84
Synopsis
Matthew McConaughey headlines director Jean-Marc Vallée's biographical drama centering on the story of Ron Woodroof, a Texas electrician who was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, and who subsequently devoted his life to providing fellow HIV patients with non-FDA-approved drugs and supplements during an era when doctors were still struggling to understand the devastating disease. Defying his surprise death sentence, Woodroof set out to procure any and all non-toxic alternative HIV treatments available, and established a "buyers club" to provide the treatments to others afflicted with the disease. But that mission quickly made him a target for both the U.S. medical establishment and the pharmaceutical industry, both of which resented his defiance of government sanctions, and joined forces to shut down his operation by any means necessary.
Poster
Poster for Dallas Buyers Club
Cast & Crew
Director
Jean-Marc Vallee
Star
Matthew McConaughey / Jennifer Garner / Jared Leto / Dallas Roberts / Steve Zahn
Co-Star
Tony Bentley / Craig Borten / Sean Boyd / Don Brady / Ian Casselberry / Martin Covert / Bradford Cox / James DuMont / Griffin Dunne / Donna Duplantier / Rick Espaillat / J.D. Evermore / Lucius Falick / Douglas M. Griffin / David Lichtenstein / Jane McNeill / Neeona Neal / Denis O'Hare / Michael O'Neill / Carl Palmer / Kevin Rankin / Arthur Smith / Scott Takeda / Matthew Thompson / Lawrence Turner / Deneen Tyler / Noelle Wilcox / Rachel Wulff / Joji Yoshida
Screenwriter
Craig Borten / Melissa Wallack
Director of Photography
Yves Belanger
Assistant Director
Urs Hirschbiegel
Sound
Martin Pinsonnault / Sonomar
Stunt Coordinator
Alex Terzieff
Set Decorator
Robert Covelman
Post-Production Supervisor
Pierre Theriault
Production Manager/UPM
Michael Sledd
Camera Operator
Luis Lopez DeVictoria
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"[U]ndeniably affecting...[The story] allows McConaughey to turn his character into an empathetic figure -- one whose prejudice fades as his fighting spirit intensifies..."
A.A. Dowd (31 Oct 2013, )
Chicago Sun-Times
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Once we get past McConaughey’s stunning transformation, we’re transfixed by a performance that reminds us of why this guy became a movie star in the first place..."
Richard Roeper (7 Nov 2013, )
Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "Matthew McConaughey is currently the most exciting acting talent at work in movies."
Ian Nathan (31 Jan 2014, )
Entertainment Weekly
"[T]hanks to McConaughey's and Leto's fearless performances as two terminally ill men going to whatever lengths it takes...DALLAS BUYERS CLUB achieves a sort of grace." -- Grade: B
Chris Nashawaty (1 Nov 2013, )
Los Angeles Times
"[M]arked by unexpected humor and roughneck rebellion as well as heart-wrenching humanity....A rough, raw, ragged and exhilarating ride."
Betsy Sharkey (31 Oct 2013, )
Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "McConaughey makes sure we feel his tenacity and triumphs in the treatment of AIDS. His explosive, unerring portrayal defines what makes an actor great, blazing commitment to a character and the range to make every nuance felt."
Peter Travers (31 Oct 2013, )
Total Film
"Providing the sweet to McConaughey’s salt, Leto brings a disarming gentleness to Rayon....Both actors are magnificent..."
Matt Glasby (3 Feb 2014, )
Uncut
"It is the credit of director Jean-Marc Vallée -- and the scriptwriters Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack -- that at no point does DALLAS BUYERS CLUB drift into the saccharine."
Michael Bonner (7 Feb 2014, )
USA Today
"McConaughey proves he has evolved from a handsome lightweight to one of the most talented, risk-taking actors in Hollywood."
Claudia Puig (31 Oct 2013, )
Variety
"[A] riveting and surprisingly relatable true story..."
Peter Debruge (7 Sep 2013, )