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- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : English, Spanish
- Product Dimensions : 1.35 x 13.21 x 19.25 cm; 58.97 Grams
- Item model number : 633500
- Director : Randall Wallace
- Media Format : AC-3, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Dubbed
- Run time : 2 hours and 3 minutes
- Release date : Jan. 25 2011
- Actors : Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, Nelsan Ellis, James Cromwell
- Dubbed: : Spanish, French
- Subtitles: : English, French, Spanish
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Studio : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B004DK5CW4
- Writers : Mike Rich
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,898 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
- Customer Reviews:
Disney presents an astonishing true story bursting with hope, heart and courage. Diane Lane and John Malkovich lead a celebrated cast in this inspirational motion picture from the producers of MIRACLE, INVINCIBLE and THE ROOKIE. Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse, Secretariat, and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion. Out of the gate with never-before-seen bonus features, SECRETARIAT is hours of pulse-pounding entertainment for the whole family!
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I'm so happy that I ordered it from this seller. The price was great and the product was just as promised!
A great addition to my video collection 😃
I do not believe we will ever see his like again!!! A great story to show girls and women because Ms Chenery was a smart woman who refused to give up and knew a business usually populated by men.
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I don't know what it is about them: I just do. From National Velvet, Seabiscuit, Hidalgo, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken...I could go on.
This is a very stylish movie and Diane Lane is a wonderful leading lady. She portrays her character with elegance and warmth. You feel that she is truly paying tribute to her real-life counterpart.
It's a well-worn story about a motley crew pulling off incredible victories but it nevertheless charms you and captures your imagination. You *will* be cheering for Secretariat during the final race even though you know the result (which shows how good the direction & editing is).
I was initially worried that the film would be too long, but I really didn't feel its 2 hours and would happily spend time watching it again.
It goes without saying that if you like a horse movie, you'll love it. Even if you don't, I would recommend reading Roger Eberts *beautifully* written review of this movie to get a full sense of what it offers movie fans.
I just love the character of Lucian: extrovert, lover of extraordinary hats and ties, and brave in the use of colour in his clothes, yet a great and soft heart and love for the horse, Penny, and the jockey.
Eddie, the Stable Lad, is another very endearing character. His love, understanding, and communication with Big Red, and love of Penny and her daddy are just beautiful.
Another endearing moment is the washing of Big Red with much joy, despite very testing circumstances at the time, and that lovely old song, and number 2 pop hit of 1969: Oh Happy Day", which we also hear much later on, in amazing victory.
There is some nail-biting footage of horse racing, and ultimately an unbeatable winner: "The greatest racehorse that ever lived".
A superb and lovely film, which I keep watching again and again.
I agree with some of the criticism: even overlooking the many liberties they took with the real events, the movie is really all about Penny Chenery and her determination to see this special foal run and prove himself. She had many obstacles to overcome but too much is made of her "housewife" state, after all she was born and raised on a training farm.
Secretariat was truly a super-horse (his heart was twice the size of that of an average horse and some of his records still stand after 37 years) but neither his physical and mental gifts nor his unmatched dominance of the sport were sufficiently conveyed in this movie. Instead, his remarkable string of victories is presented more like a vaguely mystical journey with religious overtones. In fact, the coverage of the Belmont race is the weakest moment in the whole film, ludicrously interrupted by gospel music and shoddily re-enacted on a much smaller racecourse. It would have been much better to show the actual footage of the race which still stands as one of the greatest moments in any sport. Finally, the hippy daughter fabrication further detracted from the action, making Secretariat himself too much of a bit player.
Despite all of the above, my family enjoyed this movie so much that we have already watched it a second time and I suspect it will get further airings from time to time.