A Man Called Horse [Blu-ray]
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Richard Harris stars as John Morgan, an English nobleman who has left his homeland for a time and come to America. Out in the Wild West, he's enjoying a hunting trip that is suddenly disrupted by a group of Sioux Indians that attack his camp, kill and scalp his guides and then capture Morgan.
Naked and dragged behind a horse with a rope around him, Morgan is taken back to the Indian's camp and treated like the lowest of low. They view him as little more than a dog going so far as to keep him tied near them.
As time passes, Morgan begins to learn about the Indians and their ways with the help of Batise (Jean Gascon), another captive who has learned how to speak their language but can also speak English and French. Through the translations Batise provides Morgan learns about his position in the tribe as a captive and also how they live their lives, how they differ from the lives led by English nobles.
A day comes when the village the tribe lives in is about to be attacked by two members of another tribe. One of the boys takes out the first and Morgan leaps to attack the second, killing him with his own knife. As the boys scalp the first one, Morgan realizes to become accepted he must follow suit and does so to the second attacker.
Morgan becomes accepted among the tribe and must earn his place among them.Read more ›
So glad to finally own this great film.
I found that this particular Blu Ray release of the first movie to be done very well. The movie came out in the 70's and the picture quality on Blu Ray looks great for a movie made over 40 years ago. The landscapes that set the backdrop for this film are just amazing. Props, costumes, and set pieces do a wonderful job in this film's attempt to give the audience a peek into this culture. The movie also states in the beginning that the rituals recreated in the film were carefully studied/researched in order to give them as much authenticity as possible. I don't know if they are completely accurate or not...but it seems that they did make an effort to make them so. It's an amazing story and from what I read elsewhere, it is supposedly based on real events. Richard Harris does an amazing job of playing a character snatched from one world and thrown into another that eventually changes his life forever. The film primarily focuses on his life with this particular group of Native Americans (Sioux). As you can imagine, it certainly isn't very good at first but over time through understanding and appreciation, he learns quite a bit from this culture and something about himself too.Read more ›
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Like most Blu-rays I purchase, "A Man Called Horse" far exceeds my expectations and still holds up dramatically to this day. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Pen Slinger
A very good movie with very good acting. They don't make 'em like this anymore.Published 10 months ago by Harrell Broome
Well done story for its date of production. No disclaimer that I saw concerning "no animals were hurt during the filming"! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Rebbaron55
Outstanding film. An accurate picture of the customs of the Sioux. I have a VHS version, but wanted it in DVD format. Receiving it gave me the opportunity to watch it again.Published 12 months ago by Victor