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Coal Miner's Daughter - 25th Anniversary Edition (1980)

Sissy Spacek , Tommy Lee Jones , Michael Apted  |  PG |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo, Levon Helm, Phyllis Boyens
  • Directors: Michael Apted
  • Writers: Tom Rickman
  • Producers: Bernard Schwartz
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2005
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009R1TJ0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,573 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Coal Miner's Daughter - 25th Anniversary Edition" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Feature Commentary with Sissy Spacek and Director Michael Apted
  • Tommy Lee Jones Remembers Coal Miner's Daughter
  • An Exclusive Interview with Loretta Lynn and Director Michael Apted
  • President George Bush Sr. Salutes AFI and Coal Miner's Daughter

  • Editorial Reviews

    Coal Miner's Daughter is the amazing true story based on the book Loretta Lynn wrote with George Vecsey. It was the first country musician autobiography to hit the bestseller list and sold more than a million copies in six weeks. When bringing Loretta's story to the screen, director Michael Apted assembled an incredible cast: Sissy Spacek (who won an Oscar for her role), Tommy Lee Jones, Beverly D'Angelo and Levon Helm. What resulted is a remarkable tale of a rousing love affair and a woman's triumph in making her name in the world.

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    80 of 82 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Biopic of Loretta Lynn Just Gets Better with Age! October 24, 2005
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    To me, the success of a film biography isn't whether fans of the personality will watch the movie; they will, whether it is any good, or not...the true measure of success is how the film captures an audience who DON'T know the person, and wins their hearts.

    "Coal Miner's Daughter" does this, better than nearly any other 'biopic', and the film is as passionate and wonderful today as it was in 1980.

    There are several reasons for the film's 'staying' power; first, British director Michael Apted, making his first American feature, brought an unbiased eye to the lifestyle of poor but proud rural America. Eschewing the clichés of the "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Dukes of Hazzards" stereotypes, he cast many 'locals' in the film, and attempted to recreate, as realistically as possible, the world Loretta Webb/Lynn knew so well.

    Second, the film boasts not one or two, but three powerhouse supporting performances. Tommy Lee Jones, who Apted picked over Harrison Ford, is a revelation as Doolittle 'Mooney' Lynn. With only a handful of credits when the film was released, he demonstrated the dazzling combination of humor and sensitivity that would eventually win him a place as one of our finest actors. Levon Helm, making his dramatic debut as Loretta's father, Ted, is even more impressive. Low-key, but irresistible, he offers so much love and power in his portrayal that it's easy to see why he would remain influential to his superstar daughter, long after his passing. In a brief but sparkling portrayal, Beverly D'Angelo channels Patsy Cline to perfection (I may be alone in my opinion, but I prefer her portrayal over Jessica Lange's, in "Sweet Dreams").
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    32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best dat-gum movies ever! June 27, 2003
    Format:DVD
    Finally, it's on DVD!
    Okay, I'm one of those folks who knows this movie up and down, back and forth, word-for-Kentucky-word, and proud of it!
    I remember seeing this film on the big screen in 1980, when I barely knew who Loretta Lynn was, and I loved it dearly from that moment on.
    If this film hadn't been up against my other all-time favorite movie for the Best Picture Oscar in 1980, it should have (and would have) won, hands-down.
    I waited for years for this film to finally be released on DVD, and I wasn't disappointed. My VHS edition, while as wonderful as a pan&scan movie can be, was worn out from repeated viewing. The quality of the picture and sound on the DVD is superb, as are the special features, including an interview with Director Michael Apted and Miss Loretta Lynn herself, as well as a rememberance by Tommy Lee Jones. Once you've watched the whole film all the way through, you'll want to watch it again with the commentary by Sissy Spacek and Director Michael Apted.
    Even if you have never heard the name "Loretta Lynn", you'll adore and treasure your "Coal Miner's Daughter" DVD.
    My Jaw's-a-swellin' up - from pure happiness!
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    29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Diamonds From Coal. June 5, 2002
    Format:VHS Tape
    I LOVE this movie. This heartwarming, true rag-to-riches film about the life of Loretta Lynn took even the most sophisticated audiences by surprise when it was first released. Sissy Spacek is wonderfully accurate in her portrayal of the legendary but still humble and approachable country music star. This film made people who HATED country music take a second look. The story of the backwards, backwoods, painfully shy little girl whose simple, self-penned, biographical songs made her a huge star with almost unequaled # 1 country hits, is just as touching and great as when it was released. Tommy Lee Jones is perfect as "Doo", the man who stood by his woman, and Beverly D'Angelo gives a memorable performance as the legendary Patsy Cline. The fact that Spacek and D'Angelo so effectively do all their own singing, considering the shoes they had to fill, just makes this film all that much of a wonder. Levon Helm, of The Band, is also very good as "Lorettys" daddy. Just an all- around terrific film, with many touching moments from a by-gone time, when a little girl with a record could tap on the radio station window one day, and be a star a week later. Sissy Spacek's Oscar winning performance makes for a total class production about a total class lady. Loretta Lynn became one of this city boys favorites since seeing this film, and she remains so... a true, greatly admired, humanitarian *star*, who could teach most other celebrities a thing or two about "stardom". A perfect film for the whole family, the ultimate "feel good" movie. Thanks Loretty !! (And Sissy, too.) Just GREAT!!
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    15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT, GREAT MOVIE. WHO HATES THIS MOVIE? September 16, 1999
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    Format:VHS Tape
    Loretta Lynn is one of the most beautiful voices that is out there. I may not agree with her seemingly uniformed political opinions but she is not a bad person. In fact my love for her increases every time she sings. She is what country should be. A strong woman not afraid to address issues and with real emotion that severely lacks today. The music also has emotion, not like a country star today who wants to sound rock and roll or so concerned with image singing about car parts and thinking if they sing about "simple" things that people will view them that way. No, Loretta is stronger than that and you can see why. Beautiful locations were picked by director Micheal Apted who really seems to love the mountain land as a character just as he did in Nell. I grew up in those mountains and they affect your life profoundly. Sissy is so great as is the tragically underrated Beverly D'Angelo who should have at least been nominated!!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blu Ray transfer for an older movie
    This Blu-ray release has been long in coming, but it was done right. The blu ray picture and especially the sound quality is excellent for a movie with lots of music. Read more
    Published 20 hours ago by Rick
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
    One of my favorite all-time movies. It made me a huge fan of Loretta Lynn and her music. Gotta see it.
    Published 3 days ago by Bo bby hausmann
    5.0 out of 5 stars A treat for the family!
    Beautiful story well told, quality film, quality acting. Who could not love every minute plus the singing is great and the acting superior not to mention the on site filming. Read more
    Published 4 days ago by Henri Pelletier
    5.0 out of 5 stars review of movie
    I love this movie and would recommend buying it to any fan of Loretta Lynn, Sissy S, Tommy lee Jones or the country music fans.
    Published 12 days ago by duana hamilton
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
    This movie is great, I'm glad it has been regitized which makes it better. Love Loretta Lynn, reminds me of home.
    Published 12 days ago by Vet
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love this video
    If you are a fan of Loretta Lynn and her music this video is well worth your purchase. It is enjoyable to watch and Sissy Spacek
    does a fantastic job as Loretta. Read more
    Published 13 days ago by Sherry Svoboda
    5.0 out of 5 stars Must WATCH!
    Who doesn't love "Coal Miner's Daughter"?? This movie is a classic and anyone who hasn't watch should most definitely watch!
    Published 14 days ago by Justin A Webster
    5.0 out of 5 stars Coalminers Daughter a Classic
    Loretta Lynn's "Coalminers Daughter", a true classic and finally brought to life in Blu ray.... I music sounds almost live its so clear.
    Published 28 days ago by mike bowers
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love,Heartache,Truth
    This movie is about real life. Love, Heartbreak, Fame, and Choices. It can make you smile and cry at the same time. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Tarrah
    5.0 out of 5 stars coal miners daughter movie
    love the movie, but one thing sometimes their was parts that were so dark you couldn't really see the scene so well, i don't know if it was the movie itself being that it is an... Read more
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