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Dallas Buyers Club

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful "buyers' club."
Title: Dallas buyers club
[videorecording (DVD)]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, rda
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Accompanying material may vary.
Also issued as part of a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack.
Bonus features: Deleted scenes ; a look inside Dallas buyers club.
Originally produced in 2013 as motion picture.
Summary: Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful "buyers' club."
Audience: MPAA rating R for pervasive language, some strong sexual content, nudity and drug use.
Statement of Responsibility: Focus Features and Truth Entertainment present a Voltage Pictures/R² Films/Evolution IndependentlCE production ; directed by Jean-Marc Vallée ; written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack ; produced by Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter
Distributor: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2014]
Credits: Editors, John Mac McMurphy, Martin Pensa ; director of photography, Yves Bélanger.
Performers: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Kevin Rankin, Donna Duplantier.
System Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Other Language: In English; optional subtitles in Spanish; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.
Subject Headings: HIV (Viruses) Alternative treatment Drama. HIV-positive persons Care Drama. Cowboys Texas Drama. HIV-positive persons Drama.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Historical films
Biographical films
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Topical Term: HIV (Viruses)
HIV-positive persons
Cowboys
HIV-positive persons
Publisher No: 2029273
517546
62129683
62129684
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Jul 14, 2014
  • jkovacs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this movie very much. The acting was well done, especially by Leto who was unrecognisable. Great performances all around.

Jul 01, 2014
  • ncs1961 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Raunchier and a less compelling tale than I expected. I remember those bad ol days - this film just didn't capture the desperation or comeraderie of the times. Only made it 1/2 way through before returning it to library.

A better movie than I thought it was going to be. Based on the story of Ron Woodroof and his fight to live against the odds. I didn't recognize Jared Leto in this film as Rayon. He was amazing! He didnt get much PR for the film as McConaughey. It's good to know the FDA finally got it right.

Disappointing and offensive. Having seen my homosexual brothers and sisters advocate for HIV and AIDS treatment for decades, it is ridiculous that a virulently homophobic, whore mongering, criminal yahoo be portrayed as a "hero." Gay people are portrayed stereotypically, as well.

This movie is a waste of time. If we are to argue that it's just one man's story, read Ron Woodroof's biography. There is hardly a point of accuracy in this film. If he were alive, I believe Mr. Woodroof would sue the film producers for defamation of character. He wasn't even a cowboy, and there is NO evidence his sex life consisted of frequent visits to the lowest, cheapest prostitutes.

Knowing that this man never entered a rodeo ring, even the film's intended dramatic/sentimental ending is cloying: "One more ride on a bull before I die." Snort. I have to wonder if the intention of the project was simply to prove that REAL men get AIDS too. Pure propaganda.

Jun 21, 2014
  • harrybrowne rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Good anti-government (yes, anti-government) story of a man who wanted to heal himself without government dictates. Good story utterly ruined with vulgarity, pretentiousness and a grotesque Matthew McConaughey. True story yes, but could have been done so much better. And more truthful, especially that early on in the AIDS epidemic, political correctness trumped public health. So many deaths could have been prevented.

Jun 21, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I agree with a lot of the previous comments. Mathew McConaughey is unrecognizable and excellent ....... and I'm not a big fan of his. Jared Leto kills it in a supporting role and may have even surpassed McConaughey's performance. The movie highlights the relationship between the FDA & Big Pharma and their common interest: $$$ (of course). Hopefully, the film will remind people that the gov't works for them, not the other way around.

Jun 19, 2014
  • eastvanbookfan rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Barely recognized Matthew MConaughey. I hope he did NOT injure himself losing all the weight he must have to play this part. Loved all the characters. Too much truth in this movie meaning not a comment on the film but wondering if we have changed that much as a society? The issues names have changed (AIDs/GMO food) but the FDA still seems to be just as useless 30 years later.....

Jun 18, 2014
  • Ditta rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Loved, loved, loved Jared Leto in this movie; I’m not a fan of Matthew McConaughey but he did a great job here too.

Jun 17, 2014
  • ElspethG rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I quit watching this DVD about half way through due to the overwhelming amount of profanity. It may have been a good movie, but I couldn't listen to all of the swear words used.

I really don't understand why moviemakers need to inject so many swear words into the dialogue. Some, I get. In nearly every sentence, unnecessary. If there was a movie option where I could bleep out the swear words, I'd use it in a second.

Jun 11, 2014
  • slarsen rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This could have been an excellent movie, but it wasn't! I am so disappointed. It was, in my opinion, overdone; overacted. I kept waiting for the story to develop so I could care about this man, but it just didn't happen for me.

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May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: Sex is shown, but not graphic and never seen directly. However, male buttocks are shown briefly, as well as several glimpses of female breasts and buttocks.

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: Cocaine, heroin, and other drug use are shown; alcohol is drunk and cigarettes smoked.

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: A variety of slurs and about 100 utterances of the f-word are used. The language is vulgar, but there's a purpose to this use of language; it's not used just for the sake of being crude.

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: A fistfight between two men lasts for three punches in quick succession. A man's damaged leg in an accident with heavy machinery is also covered in blood. Both of these scenes are very brief and violence is not a concern in this film.

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are a few angry outbursts and suffering is consistent throughout the film. The subject matter itself (as well as McConaughey's transformation for the role) may cause viewers to feel uncomfortable.

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May 28, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Judge: The constitution,
specifically the Ninth Amendment,
does not state that
you have the right
to be mentally healthy
or physically healthy.
It does state
that you have a right
to choose your
own medical care,
but that is interpreted as
medical care that is approved
by the Food and
Drug Administration.
Regarding the FDA, the court is highly
disturbed by its bullying tactics
and direct interference with
a drug whose own agency
has found to be non-toxic.

May 28, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Judge continued: The FDA was formed
to protect people,
not prevent them
from getting help.
The law doesn't seem to make
much common sense sometimes.
And if a person has been found
to be terminally ill,
they ought to be able to take just
about anything they feel will help,
but that's not the law.
Mr. Woodroof, I'm moved to
compassion by your plight,
but what is lacking here is
legal authority to intervene.
I'm sorry, this case
is hereby dismissed.

May 28, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Ron: You said I'd be dead in 30 days,
well, howdy xxyyzz' doody,
because it's a year later, and look who's still here.

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"I've been looking for you, lone star."

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Screw the FDA. I'm gonna be DOA."

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Relax, I don't bite. I guess you're handsome, in a Texas, hick, white trash, dumb kind of way."

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Sometimes I feel like I'm fighting for a life I ain't got time to live."

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Y'all are up there afraid that we're gonna find an alternative without you."

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Watch what you eat and who you eat."

May 07, 2014
  • britprincess1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"God sure was dressin' the wrong doll when he blessed you with a set of balls."

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Mar 18, 2014
  • jjd66 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Dallas Buyers Club - Official Int'l Trailer (2013) HD

Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. These were the early days of the AIDS epidemic, and the U.S. was divided over how to combat the virus. Ron, now shunned and ostracized by many of his old friends, and bereft of government-approved effective medicines, decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, the entrepreneurial Woodroof joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts - who he once would have shunned - and established a hugely successful "buyers' club." Their shared struggle for dignity and acceptance is a uniquely American story of the transformative power of resilience. Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Writers: Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto

Feb 03, 2014
  • libguy_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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