Hatfields & McCoys: Bad Blood (DVD)

The rivalry that was present between the Hatfields & McCoys has been the subject of countless different television shows and articles in the last few decades. However, there has not been the attention to detail or sheer scope captured in the same way as it has during Hatfields & McCoys: Bad Blood. This film sticks well to the time period in which it is set, and benefits considerably from a cast that includes Christian Slated, Perry King, and Jeff Fahey. The most eye-opening thing here has to be the violence which both families were prone; this is not the brawls that tend to flare up when groups live too close together. Christian Slater’s role as Governor Bramlette is utterly compelling; eir turn as the Governor showcases that even the force of a state was not enough to quell the discord sown by this conflict.

The special features that are present on this release are considerable; the commentary (done with the director, Fred Olen Ray) provides an additional amount of context to the events that are captured during this film. The stills gallery impart much of the film’s beauty into snapshots of the events; the Spanish subtitles are perfect for those audiences that may not have the best command of the English language.

If you would like to know more about the Hatfields and the McCoys, make it a point to purchase a copy of Bad Blood from your local entertainment retailer. The video print is absolutely gorgeous, while the 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio ensures that no line or utterance is lost. Give Bad Blood a view and check some of the books that were written about the subject; these families’ depravity knew no bounds.

Rating: 9.2/10

Hatfields & McCoys: Bad Blood (DVD) / 2012 Lionsgate / 90 Minutes / http://www.lionsgate.com

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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