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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]
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2014]
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
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
Notes: Originally released in 2013 as motion picture
Bonus features: Deleted scenes ; a look inside Dallas buyers club
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
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."
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama DALLAS
Country of Producing Entity: United States
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 and English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
Subject Headings: HIV-positive persons Drama Cowboys Texas Drama HIV-positive persons Care Drama HIV (Viruses) Alternative treatment Drama Nineteen eighties Drama
Genre/Form: Biographical films
Historical films
Fiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: HIV-positive persons
Cowboys
HIV-positive persons
HIV (Viruses)
Nineteen eighties
Publisher No: 62129684 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful 'buyers' club.'


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Sep 16, 2014
  • kendalliah rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Seemed somewhat undeveloped, and like a bit of a manipulative sap fest, but the manipulation worked on me.

Sep 15, 2014
  • SANDRA ELIZABETH BROWN rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A riveting film, very well acted. Truthful, honest and creative directed by a Canadian. Loved Jared Leto in this role. Beauty/ugly, love/hate - so many layers and I remember those times and how devastating it was. The world has come a long way since those times but still a long way to go. Note to fellow reviewers: please do not give a full account as it spoils it for others.

Sep 06, 2014
  • Missybo4 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great movie!! Mathew is an amazing Actor.

Sep 02, 2014
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I guess I was expecting something else with this movie. :(

Aug 23, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Good acting, but hard to see what the point is.

Aug 15, 2014
  • ashleysears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I liked this movie, and he really got into his roll. I found this movie believable, and would watch it again. I did cry in the end though.

Aug 06, 2014
  • gregarioushermit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great movie, intense. Painful, remembering when Aids hit, and all the deaths, the aids quilts, and so thankful we have come so far.

Aug 04, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

Aug 01, 2014
  • specshipx rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great acting, good line writing, but lacked well developed plot.

Jul 23, 2014
  • jwtraveler rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Well-made, well-acted character study about a complex man. As Woodroof was a real person, I'd hope that this film was a realistic account. I know Hollywood takes certain artistic license, but it would be disappointing if Woodroof's life and personality were as fictionalized as "Woodley" (below) claims.

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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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Aug 04, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Aug 04, 2014
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

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."

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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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