DVD Release: Last Ride

DVD, VOD and Digital Download Release Date: Oct. 16, 2012
Price: DVD $29.95
Studio: Music Box

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Hugo Weaving serves up some tough love for son Tom Russell in Last Ride.

Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, Lord of the Rings trilogy) stars in the 2009 Australian road movie Last Ride, the debut feature film by director Glendyn Ivin, winner of the Palme D’Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival for his short film Cracker Bag.

Weaving stars as troubled father Kev, a fugitive from the law who one night snatches up his 10-year-old son Chook (newcomer Tom Russell) and drives off into the rugged Australian outback. On the run for committing a crime of violence, Kev and Chook spiral into an increasingly complex relationship as they head deeper and deeper into the outback where the only guarantee is danger. Loyalty, love and betrayal all rear their heads as the father and son’s journey finds the two battling the elements, desolation, fear and each other.

Last Ride received a limited run in U.S. theaters in June, 2012, following its theatrical rollout in Australia and a handful of screenings at film festivals in Toronto, Rome and Palm Springs, among others. The movie received generally positive reviews from critics, garnering a 7.1/10 at Rotten Tomatoes based on 28 reviews.

Recognized for his roles as Elrond in the three Lord of the Rings blockbusters and Mr. Smith in The Matrix trilogy, not to mention the Red Skull in the recent smash Captain America: The First Avenger, Hugo Weaving’s star turn in Last Ride hearkens back to his early breakout performances in such Aussie movies as 1994’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and 1991’s Proof, for which he won the Australian Film Institute award for Best Actor.


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