Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez

Blu-ray, DVD, Digital & VOD Release Date: May 14, 2013
Price: DVD $TBA, Blu-ray $TBA
Studio: Indican Pictures


The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente FernandezIndependent film The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez is the last movie actor Ernest Borgnine (Johnny Guitar) made.

The 2012 comedy stars Borgnine as Rex Page, an old man living in the Rancho Park nursing home, bitter that he never became a true cowboy like the Mexican folk hero he once met, Victor Fernandez.

When he discovers Rancho Park is run by the villainous local businessman Mr. Walker and his evil henchman Dr. Dominguez, Rex decides to make his dream come true and save the home, earning the love and respect of his family and the staff.

Barry Corbin (No Country for Old Men) and Carla Ortiz (Black Limousine) also star in the unrated movie, which was written and directed by Elia Petridis (How Henri Came to Stay).

Borgnine died in July 2012 after a long career, including 1962’s McHale’s Navy, 1969’s The Wild Bunch, 1981’s Escape From New York and a small but great part in 2010’s Red. Borgnine also won a Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for his performance in the 1955 film Marty.

 

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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.