Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Last Ride

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
Price: DVD $22.98, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The Last Ride2012 biography movie The Last Ride is inspired by the final days of American music icon Hank Williams.

Henry Thomas (Dear John) plays singer-songwriter Williams, country music’s original bad boy. In the late 1940s, he quickly rose to super-stardom but had made a wreck of his life.

At the end of 1952, Williams was on his way to a couple New Year’s shows in West Virginia and Ohio and hired a local kid (Jesse James, Jumper) to drive him from Montgomery, Ala., so he could make things right in his life.

The Last Ride Blu-ray boxThe drama film, which features new versions of Williams’ songs, is directed by Harry Thomason, stepping out from TV for the first time in 33 years.

Rated PG-13, The Last Ride was screened in a handful of theaters, making the DVD and Blu-ray its biggest release.

Critics didn’t appreciate the movie much, giving it only 44% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes, but moviegoers liked it better, with 78% approval.

The DVD and Blu-ray contains just one special feature, the featurette “A Look Inside The Last Ride.”

Here’s the film’s trailer:

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About S. Clark

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.