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Item Type: BLU-RAY DVD Movie
Item Rating: R
Street Date: 05/31/11
Wide Screen: yes
Director Cut: no
Special Edition: no
Foreign Film: no
Full Frame: no
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American Indians were a "cool" factor in 1970 cinema, the year A Man Called Horse made its vigorous, feverishly real, and occasionally shocking debut alongside Little Big Man and Soldier Blue. Unlike the latter two films, however, Horse is less an allegory for Vietnam-era America and more of a vision quest for historical identity. In one of his defining roles, Richard Harris plays an English aristocrat captured by Dakota Sioux in 1825. Over time, he adopts their way of life and eventually becomes tribal leader--but not before undergoing savage initiation rituals, the most famous of which involves being suspended by blades inserted beneath Harris's pectoral muscles. Horse looks clunky, quaint, and inadvertently demeaning in some respects today, but the film's Native American milieu is at least defined on its own terms, i.e., whole cloth and apart from familiar Western conventions. The real draw is Harris, whose performance has a soulful integrity. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to the DVD edition.
Very interesting classic that is in need of a proper remake.Published 5 months ago by Blair M. Kejick
Elliot Silverstein got a hit with this film . The script turns around a white man kidnapped by the Sioux , will be the spark for that movie , Richard Harris made one of the finest... Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by Hiram Gomez Pardo
I give this move 4 stars only for it's entertainment value/action/adventure, NOT for any degree of alleged historical accuracy, nor was it a "true depiction" of the Sioux... Read morePublished on May 1 2004