Posted Tue Apr 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The Hank Williams biopic is coming to Blu-ray in June.
In an early announcement to retailers, 20th Century Fox is preparing 'The Last Ride' for Blu-ray on June 4.
Hank Williams pioneered and pretty much invented what we know today as country music. At the peak of his career, he was acknowledged to be the greatest singer-songwriter in American history. But after a meteoric rise to record and radio super-stardom in the late 1940's, the man had made a train wreck of his life. Drugs, alcohol, and a hair-trigger temper had ended two marriages, ruined a host of friendships and made the tortured genius a virtual untouchable in the music business. So at the end of 1952, Hank Williams gathered what was left of his physical strength to make things right, and begin the long road back. He booked New Year's shows in West Virginia and Ohio, and hired a local kid who didn't even own a radio, much less know who this legend was, to drive him there from Montgomery, Alabama.
Inspired by the mysterious final days of Hank Williams' mercurial life, 'The Last Ride' is the story of that final drive through the bleak Appalachian countryside of 1950's America. A lonely two-man odyssey; a boy coming of age, and a man leaving this world way before his time, a victim of his own abuses.
Supplements have yet to be revealed, but the Blu-ray will feature 1080p video and a DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack.
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray is $29.99.
You can find the latest specs for 'The Last Ride' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under June 4.
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