REVIEW: FREE STATE OF JONES
Matthew McConaughey (Intersteller, Dallas Buyers Club) delivers a towering performance as Mississippi farmer turned rebellious revolt leader in the action-drama Free State of Jones, a powerful account of an extraordinary uprising against the Confederacy during the civil war. Based on a true, little-known story, the epic film arrives on Digital HD on September 6, 2016 and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on September 20, 2016 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From STX Entertainment (The Gift, Bad Moms), Free State of Jones also stars Keri Russell (Planet of the Apes, “The Americans”) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Concussion, Beyond The Lights).
Free State of Jones on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD include an exclusive look into the history of Jones County, once a battlefield covered by plantations and plagued with class struggle.
SYNOPSIS: Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey stars in this epic, untold true story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite overwhelming odds, Knight banded together with other small farmers and local slaves and launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Written and directed by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit), critics are hailing Free State of Jones as “riveting” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times).
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English,
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 English / DTS Digital Surround 5.1 Spanish and French
English SDH, Spanish, French
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The History of Jones County