Wise blood

Published 2009
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U.S. Army war veteran Hazel Motes may not be a believing Christian, but he somehow makes observations about the state of a run-down country church and understands that there are ridiculous frauds on the streets. When a cab driver insists he looks like a preacher in his new hat, Hazel takes on the part. He starts his own new Church of Truth, without the crucified Jesus. His first disciple is an 18-year old simpleton with a 'prophetic gift.'

Letterbox special ed.
Publisher, Date:
[S.l.] : Criterion Collection, 2009.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Other Title:
John Huston's wise blood
Class: NR.
Based on the novel by Flannery O'Connor.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
John Huston's name is intentionally misspelled in the title and credits.
Special features: New interviews with actor Brad Dourif, writer Benedict Fitzgerald, and writer-producer Michael Fitzgerald; rare archival audio recording of author Flannery O'Connor reading her short story "A good man is hard to find;" a 26-min. episode of the television program "Creativity with Bill Moyers" from 1982, featuring director John Huston discussing his life and work; theatrical trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by author Francine Prose.
Director of photography, Gerry Fisher ; editor, Roberto Silvi ; music composer, Alex North.
Brad Dourif, Ned Beatty, Harry Dean Stanton, Dan Shor, Amy Wright, Mary Nell Santacroce, William Hickey, Jhon Huston.
DVD, region 1; widescreen; Dolby Digital mono., NTSC.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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