‘The Last Ride’ Blu-ray Review

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on June 29, 2013

The Last Ride
Blu-ray $29.99 / DVD $22.98 (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Henry Thomas (Elliott from “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” back in 1982) plays Hank Williams in this biopic focusing on the final four days of the iconic country singer-songwriter’s life, a tragic arc of man, myth and music that ended in the back of a Cadillac carrying him to a New Year’s Eve show in 1953. Featuring newly recorded versions of several of Williams’ well-known tunes and supporting performances by Fred Dalton Thompson and Kaley Cuoco from TV’s “The Big Bang Theory,” this fresh take on a musical legend recreates a fateful journey alongside one of American music’s first true superstars—and reminds us of much of the emotional baggage he brought along for the trip.