08/29/2015  
Good Kill on Blu-ray & DVD Sep 1The Goldbergs: The Complete Season Two on DVD Sep 8Catching Faith on DVD Aug 181931 The Front Page on Blu-ray & DVD Aug 11Madama Bovary on DVD & Blu-ray Aug 4Rookie Blue: Season Five, Volume One on DVD Aug 18The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein on Blu-ray & DVD Jul 28

follow us on twitter

dOc on facebook

NE News Editor

You have to see BFFs JLaw and Amy Schumer dance on top ...
Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani Shine Together on Red Carpe...
VMAs producer: Miley Cyrus has 'free rein,' no rules fo...
Taylor Swift's 'musical crush' Justin Timberlake helps ...
Taylor Swift and Alanis Morissette slayed 'You Oughta K...
Amy Schumer's advice for the new 'Bachelor'...
Jared Fogle reaches plea agreement in porn case ...
Shannen Doherty reveals breast cancer diagnosis in laws...
Love me Tinder! Kelly Clarkson sings and saves these ho...
Good Kill on Blu-ray & DVD Sep 1...





Microsoft Store

Share: email   Print      Technorati.gif   StumbleUpon.gif   MySpace   digg.gif delicious.gif   google.gif   magnolia.gif   facebook.gif
Permalink: Permalink.gif



Buy from Amazon

Buy from Amazon.com

Wellspring presents
The Doe Boy (2001)

"You don't need practice for what you are looking for, Hunter. You need courage, and you have plenty of that."
- Marvin Fishinghawk (Gordon Tootoosis)

Review By: Kevin Clemons   
Published: November 05, 2002

Stars: James Duval, Kevin Anderson
Other Stars: Jade hererra, Gordon Tootoosis, Jeri Arrendondo, Jim Metzler
Director: Randy Redroad

MPAA Rating: Not Rated for (nothing offensive)
Run Time: 01h:24m:31s
Release Date: September 24, 2002
UPC: 720917533520
Genre: drama


Style
Grade
Substance
Grade
Image Transfer
Grade
Audio Transfer
Grade
Extras
Grade
B+ B-B+B+ C-

DVD Review

In The Doe Boy, James Duval stars as Hunter, a half-Cherokee teenager whose life does not afford him the respect that others his age have. With a rare case of hemophilia as well as his half blooded nature, Hunter is all but an outcast to the elders in the town, even his own father (Anderson): when Hunter was a small child his father took him hunting, and Hunter shot a female deer, something that is taboo in the Cherokee community. With this tragedy saddled upon him Hunter becomes known as Doe Boy, a nickname that will haunt him through his teenage years and earn him the disappointment of his father. With his past haunting him, Hunter seeks out the advice of his Grandfather (Tootoosis) and learns the ways of the Cherokee life as well as the love of an attractive neighbor (Hererra).

It is often difficult to create a tender coming of age film for the simple reason that everyone grows up in a different way. One could say that Randy Redroad's The Doe Boy is that special type of coming of age drama, one that is not only wholly original and poignant, but one that benefits from the universal appeal in that everyone, at some point in their lives, feels as though they just donít fit in.

The human quality of Redroad's script is the most stunning achievement here, as each character is so perfectly drawn and realized that even the smallest part feels true and inspired. Redroad, who based the film on a similar incident in his own life, also does an adept job behind the camera, infusing the film with a very simple yet elegant look. His pacing is also admirable in that even the most somber events have as great an importance to the story as one particular tragedy in the middle of the film. By refraining from falling into the traditional trappings that would cause an emotional breakdown of the characters involved, Redroad treats the matter with respect and warmth, rather than ratcheting up the drama.

In the lead role, James Duval offers an intricate and restrained performance as an individual whose emotions must grow as the character does. Duval plays the role to perfection; other noteworthy performances come from Kevin Anderson, and Jade Hererra as Hunter's girlfriend.

Rating for Style: B+
Rating for Substance: B-

 

Image Transfer

 One
Aspect Ratio1.85:1 - Widescreen
Original Aspect Ratioyes
Anamorphicyes


Image Transfer Review: Presented in a 1.85:1 anamorphic transfer The Doe Boy looks fine, though the image suffers from a soft filter that keeps the transfer from being as crisp as it should be. Colors are fine as cinematographer Laszlo Kadar's imagery is nicely rendered with striking earthtones throughout. Sharpness and detail are each fine, though the softness hampers these attributes quite often. I noticed no edge enhancement for the most part, while the print used was of high quality.

Image Transfer Grade: B+

 

Audio Transfer

 LanguageRemote Access
DS 2.0Englishyes
Dolby Digital
5.1
Englishyes


Audio Transfer Review: The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix for The Doe Boy is largely rooted in the center channel, while the surround, left and right speakers add small, but nice, ambience. Dialogue is clean and clear with no distortion throughout. Simply an average mix.

Audio Transfer Grade: B+

 

Disc Extras

Static menu
Scene Access with 16 cues and remote access
Subtitles/Captions in English with remote access
1 Original Trailer(s)
Weblink/DVD-ROM Material
Packaging: Amaray
Picture Disc
1 Disc
1-Sided disc(s)
Layers: RSDL

Extras Review: The theatrical trailer for The Doe Boy is presented in full frame with Dolby Surround, while filmographies and weblinks round out the scant extra features.

Extras Grade: C-

 

Final Comments

It is difficult to recommend The Doe Boy given the lack of extra features and the lesser quality of audio and video portions. For those who are looking for something of a break from the norm, however, give this film a chance. You may well be pleasantly surprised.

 


Back to top

Search 10,000+ titles:

or Advanced Search

DVD REVIEW ARCHIVE


Get FREE Shipping on all orders at TimeLife.com! - 120x90

 



Microsoft Store

Keywords

celebrity, jennifer lawrence, amy schumer, billy joel, uptown girls, chicago, television, gwen stefani, blake shelton, the voice, adam levine, pharrell williams, music, los angeles microsoft theater, vma awards, miley cyrus, garrit english, staples center, concert, taylor swift, 1989 tour, lisa kudrow, selena gomez, justin timberlake, alanis morissette, you oughta know, natalie maines, ellen degeneres, bachelor, jared fogle, subway pitchman, sex with minors, shannen doherty, beverly hills, 90210, breast cancer, law suit, tanner, mainstain, glynn & johnson, steven d. blatt, kelly clarkson, tinder, heartbeat song, jimmy kimmel, celine dion, drama, family, comedy, faith.drama, fresh prince of bel-air, will smith, fuller house, the x-files, twin peaks, gunsmoke, burt reynolds, bruce boxleitner, buck taylor, jess walton, lane bradbury, merry florene, the man from u.n.c.l.e., robert vaughn, david mccallum, guy ritchie, henry cavill, armie hammer, anna faris, mom, chris pratt, jurassic world, redbook, john landgraf, mr. robot, ray donovan, the strain, difficult people, news late night, jon stewart, peter jennings, the daily show, coco, ice t, conan, keith richards, beatles, rolling stones, crosseyed heart, norah jones, paris hilton, emily ratajkowski, stella maxwell, jada pinkett smith, jaden, willow, howard stern, classic, foo fighters, learn to fly, fabio zaffagnini, betty white, walt palmer, cecil the lion, mia farrow, valerie harper, nice work if you can get it, ogunquit playhouse, mary tyler moore show, movie, mission: impossible -- rogue nation, tom cruise, simon pegg, ving rhames, jeremy remmer, alec baldwin, late night, ted cruz, david mccullough, ant-man, disney, marvel, pixels, adam sandler, jurassic, inside out, minions, trainwreck, southpaw, jake gyllenhaal, october sky, donnie darko, bubbly boy, brokeback mountain, prisoners

On Facebook!
digitallyOBSESSED!
digitallyOBSESSED!
Promote Your Page Too

Visit:

Zarabesque.com

Original Magic Dress.com

Susti Heaven

Become a Reviewer | Search | Review Vault | Reviewers
Readers | Webmasters | Privacy | Contact
Microsoft Store