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Cold in July
- Michael C. Hall

Overview - Initially hailed as a hero for fatally shooting a low-life burglar who broke into his house, small-town Texan Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) begins to fear for his family's safety when the victim's ex-con father (Sam Shepard) turns up in town making some not-so-veiled threats.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Initially hailed as a hero for fatally shooting a low-life burglar who broke into his house, small-town Texan Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) begins to fear for his family's safety when the victim's ex-con father (Sam Shepard) turns up in town making some not-so-veiled threats. Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw, and Nick Damici (who also penned the screenplay) co-star in this thriller directed by Jim Mickle (STAKE LAND, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE) and based on the book by Joe R. Landsdale.

Cast List

Joe R. Lansdale - Source Writer, BUBBA HO-TEP (2003)
Nick Damici
Jeff Grace - Composer, THE LAST WINTER
Ryan Samul - Director of photography
Jim Mickle - Director-screenwriter, MULBERRY STREET
Joe Rudge - Music supervisor
Lanny Flaherty - AMERICAN SUPPORTING ACTOR
Don Johnson - American Film/TV Actor
Sam Shepard - Actor, playwright,
Samuel Shepard Rogers - Actor, playwright,
Vanessa Shaw
Michael C. Hall - American actor, SIX FEET UNDER
Wyatt Russell
Brogan Hall

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 110
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 030306938493
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: September 2014

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Reviews:
"There’s a very 1980s vibe to the middle passage, especially once the director cranks up Jeff Grace’s mood music....Entertaining..." - 05/22/2014 A.V. Club


"Between EASTBOUND & DOWN, DJANGO UNCHAINED, and now COLD IN JULY, Johnson has a nice little streak going of turning seemingly disposable characters into indelible scene-stealing rascals. -- Grade: B - 05/29/2014 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 4 -- "Channeling John Carpenter and David Cronenberg, director Jim Mickle expertly builds nerve-shattering tension into COLD IN JULY." - 05/22/2014 Rolling Stone


"[A] taut, seductive thriller....Sam Shepard plays the grizzled father, Russel, with a malevolence that's all the more chilling for its bizarre detachment..." - 05/22/2014 Wall Street Journal


"The pulpy neo-noir COLD IN JULY should propel the filmmaking team of Jim Mickle and Nick Damici further up the blood-spattered, zombie-infested hierarchy of B-movie auteurs with Hollywood ambitions." - 05/22/2014 New York Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "Adapted from Joe R. Lansdale’s novel...COLD is Greek tragedy with a twang." - 05/22/2014 Washington Post


3 stars out of 5 -- "[W]e get reliably twinkly performances from old pros Shepard and Johnson, Jeff Grace’s lovely synthy score, an explosive climax, and the feeling that we never know what’s going to happen next…" - 06/23/2015 Total Film


4 stars out of 5 -- "A character-driven thriller with more twists than an off-the-map dirt road…[and] awards-quality performances from the three leads…" - 06/27/2015 Empire


"Shepard and Johnson's flawless rhythm allows the two men to move between chest-thumping displays of masculinity and petty bickering…" - 07/01/2014 Sight and Sound

 
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