Hidalgo

(2004)

Based on the true story of the greatest long-distance horse race ever run, "Hidalgo" is an epic action-adventure and one man's journey of personal redemption. Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire - a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian Desert - was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy Sheik invited an American and his horse to enter the race for the first time. Frank T. Hopkins (Mortensen) was a cowboy and dispatch rider for the US cavalry who had once been billed as the greatest rider the West had ever known. The Sheik (Sharif) would put his claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders - some of whom were determined to prevent the foreigner from finishing the race. For Frank, the Ocean of Fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse, Hidalgo, attempt the impossible.

‘Hidalgo’ Rides on Up to Blu-Ray on April 1st

Get ready to ride on over to Blu-Ray with Viggo this April. Hidalgo will be released on Blu-Ray on April 1. We don't have any special features details on this release yet, but the disc will be priced at $29.99 SRP. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif and Malcolm McDowell.

Based on the true story of the greatest long-distance horse race ever run, Hidalgo is an epic action-adventure and one man's journey of personal redemption. Held yearly for centuries, the Ocean of Fire - a 3,000 mile survival race across the Arabian Desert - was a challenge restricted to the finest Arabian horses ever bred, the purest and noblest lines, owned by the greatest royal families. In 1890, a wealthy Sheik invited an American and his horse to enter the race for the first time. Frank T. Hopkins (Mortensen) was a cowboy and dispatch rider for the US cavalry who had once been billed as the greatest rider the West had ever known. The Sheik (Sharif) would put his claim to the test, pitting the American cowboy and his mustang, Hidalgo, against the world's greatest Arabian horses and Bedouin riders - some of whom were determined to prevent the foreigner from finishing the race. For Frank, the Ocean of Fire becomes not only a matter of pride and honor, but a race for his very survival as he and his horse, Hidalgo, attempt the impossible.

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Theatrical dud ‘Hidalgo’ makes the top 10 on home video charts

Hidalgo: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hidalgo looks to become nicely profitable for the Walt Disney Co. via Buena Vista Home Entertainment's release of the movie on DVD and VHS.

The Western action-adventure yarn starring Viggo Mortensen galloped to the top of Nielsen VideoScan's First Alert DVD and VHS sales charts, and landed at No. 5 on Video Store magazine's list of top rentals for the week ending Aug. 8. Meanwhile, the Jennifer Garner comedy 13 Going on 30 from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment made $14.6 million in rentals for the week, which brought the role-reversal flick to the top of the chart.

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CONTEST: Win a Viggo Mortensen signed HIDALGO poster!

Movie PictureHidalgo: MovieWeb is giving YOU a chance to win a Viggo Mortensen signed Hidalgo poster! In addition, 10 runner-ups will get their hands on unsigned copies of the poster! Tons of winners!

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AGENT ORANGE: Viggo Mortensen & John Fusco about their new horse epic HIDALGO!

O: Good morning.

Viggo: Morning.

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New images from HIDALGO!

Hidalgo: We've got all new images from the upcoming upcoming Viggo Mortensen starrer, Hidalgo.

CLICK HERE to access the high or low resolution galleries!

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