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Posted: 5/21/2012 3:31:16 PM

the three part series Hatfields & McCoys starts on The History Channel Memorial Day Monday May 28th. seeing cuts it looks like it's going to be excellent. runs on consecutive nights Monday, Tuesday May 29th and Wednesday May 30th.

cast includes Kevin Costner as "Devil Anse" Hatfield and Billy Paxton as Randolph McCoy. also includes Tom Berenger as Jim Vance and Powers Booth as Judge Valentine Hatfield

cuts from the series featuring the players >>> http://www.history.com/shows/hatfields-and-mccoys/videos/meet-jim-vance#meet-jim-vance

 

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Posted: 5/22/2012 5:03:05 AM
Looks good. Is this a tv series or a drama doc?
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Posted: 5/22/2012 1:18:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikael99:

Looks good. Is this a tv series or a drama doc?

three part TV movie drama based on the feud.

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Posted: 5/22/2012 2:14:10 PM
awesome. Did not think the history channel did this sort of thing. They are mostly docu.
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Posted: 5/28/2012 3:45:35 PM
So today it starts, should be a good one
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Posted: 5/29/2012 1:18:35 PM
It was better than I thought, on to pt2 tonight
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Posted: 5/29/2012 8:29:35 PM

I thought that part one was done very well, in fact I watched it twice. Part two starts in 30 minutes. 

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awesome. Did not think the history channel did this sort of thing. They are mostly docu.

 

 I think that I enjoyed part one so much because it was filled with factual content much like a documentary. Most docu-dramas that I've seen seemed to be loosely based on historical facts unlike what The H&M appears to be.

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Posted: 5/29/2012 8:56:25 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by -29-:

 

 I think that I enjoyed part one so much because it was filled with factual content much like a documentary. Most docu-dramas that I've seen seemed to be loosely based on historical facts unlike what The H&M appears to be.



Yeah, when someone told me about the mini series they sent me the Wiki page re: the feud.  Part one hit on alot of the points that I read
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Posted: 5/30/2012 11:33:43 AM
I have been enjoying it as well. I knew most of the history of this whole feud and I think they are representing the facts(or at least what was known) rather well.
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Posted: 5/30/2012 7:05:45 PM

odds Bill Paxton is killed in part 3:  -170

Odds Kevin Costner is killed in part 3: +120

 

I'm laying a lot down on Paxton.

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Posted: 5/30/2012 7:54:26 PM
Is it just me, or do they portray the McCoys to be the little girl?
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Posted: 5/30/2012 9:00:39 PM
 They packed an incredible amount of action into the first four hours. I'm sure that the final two hours will be full of thrills as well.
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Posted: 6/1/2012 11:38:32 AM

I always thought the fued started over a stolen pig.

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Posted: 6/1/2012 2:53:22 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Dutch1976:

I always thought the fued started over a stolen pig.

didn't start over the pig BUT defiantely inflamed it.

watched parts 1 and 2 with the Mrs last night. I thought the acting and depiction of the feud history was excellent. the Mrs not so much. I think she was looking for more of a hillbilly "Romeo & Juliet"  style love story

one complaint we BOTH had was the "mumbled dialog". you couldn't understand what the actors were saying half the time. more damn  "arty-smarty" modern sound recording 

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Posted: 6/1/2012 5:04:55 PM
That's probably how they talked back then in that area.. or maybe still do


Didn't like pt3 as much as the first 2.
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Posted: 6/1/2012 6:10:06 PM

I liked it a lot. Some of the previous posters brought up some good points though. The dialogue was very hard to understand. At first I thought it was just me but I had to keep turning the volume up. I thought Parts 1 and 2 were better than the finale. Part 3 just seemed to drag a little bit and was a bit boring at times.

I thought Hatfields son, Johnnsy, was outstanding as was one of McCoy's daughter played by Jena Malone who I think is absolutely gorgeous. The Pinkerton guy who was hunting the Hatfields was outstanding as well. 

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Posted: 6/1/2012 11:39:41 PM
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Posted: 6/3/2012 3:49:54 AM

agree with the assessment of part 3. seemed to somewhat "plod". also glad to hear that other could NOT hear some of the dialog. I'm old and thought I was just going deaf.

still, all in all, I would give it    with minor flaws. much better done compared to some "historic" movies I have seen recently

and speaking of well acted historic movies, catch The Conspirator (2010) when it's on a movie channel or put it on your Netfix list. ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Conspirator

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Posted: 6/4/2012 7:04:15 PM
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That's probably how they talked back then in that area.. or maybe still do


Didn't like pt3 as much as the first 2.

Ya, pt 3 was a little weak. Overall is was pretty damn good for cable though.

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Posted: 6/4/2012 7:40:31 PM
never realized how evil and brutal the Hatfields were. they were horrific. Devil Anse is in hell for what he did to those people.
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never realized how evil and brutal the Hatfields were. they were horrific. Devil Anse is in hell for what he did to those people.

 Devil Anse couldn't hold a candle to Jim Vance for pure murderous evil. only character in the story even MORE evil than Vance was "Bad" Frank Phillips. Kevin Costner, Tom Berenger and Andrew Howard were ALL excellent in their respective roles.

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Posted: 6/5/2012 10:19:04 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by LeRinkRat:

 Devil Anse couldn't hold a candle to Jim Vance for pure murderous evil. only character in the story even MORE evil than Vance was "Bad" Frank Phillips. Kevin Costner, Tom Berenger and Andrew Howard were ALL excellent in their respective roles.



Whatever bad Frank Phillips did in his life, is all forgiven for killing that monster, Jim Vance and ridding the world of his evil presence.
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Posted: 6/5/2012 10:23:28 AM

Phillips steps up raids; Bad Jim Vance killed

One member of the Hatfield faction accused of participating in the slaughter at McCoy's cabin was Ellison Mounts, known to area residents as 'Cottontop.'

His mother's husband was Daniel Mounts, a member of a prominent area family, but everyone suspected 'Cotton-top' was the product of a romantic dalliance between two cousins, Harriet Hatfield and Ellison Hatfield. ( Incest and West Virginia..... again..lol)

As is sometimes the case of the offspring of cousins, Cottontop was considered slow of thought and easily influenced. Whether or not he suffered a deficiency, there was little doubt he sought approval from his peers, and perhaps that lead him into trouble.


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Posted: 6/5/2012 2:19:35 PM

As is sometimes the case of the offspring of cousins, Cottontop was considered slow of thought and easily influenced. Whether or not he suffered a deficiency, there was little doubt he sought approval from his peers, and perhaps that lead him into trouble.

that was pretty obvious when the Hatfields lead by Jim Vance raided Randall McCoy's cabin in part 3 and Cottontop shoots the McCoy daughter for no damn reason. he was SO damn dumb I don't think he knew what would happen to him when he was sentenced to hang

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