Walter, Arthur, and Bill risked their entire fortunes and livelihoods to launch the budding enterprise. The palette is fairly varied, with some bright, summery moments contrasting with downright gray and gloomy sequences, but detail levels remain commendably high throughout. You can find the latest specs for 'Harley and the Davidsons' linked from our , where it is indexed under December 13. Supplements: What are the extras? The first part of the miniseries details the efforts of Arthur and Bill to develop a motorized bicycle, though, again, the vignettes leave some elements either unexplained or at least not fully documented. In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate and The Discovery Channel will release '' on Blu-ray on December 13. While information like this isn't especially salient to the overall dramatic impact of Harley and the Davidsons, it tends to indicate a certain shorthand that the miniseries employs which is not always to the benefit of things being clearly delineated to the audience.
There are occasional very light dustings of noise and some brief macroblocking, but otherwise this is a solid looking presentation that really helps to highlight one of the miniseries' greatest strengths, its really beautiful production design. While it takes a while for uninitiated audience members to sort out who's whom and how they relate to each other, the first vignette details Walter Davidson Michiel Huisman having to hand over his several thousand acre farm to the railroad courtesy of eminent domain. But it also tells the tale of how a company got started and persevered through adversity. Now, having said that, I can appreciate the beauty of some of these machines. Admittedly it was an interesting watch to see the history of one of the most iconic names in motorcycles. Walter, Arthur, and Bill cemented Harley-Davidson's reputation as a builder of bikes that go anywhere, can ride hard and ignore all the rules. Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions.
But the road to success was not exactly smooth - it was filled with innumerable obstacles, ruthless competitors and extraordinary risks. Walter, Bill and Arthur poured blood, sweat and tears into this dream along with a small fortune. Walt Davidson Michael Huisman has just lost his land to the railroad and his brother, Arthur Bug Hall is trying to make ends meet. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. Harley and the Davidsons is another Lionsgate release that lamentably only features lossy Dolby audio, and in this case insult is added to injury due to the fact that there's only a stereo mix.
Directors: , Writers: , , Starring: , , , , , » Harley and the Davidsons Blu-ray Review Sons of order. And heaven forbid if you get into an accident on one of those things. It seems impossible to separate the two, but this miniseries is more a fun look at the mythology that an in-depth exploration of the real people who started it all. Later, just when it seems that things are on the upswing, the Great Depression comes crashing down and the company is once again on the precipice of extinction. This makes the series less biopic and more myth making that feeds into the pop culture cult of personality and idol worship. The result was a brand that is still going strong today. This is the price excluding shipping and handling fees a seller has provided at which the same item, or one that is nearly identical to it, is being offered for sale or has been offered for sale in the recent past.
Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions. Together these three young men, the sons of blue-collar immigrants, gave everything they had to ensure the survival of the company they founded. At this time, great technological advances were underway. The estimate release date is December 2016. Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions.
It is a symbol of Americana, built from the ground up by founders Walter and Arthur Davidson and their friend Bill Harley. Video on this release is generally fine, but lossy audio seems especially ill advised given the roaring opportunities this subject matter inherently provides. Not a lot to choose from here, which was kind of disappointing. Ciaran Donnelly and Stephen Kay's drama based on a true story is headed for Blu-ray in December. My first visit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, came courtesy of the fact that my wife was from there and I journeyed there for our impending nuptials.
Ironically while the miniseries tends to deal in generalities some of the time, it also feels padded at three episodes and around six hours of running time. This is the story of young men - best friends and brothers - coming of age and dealing with rivalries, expectations of parents, business competitors and life and death on the race track. The Bottom Line Harley and the Davidsons is, no doubt, euphoria for anyone interested in motorcycles. Despite its over length and tendency to gloss over salient details, Harley and the Davidsons has some really interesting history to tell, and the production design, including the recreation of all the vintage motorcycles, is really quite impressive. It becomes quite distracting after a while.
No other details have been released at this time. This is an unusually handsomely mounted and directed piece, though, with huge sweeping crane and dolly shots and a real sense of history. At the very least a lossless stereo track should have been an option on this disc. A little more time spent actually delving into the characters in the early part of the story might have helped to pay some emotional dividends down the line, but fans of Harley-Davidson bikes may want to catch this simply for the chance to see so many vintage motorcycles in one place at one time. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Reviewed by , December 3, 2016 If any of you need a textbook example of geekdom or at least a certain amount of cultural stupidity , I'm happy to offer myself as an example.
Certain elements like romantic subplots seem shoehorned into the proceedings, however accurate they may be, but they don't really add much to the emotional resonance of the piece. Walter, Arthur, and Bill risked their entire fortunes and livelihoods to launch the budding enterprise. Definitely a must have The way the movie is made makes you look forward to watch the entire story, the characters are well played and the ending is worth watching, I hope there is a sequel as good as this story, I do recommend it to any Harley Davidson fan out there. The Blu-ray Disc itself is very disappointing in both picture and sound. We will update this page with more details as they become available. Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions.
Walter, Bill and Arthur poured blood, sweat and tears into this dream along with a small fortune. Harley and the Davidsons reveals that great opportunities can be forged not only through ingenuity and innovative design, but also from brotherhood and friendship, guts, and an ironclad will to survive. For more about Harley and the Davidsons and the Harley and the Davidsons Blu-ray release, see published by Jeffrey Kauffman on December 3, 2016 where this Blu-ray release scored 3. The arrival of both an African American and a female motorcycle aficionado may smack of demographic pandering as well, though the making of featurette avers everything is factually based. Several outdoor scenes boast very good to excellent depth of field and show no signs of instability on busy elements like foliage. Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions.