Dark Horse DVD Review
“Dark Horse” is a victorious documentary.
In the documentary film “Dark Horse,” the story revolves around a barmaid/store clerk (Jan) who is determined to breed a racehorse with the help of a communal group of 22 other friends in her small Wales village. They accomplish what they set out to down when an initially gangly horse they dub Dream Alliance is born. At first, Dream Alliance’s chances at winning seem like a pipe dream, but after time, the young horse begins to impress on the race track. “Dark Horse” is comprised of interviews, newly shot footage, racing footage, photos, and reenactments.
If you are like me and have zero interest in horse racing, I’d wager that you can still get something out of “Dark Horse.” Yes, it’s a bit on the slow side and, yes, it is primarily a talking head documentary with people retelling events, but so what? On the whole, it’s a charming real life underdog story about making dreams come true. It’s hard not root for the tight knit mining village syndicate and the personable Dream Alliance as they continually surprise people and defy the odds. It’s simply one of those feel good true stories.
Presentation: 2.40:1. How does it look? This is a beautifully shot documentary and the DVD transfer does not disappoint.
Audio Track: Dolby Digital 5.1. How does it sound? The music and dialogue from the interviewees sound crisp and clear.
The only extras are Sony film trailers, a “Dark Horse” trailer and a photo gallery.
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