1 videodisc (ca. 135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: audio commentary and deleted scenes.
Director of photography, Phedon Papamichael ; art directors, John R. Jensen, Rob Simons ; editor, Michael McCusker ; music, T-Bone Burnett ; costume designer, Arianne Phillips ; production designer, David J. Bomba.
Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Dallas Roberts, Dan John Miller, Larry Bagby, Shelby Lynne, Tyler Hilton, Waylon Payne, Shooter Jennings.
Traces Johnny Cash's childhood, including his distant father to his early attempts at a music career. At this point in his life he marries his girlfriend Vivian. During a tour with singer/musicians Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, he encounters singer June Carter, and his love for her, and her rejection of him through the years, spurs him into drugs, drinking, and depression. June is both a sassy spitfire singer whose charm breaks hearts and eventually becomes a sympathetic friend who tries to help Johnny get over her. A true love story of two country music stars.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some language, thematic material and depiction of drug dependency.
DVD, dual layer, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
In English, Spanish or French with optional subtitles in English or Spanish ; closed-captioned.
Academy Awards, 2006: Best performance by an actress in a leading role (Witherspoon). Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy; Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Phoenix); Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy (Witherspoon)