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Traded

Revenge is a bitter deal in the gritty period Western, TRADED starring Michael Paré, country music star Trace Adkins and Country Music Hall of Famer, Golden Globe®-winner and American icon, Kris Kristofferson. OnAugust 2, following its limited theatrical release, the frontier thriller rides onto Blu-ray and DVD, only from Cinedigm and Status Media.

In 1880s Kansas, sharpshooter turned rancher, Clay Travis (Paré), goes from happily married father of two to a man on a mission after the disappearance of his 17 year-old daughter, Lily. Determined to protect what little family he has left, Clay leaves his quiet ranch and heads to Wichita where, after confronting the ruthless Ty Stover (Adkins), he discovers that Lily’s been traded away into an underground sex ring in Dodge City. And it’s there, with the help of an unlikely companion — hardened old barkeep Billy (Kristofferson) — that Clay makes a stand to bring his daughter home, leaving a trail of gunsmoke and bodies in his wake.

TRADED delivers “cinematic comfort food to fans of the venerable genre,” says Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter. And Amanda Gilroy of Pop Matters.com says, “[Traded] turns out to have all the compensatory pleasures of an old-fashioned Western”.

Filled with dramatic vistas and sweeping panoramas, “Traded looks authentic. From the Rusty Spur Saloon and the drab 1880s couture and cuisine, to the characters’ imperfect skins, these look like real people in real places at a particular historical moment[1].” The gritty Western, directed by Timothy Woodward Jr. (Weaponized, 4Got10) was shot in California and New Mexico, utilizing locations in the Yucca Valley, Paramount Ranch and Big Sky Movie Ranch that have been the backdrops to westerns such as Gunfight at the OK Corral, The Virginian and many other classics of the genre. TRADED co-stars include Tom Sizemore, Martin Kove, Quinton Aaron and, in her theatrical debut, Kris’ daughter, Kelly Kristofferson.

BONUS FEATURES
  • The Making of Traded
  • Deleted Scenes 
CAST
  • Michael Paré (Weaponized, Bone Tomahawk, The Lincoln Lawyer, Eddie and the Cruisers)
  • Kris Kristofferson (Blade franchise, A Star is Born, Two for Texas, Billy the Kid)
  • Trace Adkins (The Virginian, The Lincoln Lawyer)
  • Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down)
  • Martin Kove (The Karate Kid trilogy)
  • Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side)
PROGRAM INFORMATION
 
Format:  BD/DVD
Running Time: 98 mins. + extras
Genre: Western
Aspect Ratio: 16×9 (2.35:1)
Audio: BD (English 5.1 DTS MA)/DVD (5.1 Surround Sound)

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