A decade is a fairly short window for the Los Angeles Times' "Second Look" column, but Ang Lee's Ride With the Devil is a special case. Originally released in 1999,the heavily promoted Civil War epic film sank like a stone, earning just north of $600,000 on a $35 million budget. The likely culprit is mismarketing, given that the film was sold as a kind of upmarket Young Guns, keyed on the romance between then-heartthrob Skeet Ulrich and then-someone-people-cared-about singer Jewel — evidently a sexier image than the movie's core relationship between first-generation immigrant Tobey Maguire and freed slave Jeffrey Wright. The fact that the ad campaign has long since vanished into the mists is probably more important to the film's reevaluation than the fact that Lee has reintegrated 13 minutes of cut scenes that, while inessential, help flesh out the movie's context. My Times piece on Criterion's Blu-ray is here. Since we're cranking up the WABAC machine, I've also dug out a link to my 1999 interview with the film's cast and crew, from the Philadelphia City Paper. That one is here.