Outlaws & Gunslingers [DVD]

This release offers a collection of documentaries from the award winning Centre Communications exploring the history of the Old West, from perspectives rarely covered before in film. The set discusses the Civil War, the true stories behind Jesse James and Billy the Kid, and much more.
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Outlaws & Gunslingers: Billy the Kid and the Lone Outlaws
Seventeen of the most knowledgeable western historians in the United States come together to reveal the truth about some of the biggest names in the Wild West in this documentary series that aims to be both illuminating and informative. American outlaw Billy the Kid was born William H. Bonney - only earning his more famous moniker after reportedly committing his first murder at the tender age of twelve. In the years that followed, Bonney would claim at least twenty more lives before ultimately being captured by Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Outlaws & Gunslingers: The Origins of the Gunslinger
Seventeen of the most knowledgeable western historians in the United States come together to reveal the truth about some of the biggest names in the Wild West in this documentary series that aims to be both illuminating and informative. The showdown at high noon is a popular western cliché, but where did this popular movie conflict get its start, and how? In the first installment of the series, filmmakers and historians venture back in time to explore the origins of the original gunslingers, and discover how their quick draw skills and dead-on aim helped to create a mythology that would endure over a century later. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Outlaws & Gunslingers: Wild Bill Hickok and the Lawmen
Seventeen of the most knowledgeable western historians in the United States come together to reveal the truth about some of the biggest names in the Wild West in this documentary series that aims to be both illuminating and informative. Few lawmen had the audacity and bravery to take on as many cold-blooded killers as frontier scout and marshal James Butler Hickok (aka Wild Bill), and as a result few other lawmen earned a place for themselves in the history books. In this installment of the "Outlaws and Gunslingers" series, studied historians peel back the many layers of western mythology in order to explore the man behind the legend. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Outlaws & Gunslingers: Wyatt Earp and the Gunfight at the OK Corral
Outlaws & Gunslingers: Jesse James and the Southern Guerillas
Seventeen of the most knowledgeable western historians in the United States come together to reveal the truth about some of the biggest names in the Wild West in this documentary series that aims to be both illuminating and informative. American outlaw Jesse James fought as a Confederate guerilla in the Civil War before embarking on a fifteen-year crime spree and eventually getting gunned down by a member of his own gang. In this installment of the "Outlaws and Gunslingers" series, viewers are invited to look beyond the myth in order to gain a better understanding of the man whose legacy still endures thanks to such films as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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