South of Heaven, West of Hell [DVD] [2000]

  • SKU: 4243731
  • Release Date: 08/21/2001
  • Rating: R
Country singer Dwight Yoakam's directorial debut, South of Heaven, West of Hell comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by the director, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, the theatrical trailer, and an isolated music track. Trimark has done a very commendable job by lavishing such care on such a little-seen film.
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Special Features

  • Widescreen
  • 5.1 Dolby Digital
  • Trailer
  • Scene access
  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Isolated music track
  • Production commentary
  • Deleted scenes
  • Interactive menus
  • English, Spanish & French subtitles


South of Heaven, West of Hell
Popular country & western singer and well-regarded character actor Dwight Yoakam steps behind the camera for this revisionist Western, his first effort as a director and screenwriter. Valentine Casey (Yoakam) is the sheriff of the town of Los Tragos in the Arizona Territory. Valentine, an orphan, was raised as a child by Leland Henry (Luke Askew), a notorious outlaw, but while Henry's sons Taylor (Vince Vaughn) and Arvid (Paul Reubens) have followed their father into a life of crime, Valentine dedicates himself to putting Henry and his gang behind bars. But when the Henry gang knocks over a bank, Valentine and his posse are hopelessly outnumbered (and intimidated by Leland's Gatling guns). Years later, word has circulated that Valentine died while fighting in the Spanish-American War, but he mysteriously appears in an Arizona border town, winning the affections of a visiting actress named Adalyne (Bridget Fonda) and attracting the wrath of Brigadier Smalls (Billy Bob Thornton), Adalyne's beau and a mysterious figure with a troubling secret. South of Heaven, West of Hell also features supporting performances from Bud Cort, Michael Jeter, and Bo Hopkins. Dwight Yoakam also wrote the film's original score, in collaboration with his longtime producer and sideman Pete Anderson. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Dwight Yoakam
    Dwight Yoakam - Valentine Casey
  • Vince Vaughn
    Vince Vaughn - Taylor
  • Billy Bob Thornton
    Billy Bob Thornton - Brigadier Smalls
  • Bridget Fonda
    Bridget Fonda - Adalyne
  • Peter Fonda
    Peter Fonda - Shoshone Bill

Customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the greatest cult country western film

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    The greatest cult western film of all time...dwight did an excellent job directing

    I would recommend this to a friend

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