Young Guns [Special Edition] [DVD] [1988]

Featuring an all-star cast of some of the hottest names of the '80s, Artisan's release of Young Guns offers a solid presentation of the revisionist western in addition to offering a handful of exciting extras. Presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, this release features audio rendered in either closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 or Stereo with optional Spanish subtitles. For those looking to take a blast into the past, this release also offers commentary by stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Dermot Mulroney, and Casey Siemaszko, a documentary on the real-life Billy the Kid, a trivia track, a theatrical trailer, and a trailer gallery.
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Overall Customer Rating:
Rating 4.25 out of 5 stars.
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91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 22)

Special Features

  • Digitally remastered widescreen version
  • 5.1 DTS digital audio
  • 2.0 Dolby Digital audio
  • Audio commentary with Lou Diamond Phillips, Dermot Mulroney, and Casey Siemaszko
  • Theatrical trailer
  • The real Billy the Kid documentary - follows the true story of Billy the Kid's humble birth, life of murder and crime, and his final violent death
  • Trivia Track: Gunning for the Facts
  • Spanish subtitles
  • Trailer gallery
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Young Guns
In this Western based loosely on actual events and people, Emilio Estevez stars as William H. Bonney (aka Billy the Kid). Sought for a petty crime in Lincoln County, Billy is taken in by John Tunstall (Terence Stamp), a British ranch owner seeking to make it in the cattle business. Tunstall employs a group of "regulators," comprised of wayward youths he's gathered over the years, to watch over his ranch; in turn, he teaches them how to read and reforms them into better men. Tunstall's business interests come into conflict with those of corrupt and murderous businessman Lawrence Murphy (Jack Palance), whose widespread connections make him a power to be reckoned with. When Tunstall won't budge from his right to pursue a living, Murphy's henchmen stage an ambush and kill him. This triggers a vow of vengeance from the quick-tempered Billy and his five fellow regulators, who are deputized to serve arrest warrants in the murder. However, when Billy decides to gun down the suspects instead of detaining them, his loyal pals become accessories in a vigilante spree to wipe the territory clean of Murphy and his web of conspirators. Soon, the supposed lawmen are on the run from bounty hunters, henchmen, and government soldiers, from all directions of the compass. This box-office hit also stars Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dermot Mulroney, and Casey Siemaszko. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Emilio Estevez
    Emilio Estevez - William H. Bonney/"Billy the Kid"
  • Kiefer Sutherland
    Kiefer Sutherland - Josiah "Doc" Scurlock
  • Lou Diamond Phillips
    Lou Diamond Phillips - Jose Chavez Y Chavez
  • Charlie Sheen
    Charlie Sheen - Dick Brewer
  • Dermot Mulroney
    Dermot Mulroney - "Dirty Steve" Stephens

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