American Outlaws gallops onto DVD with a slew of special features that starts with a commentary by director Les Mayfield, co-writer John Rogers, and editor Michael Tronick, and ends with artwork that includes storyboards, costumes, and blueprints. Other features include cast and crew biographies and filmographies, two deleted scenes, stills, a publicity gallery that includes a teaser trailer, theatrical trailer, TV spots, and a photo gallery of American Outlaw along with Morgan Creek DVD promos of Ace Ventura, Chill Factor, The In Crowd, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, True Romance, and Young Guns II. The 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is gorgeous, while the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, offered in both English and French, accentuates every wallop and whistle in this action adventure. Subtitles include English, French, and Spanish. Also of note is an easter egg that allows you to hear the various guns used in the film. To access the hidden option select "special features" from the main menu, then highlight "main menu" and right-click to highlight a gun. Press "enter." Finally, the most informative and entertaining bonus material on this DVD is the behind-the-scenes featurettes: "The Making of American Outlaws" (nine minutes), "Creating the Old West" (six minutes), "How to Be an Outlaw" (five minutes), and "Costuming the Cowboy" (five minutes) with commentary by costume designer Luke Reichle. Among other things, these close-ups detail how the Old West was created from scratch in Wimberly, TX, and gives viewers the delicious, guilty pleasure of watching a shirtless Colin Farrell at "cowboy camp." And if American Outlaws is anything, it's just that -- a guilty pleasure.
Feature-length commentary with director Les Mayfield, co-writer John Rogers, and editor Michael Tronick; Behind-the-scenes featurettes: "The Making of American Outlaws," "Creating the Old West," "How to Be an Outlaw," and "Costuming the Cowboys"; Deleted scenes; Storyboards; Production stills; Cast and crew biographies and film highlights; Publicity gallery; Theatrical trailers; Artwork; Director-approved transfer; DTS & Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtracks remastered for home theaters; Interactive animated menus; Scene access with previews; Languages: English and French; Subtitles: English, French, and Spanish; DVD-ROM/PC: screenplay, storyboards, web site, web links
Side #1 -- 0. Scene Selections 1. Pinned Down [3:24] 2. Smiling Distraction [3:09] 3. Riding Home ("Find My Baby") [3:20] 4. Doc and Zee Mimms [4:10] 5. Women's Eyes [2:55] 6. The Lord Says No [2:53] 7. Town Meeting [3:11] 8. Hanging Hangup [4:30] 9. Righteous Progress [1:42] 10. Shindig ("The Claddah") [3:41] 11. The Right Girl [1:50] 12. Pinkertons Strike [1:57] 13. Civil Robbery [5:29] 14. Thinking Strategically [2:10] 15. Setting the Record Straight [3:31] 16. Perfect Outlaw Band [4:19] 17. Mad Bob Younger [4:16] 18. Jesse and Cole at Odds [2:16] 19. Hellfire in Hyperion [3:58] 20. Casualty of War [4:41] 21. New Life [2:40] 22. Captured [2:18] 23. Fellow Passengers [4:28] 24. Vengeance Unchained [3:12] 25. Bullet Train [3:26] 26. Anytime He Wants [2:00] 27. Bound for Tennessee [2:16] 28. Curtain Call and End Credits ("Find My Baby") [1:45]
Side #1 -- Play Movie Special Features Feature Commentary by Les Mayfield, John Rogers, and Michael Tronick Behind-the-Scenes The Making of American Outlaws Creating the Old West How to Be an Outlaw Costuming the Cowboys Stills Cast & Crew Cast Colin Farrell Scott Caan Ali Larter Gabriel Macht Gregory Smith Harris Yulin Will McCormack Kathy Bates Timothy Dalton Crew Les Mayfield James G. Robinson Roderick Taylor John Rogers Michael Tronick, A.C.E. Trevor Rabin Luke Reichle Deleted Scenes Jesse and Frank Argue Jim & Lyla Publicity Gallery Teaser Trailer Theatrical Trailer TV Spots This Summer Be Bad This Summer Cut Down Be Bad Cut Down Photo Gallery Morgan Creek DVDs Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Chill Factor Artwork Storyboards Opening Battle Hyperion Bank Train Escape Costumes Blueprints Fidelity Hyperion Liberty/Fidelity/Hyperion Dvd-Rom Hidden Feature: The Shooting Gallery Six Shooter Rifle Gatling Gun Cannon Tnt Languages Soundtracks English: Digital DTS Surround English: Dolby Surround 5.1 English: Dolby Surround Stereo English: Crew Commentary by Les Mayfield, John Rogers & Michael Tronick French: Dolby Surround 5.1 Subtitles English French Spanish Off
Jesse James was a theif and a murderer, in this film he is a charming and charismatic Robin Hood type leader. As long as you don't get caught up on the historical inaccuracies of the story, it is great fun. Possibly Colin Farrell's best performance ever. The whole cast is fantastic, they play off each other perfectly. The story is interesting and engaging. The effects are good enough to not be a distraction from the adventure taking place. I love this movie and would recommed it to any one who enjoys a good adventure, a good western, or a good laugh. Always a fun way to spend a couple hours. Enjoy!! ; )
More than 1 year ago
The only relationship between this film & the real Jesse James is the name and the he robbed banks. Otherwise, there's no relation.
In American Outlaws, Jesse is an ex-soldier working on his mom's farm when evil railroad barons come along & try to burn them out. Jesse turns into a Wild West Robin Hood, stealing from the railroad and charming women left & right. At the end, he goes clean & rides off into the sunset with Ali Larter.
Colin Farrell plays a slapstick version of James without a trace of villainous tendencies, making this a great family film but the very best character is Alan Pinkerton, the father of the modern FBI.