The Wild West

The Wild West

DVD - 2013
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Re-evaluates three of the most famous figures of the time. Colonel Custer's last stand at Little Bighorn, Billy the kid, and the role that Wyatt Earp played in the gunfight at the OK Corral. Wild West presents the facts, uncovering secrets and twists, proving that once and for all, fact can be a lot more interesting than fiction.
Publisher: [United States] : BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 02, 2015

Fascinating BBC look at three areas of American western history. Well worth a look.

Also adds some documented history to our typical storytelling, television and film versions.

Aug 02, 2013

wyatt earp was the ultimate badass! screw with me and my family and i will hunt you down and blow your brains out

Jul 30, 2013

A curious documentary from the BBC, looking at three aspects of the history of the American west. While the narrator and archival photographs of the genre are used, and expert commentary is spread throughout, much of the story itself is told through actors and location footage, many of the actors British, playing American. Custer's Last Stand, Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War, and Wyatt Earp and his time in Tombstone are the subjects at hand. Classical actor Toby Stephens captures the reckless arrogance of Custer quite well, while character actor Liam Cunningham perfectly conveys the ruthless dark streak of Wyatt Earp. It's different for a documentary, and yet it works.


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