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FEBRUARY 15, 2013
Westerns on Screen

If you like watching westerns, you might try some of the following DVDs: The Outlaw Josie Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales
The Outlaw Josey Wales stars Clint Eastwood as Josey Wales.  Josey refuses to surrender to Union soldiers after the war.  He returns home to find his family murdered and that is where his quest for revenge begins.  This is one of my favorite westerns because Clint Eastwood gives a great performance as Josey Wales. 

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid stars James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson and Bob Dylan.  Pat Garrett is the new lawman in town and he is in charge of capturing Billy the Kid, his former partner in crime.  Who will win – the lawman, backed by cattle interests, or the outlaw, backed by the people?  Watch the DVD to find out!

3:10 to Yuma
Russell Crowe and Christian Bale star in this newest version of 3:10 to Yuma.  Daniel Evans, a small farmer, is struggling to keep his land when he gets a chance to make $200 transporting the famous outlaw, Ben Wade, to justice.  After losing a great deal of confidence and part of his leg in the Civil War, Daniel Evans is struggling to redeem himself in the eyes of his teenage son.  Is Daniel able to save his land and restore the image his son has of him?  I guess you will have to watch 3:10 to Yuma to find out!   

The Professionals
In The Professionals, a rich Texan rancher hires four mercenaries to rescue his wife from a revolutionary in Mexico.  However, not everything is as it seems, as the mercenaries soon find out.  The Professionals was made in 1966 and although it has it serious moments, it is a fun and lighthearted western.  Jack Palance gives a great performance, along with Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin.

 

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