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American Experience - Jesse James

DVD  |  History  |  03 Jun 2015


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The story of Jesse James remains one of Americas most cherished myths...and one of its most wrong-headed. Jesse James, so the legend goes, was a Western outlaw, though, in fact, he never went west; Americas own Robin Hood, though he robbed from the poor as well as the rich, and kept it all for himself; and a gunfighter whose victims, in reality, were almost always unarmed. Less heroic than brutal, James was in fact a product, from first to last, of the American Civil War a Confederate partisan of expansive ambition, unbending politics and surprising cunning, who gladly helped invent his own valiant legend. A member of a vicious band of Missouri guerrillas during the war, James sought redemption afterwards. But as this AMERICAN EXPERIENCE production reveals, year by year, he rode further from it, redeeming instead the great and glorious memory of the Old South. In a life steeped in prolific violence and bloodshed, he met what was perhaps the most fitting end like so many of his own victims, James himself was an unarmed man, shot in the back..
DETAILS

Title: American Experience - Jesse James

Format: DVD

Release Date: 03 Jun 2015

Actor(s): Michael Murphy

Sku: 2295996

Catalogue No: AMA10325

Category: History

Disc Count: 1

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1

OFLC Rating: M

Run Time: 52

Transfer Format: 16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen

Video Format: PAL

Primary Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0

Language: English, Dolby Digital 2.0

Region Code: 4

OFLC Advice: Mature Themes And Violence

Production Studio: Acorn Media

Dubbed Languages: English, Dolby Digital 2.0

Director(s): Mark Zwonitzer

Genre: Special Interest,