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American Outlaws
Genre: Western

Reviewed In Issue 56 (Jan 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Colin Farrell, Scott Caan, Ali Larter, Gabriel Macht, Gregory Smith, Harris Yulin, Will McCormack, Ronny Cox, Kathy Bates & Timothy Dalton

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary, four behind-the-scenes featurettes, production and publicity stills, two deleted scenes, cast and crew biographies, artwork, and DVD-ROM enhancements.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 19031
(MPAA Rating): PG13
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(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 95
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/11/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Les Mayfield
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Vowing to kill anyone who tries to get him off his farm again, even if it means going to war with The Railroad, Jesse James (Farrell) and his partner Cole Younger (Caan), truly are American Outlaws. When the railroad tycoons try to get the good folks of Liberty to sell their land to make room for tracks, the Liberty gang goes to work. They

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits gorgeous imagery that is sharp and finely detailed. Details into facial hair and clothing textures are nicely presented, and background clarity and depth is excellent. Colors are natural and well balanced, with an easy-on-the-eyes quality. Fleshtones are accurately rendered and blacks are deep and solid. Unfortunately, edge enhancement distracts from what is otherwise a near pristine transfer. (Suzanne Hodges)

The DVD soundtrack is a shoot-em-up, spatially liberal audio production that is seemingly perfect for those who favor very aggressive dimensional engagement. Additionally, the general usage of dimension is remarkable, in and of itself, serving to consistently envelop the listener into a soundstage that can seem effectively expansive at times. Fidelity overall is superb, and the use of dynamic range is exemplary with the gunfire and cannon explosions. There

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DVD-ROM Review:
From the Interactual Player 2 main menu, you are given the options for Screenplay Viewer With Storyboards, Web Site Archive, and Visit Morgan Creek Online. Also, if you place your mouse over the pictures of the five outlaws, you see pictures of the actors that play them in the film. The script is presented extremely well, with video, storyboards, and the script all on the same screen. It is laid out nicely, without much clutter. Web Site Archive will take you to the original Web site for the movie, and is loaded directly from the DVD. Here, you can find an immense amount of information about the movie, including the trailer, movie poster, still pictures, the "Real Story of Jesse James," behind the scenes information with the storyboards, information on how they built the Western town used in the film, as well as cast and crew biographies. Visiting Morgan Creek Online takes you to Morgan Creek