- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
This eye-opening look at crime and punishment in the Old West brings a whole new meaning to the term ""frontier justice"".
- A host of experts and visits to noted collections and museums shed new light on crime and punishment in the Old West.
- Learn what it was like to be a sheriff or judge in the boomtowns and whistle stops that peppered the expanding frontier.
In the 19th century, as the nation spread rapidly west, it was all the law could do to keep up. The promise of a fresh start and undiscovered territory brought many questionable characters to the frontier and its settlements, and the job of keeping the peace was just as likely to be handled by other settlers as by some of the few, overworked lawmen.
With a steady hand and deadly aim, EXECUTION TECH takes viewers back to the Old West to see how justice was served. It's a world of six guns and sheriffs, cattle rustlers and wanted posters, where the rules weren't always too clear, and some men moved between both sides of the law.