The West DVD Set
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Cowboys & Outlaws DVD SetThey were the quintessential American heroes: the embodiment of rugged individualism and independence. For 30 years, cowboys ruled the frontier, settling the American West and carving their way into American mythology forever.
The Golden Era of the American Cowboy was a powder keg of history--a period of conquest, war and money. In these brief but tumultuous years following the Civil War, men and women endured astonishing hardship and danger, from battles with Indians and outlaws, to nature’s own brutalities. Yet for a few extraordinary individuals, it was a time of incredible opportunity. Cowboys drove millions of steers from Texas along cattle trails to northern railroad heads. Their daring but solitary journeys established cowboys as heroes whose strength and character made them the ultimate icons of their time. But the hazardous frontier, where the law often amounted to little mor than a man with a badge and a posse, also bred some of America’s most infamous outlaws, whose reputations still inspire awe.
Discover the legendary qualities of these amazing men in this visually stunning series from HISTORY™. Combining dramatic reenactments of some of the era’s most revealing moments, with forensic evidence and surprising new documentary twists, COWBOYS & OUTLAWS unveils the true tales and characters of the American West.
- DISC ONE: The Real Lonesome Dove / The Real McCoy / The Real Billy the Kid
- DISC TWO: The Real Wyatt Earp / Range War / Frontier Hitman (approx 141 min per disc)
When Cowboys Were King DVD
Head through the swinging saloon doors for a nostalgic look at the "B" Westerns that captivated generations of kids.
There was a time when a trip to the movies was an event, when the double feature was a staple of every kid's Saturday, when popcorn cost a nickel and the flickering lights of the movie palaces conjured up celluloid dreams. The heroes wore white hats, the villains black, the saloon doors were always swinging and the showdowns took place at high noon.
WHEN COWBOYS WERE KING saddles up for a nostalgic ride through movie history, reliving and reveling in the glory days of the Western. With the help of cinema buffs, famous critics and a parade of stars, we'll follow the once-dominant genre from the days of the Thomas Edison Studios to Tom Mix, Hoot Gibson, Gene Autry and the Singing Cowboys. Crammed with clips, it's a film-buff's dream and a captivating introduction to a vanished era of moviemaking.
The Guns of Smith & Wesson DVD
See how the partnership of two visionaries created some of the most storied weapons in history.
Their names are engraved on some of the most famous guns ever made. But their influence went beyond their own company to shape the industry as a whole.
Horace Smith and Daniel Baird Wesson pushed the limits of firearms technology with innovations that rewrote history. TALES OF THE GUN examines period documents, talks to weapons experts and visits some of the foremost gun collections in the world to tell their complete story. See how they developed the first self-contained cartridge and the .38 special. And see how they played a vital role in the development of one of their competitors' biggest successes—the Winchester repeating rifle.
The company forged from their inspired partnership remains at the vanguard of today's handgun industry.