Blu-ray Release: Support Your Local Sheriff & Support Your Local Gunfighter

Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 16, 2016
Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Director Burt Kennedy’s Western parody, Support Your Local Sheriff (1969), stars the always-fun James Garner (The Great Escape) as a sheriff who pops up out of nowhere to shape up a rowdy frontier town (villainized by The Driver‘s Bruce Dern, of course), aided and abetted by a scruffy local (Jack Elam).

support-your-local-sheriff_1_optThe film’s 1971 follow-up, Support Your Local Gunfighter, reunites Garner and Elam for further adventures in absurdity.

Distaff humor is provided by Joan Hackett (Sheriff) and Suzanne Pleshette (Gunfighter), and veteran character actors are here in abundance, including Harry Morgan (Inherit the Wind), Walter Brennan (Red River), Marie Windsor (The Killing), and Joan Blondell (The Cincinnati Kid).

Special features on Twilight Time’s Blu-ray double-feature include the following:
-Isolated Score Tracks
-Audio commentary on Support Your Local Sheriff with film historians Lee Pfeiffer and Paul Scrabo
-Original theatrical trailers

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.