Blu-ray, DVD Release: The Outlaw

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 27, 2018
Price: DVD $14.95, Blu-ray $23.20
Studio: Kino Lorber

The once controversial, classic western The Outlaw receives a new 2K restoration from Kino Lorber.

Famous for launching the career of sex goddess Jane Russell (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and infamous due for its violations of the Hollywood Production Code, The Outlaw follows the friendship of Billy the Kid (Jack Buetel, Rose of Cimarron) and fellow outlaw Doc Holliday (Walter Huston, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), as they both pursue the affections of Holliday’s girlfriend, Rio (Russell), while being chased through the desert by Sheriff Pat Garrett (Thomas Mitchell, Stagecoach) and his posse.

Financed and directed by reclusive tycoon Howard Hughes (Hell’s Angels) as his second and final directing effort, the film’s release was delayed several years due to censorship issues and public outroar relating to Russell’s abundant cleavage!

The film finally received a wide release by United Artists in 1946 and became a big box office hit. Legendary filmmaker Howard Hawks (Red River) co-directed the film with Hughes, but was not credited.

The discs’ bonus feature is an audio commentary by film historian Troy Howarth.

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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.