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Billy Jack 35th anniversary ultimate collection

Label
Billy Jack 35th anniversary ultimate collection
Title
Billy Jack 35th anniversary ultimate collection
Title variation
  • Billy Jack thirty fifth anniversary ultimate collection
  • Billy Jack ultimate collection
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Billy Jack cycle in widescreen with updated commentary. In "Born losers" (1967), Tom Laughlin introduced the character of Billy Jack, a mixed-race Native American, ex-Green Beret, and Vietnam vet who just wants to be left alone. When a vicious motorcycle gang launches a reign of terror on a small town, he finds he must stand up and fight while others hide in fear. Billy Jack kills the leader of the gang, but is accidentally slain by a deputy sheriff. Four years later the character was resurrected for the film "Billy Jack" (1971) in which Billy returns to live in solitude on an Arizona Indian reservation. He is drawn to its progressive Freedom School for troubled youth and to the idealistic woman (Taylor) who runs it. She is the embodiment of the film's pacifist message. When tensions flare between the students and narrow-minded locals who fear what they cannot understand, Billy Jack becomes the school's protector. In "The trial of Billy Jack" (1974), Billy is put on trial for two killings he committed in self-defense while protecting the Freedom School from the small-town Arizona bigots. He is convicted and sent to prison, but the Freedom School thrives under Jean Roberts (Taylor). When Billy Jack is paroled for good behavior, he returns home to explore his tribal spiritual heritage. Meanwhile the Freedom School's television station has broadcast exposés of America's sociopolitical ills which have annoyed local officials. National Guard troops occupy the school's campus, but the students resist. Billy agrees to surrender to the Guard if they withdraw, but the Guard opens fire, killing many students and wounding Billy and Jean. The Guard is finally forced to withdraw from the reservation by the terms of an 1880 treaty, and Billy and Jean vow to rebuild the Freedom School. Includes flashbacks to atrocities committed by American troops in Vietnam. Finally, in "Billy Jack goes to Washington" (1977), Billy is elected as the junior Senator from Arizona in 1976. Arriving in Washington, he discovers that the respected senior Senator from Arizona (Marshall) and a business tycoon (Wanamaker) are secretly planning to build a nuclear plant in the pristine Arizona landscape. Billy Jack mounts a campaign against the plant and, with the support of the American youth movement, saves the country from this environmental menace
Cataloging source
LAS
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
[Born losers] Producer, Don Henderson ; director Tom Laughlin ; screenplay, James Lloyd. [Billy Jack] Producer, Mary Rose Solti ; director, T.C. Frank (Tom Laughlin) ; screenplay, T.C. Frank, Teresa Christina (Delores Taylor). [The trial of Billy Jack] Producer, Joe Cramer ; director, T.C. Frank (Tom Laughlin) ; screenplay, T.C. Frank and Teresa Christina (Delores Taylor). [Billy Jack goes to Washington] Producer, Frank Capra, Jr. ; director, T.C. Frank (Tom Laughlin) ; screenplay, T.C. Frank and Teresa Christina (Delores Taylor)
PerformerNote
[Born losers] Tom Laughlin, Elizabeth James, Jeremy Slate, William Wellman. [Billy Jack] Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat. [The trial of Billy Jack] Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Victor Izay, Teresa Laughlin. [Billy Jack goes to Washington] Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, E.G. Marshall, Teresa Laughlin, Sam Wanamaker
Runtime
600
Technique
live action
Label
Billy Jack 35th anniversary ultimate collection
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Videodisc release of the 1967-1977 motion picture series
  • Special features (Bonus disc): new (2005) commentary tracks by the Laughlin family along with commentary from the first (2000) DVD release; cut-your-own-version fight scene footage; 'making of' documentary; trivia quiz, original TV ads for "Billy Jack"; Billy Jack book excerpt; photo gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (114 min.)
  • [Disc 5 (DVD 4503)] Bonus disc
  • [Disc 1 (DVD 4500)]
  • Born losers
  • (113 min.) -- [Disc 2 (DVD 4501)]
  • Billy Jack
  • (118 min.) -- [Disc 3 (DVD 4502)]
  • The trial of Billy Jack
  • (171 min.) -- [Disc 4 (DVD 4503)]
  • Billy Jack goes to Washington
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
5 videodiscs (ca. 600 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Previous call number: DVD 4502
  • Previous call number: DVD 4503
  • Previous call number: DVD 4500
  • Previous call number: DVD 4501
Other control number
634991201926
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
20192-7
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61761573
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn373555911
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Billy Jack 35th anniversary ultimate collection
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Videodisc release of the 1967-1977 motion picture series
  • Special features (Bonus disc): new (2005) commentary tracks by the Laughlin family along with commentary from the first (2000) DVD release; cut-your-own-version fight scene footage; 'making of' documentary; trivia quiz, original TV ads for "Billy Jack"; Billy Jack book excerpt; photo gallery
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • (114 min.)
  • [Disc 5 (DVD 4503)] Bonus disc
  • [Disc 1 (DVD 4500)]
  • Born losers
  • (113 min.) -- [Disc 2 (DVD 4501)]
  • Billy Jack
  • (118 min.) -- [Disc 3 (DVD 4502)]
  • The trial of Billy Jack
  • (171 min.) -- [Disc 4 (DVD 4503)]
  • Billy Jack goes to Washington
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
5 videodiscs (ca. 600 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Previous call number: DVD 4502
  • Previous call number: DVD 4503
  • Previous call number: DVD 4500
  • Previous call number: DVD 4501
Other control number
634991201926
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
20192-7
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61761573
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn373555911
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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