Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 6, 2007
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Lions Gate
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 08/12/1988
"...A good-humored exercise....Sustains its spirit of fun..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/12/1988
"...It has a slick, smoky vigor....[Semler] keeps the landscapes looking stripped down, austerely handsome..."
Propelled by a rock 'n' roll soundtrack and populated by a handful of hot young Hollywood actors, "Young Guns" is a Western for the MTV generation. Set in 1870s New Mexico, it follows the career of six juvenile delinquents hired to defend the ranch of a British cattle baron. When the rancher is killed by town officials, the boys rebel against the powers-that-be by transforming themselves into a band of outlaws led by none other than Billy the Kid.
- Estimated budget of $13 million.
- Additional distributors: Star Production (France); Version International Group (international sales)
- Filmed in Deluxe color and Panavision in Cerrillos, New Mexico.
- Began shooting February 8, 1988; completed shooting March 1988. Released in the USA August 12, 1988. Shown at Deauville Film Festival, September 1988. Released on video January 4, 1989.
- Followed by the 1990 sequel "Young Guns II."
- Based on a true story.