All four Billy Jack
films like they've never been seen before, plus a bonus disc packed with extras!
Born Losers (1967, 113 mins.): A group of Hell's Angels terrorize the young bikini clad girls in a Northern California town. Their parents are helpless. The townsfolk live in fear. The local police are powerless. The only hope is a loner no one knows anything about - a half-breed Vietnam veteran named Billy Jack.
Tom Laughlin had written the script for Billy Jack in the 1950s but couldn't get anyone interested in a film about Indians - half-breed or otherwise. So Tom toned down the Indian and political themes and wrote Born Losers, the first film the Billy Jack character ever appeared in. Born Losers was the most successful independent film of its time. That success made Billy Jack possible. But even with all the success of Billy Jack, for many fans, Born Losers remains their favorite Billy Jack film.
Billy Jack (1971, 118 mins.): From the Native American spirituality, to the idyllic Freedom School, to the innovative ideas on race, religion and tolerance, to the comedy (yes, that's Howard Hessman) to the amazing snake ceremony, to the martial arts, to one of the great love stories of all time - Billy Jack broke every mold. More people saw Billy Jack 25 times or more - more than any picture in history until Star Wars. To this day, people log onto Tom and Delores' website at www.billyjack.com and remember in vivid detail where they were and who they were with when they first saw this groundbreaking film. And all this from a little independent film that was turned down by every studio in Hollywood.
Trial Of Billy Jack (1974, 171 mins.): A searing expose about the violence on our nation's campuses and our government's stealing of Indian land through termination. Trial Of Billy Jack not only followed in Billy Jack's footsteps, it broke all new ground by taking on politicians, policies and even the President of the United States!
But the revolutionary ideas weren't just on screen. With Trial, Tom Laughlin broke every box office record and forever changed the way motion pictures were advertised and distributed. Trial was the first film to be released in 1,200 theaters on the same day, the first to use national TV advertising, the first to show Hollywood a better way to release their films.
Everything about Trial Of Billy Jack was controversial. Don't miss this blockbuster sequel to the most successful independent film in movie history!
Billy Jack Goes To Washington (1977, 114 mins.): Even though it was made during our nation's bicentennial, it's as if the story was ripped from today's headlines. Corruption, scandal, intrigue, murder - they're all in this explosive expose Washington found so dangerous it didn't want the movie released. And it never has been - until now!
See for yourself why Senators like Bradley, Rudman and Pell quit in protest of the rampant corruption. See why lobbyists drop like flys. See how the backroom deals and party powerbrokers have stolen the American dream of a government of, by and for the people, and have turned it into a government of secret deals and corporate greed.
A box-office smash during the late 1960s and early 1970s, the popular BILLY JACK movies featured Tom Laughlin--who also penned the scripts--as a half-Indian former Green Beret who despises the violence of the white man's world. Truly controversial at the time, the movies espouse 60s-style politics of peace and love, pitting the natural spirituality of the Indian and artist communities against the corruption and greed of the mainstream world. In BORN LOSERS, Billy Jack is introduced as the epitome of cool, fighting a California biker gang and falling for the beautiful girl he is protecting. The other films in the collection include BILLY JACK, THE TRIAL OF BILLY JACK, and BILLY JACK GOES TO WASHINGTON, all of which feature the hip title character righting wrongs with finesse.