Billy Jack (1971) DVD - Full Screen - Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Retail

Billy Jack (1971) DVD - Full Screen - Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono Retail
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A box-office success with an attractive plot for modern-day youth. Laughlin stars as Billy Jack a half-Indian/half-white ex-Green Beret who is being drawn more and more toward his Indian side. He hates violence, but can't get away from it in the white man's world. Pitting the good guys, the students of the peace-loving free-arts school in the desert vs. the conservative bad guys in the near-by town, the movie plays definitive late-60s themes/messages: anti-establishment, make love not war, the senseless slaughter of God's creatures, the rape of society (figuratively and literally), two-sided justice, racial segregation and prejudices, and basic socialist ideals.

Although filming began in Prescott, Arizona, in fall 1969, American International Pictures pulled out of the production, halting filming.

Twentieth Century Fox came in and filming eventually resumed, but when that studio refused to distribute the film, Warner Bros. took over.

The film was released in the spring of 1971 after more than one year of shooting. It opened in Cincinnati, Ohio, only, on April 19, 1971. The film lacked distribution, so Laughlin took it to theaters himself. He had had terrific problems with the studio; at one time the studio had taken the masters with plans to reedit the film without him. Laughlin actually sued Warner Bros. for millions and ended up settling years later for a six-figure payoff.

The theme song by Coven, "One Tin Soldier," was a hit on the Billboard charts.

The film died at the box office in its initial run but took in more than $40 million in its 1973 re-release, which was supervised by Laughlin.

The hat Tom Laughlin wore in the film was actually a Halloween present from his daughter T.C.!!

  • Attractive Retail Box
  • Genre: Action/Adventure, Cult Film, Drama, Indians, Justice, Race Relations, Classic Fight Scenes
  • Rating: 14A (Canadian Home Video Rating)
  • Rating Reason: For Violence, Nudity, Adult Situations, Rape & Sexual Abuse and Adult Language.
  • Starring: Bert Freed, Howard Hesseman, Tom Laughlin
  • Directed By: T.C. Frank
  • Release Information:
  • Studio: Warner Studios
  • Theatrical Release Date: January 1, 1971
  • DVD Release Date: June 1, 2004
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Production Company: Warner Home Video
  • Package Type: Snap Case
  • Box Office $32.5 million - Among top grossing films of 1971
  • DVD Features:
  • Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only). This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.
  • Aspect Ratio(s):
  • Full Screen (Standard) - 1.33:1
  • Available Audio Tracks:
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Languages: English and French
  • Closed Captioned: Yes
  • Bonus Features:
  • No Extras
  • Interactive Features:
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
Product Requirements
  • DVD Player
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