The Old West where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde.
Extended version (2 hr., 15 min.) unrated "contains material different from the original PG-13 rated version".|||Theatrical version (1 hr., 59 min.): MPAA rating: PG-13; for intense sequences of western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference. CHV rating: 14A; for violence and frightening scenes.|||adult
Universal Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment present in association with Relativity Media ; produced by Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg ; screen story by Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Steve Oedekerk ; screenplay by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby ; directed by Jon Favreau.
Includes both extended and theatrical versions.
Includes bonus features: Conversations with Jon Favreau; Igniting the sky: the making of Cowboys & Aliens; feature commentary with the director. Ultraviolet digital copy of the film.
Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Paul Dano, Noah Ringer, Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown.
Director of photography, Matthew Libatique ; edited by Dan Lebental and Jim May ; music by Harry Gregson-Williams.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation, Dolby Digital 5.0.
English, dubbed Spanish or dubbed French with optional Spanish or French subtitles.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); video descriptions for people with visual disabilities.