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Buried Treasure Of The Week: YOUNG GUNS 2 - Sometimes Sequels Are Better

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Sometimes sequels surpass their originals. Take GODFATHER PT. 2, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, THE ROAD WARRIOR (MAD MAX 2) and the THE BOURNE SURPREMACY. While perhaps not in the same status, 1990s YOUNG GUNS 2 - directed by New Zealand's Geoff Murphy (the critically acclaimed UTU and THE QUIET EARTH) and written by John Fusco (THUNDERHEART, HIDALGO, SPIRIT:STALLION OF THE CIMARRON), would outdo the "MTV Western" tone of it's predecessor to emerge as one of the better straight-up westerns of it's decade; managing to not only bring back original participants Emilio Estevez, Keifer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips, but also lassoing such new luminaries as James Coburn, William Peterson, Viggo Mortensen and Scott Wilson. Includes archival audio commentary by Estevez, Fusco, Phillips, Sutherland and more; as well as excerpts from Alan Silvestri's now classic score, and (of course) Jon Bon Jovi's Oscar nominated / Grammy winning tune "Blaze Of Glory".  Also dig the "side by side" comparisons of the actors alongside archival images of the true-life personalities they portray within the film.

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