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Justified: The Complete First Season

Justified“In a compelling television series
  a modern-day gunslinger operates on
  the side of the law as a US Deputy
  Marshal, waiting for the moment the
  criminals go for their weapons
  before taking them out
but only
  if it is Justified
...

THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED CRIME DRAMA Justified shoots onto DVD with the smooth-talking, quick-draw Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant: Television's Damages and Deadwood; Scream 2; Gone In 60 Seconds), whose no-nonsense brand of justice sees him transferred from Miami to his home-town of Harlan, Kentucky, after he takes out a violent drug cartel hit-man.

Givens is a 21st Century Western hero, complete with Stetson and cowboy boots, based on the character created from legendary crime novelist Elmore Leonard's Fire In The Hole. Like any self-respecting gunfighter, he does everything by the book — his book, in which his every action is Justified. But, worried about a backlash from Washington over the public shooting, Givens' superiors have begun to question his renegade style of law enforcement.

This terrific and immensely enjoyable series follows the complicated life of the Deputy Marshal — made even more complex by his reluctant return to the town in which he grew up; where his difficult, dishonest father Arlo (Raymond J Barry), his former wife Winona Hawkins (Natalie Zea) and his childhood friends still live.

On arrival at Lexington, the Eastern District of Kentucky, Givens reports to Chief Deputy Art Mullen (Nic Searcy), whom he has met before. Mullen wants him to pick up Boyd Crowdon (Walton Coggins), an old friend of Givens from the days when the two nineteen-year-olds dug coal together, who has been implicated in destroying an American-African church with a rocket-launcher and also the death of his accomplice.

Crowdon's brother's wife Ava (Joelle Carter), who has had a crush on Givens since she was young, has killed her husband after one beating too many. And the boys' ruthless, sadistic father Bo (M C Gainey) cares for nobody. Dealing with a Columbian drug baron, Bo Crowdon will cruelly dispose of anyone who gets in his way, even if it is his own son.

Justified: The Complete First Season has a main story running throughout the thirteen episodes of Givens' attempts to keep Ava safe, come to terms with his father's criminal deeds and put a stop to Bo Crowdon's activities. The Deputy Marshal faces difficult challenges, but can he believe Boyd's claims that he has found God and no longer wishes to stay on the wrong side of the law? Will he be able to resist Ava's charms and will he ever be able to trust his father?

In this thrilling first season Givens tackles a number of assignments, including tracking down an escaped felon who plays in a Bluegrass band and exposing a corrupt sheriff. Watch this great series and you can see exactly what makes Raylan's Wild West, gunslinging actions Justified.

With thirteen unmissable episodes, the successful first series of Justified heralds a terrifically addictive run starring the wonderful Timothy Olyphant as ice-cool lead character Raylan Givens, who has a style all of his own.

Based on the short story Fire In The Hole by Elmore Leonard, Justified features a talented cast that also includes: Jacob Pitts as Tim Gutterson; Erica Tazel as Rachel Brooks; Danny Wildman as 19-year-old Raylan; David Michael Holmes as 19-year-old Boyd; Damon Herriman; Matt Craven; Peter Greene; and Doug E Doug. Guest stars include Kristin Bauer and Chris Ellis. Music is by Steve Porcaro; Director of Photography is Edward J Pei, ASC; Produced by Don Kurt. Executive Producers: Sarah Timberman, Carl Beverly; Michael Dinner, Graham Yost and Elmore Leonard. Teleplay and Developed for television by Graham Yost (Speed; Broken Arrow); Directed by Adam Arkin, Jon Avnet and Michael Dinner.

The sharp-shooting crime drama Justified blasts onto DVD on 29 November 2010, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Justified: The Complete First Season | RRP: 39.99 | Certificate: 15 | Number of Discs: 3 | Running Time: 537 Minutes.

DVD Special Features
include: What Would Elmore Do? | The Story of Justified | Justified: Meet The Characters.

Justified: The Complete First Season
Episodes: Fire In The Hole | Riverbrook | Fixer | Long In The Tooth | The Lord of War and Thunder | The Collection | Blind Spot | Blowback | Hatless | The Hammer | Veterans | Fathers and Sons | Bulletville.

"With thirteen unmissable episodes, the successful first series of Justified heralds a terrifically addictive series starring the wonderful Timothy Olyphant" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar