Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Bonanza 8-DVD Pack|
Actor: Lorne Greene; Pernell Roberts; Dan Blocker; Michael Landon
Genres: Westerns, Drama, Television
These are the Western adventure stories of the Cartwright family: Ben Cartwright, the father, played by Lorne Greene; Adam, the eldest son, played by Pernell Roberts; Hoss, the middle son, played by Dan Blocker; and Little... more »
Would have been 5 stars but...
John Davis | Florida, USA | 08/08/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Lovers of the original Bonanza will like these episodes. The video is good, the audio is loud & clear, you don't have to turn the volume up like other dvd's but....
That wonderful theme music is missing both at the beginning & at the end - that cost this one star
BUT EVEN WORSE !!! ... (and costing another star)
The Platinum Video people must think it's OK to put their name and a logo in the bottom right of the screen. I DON'T !!!
I hate it on broadcast & cable TV and I wouldn't have bought this if I'd known about the logo.
Platinum Video in on my "no buy list" because of that logo policy."
This is the one you want
Ursus Somnolicus | Bearizona, USA | 05/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"31 Bonanza episodes from the first and second seasons (1960 - 1961) were accidentally allowed to pass into the public domain, enabling video companies to publish them without paying royalties. The original theme music, however, IS still protected by copyright, so video collections like this one have to substitute a different song.
I've purchased Bonanza DVDs from a couple of different companies, and I strongly recommend this set. You'll get all 31 available episodes, four to a disc (except three on volume eight). Other companies have crammed as many as NINE episodes onto a single one-sided disc; I've seen several of these that would not play. You won't have that problem with this set. Also, the faux theme music on this set is much less obnoxious than the other.
Until the studio releases season sets of Bonanza, this is your best chance to enjoy these classic oaters. At the current price of $28.99 that's 94 cents per episode, quite an entertainment bargain.
(Note: as of April 2009 it's down to $12.99! An incredible 42 cents per episode! What are you waiting for?)"
Long Live The Cartwrights
J. Mason | New Mexico | 11/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this 8-DVD set a couple years back from Best Buy and I really love it! The picture quality is great! The only thing's I didn't like were the unoriginal theme music and the logo on screen [as the last reviewer mentioned]. I noticed that other Bonanza DVD's that I've purchased [mainly 1 dollar DVD's] by 'Digiview productions' also have unoriginal theme music in them! I can't figure out why? Even a Dan Hernandez "1 dollar" Sport Fishing DVD that I purchased by Digiview Productions has the same exact unoriginal theme music as one of their Bonanza DVD's! Stupid!!!! But as far as this particular box-set goes...If you don't mind it not having the famous Bonanza theme song and the logo on the screen the whole time you're watching it, then I highly recommend this set for you!"