Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Great American Western V6 The|
Actor: Roy Rogers
Studio: Platinum Disc Llc Release Date: 11/18/2003
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A little effort would make this better...
senior_science_student | 08/16/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The movies are decent quality, and fine for wasting an afternoon. None of them are really stand out classics though.
My main complaint about this DVD is the false advertising on the case. Not malicious, but obviously the company put no effort at all into this product. The case lists the 1938 Tex Ritter classic "Utah Trails" including its complete cast and summary. Unfortunately the movie on the disc is the 1945 Roy Rogers movie "Utah" which is unrelated. There are other similiar mistakes as well.
It isn't enough to condemn this DVD, but it shows the sort of effort that this company puts into these releases."
"Them Dern Parsnickity Females"...Gabby Hayes
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 03/19/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Single Vol 6 of the Great American Western series is a real treat for Roy Rogers fans.5 films from the 40's with a singing(lots of singing) Roy, featuring Gabby Hayes(who always seems to have a problem with "them dern parsnickity females'), Dale Evans, and of course "Trigger" is no slouch in the acting department either!
1946 - "My Pal Trigger"..is the story of how Trigger and Roy got together, and how Trigger came to be in the first place. Of course when horse trader Roy Rogers(he plays himself..a big stretch)wanted to breed his favorite mare with a gorgeous Palomino, trouble makers get in the way and frame Roy for some shooting the horse. Dale Evans, Gabby Hayes, and of course "Trigger, the smarest horse in the movies" star.
1943 - King of the Cowboys"..Roy is working incognito for the governor to try and break up a ring of dangerous saboteurs. Once again he is framed and must stop these thugs before they blow up a train loaded with supplies for the war effort. Smiley Burnette adds his charms to the story.
1943 - "Song of Texas"..Roy quits his rodeo job to take up ranching when he discovers the operators of the rodeo are theives. He tricks a girl(there is always a girl) into believing that her washed up father owns the ranch.
"Utah"..this is the one that they misprinted on the box. It is Roy,a spry Gabby(was this guy ever young?), and the gang from a mid 40's film, but the box, has it listed as a Tex Ritter film. Dale comes out from Chicago to sell her grandfathers ranch to invest in the theatre, but Roy has her thinking that Gabby's run down place is hers(this seems to be some kind of theme in the 40's westerns). It's a race to make things right, as she sells the property and cattle to some low down land grubbers. Roy winds up spending a little time in the pokey, but figures a way out.
1948 - "Under the California Stars", has the added treat of Andy Devine. "Trigger" gets stop billing again, as he is kidnapped and held for ransom. Roy's young buddy gets involved as well. This one is in "Tru-Color"
The films are scratchy, they sometimes appear grainy, and sometimes clear. There isn't anything that will take the enjoyment and fun away from spending a rainy afternoon with Roy and the gang(especially at this price). The Sound has been enhanced in DD5.1 on all the films on this Vol. The menu is a bit of a problem. Only 4 of the films are on the first page of the main menu. You have to hit your directional button on your remote until you see the little arrow in the middle of the films change colors. Press enter and it will take you to the next page which features "Utah". All the films are on the same side of the disc(once you settle in, you wont have to get up for over 5 hours), and each film has 8 chapter stops. The songs are great, Gabby is a never ending fountain of one-liners, and it's good ole corny fun!
This single Vol 6 is also available in a two pack with single vol 5, the Gene Autry DVD and is called "The Great American Western, Vol. 3: Gene Autry, Roy Rogers"(Could they make things any more confusing for us?)There are many other volumes and packages put out by Platinum for oater lovers to choose from.
I have made a listmania of other volumes(singles and multipacks) and films I have reviewed so far in the "Great American Western" series. You can find it by clicking on the Listmanias on my profile page.
Happy Trails to All..Enjoy..Laurie