Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Route 66 - The Ultimate DVD Collection|
Actors: Martin Milner, George Maharis, Glenn Corbett, James Brown, Edward Asner
Genres: Drama, Special Interests, Documentary
A collection of the Entertainment Group's 3 best-selling videos on Route 66, featuring Michael Wallis. It runs from Chicago to L. A., two-thousand miles all the way... so goes the popular anthem for a highway that has c... more »
Ambush on Route 66
Buffalo | Bristol, TN United States | 02/10/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"OK, here we have 3 DVDs ca. 1994, 1995 and 2000. They are full of historical information, nostalgia and local color. Makes you want to load up the old station wagon and hit the (Mother) road. They are all well organized, East to West, and vary in content enough to be a great value at $17.99 to someone with an interest in such things.
Disc One is a fine ride. Disc Two rolls along nicely as well until you cross into California and then the ambush. At this point we are ushered into an admitted side trip detour to "the most intriguing of the new museums", an alternate venue called Exotic World. Here we are given a "brief" tour through a burlesque museum complete with some old B&W photos of bare breasted strippers of days gone by. The tour is hosted by a remnant of the bygone era in an outfit that shows way too much geriatric real estate.
Disc Three is pretty much the same deal with the addition of some live shots of a striptease pageant "for those staunch road warriors lucky enough to be traveling this way in the first weekend in.........". Yeah right.
Mr. Wallis is obviously a very smart and talented man and I'm sure that in the name of artistic license it would be perfectly permissible to include such things in a documentary of of the History of Hedonism. But in this case these excerpts represent no positive addition to the presentation and are nothing more than a couple of piles of cow plop in the middle of the Mother Road.
I guess my main complaint that for us "non-staunch road warriors" there was no reference to this material anywhere on the DVDs or packaging. One might quip, "There's nothing worse than you see on TV." Well I don't watch it either, because I know what to expect. Watch you step!"
The Ultimate Roadtrip
D. Cloud | Georgia | 12/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was a wonderful DVD of the Mother Road, it's reason for being built, the people and places that make it truly the Road of the Nation. I highly recommend this DVD for all the roadies out there and future roadies. There is history, plus the personal stories and interviews that make the road more real, not just a means to get from one place to another..."
Gesualdo | 05/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Michael Wallis is the premier research for Route 66 and anything he puts out about the road should not be missed. Disc 1 and Disc 3 particularly have good information. I felt like Disc 2 was something he put out because he some leftover footage from the first disc and needed some extra money. But I watched anyway because he did visit some places that weren't on the first one. Group this DVD set with his book and the 8-map set and you're ready to hit the road."