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|The Ultimate Roy Rogers Collection - King of the Cowboys|
Actors: Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Gabby Hayes
Saddle up for this action-packed assortment of shoot-?em-ups and songs of the sagebrush starring Roy Rogers ? the King of the Cowboys!! Here are 25 full-length western features` on 5 DVDs! Catch Roy and the whole gang ? G... more »
ROY FANS - BEWARE OF THIS DVD SET
Steve Latshaw | Chatsworth, California USA | 08/06/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I've been collecting western DVDs for quite some time. I picked this up with great interest as it contains some real rarities like APACHE ROSE and HEARTS OF THE GOLDEN WEST.
This collection contains some of the worst multigenerational "transfers" I have ever seen of largely public domain material. Many of the features are unwatchable and most of them seem to be missing their main title sequences! For example, both APACHE ROSE and the rare BELLS OF SAN ANGELO begin AFTER the credits, as the cast sings an opening song. The transfers, as I said, are unwatchable... you'd be far better suited to pick up the Platinum multi-feature Great American Western collections or the excellent quality 8 film DIAMOND DVD set. For that matter, the rare and out of print HAPPY TRAILS THEATER discs feature wraparounds with Dale and Roy and pretty good transfers. The Goodtimes Home Video versions are heavily edited for TV, averaging 45-48 minutes (edited down even from the original Hollywood Television Service TV prints from the 50s, which ran 53:30. I'd also recommend the first five (and very rare) Happy Trails Theater DVDs, on the "Hollywood's Attic" label, which contained complete and restored versions of BELLS OF SAN ANGELO, SUNSET SERENADE, SONG OF UTAH, SAGA OF DEATH VALLEY and SAN FERNANDO VALLEY. BELLS OF SAN ANGELO, in particular, is a great disc, running over 90 minutes and boasting William Witney guest hosting with Roy and Dale, lots of on-set stories and behind-the-scenes home movies of the film in production. But to recap, avoid THE ULTIMATE ROY ROGERS COLLECTION like the plague."
Not FULL LENGTH FILMS
William L. Newman | Mesquite, Tx United States | 11/23/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I picked this up because across the front are the words 25 FULL LENGTH FEATURE FILMS.
After being bit by many edited versions, I now have 25 more. I will keep this in mind before I buy any more Passport Video items.
Most of these movies are the 54 minute edited for TV versions. A few are full length, but without the opening credits. A few on the last disk are full length but my old VHS tapes look better.
So if you want to be ripped off, get poor quality films that are hacked up then buy this as it fills the bill completely"
duncan fetherston | canada | 04/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The transfer is clean so far.watched 6 movies.
My complain is that the films are not full copies. They are around 50 minutes each.The music is missing.Hey what do you want for 15$"