Another poorly executed Annie Oakley DVD
Yarby | Medina, OH United States | 10/30/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"After having purchased the VCI Set of Annie Oakley episodes, and being very disappointed in the transfer quality (due to problems with the brightness level), I decided to give the Marengo Films DVD a try. This is in spite of the fact that it only included 4 episodes, compared to VCI's TWELVE! Given that it had the Davis family stamp of approval, I figured it to be a safe bet.
How disappointed to receive the DVD and find first off, that the opening sequence had been deleted off of each episode!!!!!!!
While the brightness level is better than the VCI set, the picture is still riddled with grain.
For the price, and given the number of episodes, this is a huge rip-off.
This is a classic children's western, and I am really disappointed that I can't get a quality set of episodes, as is available with many other shows. Frankly, until I read of another studio doing something along those lines, and that the transfers are good, I will quit attempting to add this classic to my DVD collection.
BARRY BLUE | BIRMINGHAM, AL | 05/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have always loved Annie Oakley and Gail Davis was perfect for the part. This disk contains 4 episodes which contrary to comments of the first reviewer are very nicely done.
All four episodes are in great shape and watching them brought back my childhood. Annie is a superb roll model for little girls. Mothers should buy this DVD for their daughters.
Certainly this Series has far more merit than many of the current junk films that Hollywood puts out.
Marengo Films has done a nice job and I consider this DVD a bargain."