John Duda | Jerrabomberra, NSW Australia | 05/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Classic TV Series
from Flying A Productions
and Glen Glenn Sound Company
1954-57 B&W 105 minutes!
ANNIE OAKLEY In four action-packed episodes of the popular wild-west adventure series, thrilling sagas of legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley (Gail Davis) unfold in the dusty town of Diablo. Chasing outlaws from the saddle of her trusty horse, Target. Annie keeps law and order with Deputy Sheriff Lofty Craig (Brad Johnson) at her side. Helping them is Annie's younger brother Tagg (Jimmy Hawkins), always eager to solve the town's exciting mysteries of suspense. A fictional account of the life of the famous star of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, these episodes amazed audiences with Annie's fast and fancy shooting and breathtaking horse riding stunts.
4 Episodes, each of 25 minutes duration.
ANNIE BREAKS AN ALIBI
ANNIE'S DESERT ADVENTURE
SURE SHOT ANNIE
ALL REGION DVD
Excellent quality GOLD DVD DISC (Made in the USA by L&M)
Quality color picture on top of disc
Hard durable black plastic casing
High quality color printed sleeve
Comes with 8 page color catalogue of Alpha Video Products (Visit their Website at www.oldies.com)
Everything about the production and marketing of this DVD is of high quality, which means you really get a lot for your money.
However there are no subtitles for the hearing impaired or for any foreign languages, but then again you rarely do for any vintage or classic TV Show!
The Main Menu has access to a very extensive catalogue listing, as well a previews of other titles available from Alpha Video Classics.
This is most probably why there are only 4 episodes per disc in this five disc collection.
The picture quality is excellent throughout each episode, as they really did a good job on lighting every scene in those days, so all indoor scenes and outdoor shady scenes are viewable, and the fast paced action scenes are of top quality.
These horse riding and shooting scenes are always a real treat, and would be just as exciting for the young ones today as they were for the young ones back in the 50's, 60's and 70's.
The sound quality is excellent also!
I have watched every episode on all 5 volumes of this collection, and there is absolutely NO fault in picture or sound on any episode, which helps make this series on sale most enjoyable to sit back with the entire family and relive the old days of television.
In case you are wondering each episode has the Annie Oakley Signature Intro and credits, with Annie doing her world famous stunts and shooting a neat hole in the centre spade of a nine of spades playing card being held up by Lofty, while Annie is standing upright on the saddle on Target her trusty Palomino, who is racing past Lofty at high speed!
You just can't get anything better than that!
What a Gal!
I loved this series when I was a kid.
I have lived in Australia all my life.
I was born in 1954.
Back in the 1960's we were inundated with great TV Westerns from the US, and Annie Oakley is one of the best!