DOWN DAKOTA WAY
AURELE VANIER | Ottawa, Ontario Canada | 09/08/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I rate this dvd a 3 star, only because of the ommitance of approximately 15 minutes. Being an avid fan of Roy Rogers, I want to see his movies in the uncut version. That includes the Republic logo at the start and end of the movie. The quality is excellent and so is the extra information. I am hoping that some other company will be producing these movies in the uncut version on dvd."
Roy Rogers rides to the rescue, again.
Robert S. Clay Jr. | St. Louis, MO., USA | 12/18/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Roy Rogers discovers that the stepson of his old schoolteacher is riding the outlaw trail. Working with an unscrupulous cattleman, the young hellion commits murder and mayhem. What's even worse, the bad guys secretly try to market cattle inflicted with hoof-and-mouth disease. Roy must work quickly to save the ranchers of Sunset Valley from disaster.Shortly before he made the the jump to Saturday morning TV in the 1950s, Roy Rogers made a new series of action-packed Westerns for Republic Studios. Filmed in "Trucolor," these pictures stress hard riding outdoor action rather than the intrusive musical numbers that plagued some of Roy's earlier films. Astride Trigger, billed as "The Smartest Horse in the Movies," Roy and his friends help the sheriff outshoot the bad guys. Dale Evans is present, but Bob Nolan and The Sons of the Pioneers gave way to Foy Willing and The Riders of the Purple Sage. Expect some singing, but not enough to impede the blazing six-guns. Pat Brady is around as Roy's comic relief sidekick. The violence is bloodless enough to qualify as "G" rated entertainment. The production values are Grade B, but nobody made Westerns like Republic. Some of the color tones have a green and blue tint that looks a little odd. Regardless, relish the nostalgia and introduce today's plugged in kids to the days when the West was really wild. Enjoy the ride. ;-)"
Mr. Ian Gillespie | COURTICE Canada | 08/11/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a longtime fan of Roy Rogers, I was very happy to see what looked like a high quality product available.The extra material on these "Happy Trails Theatre" DVD's is excellent and the transfer to DVD is also very good quality.However, as a Roy Rogers "fanatic" I would like to see the "uncut" version of the movie. In every release from this studio movies that range from 75 to 53 min. are cropped to about 52 min to allow the introductions & interviews to be fit in.Love the extra info but I want the movie intact."