Holsom American entertainment, that we all need right now!
L. Shirley | 03/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My wife and I have been to many of the historical sites related to Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. There is a special place in our hearts for her books and if you grew up during the seventies and early eighties you were touched many times by the "stories" of a young pioneer family traveling across your television screen, destination Walnut Grove Minnesota. For this we can only say, "thank you!""
Good Job by "GoodTimes DVD" Presenting Classic TV
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 05/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review refers to the "Little House on the Prairie 4 Pack Collector
Series" DVD edtion by GoodTimes DVD/NBC Home Video.....Watch any one of these classic TV episodes included in this wonderful selection from the Little House series and you'll get a wonderfully nostalgic feeling. Even if you are just discovering these programs(maybe you were home
sick from work, and caught them on TV), you'll want to rewatch them on these great DVDs(without all the commercials, or having to take another day off to catch part 2!).Here's the drill...10 minutes in you'll already be trying to hide that lump in your throat...by 20 minutes, you'll be grinning ear to ear...and by the 30 minute mark..fahget about it, you are one huge basketcase..but don't worry by the end you are smiling once again.The set includes these great episodes..."The Premiere Movie"..a double length feature that will introduce you to the Ingalls family and their harrowing journey to make a better life for themselves. You'll also meet Jack the dog and Mr. Edwards(Victor French) for the first time. When Charles says "Caroline..were home...".have the kleenex ready! It stars Michael Landon(who also directed many of the episodes), Karen Grassle, Melissa Gilbert and Melissa Sue Anderson.Next up, everbody's favorite(also double length) "The Lord Is My Shepard". When little Laura thinks she had "bad thoughts" about her little baby brother, who tragically dies, she runs away to try and make things right with God. The great Ernest Borgnine guest stars as "Johnathon" who cares for her.In "The Collection" there are more terrific guest stars to be found. Johnny and June Cash co-star in this one. Johnny pretends to be a minister and all of Walnut Grove join in in helping him take up a collection for the "needy". Will he see the light and do the right thing in the end?..well..you know....And finally, in yet another double length feature, see the touching story of how Laura becomes Mrs. Alamanzo Wilder in "Laura Ingalls Wilder". Laura and Almanzo are having trouble making ends meet, and Almanzo doesn't want to marry until he can provide for his bride to be. Meanwhile Almanzo's sister Eliza Jane(Lucy Lee Flippen)is also having romantic problems of her own and makes a supreme sacrifice to see her brother and Laura happily married.It guest stars James Cromwell and this one will really tug at your heartstrings! Goodtimes DVD has done a nice job of transfering these 70's TV classsics. They look great. Nice color and sound. There is some occasional flickering but a very enjoyable view overall. To buy them in this set is the most economical way to go(you know you won't be able to stop at just one).It's nice to be able to enjoy them whenever the mood hits. And "GOODTIMES"...that is often so let's have some more sets like this one! I have a few suggestions...Maybe the one where Carrie falls down the mine shaft, or how about when the Ingalls adopt Albert, or the blind kids making the trek to the new school, oh I could go on and on...more Please!You'll laugh, you'll cry!...enjoy...Laurie"
Great Collection at a great price!
L. Shirley | 01/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like Little House on the Prairie, then this is an excellent collection. We payed $... each at Best Buy and thought we were getting a good deal! I highly recommend this collection."