Anne A. (AnneA) from CASA GRANDE, AZ Reviewed on 11/8/2009...
I love this movie! I watched it with my 10 year old granddaughter, and I told her that her mother (Laura -- guess who she was named after?) loved to watch this on TV when she was a little girl. I also think it is fairly true to the Little House books, which doesn't happen very often. The actors portray a loving family with very few possessions, but they are happy with each other. It's good to know that there are some wonderful DVDs out there for kids that aren't about girls being boy crazy or too grown up for their years. I think little girls should enjoy their childhood, and this movie recalls a simpler time in America. Highly recommended family film.
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"Home is the nicest word there is."
A. Grace | Michigan | 08/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up watching the reruns of Little House on the Prairie every day when I got home from kindergarten. My mom taped them, so my family owns 170 of the 200 episodes, from Episode 1, "Harvest of Friends," to the final episode, "Hello and Goodbye." Somehow, however, we missed taping "Premiere," so when I bought this DVD, I had never seen it. Well, I was a bit disappointed that in two hours the Ingalls family never reaches Walnut Grove (I was looking forward to seeing introductions of our favorite characters!), but I'm still very glad to own this gem. I know from experience that VHS tapes degrade with time and many viewings, but DVD will last forever. The pilot introduces Mr. Edwards (with a much thinner beard!) as well as the Ingalls family and includes some memorable moments between Pa and Laura. Probably the best scene of all is the classic "Errand for Santa," featuring a snow-caked Victor French who braves a blizzard to get his Christmas gifts to their recipients on time. Overall, a beautiful beginning to an endearing show."
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 07/04/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This review refers to "Little House On The Prairie...The Premiere Movie"(Goodtimes Video DVD)
Get ready to go from a good cry, to a big grin and back again on this very enjoyable and heartwarming family TV program. It's the beginning of a classic series that stands the test of time, and should be shared with a new generation.
"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.
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. It's nice to be able to enjoy them whenever the mood hits and without all the commercials!.If you really love these stories, you may want to consider buying the 4 pack. It includes this one,a double length feature "The Lord Is My Sheperd"(Little Laura runs away to be closer to God),"The Collection"(guest starring Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash), and "Laura Ingalls Wilder"(Laura and Almanzo finally tie the knot), another double length feature.
You'll laugh, you'll cry!...enjoy...Laurie
also available: Little House on the Prairie (Christmas at Plum Creek / The Creeper of Walnut Grove)
Little House on the Prairie - Three Video Set (Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Christmas They Never Forgot, The Premiere Movie)
Little House on The Prairie Remember Me
Great movie, but incorrect description of contents
L. Shirley | 06/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The description of this dvd states that the Premiere Movie plus the two hour episode Remember Me are included on this disc. However, when I received it I learned that only the Premiere Movie is on the disc. I'll keep it, since I love the show and it was still a good price, but the description made me believe I would be getting four hours of Little House, not two."
Little House is outstanding
Grace | Illinois | 05/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Out of all the TV shows I've seen, Little House on the Prairie grasps the concept of family values better than any other. Prairie life was obviously hard, but the Ingalls family masterfully tranforms it and uses family love and togetherness to make life on the frontier seem worth living. In this two-episode set, you get two memorable shows: "Premiere Movie" and "Remember Me." In the premiere show, the Ingalls leave the Big Woods in Wisconsin to make a better life for themselves. They settle on the Indian Territory in Kansas and struggle to triumph over encounters with Indians, fires, births, and new beginnings. An overall effective movie which shows how well these young actors and actresses clicked as the Ingalls family. They set the tone for a wonderful TV series with good, strong actors portraying this extraordinary frontier family.Of the two shows in this set, "Remember Me" is my favorite. In fact, it is one of my favorites in the whole series. It's very heartrending and emotional, but it is absolutely wonderful. Now the Ingalls family is living in the friendly town of Walnut Grove. There, a young widow named Julia finds out that she is going to die. Knowing that her time left to live is very limited, she asks Charles Ingalls to help her find a home for her three children. Julia passes away before this task is completed, leaving Charles responsible for finding these three newly-orphaned children a place to live. As Charles realizes how difficult it is to find a family who will take on all three little ones, he is forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of his life. I won't give away the ending, but I will say that it is a wonderful ending that will leave you in tears. Don't wait any longer to experience "Little House on the Prairie" if you have not already. There is a little something for everyone in it. It's the story of a young, hard-working family with more love than you can ask for. Michael Landon is outstanding and Patricia Neal is incredible as Widow Sanderson in the "Remember Me" episode. "Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all"--This quote from "Remember Me" includes some of the most effective words I have ever seen on television or in life. Sometimes it only takes a few words to say it all, and this is one of those times. I definitely recommend this movie to anyone. Two great episodes with a good, moral message to give. "Little House" has a story to tell--a story you don't want to miss hearing."
The Beginning of "Little House"
Aaron B. Pacentine | Greenville, SC United States | 01/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Pilot film of "Little House on the Prairie" was what made Little House as it is today. It was first aired in 1974 on NBC-TV. Millions of fans gathered around the TV to watch it and now years later it is still a hit. Watch this great movie and enjoy it on DVD with your family for years to come! I have seen it several times and each time I see it I see somthing new that I have forgotten or that I have'nt seen before."