Title clips of old tv western shows, plus pictures of actors. Memories of the old cowboys
Video Rating: five / five
Mill Creek entertainment is pleased to present the definitive TV Western Collection!
This compilation of rare and in some cases, never before seen television programs from the golden age of Hollywood represents the largest assortment of TV shows ever released! Relive your childhood or discover a truly unique brand of entertainment for the first time with 600 Episodes to choose from! Enjoy over 265 hours of family friendly entertainment with over 40 exceptional shows spanning the last six decades!
Shows include: Bonanza, Wagon Train, The Rifleman, The Lone Ranger, Dusty’s Trail, The Cisco Kid, Annie Oakley and many more!
Stars include: Roy Rogers, Henry Fonda, Bob Denver, Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Jackie Coogan, Forrest Tucker, Gabby Hayes, Lash LaRue, Clayton Moore, Buddy Ebsen, Tim conway, Chuck Connors, Dale Evans and many more!
* One of a kind branded keepsake wood box
* 24 page collectable booklet featuring an episode guide, synopses, index and
* Featuring episodes from 40 different TV series
* 600 complete episodes
* over 265 hours of entertainment
* 48 DVDs
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I bought this two days ago and I have seen 10 episodes in random on different dvd`s so far. For the price of this compilation of $44.99, I think it is a good bargain, first of all the video quality it looks like second copy but it still looks pretty good, the audio so far no problem. 95% of these episodes are before my time, just love these western episodes,so what I saw so far,it seems like complete episodes. I am more familiar with Bonanza series and the original music is missing, it has some other type of music but the starting segment is there like the burning map and so on just like the original series but minus the original music. So basically I am not sure for the other episodes original music though, but like I said earlier,it looks like the complete episodes. It has 48 DVD`s, a booklet which is impressive, it has a small bio on every series, the index you can look up either by Disc# for the titles or by the titles, which they are in alphabetically order and the disc # beside it, all comes in a nice wooden box. Overall I rate it, 5 stars, for the price, you have 600 episodes in a wooden box and very nice booklet, you just can not beat that.
I had looked forward to this large collection of westerns. It seemed, from the descriptions, to be the ultimate selection. Alas, it is not. Amazon has far better collections, albeit not as big as this one. Here, in my opinion, are the faults:
(1) The fragile wooden box broke before I could even get it open. The disks are in black paper envelopes with nothing to indicate the contents but the tiniest number and side A or B of the disk.
(2) The pictures and sound are considerably less than average. I realize that the equipment used in filming the original episodes was not as good as today, but other collections of material from the same era are sharper by far.
(3) Worst of all, the selection of material is not very good, not shows of the first rank of that “golden era” of TV westerns. Moreover, they are spread around separately in a manner that is unhandy for viewing. “Annie Oakley,” for example, was not a first rate show, such as, “Gunsmoke” or “Have Gun will travel,” which are NOT included. There are, however, episodes of “The Cisco Kid” and “The Lone Ranger,” but NOT of “Rawhide” or “The Virginian.” A few of the selections included hardly qualify as westerns at all, such as, “Sky King” and “Sergeant Preston of the Yukon.” If you are fan of the lesser entries into the genre, the collection is OK, but I think most hardcore western fans will be more satisfied elsewhere.
His name was Alessandro Alessandroni. You can do a search on youtube there’s several videos about him.
@Baldgol4 , Hi, I think the guy was named alessondro, or alessandroni, something like that. I read it somewhere, but thats a long time ago and can’t be sure. You are right about his sound though, it is great to liston to esp. with headphones
Who’se the dude with the great whistle?
Hi melollylolly, thanks for your comment, I hope this brought back some good memories for you. I used to love these programs & still like to catch them on some tv stations. I agree with you they were better than some of the junk being shown today. Would’nt it be great to have a tv slot just for classic westerns
this is the stuff-my dad used to make us -me and my brothers and sisterswatch on tv-saturday and sunday nights when i was a little girl–and i really came to love these shows-am glad to pull them on the internet to show my children and grandchildren–and am glad to rent the dvds-am glad to see some of them on the encore channel-hey tv execs-how about showing on late night network tv instead of infomercials?