THIS IS ANOTHER FINE INSTALLMENT OF A SHOW THAT TYPIFIED AMERICAN VALUES.THE SHOWS ARE WELL WRITTEN AND THE DIALOG AUTHENTIC.THE SHOWS ARE FAST PACED AND HOLD MORE ENTERTAINMENT IN A HALF HOUR THAN TODAYS PROGRAMING DOES IN AN EVENING
I used to own this series on VHS but had been looking for them at a price I could afford for some time now and was happy to get them at the price I paid at Wal-Mart.\n\nFor me the best of the series is the beginning as I have always had a fascination with Mountain Men and Trappers in general.\n\nThe one and only complaint I have with the DVD's are the holding binder, they stack over each other in 3 stacks of 2 which means that when you want to watch say disc 2 you have to remove disc one and then replace disc 1 and then when you want to watch disc 3 you have to lift disc one to replace disc 2 replace disc 1 over that and then go to next stack and take out disc 3 and then repeat with each DVD I would have preferred a foldout that had them all on their own holder. Other than that this is a beautiful set with the artwork on the outside and the way the case folds shut like a book with the disc in a removable binder inside.\n\nI have not watched the special features yet but I do intend to.\n\nThere is one more thing I would like to say about this series and it is one of the reasons I love it so much...Growing up I have always seen movies of the West where either the White man is portrayed all bad or that the Indians are portrayed as all bad, this is the only series that I can think of that shows that there were atrocities on both sides Indian and European and does not favor one over the other. I respect that.
THIS IS WHY ORSON WELLES WAS SUCH A MASTERFUL MOVIEMAKER.\nAND WHY ALSO THE ORIGINAL RELEASE WAS RE-LEASED AS PER ORSON'S MEMO TO THE STUDIO.\nTHE OPENING SEQUENCE IS A LONG TAKE AND DRAWS YOU IN TILL YOU REMEMBER TO BREATHE AGAIN.ZSAZSA AND MARLENE HAVE BRIEF ROLES,ESPECIALLY THE FORMER.THE ONE WHO STANDS OUT IS DENNIS WEAVER AS THE HOTEL OWNER -STUNNING!!