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AN INCREDIBLE HISTORICAL OVERVIEW A beautifully packaged collector s item!
Saddle Up for a Rousing Look at the Wild West!
Be transported into the wild and wooly past of the American Wild West! In this fascinating 10 documentary collection, you'll find history, lore and biographies of the lives and times of those who populated the Wild West.
- Wild Bill Hickok
- Wyatt Earp
- Billy the Kid
- Jesse James
- Cole Younger ..... and many more!
The American West featured all sorts of legendary historical figures from pioneers and scouts to lawmen, outlaws, gangs and gunslingers, to the American cowboy, and pioneering women on the frontier.
- Wild Bill Hickok Parts 1 & 2
o James Butler Hickok (a.k.a. Wild Bill) was the most notorious man in the Wild West. A gunfighter, gambler, civil war spy, Indian fighter, peace officer, Hickok was said to have killed more than 100 men but the real total was closer to 10. Widely recognized as the man, who won the first classic gunfight on the streets of Springfield Missouri in 1865. He was shot dead in Deadwood South Dakota ten years later. This DVD explores the man, the myths, and his legends like nothing else you have ever seen.
- Wyatt Earp Parts 1 & 2
o Wyatt Earp carved his initials deep into Old West lore as a peace officer in Dodge City, Kansas and Tombstone, Arizona. With a pistol in hand, a badge on his chest, and his brothers by his side, Earp delivered a personal brand of frontier justice. But at a legendary place called the OK Corral, his dead aim left his reputation forever tarnished.
- Old West Cowboys Parts 1 & 2
o This feature enlists professional actors to recreate the characters of the rough and tumble cowboys of the Old West. Genuine still photography, paintings and recreations create an authentic and unique glimpse of the historic time period.
- Gunfighters of the Old West Parts 1 & 2
o This documentary traces the history of many of the Old-West's most notorious gunfighters and describes some of the most famous shootouts, including the James/Younger gang's bungled Northfield Minnesota bank robbery, the Daltons' attempt to rob two banks simultaneously and the carnage that resulted and the Earps and Clanton gang's shootout in Tombstone, Arizona.
- Cowboys, Indians and Me
o A Kindergarten teacher turns into a cowboy and takes a young girl to meet a real cowboy, who shows her all about his horse and how to care for it.
- Western Heroes of the Silver Screen
o This documentary presentation explores the lives and legacies of notable fictional western heroes and the actors who have portrayed them including The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autry and many more!
- Over 8 Hours of Historical Documentary Features
- Exciting follow-up to Mill Creek Entertainment s AMERICA: THE BIRTH OF FREEDOM.
Top Customer Reviews
I like this DVD set. I agree, it's far from being perfect, but I like it. I like watching old documentaries, learning more about the past, learning more about History. What I like about this set is that it covers a lot of subject you don't usually find on DVD. From legendary outlaws to the great Indian wars, this DVD is full of interesting and fascinating information about America's past and the Wild West. The narrator is a little boring, and sometimes the information is repetitive, but overall it's gonna be a good addition to your collection. The price of this set is great (I got it for only 5$),and like I said earlier the amount of information given to us is impressive, so I don't regret this buy. If, like me, you're interested in History and the Wild West then buy this set, you won't regret it.
The documentary is 9 hours long, in 12 parts:
- Wild Bill Hickok - Parts 1 & 2
James Butler Hickok (a.k.a. Wild Bill) was the most notorious man in the Wild West. A gunfighter, gambler, civil war spy, Indian fighter, peace officer, Hickok was said to have killed more than 100 men but the real total was closer to 10. Widely recognized as the man who won the first classic gunfight on the streets of Springfield, Missouri in 1865, he was shot dead in Deadwood, South Dakota ten years later.Read more ›
- Moreover, there is only one narrator. His voice was so monotonous that after hearing him for 30 minutes, I felt asleep!
It's a shame on Mill Creek Entertainment for distributing this. I own another DVD from them called "America's Serial Killers. Portraits in Evil". It's much better.
In short, this documentary is worth nothing. It's one of the worst video ever.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a well-researched, well-written, well-edited, well-presented, and well-narrated historical documentary. Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by Jinda2
keep your expectations low. imagine a hobby-level narrated slide show, w/ limited 'ken-burns-like' effects of scanning still photos or drawings to simulate motion. Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by David Lund
Very poorly made documentary of what should be a thrilling and memorable era of old. Monotonous narration and fuzzy photo stills. My attention span lasted about 15 minutes. Read morePublished on August 31, 2013 by rikkitikkitavi