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Good Video From An Informative And Story-Telling Perspective....
on May 2, 2013
I had the original 3 tape VHS version of this since it came out back in the mid 90s, so my purchase was mostly to upgrade to DVD. I find myself going back and watching the VHS version every year or so (until I got this version and tossed it). Disc 1 contains the first 2 VHS tapes and covers the whole journey from Chi Town to LALA land in about 90 minutes. It also has some extra interviews with Michael and his wife. Disc 2 contains the third VHS tape and has more interviews and stories about Route 66. It is not as exciting, but the Angel Delgadillo segment is worth watching (he was also featured on an episode of American Restoration/ Rick Dale on the History Channel). The third disc from 2000 was not included in the VHS version, but it was quit informative as it provided updates on many of the Route 66 attractions (sad to hear about Pop Hicks). This 3rd disc had a special feature on a burlesque museum which was fine, but the strip show at the end did not fit in with the rest of the product.
Since it is from the 90s, the picture quality is not great, but decent. MIchael Wallis has a deep voice and is a great storyteller as well as author. I have heard him narrate some shows on the History Channel as well.
Overall, a very informative DVD set on the Mother Road and with the exception of the strip show, I would recommend it.