DVD Reviews

Blazing Saddles—Still Blazin'

Mel-Brooks-blazing-saddles-blu-ray-40th-anniversary-release-for-webBlazing Saddles, the 40th Anniversary edition, marks more than the return of Mel Brooks’s incredibly successful Western farce—it reflects the changes the U.S. has seen since the movie’s 1974 bow.

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The Oklahoma Kid

the-oklahoma-kid-dvdThe mention of the amazing sight of James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart snarling at each other from under 10 gallon hats, holding six-shooters usually draws a “You’re kidding!” from people who have never seen the 1939 film, but this newly mastered release from Warner Archive offers a chance for rediscovery.

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sugarfoot-western-dvd-cover-season-oneWhen Director Michael Curtiz was shooting 1954’s The Boy from Oklahoma, he probably never imagined this easygoing vehicle for Will Rogers Jr. would become a TV series, but Warner Bros. likely had an inkling that it would.

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The Monogram Cowboy Collection, Volume 7

dvd-review-monogran-cowboy-number-7This B-Westerns set features nine movies with all transfers uniformly excellent.

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Justified-dvd-coverWho is Drew Thompson? That was the single thread of FX’s Justified’s fourth season, with a mystery structure carrying the episodes, rather than hard action from its hard characters. Executive Producer Graham Yost took a gamble here, gathering elements from Elmore Leonard’s novel Raylan and skillfully layering them into this new approach to Justified’s story lines.

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True West Site Guide


True West captures the spirit of the American West with authenticity, personality and humor by linking our history to our present. Whether you call it the Wild West, the Old West or the Far West, America's frontier history comes to life in True West, the world's oldest, continuously published Western Americana magazine.

Western movie fans, re-enactors, history buffs and road warriors, we got your history covered: outlaw, cowboy, Indian, lawman, gunfighter, fur trapper, miner, prospector, gambler, soldier, entertainer and pioneer. Check out these True Westerners now!

Product of the Month

The Illustrated Life and Times of Wyatt Earp

Wyatt Earp

"Your book is fascinating, coupling your powerful illustrations [and] tracking...from birth to Tombstone to the legend [Wyatt] had become;...even Wyatt would approve." --By Hugh O'Brian, of the TV series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

"Hands down the definitive books on Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday." --By Allen Barra, New York Newsday