DVD Reviews

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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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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Shadow on the Mesa

shadow-on-the-mesa-dvd-coverShadow on the Mesa ($15) is a solid Western from Hallmark, starring Kevin Sorbo, Greg Evigan and Barry Corbin. They offer fine support to Wes Brown’s young gunfighter out to avenge his mother’s death, only to be tangled in a range war between the father he never knew (Sorbo) and an evil rancher (Evigan).

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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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3:10 TO YUMA-Delmer Daves

3-10-to-yuma-dvd-coverIn 1956, Delmer Daves set to work with Halsted Welles (The Hanging Tree) to adapt the late Elmore Leonard’s short story “Three-Ten to Yuma” for the screen. Published in Dime Western Magazine in 1953, the story was one of Leonard’s first sales to the movies, and it couldn’t have been in more creative hands.

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