AMERICAN RESTORATION: VOLUME ONE

AMERICAN RESTORATION: VOLUME ONE 3

THE PLOT THUS FAR

One of Pawn Stars’ most popular experts Rick Dale runs Las Vegas based Rick’s Restorations, a family business that finds, restores and upcycles cool objects ranging from Cadillacs to Coke Machines. On Pawn Stars, he’s restored everything from barber chairs to a 1937 gas pump. The before and after reveals of his work are always highlights on Pawn Stars, in part because of the history nuggets Rick Dale shares about each object, including where, when and why they were invented, who used them and how fixing or transforming them changes their value.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

Antique restorer Rick Dale and his crew are experts at finding and refurbishing rare antique products of American handiwork. The series takes a close-up look at the skill involved in restoring classic objects like old slot machines. I think this show is just amazing. These guys have true talent when it comes to breaking these things down and rebuilding them back up to showroom condition.

Rick Dale is a very likable guy who during the run of Pawn Stars has restored some amazing pieces for the guys at Gold & Silver Pawn. Now he has his own show which runs along a similar format to Pawn Stars; he usually has around 3 customers per episode who bring in various interesting items to be restored, they negotiate a price and for the next 30minutes, the action revolves around how the items are repaired and made to look new before a grand revealing at the end. Regular characters who appear on the show are Tyler, Rick’s son, his brother Ron along with Kowboy, Kyle and Brettley. All the recurring characters are very enjoyable to watch in their own way, with Kowboy enjoying the role of antagonist with deadpan Kyle being an excellent foil.

The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for standard definition. However, it rarely lives up to anything past broadcast quality. There’s no back channel audio supports and the transfer is flat. Still, you can watch the show and enjoy it. I’d recommend a rental.

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!

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