THE PLOT THUS FAR
Gene Autry is the only entertainer with all five stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, one each for Radio, Recording, Motion Pictures, Television and Live Performance. He was the silver screen’s first singing cowboy and is credited with creating the genre of the musical B Western. As the star of 89 feature films, Gene brings music, comedy and action to each of his roles. Now, for the first time in a DVD Collection, Gene Autry’s rollicking big screen adventures and unforgettable tunes are brought home in these Western classics, fully restored and uncut from Autry’s personal film archives.
This ninth collection of movies include:
Comin’ Round the Mountain (1936)
Git Along Little Dogies (1937)
Man from Music Mountain (1938)
Mountain Rhythm (1939)
All films B&W.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Gene Autry Collection 9″ is a stunning release of classic westerns from the late 1930s. Most of these movies aren’t in the wheelhouse of our readership, but I like taking time to focus on releases that will make you a better person. The same hipster scum that tends to read my site will break ass and wallet to buy vintage blues albums from dirt poor musicians in the South, but they can’t be bothered with Westerns. Take some time you shits to learn about one of the great film cowboys and how he helped to shape music in film.
Most of the films are in the public domain. Therefore, we’re probably never going to get HD releases due to the lack of potential profits in striking a transfer that any two-bit operation can take for their own. That being said, you need to watch these films and see why Autry held the national attention for so long. What makes them especially great is that you’re getting the uncut movies rather than those recycled prints that have made the TV rounds for decades.
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality works for standard definition. You shouldn’t expect it to blow your hair back. But, the dialogue gets through and that’s what matters. In the end, it’s a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 02/24/2015