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Thursday, May 20, 2010
LOUIS L'AMOUR WESTERN COLLECTION DVD
LOUIS L'AMOUR WESTERN COLLECTION DVD.
This is a just-released four DVD set which includes three movies based on the works of writer Louis L'Amour [I always thought that was a funny name for a writer of westerns, but what can you do?].
Two of the movies were originally made for television, while the last -- Catlow -- is a theatrical film.
The Sacketts, a mini-series, is on two DVDs and stars Tom Selleck and Sam Elliott. In "untamed New Mexico territory" the Sackett brothers herd cattle and prospect for gold, each of the three trying to make their fortune.
Conagher stars Sam Elliott (Frogs) again, this time as a cowhand who is drawn to a young widow (Katharine Ross), who owns a ranch threatened by "ruthless rustlers."
Catlow stars Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna and Leonard Nimoy. Brynner plays an outlaw who wants to pull off a major gold heist, but finds a whole lot of obstacles in his way.
Verdict: A good bet for Western and Lous L'amour fans.