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If the idea of watching an episode of The Adventures of Rick O'Shay make your eyes light up, boy do we have a DVD set for you....
Shout! Factory / 600 Minutes / 1950-1959 / Unrated / Street Date: April 9, 2013
Ready to go waaaay back? Howdy, Kids is by no means a comprehensive collection of Saturday western programming from the 1950s, but this is nevertheless the first time anything of this nature has been seen on DVD. I mean, we’ve had bargain-basement editions of The Roy Rogers Show and its ilk, but A Saturday Afternoon Western Roundup offers up a cross-section of oaters from the period that is impressively representative of the era.
And the quickie episodic nature of this TV-on-DVD set ends up being one of its zippiest and most engaging elements. I can see how superfans of material like this would like to have every single episode of these shows readily available, but the ability to jump in and out of The Range Rider and The Adventure of Rick O’Shay (a particular favorite) is simply too much fun to resist. Pure nostalgic glee. Yee-haw!
Included here: The Lone Ranger(The Renegades and Six Gun’s Legacy), The Range Rider (Convict At Large and Bullets And Badmen), The Rifleman (Day Of The Hunter), The Adventures Of Rick O’Shay (Stagecoach To Danger), Fury (Killer Stallion and Scorched Earth), The Roy Rogers Show (Bad Neighbor and The Setup), Annie Oakley (Sharpshooting Annie and Outlaw Brand), The Adventures Of Kit Carson (Thunder Over Inyo and The Desperate Sheriff), The Adventures Of Champion (Hangman’s Noose and Bad Men Of The Valley), The Cisco Kid (Freight Line Feud and Ghost Town), Sergeant Preston Of The Yukon (Crime At Wounded Moose and Trapped), Sky King (Bullet Bait), Red Ryder (Whiplash), and Buffalo Bill, Jr. (Blazing Guns and Legacy Of Jesse James).