Good News and Bad News
Movie Lover: George Willeman
Culpeper, VA US
-- May, 25, 2009
First the good news: the quality of these early B westerns is astounding--they are beautiful! Clear and clean, free from scratches, good contrast--a jpy to behold.
The Bad News: the "brains" at Fox-Lorber, in a poorly thought out attempt to claim ownership of these Public Domain titles, has replaced the original main credit music with some of the WORST synthesizer programmed garbage ever. Then, as that wasn't bad enough, this insipid electronic caterwauling intrudes on the films at certain moments of tension. The music is SO BAD and SO out of character for these early 30's oaters that you are immediately thrown out of any cinematic reverie you might gain from watching them. Shame, Fox-Lorber and shame also on Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, who should've know better.