The first TWO entries in a great NEW series of vintage Western films on DVD are now availble in the AC web shop: TRAIL of ROBIN HOOD, and the MONTE HALE/ROCKY WESTERN DOUBLE BILL! Long acclaimed for our great, digitally-remastered action serials on DVD, a number of hard-to-find Westerns classics (starring the biggest names in the genre) will soon be getting the same treatment, and coming your way on DVD! Availble already are The TRAIL of ROBIN HOOD- originally released by Republic Pictures in 1950! Retired actor Jack Holt is raising Christmas trees for sale at a price that permits every family to have one. A commercial tree company, headed by J. Corwin Aldridge, tries to drive Holt out of business. Toby Aldridge, the tycoon’s haughty daughter, is sent to talk Holt into selling but he won’t oblige. Unknown to Aldridge his foreman has his men sabotaging Holt’s operation so he will be able to sell trees at a high price and then steal the money double-crossing his boss. Government agent Roy Rogers intercedes when one of the workers is murdered.After Holt’s drivers are threatened and trees are in danger of not getting delivered, many of Jack’s Hollywoodactor friends are called into drive the teams. Rocky Lane, Rex Allen, Monte Hale, Crash Corrigan and several other B Western film stars ride in to save the day making TRAIL OF ROBIN HOOD the most star-studded Western ever produced. This print has been remastered with improved color. The film stars: ROY ROGERS, TRIGGER, Penny Edwards, Jack Holt, Gordon Jones, Carol Nugent, ROCKY LANE, REX ALLEN, MONTE HALE, Crash Corrigan, Tom Tyler, William Farnum, Tom Keene, Kermit Maynard, Foy Willing and the Riders Of The Purple Sage; is written by Gerald Geraghty, produced by Edward White, and directed by William Witney and runs 67 minutes in Trucolor. It retails for $9.95 There’s also The MONTE HALE/ROCKY LANE WESTERN DOUBLE BILL, comprised of: RANGER of CHEROKEE STRIP- When a wrongly incarcerated man escapes from prison, MONTE HALE helps to prove him innocent. With Monte Hale, Paul Hurst, Alice Talton, Roy Barcroft, Douglas Kennedy and Pardner. Originally released by Republic Pictures in 1949, it runs 60 minutes in black and white, and isdirected by Philip Ford. On the same disc, there is also LEADVILLE GUNSLINGER – The dreaded Black Hills outlaws and stolen gold brings U.S. Marshal Rocky Lane to Leadville where he helps his friend, Nugget Clarke, whose freight business is in jeopardy. With Allan ‘Rocky’ Lane, Eddy Waller, Grant Withers, Elaine Riley, Roy Barcroft, Richard Crane, I. Stanford Jolley and Blackjack. Also released by Republic Pictures in 1952, it runs 54 minutes in black and white. Produced and Directed by Harry Keller. Both films are of superb picture quality and have interactive menus with scene selection. This home-video double feature is a GREAT buy, with the TWO films on a single DVD for the bargain price of $9.95!! These two great DVD products are just the beginning, as more rarely-seen Western action movies will soon be available on DVD, in the accomics.com web shop. Get these two NOW!!
– July 18, 2013