'The Waltons Movie Collection'
(John Walmsley, Eric Scott, Earl Jr. Hamner, Richard Thomas, et al / 3-Disc DVD / NR / 2010 / Warner Bros.)
Overview: Warner Home Video (WHV) brings six heartwarming, made-for-television films from The Waltons franchise, one of the top award-winning series of all time, to DVD for the first time on January 26, 2010.
DVD Verdict: Wow, this new DVD collection is simply, well wonderful to behold! Especially for me as I have watched this made-for-TV movie, 'A Waltons Thanksgiving Reunion' (1993) - which I taped from TV so often it wore out the tape! - so many times now; in grainy, flappy VHS viewings!
Anyway, this particular movie, my personal favorite of the bunch was set in 1962, just about the time of John F. Kennedys death, where John Boy is a successful TV anchorman and gets engaged. The second movie I cherished watcing also was 'A Walton Wedding,' where John Boy gets married and Jason Walton expects the birth of his daughter, Patsy Kline Walton during the wedding.
The last movie that I myself wanted to personally see from this collection was called 'A Waltons Easter.' It was set in 1969, when man walks on the moon and John Boy is expecting his first child. And then there's three (3) movie wonderful movies in this collection too - 'A Wedding on Walton’s Mountain,' 'Mother’s Day on Walton’s Mountain,' and 'A Day for Thanks on Walton’s Mountain.'
All these films originally aired between 1982 and 1997 on CBS, and starred most of the original cast of the show, including Ralph Waite (John Walton Sr.), Michael Learned (Olivia Walton), Ellen Corby (Grandma Esther Walton), Jon Walmsley (Jason Walton), Judy Norton Taylor (Mary Ellen Walton), Mary Beth McDonough (Erin Walton), Eric Scott (Ben Walton), David W. Harper (Jim-Bob Walton), and Kami Cotler (Elizabeth Walton).
These are wonderful movies, if you love The Waltons, but even if you didn't/don't, well, come on in, put them on one by one and I'm sure come the final movie you'll be wishing you'd been a fan a long, long time ago ... like I have always been. This is a Full Screen presentation (1.33:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Movie titles of:
Disc 1: A Wedding on Walton's Mountain, Mother's Day on Walton's Mountain
Disc 2: A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (Dolby 1.0), A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion
Disc 3: A Walton Wedding, A Walton Easter