[quote=“Col. Douglas Mortimer, post:86, topic:786”]http://www.amazon.com/Vigilante-Western-Collection-Franco-Nero/dp/B002ID097G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1262063591&sr=1-2-spell
I’m pretty sure they are bootlegs and ripped off from legit releases but for the price I say its a good deal for newbies to get their hands on. Not sure about if these are public domain or not but most of these films are not readily available in North America.
Some great titles on there.[/quote]
I now have these sets. I’ve only watched a couple of the movies yet, but have glanced at all of them for comparison. As you’d expect with different sources, the picture & sound quality ranges from OK to bad. The more essential ones (Sartana, Run Man Run, Keoma, etc.) look the most watchable, but still not up to the standards of a quality DVD release. Others like Shanghai Joe & White Commanche are fullscreen with feeble picture quality.
As you say, it’s a very good deal for noobs (like me) to see a few classics cheaply. I may later upgrade to better releases of some of these. I think these sets should be added to the Cheap Box Sets page on the database.