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Little House On The Prairie: Legacy Movie Collection (1983 - 1984/NBC/Lionsgate DVD TV Movie Set)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Telefilms: B

Accompanying the new individual releases of each season, you can expand your Little House on the Prairie collection with this unique collection that presents three 1983/1984 television movie specials together in a collectible two disc set that span five hours total. These films are a conclusion to the original series and would be considered Season 10. The films include Look Back to Yesterday, Bless All The Dear Children, and The Last Farewell.

The show starred Michael Landon, Michael Laborteaux, Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler, Shannen Doherty, Richard Bull, Jonathan Gilbert, and Allison Balson to name a few.

The story of the Ingalls Family continues in Walnut Grove, Minnesota in the early part of the century as the family is pitted against economical and personal relationships that, even though the show takes place in the past, are still relevant to our present.

In Look Back to Yesterday, Charles and Albert return to the small town of Walnut Grove to assist the farmers in starting a cooperative. During the visit, Albert begins suffering from serious nosebleeds, which he learns is a symptom of a rare blood disease. In The Last Farewell, a railroad tycoon actually holds the deed to the township, and he wants to take it over for his own personal financial gain, much to the dread of the townspeople. Can the town be reclaimed? Or will drastic measures have to take place? In Bless All the Dear Children, a baby is kidnapped by a woman who lost her own child and the Ingalls must try to get her back.

Presented in standard definition with a 1.33:1 full frame aspect ratio and has been restored from its original elements and look pretty good for the format, but no Blu-ray has been announced yet. A lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 track preserves the original stereo presentation. A digital copy is also included.

No extras.

If you're a fan of Little House, then you will want to add these three telefilms to round out your collection! They look better than they do on network television but could benefit from a high definition Blu-ray update which may be in the near future.

- James Lockhart



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