Geronimo & The Apache Resistance (American
C Sound: C+ Extras: C- Episode: B
Geronimo & The Apache
Resistance is one
of WGBH’s older, better installments of their American Experience series telling a myth-busting story about the
great Native American warrior who more than held his own against the mass
genocide of his people by corrupt settlers expanding the U.S. in all the wrong
ways. We hear his amazing resistance
stories, the nightmare of the murders and scalphunters ($100 for a male Apache,
$50 female, $25 children!!!) leading to the well-known conclusion.
instead of taking advantage of the facts and truth to make some left-wing
diatribe that has nothing to do with the subject, this very well-researched
installment has all kinds of information, graphics and interviews getting to
the untold story. It holds up very well
and is welcome to DVD as timely as ever.
This is a must-see from the series.
X 1 image is sourced from an older analog source and it shows in this transfer,
but it is watchable enough despite this.
Wonder if it could be upgraded?
The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is simple and though also dated, holds up
better despite some limits. A DVD-ROM
section for printable educational materials is the only major extra.
- Nicholas Sheffo