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Review of Thunder Under Heaven Vol 1 - Thunder From the Wild West on DVD by Golden Rail Video

Thunder from the Wild West. Like the wild wild west of the 1880's, the human story unfolds with the beautiful Arizona scenery setting the stage. Here is just a taste of what you'll get to see.

Imagine in one short year how a lonely cattle ranch in the high desert explodes into an old west-style Las Vegas? Saloons, ...gambling, ...supplies for the trail, ...and fortunes won and lost on a draw of a card. That's what happened to Williams, Arizona in 1881-'82.

Cowboys, prospectors, loggers, ranchers, workers, and fortune-seekers suddenly ride in from all over the high desert and beyond to forge a town where the rules are being made up as they go along.

What was the thunder-clap that sparked this "stampede"?

It was the Santa Fe Pacific Railway.

In 1881, the Santa Fe carved the first mainline across the state of Arizona...and nothing would ever be the same.

Can you believe it?
Back then, the Grand Canyon was considered nothing more th

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

The rest is optional but appreciated.

In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!

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