The Waltons – The Movie Collection DVD Review – Win Yours Here

A television staple for nine years, The Waltons won 13 Emmy Awards during its run. Now, to add to your collection, you can own six feature-length films that came from the series in one DVD set.

While the show had its moments, and certainly kept viewers tuning in, the movies really stand out as quality productions with a serious eye toward delivering the best components of the show’s efforts. Each themed around an occasion or holiday, the family dynamic wins out, but things aren’t necessarily all smooth sailing.

Whatever else you might say, nothing like this will ever be on television again, and the chance to own the classic series specials on DVD is probably the only chance to see them at all.

The Waltons, which made its network television premiere on September 14, 1972 on CBS, follows one family’s journey as they run a lumber mill during the Great Depression in rural Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Created and narrated by author Earl Hamner, Jr., the program is a reflection of Hamner’s own upbringing during the same era, with his experiences re-told to the viewer through the eyes of aspiring writer John Boy Walton (originally portrayed by Richard Thomas).

Featured Films Include:

A Wedding on Walton’s Mountain – Set in the 1940’s after the Second World War, beautiful Erin Walton is set to marry, or will she have a change of heart when her ex-beau Ashley comes calling?

Mother’s Day on Walton’s Mountain – The Waltons are bursting with appreciation for the one who nurtured, instructed and loved them without measure: Mother.

 

A Day for Thanks on Walton’s Mountain – Life circumstances threaten to bring the Walton’s time honored Thanksgiving celebration to an end, but on the last Thursday of November, the heartfelt tradition lives on thanks to young Elizabeth.

A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion – In Fall 1963, a decade after the prior movie, the Waltons come together to rejoice in their accomplishments and mourn a national tragedy, the assassination of JFK.

A Walton Wedding – John Boy and Janet reject the high-society schemes of her meddling aunt-turned-wedding planner and opt for the homespun Blue Ridge Mountain warmth of A Walton Wedding.

A Walton Easter – A 1969 visit home has John-Boy wondering if it’s time to come home for keeps.  The seven Walton siblings and their ever-growing broods reunite for Easter and their parents’ 40th anniversary.

The 3-Disc set doesn’t come with any special features, but it hardly needs them. The nostalgic trip is a perfect gift, and a solid set in its own right.

Own it on DVD today!

Leave a comment below and include the word, “Win,” and you are automatically entered to receive your very own copy. U.S. only. Winner will be selected March 1st.

 

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Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet’s film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

  • GabbyLowe

    I love this show-Would love to win

  • Debbie Keys

    I'm all about the Waltons. I was born in VA and just love this show. I would love to win. I could sit and quilt and watch the Waltons and laugh and cry right along with them. Thanks Debbie

  • Steelenancy21

    i grew up on the waltons an so did my girls an my grandkids so i think i should WIN

  • Smallfrybev

    I watch and tape all the Walton shows. Everyday, even though I already saw them, I watch them over and over.It feels like I am reliving my child hood all over again. I am a winner and I feel I should win

    Robert MCleod

  • evelyn phelps

    my children grew up with the walton,sas a family we all love the program,i told my kid i grew up in these times and it was hard but i loved it.evelyn phelps

  • Ruth Shook

    I would love to WIN the series of the Waltons as I want to share them with my two granddaughters aged 10 and 12.  I still love to watch the reruns on DISH Network.  Thank you for the opportunity to win.  rmshook7@aol.com

  • Gloria Kirkus

    I am 68 years young and I watch The Waltons every day. They come on 3 times a day and I don’t miss a single episode I guess I am obsessed. I was a sort of an orphan, my mother died when I was three and I have always wanted a family like this one. I guess I’m too old now so I just pretend that I had a big family and it makes me happy. No I do NOT have dementia or anything like that I’m just a dreamer. Especially when it comes to Christmas scenes.

  • Catunown

    The Walton’s are the best family movies around , good to have your kids watch , also would be the best to win these to enjoy whenever you want too

  • marlene snedeker

    the waltons is a family movie that touches hearts of all ages and all generation. i am 62 and been watching the watons since it came out. i watch it over and over again. .now my 8 year old grandaughter come to me and tells me to put the waltons on nana. its a good show on tonight.
     also it takes me back to my child hood growing up in a family of 9 children. my family was so much like the walton family. thank you for such a good god loving show . i would love to own the dvd to pass on to little sarah who at 8 loves the show and little ELIZABETH.

  • Brenda Biller

    I watched the Waltons when I was a child. And I find myself watching frequently now as an adult.
    The show takes us back to easier times with the love laughter and pure family unity that we long for today. I would love to Win and watch with my grandchildren. To give them a little of my childhood through the eyes of the Walton family.

    Brenda Biller

  • Marylou Hershberger

    How wonderful to take an hour and let the whole world pass by while watching the Waltons…What a
    wonderful show with a cast that makes you believe you are actually on Waltons mountain…

  • love this show watch it every day would love to win please

  • Jhp103

    wish more shows were like this sure would love to win this.

  • childhavenfarm

    Karen in Maine My husband and I have watched the Waltons since we first got married 41 years ago and have watched just abiut every show.  We would love to “WIN” the DVD set so that our grand children can also see how great shows are made with great lessons are learned – thank you

  • remind me of my mother family they lived on furnace mountain had a big family and went threw the depression they new how to win too

  • kathie warren

    I SHOULD WIN

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