Snowy River: The McGregor Saga

DVD Release: November 16, 2006
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga
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Synopsis

Hugh Jackman and Guy Pearce star in this classic series that introduced the world to a whole new breed of cowboy! Take a trip into the Aussie wilderness and meet the McGregor family of Snowy River. This thrilling western adventure set in 19th century Australia embodies the traditional virtues of courage, loyalty, and love.

Episodes:


Comeback: With the pride of the McGregor name at stake, Matt makes the ride of his life to prove he’s still the Man from Snowy River.


The Grand Opening: Cattle rustlers in Patterson’s Ridge become a major concern for the McGregor family.


Black Sheep: When a mysterious new woman comes to town, not every McGregor is pleased to make her acquaintance.

Dove Review

Episode One: “Comeback”: When Duncan Jones, an old friend of the McGregor family, shows up in town again, they welcome him back and into their home. Duncan and Rob McGregor were best friends in school but Duncan joined the merchant marines and Rob left his family, his girlfriend Montana Hale, and went on cattle drives that kept him away from home for years. Duncan is not the typical ranch hand. He’s a seaman whose ship is in dry dock. His gentle nature, coupled with his good looks, has charmed a couple of the town’s single ladies. The McGregor’s housekeeper decides to quit and they soon find they cannot do without one. Their advertisement in the paper results in two applicants who do not work out. Soon a very domineering woman walks in and takes over. Matt McGregor, the family patriarch, proves to his family and the whole town that cheaters never prosper and, through hard work, determination, and perseverance, one can win the race.

Episode Two: “Grand Opening”: Duncan has some troubles with some of the chores and feels useless on the ranch. The McGregors have been losing a few head of cattle so Matt hands him a map of the property and has him check fence line for breaches where rustlers could be getting in. The Russian born Hannah Kirov opens a tea room in the back of the general store she operates. The manager of the Railway Hotel reacts angrily, as he previously ran the only eatery in Patterson’s Ridge. He slashes his prices in half. As the episode continues, Duncan, who is searching for the cattle rustler, has one of his recurring nightmares.

Episode Three: “Black Sheep”: Duncan’s recurring nightmares are getting worse. Duncan won’t reveal the source of these terrible dreams to the McGregors. When someone from his past shows up, Duncan reveals what his behind his nightmares to Matt. A newcomer, Jessie McClusky, takes over the Railway Hotel. She has a bad reputation and is not warmly welcomed. Someone in the McGregor family knows her secret. As the episode progresses, we learn that Dannie McGregor, the youngest of the McGregor girls, is smitten with Duncan as is Montana Hale.

Although this DVD is awarded our Dove Seal for all ages, the more mature themes might be more suitable for children ages twelve and above.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: There is some fighting and shooting but nothing very graphic; a rock thrown at a store window.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None

Info

Company: Triumph Marketing, LLC
Genre: Adventure
Runtime: 135 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Hugh Jackman; Andrew Clarke; Brett Climo; Sheryl Munks; Kristie Raymond; Daniel Dapers; Grabrielle Fitzpatrick
Reviewer: Deb Berkenpass