Kenny Rogers – The Gambler Collection Reviews

Kenny Rogers – The Gambler Collection

  • This is a 4-film set on 3-DVD’s. The first two films are on disc one with the second film on disc one listed as a bonus feature.

Kenny Rogers as The Gambler (1980)
“You got to know when to hold em, know when to fold em…”
Singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers stars as a card shark with a heart of gold in The Gambler, an Old West tale inspired by one of the most beloved songs of all time.
Brady Hawkes (Rogers) is a man who has seen it all…except for the son he never knew. When Hawkes receives a surprising letter from his child, he sets off on a journey to finally meet the boy. In the course of his travels, Hawkes crosses paths with the impetuous Billy Montana (Bruce Boxleitner, Tron), and the two become fast friends. Billy considers himself to be a professional gambler, but he’s got a lot to learn and Hawkes has got some very familiar advice for him.
Featuring Clu Gulager, Christine Belford, and Lee Purcell, The Gambler is a charming Western with heart. Take a seat and enjoy yourself you can always bet on Kenny Rogers to entertain.

Extra Feature:Coward of the County (1981)

In the tradition of the Gambler series, Coward of the County takes its inspiration from one of Kenny Rogers all-time greatest hits. Rogers plays a small-town preacher whose nephew has taken a pledge of pacifism at the request of his dying father. The young man’s oath is tested when the Gatlin boys attack his loving wife. Featuring Frederic Lane, Largo Woodruff, and William Schreiner.

Disc Two:Kenny Rogers as The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983)
Brady Hawkes is back in this rip-roaring sequel to The Gambler. When Brady’s son Jeremiah is kidnapped by a vicious gang, the gambler and his sidekick Billy Montana saddle up to rescue him. With the aid of the quick-drawing Kat Muldoon (Linda Evans, Dynasty), the stakes couldn’t be higher. Will this pair of aces with a queen kicker come out on top?

Disc Three:Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (1987)
Brady Hawkes and Billy Montana ride again in this thrilling continuation of The Gambler saga. When the Sioux Nation is threatened by corrupt U.S. Calvary and government officials, it’s up to the two friends to resolve the conflict. Also starring Linda Gray, Melanie Chartoff, George Kennedy, and Jeffrey Jones.

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Kenny Rogers: Twenty Greatest Hits

Kenny Rogers: Twenty Greatest Hits

  • Capitol

Kenny Rogers: Twenty Greatest HitsThis robust collection is as good a place as any to start for those interested in revisiting Kenny Rogers’s long, glorious run on the country and pop charts through the 1970s and early 1980s. It includes early countrified milestone hits like “Lucille” and “The Gambler,” as well as later pop-flavored outings like “Lady” and “You Decorated My Life.” It’s rounded out with a sampling of the smooth pop duets he recorded with leading ladies like Sheena Easton (“We’ve Got Tonight”), Kim Carnes (“Don’t Fall in Love with a Dreamer”), and the late Dottie West (“‘Till I Can Make It on My Own”). All told, this is among the strongest of the many single-CD compilations that have been culled from Rogers’s long, prolific, and varied career. –Bob Allen

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The Gambler

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Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler from Capitol Records Nashville s storied catalog reissued on 180-gram vinyl. The album has been mastered for vinyl by Ron McMaster at Capitol Mastering and is packaged in true-to-original LP sleeves with restored artwork.

Released in 1979, Kenny Rogers’ The Gambler was a pop crossover success, topping Billboard’s Country Albums chart at #1 and reaching #12 on the Billboard 200. The album’s smash hit ballad, She Believes In Me, topped Billboard’s Country and Adult Contemporary Singles charts and peaked at #5 on the Hot 100. The album’s title track won two GRAMMY Awards: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male and Best Country Song. The album is five-times Platinum-certified by the RIAA with U.S. sales totaling more than five million copies.

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