Thursday, February 22, 2018

Crossbow - The Complete Series DVD + Digital ~ # Ad #Spon #Review


Crossbow - The Complete Series DVD + Digital ~ #Ad #Spon #Review

Photo Credit: Mill Creek Entertainment


The Spectacular Story of a Legendary Hero 
Everyone knows of William Tell: the marksman who shot an arrow through an apple atop his son’s head.  Few know the heroic circumstances surrounding the event.  Now, the legendary tale of William Tell’s struggle for freedom is captured in Crossbow.  Robert Forester, Harry Carey Jr. and Johnny Crawford co-star in this thrilling medieval spectacle of drama and action.  
Fourteenth Century Europe is the majestic backdrop as William Tell and his son Matthew are imprisoned by the tyrannical Gessler.  As governor of Austria, Gessler plans to stop the Swiss uprising against him by capturing Tell, the leader of the resistance.  But there is no stopping William Tell’s legendary strength and skill.  His struggle for freedom and revenge lead him to dashing battles, amazing escapes, heroic rescues and finally, a climactic confrontation with the evil Gessler.

My Thoughts:

I had never heard of this series in the past so was excited to start watching it. The series ran 3 seasons and was released on the Family Channel back in 1987. It was made in France and the producers of the series were Mark Greenside and Simon Oakes. The creator of the series was Anthony Horowitz.

If you have heard of the William Tell, who shot an apple off of his son's head with a crossbow, you'll probably be interested in learning more about the events which go along with this legendary story.

Actually, I did not recognize any of the actors that are in this series except for Johnny Crawford and Harry Carey, Jr. Johnny Crawford used to be in The Rifleman television show years ago and Harey Carey, Jr. was in lots of old westerns that I've seen in the past. Oh yes, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robert Guillaume are guest stars in it also, which are familiar names.

So far I'm enjoying the story about this medieval story set in the 14th century. It is different than the usual stories you see these days and has a lot of exciting and adventurous tales. 

The set includes 6 discs on DVD.  You can find it at Mill Creek Entertainment right now for $19.98 and it is not rated.


  1. I've never heard of this series either. It does sound like something my husband would enjoy watching, though.

  2. I had not heard of it before myself. It is more of a man's type of series, I would say also.