Director Elburn Oxner deserves credit for trying to spice up this western omelette, bur the result is still pretty bland. The biggest problem: no chemistry at all between romantic leads Tim Lowe and Les Stine. On the plus side, this is one of the most condom-conscious videos I've seen, and there's a special outreach to viewers with a foreskin fetish. The cast is competent (though Eric Ryan's reappearance after a long absence is a big disappointment), and the rustic atmosphere is mostly convincing and consistent. the packaging takes full advantage of the lure of western apparel and Tim Lowe's perfect cheekbones —but still, this ain't no Lonesome Dove.