When violent conflict breaks out between greedy railroaders and a tribe of Mescalero Apaches, only two men, destined to be blood brothers, can prevent all-out war: chief's son Winnetou and German engineer Old Shatterhand.
Rollins' gang wants to grab land by inciting the settlers in a war against the Indians but Winnetou and Old Shatterhand try to keep the peace, until Rollins frames Winnetou up for the murder of Jicarilla Chief's son.
An army gold shipment and its escort vanish in the Ozarks, prompting accusations of theft and desertion but frontiersman Old Shatterhand and Apache chief Winnetou help solve the mystery of the missing army gold.
On her b-day, settler's daughter Apanatschi receives her father's secret gold mine but greedy neighboring prospectors resort to murder and kidnapping in order to get the gold, forcing the girl and her brother to seek Winnetou's protection.
The picture shown belongs on the box of an edition of the Dutch (and only) DVD-version (2003). The Title of the this DVD-version is just "Winnetou" and as first and only DVD-version in existence it deserves mentioning as alternate title. The series consists out of 6 DVD's. Remarkable is that this is not the same cut as the one shown on German television.
The DVD-series has non-removable Dutch subtitling, is English spoken (no options there either) and has no extras. Picture quality is not outstanding, but more than good enough for small screen viewing. Quite remarkable, taking into account the arson, rape and violence as integral -if not central- part of the story, though not too directly shown, the genre is given as "Kids". Sound quality can be called good, and the music is worth listening too. Certainly worthy of being looked for in the bargain box, even if the Dutch subtitles are just weird characters to the looker.
Main theme of the series are the crimes committed by Euro-Americans on the native population.
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