The full-frame transfer of The Railrodder is noteworthy for several instances of fantastic colors within the Canadian scenery. The blue skies and impressive mountains stand out and create a magnificent view of the wilderness. Unfortunately, both this film and Buster Keaton Rides Again contain a significant amount of visual defects. Specks of dirt and lighting problems arise several times in each feature, which is surprising considering the impressive and clear colors that exist in certain scenes. Overall, the visuals work decently but need a little more effort to reach the next level.
The simple mono audio tracks on both features work well enough to avoid detracting from the presentation, but they lack real energy, especially during The Railrodder. It contains nearly constant music that drives the action and corresponds with Buster Keaton's movements on the train. A 2.0-channel Dolby Surround track would have been a nice addition to this quirky story. Since it contains zero dialogue, the music is essential to the enjoyment of the film. ~ Dan Heaton, All Movie Guide