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#1 of 23 OFFLINE   LarryDavenport

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Posted January 08 2004 - 10:26 AM

Has anyone heard if Rawhide, Maverick, or Hec Ramsey are likely to come out on DVD any time soon? I would get commentaries or at least interviews with Clint Eastwood and James Garner* while they are still with us.

*For that matter, release Nichols and Rockford Files too.

#2 of 23 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted January 08 2004 - 10:32 AM

What about the biggest of all - "Gunsmoke"?? It would take up a whole lot shelf space at 20 seasons!
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Posted January 08 2004 - 10:37 AM

I would be more than happy to get a decent DVD of the following FANTASTIC TV Western

I Will Fight No More Forever (1975)
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The last fight of the Nez Perce tribe with their leader Chief Joseph - truly awesome stuff !

Has anybody valuable info about the holder of the film rights and a possible DVD release ?
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#4 of 23 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted January 08 2004 - 10:47 AM

I would buy season sets of Maverick also.

My main wish would be the complete Roy Rogers show. That was a Saturday morning staple for me growing up and was great fun. There are a handful of episodes on PD DVDs, but season sets from authorized masters would be ideal.

For Gunsmoke fans, Encore Westerns is showing the uncut episodes daily, people with home recorders can make their own season sets pending an official release.

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#5 of 23 OFFLINE   Thomas T

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Posted January 08 2004 - 11:44 AM

The two western shows that I'd LOVE to have are Rawhide and Wagon Train. I know Paramount has the rights to Rawhide via their deal with CBS but I have no idea who has the rights to Wagon Train.

#6 of 23 OFFLINE   RickER

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Posted January 08 2004 - 12:52 PM

Columbia House has the old black and white Gunsmoke , and Have Gun will Travel on DVD. Course they are kinda expensive unless your serious about those shows.

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Posted January 08 2004 - 02:40 PM

The two-disc special edition of Unforgiven contains an episode of maverick called Duel at Sundown that guest starred Clint Eastwood. Not much, but something.

#8 of 23 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted January 08 2004 - 03:34 PM

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#9 of 23 OFFLINE   ScottDombrowski

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Posted January 08 2004 - 03:49 PM

The Big Valley is my most wanted tv show on DVD!! I'd never seen it before it started airing on Hallmark and have almost every episode on tape, but I'd love to have them uncut in box sets! I've been a big fan of movie westerns for years, but really hadn't ever seen any western tv shows up until about five years ago, so they're new to me. I swore I'd never go back to joining Columbia House, but I've started buying their Gunsmoke and Rawhide DVD's because I love them so much. They did lower the price on their DVD's from $24.95 each to $19.95, and if you order all of them at once they give you a 20% discount. I've found the picture/sound quality to be generally excellent and they start from the first episode and go in order, which the CH video tapes don't. Gunsmoke is six half-hour episodes per disc and Rawhide is 3 hour-long episodes per disc.I figure if the studios ever actually put any of these out in season sets I'll just sell them on ebay. Other tv westerns I'd buy are Cheyenne, Maverick, and Wagon Train. I have 2 DVD sets of The Rifleman from MPI Home Video which have 20 episodes each and hopefully there'll be more of those!

#10 of 23 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted January 08 2004 - 11:53 PM

Another Option if you have Encore's Western channel is to tape Gunsmoke they show the Hour and half hour versions and I believe they are uncut. I've been getting the Green Hornet from them and transferring them to DVD from my Tivo. Quality is decent enough that I might not replace them even if a set is released.
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#11 of 23 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted January 09 2004 - 01:24 AM

I really enjoyed the short lived series "Magnificent Seven" than ran on CBS a few years ago. I have been making dvd copies from their Hallmark Channel airings.
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Posted January 09 2004 - 05:02 AM

I want to see How the west was won on dvd with James Arness & Bruce Broxleitner amongst others
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#13 of 23 OFFLINE   Jeff Gatie

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Posted January 09 2004 - 07:23 AM

I would kill for Wanted: Dead or Alive on DVD. Young Steve McQueen getting beat up every week until he pulls out his sawed off Winchester and blasts a few guys. However improbable that weapon was (and it was really, really improbable), this was one of my favorites when I was a kid (in syndication of course, I'm not that old!).

#14 of 23 OFFLINE   Mark Tay

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Posted January 09 2004 - 07:37 AM

I'd love to see THE LONER (1965) on DVD. With only 26 half-hour episodes, it could make a nice 4 disc set.

#15 of 23 OFFLINE   Randy Korstick

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Posted January 09 2004 - 08:20 AM

I would buy:

Gunsmoke
Maverick
Cheyenne
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#16 of 23 OFFLINE   DonHearth

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Posted January 09 2004 - 11:34 AM

I second "How the West Was Won"!!!

#17 of 23 OFFLINE   Jim Douglas

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Posted January 09 2004 - 11:42 AM

I would like to see "Dead Man's Gun" that was on Showtime a couple of years ago. Any other fans out there???
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#18 of 23 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted January 09 2004 - 12:36 PM

Here's something interesting for this discussion. Not much info there yet, though.
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#19 of 23 OFFLINE   oscar_merkx

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Posted January 11 2004 - 06:49 AM

10 disc set is very intriguing indeed yet hopefully should get more specs in the next couple of weeks
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#20 of 23 OFFLINE   Steve...O

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Posted January 11 2004 - 07:24 AM

Thanks for the link Dave.

I am a bit skeptical on this. I know that the "Public Domain" labels have previously released various episodes of "Bonanza", "Roy Rogers Show", and various others over the years. My cynical guess is that all of these have been grouped and packaged into one big set.

However we could very well be surprised. Time will tell.

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