Crying shame we can't get the rest of "Death Valley Days" on BD, or DVD. The entire run was on Starz awhile back and honestly it is so far the best looking HD remaster I have seen regarding classic western series. Simply beautiful!
Yes, they're currently airing Mon-Fri on the Starz Encore Westerns channel, two or three episodes per day.
I think I pay $9 a month for Starz. I was upset that starting in January Starz eliminated all the color seasons (12-18) which were available for so long (at least throughout 2020). Luckily I saw a good deal of them then. But the payoff is that they added new HD westerns in their entirety (Laramie, The Big Valley) to the service.I'm tempted to purchase Starz to see Death Valley Days. Starz was included in my cable subscription until recently. It seems like a hefty price since everything else on Starz has been running for years. But these are seasons 4-12 if I'm not mistaken which have not been available till now. Grit is also airing DVDays but they reducing the credits to a small box during the Old Ranger's closing comments. A horrible practice since they are cut for commercials as well.
However, I'm happy that GRIT is airing the 6th season color episodes of Tales of Wells Fargo. I've waited many years for those.
Thanks Bob! Yes, it would have been great had the 'Ringo Kid', by this time in his mid fifties, turned up on Stagecoach West in 1960...even better if he had 'Dallas' in tow with him! Ha, ha...Overland Trail is a good show, about on par with it's well known Revue stablemate, Wagon Train, but not as good as Stagecoach West, IMO. You really should watch those episodes you captured from Youtube, Bob. And better yet, buy the new DVD set! It's a great Western series, and I'm not just saying that because I love TV Westerns. Stagecoach West uses the one hour format to great effect, with many of the same creative talent that established other hit Four Star shows. Too bad that Stagecoach West didn't get a second season. CBS' The Red Skelton Show probably did it in. Red's lead-in for fall 1960 was yet another Four Star production, a rare sit-com, The Tom Ewell Show...with Boris Karloff's Thriller on NBC in the same time slot getting renewed for a second season. So all of that and the general paring down of the number of TV westerns played a role, I'm sure.Randall/Flashgear, congrats on getting the HTF front page Popular Thread spot today.
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Just how many episodes was John Wayne in?? Ha, ha! The clueless HTF picture picker/computer program strikes again?!
"Stagecoach West" is one I have no memory of watching. I was able to get all but five episodes from YouTube some years back and never watched them.
It's interesting that "Overland Trail", another stage line western, with William Bendix and Doug McClure, was also on in 1960. "Overland Trail" started in early 1960 and was gone before "Stagecoach West" began in the fall. I wonder if "Overland Trail" was a burn-off, with the mid-season start and only 17 episodes?
Randall clarified that all episodes included are PAL but one that is actually NTSC. But you are correct, region coding isn't the only obstacle. I'd guess most TV is the US are not PAL compatible. I've found that most players I've had in the past that were easy to unlock for all DVD regions also tended to include PAL to NTSC conversion, while players that weren't did not include the conversion capability. So whether region locked or not the same overall results may occur. However, I believe the message tends to be different (i.e., a region issue vs, disk not playable). I'm sure Randall can clarify how he determined they were region locked to 2.“The unfortunately incorrect fine print saying 'Region 0'...when I first got my set, I tried playing it on one of my R1 players, and it was a no-go...too bad, but this is a Region 2 LOCKED set, and thus you will need a region-free player..”
This may be correct as some sets are Region 0 but PAL encoded not NTSC. a lot of Region 2 releases that are region 0 are this way. i found this out when i bought the Bionic Woman Blu ray from germany and it said the same thing . i emailed Turbine and they told me that it was done that way bc of the sources that they were provided with. the SMDM set is region 0 NTSC (even though the back says Region B) however , the stagecoach set doesn’t say if its PAL or NTSC based on the pic of the back you gave , but being a Region 2 release , more than likely its PAL (their site doesn’t clarify either) . some north american sold players play PAL natively but are not advertised as such. i‘ve got a LG blu ray player from Target that does but my Sony doesn’t and i’ve heard older Samsungs and Philips players do also.