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Press Release Warner Archive Collection Press Release: The Alaskans: The Complete Series (1959-1960) (Blu-ray) (1 Viewer)

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Since the first 2 WB archive releases have been series that have never been on dvd before/Colt .45 and The Alaskans the next 1 may very well be Temple Houston.Here is a very good article on the creation of the series.

A movie was released based on the show and called The Man From Gavelston.Its available for purchase on amazon.Here are 2 scenes.

Another one that would be an instant preorder for me like the Alaskans, and Colt 45.
I believe the show starred Jeffrey Hunter who was an underrated actor .
 

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Another one that would be an instant preorder for me like the Alaskans, and Colt 45.
I believe the show starred Jeffrey Hunter who was an underrated actor .
I'm interested in The Alaskans but not committed just yet, we'll see how many of the spring sales pick-ups I can watch in the next month or two. . .

But definitely agree on Temple Houston, I would love to see that one issued, Jeffrey Hunter was definitely underrated as an actor.
 

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Before the Pandemic, there was talk about the Alaskans before everything went kablooey, and it's nice to see it finally came out. But I think there was also rumours about The Guns of Paradise season 2 & 3. Mind you, that was five years ago, but we'll have to see.

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Would love to see them complete The Guns of Paradise. It's a great series from the late 80s.
 

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THE ALASKANS is up for pre-order now at MovieZyng with a release date of July 16,2024. $69.99.
Great news, thanks Bob! No surprise it was delayed another few weeks. The Alaskans should be up for pre-order at Amazon and other sites soon. I'd go with MovieZyng if I could, but when I ordered Colt .45 from them, their shipping to Canada was quite a bit more pricey for me than Amazon turned out to be. So, I'll wait to pre-order it on Amazon, and likely have it on street date or nearly so!

Some images I found in searches for The Alaskans...having seen a little over a quarter of the 37 episodes via 16mm film sources and video dupes derived from battered film chain, I can say that if you love Maverick, you'll definitely love The Alaskans!
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TV GUIDE photos in early 1960...
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In addition to the usual great WB guest stars, The Alaskans benefits from having Ray Danton (in 34 eps.), John Dehner (in 4 eps.) and Michael Forest in 6 eps. ('Apollo' on Star Trek) as regular cast or recurring characters. Rex Reason in 4 eps. (Dorothy Provine's co-star the following season on Roaring 20s), Lovelies Andra Martin in 3, Karen Steele in 3, Ruta Lee in 2. And Robert Colbert (Maverick, Time Tunnel) in 2.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Jacqueline Beer of 77 Sunset Strip also appear in other episodes.

And for me, the biggest delight in casting on The Alaskans is found in seeing the great Claude Akins as a Mountie!
 
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Great news that The Alaskans is finally available for pre-order (thanks, Bob!)! Most likely WAC didn't want to list a pre-order until they had the actual release date locked in. I've used MovieZyng with good results several times in the past, but will likely follow Randall's lead and wait for the Amazon listing to avail myself of free shipping.

The good news for me personally is that the Blu-Ray set is due to be released a couple of weeks before I'm due to fly back to the States at the end of July for a three-week visit, so it should be ready and waiting for me at my family's home by the time I arrive. Looking forward to seeing this new-to-me WB series, sure to look wonderful remastered in HD!
 

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So far: MovieZyng- $69.99
MoviesUnlimited- $59.49
DeepDiscount- $78.94
Importcds- $66.83

Postage,taxes, and possible coupons will vary the final price, of course.

That's Sherry Jackson in that color photo with Roger Moore in Flashgear's post #47. It's from MAVERICK S4E25, Moore's last episode.
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Jeff, MoviesUnlimited was an independent store with a huge mail order catalog with all the studio releases and PD titles.

Now MoviesUnlimited is part of Alliance Entertainment. Alliance also owns DeepDiscount, Importcds, Critic's Choice, and probably some others. Odd how they all have different pricing. Some of them charge extra shipping for 'heavy items'. MoviesUnlimited has a spend $50.00 get free shipping deal. But using a coupon might cancel the free shipping.
 

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So far: MovieZyng- $69.99
MoviesUnlimited- $59.49
DeepDiscount- $78.94
Importcds- $66.83

Postage,taxes, and possible coupons will vary the final price, of course.

Ordered from MoviesUnlimited, using a 10% off code. Fantastic deal.


Gary "thanks for sharing the different venues and pricing, Bob" O.
 

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I was a frequent customer of Movies Unlimited (in Philadelphia) as far back as the mid-1980s VHS days, and for many years afterward! Long before Amazon was even a thought in the dark recesses of Jeff Bezos' fevered mind (and it is a dark mind indeed). Movies Unlimited was a first-rate dealer for many years under the original partners, and admirable pioneers in the home video and music mail-order business! And I treasured their huge phone-book sized mail-order catalogue for decades! Still have many of their epic-sized old catalogues, and receiving that huge catalogue (with frequent flyer updates) was a real event of joy in my household! And they never once failed me in over 20+ years. Their shipping costs to Canadian customers was always reasonable to me. A big consideration for Canadians (and overseas) customers that my American friends don't have to deal with. For us guys outside the lower 48, shipping costs can totally ruin what would be a great deal for you guys.

Bob, I was aware of Movies Unlimited's shared ownership under the umbrella of industry-led Alliance Entertainment. I'm just glad that the name still exists in the wake of Amazon's long shadow in the online marketplace.

As much as I'm loving the complete series Blu of Colt .45, I have to say I'm more excited to get the upcoming The Alaskans! It's been a long time comin', and to think that back at the start of 2024, the notion that WAC would be giving us highly desired B+W TV shows on Blu-ray would be a fever-dream to end them all!
 
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Tried Amazon, they say sold out, not in stock. Had to go to MovieZyng. 69.99 plus shipping.
 

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