The 13th Season of Gunsmoke due out on DVD on May 22, 2018…details following.

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Just spotted on the TV show site that Gunsmoke, the complete 13th season of the program, in two volumes will be coming out on DVD on May 22, 2018 and here is the link and official cover art to BOTH volumes of the season and show:

http://amzn.to/2ppmBcY and http://amzn.to/2HNLp5c

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  1. Wow, great news! This is the season for which a simple move to Monday nights brought Gunsmoke another 3 million viewers and a return to top ten status at number 4 in the Nielsens…a lot of fine episodes in this season's run…the much loved Christmas episode "Baker's Dozen"…the two parter "Vengeance" with John Ireland, James Stacy, Morgan Woodward, Paul Fix, Royal Dano and Kim Darby…"Stranger in Town" with Pernell Roberts, Jacqueline Scott, R. G. Armstrong and Henry Jones…"Death Train" with Dana Wynter and Morgan Woodward…"The Victim" with Beverly Garland and James Gregory…"Deadman's Law" with John Dehner…"Mr. Sam'l" with Ed Begley and Mark Richman…"A Noose for Dobie Price" with Chill Wills and Shug Fisher…Victor French, Gene Evans, Chill Wills and Jack Elam make multiple appearances this season… Mark Lenard, Nehemiah Persoff, Carrol O' Connor, Ralph Bellamy, Anthony Zerbe, Denver Pyle, Harry Carey Jr., Richard Mulligan, Jon Voight, Lou Antonio, John Saxon, John Astin, Lew Ayers, Forrest Tucker, Jim Davis, Michael Constantine and Warren Oates also appear in this season's 25 episodes…Steve Raines from Rawhide, Dick Peabody from Combat!, and Larry Pennell from Ripcord too…and Buck Taylor joins the cast as Newly…We're now up to 463 Gunsmoke episodes on DVD, not including the "50th Anniversary" and "Director's Collection" compilations…whew! But more, please…

  2. rmw650

    Just spotted on the TV show site that Gunsmoke, the complete 13th season of the program, in two volumes will be coming out on DVD on May 22, 2018 and here is the link and official cover art to BOTH volumes of the season and show:

    As has been said many times in the past by many, I have to take some credit for this announcement having just ordered the German season 13 release late last night, along with seasons 14 and 16 to complete my Gunsmoke collection (will now have 13 through 20 from Germany). I put in a cancellation for just season 13, but will see if it takes since it is already in pre-shipment status. I'm fine either way since they were only $13 US each shipped. I also already have Bonanza season 9 through 13 from Germany (not interested in season 14 with no Hoss). If CBS US continues I can always wait and pick them up later on sale. Otherwise, I'm good moving forward. I was a bit concerned before of the PAL speedup issue with a show and characters I know quite well, but I recently rectified that with my Hitchcock Hour PAL release, which lead me to go ahead and pickup these remaining seasons now.

  3. Finally, the long wait is over! After this, only 7 more seasons (a.k.a. 14+ years) to go. But at least now there's a bit more hope for further releases. I'd started to think Season 12 would be the last we'd see in Region 1.

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  4. My apologies for not being able to find or spot V2 of this 13th season as the link had the same picture uploaded twice but when i come across it or it gets corrected by them (already advised them of the error), I'll be sure to post it on here for you guys and gals.

  5. When and if Gunsmoke reaches the end in the individual seasonal volumes, and subsequently sometime later puts out that condensed all-in-one that has been done for many CBS-owned series lately, how do you think it will be done? Will it be 4 cases of 5 seasons each, or 5 of 4 each?

  6. Great! I am really looking forward to Season 13 since it's Newly's first year in Dodge City. The cast would be stable (as would the ratings!) until the departure of Amanda Blake in the spring of 1974. Personally I'd like to forget Season 20!

  7. bmasters9

    When and if Gunsmoke reaches the end in the individual seasonal volumes, and subsequently sometime later puts out that condensed all-in-one that has been done for many CBS-owned series lately, how do you think it will be done? Will it be 4 cases of 5 seasons each, or 5 of 4 each?

    I think if that ever happens it will be in 3 sets: The Half hour Black and White, The 1 hour Black and White and the Color episodes

  8. bmasters9

    When and if Gunsmoke reaches the end in the individual seasonal volumes, and subsequently sometime later puts out that condensed all-in-one that has been done for many CBS-owned series lately, how do you think it will be done? Will it be 4 cases of 5 seasons each, or 5 of 4 each?

    They have already started doing this. I just bought re bought seasons 1-4 and seasons 5-7 in 2 slimmed down cases. Saw them at Walmart, saved me some space and for the price I was able to sell my individual volumes to cover the cost.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gunsmoke-Seasons-1-4/50052040

  9. Bob_S.

    They have already started doing this. I just bought re bought seasons 1-4 and seasons 5-7 in 2 slimmed down cases. Saw them at Walmart, saved me some space and for the price I was able to sell my individual volumes to cover the cost.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gunsmoke-Seasons-1-4/50052040

    It's cool that they're doing this, but the cover artwork is just horrendous. I'd rather have the individual sets.

    Thanks for sharing though.

  10. rmw650

    Just spotted on the TV show site that Gunsmoke, the complete 13th season of the program, in two volumes will be coming out on DVD on May 22, 2018 and here is the link and official cover art to BOTH volumes of the season and show:

    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Gunsmoke-Season-12/24046

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    THE LINK ABOVE HAS THE WRONG COVER ART FOR THE SECOND VOLUME OF THE SHOW'S 13TH SEASON.

    AN UPDATE: I see that the TV DVD site corrected their mistake and NOW here is the Season 13 Volume 2 cover art for Gunsmoke and it is as follows:

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  11. rmw650

    Just spotted on the TV show site that Gunsmoke, the complete 13th season of the program, in two volumes will be coming out on DVD on May 22, 2018 and here is the link and official cover art to BOTH volumes of the season and show:

    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Gunsmoke-Season-12/24046

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    THE LINK ABOVE HAS THE WRONG COVER ART FOR THE SECOND VOLUME OF THE SHOW'S 13TH SEASON.

    I'm glad these are finally coming out i'll star saving my Pennies, but when i see the price for the multiple season sets at walmart it makes me sad for how much i've spent on the individual releases, of course if I and others hadn't seen the money we wouldn't be getting new seasons, thats so frustrating

  12. Dave Scarpa

    I'm glad these are finally coming out i'll star saving my Pennies, but when i see the price for the multiple season sets at walmart it makes me sad for how much i've spent on the individual releases, of course if I and others hadn't seen the money we wouldn't be getting new seasons, thats so frustrating

    Yeah I never considered Gunsmoke at 20 seasons a realistic one to expect a complete series set. Just too many seasons. They would most likely break it up into 3-4 sets but no guarantee on that and its not likely to happen until all the seasons are released. And that may not happen so if you like the show it never made sense to wait on this one.

  13. I almost gagged yesterday when I saw how much Amazon was charging per volume of season 13. They have since removed any pricing, but I found it way cheaper elsewhere. Even though it's still a bit over-priced, I expect 2018 is gonna be a really quiet year for me as far as purchases of classic tv. So I am willing to pay too much in the hopes of encouraging CBS to keep cranking out some more Gunsmoke. It will be years before I get around to watching the first 12 seasons, so I am in no particular rush, but I would like to own all 20 seasons eventually. Since I won't be spending very much money this year on dvds. I'll consider it a worthwhile investment if season 14 follows later this year. If anyone at CBS is listening in, I'm thinking about every 3-4 months until all 20 seasons are completed sometime in 2020. <_<

  14. GMBurns

    I almost gagged yesterday when I saw how much Amazon was charging per volume of season 13. They have since removed any pricing, but I found it way cheaper elsewhere.

    Since I'm not a fan of CBS's 2-volume season releases on this, when season 12 came out I waited for one retailer's periodic BOGO sales.

  15. GMBurns

    I almost gagged yesterday when I saw how much Amazon was charging per volume of season 13. They have since removed any pricing, but I found it way cheaper elsewhere. Even though it's still a bit over-priced, I expect 2018 is gonna be a really quiet year for me as far as purchases of classic tv. So I am willing to pay too much in the hopes of encouraging CBS to keep cranking out some more Gunsmoke. It will be years before I get around to watching the first 12 seasons, so I am in no particular rush, but I would like to own all 20 seasons eventually. Since I won't be spending very much money this year on dvds. I'll consider it a worthwhile investment if season 14 follows later this year. If anyone at CBS is listening in, I'm thinking about every 3-4 months until all 20 seasons are completed sometime in 2020. <_<

    That's consistent with past releases. Amazon typically goes down to <$30 per volume on release day. Walmart has typically had it in store for $20 per volume on release day. Wait six months and it should be even cheaper.

  16. Or wait even longer, for an even cheaper price, with the inevitable Seasons 10-13 collection (all discs in one thick case) at Walmart. I re-bought the Seasons 1-4 and 5-7 collections primarily for the decreased shelf space.

  17. Dave B Ferris

    Or wait even longer, for an even cheaper price, with the inevitable Seasons 10-13 collection (all discs in one thick case) at Walmart. I re-bought the Seasons 1-4 and 5-7 collections primarily for the decreased shelf space.

    In general, I am very committed to conserving shelf space. But there have been a very few favorites where I am willing to pay the crazy prices when they are first released. Other than Gunsmoke, that was true for Mannix and Perry Mason. And despite Perry Mason being sold in those cash-cow half season sets, I proudly have all those cases lined up on my shelf, and don't give any thought to how much I spent or how many inches I could conserve if I combined sets. There's something fun about seeing an all-time favorite lined up on the shelf, just waiting to be watched. Gunsmoke falls into that same category, and I hope someday soonish I will be able to look over and see all 39 cases lined up, and know that Dodge is readily available for a visit whenever I feel like it.

  18. Randy Korstick

    Yeah I never considered Gunsmoke at 20 seasons a realistic one to expect a complete series set. Just too many seasons. They would most likely break it up into 3-4 sets but no guarantee on that and its not likely to happen until all the seasons are released. And that may not happen so if you like the show it never made sense to wait on this one.

    Randy, I just wished they would have done complete season sets instead of these idiotic volumes they have been doing with these kind of shows as it just prolongs the agony and it's wasting an extra box, but hey, CBS wants to make their bucks on this release so they figure why the hell not, right?!

  19. rmw650

    Randy, I just wished they would have done complete season sets instead of these idiotic volumes they have been doing with these kind of shows as it just prolongs the agony and it's wasting an extra box, but hey, CBS wants to make their bucks on this release so they figure why the hell not, right?!

    Since they release both volumes at the same time I can't image how it prolongs anything. It's the time and cost to transfer and cleanup from the original elements that extends the time. As far as the cases go, a singular case wouldn't necessarily save that much on space since it would still need to be extra wide for the number of disks.

  20. And as much as the waiting kills me (it does seem this 2 or more year hiatus is a bit ridiculous), I'd rather wait and get these uncut, cleaned up, and in sparkling color as opposed to unrestored or chopped up.

  21. Ron1973

    And as much as the waiting kills me (it does seem this 2 or more year hiatus is a bit ridiculous), I'd rather wait and get these uncut, cleaned up, and in sparkling color as opposed to unrestored or chopped up.

    I honestly have no idea how long this type of work requires, but I tend to share your perspective that close to two years seems like a long time. However, if CBS has a specific internal shop that does all their restoration work and you consider all the shows in line for this type of effort, it may not be that it takes two years to do the work, but two years to get back into the queue to do another season. These are probably the same folks that do Beverly Hillbillies, Bonanza, and a slew of other shows we have been waiting on.

  22. Flashgear

    I pre ordered Gunsmoke Season 13, V1 and 2, on Amazon Canada at $30.89 Canadian each…that's $23.60 each in American Dollars at the current exchange rate…Amazon Canada currently has double postings for both volumes, V1 and 2 with the cover image attached at $42.09 CAN ($32.16 U.S.) and another set of postings WITHOUT THE COVER IMAGE at the aforementioned $30.89 CAN ($23.60 U. S.)…don't ask me to explain any of this, of course, as it is the usual price algorithms of automation at work, and our Canadian dollar has been falling against the U.S. greenback all this week…what I do know is they always honor these pricing mistakes. American customers can always cancel their pre order if a better deal arises before May 22… but for the time being, this is the best pricing I've found…and a nice deal, even if you include shipping…your dollar will likely appreciate against ours in the interim too!

    Ported over my post from "What was the last TV on DVD you bought thread" for those who might be interested.

  23. Does anyone know how this works? It seems (but don't quote me, I don't know anyone at CBS) that CBS is committed to Gunsmoke, and if it takes a year or so in between releases, I am okay with that, as long as the episodes look as good as they have so far. But if CBS has already released the remaining seasons in Germany, couldn't they recycle those so they could release them in this country at a faster pace? Or are the German releases from some prints that are edited and/or not remastered?

  24. Along those lines, MeTV is in Season 15 now, I guess they are edited, but were the Seasons 13, 14, and now 15 showing on MeTV remastered? I think for Season 12 MeTV showed the new prints.

  25. GMBurns

    Does anyone know how this works? It seems (but don't quote me, I don't know anyone at CBS) that CBS is committed to Gunsmoke, and if it takes a year or so in between releases, I am okay with that, as long as the episodes look as good as they have so far. But if CBS has already released the remaining seasons in Germany, couldn't they recycle those so they could release them in this country at a faster pace? Or are the German releases from some prints that are edited and/or not remastered?

    The later seasons released in Germany were not remastered from the original elements like what we are receiving in the US. Most appear to be based on earlier uncut masters that were then dubbed in German and used for syndication in Germany. While not bad, they can be a bit washed out at times. In other words, they are more in line with other non-studio type releases we get, a bit below the standard set by CBS and WB for most of their releases.

  26. Bob Gu

    Along those lines, MeTV is in Season 15 now, I guess they are edited, but were the Seasons 13, 14, and now 15 showing on MeTV remastered? I think for Season 12 MeTV showed the new prints.

    CBS had given no indication that they are beyond season 12 when it comes to remastering, with season 13 being available in the near future. Therefore, I doubt seasons 13 and beyond on MeTV are anything else but older prints.

  27. GMBurns

    Gunsmoke falls into that same category, and I hope someday soonish I will be able to look over and see all 39 cases lined up, and know that Dodge is readily available for a visit whenever I feel like it.

    39 because the first go was a standalone, I take it?

  28. GMBurns

    Gunsmoke falls into that same category, and I hope someday soonish I will be able to look over and see all 39 cases lined up, and know that Dodge is readily available for a visit whenever I feel like it.

    39 because the first go was a standalone, I take it?

  29. smithbrad

    The later seasons released in Germany were not remastered from the original elements like what we are receiving in the US. Most appear to be based on earlier uncut masters that were then dubbed in German and used for syndication in Germany. While not bad, they can be a bit washed out at times. In other words, they are more in line with other non-studio type releases we get, a bit below the standard set by CBS and WB for most of their releases.

    Thanks a lot Brad – that is really helpful to know.

  30. smithbrad

    The later seasons released in Germany were not remastered from the original elements like what we are receiving in the US. Most appear to be based on earlier uncut masters that were then dubbed in German and used for syndication in Germany. While not bad, they can be a bit washed out at times. In other words, they are more in line with other non-studio type releases we get, a bit below the standard set by CBS and WB for most of their releases.

    Thanks a lot Brad – that is really helpful to know.

  31. bmasters9

    39 because the first go was a standalone, I take it?

    Yes, that is what I was thinking. Although now that I see it in print, that is a boatload of cases. If CBS really does see it through to the end of the series, I think I am talking myself into at least combining seasons 2-5 into 6-disc cases, and seasons 16-20 likewise, since at 24 episodes a season, each half-season should be three discs each. Either way, it would be awesome to have the entire series some day.

  32. bmasters9

    39 because the first go was a standalone, I take it?

    Yes, that is what I was thinking. Although now that I see it in print, that is a boatload of cases. If CBS really does see it through to the end of the series, I think I am talking myself into at least combining seasons 2-5 into 6-disc cases, and seasons 16-20 likewise, since at 24 episodes a season, each half-season should be three discs each. Either way, it would be awesome to have the entire series some day.

  33. bmasters9

    39 because the first go was a standalone, I take it?

    Yes, that is what I was thinking. Although now that I see it in print, that is a boatload of cases. If CBS really does see it through to the end of the series, I think I am talking myself into at least combining seasons 2-5 into 6-disc cases, and seasons 16-20 likewise, since at 24 episodes a season, each half-season should be three discs each. Either way, it would be awesome to have the entire series some day.

  34. GMBurns

    Yes, that is what I was thinking. Although now that I see it in print, that is a boatload of cases. If CBS really does see it through to the end of the series, I think I am talking myself into at least combining seasons 2-5 into 6-disc cases, and seasons 16-20 likewise, since at 24 episodes a season, each half-season should be three discs each. Either way, it would be awesome to have the entire series some day.

    That's what I did with my early seasons. I used the volume 1 covers within six disk cases. I'm also taking my German PAL sets of seasons 14 through 20 and converting them to NTSC and slowing them down by 4% and storing them on 25G blu-ray blanks (10 episodes a disk). I should be able to store the last seven season in two 10 disk blu-ray cases. Then I'm done with Gunsmoke. I'm doing the same with the remaining seasons of Bonanza.

  35. GMBurns

    Yes, that is what I was thinking. Although now that I see it in print, that is a boatload of cases. If CBS really does see it through to the end of the series, I think I am talking myself into at least combining seasons 2-5 into 6-disc cases, and seasons 16-20 likewise, since at 24 episodes a season, each half-season should be three discs each. Either way, it would be awesome to have the entire series some day.

    That's what I did with my early seasons. I used the volume 1 covers within six disk cases. I'm also taking my German PAL sets of seasons 14 through 20 and converting them to NTSC and slowing them down by 4% and storing them on 25G blu-ray blanks (10 episodes a disk). I should be able to store the last seven season in two 10 disk blu-ray cases. Then I'm done with Gunsmoke. I'm doing the same with the remaining seasons of Bonanza.

  36. GMBurns

    Yes, that is what I was thinking. Although now that I see it in print, that is a boatload of cases. If CBS really does see it through to the end of the series, I think I am talking myself into at least combining seasons 2-5 into 6-disc cases, and seasons 16-20 likewise, since at 24 episodes a season, each half-season should be three discs each. Either way, it would be awesome to have the entire series some day.

    That's what I did with my early seasons. I used the volume 1 covers within six disk cases. I'm also taking my German PAL sets of seasons 14 through 20 and converting them to NTSC and slowing them down by 4% and storing them on 25G blu-ray blanks (10 episodes a disk). I should be able to store the last seven season in two 10 disk blu-ray cases. Then I'm done with Gunsmoke. I'm doing the same with the remaining seasons of Bonanza.

  37. Good news . Does this mean that CBS may be moving forward on some of their stalled titles? I’d love to see Beverley Hillbillies
    season 5 (and beyond) released .

  38. smithbrad

    As has been said many times in the past by many, I have to take some credit for this announcement having just ordered the German season 13 release late last night, along with seasons 14 and 16 to complete my Gunsmoke collection (will now have 13 through 20 from Germany). I put in a cancellation for just season 13, but will see if it takes since it is already in pre-shipment status. I'm fine either way since they were only $13 US each shipped. I also already have Bonanza season 9 through 13 from Germany (not interested in season 14 with no Hoss). If CBS US continues I can always wait and pick them up later on sale. Otherwise, I'm good moving forward. I was a bit concerned before of the PAL speedup issue with a show and characters I know quite well, but I recently rectified that with my Hitchcock Hour PAL release, which lead me to go ahead and pickup these remaining seasons now.

  39. Jeff Flugel

    Heavy hints have been dropped elsewhere on this forum that season 5 of The Beverly Hillbillies is in the works.

    I missed that.

    Any hints about Petticoat Junction? I'd love at least one more season.

  40. GMBurns

    Yes, that is what I was thinking. Although now that I see it in print, that is a boatload of cases. If CBS really does see it through to the end of the series, I think I am talking myself into at least combining seasons 2-5 into 6-disc cases, and seasons 16-20 likewise, since at 24 episodes a season, each half-season should be three discs each. Either way, it would be awesome to have the entire series some day.

    Where will you get the cases to condense those volumes?

  41. Sorry guys…no news re: Petticoat Junction. But both Gary O and Neil Brock have hinted that Beverly Hillbillies fans are likely to be happy campers. Whether that means a MOD release or normal pressed DVD release is anybody's guess at this early stage.

  42. bmasters9

    Where will you get the cases to condense those volumes?

    After looking high and low in this country for clear 6-disc 14mm cases with no overlap, I finally found a company in Australia that sells them. The shipping cost about as much as the discs, but three days later they arrived in the U.S., and it ended up being a little under $3 per case. Well worth it to get rid of all the crappy cases I've collected over the years.

  43. GMBurns

    After looking high and low in this country for clear 6-disc 14mm cases with no overlap, I finally found a company in Australia that sells them. The shipping cost was about as much as the cases, but three days later they arrived in the U.S., and it ended up being a little under $3 per case. Well worth it to get rid of all the crappy cases I've collected over the years.

    You bet! Anything to condense the footprint of all those volumes.

  44. GMBurns

    After looking high and low in this country for clear 6-disc 14mm cases with no overlap, I finally found a company in Australia that sells them. The shipping cost was about as much as the cases, but three days later they arrived in the U.S., and it ended up being a little under $3 per case. Well worth it to get rid of all the crappy cases I've collected over the years.

    What was the name of the company you bought those cases from?

  45. GMBurns

    After looking high and low in this country for clear 6-disc 14mm cases with no overlap, I finally found a company in Australia that sells them. The shipping cost was about as much as the cases, but three days later they arrived in the U.S., and it ended up being a little under $3 per case. Well worth it to get rid of all the crappy cases I've collected over the years.

    For some reason unable to place an order . Keeps asking me for shipping method with no way of entering the info. I was trying to order
    10 -5 Clear DVD cases and 10 -6 Clear DVD cases . Amazing that no on in the US offers non overlapping clear multi DVD cases >

  46. LouA

    For some reason unable to place an order . Keeps asking me for shipping method with no way of entering the info. I was trying to order
    10 -5 Clear DVD cases and 10 -6 Clear DVD cases . Amazing that no on in the US offers non overlapping clear multi DVD cases >

    What I remember is that they don't generally ship to the U.S. because the costs are prohibitive. I emailed and asked if they'd do me a deal, and since I bought 200 of the 6 disc cases, I guess it was worth their trouble. But as I mentioned it cost me as much to ship them as the cases themselves cost. I'd suggest email them and find out what they are willing to do. And don't forget the time difference. I might not hear back from them until 24 hours or more later since I emailed while they were sleeping and vice versa. But they were great to deal with, just don't quote me on their willingness to do the same for a small order. Since I could never find those cases anywhere else I was willing to stock up for life!

  47. bmasters9

    Are you saying that you can't type in your address, among other things?

    I can type in the address. But there's no way to get a get the shipping total , so I can't finalize my order .

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