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John Wayne complained about 'drawing room westerns' that portrayed life
in the wild west but rarely left a soundstage (Bonanza for instance).
Cheyenne doesn't fall into that category, it is rich with desert texture, shot
not just on the Warner's stages and backlot but in the scruff and brush
of the California landscape.
Cheyenne is Deadwood in its infancy; the first of TV's
'adult westerns.' These 15 episodes on 5 discs provide excellent viewing
for a lazy weekend in front of the television with plenty of action and
a plethora of dead bodies (but no blood, of course) before the episodes
There are loads of familiar faces for western genre fans (for instance,
folks like James Garner and Dennis Hopper) in this beautifully designed
collection of shows from 1950-56. Cheyenne's Clint Walker and
L.Q. Jones led the way for Warner Bros. productions that came to dominate the
medium over the next few years; light-heatered dramas like Sugarfoot,
Maverick, 77 Sunset Strip and other TV faves that fans are itching
to see on DVD. A great value.
If you grew up with television in the late-'60s / early-'70s
you'll remember F Troop from the ubiquitous reruns on local stations.
It was a '60's favorite that was in the same silly vein as Gilligan's
Island and Hogan's Heroes.
I suppose F-Troop's not what you would consider politically correct
- especially when you realize the Native Americans were practically all
played by middle-aged Borcht Belt comics - but it's good, clean fun none
the less. And with guest stars Don Rickles, Harvey Korman you can't go
wrong, can you?
Buy this collection
(34 episodes on six discs) for the kids and you'll find yourself enjoying
it as well. It's bizarre how you can not see these episodes for thirty
years and still remember them vividly.
Both Cheyenne and F-Troop got a test run in the Television
Favorites line (featuring around 6 hours of episodes) from Warner Bros.
Home Video. Sales were evidently encouraging so now we have whole seasons
of both TV classics. Check out these other shows in the Television Favorites
& the Man
"My name is Thomas Veil, or at least it was. I'm a photographer,
I had it all: a wife, Alyson, friends, a career. And in one moment it
was all taken away, all because of a single photograph. I have it. They
want it. And they will do anything to get the negative. I'm keeping this
diary as proof that these events are real."
Before 24 there was - Nowhere Man, UPN's celebrated,
low-rated 1995 Sci-fi drama with a twist - a cross between The Invaders
and X-Files. Salon called it, "a pop culture
bubble floating up from the murky depths of our collective paranoia."
If you enjoy 24 and want more - Nowhere Man will fully
quench your hunger and lead you down unexpected corridors with some highly
imaginative storylines and superlative production.
Because this is an Image Entertainment DVD collection, this eye-popping
9 DVD set contains all 25 episodes along with a massive dose of extras
- audio and video commentaries by Larry Hertzog, Bruce Greenwood, Peter
Dunne, Steve Rodman, Art Monterastelli and Ian Toynton, interviews with
the show's creators, deleted and extended scenes, promotional spots, outtakes
and a couple of fascinating documentaries. Fans of the show are ecstatic
but if this is your introduction to the series (as it was for me) you'll
be duly impressed.
Not to be missed, one of the best shows you never saw!
Vice Season Two
Journey back to those halcyon days of 1985 with the second year of the
'New Wave' decade's biggest crime drama, Miami Vice. The original
music tracks - the fashions - exotic Florida locales (many of which no
longer exist) - it's all here for the show's legion of fans. I never watched
the program before myself - and it's not as bad as I expected. In fact,
it plays better today than twenty years ago, I suspect. Now we're all
in on the joke - it's nothing if not mind-numbing fun.
arguably the series' best year, you'll find an unusual array of guest
stars - Frank Zappa, Ted Nugent, Edward James Olmos, Penn Jillette, Iman,
Miles Davis, Leonard Cohen, The Fat Boys, Gene Simmons, Little Richard
and too many others to mention - including up and coming actors like Nathan
Lane and Michael Richards. There are no extras, just the 22 episodes that
comprised the exiting second season.
Vice movie is due this summer
(there's a trailer here) - so we can look for season three soon, I
- The Complete Fourth Season
MacGyver was the surprise hit of the 1985 season, so popular the name
has become synonymous with improvising a fix, turning something useless
into something that saves the day. As in, "MacGyver it!"
Season four (episodes
65 through 83, 1988-89) represents some of the best storylines for this
fondly remembered globe-spanning action series starring Richard Dean Anderson
in the role of a lifetime.
During this year the
series hit its peak of popularity with guest stars like Teri Hatcher,
Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Des Barres, Jason Priestly and G. Gordon Liddy.
This collection is austere - you merely get the fourth season episodes
with no extras - but then that's what you're paying for isn't it?
collection will make a great gift because it's brand new - just released
on December 6th. And the price is right, less
than $30 from Amazon with free shipping - you can even order
seasons 1-4 in one convenient package and save more $$$$.
Get MacGyver for that '80's TV fan now.
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