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Gunsmoke - 50th Anniversary Collection, Volume 1
Gunsmoke - 50th Anniversary Collection Volume 1
Actor: James Arness
Genres: Westerns, Drama, Television
UR     2006     9hr 4min

Marshall Matt Dillon is responsible for bringing law and respectability to the Dodge City in this western action-drama. The show still holds the record for being the longest running primetime drama series in television his...  more »

     
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Actor: James Arness
Genres: Westerns, Drama, Television
Sub-Genres: Westerns, Drama, Drama, Classic TV
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Black and White,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 01/03/2006
Original Release Date: 09/10/1955
Theatrical Release Date: 09/10/1955
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 9hr 4min
Screens: Black and White,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A great collection of the best Gunsmoke episodes.
Henry-Clyde | North of Nowhere, South of Everywhere, East of The | 06/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

""GUNSMOKE" was always a wonderful show, filled with excellent acting and very well-written episodes. This set is not a season set, but it is not just a "best of" collection of episodes either. It goes above and beyond the usual television show DVD release, in that the executives at CBS have put so much time and effort into this project. Not to mention that some of the still living members from the show were (at least at the time of the DVD set's release) still around to provide assistance. All of the episodes look and sound great; everything is in absolutely perfect condition, including the writing of the episodes, which is still entertaining as ever. This show will hopefully always be around to entertain its old and new dedicated fans. Below is a list of episodes contained in this 3-disc set.

--- Ratings based on my opinion of episode; 4 **** Rating System ---


1. MATT GETS IT (Series Pilot, including original episode introduction by John Wayne) ****

2. HACK PRINE ****

3. THE KILLER ***1/2

4. THE PREACHER ***

5. THE GUITAR ****

6. LEGAL REVENGE ****

7. SINS OF THE FATHER ***1/2

8. ROMEO ***

8. DOC'S REWARD ***

9. LOST RIFLE ***1/2

10. THE BOBSY TWINS ***

11. THE BLACKSMITH ***

12. LITTLE GIRL ***

13. CHESTERLAND ***1/2

14. QUINT ASPER COMES HOME ****

15. ASH ***

16. PRAIRIE WOLFER ****



SPECIAL FEATURES
"MATT GETS IT" audio commentary by James Arness
"HACK PRINE" audio commentary by Dennis Weaver
"SINS OF THE FATHER" audio commentary by Angie Dickinson
"ROMEO" audio commentary by Barbara Eden
"THE BLACKSMITH" audio commentary by George Kennedy
"CHESTERLAND" audio commentary by Dennis Weaver
"ASH" audio commentary by Adam West
Audio introduction to most episodes by James Arness
James Arness as Matt Dillon on "THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW"
Dennis Weaver as Chester on "THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW" with audio commentary by Dennis Weaver
Dennis Weaver's Home Movies with audio commentary by Dennis Weaver
Museum of TV and Radio Seminar
Museum of TV and Radio Promo
CBS Affiliates Gag Reel
1958 Emmy Awards: Best Dramatic Series
1959 Emmy Awards: Dennis Weaver, Best Supporting Actor with audio commentary by Dennis Weaver
1961 Fall Preview: Tuesday and Saturday
"Westerns Channel" Gunsmoke promo
"Westerns Channel" Gunsmoke memories: Dennis Weaver on Gunsmoke trio
"Westerns Channel" Gunsmoke memories: Dennis Weaver on James Arness (#1)
"Westerns Channel" Gunsmoke memories: Dennis Weaver on James Arness (#2)
"Westerns Channel" Gunsmoke memories: Dennis Weaver on his audition
"Westerns Channel" Gunsmoke memories: Bill Cosby
"Westerns Channel" Gunsmoke memories: Dennis Weaver on the limp
"Westerns Channel" Gunsmoke memories: Dennis Weaver gets rid of the stiff leg
Episode Photo Gallery: "The Guitar" and "Sins of the Father"
Photo Gallery: 1958 Dodge City Trip - Milburn Stone and Amanda Blake
Photo Gallery




THIS REVIEW IS DEDICATED TO ANYONE, LIVING OR DEAD, INVOLVED IN THE MAKING OF "GUNSMOKE"."
Excellent condition-As promised
Michael Perez | San Antonio,TX | 03/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent condition DVD and was delivered as promised within stated time.
Very pleased although I have not viewed entire DVD.
Is in excellent condition.

Thanks."
Very satisfied....
M. White | 05/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Gunsmoke 50th anniversary collection, volumn 1 was delivered very
promptly. Quality very good. Have really enjoyed each episode, especially
the black and white ones."