Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rawhide - The Second Season Vol 1|
Actors: Eric Fleming, Clint Eastwood
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Drama, Television
The tale of Gil Favor, the trail boss, as he drives cattle across the old west. Along the way they meet up with adventure and drama.
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A show that is well worth the price
stray cat | 03/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I believe someone else has already commented on this, but it bears repeating: Even for a half season, this is a better price than Columbia House ever was - either for the Columbia House DVDs of Rawhide or their VHS tapes.
And if ever there were a TV series that is well worth the money, this is it. A better western than Rawhide was never made. None of the other TV westerns of its era came this close to realism. That's a big reason why this western stands up to the test of time so much better than the others. These guys really looked like dusty, weary trailhands pushing a herd past any and all obstacles that turned up on their long, gritty trip to the railhead. I understand this series repeatedly won Western Heritage Awards during its original run, and deservedly so.
Also, none of the other westerns had the incomparable Eric Fleming lending his presence as the tough, relentlessly independent, intelligent, but not infallible boss of the drive. Of course, for the many Eastwood fans, there is also the chance to see a young Clint in the show that first made him famous.
We Rawhide fans have been waiting sooooooo long for our favorite series to become available uncut and in mint condition on DVD, and this is most likely our last chance to own remastered, complete Rawhide episodes. So no gambling on a boycott for me.
Powers-That-Be, if you're listening: MORE, MORE, MORE!! Please keep releasing more Rawhide episodes! I would gladly shell out the money here and now to buy all 8 seasons if only they were available."
Bucking the tide.....
Linda H | Bellevue WA | 03/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok--I appear to be the only one with this opinion, but here it is: Of course, I am tremendously disappointed that the release will be only 1/2 a season, but...it's Rawhide...my all-time favorite Western. I have been waiting years for it to come out and I'm am definitely going to buy it. I would agree that this is most likely a marketing ploy to get more money out a season release, but as one commentor pointed out, 16 episodes at $29.99 comes out to $1.67 per episide, a bargain as I see it. I also wonder if the number of episodes in a typical Rawhide season, 31, has something to do with it being packaged in two parts. Season 1, which came out complete, was only 23. So, I will happily plunk down my money and enjoy watching a first-quality Western. There are several good episodes in the first 16 of Season 2 that I will be delighted to see uncut and uninterrupted."
16 episodes equals 32 half hour shows
abbaselena | Canada | 03/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I for one will buy Rawhide, as 16 one hour episodes equals 32 half hour shows..and Rawhide is a very special classic show that is a must in my library."
Rawhide: the greatest western series ever made!
amazon critic | anywhere, usa | 03/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"New episodes are finally available! I'm overjoyed that Paramount is continuing the series The episode "Incident at Red River Station" in this set alone is worth the price of the entire boxed set many, many times over. I'd pay a lot more than what they are charging for Rawhide, the finest of the Silver Screen Westerns.
Clint is fantastic. Rowdy sings in "Incident of the Hostages", "The Pitchwagon", and several other episodes. Clint is fantastic!
Eric/Gil is so much a man that he reminds us all of the bygone he-man era! Great role model. I can't wait to see Eric in these episodes. Both Clint and Eric were outdoorsmen their whole lives, and it shows.
Eric lived outdoors much of his life, so stands that he looks and feels so comfortable in the outdoor settings.
Guest stars are the finest I've ever seen. (James Coburn is excellent in `Incident of the Hostage Child" coming up in later seasons)
I've been waiting for years for the continuation of the series. This boxed set release is the farthest anyone had marched forward with in the series and in fact these episodes have never before been viewed by the general public in their uncut versions! Our dream of perfectly remastered, uncut episodes is finally starting to come true!
This is a tremendous series. The per episode cost is almost exactly the same as the Season 1 boxed set. ($1.87 per episode vs. $1.67 per episode for season 1)so it's very affordable. The half season format is great as it keeps the overall cost low so as to be affordable for all. After waiting 40+ years for this series, (40 painful agonizing years), I can only call this a dream come true from Paramount! After the cruel betrayal of Columbia House this release is a critical step in the continuation of the series (CH started making DVDs in 2003 and then stopped in 2004 but they did a poor job of marketing, now in the capable hands of Paramount we are finally making real progress.) ( CH had made episodes available through early episodes in season 2, at the price of approximately $28 per 3 or 4 episodes)! (Columbia House had so cruelly betrayed us in 2004 when they stopped making DVDs and only got as far as a few episodes into Season 2 at seven times the price!)
Thank you, Paramount for continuing with the series farther than anyone else and making dreams come true! Please continue with the remaining episodes! And thank you also for making this series so low cost!
I eagerly await viewing uncut, perfectly remastered episodes. Sure will look great on a big screen and I can't wait for more! I sure am getting tired of the series they make nowadays, all flash and color and little substance and attention to detail. The series is focused on human feelings instead of special affects which makes it far superior to so many shows they make nowadays. They have really forgotten how to tell a good story nowadays. That's why we need Rawhide in our viewing all the more.