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|Wanted Dead or Alive The Complete Series|
Actors: Steve McQueen, Michael Landon, James Corburn, DeForest Kelly, Warren Oates
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Television
Join Hollywood-legend Steve McQueen in his career defining role as bounty hunter Josh Randall. Originally aired on CBS from 1958-1961. His legacy as the ultra-cool 60s pop culture icon continues, and his films sold million... more »
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Wanted Dead or Alive Is A Good Deal
SJL | Pgh | 07/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was surprised to find all three seasons at such a rock bottom price. Since the price was so good, I thought it might have some cheap quality. I check-out reviews others made for single seasons. The clarity and quality on these is 9 to 9.5 out of 10. I have had no freeze or pix problems as of yet (haven't viewed ALL 9, one-sided discs). The storylines are of the quality that Gunsmoke had during the Chester and Quint years. This is a great deal for any western fan. The protagonist, played by Steve McQueen, is a bounty hunter who balances ethics with (of course) the bounty $$$ he's after. 4 to 5 *s!!!."
Complete three season set episodes
Jon | NY | 07/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sad to see this won't include the pilot episode "The Bounty Hunter" from 'Trackdown' with Robert Culp, but here are the contents:
The Martin Poster
Passing of Shawnee Bill
The Giveaway Gun
Ransom for a Nun
Miracle at Pot Hole
The Fourth Headstone
Til Death Do Us Part
Sheriff of Red Rock
Die by the Gun
Eight Cent Reward
Drop to Drink
Six-Up to Bannach
Reunion for a Revenge
Call Your Shot
The Kovack Affair
Bounty for a Bride
Angels of Vengeance
The Healing Woman
The Empty Cell
Twelve Hours to Crazy Horse
No Trail Back
Man on Horseback
Most Beautiful Woman
A House Divided
Death Divided by Three
Pay-off at Pinto
Journey for Josh
The Twain Shall Meet
To the Victor
The Medicine Man
One Mother Too Many
Three for One
The Last Retreat
Bounty on Josh
Hero in the Dust
The Voice of Silence
The Long Search
Five Featurettes: The Art of the Replica, The Mare's Leg, Reckless, The Women of Wanted: Dead or Alive, Winchester: A Weapon of Legend
Wanted Dead or Alive the Complete Series is a great deal
Paul J. Dasilva | Jacksonville, FL USA | 09/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like classic westerns and you like Steve McQueen, this is great find.
I was exposed to this series while living out of the US over 20 years ago. My wife and I loved the series. So when I saw it was available at a reasonable price I pre-purchased the series.
With 94, 1/2 hour episodes, I expect to watch this series for years to come.
I found the picture and sound quality are very good for a TV series shot between 1958 and 1961."
Wanted Dead or Alive: The Complete Series
Mr. Mervyn W. Graham | Gold Coast - Australia | 03/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recently purchased the complete series of the classic western show, Wanted; Dead or Alive. I can vividly recall watching the series on television in the late 1950's in Australia which was only one of three westerns worthwhile watching. I still rate Have Gun Will Travel as the doyen of westerns, closely followed by Wanted: Dead or Alive and The Restless Gun.
This attractively packaged set covers all three seasons spanning 94 episodes from 1958 to 1961. Steve McQueen plays the role of Josh Randall, a bounty hunter in the days where there was no law and murders were an everyday occurrence. Like Paladin in Have Gun Will Travel, and Vint Bonner in The Restless Gun; Josh Randall had both morals and ethics. They never killed for the sake of killing and only defended themselves to avoid being killed.
In this series, Josh Randall never used a six-gun, but a sawn-off Winchester 1892 model carbine rifle. With the bigger gauge bullet, his victims never stood a chance. He stood for law and order, and if he believed his prey was innocent, he would defend them with his life; seeking out the guilty at the same time. Widows and others inconvenienced by misfortune, often received the bounty collected from Randall.
Until this western series began, Steve McQueen was relatively unknown. At the same time of the release of this series. McQueen also starred in a forgettable sci-fi movie called The Blob. It was in Wanted: Dead or alive that McQueen as Josh Randall really excelled and he soon rocketed to fame in great movies. Two of these movies, The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Nevada Smith (1966) saw him play a similar cowboy role.
I am not sure if these DVD released have been remastered at all, but the quality of the episodes is excellent. Back in the 1950's, television antennae and reception was of very poor quality, so it was a pleasure to see these episodes replayed in cinema quality reproduction.
The other aspect I loved watching this old series was the support cast used. Many of these support actors went on to be stars themselves, as well as having their own shows. Picking out these old actors is easy, as faces do not change much, they just weather and get more wrinkles.
Such support actors in the show include: James Coburn, Michael Landon, Alan Hale, Warren Oates, Jay North, DeForest Kelley, Michael Pate, Clu Gulager, Lee Van Cleef, Lon Chaney Jr, Dyan Cannon, Wayne Rogers, Martin Landau, John Carradine, Claude Akins, Harold J Stone, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman, Richard Anderson, Noah Beery Jr, and many others.
This is a series I would definitely recommend for enjoyment, and reliving the past with a touch of Nostalgia. Steve McQueen was a star back then, and today, some 30 years after his death, his legend will go on."