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 »s of units on DVD. Starring Steve McQueen, Michael Landon, James Coburn, Deforest Kelly, Warren Oates, and many more! SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: Five FeaturettesThe Art of the ReplicaThe Mare s LegRecklessThe Women of Wanted: Dead or AliveWinchester: A Weapon of Legend« less
"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:
Season 1 The Martin Poster Fatal Memory The Bounty Dead End Passing of Shawnee Bill The Giveaway Gun Ransom for a Nun Miracle at Pot Hole The Fourth Headstone Til Death Do Us Part The Favor Ricochet Sheriff of Red Rock Die by the Gun Rawhide Breed Eight Cent Reward Drop to Drink Rope Law Six-Up to Bannach The Spurs Reunion for a Revenge Competition Call Your Shot Secret Ballot The Corner Eager Man The Legend Railroaded Double Fee The Kovack Affair Bounty for a Bride Crossroads Angels of Vengeance Littlest Client The Conquerors Amos Carter
Season 2 Montana Kid The Healing Woman The Matchmaker Breakout Estralita The Hostage The Empty Cell Bad Gun The Tyrant Reckless Desert Seed Twelve Hours to Crazy Horse No Trail Back Man on Horseback Chain Gang Vanishing Act Mental Lapse Angela The Monster Most Beautiful Woman Jason The Partners Tolliver Bender A House Divided Triple Vise Black Belt The Pariah Vendetta Death Divided by Three The Inheritance Prison Trail Pay-off at Pinto
Season 3 The Trial The Cure Journey for Josh The Looters The Twain Shall Meet The Showdown Surprise Witness To the Victor Criss Cross The Medicine Man One Mother Too Many The Choice Three for One Witch Woman Baa-Baa The Last Retreat Bounty on Josh Hero in the Dust Epitaph The Voice of Silence El Gato Detour Monday Morning The Long Search Dead Reckoning Barney's Bounty
Bonus Features: 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."
Luscious Steve McQueen!!
Aukake Jaye | 03/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was a great bargain. One of my favorite shows from my childhood. I cannot get enough of the opening sequence...watching the sawed-off Winchester ride on Steve's thigh as he walks across the screen does it for me. The plots are well developed and still interesting. The writers of this genre were fantastic. So far no problems with the DVD quality. When I have problems, I rinse the disc under cold water and polish the marks off. Only had to do this once so far but I am not through all 94 episodes."