Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 03/08/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"MILL CREEK's WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE (Season !, Vol. 1) consists of two discs stored in black paper sleeves with round glassine windows on one side for easy viewing. Both DVDs are single-side recorded. They're housed in a sturdy plastic case. No episode titles or details given and no booklet insert included.
Transfers are fine quality and not over-compressed. Opening and closing credits, plus original theme music are intact. Shows run consecutively, beginning with the CBS-TV premiere half-hour.
If this collection pleases you, there's more good news. MILL CREEK has made available WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE: THE COMPLETE SERIES. That's 40 hours of classic TV westerns for one incredibly low price!
(Episode #, title, original airdate, guest stars)
[_#1] The Martin Poster (9/6/58) - Nick Adams/Michael Landon/Jennifer Lea/Dabbs Greer
[_#2] Fatal Memory (9/13/58) - Gloria Talbott/Ralph Moody/Vic Perrin/Holly Bane
[_#3] The Bounty (9/20/58) - Mort Mills/Jean Howell/Francis McDonald/James Burke
[_#4] Dead End (9/27/58) - Joe De Santis/Anna Navarro/Robert Griffin
[_#5] Passing of Shawnee Bill (10/4/58) - Alan Hale Jr./Lewis Charles/I. Stanford Jolley
[_#6] The Giveaway Gun (10/11/58) - Everett Sloane/Frank Faylen/Lurene Tuttle
[_#7] Ransom for a Nun (10/18/58) - Lillian Bronson/George Brenlin/Hugh Sanders
[_#8] Miracle at Pot Hole (10/25/58) - Steve Brodie/Anthony Caruso/Jay C. Flippen
[_#9] The Fourth Headstone (11/1/58) - Rusty Lane/Russ Conway/Mona Freeman/Earle Hodgins
[#10] Til Death Do Us Part (11/8/58) - Gerald Mohr/William Schallert/Mala Powers/Holly Bane
[#11] The Favor (11/15/58) - Skip Homeier/Douglas Kennedy/Sam Buffington/Joe Perry
[#12] Ricochet (11/22/58) - J. Carrol Naish/Onslow Stevens/Jean Willes/Tom Drake/Regis Toomey
[#13] Sheriff of Red Rock (11/29/58) - Frank Silvera/John Litel/Joe Mantell/James Best
[#14] Die by the Gun (12/6/58) - Warren Oates/Jan Brooks/John Larch/Ray Teal/Russ Bender
[#15] Rawhide Breed (12/13/58) - George Macready/Charles Cooper/Steve Rowland
[#16] Eight Cent Reward (12/20/58) - Jay North/Virginia Gregg/Lloyd Corrigan/Mort Mills
[#17] Drop to Drink (12/27/58) - Joe Maross/John Cliff/Willis Boucher/Dabbs Greer
[#18] Rope Law (1/3/59) - Darryl Hickman/Richard Arlen/Robert Strauss/Sidney Blackmer"