American Gothic - The Complete Series

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One of the earliest forays into TV production by former teen idol Shaun Cassidy, the weekly, hour-long supernatural drama series American Gothic debuted September 22, 1995 on CBS. Things weren't quite right in the outwardly peaceful and respectable town of Trinity in Fulton County, South Carolina. Credit or blame for the ominous strangeness permeating the area could be laid at the feet of malevolent sheriff Lucas Buck Gary Cole, who subtly held the populace in thrall, using his demonic powers for coercion, ...
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Overview

One of the earliest forays into TV production by former teen idol Shaun Cassidy, the weekly, hour-long supernatural drama series American Gothic debuted September 22, 1995 on CBS. Things weren't quite right in the outwardly peaceful and respectable town of Trinity in Fulton County, South Carolina. Credit or blame for the ominous strangeness permeating the area could be laid at the feet of malevolent sheriff Lucas Buck Gary Cole, who subtly held the populace in thrall, using his demonic powers for coercion, intimidation and murder. Even so, everyone considered Sheriff Buck one of nicest guys in town...at least, everyone who voices no objections to dancing to the crack of his whip. Buck's deputy Ben Healy Nick Searcy was the only person aware of the full depth and breadth of Lucas' evil, but he was powerless to stop it. As for Buck's girlfriend, sexy schoolteacher Selena Coombs Brenda Bakke, she somehow managed to avoid his terrible wrath despite shacking up with practically every other adult male in town -- including Dr. Billy Peele John Mese, who joined the cast mid-season to battle an epidemic in Trinity. Having disposed of teenager Merlyn Ann Temple Sarah Paulson, Lucas Buck attempted to gain custody of the girl's younger brother Caleb Lucas Black, whose long-suppressed family ties to Lucas would not be revealed until mid-season. But Caleb's older cousin Gail Emory Paige Turco, a crusading journalist, fought Lucas tooth and nail, and found a strong ally in the form of a stranger in town, Dr. Matt Crower Jake Weber, who agreed to take care of Caleb himself. Incredibly, even Merlyn Ann, who'd been bumped off by Lucas early in the series, made surprise appearences to offer advice and comfort to her brother, and to steer him clear of Lucas' sinister influence. Too weird and inscrutable for the tastes of most viewers, American Gothic was put on hiatus after only seven episodes on November 3, 1995. The series was brought back on January 3, 1996, but yanked off the network again a scant five weeks later. Six of the remaining ten episodes were run off between July 3 and July 11, 1996, some of them shown out of sequence and thus confusing those viewers trying to make sense of its kinky continuity. The four untelecast episodes of American Gothic would not be generally seen until the series was released to DVD nearly a decade later.
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Special Features

Includes 15 deleted and extended scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2005
  • UPC: 025192860225
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Digi-Pak / Slip Sleeve / Subtitled / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 16:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 16,501

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gary Cole Sheriff Lucas Buck
Lucas Black Caleb Temple
Paige Turco Gail Emory
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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- American Gothic: The Complete Series
1. Main Titles [1:30]
2. "Someone's at the Door" [17:51]
3. Custody [9:38]
4. Opening the Locket [17:46]
1. Hunting Caleb (Main Titles) [5:02]
2. Burying the Truth [20:51]
3. Taken Care Of [:01]
4. Ray of Light [10:24]
1. Simple Procedure (Main Titles) [7:08]
2. Looking Deep Inside [18:39]
3. The Missing Ingredient [8:59]
4. Frim Hand of Discipline [12:05]
Disc #1, Side B -- American Gothic: The Complete Series
1. Parental Consent (Main Titles) [4:34]
2. Payback [16:12]
3. Summer Heat [16:06]
4. Protecting the Family [9:03]
1. Dirty Little Secret (Main Titles) [4:21]
2. Shallow Water [18:36]
3. Psychological Warfare [11:03]
4. Taking Your Best Shot [11:14]
1. Skeletal Remains (Main Titles) [3:05]
2. Conflict of Interest [19:40]
3. Nest Egg [10:26]
4. Pursuing the Truth [12:39]
1. Murderous Sight (Main Titles) [2:29]
2. Safe and Sound [24:51]
3. Talk of the Town [8:05]
4. Reckless Driving [8:50]
Disc #2, Side A -- American Gothic: The Complete Series
1. Watching Over (Main Titles) [4:16]
2. Joyride [22:50]
3. Round Trip Ticket [9:13]
4. Mercy Killing [9:52]
1. Making a Deal (Main Titles) [3:29]
2. Reality Radio [19:35]
3. Testing the Waters [12:47]
4. In the Spotlight [10:12]
1. Mysterious Ways (Main Titles) [3:50]
2. Sealing the Deal [17:44]
3. Scared [10:21]
4. Divine Retribution [12:15]
1. House Call (Main Titles) [4:30]
2. Unexplained Epidemic [16:51]
3. Infectious Passion [10:17]
4. Bloodletting [14:15]
Disc #2, Side B -- American Gothic: The Complete Series
1. Medical Emergency (Main Titles) [4:16]
2. Devil's Bluff [22:50]
3. Love-Hate Relationship [9:13]
4. Making a Difference [9:52]
1. Recurring Nightmare (Main Titles) [3:29]
2. Ticking Time Bomb [19:35]
3. Family Laundry [12:47]
4. Heroism [10:12]
1. Straightening Things Out (Main Titles) [3:50]
2. Vehicular Homicide [17:44]
3. Feeling Blue [10:21]
4. Proper Burial [12:15]
1. Kicking the Bucket (Main Titles) [2:53]
2. "Half Ted" [22:15]
3. Love Lesson [9:53]
4. Wild Goose Chase [10:45]
Disc #3, Side A -- American Gothic: The Complete Series
1. The Evil Inside (Main Titles) [5:13]
2. Sharing [21:48]
3. Disturbing the Peace [12:01]
4. Cooling Off [6:55]
1. Safe Sex (Main Titles) [4:30]
2. The Third Eye [17:19]
3. Secret Order [7:57]
4. Overdose [14:37]
1. The Spirit Moves On (Main Titles) [4:13]
2. Ignoring the Dead [16:57]
3. An Heir and a Spare [10:00]
4. Questionable Deaths [14:03]
1. Safe Little World (Main Titles) [4:18]
2. Unholy Acts [20:28]
3. Emotional Distress [11:02]
4. Unforgivable Behavior [9:05]
Disc #3, Side B -- American Gothic: The Complete Series
1. "Trust Your Instincts" (Main Titles) [3:08]
2. Strange Tastes [21:37]
3. Disturbing Visions [11:09]
4. Putting Together the Past [10:05]
1. Bad Date (Main Titles) [5:06]
2. The Foul Smell of Truth [11:56]
3. Supernatural Desire [10:37]
4. The Illusion of Free Will [5:55]
1. Summoning Help (Main Titles) [4:02]
2. Talking Trash [20:19]
3. Professional Pride [7:24]
4. Saving a Soul [12:24]
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Blast From The Past...

    Finally, all of us who lived through the eighties can enjoy this series again. It's just as creepy as you remember it. Additionally, watching it on dvd means you don't have to wait a week to see the next episode.

    Seriously, the dvd set has all the episodes in the order they were filmed; something the network didn't see fit to do when they were originally aired. And the dvd set also has the episodes at the end of the series that were not aired. The only thing lacking is more dvd extras, interviews, etc.

    That, and a final, resolving episode. Because you never do find out what happens to Lucas Buck. I say we campaign for a TV movie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    FINALLY ON DVD!!!!

    This was one of the greatest shows! I am so glad to get it on DVD. Gary Cole was so perfect for the role-so versatile.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Been Waiting for a Very Long Time!!

    One of the best suspense series ever. Not sure why it had such a short life on TV. Glad to finally see on it DVD.

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