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Bonanza: the Official Second Season, Vol. 1
     

Bonanza: the Official Second Season, Vol. 1

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Director: Alvin Ganzer, Arthur Lubin, Charles F. Haas, Jacques Tourneur

Cast: Alvin Ganzer, Arthur Lubin, Charles F. Haas, Jacques Tourneur

 
Season Two of Bonanza (1959-73), one of the most popular and longest-running western sagas in the history of television (second only to Gunsmoke) originally ran from early September of 1960 through early June 1961, and spanned 34 episodes, the first 18 of which appear in this box set. This was the season that immediately preceded Bonanza's move to

Overview

Season Two of Bonanza (1959-73), one of the most popular and longest-running western sagas in the history of television (second only to Gunsmoke) originally ran from early September of 1960 through early June 1961, and spanned 34 episodes, the first 18 of which appear in this box set. This was the season that immediately preceded Bonanza's move to Sunday nights and its meteoric escalation in popularity. From 1960-61, the series was still finding its footing with American audiences. Adventures featured in this set include Denver McKee, The Mission, Day of Reckoning and The Last Viking.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2010
UPC:
0097360827040
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
14:00:00
Sales rank:
28,905

Special Features

Vintage Interview with Series Star Dan Blocker; Archival Interviews with Producer David Dortort; New Audio Commentaries by Special Guest Stars Ben Cooper, Stella Stevens, David Mackin and Julie Adams; Rare on-air promos; NBC Logos and RCA Spots on Selected Episodes; Extensive and Rare Episodic, Behind-the-Scenes and Persona Appearance Photographs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lorne Greene Ben Cartwright
Pernell Roberts Adam Cartwright
Michael Landon Joe Cartwright
Dan Blocker Hoss Cartwright
Anna-Lisa White Buffalo Woman
Ben Cooper Sam Kirby
Cal Bolder Arnie Guthrie
Claude Akins Ezekial
Dan Duryea Gerald Eskith
Edgar Buchanan Hallelujah Hicks
Franchot Tone Denver McKee
Gerald Mohr Phil Reed
Henry Hull Charlie Trent
Jan Sterling Dianna Jordan
John Ericson Vince Dagen
John McIntire Sheriff Mike Latimer
Julie Adams Helen Layton
Katherine Warren Maud Hoad
Larry Gates Jacob Darien
Neville Brand Uncle Gunnar Borgstrom
Stella Stevens Ann Croft
Ricardo Montalban Matsou

Technical Credits
Alvin Ganzer Director
Arthur Lubin Director
Charles F. Haas Director
Jacques Tourneur Director
James Neilson Director
James P. Yarbrough Director
John Florea Director
John Rich Director
Lewis Allen Director
Richard H. Barlett Director
Robert Altman Director
William Faralla Director
Richard H. Bartlett Director

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Bonanza: the Official Second Season, Vol. 1 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
miriamc More than 1 year ago
Warning - all the DVDs in my package were inoperative; couldn't get past the legal disclaimer. But B&N has been very nice about doing a switcheroo. I have seen most of the episodes of this season, and 2nd season is a huge improvement on the first. As soon as David Dortort got away from not very graceful borrowings from Comstock Lode history (he practically dramatized much of Lyman's Saga of the Comstock Lode), characters tightened up and stories got better. They seem to have found their way in Season 2; I can't even watch Season 1. Anyway, I'm looking forward to this set when I finally get it in working condition. In the meantime, 3 stars only! But I'm really waiting for Season 5 when Guy Williams joins the cast, albeit briefly. Both Pernell Roberts and Guy Williams (the story wasn't that good, but..)...priceless.
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Garvin More than 1 year ago
Bonanza is relatively new to me, but I am COMPLETELY enjoying the release of Season 2 Vol. 1 as well as the full first season. The picture quality is beautiful, and I can watch FULL episodes without material being cut out of the episode as they do on television. The extras are wonderful, including the commenataries on four eps and the photos. I am axious to purchase future releases of Bonanza! Please find a way to release future seasons faster.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This official version of the second season of Bonanza, the second longest running western and the #1 show in the U.S. for several years in the 1960s, is a must buy for fans of classic TV. In addition to unedited episodes for the first half of the season with the original music, these DVDs have many special features. Four episodes have excellent commentaries by the guest stars and there are lots of behind the scenes still photographs and interviews with producer David Dortort and Dan Blocker. This DVD is well worth the price.
Joe_SchmoeJS More than 1 year ago
The kind of family action drama everyone wishes they still made. Of course, if they made it now, Adam would be gay, and Joe would bed every dame in the territory. BTW, AK is a nebbish.