Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete First Season
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Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete First Season

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Director: Bob Claver, Bob Kelljan, Don McDougall, Gy Waldron

Cast: Bob Claver, Bob Kelljan, Don McDougall, Gy Waldron

     
 
The General Lee is back on the rode with Sheriff Rosco P. Coltraine in hot pursuit in Warner Bros.' release of the first season of the television classic The Dukes of Hazzard. Presented in 1.33:1 full-frame and offering audio in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital with optional English, Spanish, or French subtitles, this release also offers some high-octane

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The General Lee is back on the rode with Sheriff Rosco P. Coltraine in hot pursuit in Warner Bros.' release of the first season of the television classic The Dukes of Hazzard. Presented in 1.33:1 full-frame and offering audio in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital with optional English, Spanish, or French subtitles, this release also offers some high-octane extra features. After listening along while stars John Schneider and Catherine Bach provide commentary on the episode "One Armed Bandits, viewers can watch the cast and crew revel in their memories with "The 20th Anniversary Hazard County Barbecue" before taking a closer look at the driving in the fast and furious series with "Dukes Driving 101: A High-Octane Salute." For those anticipating a chance to take the wheel of the General Lee themselves, a trailer for the Dukes of Hazard: The Return of the General Lee video game should be just the thing to get their adrenaline flowing.

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With Jimmy Carter still in the White House, Burt Reynolds at his Smokey and the Bandit box-office peak, and unleaded gas still selling for under a buck, the powers-that-be at CBS decreed that producers must go forth and create a southern-fried show that featured good ole boys and a souped-up car. And so it was done. The vehicle is the General Lee, a kick-ass orange 1969 Dodge Charger that jumps over ponds, roadblocks, and anything else that gets in the way. And what better way to create opportunities for the General to strut his stuff than casting John Schneider and Tom Wopat as cousins Bo and Luke Duke, legendary Robin Hoods of Hazzard County? The fun-loving Dukes were always a few rpm ahead of the evil J. D. "Boss" Hogg (Sorrell Booke) and his bumbling cohorts, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane (James Best) and Deputy Enos State (Sonny Shroyer). Further rounding out (and curving up) the Duke clan are the great Denver Pyle as Uncle Jesse and Catherine Bach as cousin Daisy. (Her signature snug denim shorts became known as "Daisy Dukes," a usage that, like the look, shows no sign of going out of popular fashion.) Waylon Jennings sang the opening theme and served as narrator, grounding the tales of high-octane derring-do with genuine rebel grit. Of course, nothing beats the Confederate flag for rebel grit, and General Lee had a big one painted on his roof. The Dukes and the General raced through 13 episodes in Season 1, all collected here. Highlights include the pilot episode, "One-Armed Bandits," in which Bo and Luke hijack Boss Hogg's shipment of illegal slot machines and give the money to an orphanage. "Repo Men" finds the cousins stopping counterfeiters; "Swamp Molly" features veteran character actress Neva Patterson as an old moonshining friend of Uncle Jesse's; and the Dukes prevent Boss Hogg from stealing a million dollars in old bills marked for destruction in "Money to Burn." Seventies TV beauty Jo Ann Pflug shows up in "Route 7-11," wherein the boys outwit the owner of a rigged casino housed in an 18-wheeler. And Season 1 closes with one of our all-time favorites, "Double Sting," an unbelievable episode that finds all the Dukes quarantined in jail with a suspected case of the plague, while a pair of Laurel and Hardy look-alikes (Arte Johnson and Avery Schreiber) rob the bank. It doesn't get any better than this, folks.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
UPC:
0085393226428
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
10:37:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; "The 20th Anniversary Hazzard County Barbecue" documentary including John Schneider and Catherine Bach; "Dukes Driving 101: A High-Octane Salute" featurette, including interviews with professional racecar drivers, featuring Mike Kenseth (2003 NASCAR champion) and Rusty Wallace, among others; "The Dukes of Hazzard: The Return of General Lee" video game preview

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Wopat Luke Duke
John Schneider Bo Duke
Sonny Shroyer Enos Strate
Arte Johnson Irving
Ben Jones Cooter Davenport
Carlene Watkins Agent Roxanne Huntley
Charles Cyphers Bumper
Denver Pyle Uncle Jesse Duke
Fred McCarren Neil Bishop
Jeannie Wilson Mary Kaye Porter
Jo Ann Pflug Helen Hogan
Neva Patterson Swamp Molly
Peggy Rea Lulu Hogg
Rick Hurst Cletus Hogg
Roz Kelly Amy Creevy
Stella Parton Mary Beth
Avery Schreiber Wendle
Catherine Bach Daisy Duke
Champ Laidler Brodie
Clifford A. Pellow Quint McQuaid
Del Monroe Benteen
Jerry Rushing Ace Parker
Leo Gordon Rocky Marlowe
Mary Jo Catlett Cousin Alice
Marya Small Frances Lee "Frankie" Olmstead
Norman Bartold Company Man
Ronnie Schell Lester Starr
Stu Nisbert Harvey Essex
Theodore Wilson Morgan
Tisch Raye Jill Dodson
Bill Cort Agent Callas
Bill Meadows Station Attendant
Burton Gilliam Tom Colt
Claude Humphrey Bog John
Clayton Landey Max
Colby Chester Leo
Dan Barrows Attendant
David Hayward Turk
Ernie Lively Dobro Dullyn
Mayf Nutter Doodley
Norman Alden Chief Lacey
Paul Brinegar Dewey Stovall
Ralph Pace Ed Monroe
Sorrell Booke J.D. "Boss" Hogg
Bob Hannah Inventor
Bob Hoy Herky
Bob Shaw Agent Swan
Dan Fitzgerald Truck Driver
Gary Grubbs Roy
Ginny Parker Mabel
Hoke Howell Watchman
James Best Sheriff Rosco P. Coltraine
Kristopher Marquis Willis
Pat Cranshaw Doc Henry Petticord
Rodney Amateau Manny
Sammy Jackson Artie
Terry Wills Taylor

Technical Credits
Bob Claver Director
Bob Kelljan Director
Don McDougall Director
Gy Waldron Director
Hy Averback Director
Rodney Amateau Director
Ron Satlof Director
William Asher Director

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Dukes of Hazzard is my sons favorite show ever, I was thrilled when the first season came out on dvd looking foward to purchase the second season. Great family entertainment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the DUKES OF HAZZARD IS THE BEST COLLECTION YET CAN'T WAIT FOR THE REST OF SEASONS TO COME OUT
Guest More than 1 year ago
Buy this set! My family of six loves it! It has clean stories and has helped me introduce the importance of Muscle car appreciation to my wife and kids. We all want a 69 Charger now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the first season of The Dukes of Hazzard on DVD. It takes me back to that time when things were simpler. I hope the following seasons are released on DVD also. The show is timeless. If you liked it before, you'll love it now. Highly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i liked it so much i am waiting on the full second season to come out.
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