Adventures of Brisco County Jr. - The Complete Series
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The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. - The Complete Series

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Cast: Bruce Campbell, Christian Clemenson, Julius J. Carry III, Billy Drago

     
 
A "western" in name only, the short-lived Fox Network series The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. was actually a wild and wooly fantasy/sci-fi outing, with more in common with Jules Verne than Zane Grey. Set in the early 1890s, the series starred Bruce Campbell as the titular Brisco County Jr., a Harvard graduate who had journeyed

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A "western" in name only, the short-lived Fox Network series The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. was actually a wild and wooly fantasy/sci-fi outing, with more in common with Jules Verne than Zane Grey. Set in the early 1890s, the series starred Bruce Campbell as the titular Brisco County Jr., a Harvard graduate who had journeyed westward to track down the gang that had killed his father, legendary lawman Brisco County Sr. The younger Brisco knew that the culprits were the minions of the scurrilous John Bly (Billy Drago), an outlaw who possessed awesome, almost otherworldy powers, and who was much despised by the "robber barons" of the Westerfield Club, owners of the local mines. Offering his services to these millionaires, Brisco was given an unlimited budget and access to all manner of marvelous new inventions (so new that many of them wouldn't be invented for the next forty or fifty years or so!), many of them the creations of the eccentric Professor Albert Wickwire (John Astin). Unfortunately, the villains were likewise equipped with futuristic paraphernalia, so Brisco and his assistant, nervous Westerfield Club lawyer Socrates Poole (Christian Clemenson), often as not had to rely on their own wits to get out of scrapes. Also in the cast was Julius Carry as black bounty hunter James Lonefeather, aka Lord Bowler, who wanted to get Bly before Brisco did; thus, sometimes he worked with our hero, sometimes against him. Other semi-regulars included dimwitted by affable thief Peter Hutter (the fantastic John Pyper-Ferguson), gorgeous soldier-of-fortune Dixie Cousins (Kelly Rutherford); and Brisco's faithful horse Comet, who in certain ways was the smartest character in the cast. Predominent throughout the series were the mysterious orbs, which possessed unique powers that could be used for good or evil, depending on who was in control of them. It was eventually revealed that the orbs were artifacts from the distant future (2056 AD, to be exact) -- and so, for that matter, was the seemingly indestructible John Bly. Played in a rip-roaring dime novel fashion, even unto dividing its action into "chapters" and ending most episodes with a "continued next week" cliffhanger, the 60-minute The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. debuted August 27, 1993, ending its run exactly one year and one day later.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/18/2006
UPC:
0012569768338
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
23:05:00
Sales rank:
3,988

Special Features

Closed Caption; Pilot episode commentary by Bruce Campbell and Carlton Cuse; Brisco's Book of Coming Things: video catalog of the show's signature references to future items and ideas; The History of Brisco County retrospective documentary; Tools of the Trade Brisco lore featurette gallery; A Reading From the Book of Bruce; A Brisco County Writer's Room: rountable with key series creative personnel; Booklet liner notes by Bruce Campbell; Subtitles: Français & Español (episodes only)

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The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. - The Complete Series 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great entertainment. Excellant Humor. Loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
At long last, I was a fan of Briscoe County Jr. even before the first show was over, and it only got better with each and every show. Bruce Campbell and the entire cast were better then excellent. The show developed that reality campy style that was later used in Hercules and Xenia. Even though the show was on for only one season there was a complete story line with a beginning a middle and an end, so the show didn’t leave you hanging. I remember when it was announced that the studios were pulling this show there was a call in line and it was overwhelmed with callers who wanted the show to continue, and even though the studio admitted that the response was overwhelming they were canceling the show any way. If you never seen this show don’t miss it. If you’re a fan then I know that you are already “standing in line” right behind me to get your copy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lots of wit and fun - a strange, orginal Sci-Fi adventure that didn't last nearly as long as it should. It is a reminder that TV once tried to entertain us instead of preach or embarress. After far too many years I am truly looking forward to seeing the entire series once again. I suggest anyone who likes Jules Verne's 19th. Century novels, Conan Doyle's Sci-Fi or FireFly (Serenity) to try this one out. It is well worth the money ! It reminds us that the modern era did not start with 1960... and that the 19th. Century was the beginning of our love affair with Technology.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a young girl of 12 when this show premiered and I fell in love with it from the very beginning. Each episode is great. It had all the elements of a good story: it was funny, an adventure, great villans, great tricks and of course a very handsome hero that used his wits and brains as well as his brawn. And all the characters were great. I loved watching Brisco and Boler try to go after the same bad guy for different reasons. And some of my favorite interactions were those of Brisco and his faithful horse Comet. When I discovered the series was on DVD I had to rewatch every episode and its just as good and entertaining as when I was a little girl. I can't wait to buy the DVD. If you've never watched it I recommend that you do so. You will fall in love with Brisco and the show.
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