Bonanza - CBS Announces 'The Official 3rd Season, Vol. 1 and 'Vol. 2'
5-DVD set 'Volume 1' and 4-DVD set 'Volume 2' are both out on 7/17
Posted by David Lambert
BONANZA follows the High-Sierra adventures of the Cartwright family - wise patriarch Ben Cartwright and his three dissimilar sons, Adam, Hoss and "Little Joe" - as they attempt to maintain and operate their sprawling timberland ranch, the Ponderosa, in an era of violence and lawlessness in mid-1800's Nevada. BONANZA, one of the longest running and most popular of all television westerns, returns to DVD with The Official Third Season, Volume One and Volume Two.
Volume One consists of 5 discs, including the classic show's first 18 action-packed episodes from the third season, plus special features. Notable Guest Stars: Volume One: John Carradine (The Grapes of Wrath), Denver Pyle (The Dukes of Hazzard), DeForest Kelly (Star Trek), Robert Culp (The Greatest American Hero), Scatman Crothers (The Shining), Vic Morrow (Combat!), and Mercedes McCambridge (Giant).
Volume Two consists of 4 discs including the last 16 episodes from the third season, plus special features. Notable Guest Stars: Volume Two: James Coburn (Affliction), Inga Swenson (Benson), Lee Marvin (The Dirty Dozen), Ben Johnson (The Last Picture Show), James Doohan (Star Trek), and Majel Barrett (Star Trek).
July 17th is the release date of the 5-DVD, 18-episode set of Bonanza - The Official 3rd Season, Vol. 1, and on the exact same date you'll also be able to get the 4-DVD, 16-episode collection of Bonanza - The Official 3rd Season, Vol. 2. These will be available in stores both separately (for fans who can't afford it all at once), and in a shrinkwrap bundle two-pack (for fans who can't wait to get the entire season as quickly as possible!). Pricing isn't available yet, and the studio hasn't sent out finalized package art so far. But they did send retailers an early look at the front cover; it's not finalized yet and could be subject to change, but we've got a look at that for you below. Stay tuned and we'll bring you final version of these boxes just as soon as we get them: