In 1953, John Wayne starred in the classic Western film Hondo
, based on a story by Louis L'Amour. Wayne's own Batjac Productions co-produced the film. In 1967, Batjac spun off the film into a TV series, also called Hondo
. It starred Ralph Taeger (Klondike, Acapulco
) and Noah Beery, Jr. (The Rockford Files
). Scheduled by the ABC network to run in the same time slot as Star Trek
and Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
, the program only ran for a single season of 17 hour-long episodes.
Now the short-lived 1967 series is coming to DVD! The studio hasn't formally announced the title, but VideoETA (a website produced by home video distributor Ingram Entertainment) shows that Hondo - The Complete Series
is in-the-works from the Warner Archive Collection as an MOD (manufacture on demand) title. No details have been provided so far, but they show a release date of
, and a cost of $39.99 SRP. This may not be finalized information yet, though, and could be subject to change. Stay tuned! In the meantime, here's the cover art:
Last night, Warner has put this item up for pre-order
at their WBshop.com online store. The listing there confirms the price and cover art we've provided, but instead shows an earlier official release date of June 6