, the 1959 western series starring John Smith (Cimarron City
), Robert Fuller (Emergency!
) and musician Hoagy Carmichael, aired on NBC for 4 seasons. Since 2009, the folks at Timeless Media Group (TMG) has previously released DVD sets with episodes from Seasons 1, 3 and 4
...albeit out of order, and in some cases incompletely. Now the studio has just added Laramie - The 2nd Season
on DVD to their upcoming release schedule. Available starting February 7th
, this set will not only include all the second season episodes but also "Ride into Darkness" from the first season, and "A Special Tribute to John Smith" Featurette with interviews, clips from his movies and TV shows and photographs from the collection of Mary Brown, founder of the Festival of the West. Here's the studio description of this release, followed by the package art. Note, though, that the package art says this is a "6 Disc Set," whereas the information TMG provided us with says there will be 8 DVDs in this package (probably a typo on the box art; we've informed them about it).
LARAMIE, considered by many to be one of the best family westerns of all time, debuted on NBC on September 15, 1959. Long sought after by collectors and fans, TMG and NBC are proud to present for the first time the complete, authorized Season 2 of this great television series. With great western scenery and action, these stirring tales of life on the edge of the frontier in Wyoming Territory in the 1870's bring the Old West to life again as Slim Sherman and Jess Harper team up to tame a wild new country. Serious, funny and a bit violent, each thrilling LARAMIE episode embodies the lasting values of the Code of the West, loyalty, morals and pride.
Starring John Smith (Cimarron City) as Slim Sherman and Robert Fuller (Wagon Train, Emergency) as Jess Harper, the show attracted some of Hollywoods's greatest stars in guest roles, including Julie London (Queen of Diamonds), Vera Miles and Denver Pyle (Three Roads West), Lee Van Cleef (.45 Calibre), Rod Cameron (Drifter's Gold), Ben Johnson (A Sound of Bells), James Coburn (The Mark of the Manhunters), Warren Oates (Two for the Gallows), Elisha Cooke, Jr. and Jack Elam (The Tumbleweed Wagon) and many more.