It's the Moore the merrier as Jack Kelly teams up with new cast member Roger Moore for the fourth rollicking season of Maverick. Faces may change, but the card and con games remain the same, as Beau Maverick (Moore) deals himself in with his cousin Bart (Kelly) as they take on murder frame-ups, crooked sheriffs, cursed goldmines, comely witches and more in this complete 32-episode collection.
Featuring appearances by Spaghetti Western icon Lee Van Cleef, Oscar-winner George Kennedy and The Time Tunnel's Robert Colbert as the third Maverick brother Brent, Season Four highlights also include James Garner's final series appearance (The Maverick Line), director Robert Altman's episode "Bolt from the Blue" and "Hadley's Hunters," featuring cameos by Warner Bros.' legendary Western stars John Russell and Peter Brown (Lawman), Ty Hardin (Bronco), Will Hutchins (Sugarfoot) and Clint Walker (Cheyenne).
Warner's MOD (manufacture on demand) program, the Warner Archive Collection, has today announced that the next-to-last season of the classic western show will come to DVD on January 7th
with Maverick - The Complete 4th Season
. Priced at $49.95 SRP, the studio description quoted above makes it very clear that this set will include all 32 episodes of the penultimate season. However, the Roger Moore-featured package art shown below - taken from the WBshop online store's pre-order listing (see button link below) - clearly says that this item is "The Complete 4th Season - Part 1
"; we believe that this is an error which is likely to be cleared up soon (or else possibly the studio is packaging them in two half-season sets, which will be shipped as a "Complete Season" bundle, but so far only have art for the first half...we're just guessing here). Stay tuned and we'll update you if warranted for any reason (but not an earlier than Friday; we're taking off the next two days!). Enjoy!!