From 2001 to 2002, MPI Home Video released 8 single-disc "volumes" of The Rifleman
, starring Chuck Connors. Then, until 2006, MPI put out 5 multi-disc "sets" of the show, each with 4 discs sporting 20 episodes. There has never been a season set release of the program (which ran for 5 seasons), nor a complete series set for that matter. Now the folks at Levy-Gardner-Laven Productions, Inc. (the studio which owns this show) have posted word
at TheRifleman.net about how that site's new online store ("North Fork General Merchandise") is fixing up some DVD sets along those lines, with all 168 episodes in-the-works. Our thanks to reader James Cawley for pointing this out to us. Here's a quote with all the available info; stay tuned for updates!
In early 2013, North Fork General Merchandise will open for business on this website, and Millie will be offering unique, branded merchandise for Rifleman fans. Look for prints reproduced from our photographic archive to appear by the end of January.
Also, the General Merchandise will be the only authorized outlet to offer for the very first time all 168 episodes of THE RIFLEMAN, the original series, newly restored and assembled in DVD box sets. The episodes will be released in sequential order, by season, in high quality boxed sets with exclusive special features. The first boxed set of Season 1 episodes should be ready for release in early 2013.
The details for purchasing the DVDs will be added to this page as the release date approaches, so be sure to check back often!
We appreciate your patience and thank you for your continued support of "The Rifleman" series.