The Virginian - 'The Complete 8th Season' Announced: Date, Cost, More!
9-DVD set from TMG/Shout! will be available in mid-July
Posted by David Lambert
We've told you that it was on-the-way, and now it's official: Timeless Media Group (TMG) and their owners at Shout! Factory will release The Virginian - The Complete 8th Season - the only unreleased-to-DVD season of the classic show - on July 16th. Amazon.com has added a pre-order listing for the title, confirming the date and providing a price point of $59.97 SRP. You can lock in your copy of the 9-disc set at a discount right away by clicking that link, and it's surely no surprise that TMG will provide this title packaged in a Collectable Embossed Tin! We don't have a picture of that just yet, but here's the studio description of the item:
Owen Wister's 1902 western novel The Virginian was one of the first great novels of the American West. Set in the semi-mythical town of Medicine Bow, Wyoming in the 1890s, it chronicled the lives and relationships of the people who came west and settled the wild land. The Virginian was the first 90-minute television western, airing in prime time on NBC from 1962-1971. The eighth and final season of The Virginian was followed by a single season of The Men From Shiloh, a show featuring the same characters and setting but told in a new and different format.
The stellar cast from Season Eight includes James Drury, Doug McClure, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan and Sara Lane. They are joined by a distinguished array of guest stars, including Art Carney (The Honeymooners), Neville Brand (Laredo), Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy), Edgar Buchanan (Petticoat Junction), Burgess Meredith (Rocky), Alan Hale, Jr. (Gilligan's Island) and many more!