Wagon Train - Update with Details for 'The Complete 6th Season' DVDs
10-disc tin package from TMG will be available in early March
Posted by David Lambert
A couple of weeks ago we reported that Wagon Train - The Complete 6th Season is coming to DVD on March 5th, but we had no further information at the time for this title. Now Amazon.com has set up a pre-order listing for this item from Timeless Media Group, with a lot of new details. Amazon shows that this is costing $59.99 SRP, but you can lock in a copy with a discounted price. The 10-disc set will come in a collectible embossed tin package, just like other releases for this show have been. Package art of that tin isn't available yet, but we do have the studio-provided description below. Our thanks to reader Gordon Hartman for the heads-up!
Continuing in their great tradition of classic TV westerns, NBCUniversal and Timeless Media Group now bring you the uncut Wagon Train The Complete Sixth Season, one of the most enduring and sought after westerns of all time. Direct from film masters stored in the Universal vaults, these 37 episodes have been re-mastered and presented on 10 dual layer DVDs in a special edition tin box, with a handsome DVD booklet complete with all the episode synopses, the guest stars and more.
Inspired by the classic western film Wagonmaster, directed by John Ford (The Searchers, Stagecoach), Wagon Train debuted on Wednesday, September 18, 1957 on the NBC Television Network. The ensemble acting, wonderful scripts and great western scenery soon made Wagon Train a fixture in American homes on Wednesday nights, as millions of Americans of all ages tuned in to NBC for great family entertainment.
Each well-crafted episode focused on a personal story of courage and perseverance of not just the main cast, but of the westward-bound emigrants as they made the perilous journey from the banks of the Missouri to California s Pacific shores. In the face of great odds, their uplifting, heart-warming, and at times heart-breaking stories tell the tale of how the west was truly won. They were hard-working people, determined and driven by the promise of rich fertile land and the freedom and prosperity that it would bring. But to get there they would have to make the hardest trip of their lives and to succeed they would need strong, knowledgeable people to led the way.
John McIntire heads the cast of Wagon Train as Wagon Master Chris Hale. Joining him are long time costars, Frank McGrath (Charlie Wooster), Terry Wilson (Bill Hawks), and Denny Miller (Duke Shannon). Season Six marks the first year without star Robert Horton in Wagon Train, leaving Denny Miller to admirably take up the role of head scout.
Each weekly episode featured some of Hollywood s brightest stars in guest roles, including Joseph Cotten (The John Augustus Story), Robert Ryan (The John Bernard Story), Barbara Stanwyck (The Caroline Castell Story), Eddie Albert (The Kurt Davos Story), Dan Duryea (The Wagon Train Mutiny), Art Linkletter (The Sam Darland Story), Dennis Hopper (The Emmett Lawton Story), Brian Keith (The Tom Tuesday Story) and many more!
This 10 DVD collector's edition of Wagon Train The Complete Sixth Season, including all 37 great episodes, is sure to please both fans of the original broadcast and newcomers who are seeing it for the first time. "WAGONS, HO!"