|Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre - Season 1 |
June 9th, 2009
Retail $39.99, Our:
Expected for some time, VCI has officially announced the ground-breaking western anthology TV series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre - Season 1 with a June 9th release date. All 29 episodes will be included in this digitally remastered and restored four-disc set.
It will retail for $39.99, but is available at ClassicFlix.com for only $27.99. However, for 5 days only (until April 12th), we'll have it for the SUPER-LOW SPECIAL PRE-ORDER PRICE of $21.98. BUY NOW!
The original 29 first-season episodes on 4 DVDS! Digitally remastered and restored!
Wonderful tales of the Old West laden with history and adventure are presented in Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre, a half-hour western anthology TV series that debuted on CBS, October 5, 1956 and ran for 5 whole seasons. Dick Powell served as the host for the entire series and also starred as various characters in 15 episodes.
The series was originally based on the short stories and novels of western author Zane Grey, but as the series continued, new material was included. Aaron Spelling, who later became a legend in Hollywood, wrote twenty Zane Grey episodes. This show was unique because it was the only Western anthology on TV at the time. Anthologies were popular on early TV and were the equivalent of today’s TV movies. Because of this format, it attracted many stars who wanted to appear on it.
Zane Grey Theatre was also ground-breaking for producing five episodes which were spun-off into subsequent TV series: (1) Trackdown (2) The Rifleman (3) Black Saddle (4) Johnny Ringo & (5) The Westerner.
Directed by John English, Felix Feist, Bernard Girard, Christian Nyby and others.
Cast: Dick Powell, Ida Lupino, David Niven, (the rest in alphabetical order) Eddie Albert, Mary Astor, Ralph Bellamy, James Best, Ernest Borgnine, Lloyd Bridges, Rory Calhoun, Lee J. Cobb, Robert Culp, John Derek, Jack Elam, John Forsythe, Beverly Garland, James Garner, Sterling Hayden, Celeste Holm, John Ireland, David Janssen, Carolyn Jones, DeForest Kelley, Cloris Leachman, Jack Lemmon, Julie London, Strother Martin, Ralph Meeker, Jack Palance, Denver Pyle, Robert Ryan, Stuart Whitman, James
Whitmore (and many others).
- Exclusive Video Interview with Norman Powell (Dick Powell’s son) by Joel Blumberg.
- Audio Interview on the history of Four Star Productions with author Christine Becker by Joel Blumberg
- Classic TV Commercials