An impressive roster of Hollywood talent brings a keen eye to the camera lens in this Gunsmoke DVD Collection that spotlights the series' acclaimed directors. The courage, character and spirit of the American West blazes across the screen in a television series that set a standard for entertainment excellence during its 20-year run. Join James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, Dennis Weaver and Ken Curtis in this fascinating collection of episodes filmed by such talents as Robert Stevenson (Old Yeller, Mary Poppins), Arthur Hiller (The Out-Of-Towners, Silver Streak), Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond, The Rose) and Andrew V. McLaglen (McLintock!, Chisum, Hellfighters). This three-disc set also features episodes shot by such familiar on-camera talents as Dennis Weaver, Peter Graves, William Conrad and Victor French as they step behind the camera, don a director's cap, and add a unique, personal perspective to Gunsmoke's celebrated heritage of rugged western adventures.
||James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis, Dennis Weaver|
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||November 14, 2006|
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|| based on 29 reviews|
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Episodes ListNov 19, 2006
By Dave O.
According to the great site tvshowsondvd.com the following episodes are in this set.
Magnus - 12/24/55
Chester's Mail Order Bride - 7/14/56
How To Kill A Woman - 11/30/57
Buffalo Man - 1/11/58
The Constable - 5/30/59
Old Flame - 5/28/60
Love Thy Neighbor - 1/28/61
Cotter's Girl - 1/19/63
US Haggens - 12/8/62
Ten Little Indians - 10/9/65
Which Dr. - 3/19/66
Mannon - 1/20/69
Captain Sligo - 1/4/71
The Legend - 10/18/71
Brides And Grooms - 2/10/75
Special features will include:
CBS Radio broadcasts of "Magnus," "How To Kill A Woman," "Buffalo Man," and "The Constable"
Have Gun Will Travel clip from "The Naked Gun" with Ken Curtis
Mike Douglas Show with Amanda Blake
Soundtrack scoring session at CBS Studio Center
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GUNSMOKE THE DIRECTORS COLLECTIONJan 13, 2007
By C. WEST
It was very difficult to not start viewing this set as soon as it arrived but alas as a Christmas present I held off until 25 DEC. As a hardcore Gunsmoke fanatic ,having seen the first Gunsmoke episode as a 8 year old boy in 1955, it is always great to see my favorite western uncut and restored. As with the original 50th Anniversary set there is an excellent balance of episodes.
There are not as many extras on this set. The theme of the Directors collection allowed me to hear for the first time Peter Graves (Jim Arness's brother) talk about their experiences. Other than Jim's book there is almost no info regarding them together. I was disappointed in the radio episodes, the quality was terrible. I am a collector and I know that many of the radio episodes exist in pristine condition. I'm afraid that some viewers will possibly think that all of the radio episodes only exist in the condition of those on the DVD.
I would really like to see the black and white hour long episodes featured more on the next set because they are the ones that get very little to no cable airtime.
This set is a must have for the serious Gunsmoke collector, the opening gives a goodbye to Dennis Weaver and it is sad that nearly everyone associated with the series is gone.
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Gunsmoke Complete DVD CollectioOct 27, 2009
By Joe D. Currie
I bought The Gunsmoke Complete DVD Collection off of Amazon.com I later found out that was not an Amozon product but came from a company called TVDVDMania. First of all it toolk forever to receive the collection which is like 105 DVD's as it is supposed to consists of all episodes of Gunsmoke over 20 years. Well I finally received them (from China) and as I started watching them I started having problems from DVD's being unreadable to having only one episode on a DVD to DVD's not containg the Menu of episodes.I notified the company that all of the cases was damaged in shipping except one and that I had a problem with one of the DVD's.
This was after only watching a couple. Their response was that I would have to pay shipping and handling for every DVD that was bad.My response was that it would take over a year to watch al of the DVD's if I watched 2 hours everyday to see how many were bad and it would cost me many times what I orginally paid for the set to pay shipping from China with the volume of Bad DVD's that I was now Seeing. I have now watched 20 of the DVD's and over half of them has problems and there are at least 40-50 episodes missing and TVDVDMania will not respond to any of my emails.
This company is a nightmare to deal with. If you see their name run the other way.
I can not beleive Amazon has alligned itself with a company of this stature.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Gunsmoke - Directors CollectionJun 21, 2010
By Karen Tycer
This is a great collection of 15 of some of the best Gunsmoke episodes spanning from season one to twenty. It was the perfect gift for my husband, an avid Gunsmoke fan. The quality of the recording is excellent, and you can't beat the well-written stories and excellent acting of each episode. The extras - interviews and back stories - are the icing on the cake. So far, I have the first two seasons of the Gunsmoke collection, and while it's interesting to watch how the characters developed over the years, some of the episodes are a bit rough. If you're wanting a true taste of the "Gunsmoke" experience, I think this collection is the best example of what the show was all about - heartfelt, touching stories that are both dramatic and a bit comical, and will leave you wanting more.
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Gunsmoke the directors editionDec 12, 2007
By Clifford J. Hines
This is a must see DVD if you are a big fan of Gunsmoke! I enjoy the black and white editions the most, however all of them are great!With this DVD set you get to see Matt, Kitty, Doc, Chester, and Festus evolve!! I highly recommend this to everyone, young or not so young who enjoy truly great westerns
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