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Gunsmoke: The Second Season, Vol. 2

Gunsmoke: The Second Season, Vol. 2

Marshal Matt Dillon is responsible for keeping the law and respectability in Dodge City in this western action-drama. Gunsmoke captured the courage, character and spirit of the Western Frontier. Dodge City has a bad reputation. It’s “the wickedest,

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List Price: $ 36.98

Price: $ 14.90

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5 Responses to “Gunsmoke: The Second Season, Vol. 2”

  1. M. F. Lane says:

    Review by M. F. Lane for Gunsmoke: The Second Season, Vol. 2
    This is classic TV at its best. The transfers are beautiful, the sound is excellent and show, what can I say. This is television the way it was meant to be. I only hope they continue to produce this series until the end. I see so many vintage TV shows start off only to be pulled after one or two seasons. I for one will continue to buy these releases regardless of cost of how they are split up. Lets face it, the studios do not have to release these wonderful shows on DVD. It is just a little extra cash for them. So they can pull the plug anytime they wish. So fans, lets keep supporting the release of this and other great TV from the 50′s and 60′s.

  2. O'Dryden says:

    Review by O’Dryden for Gunsmoke: The Second Season, Vol. 2
    This show keeps getting better. I now have the complete set for season two and although I am not happy about the pricing, I refuse to protest the business practices of the company that packaged the best drama/adventure series ever created.

    This season continues to depict the dark side of human nature and the unpredictability of life in the most honest manner I have ever seen on television. Matt Dillon, Chester Goode, Kitty Russell, and Doc Adams form a tight circle of friendship and battle against those who refuse to obey the laws of Dodge and not adhere to basic laws of decency. The brutality and depravity of human nature is on full display. Many of the episodes do not contain the traditional “feel good” endings, which I like because I think it adds to the shows intensity. Most importantly, Marshall Dillon, who is portrayed as a larger then life character, also exhibits weaknesses, doubts, and emotions like all of us. He is not perfect but you know he is doing his best to perform the almost impossible task of trying to maintain law and order on the wild frontier.

    Season 2 climbed in the TV ratings to number 8. James Arness was nominated for Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Dramatic Series. This series is the best TV show I own and I thoroughly enjoy watching it with my kids. My biggest problem is that my 13 year old son and 11 year old daughter want to watch all the episodes right away. I need to limit the viewing so that we can get at least a months worth of enjoyment out of it.

    If you don’t like paying the high price for half a season, you can wait until season 3 arrives because like other companies, I think eventually they will package season 2 Vol 1 and Vol 2 into one set and reduce the price to around $[...]. This is what other companies are doing. The risk you run is not having the set available because it is sold out. My final recommendation: Buy it, buy it, buy it.

  3. R. Otto says:

    Review by R. Otto for Gunsmoke: The Second Season, Vol. 2
    I have to say I am happy to see another season volume of Gunsmoke being released on DVD. Yes, I agree with almost everyone: I wish that the studios would release these in complete season sets instead of vol. 1 and vol. 2 but I also think that we should be grateful to have these in complete seasons at all.

    Gunsmoke is a great show that keeps you entertained for hours on end. I like to see the old shows where there is still right and wrong.

    My only gripe with this set is that it is only a half of a season. If the studio has to release the series like this, why can’t they release several sets at a time. At this rate, I probably won’t get to see all of the seasons until I am retired! (And I’m not even out of college yet!)

    Due to our economy right now, prices on everything are going up. I think the studios are trying to make everything they can off the fans of the old TV shows. It’s true I don’t like paying the price of 2 seasons for 1 but in the end, if you think about it, it is still a pretty reasonable price to pay for so many hours of wonderful, quality entertainment. I, for one, will buy the season volumes as long as they come out. Thanks Paramount and everyone else involved for at least making the show available to us fans.

  4. G. Bennett says:

    Review by G. Bennett for Gunsmoke: The Second Season, Vol. 2
    It’s amazing to me how many people are whining and complaining about the split season release format of Gunsmoke. Let’s do the math, shall we? Let’s see, 500 minutes for about $26-$28. These same people will think nothing of shelling out $19.95 for a new release movie at about 90 minutes. Do you idiots know what you have here? Gunsmoke from the beginning…in chronological order??? Are you kidding me? GET OVER IT, PEOPLE!!!

  5. Gayla S. Hill says:

    Review by Gayla S. Hill for Gunsmoke: The Second Season, Vol. 2
    Any western lover must have Gunsmoke in their collection. I grew up watching Gunsmoke. I guess I’m still growing up ’cause I’m still watching! Love seeing “the beginning”, I wasn’t around when the show first started.

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