According to reports from James Drury himself The Virginian will be released on DVD by Timeless Media. Timeless DVDs can be costly. The color season of Wagon Train is currently selling for $119.98 on their site. Therefore eight seasons of The Virginian plus the ninth season –The Men From Shiloh might end up costing you approx. $1,080. If you break it down it costs approx. $3.75 per 75 minute episode. But the DVD set will also include new filmed intros by James Drury. Pricing hasn’t been set so this is conjecture based on the pricing of the Wagon Train 75 minute season which also includes cast interviews and a 16 episode b/w DVD.
Value for money will ultimately depend on the quality of the print. But it should be better quality than the bootleg copies recorded from TV broadcasts currently for sale on the internet.
If you can’t afford the DVD set then you can always watch The Virginian on Encore Westerns next year for $12.99 a month. Whatever your choice always remember your most important purchase to accompany your viewing pleasure and fill you in on the production background to various episodes – my book. 🙂
5 thoughts on “The Virginian on DVD”
If the quality of these DVD’s is as good as the eps shown on TG4, I think they will satisfy most people, as anyone who got recordings from TG4 were very pleased with them, they were a lot better than the ones they had. I think all of Paul Clarke’s MFS eps are from TG4 recordings sent to him from Ireland. The intro by Jim will make them worth getting even for fans here who have most of them. The only thing to get around is the Region 1 problem,maybe they will release a Region 2 version when they realise the demand for it.
And I agree very much with your last comment regarding your book, as I told you when I first E-Mailed you, it enhanced my viewing pleasure of the series again on TG4, reading the background stories about the various episodes. Timeless Media should sell a copy with the DVD’s!
Yes the Region 1 problem is an issue Nicholas. When “The Virginian” was released on VHS in the 1990s we had a similar problem. That was PAL format and was never released in NTSC format. Timeless Media appear to only cater for the American market because I see no Region 2 DVDS in their catalog of titles.
On their website, Timeless Media say that their DVD’s can be played worldwide,meaning that they are region free, and the Checkmate ones I got in Texas play on my Region 2 player. That is why I was so sure the V ones would be region free. However, the DVD box does say “Warning for sale or rental for private home use only in USA and Canada” which seems to contradict the fact that they must sell these by mail order outside the U.S. I would think they don’t list Region 2 DVD’s because they are all region free. Karen said that she read that no one can release an all region DVD, but Timeless seem to be doing that. Hopefully, they might follow the U.S. Region 1 release with a Region 2 release. I must look and see how many names are on the petition now, we should send it to Timeless as well as Universal and let them know there is a demand for a Region 2 or all region release.
The recent info’ I got is you can buy all of the episodes for $199 (total) plus shipping on Amazon.com
The DVDs on Amazon are copies from TV broadcasts Diane. They aren’t the authorized Timeless DVDs due for release next year.