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Campbell plays Brisco County Jr., a bounty hunter and son of a legendary U.S. marshal (R. Lee Ermey) gunned down by the villainous John Bly (Billy Drago) and his band of misfits. The younger Brisco is hired by a consortium of businessmen to protect their interests from the likes of Bly, and while he's dedicated to that cause, Brisco is also determined to avenge his father's murder. Helping him do a little of both is a fussy attorney, Socrates Poole (Christian Clemenson); a rival bounty hunter, Lord Bowler (Julius Carry); a wacky inventor, Professor Wickwire (John Astin); and a sultry saloon singer, Dixie (Kelly Rutherford). Rockets, mysterious orbs, and superhuman strength are some of the delightfully out-of-their-element phenomena that find themselves alongside more conventional cowpoke ingredients, including a horse so smart he can chew the ropes binding Brisco's hands. For the most part, the stories stand alone. But as the season progresses, a lot of things get weirder, albeit in a good way: the truth about Bly and his connection to a golden orb everyone wants, for example, are certainly unexpected. But the show is always dazzling, often satiric ("Oy!" Dixie exclaims when Brisco outlines the steps involved in stopping a runaway wagon they're trapped within), yet heartening in an old-fashioned way. Special features include Campbell's reading of a chapter about the series in his autobiography. --Tom Keogh
This series had it all: action, adventure, drama, romance, comedy!
Something my kids and I can watch together and enjoy - we love watching shows that are a series in order on our own time, and they've watched these several times.
Yes, it's a western, but it's also great science fiction and a marvelous comedy.
Full set as delivered at a great price. A good way to relive this short-lived, but good series.Published 14 hours ago by Rob Little
This is a great series, it is definitely not your typical western but it is still a lot of fun to watch!Published 3 days ago by Christopher Michaels
From the soaring, Elmer Bernstein - inspired opening theme, to the quirky
characters and tongue - in - cheek dialogue, I love this show. Read more
I grew up watching this series. I am now enjoying it with my kids. Awesome series.Published 7 days ago by Kevin R. Bell
I ordered Brisco Co JR because I could not find full episodes on the WEB. Years ago, it was one of my favorite Wester shows and I enjoyed watching it with one of my daughters. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Juanita Kidwell
Such a shame it lasted only one season. It had such potential. I loved his attitude, loved his outfit, loved his horse! Love Bruce Campbell!Published 10 days ago by J. Buntz
An excellent series. I just wish it had lasted longer. Glad to have it on DVD.Published 14 days ago by L. Henry Dowell-Playwright
Really fun Western / Kinda Sci Fi comedy TV series. Well done...great price and fast delivery. Fun for the TV DVD collectors. Well packaged.Published 17 days ago by Bill W.
|Topic||From this Discussion|
|8 disc or 3?||
Yeah, I wondered the same thing.
Feb 21, 2012 by Pete | See all 4 posts
|Can someone who OWNS this tell me about closed captioning availability?||
I purchased the 8 disc set from a local store. It does not have English subtitles, only French and Spanish.
Dec 16, 2012 by Caitlin | See all 3 posts
|Um, John Astin is not dead||
Update, April 11, 2008, still not dead.
Apr 11, 2008 by S. Barnard | See all 4 posts
|Holiday Rip-Off Price Increase!||
There was a single day before the New Year when AmCom had this set for $19.99. I did *not* have the money, and am just kicking myself. Since the holidays, the price has been rising and rising.
Feb 6, 2010 by Rsrchr | See all 5 posts
|The non-cliche cliche!||
Briscoe and Wickwire discuss the last three rockets that blew up.
Wickwire: "FOUR's a charm!"
Dixie asks Briscoe if he likes the bed. "It was imported from France."
Briscoe: "Louie the 14th?"
Dixie: "Noooo, I think Louie was the 9th or 10th, but then... Read More
Jul 7, 2006 by Carol M. Shifflett | See all 2 posts
|For this show, I'd pay even more! (John Astin not dead!)||Be the first to reply|