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Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: The Complete Series (DVD)
The world's favorite western/sci-fi/comedy/action cult hit rides again! Here on 8 discs is the complete series about Brisco (Bruce Campbell), a tough-as-rawhide cowpoke, debonair ladies' man and Harvard-educated smarty-britches who roams from Frisco to Jalisco in pursuit of outlaws who killed his father...and in search of a mysterious orb possessing out-of-this world powers. Hot lead and cool anachronisms await Brisco as he and his sidekicks - including Comet, the intellectual equine who doesn't know he's a horse - fight for justice in the way, way, way-out West. Put your boots in your stirrups, your tongue in your cheek and join the fun. Let's play cowboys and aliens.]]>
A science fiction-Western and comedy-drama with echoes of The Wild Wild West and Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.: The Complete Series is uniquely entertaining. Anchored by the comically heroic style of likable B-movie actor Bruce Campbell, Adventures lasted one television season in 1993-94. But it left behind a full 27 episodes (including two two-part stories) full of classic TV Western production values and a running storyline that resembles The X-Files after awhile.
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
Should have never been canceled, right up there with Firefly in greatness.Published 6 days ago by P. Jarvi
I only started watching Brisco after realizing that the actor who portrayed Sam Axe on Burn Notice is the same actor, Bruce Campbell. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jlrymedic
After reading all the glowing reviews of this series I bought it and watched the 1 1/2-hour pilot, which was all I could take. Read morePublished 9 days ago by X-Guilt
Nobody does Cowboys and Aliens quite the way Bruce Campbell does! A perfect mix of intelligent humor and western action rolled up in a fascinating science fiction fiasco! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Varchild Marquee
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|8 disc or 3?||
Yeah, I wondered the same thing.
Feb 21, 2012 by Pete | See all 4 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
|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
|For this show, I'd pay even more! (John Astin not dead!)||Be the first to reply|