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Big Valley - Season 2, Volume 1
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Season 2 boasts an impressive roster of character actors, several at the beginning of their careers. Buddy Hackett, sporting a Lucky Charms leprechaun brogue, is the con man in "The Lost Treasure," with Bruce Dern as one of his marks, and Dub Taylor tending a ghost town bar. Colleen Dewhurst guest stars in the episode "A Day of Terror, as outlaw Annie Morton, who holds Victoria and Audra hostage while her injured son recuperates in a church. James Whitmore is the mud-slinging candidate in "Target." Warren Oates heads a band of bumbling brothers trying to open a stubborn railroad station safe in "The Great Safe Robbery." And that's the future Jan Brady, Eve Plumb as a little girl trapped in a well in "Hide the Children," an excellent episode that deals with intolerance as gypsy-hating Nick gets a change of attitude when he accompanies a gypsy bride and her family to her wedding. The Big Valley was never a ratings rival to the venerable Gunsmoke or Bonanza, which still ruled the prime time roost in 1966. But Western buffs will feel right at home with this sprawling family saga and its larger than life characters. Buyers, though, will be paying a higher premium for the Barkley property this time around. Priced the same as the season 1 set, this collection contains only the first 15 episodes of season 2 and no extra features. --Donald Liebenson
- 15 episodes on three discs
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After searching for a way to complain about the price-gouging on season two, I finally contacted a site that monitors DVD releases. They said sales of season one were poor and that Fox raised the price to recoup their losses. But since this half-set isn't selling well either, they probably won't release the rest.
Maybe if all the people who bought season one decide to buy this set they'll release more. Maybe not. Personally, I think Fox bungled the whole thing. When it comes to short-run series (Big Valley only ran four seasons), it makes more sense to release the complete series (with extras) at a premium price. Most fans would pay more up front to get the whole series and not have to worry about studios dropping the project. As it is, Fox has done nothing but shortchange consumers and undermine its own profits.
However, being a huge Big Valley fan for nearly thirty years, I have still gone ahead and purchased it. There should be 15 episodes in this first volume since each season of the Big Valley had 30 episodes. Fifteen episodes is still a fair amount compared with today's shows that put out 22 per season.
The second season of the Big Valley continues the story of the Barkleys. Season 2 is more solidified than the first season, even though the first season is very good.
It contains the 2-part episode "Legend of a General" where Heath is taken prisoner in Mexico, and only the help of an old Mexican general, can help the Barkleys get him back.
There's also "Caesar's Wife" in which, daring for its time, addresses a step-mother who makes advances toward her husband's son.
"The Velvet Trap" finds unsuspecting Nick falling in love with a woman who is, in fact, the girlfriend of a notorious outlaw and how she attempts to use Nick to get rid of a bounty hunter who is trying to track down the dangerous Jack Floyd.
They also added The Big Valley's first comedic episode in "The Great Safe Robbery" in which three bumbling brothers attempt to steal and rob a safe from a train depot. It's truly hilarious.
There is also the classic Big Valley episode, "Last Stage to Salt Flats" which finds the family (except Nick and Audra) stranded in the middle of the desert after their stagecoach is robbed.Read more ›
As huge a Big Valley fan as I am - it was my favorite TV western growing up, and still plays amazingly well for me today - I'd suggest holding off on buying Season 2, Volume 1. For one thing, I suspect we just may being seeing a complete Season 2 box set in the near future, especially if sales on this half-effort are poor enough. For another, Fox needs to get the message that such blatant money grubbing schemes will not work, we're too smart for that. Support such greedy efforts by buying this set, I can pretty much guarantee we'll be seeing more such from Fox, quite possibly with the entirety of the rest of Big Valley. Send the message we won't fall for it - and all they'll really understand is the bottom line - and it'll stop.
I suggest updating it with current interviews with Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans and some of the series great guest stars. Of course, that would require some initiative on the part of 20th Century Fox --- something of which they seem to be totally devoid.
Furthermore, FOX seems to have momentarily forgotten that the entire series has been running UNCUT on Encore's Western Channel, and I, like many other fans, have already burned every episode to DVD! Nevertheless, I still bought the first season because it was so reasonably priced.
Therefore, unless they come up with some great extra features on future sets,
I'll just be content with my home-made DVDs, the picture quality of which is at least the equal to theirs.
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My husband is crazy about Big Valley (and has been since he watched it with his family as a child) and was very happy to receive this for his birthday. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Mommy Marmar
My only question is where the heck is Volume 2?? Why would they split this season up into parts?? Love this show and I'm 24. Would Recommend.Published 26 days ago by EBC4
Love westerns and this was one of my favorite back in the day.Published 2 months ago by Janet Taylor
I am a Western fan and I love all the characters of the Big Valley and I thought each episode was great!Published 9 months ago by Elinor McNair
A TV series where you love the good guys and hate the bad guys. Great lessons in courage, faithfulness, honesty, integrity, and etc. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Pastor Dan RN
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|any change on Season 2 part 2 and the rest of the series||
"The Big Valley" movie is beginning production, undoubtedly the entire series will be avaliable sometimeas interest rises with promotion of the flick- BTW Lee Majors plays Tom Barkley in the movie. http://www.kansascity.com/2010/
Dec 1, 2010 by Terry_Jim | See all 4 posts
|HOW DO WE FIND THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF PRODUCING THESE SETS SO THAT...||
i just bought this great series and enjoyed it so much but was asking my self the same questions?why isnt there any features.i just hope they release the rest of season 2,3 and 4.
May 20, 2008 by Naema Mahmod | See all 2 posts
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Children aren't allowed to post. Please go talk to your mother or father. And while you're at it, look up the word "bigoted" in the dictionary. Complants about the price are fair complaints. Your post sounds like you're talking about yourself. Now who's whinning!
Nov 29, 2006 by Maat | See all 5 posts
|$19.96 now at||
I just bought the double pack at the box store.$20.We who loved the series say..45 episodes better than nothing..A POX ON FOX..!
Jan 15, 2011 by Robert M. Groves | See all 3 posts
|Spanish audio in both season 1 and 2 dvd's???? HELP!||
i just checked my dvds,the first season only has spanish subtitles,but season2 include both spanish mono and subtitles.
Jul 19, 2008 by Naema Mahmod | See all 2 posts
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