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Here Come the Brides: Season 1

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Product Description

Robert Brown, pop music superstar Bobby Sherman and David Soul (TV's Starsky and Hutch) star in the classic television series HERE COME THE BRIDES, a delightful comedy that combines romance and adventure in the rugged landscape of the mid-nineteenth century Pacific Northwest.

The Bolt brothers own a mountain and logging camp in Seattle, and as the area's only employer, the brothers borrow money and head east to bring back a shipload of lovely ladies to boost morale. But if any of the women leave Seattle within a year, the Bolts lose their mountain to the man that lent them the money.

Also starring legendary actress Joan Blondell (Grease, The Public Enemy), the complete first season of HERE COME THE BRIDES is presented for the first time ever - and is only available - on DVD.

If you look at the premise of Here Come the Brides on paper, the whole series sounds rather bizarre: three brothers head East to find 100 young women who agree to move to untamed Seattle to marry the single men in town. The potential brides have to remain in Seattle for at least a year. If they don't, the siblings could lose their family business. But this show isn't set in a society where there's a Starbucks on every corner. Rather, it takes place in the late 19th century. Add some sassy dialogue and throw in Bobby Sherman and David Soul as youngest brother Jeremy and middle brother Joshua, respectively, and voila! The show evokes charming innocence, if not antiquated notions of how the sexes should behave. The episode in which a visiting Mormon bogarts four of the women for his own brides isn't so much shocking as it is curious. Why aren't the local men more worked up that this could cause some of their own to be without brides?

The series, which lasted just two seasons, premiered on television in 1968 and helped springboard Sherman into a teen idol. The acting on the show by Sherman and his cast mates at times is self-conscious and stilted, but they share good chemistry and have fun with the scripts. One of the better-thought-out episodes aired early in the season. Jeremy's stuttering is miraculously cured by a charismatic magician (played by the late Jack Albertson, who ate up the scenery with relish), who turns out to be somewhat of a charlatan. The ending drives the point home that Jeremy needed as much faith in himself as he had in the magician. Like the series itself, yes, the sentiment is predictable. But it still makes for good TV. --Jae-Ha Kim

Special Features

  • Bonus Previews
  • Digitally Mastered Audio and Video
  • 26 episodes on 6 discs

Product Details

  • Actors: Joan Blondell, Robert Brown, Bridget Hanley, David Soul, Bobby Sherman
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 16, 2006
  • Run Time: 1345 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (240 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,812 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Here Come the Brides: Season 1" on IMDb

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216 of 224 people found the following review helpful By E. Hornaday on March 8, 2006
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I rejoice at our collective good fortune that Sony is releasing the all-too-short-lived 60's TV smash hit, "Here Come the Brides," on DVD. All 26 episodes that comprised the first season, including the pilot, are included in this six-disc boxed set. The only special feature listed to be included are "bonus previews." This release is even more amazing considering the show has never before been released to the public in ANY format since its initial run!!

The show, which aired for only two seasons from 1968-70 on ABC with a total of 52 episodes, launched the careers of teen heart-throbs Bobby Sherman and David Soul. Sherman, who was also a pop singer, became an international superstar predating David Cassidy's Partridge Family mass popularity. (Sherman made news in the 90s when he was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician in Los Angeles.) Soul went on to further TV fame co-starring in Starsky and Hutch (as well as for some later well-publicized legal troubles involving domestic violence charges, etc.)

Set in Seattle in the 1870's, the series focused on the travails of the logging Bolt brothers. To avoid losing their male crew, they were forced to agree to bring in 100 prospective brides from Massachusetts, using money they borrowed from sawmill owner, Aaron Stempel. Should any one of the women decide to go home, or should the camp fail to meet Stempel's timber quotas, the Bolts would forfeit their title to the mountain and the business that had been in their family for generations.
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95 of 98 people found the following review helpful By A. Cooper on March 8, 2006
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Here Come The Brides was my favorite show growing up, and I was afraid it was destined to the realm of trading poorly-recorded vcr tapes. But now this wonderful news!

HCTB has excellent scripts, perfect casting, and wonderful background music; it seamlessly blends humor, or poignancy, with its adventures. But the show's greatest strength is the uniqueness of the Seattle residents, and their relationships with each other.

The shy courtship between Swede and Miss Essie, the playful, mature friendship of Lottie and Captain Clancy, the fierce loyalty between the three Bolt Brothers... and most especially, the sweet love story that is Candy and Jeremy... they are what make Here Come The Brides such a joy.

Thank you, Sony!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Ronnie on April 21, 2006
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Back in 1968, my world would come to a complete stop for one glorious hour a week. Everybody in my family gathered around our black and white tv to be lured away from the headline stories of war, political scandals, troubled youth, drugs, discrimination and financial doom and gloom. From the instant we heard the familiar theme song we were transported from our smoggy California suburb to a tiny, mud-hole of a town called Seattle. Once there, we were entertained by the adventures of the most endearing community of fictional characters ever created. I was always sorry that the laughter my family shared lasted only an hour, but it was appreciated just the same.

Now, thirty-eight years later, the news reports are equally disturbing. Thanks to Sony, 21st century families will have the opportunity to lose themselves in the world of those very same characters. Best of all, the fun won't have to be limited to one hour a week.
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Blue Skies on April 8, 2006
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To say I'm thrilled with this release would be a huge understatement. Here Come the Brides was my favorite show growing up and it still is to this day. They don't make them like this anymore. It would be hard to put together a more perfectly cast, well acted show. It has so much to offer and is truly unique. It's not like any other show ever on the air, and it's got something for everyone to love. I have old tapes, as others have stated, and I cherish those, but to see it again in clear, uncut versions will be so wonderful!

I echo what others have said about wishing for extras such as cast interviews, bloopers, etc. but Sony can always fix that for the season two release, right? ;-) I feel certain this show will sell well, and I am pre-ordering it for myself and as gifts for others.

Bless you listened to us at long last!
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By John M. Menter on January 17, 2008
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Talk about a blast from the apst. I remember watching this show as an 11 year old on ABC and thought is was cool. I glad to write that I still find the shows highly enjoyable and very entertaining even after 30(+) years. Simple plot lines (by today's standards), combined with a great mixture of ol west drama, morales, and clean fun. My only negatvie is the lack of the orginal theme song (Seattle) which was repalced by an instrumental version (poor decision). Otherwise, anyone who recalls fun ABC programming of the late 60's will enjoy this.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By CATHY W on September 1, 2006
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I have always loved watching Here Come the Brides as a young child. After the series ended, I would see it periodically on different channels, but then it wasn't shown anymore. When I saw that series 1 was finally on DVD, I ordered it right away. I have seen all 26 episodes and am anxiously awaiting the release of the 2nd season. The stories portrayed in each episode bring you back to a simpler time, with good holdsome values. Please bring out season 2 as quickly as possible.
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Sony, Just look at all the positive reviews of this wonderful TV program. Please release SEASON 2 of HERE COME THE BRIDGES.

Dave, a Tennessee fan
Mar 21, 2011 by Dave - a Tennessee fan |  See all 13 posts
Theme Song
No, Bobby's version of "Seattle" was never used as the theme song for the show itself. It was included on his first LP.

For the second season, the song was sung by a group called The New Establishment. As far as I know, because of royalty issues, the instrumental version has been used... Read More
Jul 17, 2007 by Fan of Lois and Clark |  See all 8 posts
Found complete series
Okay, well here we go...there is a new digital TV network launching January 1, 2011 called Antenna TV; they will be running "Here Come the Brides" as part of their lineup. Their website states 52 episodes, which would be the entire series, correct? This brings to mind two... Read More
Dec 27, 2010 by Snowbunnie |  See all 10 posts
Here Comes the Brides: Season Two ?
No one knows. At this time, and to my knowledge, there is no legitimate resource for season 2 on dvd. I would suggest you email and add your request to all the others that have been made. I think there are many people who have been waiting years-like... Read More
May 5, 2011 by Snowbunnie |  See all 9 posts
here come the brides on tv
Fingers crossed that they will! The Antenna TV website lists 52 episodes, which is, of course, the entire series. Also think it's interesting that on their schedule posted on the website, they are skipping the Christmas episode (which if they showed the series in order, would run this Sunday),... Read More
Mar 15, 2011 by Snowbunnie |  See all 11 posts
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