The Lawless Years - The Complete Series
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This authentic docudrama starring James Gregory Barney Miller, The Manchurian Candidate and directed by Allen H. Miner Perry Mason, M-Squad, Wagon Train will hit you with the compelling realism of life as a 1920s bootlegger and have you riding shotgun with some of the bravest police officers to work the streets of The Big Apple.
Featured guest stars include Vic Morrow, Clu Gulager, Robert Fuller, Burt Reynolds, Harry Dean Stanton, Martin Landau, Warren Oates and many more! Includes all 45 episodes which originally aired from 1959-1961. B&W
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Unfortunately there are two episodes missing from Season Three. The two part "Mad Dog Coll Story" is not included, which is why there are only 45 episodes instead of the 47 there should be, and which were originally announced on TV Shows on DVD.Com.
What's the reason for their omission? Was it an oversight? Were the episodes not available? Do they plan to put out a corrected set as in the case of Whispering Smith? Who knows? But calling this set the Complete Series is simply not true. That and the failure to upgrade the first three disks is a major dissapointment to those looking foreward to this release.
As I said, I applaud Timeless Media for their efforts to release several much loved classic shows. I've purchased many of them, such as "Laramie", "Wagon Train", "The Virginian", "The Tales of Wells Fargo", as well as, "The Lawless Years". With the exception of "Laramie", they have all been very well done, especially the other westerns, but I can live with the sepia tone of The Lawless Years since the picture and sound are otherwise excellent. I'm very glad I made this purchase.
Much has been made of the visual quality of these discs, such as the strange coloration and general muddiness of images on the early discs. Maybe it's because I remember too well how television reception appeared at the time, but none of this detracted in the least from my enjoyment of thses shows. These episodes are, after all, film (or tv) noir, and they're supposed to look dark and gloomy
I liked The Lawless Years very much and I applaude Timeless Media Group for providing an excellent product, except, - - -
the plastic box that the discs are supposed to be stored in virtually disintergrated upon being opened.
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An alternative to "The Untouchables", only with a different detective. Mostly the same gangsters, however. Read morePublished 15 months ago by John A Driscoll
I vaguely remember this series. Kind of a poor man's "Untouchables". Too bad that episodes are only 25 minutes each.Published on May 24, 2013 by Michael Stonewall
This series is excellent.Except they don't tell how AJ.died.He played in the Maxey Gorman film,as a loan shark for the Mob.In real life he fell under a train. Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by linda89