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Bonanza 2 Seasons 1961

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Season 2
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4.6 out of 5 stars (380) IMDb 7.3/10

The adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

Starring:
Lorne Greene, Michael Landon

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Season 2
1. Showdown

Sam Kriby, a young bank robber, gets a job with the Cartwrights in an attempt to prevent the Sheriff from learning the whereabouts of his accomplices the feared Pardo gang.

TV-G CC Runtime: 55 minutes Release date: September 10, 1960
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2. The Mission

The Mission

TV-G CC Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: September 17, 1960
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3. Badge Without Honor

Gerald Eskith comes to town claiming to be a Deputy Marshall.

TV-G CC Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: September 24, 1960
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4. The Mill

Tom Edwards is in a wheelchair and holds Ben Cartwright responsible for his condition.

TV-G CC Runtime: 49 minutes
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5. The Hopefuls

Jacob Darien is leading his family of Quakers through Virginia City when he is accosted by roughnecks.

TV-G CC Runtime: 1 hour, 2 minutes Release date: October 8, 1960
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6. Denver McKee

While celebrating the return of his daughter Connie, former lawman McKee is asked to assist in the capture of an outlaw gang.

TV-G CC Runtime: 1 hour, 3 minutes Release date: October 15, 1960
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7. Day of Reckoning

Ben's life is saved by Matsou, an outcast Indian and his wife.

TV-G CC Runtime: 55 minutes Release date: October 22, 1960
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8. The Abduction

Little Joe Cartwright and his big brother Hoss spend an unforgettable and almost tragic evening at the carnival.

TV-G CC Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: October 29, 1960
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9. Breed of Violence

Joe's friend Dolly Kincaid, daughter of the Sheriff, is always falling in with the wrong kind.

TV-G CC Runtime: 51 minutes Release date: November 5, 1960
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10. The Last Viking

Gunnar Borgstrom stops to visit his relatives the Cartwrights, on his way to Canada.

TV-G CC Runtime: 53 minutes Release date: November 12, 1960
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11. Trail Gang

An outlaw seeking revenge on the Sheriff hires on at the Ponderosa under the name Sam Jackson. The outlaw learns the Sheriff is his father.

TV-G CC Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: November 26, 1960
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12. The Savage

On his way to Nevada City, Adam comes across a woman being threatened by Shoshone who've just discovered she isn't the spirit woman they thought she was.

TV-G CC Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: December 3, 1960
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13. Silent Thunder

During his travels, Joe meets a deaf and mute girl named Ann and decides to teach her sign language.

TV-G CC Runtime: 52 minutes Release date: December 10, 1960
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14. The Ape

Hoss becomes friends with a man named Arnie. Arnie doesn't realize his own strength and has never learned to control his temper.

TV-G CC Runtime: 1 hour, 1 minute Release date: December 17, 1960
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15. Bloodline

Ben is forced to kill Luke Grayson and now must face his son Todd who returns from the East to seek revenge.

TV-G CC Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: December 31, 1960
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16. The Courtship

Joe and Hoss travel to Sacramento to visit the widow of Ben's friend Josh Layton.

TV-G CC Runtime: 49 minutes Release date: January 7, 1961
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17. The Spitfire

Joe finds a stranger burning Ponderosa land and must shoot him in self defense.

TV-G CC Runtime: 54 minutes Release date: January 14, 1961
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18. The Bride

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Release date: January 21, 1961

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19. Bank Run

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Release date: January 28, 1961

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20. The Fugitive

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Release date: February 4, 1961

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21. Vengeance

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Release date: February 11, 1961

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22. Tax Collector

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Release date: February 18, 1961

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23. The Rescue

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Release date: February 25, 1961

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24. The Dark Gate

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Release date: March 4, 1961

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25. The Duke

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Release date: March 11, 1961

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26. Cutthroat Junction

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Release date: March 18, 1961

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27. The Gift

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Release date: April 1, 1961

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28. The Rival

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Release date: April 15, 1961

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29. The Infernal Machine

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Release date: April 22, 1961

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30. The Thunderhead Swindle

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Release date: April 29, 1961

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31. The Secret

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Release date: May 6, 1961

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32. The Dream Riders

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Release date: May 20, 1961

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33. Elizabeth, My Love

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Release date: May 27, 1961

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34. Sam Hill

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Release date: June 3, 1961

Product Details

Genres Western
Starring Lorne Greene, Michael Landon
Supporting actors Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts, Bill Clark, Victor Sen Yung, Ray Teal, David Canary, Martha Manor, Betty Endicott, Bob LaWandt, Cosmo Sardo, Bob Miles, Jack Tornek, Michael Jeffers, Jack Gordon, Bing Russell, John Breen, Mitch Vogel, Hans Moebus
Season year 1961
Network Reel Enterprises
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Lovers of the original Bonanza will like these episodes. The video is good, the audio is loud & clear, you don't have to turn the volume up like other dvd's but....

That wonderful theme music is missing both at the beginning & at the end - that cost this one star

BUT EVEN WORSE !!! ... (and costing another star)

The Platinum Video people must think it's OK to put their name and a logo in the bottom right of the screen. I DON'T !!!

I hate it on broadcast & cable TV and I wouldn't have bought this if I'd known about the logo.

Platinum Video in on my "no buy list" because of that logo policy.
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This is classic BONANZA the way it was meant to be -- in a wonderful, new collection well worth waiting for after years of bootleg, unauthorized sets of poorly packaged, inferior quality transfers, lacking the original music and sold in bargain basement bins. The picture and sound quality here is excellent. Every episode starts with the iconic NBC Peacock and contains the legendary original theme song (one of the greatest of all time) by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. David Rose's wonderful music, specially composed for each episode, is intact. To be able to see scenes cut out of TV Land broadcasts is so gratifying! And the extras! Pages and pages of magnificent photos I've never seen before (many in color), including on the set, off the set, cast relaxing "at home," making personal appearances . . . audio commentary on some episodes by guest stars (you should hear what Julie Adams recalls about Dan Blocker in "The Courtship" and what Stella Stevens says about working with Michael Landon in "Silent Thunder . . .), footage of David Dortort in his home, and perhaps my favorite extra, a gem of an interview with Dan Blocker giving an eloquent account of differences and similarities between himself and "Hoss." Executive Producer Andrew Klyde and the rest of the team at CBS Home Entertainment outdid themselves and delivered a great follow-up to last year's Bonanza: The Official First Season, Vol 1 & 2. Even the on-screen menu pages featuring a gorgeous screen-capture of each "Cartwright" is great and easy to navigate. Get this DVD set right away! And then vol. 2 ASAP next year. It's a BONANZA for sure!
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I was so afraid this would never come out! Thank God it's coming! I don't even have to see it to know it is going to be great. The first-season DVDs were wonderful... complete un-cut episodes, clear color and film quality, and the CORRECT ORIGINAL MUSIC, not to mention you can be sure you get EVERY episode, unlike all that I dislike with the "other" Bonanza DVD collections out there. I would be thrilled with just the episodes themselves, but the special features are icing on the cake. My mother's favorite from the first-season set are the photo galleries. She was a Bonanza fan when the show first aired and I have now fallen in love with the show. Please, please, please, please, release the official DVDs for all the other seasons, too! Women of the younger generation need more Pernell Roberts.
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I can't believe the quality and the special features are just priceless. This is a must have for any Bonanza Fan! It's well worth the money to have the Cartwrights come into your livingroom any old time you like. There's some great episodes from this set and I'm so excited to have them in such high quality! Thank you so much for releasing them and I hope there will be more seasons to come!
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Another well done release. The pictures are so crisp and clear and the sound is wonderful. The restoration of these episodes is great. The extras, as usual, are well worth viewing. Some pictures are familiar but many are new. Especially enjoyed the pictures from the Rose Bowl Parade. Have seen stills of this but never the motion pictures. Hopefully the sales will warrant the release of Season Three very soon.
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I am the happy purchaser of Official Season 1 volumes 1 & 2 and also the Official Season 2 volumes 1 & now 2.

I had purchased the german dvds as the original music was on them, unlike all the other dvds of Bonanza circulating round the USA and found in dollar bins etc.

But these "Official" ones are well worth the price. Firstly, for me, they have captioning, which is a boon for those with hearing losses and they naturally have the original music scores and are uncut.

But they also come with great extras! There are still b&w pix from behind the scene shootings, there are publicity clips (a video of a Rose Bowl Parade appearance in the most recent), comments from the producer, Mr Dortort, voice overs from guest stars and stuntsmen etc with tidbits about the shows, the actors and the production.

For the Bonanza fan, this is MUST HAVE item. And I can only hope that more dvds for other seasons will be produced and in the same manner.
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Thank goodness we are getting season 2. I know that companies like to see how well products like this sell before they continue with the next and I am glad to see that we are stepping in the right direction. Even though I never saw Bonanza when it first came out, simply because I wasn't born yet, I would always watch the re-runs on PAX when I was a little kid and immediately fell in love with the series. I still watch the re-runs today on TV Land and am happy that the DVDs are uncut and have beautiful picture and sound. This will be the ultimate collection for all Bonanza fans.
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