- Number of Discs: 10
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 37 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 17, 2011
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: Timeless Media Group
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Owen Wister's 1902 western novel The Virginian
was one of the first great novels of the American West. Set in the semi-mythical town of Medicine Bow, Wyoming in the 1980s, it chronicled the lives and relationships of the people who came west and settled the wild land. Starring James Drury in the title role, "The Virginian" was the first 90 minute television western, airing in prime time on NBC from 1962-1971. The stellar cast included Lee J. Cobb, Doug McClure, Clu Gulager, LQ Jones and Randy Boone. Season Four brought changes to Shiloh Ranch. John Denver joined the cast as Morgan Starr, the new boss of the ranch, and Diane Roter came onboard as Jennifer Sommers.
Each week brought talented guest stars to "The Virginian." Season Four's line-up includes John Mitchum, Strother Martin, John Doucette, Joyce Van Patten, James MacArthur, Charles Bronson, Leslie Nielson, John Cassavetes, Ed Begley and many more.
NBC's long-running series THE VIRGINIAN checks in as noteworthy for many reasons, not the least of which is its status as the first 90-minute western in U.S. television history. It also retains historical interest for bringing into the limelight supporting actors (such as future SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and FALL GUY Lee Majors) who later graduated to superstardom in other series and movies. The program, as many will recall, starred James Drury as the title character, a nameless fellow in the 1890s who turned up to repeatedly enforce his own brand of justice on a Wyoming Territory. Supporting cast members included a pre-EXORCIST Lee J. Cobb as Judge Henry Garth, plus Doug McClure as Trampas. This package features all thirty episodes from Season Four, which aired from September 1965 through April 1966. Guest stars this season include Ed Begley, Leslie Nielsen, John Doucette and John Mitchum.