Warner Home Video just announced that they will release first season DVD sets for two classic Wild West TV shows, Cheyenne and F-Troop.
Cheyenne originally aired on ABC from 1955 to 1963, following the adventures of Cheyenne Bodie (Clint Walker), who after the Civil War, roamed the west fighting ruthless outlaws and deadly gunslingers. A former army scout, he drifted from job to job – one day a cowboy, one day a lawman – but always remained a larger-than-life hero. This release will be a five-disc collector’s set including all 15 episodes of the show’s first season along with a newly produced Featurette, “The Lonely Gunfighter: The Legacy of Cheyenne.” This bonus feature, narrated by Clint Walker, details the background of the series and is supplemented by interviews with classic western television stars.
F-Troop, was a slapstick comedy that was the first to spoof the classic TV western when it aired on ABC from 1965 to 1967, following a crew of hilarious cavalrymen at Fort Courage. After accidentally leading a cavalry charge into victory, Private Wilton Parmenter (Ken Berry) becomes a hero and is given command of the fort. He and his group of men bumble through fighting their enemies and working with the local Hekawi Indians to sell items to tourists. This will be released as a six-disc collector’s set that includes all 34 episodes of the first season.
Both shows will be in stores on June 6 with a suggested retail price of $39.98.