Bonanza: The Official Complete Series arrives on DVD May 23 from Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS.
The series collection includes all 14 seasons — 431 full-length episodes — together for the very first time, along with an exclusive bonus disc containing nearly two and a half hours of rare content not seen in more than 60 years. Every episode has been restored and remastered from the original 35mm film camera negatives.
Bonanza: The Official Complete Series will be available for the suggested retail price of $244.99.
The multiple award-winning series “Bonanza” (1959-1973), which follows the Cartwright family of Ponderosa in the West, was created and produced by David Dortort and stars Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon, plus appearances by Victor Sen Yung, Ray Teal, Bing Russell, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson.
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Special features include:
- Michael Landon Visits Sweden — Interview (1962)
- “Lorne Greene’s Bonanza” — episode of the CBC series “Telescope,” chronicling “a day in the life” of the beloved actor, including rare behind-the-scenes “Bonanza” set footage (1963)
- Lorne Greene Interview — episode of the CBC series “Take 30” (1966)
- All-American Soap Box Derby featurettes “The Long, Happy Race,” narrated by Lorne Greene (1962), and “Sideline …? Or Starting Line?,” narrated by Dan Blocker (1964)
- The Cartwrights Visit “Sesame Street” (1970)
- The Last Party (“wake” gathering of the “Bonanza” company days after the series’ abrupt cancellation in November 1972; audio with slide show)
- Blooper/Gag Reel
- Michael Landon: Q&A session with Vikki Carr and “The Tonight Show” audience (audio with slide show; 1973)
- Lorne Greene: Comedy Routine (1981)
- New Featurette: Mariette Hartley’s Memories
- Public Service Announcement (P.S.A.): “Endangered Wildlife — with Lorne Greene” (1975)
- U.S. Savings Bonds P.S.A.s with Lorne Greene and Dan Blocker (1968)
- Salute to “Bonanza” (Narrated by Orson Welles; 1976)
- Michael Landon: The Last Interview (slide show with audio; March 1991)
- Episode Trailers with rare on-camera introductions, “Mighty Is the Word” (introduced by Lorne Greene; 1965), “The Prince” (introduced by Dan Blocker; 1967) and “Dark Enough to See the Stars” (introduced by Michael Landon; 1967)
- 1959 NBC Fall Preview promo — announcing the show’s premiere
- 1961 NBC on-air promo narrated by Lorne Greene
- 1967 NBC Fall Preview promo (designed by Bill Feigenbaum)
- 1972 Chevrolet Billboard intro
- “The Ed Sullivan Show” — Pernell Roberts Sings (1965)
- “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” — Lorne Greene Interview (1972)
- Gallery of rare publicity, episodic, behind-the-scenes and portrait photos