that it would be available this month, and now it's here, as of today, December 4th
! For the first time every you can buy The Rifleman - Season 1
on DVD, with all 40 episodes of the original series. Cost is $69.95, and it's available immediately (and exclusively) from the official online store
that they've dubbed "North Fork General Merchandise." Below is their description, which includes details about the bonus material, followed by front and rear package art. Our thanks to the MANY readers who emailed us about this since yesterday evening!
All 40 episodes of Season 1 presented for the first time ever in the sequence of their original telecast. Episodes are subtitled (closed-captioning) and special features include an early production version of the pilot (originally broadcast on Zane Grey Theatre as "Sharpshooter"), promos featuring the show's stars, Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford, and Four Star Productions co-founder/actor David Niven. Also included are photo galleries and an interview with Arthur Gardner, Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Levy-Gardner-Laven Productions.
Digitally re-mastered original episodes with media encoding and authoring performed by a professional post-production studio. Episodes and special features are embedded on eight (8) DVD-9 (single sided, dual layer) discs from a glass mold produced from high-quality video (from film) and audio files.