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06.15.2006

The Wild Wild West – The Complete First Season 40th Anniversary Edition

Digitally Remastered Episodes and Rare Footage Bring New Life To
A Classic TV Show

One Of The Most Popular And Imaginative Series Of The 1960s Available For The First Time On DVD June 6 From CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Wild Wild West by reliving some of television’s most thrilling moments with THE WILD WILD WEST – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON from CBS DVD and Paramount Home Entertainment.  All 28 rousing episodes from the first season will only be available on this special 40th anniversary release, as the acclaimed show is currently no longer in syndication.  Executive produced by Paul Brownstein, the seven-disc set is packed with digitally re-mastered episodes, rare footage, audio commentaries and a special introduction to each episode by Robert Conrad.  THE WILD WILD WEST –
THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON 40th Anniversary Edition DVD hits store shelves on June 6.  The suggested retail price is     $54.99 U.S./$62.99 Canada

Set in the years immediately following the American Civil War, THE WILD WILD WEST – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON chronicles the adventures of
Secret Service agents James West (Robert Conrad) and his sidekick Artemus Gordon (Ross Martin) as they keep the country safe from a large assortment of evil geniuses and their wicked schemes. This popular TV franchise was also responsible for inspiring a feature length film of the same name which was a box-office hit in the summer of 1999. The film Wild Wild West was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black) which re-imagined Will Smith as James West, and Oscar-winner Kevin Kline as his sidekick, agent-inventor Artemus Gordon.

THE WILD WILD WEST – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON is not rated in the U.S. and rated G in Canada and has a run time of 22 hours and 27 minutes.  The DVD is presented in black and white full screen format featuring Dolby Digital and English Mono with no subtitles.  Bonus materials include:
∑ Robert Conrad Audio Intros
∑ Original Pilot Opening
∑ Original Pilot Bumpers
∑ Intro Blooper
∑ Ross Martin Sketch
∑ Audio Interviews with John Kneubuhl, Ethel Winant, Fred Freiberger (Producer) Tim Smyth (Special Effects), Richard Markowitz (Music)
∑  Optional Commentary by Robert Conrad on Episode “The Night of the Inferno”
∑ Robert Conrad and Ross Martin on Every Day
∑ Theme Scoring Sessions
∑ Eveready Commercial
∑ Photo Gallery
∑ Network Promo


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THE WILD WILD WEST – THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON DVD
Street date:         June 6, 2006
Price:             $54.99 U.S./$62.99 Canada
Runtime:        22 hours, 27 minutes
U.S. Rating:        Not Rated
Canadian Rating: G