'Have Gun Will Travel - The Complete Third Season'
(Richard Boone, Kam Tong, et al / 7-Disc DVD / NR / (1957) 2006 / Paramount Pictures)
Overview: Professional gunfighter Paladin was a West Point graduate who, after the Civil War, settled into San Francisco's Hotel Carlton were he awaited responses to his business card: over the picture of a chess knight.
DVD Verdict: I became a fan of "Have Gun-Will Travel" after buying the first DVD in a Columbia House offer! I enjoyed the show so much that I went out and purchased the entire first season on DVD for a friends birthday gift! I even purchased season two when it was released for that very same friend, even though I got given a copy for review by my Editor! And now I have season three - all to myself, I might add - as well! This series holds up well and the quality is fantastic. I just finished watching the every enjoyable episode and it is still as powerful today as I'm sure it was back then. I like the new opening too, which is similar to season one's opening yet a little different. The quality of the first two seasons of this great series is still with us in season three. And Richard Boone was a fantastic actor. Better known as the Barrymore on horseback, Richard Boone didn't play the role of Paladin - he was Paladin. If anyone other than Boone played the role, the series probably wouldn't have become a landmark. Two things of interest you should keep in mind when you do buy this set. One, Boone wanted to do "The Rivalry" with Martin Gabel in NY on stage so the production for this season was speedy - they filmed the season's episodes in a much quicker rate than the former two. Two, among the season's best episodes wrth watching first (in case you don't have time to watch them all): "First Catch a Tiger" with Harry Bartell and directed by Ida Lupino, which was heavily praised by TV GUIDE and reviewed by VARIETY "Have Gun Will Travel started the new season with a twist in which Paladin, as the hunted, was hunting his hunter! This is a Full Screen Presentation (4:3) and comes with the Special Features of:
39 Classic Episodes;