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The Adventures of Brisco County Jr

The complete series of The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. has been released on DVD. Eight DVDs with 27 episodes and extra features of this series originally aired in 93/94.

So are you up for a Western series with a tad bit of alien artefacts in it? That's actually what you get with Brisco County Jr. There have to be a lot of emphasise on Western and not so much on alien though, the fact is it's mainly a good old western series and not so much a scifi show. Doesn't necessarily make it less worth seeing though.

Brisco, the Harvard educated son of a legendary US marshal, is hired by local robber barons to track down John Bly and his gang, John Bly also happens to be the same villain who killed his father. The story centres on Brisco as we follow him on his adventures to hunt down John Bly and members of his gang, there is also the mysterious orb with its special powers which everyone is after.

Brisco County Jr. is played by Bruce Campbell who is definitely doing a good job as the leas character. However what I like best with this series is the supporting cast which I think is doing a really great job in their respective roles. We have Julius Carry as a rival bounty hunter named Lord Bowler, Christian Clemenson as the robber barons attorney Socrates Poole, John Astin as the mad scientist Professor Wickwire, Kelly Rutherford as the saloon singer Dixie and not to forget Billy Drago as the bad guy John Bly.

Special features include commentaries by Bruce Campbell and Carlton Cuse on the pilot episode, a retrospective documentary on the history of Brisco County, a roundtable with key creative personnel as well as several other features.

I must admit it's quite entertaining at times, a blend of action, adventure, comedy and romance. If you're a die hard scifi fan this is probably not for you, however if you enjoy the western genre you should give it a try.

Review by Dag

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