Route 66: The Complete Series

Ships by: 2012-05-22
Available in: US & Canada
SKU: 826663132144
$99.99 $129.99
Format
96 in stock
Description

All 116 Episodes Collected In One Complete Series Set!

On a weekly basis, from 1960 to 1964, the CBS network treated American audiences to two things they loved the most: television drama and cars. Starring Martin Milner, George Maharis and later Glenn Corbett, this series presented the exciting adventures shared by a pair of good-natured friends as they drove their Corvette convertible across the country, traversing the often dangerous highway known as Route 66.

By the end of the show's run of 116 episodes, this semi-anthology series boasted an award for writing and two Emmy nominations for acting. The program's impressive guest star roster included such classic screen legends as Lon Chaney, Jr., Buster Keaton, Peter Lorre and Boris Karloff, as well as up-and-coming cinematic stars Robert Duvall, James Caan, Robert Redford, Martin Sheen, Lee Marvin, Burt Reynolds, Gene Hackman and many more, making Route 66 as iconic as the highway itself.

Why We Love It

Route 66: The Complete Series, on content alone, earns our highest ranking here at DVDTalk: the DVD Talk Collector Series.” – Paul Mavis, DVD Talk

Route 66 remains one of the great TV shows because it delivers on the promise of showing us around America. This was a time when regionalism ruled the land. Tod, Buz and Linc weren’t zipping around strip mall America with even stop on the way dominated by a Walmart, Olive Garden and McDonalds. They didn’t apply for jobs via Monster.com. People didn’t keep in touch with where they were on the road via Facebook. Route 66: The Complete Series boxes together a time when you could get lost on the road to discover your true nature. This is the perfect snapshot of a time captured over four seasons.” – Joe Corey, Inside Pulse

Bonus Features for DVD

  • Rare 1990 William S. Paley Television Festival Panel — Q&A Style Feature Focusing On Route 66 With Casting Director Marion Dougherty, Directors Arthur Hiller And Elliot Silverstein, George Maharis ("Buz Murdock"), And Writer/Producer Herbert B. Leonard
  • Vintage Commercials
  • Great Cars: Corvette — An In-depth Look at The Legendary Sports Car

Product Information

DISCS
24
RUN-TIME
100 hrs
ASPECT RATIO
1.33:1
COLOR
Black and White
LANGUAGE
English
REGION
Region 1
RATING
Not Rated
PRODUCTION DATE
1960-1964
CLOSED-CAPTIONED
No
SUBTITLES
None

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