SOURCE: New Line Home Entertainment

May 26, 2005 07:00 ET

Steve McQueen Is "Wanted: Dead or Alive" in a 4-Disc DVD Set of the Classic Television Series, Available on DVD for the First Time June 7

New Line Home Entertainment Releases 36-Episode Set Just in Time for Father's Day

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 26, 2005 -- The hit television series that launched the career of big-screen legend Steve McQueen ("Bullitt," "The Getaway," "The Thomas Crown Affair") in 1958 makes its DVD debut on June 7, 2005, from New Line Home Entertainment. The four-disc DVD set includes all 36 episodes from the first season with extras including a six-part documentary about Steve McQueen (titled "Life in the Fast Lane"), three colorized episodes, featurettes about the series, photo galleries, bios and more. "Wanted: Dead or Alive" is available at a $39.98 SRP.

"Wanted: Dead or Alive" ran for three seasons on CBS and launched Steve McQueen's career as gentleman bounty hunter Josh Randall. The character, originally introduced in an episode of the television Western "Trackdown," was so popular that the production company created "Wanted: Dead or Alive" so that McQueen could reprise the role of Randall.

"Steve McQueen fans -- and fans of classic television -- will revel in this 36-episode box set of wild west action that created a Hollywood legend," said Justine Brody, senior vice president of marketing, New Line Home Entertainment. "Offering in-depth special features and a chance to see the early work of such Hollywood luminaries as James Coburn, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman and Michael Landon, the 'Wanted: Dead or Alive' DVD set provides viewers with their own piece of entertainment history."

SYNOPSIS

Josh Randall was not a typical rough-hewn bounty hunter of the Old West; he was a consummate gentleman who always gave half -- or even all -- of his reward money to charity. He was a man of few words, and, unlike most bounty hunters, he carried neither a shotgun nor a rifle but rather an 1892 Winchester lever action pistol, which he wore on his belt and fondly called his "Mare's leg." Josh Randall's catch phrase, "Let's go," launched him into unforgettable, classic Western adventures.

To download "Wanted: Dead or Alive" press releases and photos, visit New Line's website at www.moviepublicity.com. For screeners or artwork, please email your request to jlovari@pfcomberney.com, or fax your request to (212) 249-1849.

Contact Information

  • Jennie Abrams-Trager
    New Line Home Entertainment
    (212) 649-4851