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Ironside – Season Three (1969 – 70/Shout! Factory DVD Set)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: D     Episodes: B



Note: This DVD set is only available exclusively from Shout! Factory at their on-line website store.  You can find the link to that site below.



Ironside continued to be a huge hit for Universal Television and Season Three had as much money and talent in it as the first two, which we previously covered at these links:


Season One



Season Two




If you are unfamiliar with the show, start with those.  The amount of guest stars this season are so many, I am skipping the titles and know that the following guest cast list may even miss a few great character actors.  The very impressive and include Alan Reed Jr. Pat Priest,  Joseph Campenella, Bea Richards, Vera Miles, Cloris Leachman, Philip Carey, Slim Pickens, Dane Clark, Murray MacLeod, Clu Gulager, William Smith, Louise Latham, Gail Bonney, Steve Forest, Fred Lerner, Dana Elcar, Virginia Gregg, Jackie Coogan, Don “Red” Barry, Robert Alda, Bo Svenson, Frank Wilcox, Norman Fell, Audrey Totter, Walter Reed, Vito Scotti, A Martinez, Anne Baxter, Herbert Anderson, Dick Latessa, Frank Aletter, Milton Selzer, Robert DuQui, Norma Crane, Shelley Novack, Greg Mullavey, Dana Wynter, David Cassidy, Alan Oppenheimer, Barbara Rhodes, Ann Doran, Bruce Kirby, Tina Louise, Charles Aidman, John Ericson, Ruth McDevitt, John Marley, Tiffany Boiling, Bernard Fox, Larry D. Mann, Alan Napier, Alan Caillou, John Saxon, Fritz Weaver, Henry Corden, Ralph Manza, Robert Lipton, DeForest Kelley, Stephen McNally, Michael Conrad, William Shatner, Nancy Malone, Kenneth Tobey, Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr., Mitch Vogel, Bradford Dillman, Wesley Addy, Marsha Hunt, Leo G. Carroll, Belinda Montgomery, William Smithers, Lorraine Gary, Linda Galloway and Bill Bixby.


The show had hit a rare stride, becoming the flagship hit for Universal Television and everyone wanted to be on it and was on it in a way that had not been seen since the Adam West Batman.  In addition, the reputation of Perry Mason still loomed large and that made Raymond Burr one of the biggest stars on TV which is something many forget.  By this time, TV was huge in a way it never had been before and this show is one of the reasons why.  This 7-DVD set has all 26 hour-long shows and the writing is top-notch.  While some aspects of the show are dated, so much of it holds up that even you will be surprised.


Cy Chermak (CHiPs, Kolchak: The Night Stalker) was working as a producer on the show at this time and this is among his best work.  He is among the many great producers, writers and behind-the-camera talents that made this show such a huge hit.  Even against the many such series that followed, this remains a peak of the genre.


The 1.33 X 1 image is pretty good throughout and all the shows were shot in 35mm in color.  The prints are not always consistent and you can get a share of soft shots, but there are also some fine shots throughout and it is always a pleasure to see a high-quality series hold up this well.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is consistent and at a healthy volume throughout, though it can show its age here and there.  There are no extras.



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-   Nicholas Sheffo


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