Westerns are big on DVD, too. Along with current series, vintage shows from the 1950s to the 1970s continue to flood both store shelves and online outlets.
Series Glen Head resident Will Hutchins made his name in this offbeat 1957 Warner Bros. hour as a gawky young sarsaparilla-drinking drifter. His folksy Tom Brewster has "a wild hair" to be a lawyer -- reading law books while horseriding -- but ends up keeping the peace through his wide-eyed good nature ("Shootin' ain't always the answer"). First-season guests include James Garner, Charles Bronson, Dennis Hopper, Jack Elam, Slim Pickens. (Read 83-year-old Hutchins' droll verbal meanderings at westernclippings.com.)
List price $40 for 5 discs, direct from WarnerArchive.com.
HOW THE WEST WAS WON James Arness with Eva Marie Saint and Bruce Boxleitner in '70s post-"Gunsmoke" pioneer series, plus "The Macahans" pilot movie; $20, Warner.
BEARCATS! In 1971 misfire, Rod Taylor and Dennis Cole cruise the 1910s Southwest in their Stutz Bearcat (by custom car king George Barris), alongside tanks and machine guns and airplanes, oh my!; $20, Timeless.
ALIAS SMITH AND JONES: COMPLETE SERIES (11-DVD SET) New Special Edition adds bonus disc interviewing stars Ben Murphy and Roger Davis, who play "good guy" outlaws in '70s fave with Sally Field, Pete Duel; $60, Timeless.
HELL ON WHEELS: SEASON 2 Post-Civil War railroad conflict continues, with featurettes, interviews, making-of (AMC's Season 3 starts Aug. 10); $40 DVD/$50 Blu-ray, eOne.