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« on: May 09, 2007, 01:53:50 PM »

I've only seen a few episodes of this show, though I have to say I liked what I saw. For those who dont know, Dead Man's Gun was a short-lived showtime original anthology series that took place in the old west-think Deadwood meets The Twilight Zone. The one item that connects each story is a cursed smith and wesson revolver, which seems to bring death and destruction upon its owner. The two episodes I can recall, Buryin Sam (which I just saw again last night) and The Fortune Teller, were well written and acted. While there is no DVD or video release that I'm aware of, Showtime plays the episodes on and off, and since each of the episodes is self contained, you dont need to know what happened before. Three thumbs up.  Thumbup Thumbup Thumbup

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2007, 05:35:14 PM »

I remember this show!
It was pretty darn good from what I remember.
I only saw like 3-4 episodes but what I did see was excellent.
And it was produced by Henry Winkler. (aka The Fonz')
Too bad there's no DVD available otherwise I'd definitely buy it.

Maybe Susan can find some of the episodes online for us.
Hint hint... Wink

Here's the official synopsis:

"Mystical frontier firearm featured on Showtime's western series DEAD MAN'S GUN/SHO/1997-99. Set in the Old West of the 1870s, the series followed the trail of a haunted gun (allegedly "forged in hell") as it passed from person to person and (for good or bad) effectively changed their lives. Legend has it that the Dead Man's Gun grants whoever possesses it unforeseen powers. At the conclusion of each episode, the poisonous pistol lies in wait for its next unwitting victim.
Critics referred to the series as “a cross between BONANZA and THE TWILIGHT ZONE."

Here's a pic of the gun...

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2007, 07:48:53 PM »

Never heard of it. Sounds interesting.

« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007, 09:18:35 PM »

sorry, i'm not that good. but....there's this:

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007, 07:41:13 PM »

i saw an episode of it and I must say it had an interesting premise.  Jack the Ripper fled to the West  disguised as a detective trying to find Jack the Ripper. 

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