Be sure and get your copy of "The Rifleman" - 1st season on DVD.
You can buy these from LGL Productions at their General Store http://www.therifleman.net/ or at Amazon.com
This is the official website of "The Rifleman"
*Attention all members and non-members!
It has been brought to my attention that the new Rifleman - Season 1 DVD sets are being sold on EBay. The cost of these DVD's are quite a bit more then the ones you can buy from LGL Productions.
The bid starts out $99.00 or you can 'Buy it Now' for $128.99.
These prices are far more then the original cost of the DVD's on LGL Production site - http://www.therifleman.net/ which sells for $69.95
I can't imagine the fans buying these off of EBay & paying more for these DVD's when they can purchase them from the General Store at LGL Productions, the official website of
Get your copy now..... http://www.therifleman.net/gm/
For those of you who are questioning the price of the new DVD's 2013 I thought I'd post this about the DVD's that was available from MPI years ago verses the DVD's that were just released.....
I’m not sure what year MPI started doing this but I know they were doing this for quite some time. (I bought mine 10+ years ago) They had produced 6 boxsets and to date only 120 episodes were released.
Anyway the point I’m trying to make is that boxset #1 back then was $59.95 that is what I paid for mine. There were 20 episodes on this boxset. I don’t remember exactly what I paid for each boxset but do remember paying $49.95 & 39.95 also.
The new Boxset has 40 episodes on it and is only $10 more than before.
So, really $69.95 isn’t a bad price from then until now and you are getting better quality plus 20 more episodes for your money. And an extra plus is that all these episodes are in order!
Thank you LGL for releasing "The Rifleman"! We've waited so long for this! Cowgirl!
Have you been ripped off?
Victims of consumer Rip-off want justice!
309,303 have been reported as of March 7, 2008
Go to ripoff.com to file a report. Thanks Steve for this info!
Also read one complaint from a fan that was posted on this website.....Rip Off #0335263
Are you thinking of buying "The Rifleman" DVD's.....?"
Note: Beware of unscrupulous EBAY dealers declaring The Rifleman is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN!! It is certainly NOT.
I have verified this with LGL Productions and also their attorney Steve Gardner.
The Rifleman is copyrighted by the respective
producers (LGL Productions) and The McCain Ranch is here for entertainment purposes only.
I STRONGLY hope that you will support the producers & family members and purchase the "Original DVD's."
Please do NOT help others to make money off of this great show!
I'm sure by now most of you are aware that "The Rifleman" DVD's are limited and are currently OOP!
(But we fans hope not for long!)
Please be careful and make sure you are buying the originals by MPI.
(Not all of the original episodes are available at this time, no matter what anyone says)
List of original DVD's released to date & also the 48 episodes which have not been released to date.
*There are a few others that are legal beside MPI, but they haven't published as many episodes or Boxsets as MPI......Look for the product details.....Studio: MPI Home Video — Studio: Alpha Video & Studio: Treasure Box Collection
I have been getting a lot of e-mail from fans wanting to buy all 168 episodes of The Rifleman. I have been telling everyone all 168 are not "legally" available on DVD to date. Some people were sure they were buying the real thing even after what I have told them. So I wrote to Arnold Laven (One of the producers of The Rifleman) and asked him what I had stated above was correct.....here is his reply.....Margie...I forwarded your e-mail to our attorney...subsequently he told me that your were right...all the episodes have not been cleared...and that he would take the appropriate action...and for me to thank you for bringing the situation to his attention. Best wishes, Arnold
Update as of 11/28/07—Margie...Unhappily we have not succeeded in getting a DVD distribution deal up to this time...just didn't work out...however, we are still working on it and have hopes that we will succeed early next year...for our fiftieth anniversary...I believe Amazon has some Rifleman DVD sets available...covering "X" number of episodes...I do not know that particulars........Best wishesArnold
Anyone looking for The Rifleman DVD's.
Buyer Beware! All 168 episodes of The Rifleman have never been legally released. MPI was contracted to release The Rifleman episodes a few years ago. But this past year LGL Productions ( Levy, Gardner & Laven) did not renew their contract with MPI. Which leaves 120 episode "legally" released by MPI on DVD. The producers are looking into other options and are not telling right now what they are. There are 48 episodes that have not yet to date been released.
As far as the DVD's go with the exception of 'The Day of the Hunter' - 'Mail Order Groom' & 'Outlaw's Inheritance' have been released on DVD. Those three were contract special for sale & also included in varies western Boxsets. You may find some VHS's out there from before. I doubt you will find any now, but you never know. They are from MPI - Venture and a few more but can't think of the names at this time. But would know the cover to see them.
I don't know about you, but I hate bad copies of any show/movies!
FYI - The Rifleman is now being aired on The Western Channel.
We here at The McCain Ranch are hoping for a 50th anniversary Boxset plus extras. Don't know if that will happen, but keep your fingers crossed. Crossing your eyes & toes won't hurt a bit either. ; )
If you have a link to a page with the Rifleman DVD's for sale and not sure what to buy.....I would be glad to take a look at it for you or help you any way I can. Just send me the link. Please feel free to ask, I am more then willing to help you!
*FYI-for all of you who do not know the copyright laws—Current copyright laws vary from country to country, and while many countries allow private copying for personal use, some may not. However, no country allows you to make copies of copyrighted material for sale or distribution
(even free distribution to friends—No exceptions!).
Please respect all laws and regulations of the country that you live in.
So please don't ask! 9/7/06
Do you have a horror story to tell about trying to purchase
"The Rifleman" DVD's?
*Something's to watch for when purchasing "The Rifleman" DVD's from Rifleman fans just like you that has had problems in the past.....A word to the wise about purchasing the "complete" set of Rifleman DVDs listed on the Internet -- I won't provide the URL but you can easily find it by doing a simple Google search: Use a credit card for the purchase and strange transactions occur --> outside the U.S. Beware!—'Jerry from Northern California'Rob: I was thinking about purchasing episodes of the Rifleman & would appreciate your advice in buying the 80 episode Red Box set with the following seller on EBay (EBay ID: XXXXXXXXXX)The seller has a 100% EBay rating & buyers indicate that the quality is great. The seller also indicates the following for what it is worth:"The works presented on these DVDs are in public domain. The contents have been researched and found that all copyrights have either expired or lapsed through non-renewal. We are the copyright holder to this collection and are in full compliance with EBay's listing policies on recordable media."Your help is appreciated.—Rob
Margie: I then forwarded Rob's e-mail to Arnold.....Hi Arnold,I am sorry to bother you again about this issue, but I have been getting more & more e-mail about fake DVD's. This one I found particularly interesting because at the end of their EBay posting it has this comment.....The works presented on these DVDs are in public domain. The contents have been researched and found that all copyrights have either expired or lapsed through non-renewal. We are the copyright holder to this collection and are in full compliance with EBay's listing policies on recordable media.How can they have the copyrights to this? The DVD's are not public domain!!!!! This can't be for real!I have attached the e-mail from XXX, fans of The Rifleman that sent this to me. Please note in their e-mail is the link to these DVD's that are up for sale.Catch ya' later!Margie
Margie to Rob.....I have forwarded your e-mail to Steve Gardner...I am not on top of the particulars, but I am ninety nine percent sure that none of the episodes of the Rifleman are in public domain...that LGL is very careful to renew all copyrights before they expire and therefore the DVDs posted on E-bay as well as any other DVDs on the market, that are not distributed by a company authorized by LGL, are illegal...Steve is currently addressing the problem of "pirated" DVDs.... many thanks for the information contained in your e-mail...
We're doing the best we can here...trust all is well with you...Arnold
Steven Gardner to Arnold: Please tell Margie “Thank you”. I have notified E-Bay.
Again I was notified by the same person with more links of phony sellers. All those links have been forwarded to Steven Gardner.
Who owns the rights?
Being an avid “Rifleman” fan, my wife bought we a DVD boxset of the complete TV series. When I received same, it was obvious that it was a pirated version. Can you tell me who owns the rights to the TV series, so that they can be alerted that the series is being pirated?—Greg
All 168 episodes as of to date are not available on DVD, legally - only 120 episodes are available at this time and that was by MPI. The producers have chose not to re-new their contract at this time for the other 48 episodes, but are looking into other options. Again just to make myself clear.....There are 48 episodes not yet published, legally. The originals are really hard to get right now, they are most likely sold out (MPI).
Levy, Gardner & Laven - own the rights to The Rifleman.
I have been told that they are aware of this, but I'm not sure, I only know what a friend of mine had said.
Here is the link I found on the web with their info LGL Productions
Sorry Greg for your misfortune, I have warned everyone that enters The McCain Ranch about these pirated version, time and time again in my newsletter. If you have further question, please feel free to e-mail me.
If you do get in touch with the producers, I'd be interested in what they have to say.
FYI - The Western Channel is now airing The Rifleman.
Catch ya' later!
I very much appreciate your prompt and gracious reply to my earlier email. In the “for what it’s worth department,” in the end the only true misfortune I’ve suffered is not having the full DVD collection. I contacted my credit card company and contested the charge on the basis of fraud. The charge was credited back to my account after filling out a form and mailing it back to the credit card company. The outfit that sold me the DVDs (TVBOXSET.COM) contacted me and asked me to return the product. I informed them (and the credit card company) that I certainly would…but only to the rightful owner. Two weeks ago, and after the matter had been fully adjudicated with the credit card company, I sent the DVDs to the address listed on the website that you furnished me. Thanks.
I’ll let you know if I hear anything back from the production company.—Greg
Here is what Greg wrote to LGL on July 19, 2007:
9595 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California 90212
I am an avid fan of “The Rifleman” television series. This Father’s Day, my wife decided to get me a box set of the complete series, which she did at TVBOXSET.COM. At first I was delighted. However, shortly after having opened the set and after watching some of the DVD content, it became painfully obvious that the product was “pirated.”
I immediately contacted the company that sold my wife the DVDs and pointedly suggested that the material appeared to be pirated, and asked them for a response. In their replies and during the course of our email communications they conveniently danced around my direct inquiries. They finally offered to refund my money and sent me instructions on how and where to return the product.
After conducting some research on the internet, I found several web pages that referred to this company and their apparent fraudulent and improper reproduction of licensed material. At that point, I emailed them and told them that I would return the product…not to them, but to its rightful owner. I think that owner is you.
Fortunately, my wife paid TVBOXSET.COM with a credit card. I contacted my credit card company and disputed the charge to my card on the basis of fraud. I advised the credit card company of my intended course of action and they credited my card for the $160 that was spent.
In any event, enclosed herein, and as sad as the reproduction quality is, kindly find your property. I don’t know if you will want to pursue legal action against TVBOXSET.COM, but if you do, I’d be glad to furnish any information that I might have in furtherance of that endeavor.
From what I’ve learned on the internet, on one of “The Rifleman” fan sites, the whole series has not been released, and the episodes that had been previously been released, are in short supply. Hopefully you guys will release the series again, at some point in the future. At that time, I’ll be happy to buy the “real deal.”
June 11, 2007
P.O. Box 30279
Salt Lake City, UT 84130
SUBJECT: Disputed charge on xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx by WWW.SXR.CA
To whom it may concern:
Capital One account number: xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx
Merchant Information: WWW.SXR.CA, aka TVboxset.com, 05/12/2007, $159.98
Reason for returned merchandise or cancelled service: I ordered a DVD box set of the TV series, “The Rifleman.” When it was received, I noticed that the quality of the videos was inferior. In most instances, it appeared to have been recorded on a VCR and transferred to DVD. After viewing several of the episodes, it became clear the product was a pirated reproduction. I conducted further investigation on the internet which revealed that the entire series of “The Rifleman” was not licensed for DVD and/or VCR reproduction, further; a google search revealed there appear to have been other instances of this company pirating other video properties.
Date of cancelled service: I emailed the company (TVboxset.com) and advised them that I wanted a refund on June 1, 2007.
Date of returned merchandise: I have not returned the product. In as much as the product is pirated, it does not belong to www.sxr.ca. It is my intention, that once I receive a credit to my account for the fraudulent sale, to forward the product to the copyright holder, Levy, Gardner, Laven Productions, in Los Angeles, CA. This property belongs to them.
Describe attempts to return merchandise: As mentioned above, I emailed the TVboxset.com to advise that I wanted my money back. When they replied on 6/4/2007, they said that they were going to issue a credit to my account within 3 to 5 days. Along with that email, they advised me to mail the product back to them. (See attached email from them). As noted above, I intend to send the product to the rightful owner, once this matter has been satisfactorily resolved.
Describe merchant’s return/refund policy: 30 Day Unconditional 100% guarantee.
Did I return the merchandise according to the merchant’s policy: Absolutely not. TVboxset.com is a fraudulent operator, and a thief. They have improperly reproduced video property that does not belong to them. As stated above, once this issue is resolved, I will be sending this DVD set to the rightful owner, the production company.
Describe efforts to resolve the dispute with the merchant: There is no negotiating with individuals who are thieves.
Describe the merchant’s response to my request to receive a credit for the disputed merchandise: As noted above (see attached email from TVboxset.com), they said they would issue a credit to my account within 3 to 5 business days. They have yet to do so.
Greg: It appears that our friends at TVBOXSET.COM, have pulled up stakes and folded tent…but, they appear to have reopened their “campsite” under the domain name DVDIGNITER.COM. They also offer the “complete boxset” with all 168 episodes. You might want to pass on the word to our fellow fans. Your pal, Greg
I applaud you Cowboy.....you did good! Thanks for all your info & helping out other Rifleman fans.
I have posted such negative things lately about "The Rifleman" DVD's that it is good to post a positive note.....