The Dukes on DVD

Warner Home Video has released all seven seasons of The Dukes of Hazzard on DVD in regions 1 and 2. On The Dukes of Hazzard DVD Series you will find that the DVD's are crammed with extras, such as interviews with the cast and directors plus a look back to the shows hey days.

Bring the Dukes to your living room

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The Dukes of Hazzard was rushed into production near the end of 1978, when the first five episodes were filmed in Covington, GA. Not until the Dukes proved to be an immediate hit was the Hazzard set built at the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, CA.

Season 1

This three-disc set includes all 13 initial episodes of Dukes from 1979, a period fans fondly recall because some of the programs were shot on location in Covington, Georgia, rather than a Burbank backlot. Also noteworthy is that a couple of key characters, particularly Hazzard County's corrupt lawman, Rosco P. Coltrane (James Best), hadn't gelled yet into permanent hayseed stereotypes and were arguably more interesting at the beginning.

At the center of the action is Sheriff Coltrane's nemeses, cousins Bo Duke (John Schneider) and Luke Duke (Tom Wopat), a couple of wild boys buzzing through the backwoods in the "General Lee," a souped-up Dodge Charger. Bo and Luke are good at heart but have to behave themselves while on indefinite probation, complicating but not halting their efforts to vex Rosco and his patron, diminutive bigwig Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke).


Bonus material:

Commentary by John Schneider and Catherine Bach on the first episode

The 20th Anniversary Hazzard County Barbeque (30:00)

Dukes Driving 101: A High Octane Salute (8:00)

The Dukes of Hazzard: The Return of the General Lee Video Game Trailer

Episodes:

  • One-Armed Bandits
  • Daisy's Song
  • Mary Kaye's Baby
  • Repo Men
  • High Octane
  • Swamp Molly
  • Luke's Love Story
  • The Big Heist
  • Limo One Is Missing
  • Deputy Dukes
  • Route 7-11
  • Money To Burn
  • Double Sting

In this second season The Dukes of Hazzard popularity really begins to take off! Tom Wopat and John Schneider return as Luke and Bo, along with a carload of colorfull Hazzard County relations, friends and foes. The stories begin with Uncle Jesse and Boss Hogg tearin'up the back roads in a grudge match and end with Luke and Bo dukin' it out in a surprise feud of their own. In between, you'll share hours of full-throttle adventure and laughs, Hazzard style!

Season 2

The good ol' boys continue the feudin', schemin', car chasin' fun in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete Second Season. Following the phenomenal success of Season One, the General Lee is tanked up, revving and ready to go with Bo Duke at the wheel and Cousin Luke riding shotgun!

All roads lead to fun in this 23-episode, 4-disc set, with special appearances by Loretta Lynn, Cale Yarborough, The Oak Ridge Boys and more!


Bonus material:

Extreme Hazzard: documentary gallery covering the 25th anniversary festival and featuring series stars, stunt drivers, and fans

John Schneider and Tom Wopat screen tests

Episodes:

  • Days of Shine and Roses
  • Gold Fever
  • The Rustlers
  • The Meeting
  • Road Pirates
  • Ghost of General Lee
  • Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough
  • Hazzard Connection
  • Witness for the Persecution
  • Granny Annie
  • People's Choice
  • Arrest Jesse Duke
  • Duke of Duke
  • The Runaway
  • Follow That Still
  • Treasure of Hazzard
  • Officer Daisy Duke
  • Find Loretta Lynn
  • Jude Emery
  • Return of the Ridge Raiders
  • Mason Dixon's Girls
  • R.I.P. Henry Flatt
  • Southern Comfurts

During 1981, The Dukes of Hazzard was #2 in the Nielsons for the year (behind Dallas). Merchandise sales related to the show soared above $190 million/year. The "Enos" spinoff also occurred at the start of the 1980-81 season, as Sonny Shroyer joined the L.A. police department.

Season 3

"The Dukes of Hazzard" was in full, fine form in the third season, which originally aired from September 1980 to April 1981. The plots were as hilarious and wonderfully ridiculous as ever, even though there was no lovable, bumbling Deputy Enos Strate (Sonny Shroyer was off doing his own ill-fated "Dukes" spinoff, "Enos"). There were some rockin' guest stars in this series, and in Season 3 you could spot folks like soap-opera queen Robin Mattson (Heather Webber from "General Hospital" and Gina DeMott from "Santa Barbara") as a daredevil promoter whom Bo falls in love with.

Season 3 also has the appearance of the "white sheep" of the Hogg family, Boss' twin, Abraham Lincoln Hogg. And Boss' Celebrity Speed Trap nabs the Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Orbison and a rather grumpy Freddy Fender! Great fun!!!!


Bonus material:

A special welcome: season introduction by Tom Wopat, John Schneider, and Catherine Bach

DukesVision on-camera commentary on episode 4 "And in This Corner.." by cast members

Bo, Luke & Daisy: Just Good Ole Friends: the stars reminisce

Dukes Family Tree with series creator Gy Waldron

Episodes:

  • Carnival Of Thrills (1&2)
  • Enos Strate to the Top
  • The Hazzardville Horror
  • And in this Corner, Luke Duke
  • The Late J.D. Hogg
  • Uncle Boss
  • Baa, Baa, White Sheep
  • Mrs. Rosco P. Coltrane
  • The Great Santa Claus Chase
  • Good Neighbors Duke
  • State of the County
  • The Legacy
  • Duke vs. Duke
  • My Son, Bo Hogg
  • To Catch a Duke
  • Along Came a Duke By-Line, Daisy Duke
  • The Return of Hughie Hogg
  • Bye, Bye, Boss
  • The Great Hazzard Hijack
  • The Hack of Hazzard
  • The Canterbury Crock

There's a duplicate set of Duke brothers - and a second General Lee! Sheriff Rosco becomes instantly rich - and instantly hogties Hazzard County. Boss Hogg is as incorrigible as ever, putting his sticky fingers to work trafficking in stolen merchandise, rigging a beauty pageant, regularly trying to snatch the Duke farm and always getting tripped up by his own scheming.

Season 4

The down-home craziness continues with the Duke boys on DVD in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete Fourth Season! Following the phenomenal success of the TV franchise on DVD, Season Four's release will precede the much-anticipated theatrical release staring Jessica Simpson, Johnny Knoxville and Sean Scott Williams.

All roads lead to fun in this 27-episode, 9-disc collector's set, with special features including an inside look at the series with John Schneider, Cathering Bach, Tom Wopat and Creator Gy Waldron!


Bonus material:

Commentary on episode 'Double Dukes' by Tom Wopat, John Schneider and Catherine Bach

Documentary 'The Dukes Story: Building the Legend'

Episodes:

  • Mrs. Daisy Hogg
  • Double Dukes
  • Diamonds in the Rough
  • Coltrane vs. Duke
  • The Fugitive
  • The Great Bank Robbery
  • Sadie Hogg Day
  • 10 Million Dollar Sheriff
  • Trouble at Cooter's
  • Goodbye, General Lee
  • Cletus Falls in Love
  • Hughie Hogg Strikes Again
  • Dukescam Scam
  • The Sound of Music-Hazzard Style
  • Shine On Hazzard Moon
  • Pin the Tail on the Dukes
  • Miz Tisdale on the Lam
  • Nothin' But the Truth
  • Dear Diary
  • New Deputy in Town
  • Birds Gotta Fly
  • Bad Day in Hazzard
  • Miss Tri-Counties
  • Share and Share Alike
  • The Law and Jesse Duke
  • Dukes in Danger

Bo and Luke were replaced by their cousins Coy and Vance at the start of the fifth season because of a contract dispute and a dispute over the script-writing. The ad in TV Guide for the airing of the first episode reads "Boss unleashes his new secret weapon - a terrifying tank, The Mean Green Machine! Enos is back to pester Daisy! But Uncle Jesse's got two new Dukes - Coy and Vance - tougher than their cousins ever were!"

Season 5

The Duke cousins, Vance and Coy, come to Hazzard to embark on a new series of adventures, while Bo and Luke race the NASCAR circuit. Following the phenomenal success of this franchise on DVD, Dukes Season 5 will street in conjunction with the theatrical release.

The Duke family is back for more down-home adventure in The Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete Fifth Season, now on DVD in this 8-disc, 22 episode collectors set.


Bonus material:

Hazzard County Stunt Team: Reunited and in Your Face!: the original stunt team pays tribute to coordinator Paul Baxley

Cooter's Place: Keeping the Dream Alive: Visit Ben Jones' shrine to all things Hazzard

Episodes:

  • The New Dukes
  • Dukes Strike It Rich
  • Lawman of the Year
  • Coy Meets Girl
  • The Hazzardgate Tape
  • Big Daddy
  • Vance's Lady
  • Hazzard Hustle
  • Enos in Trouble
  • The Great Insurance Fraud
  • A Little Game of Pool
  • The Treasure of Soggy Marsh
  • The Revenge of Hughie Hogg
  • The Return of the Green Mean Machine
  • Ding, Dong, The Boss is Dead
  • Coy Vs. Vance
  • Comrade Duke
  • Witness: Jesse Duke
  • Welcome Back Bo n' Luke
  • Big Brothers, Duke
  • Farewell Hazzard
  • Daisy's Shotgun Wedding

With Bo and Luke back behind the wheel, things are back to where they should be in Hazzard County. The plots in these later episodes are a little more mature and family-oriented compared with previous seasons.

Season 6

With season six Luke and Bo Duke return to Hazzard County for good and all, cueing the exit of another set of Duke cousins, Coy and Vance. This is because series stars Tom Wopat and John Schneider, who'd ankled the series during season five in the midst of a contract dispute, made their peace with the producers.

Thus, it was back to business, with Luke, Bo, their sexy cousin Daisy (Catherine Bach), their farmer-moonshiner Uncle Jesse (Denver Pyle) and, of course, their souped-up "General Lee," making life miserable for crooked County Commissioner "Boss" Hogg (Sorrell Booke) and cloddish Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane (James Best). Absent from the sixth season's 22 episodes is Rick Hurst as Deputy Cletus. Making up for this gap in more ways than one is actress Peggy Rea in the off-and-on role of "Boss" Hogg's wife, Lulu.


Bonus material:

Back Where We Started: The Real Hazzard County

General Lee: The Legendary Charger

Episodes:

  • Lulu's Gone Away
  • Baby for the Dukes
  • Too Many Rosco's
  • Brotherly Love
  • The Boar's Nest Bears
  • Boss Behind Bars
  • A Boy´s Best Friend
  • Targets: Daisy and Lulu
  • Twin Trouble
  • Enos´s Last Chance
  • High Flyin´ Dukes
  • Cooter´s Girl
  • Heiress Daisy Duke
  • Dead and Alive
  • Play it Again, Luke
  • Undercover Dukes (1&2)
  • How to Succeed in Hazzard
  • Close Call for Daisy
  • The Ransom of Hazzard County
  • The Fortune Tellers
  • Cooter´s Confession

The General is still running fine, and Bo and Luke are still as good as ever, but because of declining ratings the 1984-85 season was the last for The Dukes of Hazzard. As Ben Jones said later about the show's ending, "There are only so many ways you can wreck a car." The episode Strange Visitor to Hazzard, and the fact that model cars were used for many of the jumps in these later episodes, are clear signals that the show had run it's course.

Season 7

It's been a fun DVD ride with The Dukes! The last season of The Dukes of Hazzard has many excellent episodes such as "Happy Birthday, General Lee", "Enos and Daisy's Wedding", "Sky Bandits over Hazzard", etc. but sadly has a couple of clunker ones such as when an alien visits Hazzard.

It's certainly been fun collecting all The Dukes DVD box sets and will be adding this one to my collection. It's great Warner are putting the Season 7 episodes on 6 single-sided DVDs. Dukes' fans can take pleasure in watching the wonderful episodes of all the seven seasons of this great and timeless show on DVD for years to come.


Bonus material:

A Tribute to Waylon Jennings

Behind-the-scenes-look at the making of a new Music Video

Good ‘Ol Boys Music Video featuring John Schneider, Tom Wopat and Catherine Bach

Episodes:

  • Happy Birthday, General Lee
  • Welcome, Waylon Jennings
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Duke Robot P. Coltrane
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy
  • The Dukes in Hollywood
  • Cool Hands, Luke and Bo
  • Go West, Young Dukes
  • Cale Yarborough Comes to Hazzard
  • Danger on the Hazzard Express
  • Sittin' Dukes
  • Sky Bandits Over Hazzard
  • The Haunting of J.D. Hogg
  • When You Wish Upon a Hogg
  • Strange Visitor to Hazzard
  • Enos and Daisy's Wedding
  • Opening Night at the Boar's Nest

The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! is a made-for-television film from 1997 which aired on CBS and reunites the surviving cast members of the American TV series. It is sometimes referred to as Reunion in Hazzard. This film was dedicated "In Loving Memory" to those members of the series' cast and crew who had died: Phil Mandelker, Sorrell Booke, Paul Picard, and Jim Mohlmann. The inspiration to do the film came about when the unexpected popularity of The Dukes of Hazzard reruns on The Nashville Network led to a renewed interest in the franchise. The reunion movie was followed up with The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood!.

Reunion! / Hazzard in Hollywood

The Good Ole Boys return to try to save Hazzard Swamp and Uncle Jesse's farm from being destroyed by a crooked developer's (Mama Josephine Max) plans to build a theme park. To do so, they have to dust off the General Lee and win a cross-country moonshine race. The plot thickens when Mama Max stops at nothing to prevent Bo and Luke from running in the race, including kidnapping Daisy.

In Hazzard in Hollywood, the Duke Boys and company travel to Hollywood to sell some musical recordings in order to raise money to build a new hospital in Hazzard County. However, when their recordings and money are stolen, they wind up on the run from mysterious hitmen, sleazy record producers, Russian gangsters, and vicious loan sharks.

This was another attempt to take a successful primetime television series and turn it into a Saturday morning cartoon. In it, the Dukes, Daisy and her cousins, Coy and Vance in the first season, and then Bo and Luke in the second, were racing Boss Hogg and his right hand man Rosco, to win the prize money, to pay the mortgage on their farm. Everyweek Uncle Jesse who was back on the farm wuld get a letter or postcard from Daisy detailing the events that would take place in the episode.

Animated Series

This Saturday morning cartoon features the Duke boys and their cousin Daisy in an automobile race around the world against Boss Hogg, Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, and Rosco's dog Flash in a duel for the prize money which the Dukes hope to use to keep the family farm from being foreclosed by Boss Hogg. Actually, Boss Hogg wants the money and the land for himself so he alongside Rosco and Flash plan various schemes to keep the Dukes from winning. Most of the adventures are read from a post card by Uncle Jesse Duke to his pet raccoon Smokey.

The first season took place during the period of the live-action show's replacement of the original actors with similar characters, Coy and Vance Duke, after the actors playing Bo and Luke walked out over a dispute about royalties. Thus, the first season of this animated series featured Coy and Vance. Bo and Luke eventually replaced Coy and Vance in Season 2 Episode 1 (14): "Boss O'Hogg and the Little People." This episode also featured a new introduction and voice over that reflected the change in characters.

The series followed no particular logical geographic path; for instance, consecutive episodes feature appearances in Venice, Morocco, London, Greece, India, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong, and Scotland. Furthermore, another inconsistency was that one of the original premises of The Dukes of Hazzard was that Bo and Luke were on probation, which would seemingly preclude them (but not Coy or Vance) from leaving the state of Georgia, much less the United States.


Episodes:

  • Put Up Your Dukes
  • Jungle Jitters
  • The Dukes of Venice
  • Marocco Bound
  • The Secret Satallite
  • The Dukes of London
  • The Greece Fleece
  • The Dukes in India
  • The Dukes in Urbekistan
  • The Dukes in Hong Kong
  • The Dukes in Scotland
  • The Dukes Do Paris
  • The Dukes in Switzerland
  • Boss O'Hogg and the Little People
  • Tales of the Vienna Hoods
  • The Kid from Madrid
  • A Dickens of a Christmas
  • The Canadian Caper
  • The Dukes in Hollywood
  • A Hogg in the Foggy Bogg
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