RETURN OF THE MOUNTAIN MAN – GRIZZLY ADAMS SEASON TWO DVD RELEASE

Timeless Media Group has followed up its 2012 DVD release of the first season of The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams with the show’s second (and final) season. The 4-DVD set includes 24 episodes and also a bonus interview with Dan Haggerty, who starred in the title role.

Dan Haggerty as Grizzly Adams

The series is set in 1850s with Haggerty playing James Capen Adams, a settler falsely accused of murder. Realizing the impossibility of proving his innocence, he heads into the Western mountains. Struggling to survive as a “greenhorn”, he encounters an orphaned grizzly bear cub that he rescues and then raises. Adams names the bear “Ben”.

As he remains in the mountains, Grizzly Adams discovers that he has a kinship with animals and the natural world. That effort to live in harmony with the natural environment is a central narrative thread for the show. In addition to the companionship of Ben, Adams also has two good friends in Mad Jack, a mountain man played by Denver Pyle, and Nakoma, a Crow man played by Don Shanks.

The TV series, which ran for two seasons on NBC beginning in 1977, was preceded by a feature-length film of the same name in 1974. The film also starred Haggerty but had a different actor provide narration – the movie would gross $65 million worldwide. Here is the trailer for the Season Two DVD-set of The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams:

An earlier post on westernsreboot further explores the production of the show and its major ideas – that article can be viewed at this link: Grizzly Adams Returns 

This writer wonders what the ethos of Grizzly Adams would say about the state of the natural world today.

(Copyright – Chad Beharriell)

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2 thoughts on “RETURN OF THE MOUNTAIN MAN – GRIZZLY ADAMS SEASON TWO DVD RELEASE

  1. Thank you for visiting the site, Sharyl, and for the time of a comment. This show is quite singular – there is nothing comparable to it today and the ideas contained within it (e.g. living in harmony with the natural world) continue to resonate.

    Thanks,
    Chad

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