Out today is Shout! Factory’s The Patty Duke Show: Season One, featuring all 36 black-and-white episodes from the 1963-1964 season. Bonus features include new interviews with Patty Duke, William Schallert and others (they may be part of a featurette, I’m not quite sure). The ABC sitcom ran for three seasons and 104 episodes, plus an unaired pilot episode with a somewhat different cast. That unaired pilot isn’t included in the Season One release. It was, however, edited into the season finale as a flashback.
Also being released today are a dozen “fan favorite” single-disc sets from Sony Pictures, each of which contains six or seven episodes apparently taken from one season. Shows getting the “fan favorite” treatment include All in the Family, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Good Times, Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons, Diff’rent Strokes and Barney Miller (plus some more recent shows). Exactly why these are being released is a mystery. Does Sony think people who don’t have any of the season sets of these shows are going to purchase a “fan favorite” disc and then suddenly want to buy all those season sets?
Finally, Alpha Video has three new releases today: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Volume 15, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Volume 20 along with a six-DVD set collecting The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, Volumes 6-11 (5-DVD).