Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD. For the record I consider anything broadcast prior to 1980 to be classic or else there wouldn’t be much to discuss. The releases referred to in these posts are encoded for Region 1 use in the United States and Canada.
Last week, on January 26th, The Waltons Movie Collection was released by Warner Bros. Home Video. Although the six made-for-TV movies were originally broadcast between 1982 and 1997, because the series began prior to 1980 I’m including it here. Also last week, Alpha Video released two new public domain sets: George Burns & Gracie Allen Show, Volume 2 and Rocky Jones, Space Ranger – Volume 1.
Out this week from 20th Century Fox is The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Sixth Season, with all 24 episodes from the 1975-1976 season, the show’s penultimate season. And from Shout! Factory comes Mister Ed: The Complete Second Season, with all 26 episodes from the 1961-1962 season. According to TVShowsOnDVD.com, these episodes are all uncut. Mill Creek has re-released four “best of” game show sets: The Best of All-Star Family Feud Starring Richard Dawson, The Best of Match Game, The Best of Password and The Best of The Price Is Right. All were originally released by BCI.
Finally, although it aired from 1990-1991, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention She-Wolf of London: Complete Series, out today from Universal. I don’t think anyone ever expected to see this short-lived syndicated series on DVD.