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.
The past month has been a relatively good one for fans of obscure television, with the release of short-lived shows like The Oregon Trail and Whispering Smith, not to mention a variety of season sets of classic shows such as Alias Smith and Jones and The Bill Cosby Show (which was a Shout! Factory online exclusive). Today, from Paramount Home Entertainment, comes I Love Lucy: The Movie and Other Great Rarities, a single-disc release that includes I Love Lucy: The Movie (three edited episodes of the famous sitcom) and a slew of other bonus features originally released in October of 2007 as part of I Love Lucy – The Complete Series. If you didn’t want to pay for the complete series now is your chance to get your hands on those bonus features. Read the official press release at TVShowsOnDVD.com.
Also out today from Alpha Video are Frontier Doctor, Volume 3 and Frontier Doctor, Volume 4>, two single-disc releases with four episodes of the syndicated drama (which was originally released during the 1958-1959 season).