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.
Out today from Shokus Video is Angel – Volume 2, with four half-hour episodes from the 1960-1961 CBS sitcom starring Annie FargÃ© and Marshall Thompson. This is an officially licensed release from Burlingame Productions and the Estate of Jess Oppenheimer. Also out today, from Warner Home video, is Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! – The Complete Series, which contains the 25 episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! broadcast on ABC between 1969 and 1970 as well as an additional 16 broadcast during the 1978-1979 season. All the episodes have been previously released on DVD but the complete series collection (which comes in a Mystery Machine van case) includes new bonus material.
Finally, TVShowsOnDVD.com has reported that the Warner Archive will be releasing NBC’s The Lieutenant, created by Gene Roddenberry and broadcast during the 1963-1964 season, sometime next year. Personally, I never expected this series to ever see the light of day. It will be interesting to see whether the entire series will be released at once, or in volumes, and whether there will be any bonus features.