January 2014: The Month in Home Media

The Month in Home Media is a monthly column highlighting short-lived or rare television series, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies released on DVD or Blu-ray during the previous month, as well as recent additions to streaming services like Warner Archive Instant. The releases discussed in this column are encoded for Region 1 use in the United States and Canada. The Month in Home Media is published on the first Thursday of each month.

January 2014 was an incredibly slow month for short-lived television in home media, with only two DVD releases, little news and no streaming additions.

DVD/Blu-ray Releases

Tuesday, January 21st

The Jimmy Stewart Show (DVD, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment)
This NBC sitcom, which ran for 24 episodes during the 1971-1972 season, has been available via Warner Archive Instant since May 2013. For those who prefer DVD to n relying on streaming sites, this is good. Perhaps other Warner Archive Instant shows will make the transition to DVD. Manufacture-on-demand.

Tuesday, January 28th

The Public Defender, Volume 8 (DVD, Alpha Video)
Four more episodes of this half-hour CBS series starring Reed Hadley, which aired from March 1954 to June 1955. Manufacture-on-demand.

DVD/Blu-ray News

Warner Archived announced in late January it would be releasing SEARCH on DVD; it went on sale a few days later.

Streaming

N/A

Hit the comments with any news about upcoming DVD/Blu-ray releases or additions to streaming services.


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