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May 13th, 2017 Update: TVShowsOnDVD.com reports the release date has been pushed back to July 18th.
April 23rd, 2017 Update: According to TVShowsOnDVD.com, Kino Lorber will release Coronet Blue on DVD on June 20th.
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Yes, you read that right. Coronet Blue, an obscure CBS drama from 1967, is coming to DVD. Frank Converse starred as an amnesiac searching for his identity. The only thing he can remember is the phrase “coronet blue” but he doesn’t know what it means. Taking the name Michael Alden, the man embarks on a journey filled with danger and intrigue. The show has a small cult following.
Kino Lorber will release Coronet Blue and made the official announcement on Facebook and Twitter earlier this week. No release date yet but we do know the DVD set will include at least one special feature: a new interview with creator Larry Cohen.
The series took a torturous route to television. First announced in January 1965, it didn’t debut until May 1967. Once it finally decided to air the series, CBS did it no favors by pre-empting it several times. The network broadcast 11 of the 13 produced episodes.
Here’s Kino Lorber’s original Twitter announcement:
Coming Soon on DVD! Coronet Blue (1967) (Complete Series)— KLStudioClassics (@KLStudioClassic) March 21, 2017
Created by Larry Cohen – Starring Frank Converse
Included interview w/ Larry Cohen pic.twitter.com/uW8KPE3SP2
You can find my in-depth article about Coronet Blue here.