September 2017: The Month in Home Media

The Month in Home Media highlights short-lived or rare TV shows released on DVD or Blu-ray in the United States during the previous month. Also covered are recent additions to streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Check back on the first Thursday of each month for a new The Month in Home Media column.

Support Television Obscurities

September 2017 saw the release of Angie (ABC, 1979-1980) and Movin’ On (NBC, 1974-1976) on DVD. Recent obscurities The Astronaut Wives Club (ABC, 2015), Ransom (CBS, 2017), and Chicago Justice (NBC, 2017) also came out on DVD. Support Television Obscurities by purchasing any of these releases from Amazon.

Also, Amazon Prime began streaming episodes of several game shows last month, including Tattlestales, Card Sharks and Press Your Luck. Plus, PBS documentary series America in Primetime and Pioneers of Television.

DVD/Blu-ray

Highlight of the Month: Movin’ On

Both seasons of NBC drama Movin’ On are now available on DVD. The series starred Claude Akins and Frank Converse as truckers meeting adventure wherever they went. It ran for two seasons and 44 episodes from 1974 to 1976.

Currently, the indiviudal season sets only available for purchase through the MovieZyng website:

For the record, these are manufacture-on-demand sets. Also, neither season includes the pilot telefilm In Tandem.

Other Releases

You Bet Your Life (The Film Detective Restored Version)
How to Marry a Millionaire: Season 2
Lost TV of the 50s, Volume 5 [Robert Montgomery Presents]
Lost TV Classics: Miami Undercover
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: The Vault Series Collector’s Edition
Angie: The Complete Series
Ned and Stacey: The Complete Series
Firefly: The Complete Series – 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition [Blu-ray]
The Astronaut Wives Club: The Complete Series
Ransom: The Complete First Season*
Chicago Justice: Season One*

*Ransom and Chicago Justice were both cancelled after one season.

Support Television Obscurities

Streaming

Amazon Prime:

Tattletales [1974]
Match Game [1975]
Card Sharks [1978]
Family Feud [1980]
Press Your Luck [1984]
America in Primetime
Pioneers of Television: Season 3
Pioneers of Television: Season 4

News

Kino Lorber has announced plans to release The Master (NBC, 1984) on both DVD and Blu-ray. No details on date or price are available at the moment. The series starred Lee Van Cleef, Timothy Van Patten, and Sho Kosugi. It ran for just 13 episodes (TVShowsOnDVD.com).

VEI will release Special Unit 2 (UPN, 2001-2002) on DVD on October 6th. First announced years ago, the complete series set will include all 19 episodes. Michael Landes, Alexondra Lee, Danny Woodburn, and Richard Gant starred (TVShowsOnDVD.com).


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


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