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
November 2017 saw the release of The Immortal (ABC, 1970-1971) on DVD as well as D.C. Follies (Syndicated, 1987-1989]. Several recent obscurities were also released on DVD last month, including Galavant (ABC< 2015-2016) and Grandfathered (FOX, 2015-2016)
Highlight of the Month: The Immortal
The Immortal ran for 15 episodes on ABC during the 1970-1971 season. Christopher George stars as Ben Richards, a man who learns he is immune to all disease and the effects of aging. The source of his near immortality is his blood and a billionaire named Arthur Maitland (played by David Brian) hopes to use Ben’s blood to keep himself young and healthy. Maitland hires a man named Fletcher (played by Don Knight) to chase after Ben.
The 3-disc set also includes the pilot telefilm for the series.
Karloff, Price & Lorre – Lost TV Rarities*
D.C. Follies: The Complete Series [Syndicated, 1987-1989]
The Whispers: Season 1 [ABC, 2015]
Galavant: The Complete Collection [ABC, 2015-2016]
Grandfathered: Season 1 [FOX, 2015-2016]
*Contains one episode of Studio One from 1953, one episode of Hollywood Half Hour Theatre from 1953, and an unsold pilot called “The Left Fist of David” from 1958.
There were no noteworthy streaming additions last month.
Kino Lorber has announced a release date for The Master (NBC, 1984) on DVD and Blu-ray: February 20th, 2018. The series starred Lee Van Cleef, Timothy Van Patten, and Sho Kosugi. It ran for just 13 episodes (TVShowsOnDVD.com).
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