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 Shout! Factory is Mister Ed: The Complete Third Season, containing all 26 episodes from the 1962-1963 season. I’m surprised at how quickly this was released; the second season came out in February. At this rate, the remaining seasons could be released by the middle of 2011, although no announcements have been made about when the fourth season will come to DVD. Also out today, from Warner Home Video, is Peanuts: 1970’s Collection, Vol. 2. Volume 1, which came out in October of 2009, included six Peanuts specials aired between 1971 and 1974. Volume 2 contains another six specials originally broadcast between 1975 and 1979:
“Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown”
“You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown”
“It’s Arbor Day, Charlie Brown”
“It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown
“What a Nightmare, Charlie Brown!”
“You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown”
I forgot to mention last week that Alpha Video released several new single disc sets, all of which feature programs in the public domain: Lights Out, Volume 7, The People’s Choice – Volume 1, Roy Rogers With Dale Evans, Volume 16 and Frontier Doctor, Volume 5. You can usually purchase these at Amazon.com but at the moment most are unavailable. You may also find them in bargain bins at a variety of stores.