DVD Tuesday: Kojak; Doctor Who

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD or Blu-ray. 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 Kojak – Season Five, featuring all 22 episodes from the 1978-1979 season, the show’s last. With this release, Shout! has over the course of the past year released four complete season sets and a set containing all the made-for-TV movies, after Universal Home Video issued the first season on DVD in 2005 before abandoning it. Could a complete series set be on the way? Also out today, from BBC Home Entertainment, is another Doctor Who serial: “Planet of Giants” (Story #009, 1964, William Hartnell as The Doctor).

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