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.
February 2018 was yet another quiet month. Short-lived action-adventure series The Master (NBC, 1984) was released on both DVD and Blu-ray. Also, Alpha Video released episodes of four forgotten dramas from the 1950s.
Highlight of the Month: The Master
The Master ran for 13 episodes on NBC in 1984. The first 11 aired between January and May; the network burned off the last two episodes in August. Lee Van Cleef stars as ninja master John Peter McAllister, with Timothy Van Patten co-starring as his apprentice, Max Keller. Sho Kosugi plays Okasa, McAllister’s former pupil turned enemy.Guest stars include Demi Moore, Claude Akins, Diana Muldaur, George Lazenby, David McCallum, and George Mahris.
–Lost TV Mystery Classics [Individual episodes of The Shadow of the Cloak (DuMont, 1951-1952), Charlie Wild, Private Detective (CBS/ABC/DuMont, 1950-1952), The Files of Jeffrey Jones (syndicated, 1952), and The Telltale Clue (CBS, 1954)]*
*Currently out of stock at Amazon.com.
On March 13th, Warner Archive will re-release The Oblongs (The WB, 2001) on DVD (TVShowsOnDVD.com).