June 2018: 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.

Forgotten sci-fi drama Deadly Games (UPN, 1995-1996) came out on DVD last month. Plus, Alpha Video released four new titles, including two volumes of Captain Z-Ro and a new volume of Studio One.

DVD/Blu-ray Releases

Highlight of the Month: Deadly Games

James Calvert stars as Gus Lloyd, a scientist who designs a video game in which he is the hero and all the bad guys are based on people in his life who’ve wronged him. Unfortunately for Gus, an accident brings the bad guys to life. Cynthia Gibb, Stephen T. Kay, and Christopher Lloyd co-star. Leonard Nimoy served as an executive producer and directed the pilot episode. UPN aired 12 episodes during the 1995-1996 season. Wikipedia claims the 13th and final episode aired over a year later in July 1997.

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Other Releases

Jericho: The Complete Series [Re-release]
Captain Z-Ro, Volume 1 [Alpha Video]
Captain Z-Ro, Volume 2 [Alpha Video]
Studio One Present Suspense, Volume 3 [Alpha Video]
Sci-Fi Cartoon Classics, Volume 7: The Adventures of Scott McCloud [Alpha Video]


VCI Entertainment will release Television’s Lost Classics, Volumes One and Two on DVD and Blu-ray on September 11th. Volume One includes two hour-long dramas starring John Cassavetes: “Crime in the Streets” (The Elgin Hour, 1955) and “No Right to Kill” (Climax, 1956) with original commercials. Volume Two includes four half-hour pilot episodes but I can’t find any details (Home Theater Forum).

Four recent short-lived FOX TV shows will be available on DVD for the first time on July 17th: Second Chance (2016), Pitch (2016), Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (2016), and Son Of Zorn (2016-2017) (TVShowsOnDVD.com on Facebook).

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