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.
Things picked up in May, with several DVD releases of interest to fans of short-lived TV shows. The complete first season of Public Defender (CBS, 1954-1955) came out DVD for the first time. Short-lived sci-fi action drama Jake 2.0 (UPN, 2003) came out on DVD for the first time. And there were two new titles from Alpha Video.
Also, I missed the release of dramatic anthology Screen Director’s Playhouse (NBC, 1955-1956) in April.
Highlight of the Month: Public Defender: The Official First Season
ClassicFlix released the complete first season of Public Defender (CBS, 1954-1955) on DVD for the first time last month. The half-hour drama starring Reed Hadley produced 26 episodes during its first season. Guest stars included Darryl Hickman, Alan Reed, Noel Neill, and others.
Support Television Obscurities by purchasing Public Defender: The Official First Season from Amazon.
–Jake 2.0: The Complete Series
–Screen Director’s Playhouse: The Complete Anthology Series*
–Rare TV Westerns [Alpha Video]**
–My Hero, Volume 7 [Alpha Video]
*Mill Creek released this 3-disc set in April
**Includes one episode of Frontier (NBC, 1955-1956) and three unsold pilots: “The Adventures of Rick O’Shay” (1951), “Johnny Moccasin” (1956), and “Tumbleweed” (1959).
As I reported late last month, Warner Archive plans to release Bronk (CBS, 1975-1976) on DVD today.
ClassicFlix will release the complete second and final season of Public Defender on DVD for the first time on August 13th. Support Television Obscurities and pre-order from Amazon.
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