|Welcome to yet another season of great
TV on DVD. Before we jump into fall, be sure to check out the dozens
of late additions to the summer release schedule.
Be sure to check
5 Decades of Smiles Candid
Camera Candid Camera Celebrate 50 years of fun from the granddaddy
of all hidden camera shows with this massive 10-disc set that features 44
episodes from the series's run, presented uncut and unedited. Includes
pranks with guest stars Buster Keaton, George Burns, Dinah Shore, Muhammad
Ali, Dolly Parton, Ray Romano, and many others, classic stunts like the
flying typewriter and the sideways elevator, a lost episode, and more. 23
27 episodes from the series's fourth season
The Dukes Of
Hazzard --including the two-part "10 Million Dollar Sheriff," "Sadie
Hogg Day," "Trouble at Cooter's," "Miz Tisdale on the Lam," and "Birds
Gotta Fly"--are collected in this nine-disc set. 22 hrs. total. Audio
commentary on one episode; documentary; featurette; interviews. And
The Dukes Of Hazzard:
Television Favorites DVD With the jailhouse, and everyone in it, under
quarantine, it falls on Daisy to foil a bank robbery, in "Double Sting."
The Duke boys pass themselves off as apparitions to clear their names of a
trumped-up theft charge, in "The Ghost of General Lee." And, Boss Hogg
tricks Luke into a boxing match with a professional pugilist, in "And in
This Corner, Luke Duke." 148 min. total.
Complete First Season of Hearts Afire featuring all 23 episodes
from season one--including "Bees Can Sting You, Watch Out," "Smithersgate,"
"Trivial Pursuit," "Take My Senate Seat, Please," and "Class Reunion"--are
collected in a four-disc set. 9 hrs. total. I had forgotten just how
sexy this show was, and really hot Markie Post looked.
Children: The Complete Fourth Season All 20 episodes from season
four--including "Hot Off the Grill," "976-SHOE," the two-part "It's a
Bundyful Life," "Peggy Turns 300," and "Peggy Made a Little Lamb"--are
featured in a three-disc set. 8 1/2 hrs.
would have been nice if we got F-Troop in complete seasons, but I'll
settle for: F Troop: Television Favorites, a best of compliation.
An outlaw Indian has a hard time staying on the straight and narrow, in
"The Return of Bald Eagle"; an old flame of Wilton's shows up and tries to
convince him to come home, in "The Girl from Philadelphia"; Cpl. Agarn
thinks he has a touch of "Indian Fever" when no one else can seem to see
an Indian lurking about; "The Singing Mountie" believes the burglar he's
pursuing is Agarn's identical cousin; a Prussian officer arrives to
recruit men for his balloon brigade, in "Bye, Bye, Balloon"; and Wild
Eagle disguises himself as a member of the troop in order to see a
dentist, in "Our Brave F Troop."
been waiting for 1991
Shadows: The Revival. This series, based on
the original Dark Shadow of the 1960's, took viewers
back to Collinwood in TV Gothic horror series.
This time Barnabas was played by Ben Cross, back from a
200-year catnap to reclaim his heritage and cast his
spell over the mansion's residents. The great cast also
includes Joanna Going as Victoria Winters, Jean Simmons
as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, Roy Thinnes as Roger
Collins, and Barbara Steele as Dr. Hoffman. All 12
episodes are featured in a three-disc set. 9 3/4 hrs.
total. The series didn't get the attention it should
have do to the Gulf War, even I missed a lot of it, so
I'm anxious to see it all the way through.
The Complete First Season
All 24 episodes from the debut season--including the two-part pilot,
"Walkabout," "Raised by Another," "Numbers," and the three-part
"Exodus"--are collected in a seven-disc set. 17 3/4 hrs. total. Audio
commentary on selected episodes; deleted scenes; bloopers;
behind-the-scenes footage; featurettes; more.
Complete Sixth Season
All 25 episodes from the sixth season--including "Home Is the Sailor,"
"'I' on Sports," "Christmas Cheers," "Bar Wars," and "Backseat Becky,
Up Front"--are collected in a four-disc set.
Hitchcock Presents: Season One
All 39 episodes from the series's debut season--including "Revenge"
(with Vera Miles), "The Cheney Vase" (with Darren McGavin), "You Got
to Have Luck" (with John Cassavetes), "And So Died Riabouchinska"
(with Charles Bronson and Claude Rains), and "Safe Conduct" (with
Werner Klemperer and John Banner)--are collected in a three-disc set.