Saturday, June 02, 2012
Digital Digest: '70s Sitcom Alice Coming to DVD From Warner Archive?; The River - The Complete First Season DVD Review
"Things are looking good for ALICE. Stay tuned!"That wording is very interesting, and seems to suggest that something may finally materialize on DVD (at least a MOD offering) from Warner Archive! The message is a bit different from what Warner Archive has stated in the past, including indicating that they'd like to do it, but there are source material issues. Given that this is our first real indication of a glimmer of hope, I wouldn't expect the series to appear anytime very soon, but it sounds like we've at least got something hopeful on the radar.
UPDATE: Just minutes before today's Digital Digest, an even bigger (and more definite) clue to a potential release of Alice on DVD was posted on Warner Archive's Facebook page. This "packaged mystery" clue was posted on Thursday to give a hint of something coming soon from Warner Archive, and Warner Archive has been steadily giving away some hints as to what it could be, to which one poster responded with Alice, and Warner Archive gave this response to that person:
"Speaking of good guesses...!"We'll keep you updated on what seems to be an indication that we will be seeing this classic series on DVD soon!
We've still got a little over a month until CBS Home Entertainment's July 3 release of The Streets of San Francisco - Season 3 (Volume 1/Volume 2), but you won't have to wait much longer for the fourth season. In fact, The Streets of San Francisco - Season 4 (Volume 1/Volume 2) will be coming on August 28! The sets aren't available to pre-order yet, but most likely, they will be very soon. That will leave only the fifth season to be released, and as of right now, there is no scheduled release for that... but given this release schedule, I would expect it to follow soon enough.
That isn't the only August release from CBS, though. On August 21, CBS has Perry Mason - Season 7, Volume 1. For those doing the math, that will be the "lucky 13th" release of the series, leaving only five more releases of the series to get it to completion. It doesn't appear that CBS intends to release more than one volume of this series on the same day (as they have started doing with other series), but at least it is getting out, slowly but surely.
We mentioned a few weeks ago that Sony's MOD offering of Charlie's Angels - The Complete Series (not the original classic series, but the 2011 series which became one of the biggest flops of the past season) was coming to DVD, and now there is a date... and it is very soon. In fact, it'll be shipping starting on June 5, which is this coming Tuesday.
Finally, there is some addition to Hulu this week which we find worth mentioning, with the newly added Garfield and Friends! It isn't the entire series, but 30 of the first 31 episodes are now available to stream for free on the website (the final episode of the first season is missing as of right now). This is definitely worth checking out, as the DVDs of the series are now out-of-print and cannot be easily found.
David and Maddie is one of the best websites out there for the series, full of content which goes well beyond just the mere basics of the series. Among the content, you'll find a very thorough episode guide with all of the details and analysis for each and every episode of the series, an expansive gallery of publicity photos and magazine cover photos, information about the DVDs and reviews of the DVDs (yes, our own reviews are included!), interviews, and even a discussion about the 3D episode of the series which was planned... but scrapped due to (you guessed it) production problems and a writer's strike. So this week, you'll want to "moonlight" with David and Maddie, our Click of the Week.
New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April)
03/03 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Now... In Living Color! (Blu-ray)
03/07 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - Mama's Family - Mama's Favorites
03/07 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series - Flashback Edition (Blu-ray)
03/07 - What I Like About You - The Complete Second Season
03/07 - You Me Her - Season One
03/14 - Newhart - The Final (Eighth) Season
03/14 - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season Two
03/21 - Master of None - Season One
04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
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Wednesday, April 26
The Goldbergs - "Fonzie Scheme" (ABC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
When Murray is honored as one of Jenkintown’s top businessmen, his plaque is hung on a wall with all of the other honorees. And soon Beverly is dismayed to learn he has no discernable hobbies, and her attempts to help him find some backfire. Meanwhile, Barry creates a scheme stealing golf carts, but the situation goes awry and Erica comes to save the day.
Speechless - "R-U-N-- RUNAWAY" (ABC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Maya learns JJ attempted to run away, she is determined to help him complete the task as any able-bodied person could, but her actions exasperate JJ, as he longs for independence. Meanwhile, Jimmy struggles to have hard talks with the kids without Maya, and Dylan tries to get Kenneth to revive his glory days as a high school sports star.
black-ish - "Sister, Sister" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Bow’s sister comes to town after filming a stint on a reality show, and they couldn’t have less in common. Meanwhile, Zoey suggests that Dre spend more time with Junior since she’s leaving for college, and Jack and Diane decide to rebrand themselves.
black-ish - "All Groan Up" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT)
When Zoey gets into several colleges around the country, Dre and Bow begin to feel worried and sentimental. They reflect back on memories they’ve had with the family and wonder what life will be like without her around all the time. Pops enlists the twins to try and sway Zoey to go to college in a city they want to visit.
Nobodies - "Not the Emmys" (TV Land, 10:00PM ET/PT)
It’s Award season! Larry, Rachel and Hugh are going to the Annies… while all their Groundlings friends are going to the Emmys.
Lopez - "No Country Club for Young Men" (TV Land, 10:30PM ET/PT)
George gets Hector a job at his country club, but he falls in with a bad crowd of rich kids. Olly's little sister rolls back into town while Manolo struggles to stay focused in his GED class.
Hollywood Darlings - "Driving Miss Jodie" (Pop, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Jodie must choose between a sports car and a minivan; Christine's dream of participating in an exclusive yoga class is thwarted by a loud-breathing celebrity classmate.
Return of the Mac - "The Wrong Stuff" (Pop, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Feeling threatened by newly appointed sidekick Joey Fatone, Joe heads to a comedy club to hone his comedy monologue skills.
Wednesday, April 26
- Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Chris and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
- America Ferrera (Superstore) - America is a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) - Thomas visits The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
- Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite) - Maria appears on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
- Henry Zebrowski (A to Z) - Henry is a guest on @midnight on Comedy Central at midnight.
- John Leguizamo (The Brothers Garcia) - John guest co-hosts LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Molly Ringwald (Townies/The Facts of Life) - Molly stops by LIVE! with Kelly, so check your listings.
- Anna Chlumsky (Veep) - Anna stops by Harry, so check your local listings.
- Sherri Shepherd (Trial & Error/Less Than Perfect/Sherri) - Sherri talks about the disease she won’t let destroy her on The Dr. Oz Show, so check your loclal listings.
- Felicity Huffman (Sports Night) - Felicity makes pecan bars on Home & Family on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
- Morris Chestnut (Out All Night) - Morris is a guest on Steve Harvey, so check your local listings.
- Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank appears on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
- Jodie Sweetin (Fuller House/Full House) - Jodie is a guest on The Real, so check your local listings.