With nearly all of the latest TV seasons finally released, DVD companies are free to focus on the series of years past. Way past. Like, ancient. Chase those dollars while you can, boys, because America is about to descend into anarchy.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent -- Season 4
Start hoarding these Law & Order: Criminal Intent DVDs now, people, because when the show returns, and Vincent D'Onofrio isn't on it anymore? There will be riots. Mark my words. Society will break down, and these DVD sets will be the only things that hold value any more. You may be able to get by on episodes taped off of TV, but are you really going to bet your family's lives on it?
Superman: The Complete Animated Series
Tim Daly as the Man of Steel? Dana Delany as Lois Lane? Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor? Only in the animated version of Superman, although there was a time when we would have been curious to see that in live-action, too. Anyway, this show had everything you'd like to get from Smallville, action-wise, and did a much better job with characters like Parasite and Metallo.
The Golden Age of Television (Criterion Collection)
Back in the day, not all TV shows were pre-recorded. Live teleplays, basically plays on television, were quite popular in the 1950s, and revolutionized both art forms. Re-broadcast in the 1980s, this collection includes eight plays with commentaries by some of their directors and interviews with actors like Andy Griffith, Jack Palance, Julie Harris, Mickey Rooney and Rod Steiger. C'mon, class things up a bit.
Beverly Hills 90210: Season 8
Two more seasons to go, and then there's no more reason to keep running the hour-long commercials currently airing on the CW.
Melrose Place: Season 5, Vol. 2
Splitting the seasons in half? Now you're just milking it, Melrose Place.
Also out this week:
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 4 Cloris Leachman, Walter Matthau, Leslie Nielsen, Bette Davis, Dick York and Steve McQueen all appeared this season.
Life on Mars: Series 2 The American version only managed one more episode than the UK original's two series before getting axed.
The Jerry Lewis Show Collection A "best of" collection of skits from all 13 episodes of his star-studded sketch show.
Hogan's Heroes: The Komplete Series, Kommandant's Kollection There are way too many "K"s in that title for my comfort.
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