DVD Pacific is a site where I often find myself purchasing TV-on-DVD releases because they offer great prices, friendly customer service and now free Media Mail shipping. Granted, this store may not be everyone’s choice (I received an e-mail from a curious TDOY reader asking me if I had ordered the complete color season of Wagon Train from Pacific yet…and was it taking as long as his order); I like it because despite the “DVD Pacific” moniker it’s actually based in Florida so it usually doesn’t take long for an order to be mailed to the Peach State. N-E-wayz, they’re having a Black Friday sale from now until Monday, with some pretty nifty deals and markdowns on their TV-DVD box sets…so if you see anything that strikes your fancy, let me remind you that fancy-striking carries stiff penalties if committed in the state of Florida.
VCI Entertainment is also having a 50% off sale (coupon code: PGLJEH) until Monday as well; I’ve participated previously in these blowouts (a doffing of the TDOY chapeau is in order to Laughing Gravy, the resident flashlight-wielder In the Balcony for the heads-up) and have really reaped some nice bargains. Needless to say, I couldn’t pass up the chance to grab Burke’s Law: Season 1, Volume 2 and the 1955 Jacques Tourneur/Joel McCrea oater Stranger on Horseback (this is the restored Kit Parker version, whereas previously the film was available only in a black-and-white version). Serials fans and vintage TV buffs can get goodly-sized discounts from everything to Honey West and the Dick Tracy Republic serials.
Speaking of In the Balcony, one of the Balconeers mentioned that Amazon.com is having a sale on some of the western TV shows released to DVD by Timeless Media Group. These titles—Cimarron City, The Deputy, Laredo (Season 1/Volume 1, Season 1/Volume 2 and Season 2/Volume 1), The Restless Gun, Riverboat, The Tall Man and Tate—are all part of the sale, with each set ringing up at $13.99. Now, I had toyed with the idea of buying the three Laredo sets but when I journeyed over to Amazon this morning I noticed that they’ve marked down the Little Rascals box set to $38.99. (That’s a price I can live with, flawed prints or no.) So I guess Reese Smith and Company will be in a holding pattern for a while.
Finally, TVShowsOnDVD.com has an announcement that 20th Century-Fox will finally unleash the fourth and final season of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea with a Season Four, Volume One release scheduled for March 31st of next year. It is with great humidity that I take full credit for this turn of events, because you just know those essobees were waiting for me to unload my Season 1-3 copies on eBay before trumpeting the Season 4 news. I should be bitter about this…but I’m not. I’ll just console myself with the knowledge that I finally have the Little Rascals set.