Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bye bye, BCI

I just received an e-mail from loyal reader-commenter Bob Huggins—or, as he’s oft-referred to here at TDOY, “Master of His (Public) Domain.” With BCI-Eclipse going out of business, Oldies.com is having a clearance sale on some of the company’s TV-on-DVD box sets—you can pick up Wanted: Dead or Alive – Season 1 and Season 3 for $12.95 apiece, and Season 2 for $9.95. (A fine opportunity to snatch up the TV Western that made Steve McQueen a household name!)

Other titles for sale include both volumes of the first season of Ultraman for $9.95 apiece, Season 1 of the childhood favorite New Zoo Revue ($5.95), Space Academy ($8.95), Secrets of Isis ($8.95…and yes, I just put this one in the cart, thank you much)…anything released by BCI-Eclipse, you name it and it’s probably on sale. (I even located a couple of British programs, the first two series of the sitcom Man About the House and the first series of the crime drama The Sweeney on sale as well.)

Probably the biggest deal you’ll latch onto is Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom: Definitive Fifty Episode Collection, which sells for a mere $12.95. Now you can wallow into animal documentary nostalgia with Marlin Perkins and Jim Fowler’s long-running series…only this time, you’ll be watching from the safety of your DVD player.

Again, many thanks and kudos to Bob for giving me this heads-up.

4 comments:

Linda said...

Ivan, you evil, evil man...

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

(twirls moustache and gives out with Dishonest John laugh) Nya-ha-ha!

Jim said...

Hate to hear about BCI going out of business. I got one of their DVD sets for Christmas. It's titled BOB HOPE: LEGENDS OF HOLLYWOOD. Ten of Hope's movies, including a really nice print of "My Favorite Brunette." One of my favorite Hope movies, but this is the first time I'd ever seen it not looking like a tenth generation VHS dub.

Bobh said...

Well, it didn't take long . . . as of this writing the three volumes of "Wanted Dead or Alive" are among the top ten sellers at Oldies.com. However, Oldies has upped the price of volume 2 (previously offered at a bargain $9.95) to match the price, $12.95, of the other two volumes. The two season 1 volumes of "Ultraman" are also selling well.