Uncle Jed, Jethro & Elly Mae Clampett are back to solve the energy crisis! During its decade on network television, THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (1962-1971) was among the most popular of all comedy series. In 1981, original cast members BUDDY EBSEN (Jed Clampett), DONNA DOUGLAS (Elly Mae) and NANCY KULP (Mrs. Hathaway) reunited for RETURN OF THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES.
Following the death of Granny, Jed Clampett has returned home to live in his country cabin while nephew Jethro has stayed on in California as a Hollywood movie producer, and Elly Mae manages a zoo full of the critters she loves. Former bank assistant Mrs. Hathaway now works for the U.S. Government and along with her new boss "Chief," played by Werner Klemperer (Colonel Klink in Hogan's Heroes) attempts to solve the nation's energy crisis with some unexpected help from the Clampetts.
Just before Christmas we had the story
about MPI Home Video's plans to release The Return of the Beverly Hillbillies
on DVD at stores in 2013. Today the studio formally announced this item, providing a street date of March 12th
. This single-disc release is priced at $14.99 SRP, and "includes an abundance of never before seen Special Features
" according to MPI. Here's a high-res look at the finished front package art, plus a pre-order link: