Several weeks ago we reported
that Shout! Factory has arranged to release the long-awaiting Dragnet - Season 2
this July 6th
on DVD, a continuation of the '60s series starring Jack Webb and Harry Morgan. Back in 2005 Universal released the first season
, but unfortunately they left off the original 1966 pilot movie that fans hoped would go with it.
Now a post
at the Yahoo Groups message boards (registration required) for Dragnet
has great news for fans interested in that item. Matt Swintek, who we're told has worked with Shout! Factory in the past on bonus material for Adam-12
, posted word there that ""World Premiere: Dragnet 1966" is included in the set.
" We've directly confirmed this information with Shout!, verifying that Dragnet - Season 2
will indeed contain that item among the extras.
What else is going to be included among the special features of that set? Shout! Factory tells us to expect more, but they will have to fill us in later on...which leads us to presume that everything may not be finalized just yet. Stay tuned, though, and we'll update you as soon as we can. Our thanks to Shout! for their help with this, and to longtime reader Eric Paddon for the heads-up about the Yahoo Group post. Below is a sharper high-res picture of the package art.
Shout! Factory has JUST sent over the following list of extras for this release, giving us a look at additional bonus material that will be included on this set:
- Dragnet 1966 Pilot Movie
- “Jack Webb: The Man Behind Badge 714” Featurette
- Original Dragnet 1969 trailer
- Commemorative Booklet