The new guys on the block, TV-on-DVD wise, are TGG Direct, and after a couple of delays they released on January 29th a number of titles that included 2 seasons of Bat Masterson
, all 4 seasons of Lloyd Bridges in Sea Hunt
, and the first and last seasons of The Young Riders
. What's next?
This past summer one of TGG's earliest titles was the first season of In the Heat of the Night
, starring Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr. and Anne-Marie Johnson. That premiere season was very short, consisting of a full-length pilot and six regular episodes. The 2nd through 7th seasons each consisted of at least 21 episodes, usually including at least one double-length episode at some point during the season. The last season, though, consisted of 4 full-length telefilms, and TGG is jumping straight there for the next DVD.
Amazon's pre-order listing
says April 16th
, but a phone call we made to TGG today informs us that In the Heat of the Night - Season 8: The Final Season
will probably be out on April 2nd, the same day as their other spring TV-DVD titles. The 4-disc set will cost $24.96, Episodes consist of "Who Is Geli Bendl?," "By Duty Bound," "A Matter Of Justice" and "Grow Old ALong With Me." Box art isn't available yet, but stay tuned.