In 2007, Shout! Factory released the first two seasons of Ironside
at general retail, and followed up last year with the third and fourth seasons sold exclusively online via the studio's direct-sales "Shout Select" program. One of our readers, Frank Soyke, e-mailed the studio asking about DVDs for Ironside - Season 5
, and here is the response he forwarded to us from an agent from the Shout! customer service team:
We hope that you have enjoyed the previous seasons.
Season 5 is releasing 5/17/11.
Its one of our direct to consumer titles.
You can only purchase it from our site.
It should be available to view 30 days prior to release date.
Thanks for your patronage...
We've left off the signature, naturally, but it included information which made us feel comfortable that this e-mail with a May 17th
ship date is legit...which is why we're passing it along so quickly. Of course, that date is several months into the future, and everybody should keep firmly in mind that early info such as this can be VERY subject to change. Stay tuned, of course, and we'll keep you updated as further developments occur. Our gratitude to Frank for sharing this!