Last week we gave you the heads-up about this
, and quite frankly some of our readers didn't believe it. But it's true, and not just for the original series, either.
will see a wave of Law & Order
releases, as all three popular series from Dick Wolf see DVD season sets arrive. However, instead of continuing in order from the beginning, Universal Studios Home Video has elected to bring out the recently completed seasons instead, from the 2003-2004 broadcast year.
For Law & Order
, that means that The Complete 14th Season
will arrive at a $59.98 suggested retail price, with all 24 episodes on a 3-DVD set (each will be a double-sided disc).
Why jump seasons to bring out just the latest? The studio hasn't spoken up about this, nor has Dick Wolf, but we suspect that the goal here is to hit with these while the marketing for the newest episodes are fresh on the consumers' minds, and try to lead into the next season which will be starting up in that fall timeframe. We'll try to find out if our thinking is correct, or if something else is at work here. For the original show, we suspect that the departure of a major character may have a bit to do with it, too.
No further details are available this early, but stay tuned! We'll bring you updates on this - and cover art, too - as the studio releases more information about this.