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Petticoat Junction - MPI Reveals Plans for a 'Return to Hooterville: 50th Anniversary Collection'

Special tribute release will be available in 2013

Posted by David Lambert
Two days ago saw MPI Home Video's release of Here's Lucy - Season 6 on DVD, the final season of that show. One of our longtime readers, "Brandon," got his copy yesterday and sent us a scan of the marketing insert found inside the package. Below is a part of that scan (thanks!) showing that MPI is working on an upcoming release of Petticoat Junction - Return to Hooterville: 50th Anniversary Collection. We checked with the studio, and today MPI replied with the info that this is in production for a 2013 wide release, and told us the following about the item:
    Petticoat Junction 50th Anniversary Tribute is a collection that includes never-before-seen and behind-the-scenes material from the archive of series creator Paul Henning, in additional to vintage promotional TV appearances by stars Bea Benaderet and Linda Kaye Henning, cast commercials and "The History of Hooterville" documentary containing interviews with original series actors and production personnel. Also Bea Benaderet on Lucille Ball's radio show "Let's Talk To Lucy."
From that description, we're not entirely sure if this will include actual episodes or not, but it sounds like we'll at the very least see selected scenes from episodes, as we explore the history of this legendary show. Finalized info, including pricing and a specific street date, are still to be decided upon. Stay tuned and we'll provide that to you as soon as we can!

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