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Site News - Universal to Re-Release 5 Old TV Titles on Single-Sided Discs in February/March


Season sets for Adam-12, Dragnet, Quincy M.E., Alfred Hitchcok Presents and Emergency on 3 diferent dates

Posted by David Lambert
2/07/2018
 
Last May, after originally releasing it on double-sided discs way back in August 2005, Universal re-released Emergency! - Season 1 on single-sided DVDs. It's not the first time they've done that sort of thing, and we're sure it won't be the last. But for now they are going ahead with re-releases of five season sets which need similar treatments...including one that's related to the one we mention above!

On February 13th, Universal will re-release Adam-12 - Season 1 on 4 single-sided DVDs, priced at $22.98 SRP. The title was originally released on two double-sided discs back in August 2005, with a list price at seventeen dollars more than that!

Also on February 13th, Universal will re-release Dragnet - 1967: Season 1 on 3 single-sided DVDs, priced at $34.98 SRP. The title was originally released on two double-sided discs back in June 2005, with a list price at five dollars more than the new version.

And again, on February 13th, Universal will re-release Quincy, M.E. - Season 1 on 2 single-sided DVDs, priced at $22.98 SRP. Those episodes were originally released as part of the "Quincy, M.E. - Seasons 1 & 2" set, with three double-sided discs, back in June 2005, with a list price of $39.98 SRP. No word yet on a single-sided version of the second season by itself, but we're confident it's among Universal's plans for down the road.

Moving along to the next month: on March 13th, Universal will re-release Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 1 on 6 single-sided DVDs, priced at $34.98 SRP. The title was originally released on three double-sided discs back in October 2005, with a list price at five dollars more than that!

Finally, on March 27th, the studio will re-release Emergency! - Season 2 on 6 single-sided DVDs, priced at $34.98 SRP. The title was originally released on three double-sided discs back in February 2006, with a list price at five dollars more than this one.

Note that on the same date, Universal Studios Home Entertainment will also re-release seasons three through six of Emergency!, in "tighter" snap-case plastic boxes. But that's just a box change, with no difference in disc content. My own personal copies of those items were bought back on their individual original street dates, and each of them are single-sided discs. The new ones are still single-sided, of course.

Also originally released on single-sided DVDs is the first season of Amazing Stories, which is getting re-promoted on March 13th along with the re-release of Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 1. Make no mistake, though: Amazing Stories - Season 1 originally came on 4 single-sided discs, same as this new version in a tighter plastic snap-case box. So, no need to change that item out here, if you already own it.

The most interesting change is the move from a two-season set to "Quincy, M.E. - Season 1"; below is the package art for that! Our thanks to longtime reader Sean Doyle for his help with this story.

Quincy, M.E. - Season 1

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