Grievously injured in the crash of an experimental aircraft, Colonel Steve Austin's shattered body is covertly rebuilt via the miracle of modern science known as bionics. Equipped with atomic-powered limbs that make him "better, stronger, faster" than the average mortal, Austin (Lee Majors) can now run at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour, overturn cars with ease, and spot an encroaching enemy from over a mile away. Under the watchful eye of OSI director Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson), Steve repays his debt to the taxpayers by taking on perilous missions of a highly classified nature.
Season 1 chronicles Steve Austin's amazing metamorphosis from "a man barely alive" to cyborg to patriotic superspy. Armed with futuristic abilities, Austin is dispatched to do battle with kidnappers, arms smugglers, evil scientists, political assassins, and a diabolical robot-with time enough to spare to counsel a troubled astronaut (William Shatner) and clear his dead father's name. Relive the thrill of Steve's first bionic run in this digitally remastered 6-DVD set featuring 13 uncut episodes; all three made-for-TV movies in their original, unedited versions; and over two hours of never-before-seen bonus materials!
Last November the folks at Time Life released The Six Million Dollar Man - The Complete Series
, a 40-DVD set available only directly from their online store. In January they followed up with an individual release of The Six Million Dollar Man - Pilot TV Movies and The Complete Season 1
, a 6-disc set with the three pilot telefilms and the 13 regularly weekly episodes of the show's first season, plus extras. Lots of passionate fans jumped on one of these, but many of you have been waiting for a general retail release of the season sets.
Today Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced that The Six Million Dollar Man - Season 1
will be available at a participating store near you starting on November 29th
. The six-disc set will have the same episodes (telefilms included) as the corresponding Time Life release, at the same list price of $39.98 SRP (individual retailers are expected to discount it, of course). Specs are the same, of course, with full screen video, English mono sound, and English subtitles.
Universal hasn't provided information about bonus material for their release, other than what's abstractly mentioned in the studio description quoted at the top. But generally speaking, Universal's retail releases are expected to have mostly the same extras as Time Life's versions, with certain notable exceptions (for example, it is believed that all of the extras with Lee Majors interview are Time Life-exclusive, and won't be found on Universal's retail copies). But for the most part you should see the same supplements. Also, the package art will be almost the same. Here's the box image that the studio made available today: