Back in December 2007 we reported
that Steve Canyon
, the classic NBC series from 1958, would be coming to DVD in a complete fashion, in 2008...in time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the show. Fans have been wondering what's up with this, and today - the day of the 50th Anniversary itself, the Steve Canyon DVD Blog
has officially made an announcement.
Instead of one big package, they have decided to break it up into three volumes. As explained at the blog, this allows them time to finish the bonus material being planned, while keeping their promise to begin releases during this year. The first package, Steve Canyon - The Complete TV Series, Volume 1
, will be available beginning on November 18th
. It will not be sold in stores, but will only be available online through a listing at the above site. A decision about expanding availability to other places is still pending (but didn't sound likely, at least for now).
This first DVD release will have 12 episodes, "plus a few selected nifty extras," and will be available at the regular cost of $24.95...however, from now until the end of October, they will accept pre-orders for $19.95 as an early-bird special. They accept payment by credit cards, as well as Paypal, so head on over and lock in your copy. Package art wasn't on display with today's announcement. But below is a quote from the announcement at the blog, detailing their plans for the entire run of the series. Head over there for even more details.
Mark Tuesday November 18, 2008 on your calendars, as on that date we will officially release THE COMPLETE STEVE CANYON ON TV, Volume 1. This Official Collector's DVD will contain the first 12 episodes of the series for the first time in their correct running order (some with commentary tracks) plus a few selected nifty extras.
60 to 90 days following we will release THE COMPLETE STEVE CANYON ON TV VOLUME 2 which will contain the next 12 episodes of the series for the first time in their correct running order (some with commentary tracks) plus a few selected extras.
60 to 90 days following we will release the final installment of THE COMPLETE STEVE CANYON ON TV VOLUME 3 which will contain the final 10 episodes of the series for the first time in their correct running order (some with commentary tracks) plus the original uncut series pilot and the bulk of the main selected extras. These will include documentaries on star Dean Fredericks and the history of the show. Included with Volume 3 will be a full color custom collectors slipcase designed to hold all 3 volumes together on your video-shelf.