TMG Scores Big With The Debut Release Of The Saint: The Complete Series

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Courtesy: Timeless Media Group/itv

Late this past May, Timeless Media Group, which is now officially part of the Shout! Factory corporate family, released the classic television series The Saint on DVD. The series’ release is significant because it marked the first time ever that the series had ever been released in its entirety in one complete set. It is safe to say of the recently released complete series set that with its release TMG has yet again lived up to its name and ever-growing reputation. Whether seeing the series and its new box set for the first time or seeing the series for the first time again, audiences will agree in purchasing it that it is a successful first time-release and potentially one of this year’s best new box sets for grown-ups. The center point of the set’s success and enjoyment is the series’ writing. This includes both the stories penned for each of the series’ one hundred eighteen episodes and the deeper elements of the stories (E.g. the minimal amount of violence and overt sexual content). The packaging of this first-time release is also of note in regards to its success and enjoyment. On the surface the packaging seems bulky. But considering the fact that TMG was able to fit all one hundred-eighteen of the series’ episodes on thirty-three discs actually minimizes the set’s packaging to a point. That will be discussed later. Last but not least worth noting of the series in its recent re-issue is its overall look and sound (its production values). Both the series’ black-and-white episodes and its colorized episodes look and sound just as good as in their original broadcasts and their previous DVD releases. They sound just as good, too. Such positive production values make every single episode fully worth the watch. Being so worth the watch, audiences will in turn see for themselves the positives of the episodes’ writing and that of the set’s packaging. In appreciating all noted elements, viewers that pick up the set will agree that it is in fact a candidate for a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s best new box sets for grown-ups.

The Saint: The Complete Series is an easy candidate for a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s best new box sets for grown-ups. This is especially telling considering the fact that its release this past May marked the first time that the series had ever been released in its entirety in one complete box. The main way in which it proves itself such an enjoyable set is the writing behind each of the series’ one hundred eighteen episodes. The writing behind The Saint is so impressive in that it is completely unlike that of its fellow UK-based action/drama Danger Man or even the likes of I Spy, which would come to American audiences only three years after the debut of The Saint. One of the best examples of what makes this series’ writing so entertaining comes in the form of the Season Two episode “The Benevolent Burglary.” Originally airing on December 26th, 1963, this episode sees Simon Templar having to defend his reputation and at the same time, stop the burglary of a museum. Simon makes a bet with an old acquaintance that the museum would be burglarized within forty-eight hours but that it wouldn’t be himself that burglarizes the museum. He has the police on his heels every step of the way because they don’t believe he has changed. Those that have any knowledge of film history will especially appreciate the writing in this episode because it actually throws back to Cary Grant’s 1955 hit big screen thriller To Catch A Thief. It’s a fitting inclusion to the series considering that star Roger Moore would go on to star in equally similar adventures in the role of the famed spy James Bond after this series’ end. Later in the series’ run the writers set Simon in some more serious scenarios such as having to handle human traffickers in Season Six’s “The People Importers.” For those wanting something more familiar, there is a classic style story in Season Five’s “The Escape Route.” It is in that episode that Simon gets himself arrested so as to infiltrate a group of inmates and find out who is heading up a series of recent escapes from Princetown Prison. Very similar plots have been developed for other TV series both before and after. It has even been used as a plot element in a number of action and drama flicks on the big screen. It’s just one more example of why the writing behind The Saint is so important to its enjoyment and success here in its full series set. Simply put, the writing behind The Saint is so pivotal to its enjoyment and success because it didn’t stick to one style of story. It presented both fun, action packed stories as well as more serious story lines, too. That the writers would present such a variety of stories from the series premiere to its finale will keep audiences watching nonstop.

Thanks to the work of the writers behind The Saint, audiences are presented in the series’ first-ever full series set nonstop action and adventure from one episode to the next. The series’ writers show from one episode to the next that they never stick to just one style of story. There are timeless, classic storylines and more serious ones, too. The combination of so many different story styles will keep audiences watching from the series’ premiere to its finale. As important as the writing proves to be to the set’s enjoyment and success, it is just one element of the set that makes it so enjoyable. Examining the set on another level, its packaging should be noted, too. On the surface, the packaging of The Saint: The Complete Series looks rather bulky. However one must consider that the series ran for a total of six seasons and one hundred eighteen episodes. Considering this, TMG has taken it fully into account and given audiences the best possible packaging. Rather than just tossing in a bunch of standalone season sets, TMG has made the set as ergonomic as possible, combining together the series’ first and second seasons into one box, its third and fourth into another, and then its fifth and sixth season into their own standalone sets. Here is where things get just a little dicey. It is understandable that TMG’s people wanted to minimize the amount of space taken up within each set. But because of the set’s packaging, no fewer than seven spindles are left empty over three of the set’s boxes. One of those empty spindles is in the Season 3/4 box. Two more are in Season 5’s standalone set and four more are in Season Six’s box. Considering this, it would have seemed more logical to either eliminate those empty spindles or utilize them by combining part of Season Five into the Season 3/4 set and part of Season Six into the Season Five set. That would have ultimately reduced the size of Season Six’s box and cut down at least a little bit more. But as is, there is empty, unused space in three of the series’ four boxes. That aside, TMG’s people are still to be commended for having made the efforts that they did to maximize the use of the set’s space so as to minimize its space taken up on consumers’ DVD racks.

TMG and its employees are to be commended by and large for the packaging of The Saint: The Complete Series. Even though it looks bulky on the surface, it is actually a relatively wise manner of packaging. It actually saves a certain amount of space on consumers’ DVD racks. On another note, the work of the series’ writers makes this collection enjoyable in its own right. The writers behind this series crafted over its six seasons one hundred eighteen episodes that ran the gamut from classic action fare to more serious episodes throughout. As enjoyable as every episode proves to be, they would not be worth mentioning if not for the work of those charged with restoring the series’ footage for its presentation here. Thanks to the efforts of those individuals every episode looks and sounds just as good as it did in its original broadcast. Each episode maintains its original look complete with that grainy feel. Yet it is obvious that the footage has been meticulously handled so that the grainy feel in question didn’t become overpowering at the same time. On a related note, the sound is just as impressive, too. The audio in each episode has been tweaked just enough to the point that any volume adjustments made from episode to episode and from scene to scene are minimal at best. Yet again, those charged with restoring the footage even in this arena are to be commended for their efforts. The end result of their efforts is one hundred eighteen episodes that look and sound just as wonderful as they did in their original broadcast. because they look and sound so good, audiences will in turn be able to appreciate the work of the series’ writers throughout. Both of these elements set alongside the series’ smart packaging prove together once and for all clearly why The Saint: The Complete Series is yet another hit from Timeless Media Group and why it is also a clear candidate for a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s best new box sets for grown-ups.

The Saint: The Complete Series is yet another hit from Timeless Media Group. The recently released box set presents solid, entertaining writing from the series’ premiere to its finale. The packaging minimizes the amount of space used up on consumers’ DVD racks to the best of its ability. Those charged with handling its packaging are to be commended for their efforts here especially considering the fact that the series ran for six seasons and one hundred eighteen episodes. The work of those charged with restoring the footage for its presentation here are to be just as highly commended. It is thanks to their efforts that every one of those one hundred eighteen episodes looks and sounds just as good as they did in their original broadcasts, if not better. All things considered, The Saint: The Complete Series proves in the end to be yet another hit for Timeless Media Group and one more candidate for a spot on any critic’s list of the year’s best new box sets for grown-ups. It is available now in stores and online. It can be ordered online direct from Shout! Factory’s online store at https://www.shoutfactory.com/tv/tv-action-adventure/the-saint-the-complete-series. More information on this and other titles from Timeless Media Group is available online now at:

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TMG Resurrecting The Rebel This Summer

Courtesy:  Timeless Media Group

Courtesy: Timeless Media Group

This summer, fans of the classic western series The Rebel will finally get to see it for the first time again when Timeless Media Group releases the series in its entirety on DVD.

Timeless Media Group announced this week that it will release The Rebel: The Complete Series on DVD on Tuesday, August 18th.  All seventy-six episodes of the classic series will be spread across eleven discs in the soon to be released box set.  The collection will also feature a number of bonus features including the pilot for The Rebel’s companion series The Yank, the retrospective featurette “Looking Back at The Rebel” with the series’ writer and producer A.J. Fenady, and a retrospective interview with star Nick Adams’ children in which they discuss their father both on-screen and off as well as other bonuses.  The Rebel aired on ABC from 1959 – 1691.  Over the course of that short run it featured a slew of well-known guest stars including: Robert Blake (Baretta, In Cold Blood, Lost Highway), Jack Elam (Once Upon A Time In The West, The Cannonball Run, Rio Lobo), Agnes Moorehead (Bewitched, Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons), Dan Blocker (Bonanza, The Restless Gun, Cimarron City), Soupy Sales (Love, American Style, Saturday Supercade, Black Scorpion—TV series), Robert Vaughn (The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Bullitt, The Magnificent Seven), and Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek, Fringe, Mission Impossible—TV Series) among other equally well-known figures.

The Rebel: The Complete Series will be available in stores and online on Tuesday, August 18th.  It will retail for MSRP of $59.97.  Fans of the series can pre-order it for a discounted price of $53.97 online via Shout! Factory’s online store at https://shoutfactory.com/tv/western/the-rebel-the-complete-series-the-collector-s-edition.  More information on this and other titles from TMG is available online at:

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TMG’s Thunderbirds Re-Issue Is One Of 2015’s Best New Box Sets For Kids, Famlies

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Courtesy: Timeless Media Group

Gerry Anderson’s classic sci-fi/action series Thunderbirds is not the only series that he created during his life.  Though, it is safe to say that of the series that he created it is the best . That is both the personal opinion of this critic and apparently that of audiences in general.  The fact that Thunderbirds has been re-imagined so many times since its original run on television from 1964 – 1965 proves that true.  It has been made into a variety of TV series and even an absolutely horrid teen-centric big screen adaptation in 2004.  There is also a whole new reboot of the original series in the works set to air this year on British television.  It goes to show the longevity of the series.  Now thanks to Timeless Media Group, this classic series has finally been resurrected once more.  While not the first time that the series has been released in full—it was last released by A&E Home Video in 2008 in a twelve-disc DVD box set—it proves to be just as welcome in any classic TV lover’s library this time out as in its previous release if not even more welcome.  The very fact that it has been presented both on DVD and Blu-ray this time is one clear reason that it is such a welcome return.  The writing behind the series should be noted whether audiences are seeing the series for the first time or for the first time again.  The writing behind Thunderbirds makes it stand out from any of Anderson’s other series.  Last and hardly least worth noting of TMG’s newly re-issued full series Thunderbirds set is its look and sound.  It looks and sounds just as good as ever if not better.  That is especially the case for the series’ Blu-ray presentation.  That impressive look and sound in the series’ new re-issue rounds out the ways in which it shows itself to be a completely welcome return both for the series’ original fans and for a whole new generation of fans.  Considering all of this it can also be said that TMG’s new re-issue of Thunderbirds: The Complete Series is one of this year’s best new box sets for children and families.

TMG’s new re-issue of Thunderbirds: The Complete Series is a completely welcome return both for the series’ original fans and for the current generation of fans.  Considering the amount of work that went in to resurrecting the series and doing it right for that matter, it is also one of the best new box sets for children and families.  It shows this to be true in a number of ways, the main way being its overall presentation.  TMG’s release of Thunderbirds: The Complete Series is not the first time that the series has ever seen the light of day.  It was previously released in 2008 in a twelve-disc box set by A&E Home Video.  It was only available on DVD at the time, too.  TMG’s new re-issue offers the series on both DVD and Blu-ray.  Whereas A&E Home Video’s box set was composed of twelve discs and was quite bulky to say the least, TMG has presented audiences with a DVD and Blu-ray box set that are both much more streamlined.  The DVD box is composed of eight discs and the Blu-ray set six discs.  Even if either set had to add an extra disc to house the bonus features included in A&E Home Video’s box set, both sets released by TMG would still be more ergonomic than that of A&E Home Video.  To that extent the series’ packaging both on DVD and Blu-ray in its new release plays a big part in why fans of all ages will enjoy it.  The only down side to the packaging and overall presentation here is that it is lacking an episode guide of any sort.  Given it would be nice to have had that.  But even without it, neither set suffers so much that it isn’t worth the purchase.  It’s just a minor detail.  The fact that fans of the series are presented with two ways to watch the series and in cases that are much more ergonomic than that of its previous release more than makes up for that one negative aspect of the packaging.  That being the case, the overall presentation of Thunderbirds: The Complete Series in its new re-issue presents a sound foundation for both sets.

TMG’s presentation of Thunderbirds: The Complete Series on both DVD and Blu-ray is within itself a great positive for the series in its return.  The fact that both the DVD and Blu-ray set are more ergonomic than that of A&E Home Video’s previous twelve-disc DVD presentation makes both sets even more worth of a welcome return for fans of all ages.  Both elements together form a solid foundation for both the series’ new DVD and Blu-ray sets.  That means that there is still much more to be examined here including the series’ very concept and the related work of its writers.  The concept behind Thunderbirds is completely apart from anything that Gerry Anderson developed for any of his other series.  Instead of going out into space as in Fireball XL5, beneath the waves as in Stingray or even using super brain power to fight the forces of evil.  The closes that Thunderbirds comes to any of Gerry Anderson’s other series by comparison is to Supercar.  And even that comparison is loose at best.  It could actually be argued to a point that Thunderbirds is so enjoyable because it built on the concept behind Supercar and made it more relatable to young viewers than Supercar or even any of Anderson’s other series.  Here, in Thunderbirds, is a covert team of operatives that uses cool, high-tech gadgets and vehicles to save the world.  It just happens to be that they are all brothers and are led by their father.  That within itself is an entirely original concept that has seemingly gone on to be the model for a number of other action series that have come along since then.   The brothers don’t save the world from aliens from another world (Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons) or from other sources in their missions.  Rather the bad guys and situations in general are more real and in turn more believable.  The series’ premiere episode is proof of that as International Rescue has to save a jet that has been strapped with a bomb that would not only destroy the plane but would also lead to a massive spread of radioactive material in the jet’s explosion.    Another episode later in the series’ run sees the team having to save one of its own from a group of villains.  There’s even a point in the series’ run in which the Tracy brothers have to aid the U.S. Army in recovering a new vehicle not from villains but from a fiery pit once used by the army to dispose of its own old equipment.  Simply put, the concept and writing behind Thunderbirds presents concepts and adventures that are more tangible than those presented in Anderson’s other series for lack of better wording.  In being more believable the series also becomes more accessible and in turn enjoyable, which is why even some five decades since it first premiered it remains just as enjoyable as any children’s series on television today if not more so.  It’s one more reason that the series, now in its latest re-issue, is a completely welcome addition to any classic TV lover’s library.

The largely original concept behind Thunderbirds and its fun, entirely believable stories make it just as enjoyable as any children’s series on television today if not more so.  That within itself makes the series’ new re-issue a completely welcome return for audiences of all ages both on DVD and Blu-ray.  The fact that TMG has presented the series in separate, streamlined DVD and Blu-ray boxes makes its new release even more welcome in any classic TV lover’s library.  Both elements together give audiences more than enough reason for audiences of all ages to own Thunderbirds: The Complete Series in its new presentation whether on DVD or Blu-ray.  One would be remiss to ignore the overall quality of the episodes in their new re-issue, having noted the series’ packaging and writing.  The series looks and sounds just as impressive as it did in its original run five decades ago.  This is especially the case with the series’ Blu-ray presentation.  The video is crystal clear.  Yet at the same time, the static that was there in the show’s original run is there, too.  It has just been cleaned up to the point that the picture isn’t hindered.  So, retro TV fans won’t have to worry there.  It still maintains its original look.  That look has just been tweaked a little.  Just as impressive is that the Blu-ray presentation presents the video in its original 4:3 aspect ratio.  It hasn’t been stretched out or distorted to accommodate wide screen televisions.  It is a big statement that the people at TMG would make sure to maintain this aspect of the show.  Added to the fact that it still boasts its original static (albeit cleaned static), the look of the series proves to be its own huge bonus for audiences regardless of their familiarity with the series. The sound is just as interesting to note. Audiences will find themselves by and large holding their remotes, constantly adjusting the volume as they watch. That isn’t the fault of those that re-mastered the show. That is actually how the sound was presented in the show’s original run. While it is somewhat irritating, keeping in mind that this is exactly how the audio was originally presented makes the inconsistency bearable. It might even create even more of a sense of nostalgia among audiences. That sense of nostalgia will keep audiences fully engaged in every episode. Being fully engaged, audiences will in turn see for themselves the importance of the series’ concept and its writing. That appreciation coupled with an appreciation for TMG’s dual, ergonomic presentation of the series will lead finally to the agreement that TMG’s new re-issue of Thunderbirds: The Complete Series is a completely welcome return. It is in fact one of this year’s best new box sets for children and families.

TMG’s new re-issue of Thunderbirds: The Complete Series is one of this year’s best new box sets for children and families. It shows this in so many ways including its packaging, its production values, and of course its concept and writing from one episode to the next. That is not to discount other factors such as the work of those that controlled the marionettes. They were the real stars of the show. The bonus material makes the set even more of a hit. That is because one of the bonus features allows audiences to print out classic brochures promoting the series. There is also an in-depth documentary that discusses how Thunderbirds came to be along with other topics. Whether for these elements, for those that were more directly cited, or for any other element not noted here, any classic TV fan will agree that TMG has impressed greatly with its newly released re-issue of Thunderbirds: The Complete Series. It is a series that was well worth the wait, especially for those that perhaps didn’t already own the series on DVD or even VHS. It is one that is one of this year’s best new box sets for children and families. Thunderbirds: The Complete Series is available now in stores and online. It can be ordered direct from TMG via Shout! Factory’s online store on either platform at https://www.shoutfactory.com/kids/kids-action-adventure/thunderbirds-the-complete-series. More information on Thunderbirds: The Complete Series and other titles from TMG and Shout! Factory is available online now at:

 

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TMG Takes Audiences Back To The Old West This Summer With The Legend Of The Lone Ranger

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Courtesy: Timeless Media Group

Two years ago, Walt Disney Studios released to the world what has become one of its least enjoyable movies in recent memory in the form of The Lone Ranger. The movie, which starred Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer has proven to be one of the studio’s least memorable movies in a long time. Thankfully next month, Timeless Media Group will do proper *justice* to the legacy of the Lone Ranger when it releases the 1981 movie The Legend of the Lone Ranger. Timeless Media Group will re-issue The Legend of the Lone Ranger on Tuesday, July 14th. It will be available in stores and online strictly on Blu-ray. The story behind The Legend of the Lone Ranger centers on Texas Ranger John Reid (Klinton Spilsbury–Lou Grant, Suddenly, Love). After he and his fellow Rangers are ambushed by the notorious bandit Butch Cavendish (Christopher Lloyd–Back To The Future 1 – 3, Cyberchase, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Reid becomes the west’s most beloved crime fighter, enlisting the aid of his childhood friend Tonto (Michael Horse–Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Passenger 57, Twin Peaks) and speeding across the land on his trusty steed Silver. With a cry of “Hi-Ho Silver,” The Lone Ranger sets off to fight not just Caendish but all who would commit wrongs across the west. The Legend of the Lone Ranger also starts two-time Academy Award-winner Jason Robards (Once Upon a Time in the West, All The President’s Men, Philadelphia) as Ulysses S. Grant. It will be available in stores and online on Tuesday, July 14th. It will be available on Blu-ray for MSRP of $19.97 but can be pre-ordered online now for a discounted price of $16.97 via the Shout! Factory online store at https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/action-adventure/the-legend-of-the-lone-ranger. More information on this and other titles from Timeless Media Group is available online now at:

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TMG To Re-Issue “Timeless” War Story Next Month

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Courtesy: Timeless Media Group

Timeless Media Group has shown *time and again* just why it lives up to its name when it re-issues the timeless war flick All Quiet on the Western Front.

Timeless Media Group will release All Quiet on the Western Front on Tuesday, July 14th. It will be made available both on DVD and Blu-ray. It is a timeless anti-war flick that doubles as a coming of age story centered on young German soldier Paul Baumer (played here by Richard Thomas (The Waltons, Wonder Boys, Battle Beyond the Stars. Baumer enters the Imperial German Army to fight in WWI with stars in his eyes. His main aim in joining the war is to assert Germany’s dominance . But in enduring the rigors of boot camp and then front line combat, Baumer begins to change and see things in a completely different light. Thomas is joined by Ernest Borgnine (The Dirty Dozen, McHale’s Navy, The Wild Bunch), Donald Pleasence (The Great Escape, Halloween, Escape From New York), Ian Holm (Alien, Ratatouille, The Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring) and Patricia Neal (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hud, The Day The Earth Stood Still).

All Quiet on the Western Front will be available in stores and online on Tuesday, July 14th. It will be available both on DVD and Blu-ray. The DVD will retail for MSRP of $14.93 and the Blu-ray for $22.97. It can be pre-ordered online now on both platforms via Shout! Factory’s online store at https://www.shoutfactory.com/film/film-drama/all-quiet-on-the-western-front-the-uncut-edition for a discounted price of $13.93 (DVD) and $19.97 (Blu-ray) respectively. More information on this and other titles from TMG is avaialble online now at:

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Shout! Factory To Release Another Pound Of Pound Puppies Next Month

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Courtesy: Shout! Factory/Shout! Factory Kids/Hasbro Studios

Shout! Factory Kids and Hasbro Studios will release yet another new collection of episodes from the hit children’s series Pound Puppies next month.

Shout! Factory Kids and Hasbro Studios will release Pound Puppies: Pick of the Litter on Tuesday, July 14th. The single-disc collection will feature five more episodes from the family friendly series. This collection sees voice actor Grey DeLisle (Secret Agent Oso, Curious George, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy) make an appearance as a puppy named Buttercup in “Cuddle Up Buttercup.” Buttercup looks so much like the toy sensation Cuddle Up Buttercup in this episode. Because Buttercup looks so much like the toy dog, she is in high demand. So it’s up to the Pound Puppies to connect her with her perfect person before she is adopted by some random child. There is also a story that puts a twist on the classic story the Prince and the Pauper in “I’m Ready For My Close Pup” as famed TV dog Pooches is sick of the limelight and wants a break. So she trades places with Cupcake, who ends up letting fame go to her head. All the while the Pound Puppies are searching for Pooches’ perfect person, who turns out ironically to be her on-screen enemy Amy. Amy might be Pooches’ enemy in front of the camera. But off camera, she loves Pooches very much. Lauren Tom (Futurama, King of the Hill, Codename: Kids Next Door) guest stars in this episode. There’s even an international flare in this collection in “The Pups Who Loved Me” as Lucky and British Pound Puppy agent Bondo have to chase down the Super Secret Pup Club when the young pups play in Bondo’s flying car and accidentally set off the car’s controls. Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain) guest stars in this episode alongside Jeff Bennett (James Bond, Jr., Curious George, Codename: Kids Next Door). These are just a few of the episodes presented in Pound Puppies: Pick of the Litter. There are two more episodes that audiences will enjoy together, too in the form of “Dog on a Wire” and “Pound Preemies.” Pound Puppies: Pick of the Litter will be available on DVD in stores and online on Tuesday, July 14th. It will retail for MSRP of $12.99 but can be pre-ordered online now via Shout! Factory’s online store for a discounted price of $11.99 at https://www.shoutfactory.com/kids/kids-animation/pound-puppies-pick-of-the-litter. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory and Shout! Factory Kids is available online now at

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Shout! Factory Finishes Off Barney Miller This Summer

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Courtesy: Shout! Factory

For seven seasons the crew of the 12th Precinct brought audiences loads of laughs in the classic cop comedy Barney Miller. But this summer, it all comes to an end when Shout! Factory releases the final season of the hit classic sitcom.

Shout! Factory will release Barney Miller: The Final Season on Tuesday, July 7th. Barney Miller was beloved both by audiences in general and by police officers because of its more human portrayal of police officers. It stood completely apart from all of the other crime series on television at the time then. And it even stands completely apart from today’s crime-centric series. This season sees Luger having second thoughts about his mail order bride (yes, mail order bride) in “Arrival.” There is also a funny yet thought-provoking episode in the form of “Homeless” that sees the 12th Precinct overrun by the city’s homeless population during the holidays. And in “Bones” the countdown to the end begins as Wojo discovers an antique rifle in the precinct that will mark the beginning of the end for the 12th. These are just a few examples of what audiences have to look forward to in this eighth and final season of Barney Miller. Barney Miller: The Final Season will be available Tuesday, July 7th in stores and online. It will retail for MSRP of 24.97 but can be pre-ordered online now for a discounted price of $19.97 at https://www.shoutfactory.com/tv/comedy/barney-miller-the-final-season. More information on this and other titles from Shout! Factory is avaiable online now at:

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