Still in Love with Lucy

by Thomas Watson

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dear Fellow Lucyfans,

Still More Lucy on DVD

As I mentioned in my earlier newsletter, CBS Home Entertainment is repackaging its I Love Lucy DVD releases -- the new artwork is featured above. Each set will be packaged in a single multi-disc plastic jewel-box case, similar to those currently being use on CHE's releases of The Lucy Show.

The new releases are scheduled to hit retail outlets in two waves: Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be released Tuesday, October 9th, and Seasons 5, 6 and 7-8-9 a month later, on November 6th.

Included in each single-season set are virtually the same discs as were released in the 2009 Full Series Box Set (aka "The Whole McGillicuddy"). No content or design changes have been made to those discs.

In fact, the only set to be different from previous single-season releases is Season One, which was remastered and had additional "special features" added for that 2009 full-series release. This will be the first time those discs will be available on a single-season basis.

There were rumors afloat that the set containing Seasons 7, 8 and 9 (the "Lucy-Desi" hour shows) would also be remastered, but that is not the case. CBS hopes to do a deluxe edition of this set -- perhaps on Blu-ray -- sometime in 2013, and the shows will be remastered for that.

Thanks again for stopping by...

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