Today we've received several e-mails from readers (our thanks go out to each of you!) about Amazon.com listings for the following releases distributed by Millennium Media Services:
As most of our readers who are fans of this show starring Dick Van Dyke already are aware, CBS/Paramount put out the first three seasons on DVD in 2006 and 2007, then stopped because sales weren't as strong as they hoped. In 2012 VEI (Visual Entertainment Inc., of Canada) put out a DVD release for Diagnosis Murder - Television Movie Collection
, which sold strongly enough to encourage them to work with CBS DVD and license the remaining seasons of the show. We reported
this past New Year's Eve that VEI was intending to put out Diagnosis Murder - The Complete Series
plans are still in effect, and we expect to get word on that in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, VEI was intending to take care of customers who want lower-cost packages by putting out the above type of half-season sets. As of this writing, Amazon.com shows that VEI's distributor for the U.S.A., Millennium, made the fourth season available on July 30th, and intends to put the fifth season out on this coming Tuesday, August 20th. However, that's incorrect.
Today we've been in touch with VEI, and we're informed that the cover art shown at Amazon (seen below) for all 4 titles is correct, and they didn't say anything was wrong with the pricing shown there, either ($19.99 SRP each per title). however, we're told that VEI has NOT shipped the The 4th Season, Part 1
or Part 2
sets out yet, certainly not in time for a "July 30th" date. However, they do intend to ship these fourth season sets out later this month, in August
VEI doesn't know if they can make August 20th; it may end up being August 27th. At the same time, they are trying to finalize everything with the The 5th Season, Part 1
and Part 2
DVD sets, in order to have them available sometime in September
. We hope to have specific street dates very soon for all four of these titles, so stay tuned! In the meantime, feel free to click the button link below and lock in your copy of these, which will ship as soon as Amazon gets their stock from VEI/Millennium!