As mentioned previously, Big John, Little John is coming out on DVD this fall, October 13th, to be exact, which is just two weeks away!
The set features all 13 episodes of the series, which starred Herb Edelman and Robbie Rist and ran on NBC during the 1976. From what I have read and been told, there are no major extras on the set. Which was the same case for the two other Saturday morning series released by Virgil Films and Entertainment this year, Monster Squad and Red Hand Gang. What you should expect is nice, clear, cleaned up episodes of this rare series.
You can pre-order the set from Amazon:
Land of the Lost DVD releases
On the same day Big John will be released, the Land of the Lost movie is also coming out in both regular DVD and Blu-Ray format. Both versions with contain the following extras: deleted scenes with commentary from director Brad Silberling; ” A Day in the Life of a Big-Time Movie Star” featuring costar Danny McBride; Devil’s Canyon Gift Shop Commercial and Tour; and a commentary track with director Silberling.
The Blu-Ray edition includes more bonus features: 12 more minutes of deleted scenes with commentary from the director; “Dr. Marshall’s Food Diaries” with commentary from the director; “This is Not a Routine Expedition: Making Land of the Lost” featurette; “ Brad, Sid and Marty: A Conversation with the Kroffts” a look back at the various shows produced by Sid and Marty Krofft.
No word as to whether the deleted scenes will include the alternate ending that featured cameos from the stars of the original series, Wesley Eure and Kathy Coleman.
In addition to the movie release, the original series is being re-released as season sets. So far, the only announced extra is a preview for the 2009 movie on the season 3 set, but based on the complete series re-release from May, I wouldn’t expect any other ones.
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In other Krofft related DVD news, on the Krofft brothers’ myspace message board, there are official postings that said that Far Out Space Nuts will be released on DVD in the next six months and The Lost Saucer will be released within the next year.