Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mr. Belvedere DVD Season FOUR! OH YES!

Bad news is, the DVD sets have been selling less and less per season, resulting in flagging interest from retailers to stock the new set. But the DVD will still be available at the Shout! Factory site beginning January 19, 2010.


Read about this bit of news at TV Shows on DVD here.

I gotta say I'm kinda disappointed that there isn't much support from fans for this DVD. Perhaps we're not as many as we thought we were. ha! ha! But if this is sold directly from Shout!, it will most likely mean a larger profit margin for them as they won't have to deal with retailer commissions. (Either that or they lower retail price.) That means the show may prove to be more profitable for Shout! in the long run, and it would allow them to continue producing the DVDs well into the 6th season.

An interesting tidbit in the news in the link is that bonus material in this DVD set includes commentaries from creator and cast. I'm not sure who the "creator" they got to do commentaries, but I'm betting it's Jeff Stein.

Mr. Belvedere Season 4 DVD will soon be made available at this particular page at Shout! Factory's site. Let's make this the most popular page on Shout's site when the time comes!

4 comments:

Jacob said...

I have a feeling that Shout will probably follow through with all the seasons since it seems like they leased the entire series through FOX and would have to recoup the costs of licensing. As long as they make a profit producing the DVDs there is no reason not to finish the series. It isn't like Sony who already owns the rights to their shows. When Shout wants to release a series on DVD they probably pay for the entire series at one time.

Anonymous said...

With only two seasons left afther the season 4 set, I agree it's highly likely Shout! will complete the series. There was a drop off of sales between the first and second sets, but it has still been a solid seller for Shout! It's better for them to direct sell. We just have to keep spreading the word as we've been doing.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Belvedere Season 4 is now available to pre-order at http://www.shoutfactorystore.com/prod.aspx?pfid=5257099

Louigi said...

I live in Russia and love the show, but unfortunately they did not agree to deliver to Russia, so I am sadly not able to support this financially.

But I really hope they do release seasons 5 and 6 too. It would be sad if they don't as there might not be another chance to digitize the series.