Fans Demand ‘Scarecrow and Mrs. King’ DVD28 Sep, 2009 By: John Latchem
Last week we ran a list of the top 10 TV shows not yet on DVD, which I got from our friends at TVShowsOnDVD.com. No. 6 on the list was “Scarecrow and Mrs. King.”
The 1983-87 series starred Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson as a spy and a housewife who fall in love and embark on fantastic adventures (forgive me if my summary is at all imprecise).
The article included a quote from the founder of that site, Gord Lacey, who cited a “perceived lack of interest” as one reason the show is not yet on DVD.
Well, since the story hit our Web site last Friday, I have been deluged with e-mails from fans of the show looking to counter the notion that there is no interest in a DVD release.
First, I’d like to thank readers of scarecrowandmrskingforum.yuku.com for their impassioned responses. Second, I’d like to assure everyone that Lacey was not saying there isn’t a fan base for the show. Clearly there is, judging by all the e-mails I received, the comments posted below the original story, and the fact that it was on the list to begin with.
No, I think the point is that there is clearly a fan interest, but that the studio, in this case Warner Home Video, might not understand the level of interest. Lacey told me he once saw Boxleitner at Comic-Con pleading with a Warner executive to release the show. If Tron can’t get it done, there must be some other rights issue or musical hold-up.
Still, I think the fans can rest assured that their message has been received, and perhaps Warner or a third-party licensee will get the issues worked out and finally put this series on DVD. My inbox can’t handle anything less.