For those of you who are collecting the complete I Love Lucy Series on DVD through Paramount, they will have Season 5 available August 16th!
It's I Love Lucy's fifth hilarious season, and the laughs come fast and furious! Join the Ricardos and the Mertzes as they wrap up their trip to Hollywood and then embark on a whirlwind trip to Europe in this riotous five-disc collection. With one week left in Tinseltown, Lucy can't resist taking home a souvenir to end all souvenirs - John Wayne's footprints! It's the hilarious two-part adventure, "Lucy Visits Grauman's" and "Lucy and John Wayne." On the train trip home, Lucy tangles with a jewel thief - and discovers the emergency stop cord really does actually stop the train - repeatedly - in "The Great Train Robbery." After a brief respite at home, Ricky, Lucy, Ethel and Fred head for an exciting tour of Europe - a transatlantic odyssey that starts with Lucy missing the boat ("Bon Voyage"), continues with a madcap romp across the British countryside ("The Fox Hunt"), gets a touch of star power in Paris ("Lucy Meets Charles Boyer"), and culminates in Lucy's classic, hilarious confrontation with a fellow female winemaker inside a vat of grapes ("Lucy's Italian Movie"). It's the fantastic fifth season - all 26 episodes - of I Love Lucy, starring the world's favorite comedic redhead! Runtime: 680 min. Street Date: August 16, 2005
Amazon.com has discounted the $54.99 suggested retail price by 30%, making it just $38.49.
I personally collect the I Love Lucy DVDs through Columbia House's I Love Lucy, The Collector's Edition. This DVD compilation is produced by Gregg Oppenheimer and each disc includes alot of bonus materials. Included are the original I Love Lucy opening themes, cast information and bios on each show, show bloopers, one of Lucy's radio shows from My Favorite Husband among other special features. This series started in 2002 and is also in it's 5th Season. By the time Paramount releases their complete series, Columbia House will have already shipped each DVD in the Season to it's members. Special care has been made to restore these timeless classics to the way Desilu Productions originally intended to have them seen.
Each disc includes 4 - 7 episodes, presented in the order of original broadcast. Columbia House starts the series "out of order," so as to include Vitameatavegamin, considered by many to be Lucy's most-famous TV moment. The first disc includes Episodes 28, 29, 30, and 31. The regular chronology (shows 1, 2, and 3...) begins with disc #2.
Columbia House Video Library DVDs are available through mail-order only. The first disc is FREE. You pay only $3.99 in shipping and handling fees. Subsequent discs are $19.95, plus shipping and handling.