Oct 30, 2009

It Takes A Thief Finally Coming To DVD?

This isn't news, per se; it's a rumor... but it's a good one! And apparently from a reliable source. TVShowsOnDVD (a very reliable source itself) reports that the wheels are in motion to bring the last remaining classic Sixties spy show not yet available on DVD to that format at last. That's right, I'm talking about It Takes A Thief, starring Robert Wagner as a cat burglar pressed into service for American Intelligence. The show ran for three seasons on ABC and featured heavy-hitting guest stars like Peter Sellers and Fred Astaire. TVShowsOnDVD really offers no more information other than that something might be in the works, though they do hint that the title might have been sub-licensed. Select episodes have been available to watch online on Hulu since last year (and almost all of them can be watched there now). When that news was reported I speculated that Time-Life, who released superb boxed sets of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Get Smart, might make a logical home for the show. If it's been sub-licensed, that just might be the case. Shout! Factor would also seem a plausible candidate. The website promises further updates when they know the company involved.

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