Dec 9, 2010

Upcoming Spy DVDs: Scarecrow And Mrs. King: Season 2

Lee Stetson and Amanda King are back!  Hurrah!  TVShowsOnDVD reports that Warner Home Video will release Scarecrow and Mrs. King: The Complete Second Season on DVD this spring.  That's right, DVD, not MOD.  I was kind of worried that future Scarecrow seasons might end up at the Warner Archive instead of in stores.  (Which would, of course, be preferable to not being available at all, but an actual DVD release available in stores is by far the best scenario–and, fortunately, that's exactly what's happening.)  I really, really enjoyed the first season, which I saw for the first time on its DVD release last spring (reviewed here), and I was getting antsy about further seasons coming out.  I'm very glad to hear that Season 2 is on tap!  The 5-disc set, containing 23 episodes with guest stars like Sid Haig, Jean Stapleton and Tricia O'Neil, will be available on March 22 and retail for $39.98.  According to the studio's product description, Season 2 takes the superspy Stetson, aka "Scarecrow" (Bruce Boxleitner) and his housewife-turned-operative associate Mrs. King (Kate Jackson) out of Washington to London, Munich, Salzberg and the Caribbean.  While the Sixties and the Seventies had loads of popular spy shows, Scarecrow and Mrs. King occupies a fairly unique place in the annals of spydom: it was pretty much the only bona fide hit spy series of the 1980s.

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