Disc News: Barnaby Jones comes out of Retirement in February

During the glory days of ’70s detective shows, Barnaby Jones (Buddy Ebsen) ruled supreme as the retiree sleuth. He came out of the social security life to hunt down criminals with the assistance of Lee Meriwether (Catwoman in Adam West’s Batman movie). The series was a spin-off of Cannon. Barnaby Jone: THe FIrst Season comes out on February 16. Here’s the press release from CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment:

CLASSIC, LONG RUNNING DETECTIVE SERIES
STARRING BUDDY EBSEN AND LEE MERIWETHER

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BARNABY JONES
THE FIRST SEASON

Debuts On DVD February 16 From CBS Home Entertainment And Paramount Home Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (January 7, 2010) – Television’s sharpest P.I. returns when BARNABY JONES arrives on DVD for the first time February 16 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. The four-disc set features all 13 episodes from the inaugural season, which have been beautifully remastered.

Buddy Ebsen (The Beverly Hillbillies) stars as BARNABY JONES, the astute detective who comes out of retirement after his son’s murder. A different kind of sleuth, Barnaby Jones catches criminals with his intellect rather than his fists. The series co-stars Lee Meriwether (All My Children) as Jones’ daughter-in-law Betty, who garnered two Golden Globe® nominations and one Emmy® nomination for her performance. With a seven-year run, it is the second longest running series from legendary TV producer Quinn Martin (The Fugitive).

BARNABY JONES: The First Season will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99 US and $47.99 CAN.

BARNABY JONES: The First Season is a four-disc set presented in full screen with English Mono. The DVD is not rated. The total running time is approximately 662 minutes. The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:
Requiem For A Son
To Catch A Dead Man
Sunday: Doomsday

Disc Two:
The Murdering Class
Perchance To Kill
The Loose Connection

Disc Three:
Murder In The Doll’s House
Sing A Song Of Murder
See Some Evil…Do Some Evil

Disc Four:
Murder-Go-Round
To Denise, With Love And Murder
A Little Glory, A Little Death
Twenty Million Alibis

BARNABY JONES: The First Season
Street Date: February 16, 2010
Pricing: $42.99 US / $47.99 CAN
Catalog #: 074384
Runtime: Approx. 662 minutes
U.S. Rating: NR
CAN Rating: PG

Available at Amazon.com

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