View Full Version : In Search Of... coming this year?

02-08-2012, 09:18 PM

Shawn Francis
02-08-2012, 09:35 PM
TV SHOWS ON DVD (http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Search-DVDs-Planned/16499):In some other news today, we mentioned that our contacts at Visual Entertainment Inc. (VEI) of Toronto were back in the office now, following "some recent travel to sign a couple of deals for other upcoming home video titles." One of these is for USA and Canadian DVD sets of the legendary '70s show starring Leonard Nimoy, In Search Of..., which he took up following his roles on the original Star Trek as "Spock," his addition to Mission: Impossible as "Paris," and his return to playing "Spock" on Star Trek: The Animated Series. Nimoy narrated the program through 146 episodes which examined the scientific, the supernatural, the historical, and the mythical. Topics included "Ancient Aviators," "The Bermuda Triangle," "Bigfoot," "Killer Bees," "Martians," "Nazi Plunder," "Amelia Earhart," "Dracula," "UFOs," "Inca Treasures" and "The Magic of Stonehenge"...and those are just examples from the first season out of six!

VEI informed me today that they have licensed the North American rights to the complete series of the program, with the only issue being that a pair of episodes have not been fully cleared from a legal standpoint for home video release. One of these episodes is "In Search of... Lee Harvey Oswald," concerning the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy: the famous Zapruder film of the actual shooting would require separate clearance, which VEI is going to look into but - as the deal for the show itself has just been completed! - cannot guarantee yet that they'll be able to affordably do. Time will tell. VEI hopes to have the title out before this year is over, but it's too early to set a solid timeline on it, of course. Even if we have to wait until next year, it's GREAT to know that this highly-wanted program is finally on its way to home video. Want to get even MORE excited about this item? VEI is in talks with Leonard Nimoy to participate in bonus material for the DVDs, which hopefully would include "recent updates" to the topics of each installment, considering that knowledge would have grown in the past 4 decades for much of this. We're VERY excited over here, and we know you are, too! It may be quite a while before we have any, but stay tuned for updates as further developments occur.

02-08-2012, 09:45 PM
The In Search Of search function licks it: http://www.rockshockpop.com/forums/showthread.php?2845-In-Search-Of...-coming-this-year

Shawn Francis
02-08-2012, 09:49 PM
Damn, didn't even see it. Merge 'em, Ian.

Ian Jane
02-09-2012, 09:48 AM
Done. I vaguely remember seeing this as a kid, but yeah, vaguely being the key word there.

Todd Jordan
02-09-2012, 10:41 AM
I remember a big foot episode and one on the Bermuda Triangle. I remember it was scary as a wee lad.

08-24-2012, 06:59 PM
Amazon.ca (http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B008X8VM1W?tag=tvshowsondvdc-20&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B008X8VM1W&creative=374929&camp=211189) now has a pre-order release date listed as 10/23/12. TVshowsondvd gave the heads up.

Zane C.
08-24-2012, 08:34 PM
I have a complete run of this, but I'd upgrade in about a minute if they have great special features. Count me in on this one!

09-07-2012, 08:45 PM
More details and box art here. (http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Search-Complete-Collection/17470)

"The studio has also confirmed that the 19-DVD set will include all 144 installments (six seasons) hosted by Leonard Nimoy (who is completely in these episodes and, as previously reported, is also contributing a new Featurette to this release as an extra). The two Rod Serling-hosted specials which aired prior to the start of the regular Nimoy series, "In Search of Ancient Astronauts" (based on Erich von Däniken's book Chariots of the Gods), and "In Search of Ancient Mysteries"...which is the source of the "146 episode count" seen on the outer package shown below. But as a special bonus, VEI is also including all 8 episodes of the short-lived 2002 series, hosted by Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files)!"

Horace Cordier
09-07-2012, 10:25 PM
Looks like a fantastic set. I'm in though I'll wait for the USA version.

Zane C.
11-11-2012, 09:17 PM
Looks like this set has been delayed for a second time. :(

I got an email from Amazon.ca saying that it has been delayed until December 4 now. As this is the second time it's been delayed, I'm not holding my breath. Hopefully this set gets released, period.

Ian Jane
12-03-2012, 03:55 PM
Boulevard Movies says 12/11/12.


Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008X8VM1W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008X8VM1W&linkCode=as2&tag=cognitrespon-20) shows the same date. Looks like this should be out next week.

Mark C.
12-03-2012, 04:00 PM
Wow I've had this on pre-order forever glad its still coming out.

Zane C.
12-07-2012, 12:21 AM
Well, STILL waiting on this. Supposed to be released next week now, but I'm not holding my breath.

Zane C.
12-11-2012, 09:02 PM
Well, looks like I was right. This has been delayed AGAIN, until the 17th of December. Just got the email from Amazon. I highly doubt this will be released then, either.

Zane C.
12-15-2012, 11:28 AM
So yesterday I got an email confirming this was shipped by Amazon.ca. FINALLY!

I realize it wasn't Amazon's fault, and that VEI was dragging their feet, but WOW they took a long time with this. I hope it's worth the wait!

I'm really glad I didn't cancel my original order of this, then had to pay another $20.

Given the long-delayed release of this, and the difficulty of getting one of these sets, it may not be a bad idea to snap one of these up right away if you're interested in the series, as there doesn't seem to be a ton of these around at the moment, and if you want one, you may be out of luck later finding one.