It's another week of slim pickings when it comes to quality TV-on-DVD releases (I can't wait until August/September when all the new, loaded sets come out). It's a bit odd, but the releases this week fall into three categories: old shows, animated shows and British shows. I selected one of the old shows as the "Pick of the Week":
The Streets of San Francisco, Season 1, Volume 1
. The acclaimed police drama starring Karl Malden and a very young Michael Douglas came out in 1972, and this four-disc set includes the pilot movie and the first 13 episodes from Season 1. (The box says 16, but the sticker on the front, which says 13, is correct.)
The set includes two bonus features, though they're both very short. The first is a 3:45-minute interview with Michael Douglas and Karl Malden, conducted by Army Archerd, and the second is an 8:44-minute pilot presentation.
Another noteworthy title next week is
Scooby-Doo Where Are You! The Complete Third Season
. These episodes are actually from
, and all 16 episodes are on two discs, one of the discs being double-sided. The set includes a 20-minute feature called "Hanna Barbera: From H to B," which uncovers how the studio's artists and animators collaborate internally and connect with fans externally.