Question: Despite the fact that serials like Roots and Lonesome Dove can be bought for a song these days, James Clavell's Shogun is only available on VHS and costs hundreds of dollars. Are there any plans for an affordable Shogun on DVD? — Pat B., Downey, Cal.

Televisionary: Boy, you guys have great timing. Paramount Home Video's releasing a five-disc DVD set of the entire mini-series, with director commentary and other add-ons thrown in, on Sept. 23 for $79.99. (And searching online, I was able to find it for $55.99, so look around.)