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.)