I recently emailed the following message to CBS Home Video about releasing The Defenders on DVD:
I have been a longtime consumer of CBS DVD/Paramount products including collecting the entire series of Have Gun Will Travel, The Invaders, Mission Impossible, Perry Mason, The Wild Wild West, and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles on DVD. Your company does an outstanding job preserving the legacy of many classic television series. The audio and video quality is always exceptional, the episodes are always uncut, and I have never encountered any technical glitches with your discs. I would like to suggest that you consider a complete series DVD release of the groundbreaking legal drama The Defenders which ran on CBS for 4 seasons from 1961-1965. This was such a historically important television series, it would be a tragedy to let it linger in the vaults and not introduce it to a new generation of viewers. If it is not feasible for your company to release the complete series, I am hoping you would consider licensing it to another company such as Shout! Factory, RLJ Entertainment (which previously The Twilight Zone under their Image Entertainment label and which will be releasing the complete series of Barbary Coast on June 3, 2014), or Timeless Media Group (which is considering a complete series release of The Rebel). Thank you for your consideration."
The message was sent to John Wentworth at email@example.com and cc'd to the following other staff members:
Leslie Ryan - firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Stern - email@example.com
Madison Bell - firstname.lastname@example.org
I strongly encourage everyone to email them about your interest in seeing The Defenders released on DVD.