VEI of Toronto, Canada recently released a completed series package of "Hardcastle and McCormick," and here is the listing from Amazon:
Amazon.com: Hardcastle and McCormick The Complete Series Seasons 1,2,3 In One Pack: *: Movies & TV
Packaged in this release, I believe, are the same three individual releases, albeit in a slimmer format. This is a credit to VEI, that it did not go the fancy route with hard-to-open packaging, unlike a lot of other series. VEI, in my mind, is also to be credited for its treatment of the three individual releases when they were in the big boxes. Sure, there were a couple of minor glitches along the way (like a missing title sequence on "Whistler's Pride" in #1 and visible tape wear on several other outings), but overall, the series (which I, for one, thought was one of the best of the '80's, having seen it all through) was treated very well, even extending to the retaining of all of the music of the original episodes. The first two releases did not have any bonuses, but #3did have one, a photo gallery. VEI is also to be credited for keeping the original Cannell logo in its various forms on all of the episodes, considering that a lot of studios don't even do that. By that I mean that, for instance, Sony is guilty of replacing CPT's '80's Torch Lady, Coke edition, with the current SPT logo on such releases as "T.J. Hooker" and "What's Happening Now!!" (although the LBS logo was kept on the latter). Paramount is similarly guilty of logo replacement with a lot of their older series, like "Taxi" and "Cheers." The Blue Mountain logos of those series were replaced with (I believe) the '04 Mtn. of Monotony on both of them. On "Taxi," however, the 2004 logo was shown, but the era-appropriate jingle played through; I do not understand why Paramount did that.
What I described just goes to show, I believe, that if you release a favorite series and release it well (like VEI did with "Hardcastle"), you will get a lot of credit from the fans of that series. However, if you don't treat your releases well (or worse yet, if you don't release at all or if you go a long time between releases), those decisions will backfire on you in the form of negative comments or lack of purchases; this has been the case with the series listed as follows:
"The Fugitive," "My Three Sons," "Cheers," and "Taxi" (CBS/Paramount)
"WKRP," "The Fall Guy," "Hill Street Blues," "Bob Newhart," "St. Elsewhere," and "Mary Tyler Moore" (FOX)
"Hart to Hart," "T.J. Hooker," "The Facts of Life," and "Diff'rent Strokes" (Sony)