I attended a film fair here in the UK this weekend & got chatting to Renown films one of the stallholders . Renown are mostly known for releasing old British 'B movies from the 30's to the 60's.
It appears they have the rights to all the Four Star catalogue 'Burke's Law, 'Big Valley' 'June Allyson','Black Saddle' etc.etc.for the UK, Scandinavia,& curiously Africa.They have just re-released 'Honey West' here.
I enquired if they planned to release any further Four Star material & they told me
that a clause in their rights stated they could only put them out if they could guarantee to sell a thousand copies. Not much chance of that for these old B/W shows in the UK. I thought it interesting that perhaps a similar clause exists for whoever hold the rights in the US.
Wow, that's really sad. Not that the company isn't producing these Four Star series, but that they feel they couldn't even sell 1,000 copies of any of them. I'd have thought selling 1,000 sets wouldn't have been that hard, even for older TV series like these. Shows what I know.
Gary "that's really disappointing news" O.