This one seems rather a dumb move:
Green Acres - The Next DVD Release of the Classic Show Appears to be...a 'Rerun'!
The Season 3 set MGM put out in late 2005 through Sony will soon get distributed via Fox
Posted by David Lambert
So, when MGM put out a DVD release of Green Acres - Season 3 in December 2005, it was contracted to sell to retail via Sony. However, when MGM moved their distribution to Fox, this wasn't one of the titles that went with it. Oh, it's not hard to find, mind you, nor does it sell for high prices. But from what we can tell, the third season has never been distributed through Fox before.
Our retail industry contacts inform us, however, that MGM, through current distributor Fox Home Entertainment, has scheduled a September 17th re-release of Green Acres - Season 3 on DVD. It is the exact same 4-disc set as before, with the same contents and list price ($29.98 SRP) as we saw previously, and even almost-identical package art to the old version (shown below). If you have picked up this season in the past, then there's apparently no need to re-buy it. But if you've somehow missed it all this time, then you'll have a newly wide distribution of the title so you can snag it.
We're not sure why Fox's schedule doesn't also include re-releasing or re-promoting the first two seasons of the sitcom. Nor is there any word about the 4th, 5th or 6th seasons of the classic show, which fans are still hungry for! Last year, TGG Direct began selling a general DVD release of Return to Green Acres, the 1990 reunion telefilm, which had previously only been available as an MOD title with limited availability. That's the only recent title for this show, but hopefully this new distribution of the third season is a good sign that perhaps the remaining three seasons will finally see the light of day soon. Fingers crossed!