Hopefully this particular response thread won't get ignored like the Cary Grant article thread was. Anyway, again Maxwell has done a great job with his article on detectives on DVD. And, of course, once again I get to fill in the blanks Maxwell didn't. The first Bulldog Drummond movie (1929), although financed by Samuel Goldwyn, was actually originally released through United Artists. Ironically, MGM now owns this title as part of the pre-1996 Samuel Goldwyn Company library. They did release a VHS of the first Drummond movie, I don't think it was ever on DVD...at least as of yet. HBO (the former video rights holder of the Goldwyn films) did indeed release this first on LaserDisc before MGM got a hold of the rights. The later Paramount/Drummond series was bought by an independent company called "Congress Films". They have been officially released on VHS (but not yet on DVD). The rights to the Paramount series are now held by Janus Films (which is a partner in the Criterion Collection). In the Dick Tracy section, Maxwell fails to mention the 1990 Warren Beatty film (or shall we say 'remake') of "Dick Tracy". It is technically part of the series, but on an unofficial level. The Beatty film is on DVD. The Universal "Sherlock Holmes" films also now have different rights holders. Universal sold the rights to Leo Gutman Inc. (another independent orphan company)--many of the Universal films used to be copyrighted by Gutman--and further years later Gutman sold them to Lorimar/Telepictures (today part of WB). Today they are at the hands of King World Enterprises (the ones responsible for the "Little Rascals" and "Wheel Of Fortune"), with MPI Home Video as home video licensee. And, as I have repeatedly mentioned elsewhere, Artisan (now Lions Gate) only has the video rights to the Republic library, Paramount (Republic's sister company) has all other ancilliary rights until next year when they assume the video rights. Whew! I hope I've made myself clear...another case solved, my dear Watson, wherever he is.