I ventured over to VCI's website (vcientertainment.com) today and noticed their plans to release the made-for-syndication oldie "Craig Kennedy, Criminologist," starring Donald Woods. It's slated for later this month. It's not entirely clear that it's the entire series, which actually only totals 26 episodes. The running time doesn't seem to equal that (unless this series had a quirkily short length, like that even-earlier vintage "Public Prosecuter" series). I'm guessing VCI acquired this through their Kit-Parker library purchase. The cover is pretty nice, with an old pulp-mag look. Being of 1951-52 vintage, it's one of the older items to make it to dvd, and I'm always particularly thrilled when such obscurities like this get released. That said, I'm only familiar with the series from a single episode I've seen, which I got on a bootleg video twenty years ago. That example was interesting, albeit a bit stiff and talky, with the emphasis on more cerebral detecting/whodunit shenanigans, as opposed to the far zestier "Boston Blackie" tv-series with its abundant action scenes and on-location work. Still, I'll be looking forward to this new release. I'm always intrigued by these independent filmed series from the early days of tv. True, they can be a mixed bag... sometimes cheap and sloppy, other times sharp and effective. Certainly less predictable than the series from the later-50s and 1960s, once the big studios started dominating the scene, with their decades worth of assembly-line know-how. But, heck, I love those, too!