Two weeks after news began to filter out about a forthcoming single-disc selection of material from The Dean Martin Show, due for release on October 4, The Golddiggers Super Site has learned that an even larger collection is on the way.
It was the website MusicTap.net that on August 17 first revealed box art and a 10/4/11 street date for a single-DVD volume entitled King of Cool: The Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show (see below), carrying a suggested retail price of $12.95 (though online merchants such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble are already pre-selling it for more than one-third off).
Now, the Super Site can report that, in line with the path of the first wave of Dean Martin Variety Show DVDs released by Time-Life last spring, a SECOND 6-DVD set will hit the market on November 1 — one month after the debut of the single-disc compilation and under the same King of Cool rubric — with a list price of $59.95 (again, sure to be heavily discounted by vendors, as were all of the initial compendiums).
While the new 1- and 6-DVD entries mirror the release pattern of the earlier Dean Martin Show reissues, it appears that there will be no 2-DVD set this go-round, although we cannot confirm that at this time. Meanwhile, we’re still awaiting word about the content of the new 1- and 6-volume sets, and as soon as we have that information, we’ll pass it along to our readers.
For a complete review of the first 6-DVD Collector’s Edition of The Best of The Dean Martin Variety Show, click HERE.
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