Three weeks ago we passed along word
that on May 29th
Kino Lorber will be releasing Haunted - The Complete Series
on high-def Blu-ray Disc. In an update to that report, we pointed out that the original 2010 DVD release of this title was out-of-print, following the studio which originally put it out (Phase 4 Films) being acquired a few years later by another studio (Entertainment One, or "eOne"). We didn't know at the time if Kino Lorber would also re-release the title on DVD, or if this would only be a Blu-ray release.
Kino Lorber has followed up on their social media accounts, answer this question by stating that they "were just interested in the BD rights
," and only licensed those rights from CBS (who ultimately owns the short-lived 2002 series). KL pointed out that CBS currently hold the DVD rights, and that they could re-release it on that format if they want to. As of this writing, however, CBS has not given any public indication that they plan to do so. In the meantime, the old DVD-format release from Phase 4 is still available to buy at Amazon.com
via many third-party sellers...many of them selling "new" copies for under $10.
In the meantime, if you want the show starring Matthew Fox (Lost, Party of Five
) on high-def media, Kino Lorber is still on track to bring that out to you in eight weeks! They've finalized the package art, and provided a "beauty shot" of it below (notice that the outer slipcase will no longer have the blue colored Blu-ray "banner" across the top of the front, but you'll see the Blu-ray logo on the spine, at the bottom just underneath the CBS logo (denoting their ownership of the program; KL's logo is at the top of the spine).
Immediately below is a list of the episodes, followed by an Amazon pre-order button link for the upcoming Blu-ray Disc release, followed by that finalized package art. Our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for his help with this, as well as my wife of almost twenty-two years, Stephanie Lambert, for her help with this information as well:
- Episode Title - Airdate
- PILOT - 9/24/2002
- GRIEVOUS ANGELS - 10/1/2002
- FIDELITY - 10/8/2002
- ABBY - 10/15/2002
- BLIND WITNESS - 10/22/2002
- NOCTURNE - 10/29/2002
- A THREE HOUR TOUR - 11/5/2002
- Unaired episodes:
- SIMON REDUX
- LAST CALL
- SEEKING ASYLUM