April 2022 DVD Release Spotlight

Thanks to ViaVision, some more classic TV shows are getting DVD releases in April (2022).

A Country Practice – Collection 7

One of the longest-running serials of its kind.

One of Australia’s most popular primetime television programs, the multi-award-winning A Country Practice returns to DVD with all 176 episodes from Seasons 11 & 12. Join fan favorites Terence Elliot, Sgt. Frank Gilroy, Shirley Gilroy, Bob Hatfield, Matthew Tyler, Lucy Gardner, Luke Ross, Esme, “Cookie”, and of course Fatso the Wombat, for the continuing adventures in the NSW rural town of Wandin Valley.

DVD release date 6th of April.

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Complete Series

Voted as one of the “100 Best TV Shows of All-Time” by Time Magazine.

Join the legendary “Master of Suspense,” Alfred Hitchcock, in every original episode from all seven seasons of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, the Emmy® Award-winning mystery-suspense series that, in the words of Hitchcock himself, “brought murder back into the home – where it belongs.” Precursor to The Twilight Zone, these classic tales of menace and mayhem are brought together in this 35-disc set, loaded with twists, turns, and things that go bump in the night.

DVD release date 6th of April.

Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Complete Collection (Seasons 1 – 6)

Also includes the final two TV movies of the series.

Transplanted from Boston to rough-around-the-edges Colorado Springs, Dr. Michaela ‘Mike’ Quinn (Jane Seymour) faced an uphill battle adapting to her new surroundings and convincing her neighbors to accept a female physician. With the initial adjustment behind her, this superb collection sees Mike growing into life on the frontier, raising her three adopted children, trying to maintain her convictions, the health of the town, and her young baby to new husband, Sully. With all 6 seasons and 2 movies included in this 42-disc set, this collection takes you on a majestic journey through times on the last frontier.

DVD release date 6th of April.

Prisoner: Collection Two (Seasons 3 & 4)

Served as inspiration for the current Foxtel series Wentworth.

Join the inmates of Wentworth Detention Centre for all 161 episodes from Season 3 & 4 of the groundbreaking Australian soap series. Follows the trials and tribulations of popular characters including “Queen” Bea Smith (Val Lehman), Doreen Anderson (Colette Mann), and Lizzie Birdsworth (Sheila Florance) as they fight for survival in a life behind bars. Prisoner aired for eight years from 1979 for an incredible 692 episodes and was the precursor to the hugely popular Wentworth series. It was one of the most-watched Australian shows ever, at home and around the world. Made by Grundy Television, Prisoner was the first Australian show to tackle themes such as sexual assault, sexuality, murder, and violence.

DVD release date 6th of April.

Heartbeat: Collection Three (Series 12-15)

Heartbeat stars Jason Durr, along with new additions to the cast James Carlton and Jonathan Kerrigan!

One of the most beloved and successful British TV series of all time, Heartbeat stars Jason Durr, along with new additions to the cast James Carlton and Jonathan Kerrigan, as PCs whose work take them into the heart of community life in the fictional North Yorkshire village of Aidensfield. Set during the 1960s, this enduringly popular series interweaves crime and medical storylines, with a host of colorful characters that viewers took to their hearts and a wonderfully nostalgic soundtrack. Running for two successful decades and becoming staple Sunday-night viewing, Heartbeat won several prestigious TV awards – including Best Performing Peak-Time Drama in 1999 (beating Coronation Street), and a number of ITV Programme of the Year awards. The series attracted a peak audience of 14 million, spawned a highly successful spin-off, The Royal, and a Top Ten hit single and has garnered a devoted following, remaining prime-time viewing world-wide. Collection Three brings together the Series 12 – 15 across 28 discs.

DVD release date 20th of April.

Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Series
(with documentary Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page)

This deluxe 51-disc set starring Michael Landon, Karen Grassie & Melissa Gilbert.

This complete collection will delight fans and generations to come. Enjoy all nine seasons plus over eight hours of special features including The Pilot Movie, a six-part documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew, three movie specials, the original screen test featuring Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert, 2 part TV special Beyond The Prairie, and more. Also includes the brand-new American Masters documentary, Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page, which presents an unvarnished look at the unlikely author whose autobiographical fiction helped shape American ideas of the frontier and self-reliance. A Midwestern farm woman who published her first novel at age 65, Laura Ingalls Wilder transformed her frontier childhood into the best-selling “Little House” series.

DVD release date 20th of April.

Packed To The Rafters: Collection One (Seasons 1-3)

From the writer of Prisoner, Sons and Daughters and A Place to Call Home, Bevan Lee.

Dave and Julie Rafter (Erik Thompson and Rebecca Gibney) are over the moon when their last remaining child finally leaves home. But what happens when the rest of the family suddenly returns to the nest?

Relive the drama, tears, and laughter in Seasons 1 – 3 of the Australian TV favourite, Packed to the Rafters.

DVD release date 20th of April.