It's been almost a year since Warner started a new way of distributing its properties by announcing their Warner Archive line of DVDs. Through WBShop , and a few large, hand-picked e-tailers, it has changed the way classic film fans get their movies.
Now Shout Factory is also limiting its points of distribution by exclusively selling The Ultimate Goldbergs and Ironside - Season 3 only on their site. And while the sale of these releases may be exclusive to Shout Factory, nowhere else will they be available for rent except at ClassicFlix.com.
UPDATE 03/17/2010: We have learned that the creators of this set, The UCLA Film & Television Archive, also have this available for sale. Purchaes made at the UCLS FTA help with the funding of future classic releases so buy yours today at cinema.ucla.edu/goldbergs.
About the releases:
The Ultimate Goldbergs is a 6-disc set that contains all 71 episodes known to exist. It will be released on March 23rd. Bonus features are 12 radio shows plus a 24-page booklet.
Ironside - Season 3, a 7 disc set, came out on January 19th and is available now.
They can also be found HERE in the Recent Additions section.