Kolchak: The Night Stalker DVD News and New Series

Dave Dreher

Kolchak, just saying the name brings back such fond memories of watching Darrin McGavin doing his thing.  Long before the X-Files and such made chasing creepy things around so popular Carl Kolchak was doing it and in a manner that has never been done since.

Well, Kolchak’s time has come around again. 

The next few days will see an onslaught of all things Kolchak.  October 4th brings the release of the Kolchak:The Night Stalker DVD box set.  It features all 20 episodes of the series.  Fans have been waiting for this one for a long time.

Here is the official line from Universal on the release:

Kolchak: The Night Stalker, the uniquely eerie mystery series that paved the way for The X-Files, comes to DVD for the first time with all 20 original one-hour episodes of the 1974-1975 series. Emmy nominee Darren McGavin stars as Carl Kolchak, a headstrong investigative reporter on the trail of the paranormal: zombies, vampires, werewolves, ghosts and even aliens. No matter how unnatural or unbelievable, Kolchak is there to uncover the truth…one supernatural threat at a time. Join the hunt in the dark alleys and creepy hidden lairs of Chicago with such sensational guest stars as Scatman Crothers, Antonio Fargas, Sharon Farrell, Dick Van Patten, Jamie Farr, Larry Linville, Jim Backus and more. Kolchak: The Night Stalker is finally on DVD, digitally restored to capture every shiver every scream, and every bump in the night.

You see the cover art there on the right.  This is one you gonna want to pick up.

You can view a trailer for the release here, Also, remember that tomorrow, Thursday Sept. 29th  at 9 PM est  is the premiere of the new ABC series based on the original.  You might want to check it out.  The commercials for it have looked pretty good.

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