Monday, March 19, 2018

New Item Alert: 2018 Edition The Dukes of Hazzard Complete Collection DVD Box Set

Let's do this again!

There hasn't been any officially released Dukes of Hazzard items from Warner Bros since 2015.  A few things that were already in production came out after July of that year, but nothing new had been produced.  That changed last week when we got something special from out pals at WB!  Warner Bros. has re-released the entire series in a new DVD Box Set!  This is the 2018 The Dukes of Hazzard The Complete Collection DVD Box Set!  

The new edition is slimmed down.  It features a box with one side open allowing the individual seasons to be visible. 

The opposite displays the cover art for each of the seven seasons. 

The back has the General Lee in flight.  All of the artwork is the same as the 2015 edition. 

The major difference is the top of the box. 

The new 2018 edition features a blue and yellow Dukes logo.  It looks great.  The previous edition featured the rebel flag and the General Lee text modeled after the top of the General Lee.  That is why the previous edition was pulled from shelves immediately after June of 2015 and became a little harder to find.  This new edition seems to be readily available with no issues. 

Bo and Luke are pictured on each season with Coy and Vance shown on season 5. 

The bottom of the box features the copyright information and Warner Bros.'s logo. 

The DVD set is marked 2017 but it was not available until last week.  It must have been in production last year, but it certainly is the 2018 edition.  The box set is even made with 30% post-consumer recycled content.  Good job WB on being environmentally conscious.  Daisy Duke PhD in Ecology from Duke University would be proud. 

Though the flag is not prominent on the top of the box like it was on the 2015 release, it has not been edited out of the artwork.  The flying General Lee sports an unedited roof on the back...

And the flag is partially seen on the pre-season 1 photo used on the front. 

The new box set is smaller than the previous one.  It is also "orangeier."  The 2015 release had an outer box that came off the inside which made the box thicker.  It also included the 2005 movie and "The Beginning" movie.  The new set is all about the show, as it should be. 

You can really see how different the two shades of orange are from the top. 

It was an odd choice including the mid 2000s movies with the show in the 2015 box set, and not including the two reunion movies that were previously released on DVD.  The reunions didn't make it into the new set either, but we do get every episode of the series, and that's what matters. 

The 2015 box set had a very nice design and I am glad WB stuck with it for the most part on the 2018 set.  Why fix it if it isn't broken? 

The box bottoms have pretty much the same information.  When I first saw the 2018 release I noticed a tiny Canadian logo which made me think this was a Canada only release, but the 2015 set also has this logo.  It is on there because this is a North American wide release that is approved by our friends to the north.  All of North America loves the Dukes of Hazzard, as does everyone around the world. 

I'm thrilled that Warner Bros. has decided to release something new Dukes.  And the show is the best thing we could ask for.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is a sign of things to come and we well once again be able to buy new officially licensed Dukes of Hazzard items soon.  I am still waiting to see the HD conversions again.  Either on Blu-Ray, on TV again, or on streaming services like Netflix or Hulu.  Fingers crossed on that. 

The 2018 The Dukes of Hazzard The Complete Collection DVD Box Set is widely available.  I am very excited that it is available on the official Warner Bros. online store.  It can also be found on Walmart's site and other retailers.  It is offered for different prices at different locations and ebay seems to be the cheapest.  I have provided a few links below.  If you are getting it from ebay, be sure it is the newest version that has the logo on the top of the box and has 33 discs.  The 2015 version has 39 discs.  I caution everyone about buying from sellers in China that offer lower costs.  Many people have paid and never received their package.  Do a little research before bidding. 

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I love new Dukes of Hazzard items!!!

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