All 39 episodes of the Jackie Gleason-Art Carney comedy series “The Honeymooners” are headed to homevid, via “The Honeymooners’ ‘Classic 39,’ ” courtesy of CBS Video.
The first 10 volumes will hit the streets in May, with the remaining 10 following in October.
Volume One, featuring a special intro to the series as well as the premiere episode, “TV or Not TV” (the “Captain Video” episode), will retail for $ 5.98. All other volumes contain two episodes and list at $ 9.98 apiece.
Twenty well-known artists — including Al Hirschfeld and Will Vinton/Claymation Studios — have been have been commissioned to create cover art for the videos. CBS also said it’s offering a free limited edition poster featuring all 20 covers to multiple purchasers.
“Honeymooners” fans will be able to see Ralph Kramden in all his glory, as label noted that the 39 episodes from the 1955-56 broadcast season have been transferred from 35mm film to “pristine” B&W video masters and will be duplicated in the standard play (SP) mode.