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The Six Million Dollar Man[]

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The Six Million Dollar Man The Complete Series Blu-ray Collector's Edition was released by Shout Factory for region A/1 on July 12, 2022.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • The 3 pilot films and all 99 episodes were transferred in 2015 from new interpositive film elements struck in 2011 from the original negatives.
SEASON ONE
SEASON TWO
SEASON THREE
SEASON FOUR
SEASON FIVE
  • Season Five VIPS: A Celebration of The Six Million Dollar Man Guest Stars
  • OSI Mission Briefing: Actor Martin E. Brooks
  • The Six Million Dollar Man's Best Villains and Best Fights
  • Optional English subtitles for each episode
BONUS DISCS – REUNION FILMS AND EXTRAS

The Six Million Dollar Man[]

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The Six Million Dollar Man The Complete Collection was released by Fabulous Films for region B/2 on August 21, 2023 with the following product description:

Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster. Steve Austin an astronaut who crashed during an experimental aircraft test is a man barely alive and clinging to life. At that point the government decided to use secret funding for a secret bionics project to create the next generation of covert operative--an agent with bionic limbs that give him superhuman strength and enable him to run speeds beyond 60 miles per hour, along with a bionic eye that allows him to see details over a mile away. Col Austin awakens after this almost fatal crash to find that he now processes integrated bionic technology. For his second chance at life he is coerced into taking on specialized missions for the OSO (Office of Strategic Operations).

EXTRAS:

  • All three pilot movies in their original feature-length versions and their longer syndicated 2 part versions
  • All three reunion movies The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, Bionic Ever After?
  • Featurette : The Reunion Movies : Life after the Series
  • Real Bionics
  • An Iconic Opening
  • Season 1 VIPS : A Celebration of The Six Million Dollar Man Guest Stars
  • Bionic Breakdown
  • OSI Mission Debriefing: Executive Producer Harve Bennett
  • Featurette: The Bionic Sound Effects
  • Season 2 VIPS : A Celebration of the Six Million Dollar Man Guest Stars
  • Audio Commentaries from writer / producer Kenneth Johnson on The Bionic Woman, The Bionic Woman Part II, The Secret of Bigfoot, The Secret of Bigfoot Part II
  • Audio Commentaries from director Cliff Bole on The Blue Flash, The Vulture of the Andes
  • Season 3 VIPS : A Celebration of The Six Million Dollar Man Guest Stars
  • The Search for Bigfoot
  • Season 4 VIPS : A Celebration of The Six Million Dollar Man Guest Stars
  • The Six Million Dollar Fans
  • OSI Mission Debriefing: Richard Anderson (Oscar Goldman),
  • Season 5 VIPS : A Celebration of The Six Million Dollar Man Guest Stars
  • OSI Mission Debriefing: Martin E. Brooks ( Dr. Rudy Wells)
  • The Six Million Dollar Man's Best Villains and Best Fights
  • OSI Mission Debriefing: Writer and Producer Kenneth Johnson
  • OSI Mission Debriefing: Lee Majors
  • Featurette: TV Goes Bionic: The Origins of the Six Million Dollar Man
  • Featurette: The Bionic Age of TV: The Success of the Six Million Dollar Man
  • Top Secret OSI, NASA and Bionics
  • The Pop Culture Effect
  • Bionic Action..Figures.
  • The Stunts of The Bionic Age
  • Meet The Cast :
Getting to Know Lee Majors & Steve Austin
Getting to Know Lindsay Wagner & Jamie Sommers
Getting to Know Richard Anderson & Oscar Goldman
Getting to Know Dr. Rudy Wells
Episode Guide Booklets
  • New extras on this edition.

Audio Commentary With Author Herbie J. Pilato on “The Six Million Dollar Man” Feature Length Pilot “Population Zero” “Day Of The Robot” “The Seven Million Dollar Man” “The Return Of Bigfoot: Part 1,” “The Return Of Bigfoot: Part 2,” “A Bionic Christmas Carol”

Bryan Cranston Gives It To Us Straight – The Actor Talks About His Time On The Return Of The Six Million Dollar Man And The Bionic Woman Bionic Ever After? (1994) – Featuring A NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive Audio commentary by James Sherrard on “The Winning Smile” Bionic Galleries for all 5 seasons, all 3 Pilot episodes and all 3 Reunion Movies Reunion Movie Promos

The Six Million Dollar Man Scripts (BD-ROM) for Deathprobe Part I Deathprobe Part II Bigfoot V Walk a Crooked Wing Rollback

All New Photo Galleries including Photos from the Kenneth Johnson Collection Photos from the Kenneth Johnson Collection-The Hollywood Museum Kenneth Johnson Recording Commentary Tracks Gallery Photos from Bionicon Bionic Testing Center Brochure from Universal Studios Park

The Bionic Woman[]

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The Bionic Woman The Complete Series Blu-ray Collector's Edition was released by Shout Factory for region A/1 on August 30, 2022.

SEASON ONE
SEASON TWO
SEASON THREE
BONUS DISC
  • Bionic Showdown (1989 Reunion Film)
  • Bionic Ever After? (1994 Reunion Film) – Featuring A NEW 2K Scan of the Interpositive
  • Next Time On THE BIONIC WOMAN – Over 30 Minutes Of Original Promos
  • TV Commercials
  • Photo Galleries From Kenneth Johnson’s Personal Collection Including Photos From BionicCon and the Original Commentary Sessions

The Bionic Woman[]

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The Bionic Woman The Complete Collection was released by Fabulous Films for region B/2 on August 14, 2023 with the following product description:

When tennis pro Jaime Sommers (Emmy Award winner* Lindsay Wagner), is critically injured in a skydiving accident, she is "rebuilt" using the government's top secret cybernetic replacement surgery known as "bionics". As the world's first bionic woman, Jaime is equipped with bionic legs capable of running over 60 miles-per-hour, a bionic arm that can lift an automobile, and a bionic ear that can detect the slightest of sounds. With her tennis career necessarily over, Jaime returns to her hometown of Ojai, California, to start life anew as a school teacher at a U.S. Air Force base. Between her classroom duties, Jaime moonlights as a secret agent for OSI Director Oscar Goldman (Richard Anderson), taking on highly-classified—and usually dangerous—missions, to satisfy a debt she feels is owed to the government for making her "whole" again.

  • 1977 Emmy® Award winner for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series.

All 58 episodes of the groundbreaking series, all digitally re-mastered and restored. Including a brand new 2k scan of Bionic Ever After?

EXTRAS:

  • All 4 Six Million Dollar Man episodes explain the origins of The Bionic Woman
  • Audio commentary with writer Kenneth Johnson on "Six Million Dollar Man : Bionic Woman" Part 1 and Part 2, "The Ghost Hunter", "Doomsday Is Tomorrow" Part 1 and Part 2
  • Audio Commentary with Director Alan J Levi and Writer James D Parriott on "Mirror Image"
  • Gag Reel
  • Featurette : Bionic Beginnings
  • Audio Commentary with Lindsay Wagner on “Road To Nashville" and “Biofeedback”
  • Audio Commentary with Writer James D Parriott on “The Bionic Dog” Part 1
  • Audio Commentary with Steven E. De Souza on “On The Run”
  • Featurette : Bionic Blast
  • Q&A with Series Star Lindsay Wagner
  • All three reunion movies: The Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, Bionic Showdown, Bionic Ever After?
  • Bionic Reunion Gallery
  • Printed Episode Guide Booklets

New extras on this edition.

  • Audio Commentary With Author Herbie J. Pilato “Welcome Home, Jaime: Part 1,” “A Thing Of The Past,” “Claws,” “The Deadly Missiles,” “Bionic Beauty,” “Canyon Of Death”, “The Return Of Bigfoot: Part 1”, “The Return Of Bigfoot: Part 2”
  • Audio Commentary With Director Alan J. Levi On “The Deadly Missiles” The Episodes “Road To Nashville” And “Once A Thief”
  • Audio Commentary With Bionic Woman Fan/Collector/Webmaster James Sherrard on “On The Run” and “Fembots in Las Vegas”
  • Bryan Cranston Gives It To Us Straight – The Actor Talks About His Time On The Return Of The Six Million Dollar Man And The Bionic Woman
  • Bionic Ever After? (1994 Reunion Film) – Featuring A NEW 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
  • Brain Wash podcast with Bionic Fan and Collector James Sherrard
  • Bionic Woman Scripts (BD-ROM) for The Jailing of Jaime, Assault on the Princess, Motorcycle Boogie
  • And scripts for unfilmed episodes Clownaround, Rollercoaster Ride, Starman, Starman Part II,

The Wind Devil

  • All News Season Galleries
  • Bionic Woman Promos
  • Bionic Woman Files Declassified
  • Toy Still Gallery
  • Bionic Testing Center Still Gallery
  • Next Time on Bionic Woman
  • TV Spots
  • Photos from Bionicon
  • Kenneth Johnson recording Commentary Tracks Gallery

DVD[]

DVD Region 1[]

Issues surrounding the rights to Martin Caidin's novels hindered a release of either show on home video in North America for many years, resulting in only a single VHS release and, unlike other series such as Star Trek, no attempt at a full-series release on tape was attempted. The DVD format made full-series releases more practical, and since the early 2000s fans of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman lobbied for DVD release of the shows, especially once such releases began to appear outside North America (see below). Circa 2004-2005 there were reports of both series being prepared for DVD release, in part due to plans, at the time, for a major Hollywood movie remake of Six Million Dollar Man and the possibility of a made-for-cable Bionic Woman reimagining. Neither production occurred. The failure of the 2007 Bionic Woman series to find success likewise hindered hopes for a release of at least the spin-off to DVD.

The legal impasse was apparently resolved some time ago, but strong indications of a North American DVD release for the shows did not begin circulating until April 2010, with formal announcements arriving in July 2010. It is of note that, despite the wait, Region 1 is the only area of the world to see the release of the complete Six Million Dollar Man in its original English-language form, and it appears likely the same will hold true for The Bionic Woman, as other regions have to date only seen either partial release of both series, or foreign-language editions.

The Bionic Woman[]

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  • The Bionic Woman: Season 1 was released on October 19th, 2010, becoming the first of the series to arrive in stores. All 12 episodes from the first season are included in the 4-DVD set, along with four episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man which feature Jaime Sommers: "The Bionic Woman," "The Bionic Woman (Part II)," "The Return of the Bionic Woman," "The Return of the Bionic Woman (Part II)" and the Six Million Dollar Man syndication version of "Welcome Home, Jaime" Part 1. These, therefore, were the first episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man to reach Region 1 DVD. Kenneth Johnson recorded audio commentaries for the original "Bionic Woman" two-parter and for his directorial debut, "The Ghosthunter", and cast and crew are interviewed in the featurette Bionic Beginnings. A brief gag reel is also included, though language is censored unlike the version circulating online.
  • The Bionic Woman: Season 2 was released on May 17, 2011. Complaints by consumers about poor sound and picture quality on one of the episodes resulted in Universal Home Video making replacement discs available via mail.[1]
  • The Bionic Woman: Season 3 has been announced for release on October 4, 2011, at which point all episodes of the Bionic franchise will have now been released to home video in North America, some 33 years after their last broadcast.

The Six Million Dollar Man[]

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  • Time Life has issued a 40-disc set compiling all five seasons of The Six Million Dollar Man, as well as all six movies (both 1973 pilots and reunion films), the syndication versions of the 1973 TV movies, along with several disc's worth of bonus features, including interviews with all the major cast members and a documentary on real-life bionics. Kenneth Johnson's commentaries from the Bionic Woman DVD set are also included, as are the crossover Bionic Woman episodes. The packaging includes a box with a soundchip that plays a recording of the Richard Anderson's Season 1 opening monologue when the box is opened. The official release date for the set was Nov. 23, 2010, however Time Life began shipping sets on Nov. 8. Until the fall of 2011 the set will only be available via mail-order; a standard retail release of the five individual season sets has been announced for the fall of 2011, however it is has yet been indicated whether the complete box set, or the 5-disc bonus features set (which includes the reunion movies) will be likewise made available outside mail order. There is precedent, however, as Time Life's prior full-series sets (with their exclusive bonus discs) for Get Smart and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. were released to retail intact, although the bonus materials were not released individually.

Bionic Woman (2007)[]

  • The 2007 Bionic Woman series was released in its entirety in on DVD in March 2008. Universal optimistically labeled the set "Volume One" as at the time it was compiled, it was not yet clear whether NBC intended to cancel the series. The two-disc set includes all eight broadcast episodes (but omits the untransmitted version of the pilot) along with producer commentary on the pilot and a featurette on the making of the pilot episode's car crash.

International DVD[]

Anthologies (United Kingdom - Region 2)[]

  • The Six Million Dollar Man Volume 1

Contains: The Secret of Bigfoot, The Seven Million Dollar Man

  • The Six Million Dollar Man Volume 2

Contains: Day of the Robot, Run, Steve, Run and Return of the Robot Maker

  • The Six Million Dollar Man Volume 3

Contains: Hocus-Pocus, The Price of Liberty and The Bionic Criminal

  • The Six Million Dollar Man Volume 4

Contains: Population Zero, Doomsday, and Counting and Survival of the Fittest

  • The Bionic Woman Volume 1

Contains: Black Magic, Motorcycle Boogie and The Jailing of Jaime

  • The Bionic Woman Volume 2

Contains: Welcome Home, Jaime and Angel of Mercy

  • The Bionic Woman Volume 3

Contains: The Vega Influence, In This Corner, Jaime Sommers and Jaime and the King

Boxed Season Sets (United Kingdom - Region 2)[]

  • The Six Million Dollar Man - The Complete Season One

Contains all thirteen episodes of season one, plus all three syndicated edits of the pilot telefilms. (however, Operation Firefly is missing the boat-whittling scene)

  • The Six Million Dollar Man - The Complete Season Two

Contains all 22 episodes of season two - The Bionic Woman is in "movie form," with both parts edited together, losing a small part of Part II in so doing.

  • The Bionic Woman - The Complete Season One

Contains all thirteen episodes of season one, plus Welcome Home, Jaime (originally part of The Six Million Dollar Man's 3rd Season).

  • The Bionic Woman - The Complete Season Two

Contains 21 of the 22 episodes from the second season, plus Kill Oscar (Part II). Missing is the premiere, The Return of Bigfoot (Part II), syndicated for years as part of The Six Million Dollar Man's fourth season (where Kill Oscar (Part II) originated).

Reunion movies (United Kingdom - Region 2)[]

  • The three reunion movies were issued separately on DVD in early 2010.

Germany - Region 2[]

The German release of The Bionic Woman currently covers Season Three, the only release to do so. Further, its quality is unquestionably the best attention that either series has been paid on Home Video to date, with high quality transfers and packaging that includes a welcome insert with many pictures.

Italy - Region 2[]

The Italian release of The Six Million Dollar Man was the first to cover Season Three. It contains an English soundtrack, and unedited episodes, yet it does not include The Secret of Bigfoot (either part). It maintains the syndicated practice of omitting Welcome Home, Jaime, as well.

France - Region 2[]

In France all of the five Six Seasons have been released as boxes, while the individual "single" releases have covered The Six Million Dollar Man entirely on DVD, the only market so far to do so prior to the Region 1 box set. Additionally, all three Reunion Movies have been issued as a continuation of the "singles." However, these releases do not include the original English soundtrack, with the exceptions of three movie events, The Bionic Boy, The Thunderbird Connection and The Lost Island, each of which includes the original audio (the edits are the two-part versions), as well as the final Reunion movie, Bionic Ever After?.

Most of these releases have tracked with the syndicated release format, with notable exceptions: Wine, Women and War is in its TV Movie form, and Welcome Home, Jaime, is included in the Six single series. Finally, the Season Four boxed set, the first box anywhere of this season, includes Kill Oscar (Part II), albeit with the credits from The Bionic Woman.

Mexico - Region 4[]

The Mexican release of The Six Million Dollar Man is unique both in its NTSC presentation, without the 4% speedup of PAL releases, and its inclusion of all three Pilot Telefilms in their original edits. In the case of The Solid Gold Kidnapping, this marked the first appearance of the original version on Home Video anywhere. While interlaced, the transfers are color corrected and unedited (with a minor exception in Wine, Women and War as Steve rides in Findletter's trunk), marred only by an occasional "glitch." The release is not region restricted, and can be played in US DVD players without modification. The Bionic Woman, on the other hand, has been edited for its Mexican release. Only the first Seasons of the two shows have been released in the Mexican market.

Australia - Region 4[]

Australia mirrors the UK releases of Six and Woman for the Season sets. Additionally, Australia has released the first Reunion movie, Return of the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman, the first with an English soundtrack.

Laserdisc[]

MCA DiscoVision Releases[]

1978[]

Both releases are in "movie form", joining the 2-parters into one.

1979[]

VHS[]

1986[]

Streaming[]

NBC/Universal's Hulu online video delivery service has released the first Season of The Bionic Woman, albeit in edited form. This marked the first availability of the show in any form in the US since it left syndication. (Note: due to licensing restrictions, most Hulu programming is only available from IP addresses located within the United States.)

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