Initially released by Rhino in 2003, the Monkees season DVD sets have been out of print for some time, but fortunately, they’ve been resurrected by Eagle Rock Entertainment. Rhino presumably still owns the rights, and these discs look to be direct ports of the original releases — although at a much lower price point than the OOP discs were fetching.
All 32 episodes of season one are spread out on six discs, with each episode having the option of 2.0 or 5.1 sound. Each episode is also accompanied by extensive textual trivia notes within the onscreen menus. Episodes also have the option of skipping directly to the musical romps. Twelve commentary tracks are available for seven different episodes, with Rafelson, composer Bobby Hart, director James Frawley and all the Monkees except for Dolenz represented.
The rest of the extras are situated on disc six and include the original 16mm pilot of the show, some of which was reproduced in later episodes, Kelloggs commercials featuring The Monkees, a memorabilia gallery and an interview with Hart.