Season 1 was released on DVD by the Michael Landon Estate and A&E Home Video in 2005. Season 2 quickly followed, with the third season in 2006. It did not sell as well as anticipated, so season 4 and season 5 were not released in the U.S. However, sales have been better overseas. During 2008 and 2009 discs for all five seasons were released in France. The first four seasons have been made available to consumers in Germany; and the first three seasons have been released in Australia. According to the wiki page for this series, "the episodes contained on these releases are edited, syndicated versions and not the original broadcast versions." That means a few minutes are missing from each episode, and in some cases, the lost footage negatively impacts the story (see notes for season 2's 'Birds of a Feather').