I thought I might be able to get some help from fans of the tv series here. I'm trying to find as many fans as I can because I started a thread over on Shout Factory's official site to see if they would put the series out on dvd. Shout Factory is a company that has put out many shows, some that have only lasted one or two years, like Freaks And Geeks and Parker Lewis Can't Lose.
If you want to write on the thread it might help show that there is an interest for a dvd set and they do listen to the fans. There is a thread on there for the 1950s Dennis the Menace tv show which they are now looking into acquiring the rights to. It seems to be do to the fact that someone asked and a bunch of people wrote expressing similar interest. So I thought it might be worth a try for The Outsiders too.
There is also a new thing they have called Direct to Consumer, where they make a smaller number of dvd sets and sell them exclusively through their website. It might be our best chance at getting them out. *fingers crossed* :)
Here's the link to my thread:http://www.shoutfactory.com/community/2764/thread.aspx
Thanks for the help!