According to Amazon you can pre order in regular or blu ray now, with a release on October 4. It is scheduled to air for the first time October 2nd to 4th. Which means the video hits the streets the day part 3 airs.
There are promo videos on the PBS site that will tell you that. As for running time, I heard 5 1/2 hours, though the listings for orders on the PBS page say 6. That makes sense 3 parts, 1 hour and 50 each (more likely than a full 2) IS 5 1/2. I preordered it here, as the PBS asking price is like 10 bucks more at least.
Hi Eric- It's Jud again. Is the release date for 'Prohibition' still Oct.4? As for the Civil War- I prefer the 'old' way [ie., buying the DVD's rather than downloading] of watching his superlative documentaries. Just a thought- but it would be nice if he could make an entire series on: Gangs Of New York; Gangs Of Chicago etc. in the late 19th/early 20th Century- of which I have the books- fascinating reading. Anyway cheers, Jud.