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 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The only chance "Longstreet" or other short-lived obscure titles controlled by CBS/Paramount have of making it is if they start their counterpart to the Warner Archive program. I seriously doubt you'll ever see a title like that for retail.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 3:53 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

The only chance "Longstreet" or other short-lived obscure titles controlled by CBS/Paramount have of making it is if they start their counterpart to the Warner Archive program. I seriously doubt you'll ever see a title like that for retail.


So CBS/Paramount only specialize in long-running shows?
Did they ever release one season series?

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The only one season shows I know they released were the classic 39 "Honeymooners" and "Police Squad" which of course has a cult-like status.

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2012 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

A year ago at this time, "Kojak" was one of the last of the Universal 11 "one and done" titles from the 2005 rollout, languishing with nothing new. Now, on September 11, the show incredibly thanks to mega-fast tracking from Shout! will join the ranks of the completed!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Kojak-Season-5/17066



Now PLEASE, Shout, free "Ironside" and "Marcus Welby, MD" from limbo!!

 
 Posted:   Jun 12, 2012 - 9:21 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

For those of you who were planning to get the 1975-76 David McCallum "Invisible Man" series on Blu-Ray instead of regular DVD, DON'T! Advance reviews have revealed that VEI stupidly reformatted the episodes to 16 X 9 which is the wrong aspect ratio for any vintage TV show.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2012 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The first season of "Alice" is now available from Warner Archive. This one I have mixed feelings about because on the one hand it was a staple of my childhood as was the entire CBS Sunday night lineup starting in 1979. On the other hand, the show just never held up IMO over time the way more classic sitcoms of the 60s and 70s do for me. I'll probably get the first couple years though when the price drops a bit for nostalgia sake.

 
 Posted:   Jun 13, 2012 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

For those of you who were planning to get the 1975-76 David McCallum "Invisible Man" series on Blu-Ray instead of regular DVD, DON'T! Advance reviews have revealed that VEI stupidly reformatted the episodes to 16 X 9 which is the wrong aspect ratio for any vintage TV show.

Ugh I ate it when they pull that (like with the V mini-series and Route 66). Thanks for that heads-up.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2012 - 11:04 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Well, VEI has been shamed by customer complaints into promising that they will reissue the set in the correct aspect ratio in the "second run". Serves them right.

Meanwhile, another short-lived 70s TV show makes it to DVD as Sony announces the release of the 1974 NBC version of "Born Free" starring Gary Collins and Diana Muldaur in their MOD program that earlier gave us "Ghost Story". That they'd give us something this obscure indicates we might see more short lived Sony/Columbia titles of this era get to DVD ("Fantastic Journey" I suspect will not be far off at this rate).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2012 - 10:12 AM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

That they'd give us something this obscure indicates we might see more short lived Sony/Columbia titles of this era get to DVD ("Fantastic Journey" I suspect will not be far off at this rate).


How about MATT HELM with Tony Franciosa, or even something that lasted
a few seasons, such as Mickey Spillaine's MIKE HAMMER with Stacy Keach?
They also need to finish releasing HART TO HART (seasons 3, 4, and 5).
There's not a lot of titles from this studio that I want, so hopefully
the few I want will make it to dvd. They just just released both seasons
of SHEENA (with Gena Lee Nolin), too. If they can release that one, they
can release ALL the ones I want! smile

Den

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2012 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

I see ALICE is coming out through Warner Archives:

This is a DVD-R release and may not be compatible with all players

Description:

Alice is the story of Alice Hyatt (Linda Lavin), a recently widowed single mom who finds herself working as a waitress at an Arizona diner while caring for her pre-teen son, Tommy (Philip McKeon). The inimitable Vic Tayback plays Mel, the gruff owner of the diner, while Beth Howland and Polly Holliday play her co-workers, neurotic Vera and no-nonsense Flo. This 3-Disc, 24- Episode Collection collects the entire first season of the Bicentennial-era break-out hit, including the rarely seen pilot episode featuring Alfred Lutter from Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, the film inspiration for Alice. Guest stars include Batman's Adam West, Victor Buono, and Dark Shadow's Lara Parker.





 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2012 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Hey guys, I bit recently on my own copies of The Night Stalker materiel (Kolchak), but I noticed the availability is poor, and the pricing is 'upwardly mobile'... is someone prepping a re-release of this stuff? Any rumblings?

Sometimes a discontinuation means a new version is soon to appear. Thanks for any info.

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2012 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Hey guys, I bit recently on my own copies of The Night Stalker materiel (Kolchak), but I noticed the availability is poor, and the pricing is 'upwardly mobile'... is someone prepping a re-release of this stuff? Any rumblings?

Sometimes a discontinuation means a new version is soon to appear. Thanks for any info.


Do you mean the two TV movies that went OOP about a year and a half ago?

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2012 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

For those of you who were planning to get the 1975-76 David McCallum "Invisible Man" series on Blu-Ray instead of regular DVD, DON'T! Advance reviews have revealed that VEI stupidly reformatted the episodes to 16 X 9 which is the wrong aspect ratio for any vintage TV show.

The final product is apparently horrible -

"This release is so bad it makes bad Blu-ray discs look pretty decent by comparison (think, oh, that Mill Creek release or any of those Echo Bridge titles that cram four movies onto one disc and still fare better than this atrocity). Aside from the stretched-out picture, this one looks little-to-no better than the show might have on household TV sets back in 1975, what with the standard definition video source appearance to it, false colors, all sorts of shimmering, and on and on, but not to get ahead of the review; all the juicy stuff is down below, but this release is so insulting that it would be wrong not to get a shot in at the shoddy video quality right off the bat."

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Invisible-Man-The-Complete-Series-Blu-ray/32163/#Review

 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2012 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

Hey guys, I bit recently on my own copies of The Night Stalker materiel (Kolchak), but I noticed the availability is poor, and the pricing is 'upwardly mobile'... is someone prepping a re-release of this stuff? Any rumblings?

Sometimes a discontinuation means a new version is soon to appear. Thanks for any info.


Do you mean the two TV movies that went OOP about a year and a half ago?


Heh heh - yeah, I guess that would be the suspect (!), in addition to the series set.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2012 - 12:26 AM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

Do you mean the two TV movies that went OOP about a year and a half ago?

Heh heh - yeah, I guess that would be the suspect (!), in addition to the series set.


The KOLCHAK series set is still readily available for 25 to 30 dollars,
the same retail price it has always been set at. As for the two pilot films,
those were first released by Anchor Bay then by MGM, both times as a
double-bill. Both releases have been OOP for quite some time now,
and fetch high prices on the secondary market. I don't see anything
indicating that Universal is re-releasing the regular series, and doubt
that they would ever do so, or even lease it out to another label.

Den

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2012 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Do you mean the two TV movies that went OOP about a year and a half ago?

Heh heh - yeah, I guess that would be the suspect (!), in addition to the series set.


The KOLCHAK series set is still readily available for 25 to 30 dollars,
the same retail price it has always been set at. As for the two pilot films,
those were first released by Anchor Bay then by MGM, both times as a
double-bill. Both releases have been OOP for quite some time now,
and fetch high prices on the secondary market. I don't see anything
indicating that Universal is re-releasing the regular series, and doubt
that they would ever do so, or even lease it out to another label.

Den



Update: MGM re-released the two Kolchak telefilms with extras and subtitles. The price is now very high.

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2012 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)



On Image Entertainment, Inc.'s web site there appears a listing for The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series Blu-ray set to be released in October 30 of this year.

The 5-season set of the popular 1960's TV series, winner of 15 Emmy Awards and staring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore will have all 157 episodes, spread through out 15 Blu-ray discs and it has been mastered in High Definition. The series had been released previously on a 25-DVD set full with features 7 years ago. No details of what features or how many will be included on the BD set are available at the moment.


http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9080

http://www.watchimage.com/product/dick-van-dyke-show-the-complete-series-the/bcb9c42c-b5e9-471e-96ca-9c0e00e9aab3#tabs-2

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2012 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The only chance "Longstreet" or other short-lived obscure titles controlled by CBS/Paramount have of making it is if they start their counterpart to the Warner Archive program. I seriously doubt you'll ever see a title like that for retail.

weren't the Bruce Lee episodes released?
brm

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2012 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

The only chance "Longstreet" or other short-lived obscure titles controlled by CBS/Paramount have of making it is if they start their counterpart to the Warner Archive program. I seriously doubt you'll ever see a title like that for retail.

weren't the Bruce Lee episodes released?
brm



The entire series was released on dvd in Japan. It's been remastered
and looks great. No subtitles either. If there are subtitles, you can turn them off.
The set is expensive though. Something like 300 dollars (!) You're better off
purchasing the series from someone who has copied the set and sells them
on Ioffer.

Den

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2012 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

Synapse Films’ upcoming 5-DVD collector's edition of the complete HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR series. Although there is no official street date yet, you can expect the set, including all 13 episodes, to be released some time in the fall. DVD Drive-In has been given the official lists of extras, which will all be produced by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures. They include: Episode Introductions with Film Historian Shane M. Dallman; GRAVE RECOLLECTIONS: A VISIT WITH KATHRYN LEIGH SCOTT - of Dark Shadows fame - (Featurette); HAMMER HOUSEKEEPING: A VISIT WITH MIA NADASI (Featurette) and an Animated Still Gallery. We look forward to revisiting Hammer’s classic 1980 anthology series all over again!

 
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