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 Posted:   Mar 17, 2018 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)


The Invaders - 'The Complete Series' of the 1967 Show Starring Roy Thinnes Lands At Last!
12-DVD set with both seasons of the classic series will invade stores in June
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Invaders-The-Complete-Series/24056



What about the fact that's not the iconic Invaders UFO in the background?


“Available in a new 12-disc shelf-friendly complete series collection! The Invaders: The Complete Series, features all 43 episodes of the original, suspense-filled series, plus special features (episodic intros by Roy Thinnes, audio commentaries, interviews and extended pilot) and commentary by the series creator.”

Any information about the extended pilot?

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2018 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

The pilot was included with the original releases - this is just a repackage so look up those.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2018 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The pilot was included with the original releases - this is just a repackage.

What's extra about the pilot?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2018 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

The pilot was included with the original releases - this is just a repackage.

What's extra about the pilot?


The un-aired pilot features 10 minutes of extra or extended scenes removed from the standard pilot.
Some say they used to shoot a longer pilot of 75 minutes.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2018 - 11:27 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

There were rumors of a 75 minute pilot (for a 90 minute time slot) as well as a 2-hour pilot, and that someone in Canada had a copy. In syndication, the pilot episode running time was the same as the others (52 min). The USA season one dvd set includes a 60 minute version of the pilot - which apparently isnt on the UK release.
There was already a complete series box release in UK with bonus disk in 2012. There's no bonus disc in USA version. Maybe the UK bonus includes the extras from USA (Thinnes interview, his 30 second intros to the episodes, and the longer pilot version).

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2018 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

There were rumors of a 75 minute pilot (for a 90 minute time slot) as well as a 2-hour pilot, and that someone in Canada had a copy.

I have seen pictures of the un-aired scenes.

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2018 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

There were rumors of a 75 minute pilot (for a 90 minute time slot) as well as a 2-hour pilot, and that someone in Canada had a copy.

I have seen pictures of the un-aired scenes.


I assume you mean they arent in the 60 minute dvd version.

Someone posted a comparison of various Season Two releases along with complete series releases. The UK/Australia complete release has a bonus features dvd but contents seem to be what's spread out on the USA dvds.
http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=21500

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 27, 2018 - 3:30 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

I've noticed that a lot of TV shows on DVD are going really cheap these days, I suppose it's because they're not on Blu-ray. In the last few days I've bought the first three seasons of ER for £3.50 s/h (from CEX a large chain in the UK selling secondhand technical stuff). The cheapest I've seen lately in a charity shop is Scrubs seasons 1-4 for £2.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2018 - 10:14 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)


Review of The Outer Limits Blu-ray set
https://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/72921/outer-limits-season-one-the/

 
 Posted:   Apr 5, 2018 - 10:17 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I've noticed that a lot of TV shows on DVD are going really cheap these days, I suppose it's because they're not on Blu-ray. In the last few days I've bought the first three seasons of ER for £3.50 s/h (from CEX a large chain in the UK selling secondhand technical stuff). The cheapest I've seen lately in a charity shop is Scrubs seasons 1-4 for £2.


The prices drop the longer they have been around. Folks tend to buy these when they first come out.
Netflix has also reduced their value.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2018 - 4:19 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Mark Slade, Henry Darrow, and Linda Cristal star in The High Chaparral, the Emmy-nominated Western drama from David Dortort, the producer of Bonanza. Deep in the Arizona Territory lies the High Chaparral Ranch, run by "Big John" Cannon (Erickson) along with his brother Buck (Mitchell) and son Billy Blue (Slade).

After a tragic attack leaves him a widower, "Big John" enters into a marriage with Victoria (Cristal), the daughter of a powerful neighboring rancher. Along with Victoria's brother Manolito (Darrow), the Cannons must manage the ranch, their new family dynamic, and the perils of the West. The High Chaparral: Season One features every thrilling episode from the hit series' 1967-68 season! Ride with the Cannons on the adventures that started it all. INCLUDES ALL 28 EPISODES!
Shout! Factory has scheduled an August 28th street date for the long-awaited DVD release for The High Chaparral - Season 1. Coming on 6 discs, this 1967 NBC series will be priced at just $24.97 SRP and includes closed captioning. The first season had 28 episodes and includes appearances by John Milford, Denver Pyle, Fernando Lamas (Lorenzo's father), Harry Dean Stanton, Ted Gehring, Jack Lord, Mary Jo Kennedy (later Mary Jo Deschanel, mother of Emily and Zooey Deschanel), Pat Hingle, and others.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/High-Chaparral-Season-1/24144

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2018 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Just watched '50s DRAGNET on YT..are these available on dvd?
Thx.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2018 - 12:18 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Find spoofs of vintage series.

Benny Hill - Rare -Ironside (Ironside)




Benny Hill! As.. An Hilarious Trubute To All Those '70's Detectives! (McCloud, Cannon, Poirot)




Benny Hill - O'Jack (1979) (Kojak)

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2018 - 12:25 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Just watched '50s DRAGNET on YT..are these available on dvd?
Thx.



There are a number of collections of various episodes that are available in the public domain. The quality of the episodes within any given set can vary greatly (just as the YouTube ones do, no doubt). The masters of the original series must either be lost or tied up in rights hell, otherwise, I'm sure the show would have had a legitimate release by now.

 
 
 Posted:   May 19, 2018 - 12:32 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Here's some further information on DRAGNET, from a 2013 post to a 16mm forum:

The original 1950s DRAGNET is only partially in Public Domain Hell, but an official release is unlikely at this point.
In December 1953, MCA purchased the DRAGNET property from Jack Webb, for a cool $5 million, which Webb had to split between himself and two partners: Mike Meshekoff and Stanley Meyer (they each got 25% and Webb got 50%). In 1962, MCA acquired Universal, so that is how Universal came to own DRAGNET.

Universal deliberately allowed the first 100 episodes, which were produced PRIOR to MCA's purchase of the property, to lapse into public domain. They were (nearly) all based on radio scripts, and the radio versions were floating around on tapes among Old Time Radio hobbyists. Copyrights on the next 98 episodes, produced between 1954-57, were renewed.

In the fall of '57, NBC renewed DRAGNET for another two seasons, so Webb produced 78 more episodes within 9 months (Aug '57 - May '58). Of these, Universal renewed copyrights on 7, the other 71 lapsed into the public domain. So, Universal's problem is that they really AREN'T sure what they own, even among the episodes they renewed. There are music issues; the same music shows up on radio as on TV. Same problem with the scripts. (By comparison, only 2 episodes of the 1960s color DRAGNET are based on old scripts, and the music is all new.)

More info can be found here:
https://televisiondiary.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/where-are-all-those-episodes-of-dragnet/

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2018 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Thanks Bob!
Like GUNSMOKE the original radio versions are superior.

But.....frown
Brm

Ps Webb was a genius at radio but had no clue how to visualized a drama. Even into the Sixties. Talk....talk....talk....!

 
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