Burke's Law/Honey West

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    I was just watching some of Season 1. I never saw the reboot, but it occurred to me that it should have been restarted in the 1970s. It was really ahead of its time and it really prefigured the 1970s detective shows such as those making up the NBC Mystery Wheel like Columbo and other similar style shows like Barnaby Jones with its approach to the plot and use of guest stars. With some of the 60s swinger elements toned down, it would have fit in well in 1972. I really hope Season 2 is eventually released.
     
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    I think this is one of the great TV detective series and I also really want to have Season 2 on DVD. I have had the Honey West series but, much as I like Anne Francis, felt the running time of the show was too short.
     
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    Honey West was fun and I enjoy it a lot but yes it does move along too fast. I feel the same way about The Protectors, too short though Honey West did it better in a half hour. The rest of Burkes Law, including the 90s sequel series needs to come to DVD.
     
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    Sign me up for the rest of BURKE'S LAW, too!
     
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    Yes, we need S2 of Burke's Law! And yes, Honey West needed to "breathe" more at an hour. After awhile you notice how they tried to move things along with a gimmick of starting a conversation and then cutting in mid-sentence to the next scene where the conversation goes on.
     
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    I thought season one of Burke's law sold pretty well, I'm surprised we haven't seen season 2. :(
     
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    It's because Fox chose to play hardball with VCI. They wanted to continue releasing it.
     
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    Sad but true.:(
     
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    Well, that's just great. Now everyone loses! :rolleyes:
     
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    Is it just me or does the HONEY WEST episode "Gray Lady" (on disc 2) have the most ill-timed layer change? About 10 minutes in, right in the middle of a shot of a plane coming in to land. Both my DVD players have problems playing it without a noticeable pause in both picture and sound - but strangely my computer plays through it seamlessly...
     
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    No Problem with my Blu-Ray Player. I had "Freezing" Problems with some of my players, but then I found out my primary player was NOTORIOUS for those kinds of problems, so I got rid of it. Today I have three players, a DVD-VCR Combo, A Blu-Ray Player and a Portable. If I have "Freeze" issues on all three players that's a cue to get a new disk!
     
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    Fox can go to "you-know-where" for all I care.
     
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    Seconded!
     
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    I just purchased the UK DVD edition of "Honey West" (Delta Entertainment, Region Free) and it does not have the awkward pause/layer change in the "Gray Lady" episode. The UK edition also includes Honey West's introduction in "Burke's Law" ("Who Killed the Jackpot?") but doesn't have any other extras.
     
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    I bought the UK version as well, as it came out first and I didn't know for sure if it would get a US release. I kept it after I bought the US version since it had that Burke's Law episode. I never a/b'd them to see if there was any difference in the picture quality.... By the way, it's region 2, and it is in PAL format, not NTSC.
     
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    Back of the case on my copy says Region 0. Coming from the UK it's naturally going to be PAL.
     
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    I'll have to dig mine out of storage and look, but the Amazon listing says region 2....
     
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    Amazon isn't 100% accurate when it comes to that information.
     
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    I stand corrected!
     

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