CBS/PHE Press Release: Family Ties: The Complete Series

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    FAMILY TIES: THE COMPLETE SERIES (11/5)

    The complete set of the beloved American TV sitcom, including the recent release of Season 7!In Family Ties Steven Keaton (Michael Gross) and Elyse Keaton (Meredith Baxter Birney) are products of the 1960's and have become open-minded parents. To their surprise, their children have become conservative and capitalistic growing up in the 1980's. This highly successful comedy series follows this unique American family as their views on politics and life clash to give us humorous family moments.
     
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    Interesting...hope they pull a Fugitive and restore the missing music and PROPER closing logos.
     
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    I'd be more happy with restoring the music cuts, but even that's wishing for the moon with this company.
     
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    This. CBS = biggest disaster ever to happen to the integrity of classic TV on DVD.
     
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    What would we do, baby--without cuts?
     
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    Is this an actual press release from Paraount, why is there no link posted?!

    The final season will be released this month, I don't think they would come out with a complete series set so soon after?! More likely this is just all 7 season sets packaged together in one big bundle.
     
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    I'm still petrified at what version of the last episode they'll use. On Netflix, it's the edited-into-two-22-minutes-for-syndication version, but on NBC it was 70 minutes (with commercials; I'll have to get the tape from Mom's house and time it without) and had a curtain call at the end before the credits.
     
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    If there was edited music before then I think everyone realizes it'll be edited this time, too. Tra la la la ....
     
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    Good ol' TVShowsonDVD, love that site!

    I am surprised to see a complete series set released so soon after the final season is being released. I don't think you will see any changes as far as music goes, this is CBS we are talking about here so expect the content to be the same. Anyone know how much music was actually removed, is it significant as far as the show goes or are we talking about background music in a scene?!
     
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    It's not like we're talking WKRP in Cincinnati here, but they removed background music in scenes; they removed at least one whole scene early in Season One (as I foggily recall) when the kids were playing songs at a house party. I forgot which episode...

    90210 had pretty much everything removed...I only know of one scene removed, but it's like a whole new show. Melrose Place was known for playing a current pop tune over the opening helicopter/credit shots. Gone; all gone.
     
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    "Daria" was also the victim of many, many replacement music cues.
     
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    To their credit, they did keep "At This Moment."

    That box looks nice, but would it kill them to do a box set that can fit in with the rest of my DVDs and Blu-rays?
     
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    Background music is one thing but if they removed an entire scene then that is something else altogether and unacceptable IMO. The same thing happened with WKRP in Cincinnati & The Fall Guy (removal of entire scenes) which is why those releases did terribly and rightly so! The scene you are referring to might be the episode where Jennifer has a 50s themed birthday party and they rent a jukebox and play all 50s music.

    A complete series set is primarily aimed at hardcore fans of a series and collectors so you would think the studio would go the extra mile and give fans the best possible release which means including original uncut episodes and as much music as is possible but the 'suits' at CBS apparently couldn't care less about appeasing their customers- $$ is all they care about. :angry: They slap everything together, throw a few special features in there (probably whatever they can find at first glance), price it a a premium and then put it out for people to buy.

    Times like this that I really wish Paramount Home Entertainment had continued as the distirbutor for TV on DVD instead of giving that business to CBS who put out low quality crap.
     
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    I always thought it was more common for studios to release a complete set of a show on the same day the last season has been released,or shortly(as in a few months) after. Not like,say,Universal who do it several years later. They must be desperate for shows to release.
     
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    This. I don't remember the music issue getting bad until CBS took over with their revisionist ways. AND PHE was starting to keep the classic logos, even retaining the Red Split Box Paramount at the end of Happy Days S1 (which hasn't been seen since perhaps the original ABC shows! Syndicated reruns had the Blue Mountain, and later airings the Viacom Mountain).

    Oh add Laverne and Shirley (the latest one) as a series with missing scenes due to big bad music lyrics.

    I still wonder if CBS has it out for programs that were hits on the other networks, and take it out on them by being so shoddy? (Seems the ABC and NBC shows have it worst)
     
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    Well, Dynasty's music has remained intact as far as I know.
     
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    I don't think it's a question of personal grudges, but an idea that they can maintain profit margins by cutting corners here.
     
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    I don't own any of the Bonanza sets but I believe those have been done properly music wise.
     
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    I think it all depends on how much money each music cue will cost. If a show is heavily music-based, like "Daria" was, all those combined cues will wind up costing a lot of money.
     

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