Classic TV/DVD Wish List for '06

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Jeff Willis, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Jay_B!

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    I have a number, I grew up in the 80's and early 90's so my tastes are more from then, and from slightly before.

    The Donna Reed Show ('58 to '66) - usually not into the golden era sitcoms but I grew up with this one on Nick
    Maude ('72 to '78) - announced as forthcoming, but all one needs to do is look at the fellow Sony property just below this, which was mentioned over a year ago
    One Day At A Time ('75 to '84) - a great longrunning classic, come out already
    Alice ('76 to '85) - season sets ONLY
    The Facts Of Life ('79 to '88) - surprised not a peep has come out considering it's high placing on TSOD
    Simon And Simon ('81 to '88) - with the success of Magnum and Murder She Wrote on DVD, how much more need we wait?
    Kate And Allie ('84 to '89) - heard probable rumors about spring 2006, but I'll hold off until final confirmation
    Ally McBeal ('97 to '02) - okay, this is way too new for "classic", but I'll throw it in for good measure. Not currently in reruns any longer and the dramedy genre has only gotten bigger since this show ended, I want to revisit it on DVD, at least the first four seasons, last year was a nightmare.
     
  2. JeffT.

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    I'm not asking anything of Universal Studios Home Entertainment (despite their excellent tv series library) and they can just go jump in the lake for all I care.

    They're a bunch of inept, blundering idiots (I know some have a similar opinion of myself which is alright I can take it) that is so richly deserved and I wouldn't trust anything this company makes available on DVD.

    Universal should have its DVD distribution and manufacturing license permanently revoked! I hope that you Universal execs out there are reading this message post too.

    Pertaining specifically to 2006 I've heard one source say (with absolute certainty) that THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (NBC 1964-68) is due to be released on DVD sometime next year...which isn't entirely out of the realm of possibility as it is (still) a popular (and well regarded) tv series.

    Is Warner Brothers Home Entertainment holding out on us with this (advance) information? If true how about letting everybody in on the (momentous) secret people?!

    I only mention it just to see if this does indeed comes to pass!

    Jeff T.
     
  3. Jay_B!

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    I'd argue that Warner is worse than Universal. Yea, the DVD-18's are controversial and all, but at least Universal releases season sets, Warner will treat you like garbage if you aren't Friends or Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
     
  4. Michael Alden

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    Many shows, but I'll only list the realistic ones:

    Get Smart, Odd Couple, The Fugitive, The Invaders, Route 66, He and She, Gidget, Hawaii Five-O, Man from UNCLE, The Untouchables, Burns and Allen, Donna Reed Show, Father Knows Best, Flying Nun, Science Fiction Theatre, Thriller.

    I think most of these would do fairly well.
     
  5. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Universal... first, straighten out your DVD-18 mess, then release:

    (Boris Karloff's) THRILLER: SEASON 1
    M-SQUAD: SEASON 1
    ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S SUSPICION
    THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR: SEASON 1
    DRAGNET (1950s version): SEASON 1
    ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: SEASON 2
    DRAGNET 1968
    LEAVE IT TO BEAVER: SEASON 2

    Paramount:

    THE FUGITIVE: SEASON 1
    THE INVADERS: SEASON 1
    THE WESTERNER
    CORONET BLUE
    THE UNTOUCHABLES: SEASON 1
    THE WILD, WILD WEST: SEASON 2

    Sony/MGM:

    THE ADDAMS FAMILY: SEASON 1
    ROUTE 66: SEASON 1
    JOHNNY SOKKO & HIS FLYING ROBOT

    Warner:

    MAVERICK: SEASON 1
    THE NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN (1968 Hanna-Barbera)

    Fox:

    WKRP: SEASON 1 (wishful thinking, I know)
    BATMAN (1966): SEASON 1 (ditto)
    LAND OF THE GIANTS: SEASON 1
    BUS STOP

    Other series:

    WAY OUT
    T.H.E. CAT
    THE BLUE LIGHT
    SPACE GIANTS
    ULTRAMAN (1966)
    ULTRA SEVEN
    GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE
    HOPPITY HOOPER
    More ERNIE KOVACS
    More TIME FOR BEANY
    More BEANY & CECIL
     
  6. Jeff_HR

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    St Elsewhere, now that Hill Street Blues is coming.
     
  7. StacyV

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    All Eighties and earlier:

    Bronx Zoo, The
    Call to Glory
    Eight Is Enough
    Family
    Family Ties
    Flipper
    Harris and Company
    It's Garry Shandling's Show
    Jackson 5ive, The
    James at 15
    One Day at a Time
    Palmerstown, U.S.A.
    Righteous Apples, The
    Room 222
    Ropers, The
    Square Pegs
    St. Elsewhere
    Three's a Crowd
    Up and Coming
    Welcome Back, Kotter
    Whiz Kids
    Year in the Life, A
     
  8. Jay_B!

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    what's the St. Elsewhere holdup? Denzel has had a phenomenal film career and is still A-list, and even Howie Mandel is experiencing something of a comeback because of "Deal Or No Deal". This could be a successful DVD commodity
     
  9. Joe*R

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    I'm hoping for the Love Boat and Hawaii Five-0.
     
  10. Dave Scarpa

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    2006 definately is starting off in Jan/Feb with a bacg. My hopes is that we'll see more classic Western's I've gotten into Have Gun Will Travel and Wanted Dead or Alive and I hope those continue, but I just started getting the Rifleman and that's a heck of a series, I hope Wagon Train, Bonanza, Big Valley, Wild Wild West, Gunsmoke, Rawhide and more get released.

    I also hope we'll get the Odd Couple this year, maybe Get Smart, I dream of Jeannie, more Green Acres.

    On the Drama Action Front, how about Six Million $$$ Man, Mission Impossible

    Animation will bring the Animated Trek and Pink Panther, how about more Looney Tunes.

    Getting Time Tunnel, VTTBOTS, and Hill Street Blues rocks
    Should Be a Good altohough expensive year. However I am finding I am buying less and less movies and mostly only buy TV On DVD as we move toward the HD Era.
     
  11. Michael Alden

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    Uh, one word, FOX, which a lot of people here think is so wonderful because they apparently do a good job with shows that are brand new. Their classic release schedule leaves a lot to be desired, although at least it seems to be getting better. So you may see this one soon I imagine.
     
  12. bobPON

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    I'd like to see the following:

    77 Sunset Strip
    Hawaiian Eye
    Surfside Six
    Bourbon Street Beat
    Laredo
    Sea Hunt
    Honey West
    More Black Sheep Squadron
    Adventures in Paradise
    Mannix
    The Invaders
    Flipper
    The Rebel
    Spenser
    Route 66
    12 O'clock High
    Daniel Boone
    Simon and Simon
    Cimarron Strip
     
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    I would love to see the Fugitive and the Odd Couple released in the coming year!
     
  14. BradleyK

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    Facts of Life

    One Day at a Time

    Scarecrow & Mrs. King
     
  15. Dan*T

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    I almost copied Brian's list!!

    "Well, I have several.

    Rhoda (74-79)
    The Rookies (72-76)
    Police Woman (74-78)
    The Six Million Dollar Man (73-78)
    Vegas (78-81)
    The Bionic Woman (76-78)
    Police Story (73-79)
    One day At A Time (75-84)
    Lou Grant (77-82)
    Phyllis (75-77)
    CHiPs (77-83)

    I'd also like to see Charlies Angels, Starsky & Hutch, SWAT, and Baretta get finished in '06. "


    Brian,
    I thought that this was my post for a minute!
    There are only a few shows you had listed which I'm not familiar with.
    Here are a few extras from my list:

    The Ropers
    Three's A Crowd
    Simon & Simon
    WKRP (I'd pay good money for this!)
    The Incredible Hulk
    The Fall Guy

    That'd just about do it. I'd probably have to re-finance my house if/when all of these came out..


    [​IMG]
     
  16. Clay_E

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    Or Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Nip/Tuck, Dallas, Lois & Clark, The Flash, The Adventures of Superman, or The Dukes of Hazzard (and that's just off the top of my head)...[​IMG]
     
  17. Michael Alden

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    Which for those of us who are looking for shows from the 50s, 60s and 70s, other than Superman, doesn't do us a heck of a lot of good.
     
  18. Tom.W

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    Underscoring three previously mentioned shows, each representing very different genres, but similar in that they were beautifically photographed and deserving of dvd releases for several reasons:

    Thriller
    Sea Hunt
    Route 66

    In addition I would like to someday see:

    One Step Beyond (professionally done in season sets)
    Dr. Kildare
    The Defenders
    The Millionaire
    Everglades
    Ripcord
    Dennis the Menace
    The Law and Mr. JOnes
    Hawaiian Eye
    Surfside 6
    77 Sunset Strip
    The Roaring Twenties
    Checkmate
    Bourbon Street Beat

    and many others like this.
     
  19. Brian W.

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    What's My Line season sets

    Match Game and Hollywood Squares compilations -- the funniest game shows ever! (They were daily shows, so it'd be pretty hard to do season sets.)
     
  20. John*P

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    I'll only mention the shows I really want up till the early 90s...

    Benson

    Blossom

    Facts of Life - (this needs to be released on DVD, ASAP!)

    Family Matters

    Family Ties - (unless there are some sort of legal issues holding this show back, the fact that it isn't yet available on DVD is asinine)

    Good Morning, Miss Bliss - (us Saved by the Bell fans need these episodes to truly make our collections complete)

    Head of the Class

    The Hogan Family - (Oh, how I miss this show! Best. Theme Song. Ever.)

    It's Your Move - (I really wish one of the small DVD companies would release all 18 episodes in one set. This show has a bit of a cult following with those who remember it, and I know of new Jason Bateman fans who are interested in seeing the show. It ran on NBC from 1984-1985. It starred Jason Bateman and David Garrison a.k.a. Steve Rhodes from Married with Children. It was also created by the two guys who would later create Married with Children.)

    Just the Ten of Us - (Hopefully this will be released along with some of the Growing Pains sets)

    Mr. Belvedere - (Great 80s sitcom that hasn't been seen in years. I'm hoping Fox or Anchor Bay release it in 2006)

    My Two Dads

    Out of this World - (I'm hoping to see this possibly in 2006 now that Universal is starting to release their 80s sitcoms on DVD)

    Perfect Strangers - (In SEASON sets!)

    Salute Your Shorts - (ideal for the Nick Rewind collection)

    Silver Spoons - (possibly my most-wanted 80s sitcom on DVD)

    Small Wonder - (another show from my childhood that I really miss. I bet sales for this series would be better than many people think. I'm hoping Fox, Anchor Bay or maybe Shout! get around to releasing it in 2006)

    Step by Step - (in SEASON sets!)

    Valerie - (see The Hogan Family)

    Webster

    The Wonder Years
     

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