Great B&W shows still not on DVD

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Richard V, May 29, 2012.

  1. Richard V

    Richard V Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    531
    Real Name:
    Richard
    This thread brought to you by: Neil Brock
    Not in any particular order
    1. The Defenders
    2. East Side/West Side
    3. 77 Sunset Strip
    4. Ben Casey
    5. Bus Stop
    6. Dr. Kildare
    Take it away HTF members!!
     
  2. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith Extremely Talented Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    5,184
    Likes Received:
    1,162
    Location:
    Nor'east
    Real Name:
    Charles Smith
    In addition to 77 Sunset Strip, we also need these detective shows:

    Hawaiian Eye
    Surfside 6
    Bourbon Street Beat
     
  3. cajunhillbilly

    cajunhillbilly Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,839
    Likes Received:
    51
    Real Name:
    Willard
    Plus
    Sugarfoot
    Bronco
    Colt 45
     
  4. Peter M Fitzgerald

    Peter M Fitzgerald Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 1999
    Messages:
    1,808
    Likes Received:
    348
    Real Name:
    Peter Fitzgerald
    Seconded on BUS STOP and 77 SUNSET STRIP, and I'd add:
    SUSPICION
    WAY OUT
    PANIC! / NO WARNING
    BUS STOP
    THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR
    GREAT GHOST TALES
    THE WESTERNER
    STONEY BURKE
    SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE (1st season)
    WORLD OF GIANTS
    77 SUNSET STRIP
    DOBIE GILLIS
    THE ROGUES
    KLONDIKE / ACAPULCO
    WICHITA TOWN
    MR. ADAMS AND EVE
    SAM & FRIENDS (very early Muppets)
    Foreign section (out on DVD in their countries of origin, but without english options):
    ULTRA Q (1966, Japan)
    RAUMPATROUILLE ORION (1966, Germany)
     
  5. Richard V

    Richard V Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    531
    Real Name:
    Richard
    Add:
    The Alaskans
    The Dakotas (great series, hugely overlooked)
    12 O'Clock High
    San Francisco Beat (The Lineup)
    Black Saddle
    Track Down
    The Thin Man
    Phillip Marlowe
    The Asphalt Jungle
     
  6. Gary OS

    Gary OS Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    4,744
    Likes Received:
    1,452
    Real Name:
    Gary
    Quote:

    That's a great list, Richard. As was your first and the others that have been mentioned. I'd be in for almost every one of those shows. I'll give this some thought and add some I'd like to see that haven't been mentioned yet.


    Gary "what gets me is how many are still out there awaiting an initial release" O.
     
  7. Jack P

    Jack P Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    3,860
    Likes Received:
    1,099
    I'd certainly enjoy seeing "The Lineup" because having seen some low quality recordings as well as the theatrical film of the same name (which really only utilizes the TV cast to a small degree), I'm fascinated by the location filming aspect of it, showing SF in the 1950s (just as "Streets Of San Francisco" is a time capsule of the city from two decades later).
    A plug for my #1 B/W grail "Sheena, Queen Of The Jungle" in this thread too. :)
     
  8. Jeff Willis

    Jeff Willis Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,387
    Likes Received:
    244
    Location:
    Dallas TX
    [​IMG] I'd be in for most of those as well. Some would be blind-buy's but they all look [​IMG] to me.
     
  9. Richard V

    Richard V Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    531
    Real Name:
    Richard
    More:
    Hong Kong
    The Gallant Men
    The Lieutenant
    The Americans
    Way Out
    The Islanders
    Gunslinger
    Saints and Sinners
    Cain's Hundred
    Telephone Time
    The Big Story
    Outlaws
    The Grey Ghost
    Boots and Saddles
    Men of Annapolis
    West Point Story
     
  10. Gary OS

    Gary OS Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    4,744
    Likes Received:
    1,452
    Real Name:
    Gary
    How about all the Anthology series produced in that time. I'm not real keen on the live ones, but I'd love to see many of the filmed ones. For instance, Fireside Theatre is one I'd love to see get a release.


    Gary "not big on the stuff that has a 'Broadway'-like feel to it" O.
     
  11. Richard V

    Richard V Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    531
    Real Name:
    Richard
    Wow Gary, you're right there are soooo many great ones: Studio One and Playhouse 90 probably the two best known, but so many others, Schlitz Playhouse, Ford Theater, Four Star Theater, GE Theater, Philco Playhouse, Armstrong Circle Theater, Goodyear Playhouse, Desilu Playhouse, and others I can't remember off the top of my head. Would love for these to be released as well.
     
  12. Regulus

    Regulus Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Messages:
    2,564
    Likes Received:
    392
    Real Name:
    William Hughes
    Add:
    Rescue 8
    Ripcord (For that manner ALL of the ZIV Series)!
    Whirlybirds
    And for that manner I want Classic Media to release
    THE ENTIRE NINETEEN SEASONS OF LASSIE!!! :f
    Pity you cannot enlarge the "Smilies"! :laugh:
     
  13. MattPeriolat

    MattPeriolat Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Messages:
    739
    Likes Received:
    14
    Lassie would be wonderful and I'd be forking money hand over fist for anthology programming like Studio One. Come to think of it, I argue a golden opportunity to release GE Theater was missed last year to tie in with the Reagan centennial. Darn shame.
    So many great shows, wish more studios and licenseers would give them a shot.
     
  14. Neil Brock

    Neil Brock Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    2,708
    Likes Received:
    718
    Unfortunately those anthology shows just have a myriad number of problems preventing their release. CBS at one point had thoughts of doing something with Playhouse 90, the biggest and best of all of them but they just ran into clearance issues which are insurmountable. Likewise TMG had thoughts of all of the filmed Universal owned ones like GE Theatre, Schlitz Playhouse, etc. but there were too many issues to deal with. Really quite a shame as IMO, anthologies are the best types of shows because of the variety of stories they offer. That's one of the reasons that I love the early 60s dramas in that while they went to permanent stars the stories were still very much anthologies with the weekly leads being peripheral to the stories.
     
  15. Jack P

    Jack P Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    3,860
    Likes Received:
    1,099
    What kind of insurmountable clearance problems exist for anthologies compared to other shows? If that's a general kind of problem, how come it hasn't affected sci-fi anthology shows down through the years?
     
  16. Richard V

    Richard V Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    531
    Real Name:
    Richard
    The Richard Boone Show pops to mind. Great program.
     
  17. HenryDuBrow

    HenryDuBrow Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    217
    Real Name:
    Henry.
    I'd love to see that one released too, Richard. A brilliant and very unique show, sounds like something ideal for Timeless to do having already done his Medic show.
     
  18. Randy Korstick

    Randy Korstick Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    3,365
    Likes Received:
    1,034
    The Gallant Men is coming later this year. Here is a response from WA to the question posted yesterday on Facebook:
    "Yes, you'll be seeing THE GALLANT MEN from us this year. We were just taking a look at package designs yesterday... :)"
     
  19. Gary OS

    Gary OS Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2004
    Messages:
    4,744
    Likes Received:
    1,452
    Real Name:
    Gary
    Quote:

    I'm very happy to hear this for the sake of fans of this show. Always glad when any b/w show is released. But I have to wonder why this show is coming before so many of the more popular, well-known series that the WB owns. Seems like a strange choice to me.

    For any that are familiar with it, was this series shot on location with plenty of open air, outdoor scenery? Or was this mostly a studio, set-bound show?


    Gary "not too sure I'll be interested in this one" O.
     
  20. Randy Korstick

    Randy Korstick Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    3,365
    Likes Received:
    1,034
    They do have other B & W shows in the works. This one has been mentioned by them for awhile. I think its coming for the following reasons: WWII stuff is still pretty popular, there are not alot of WWII shows. This one has not been seen on TV for a long time so alot of potential sales for all of the above reasons. Just as Western fans are willing to blind buy many obscure Westerns like the ones released by Timeless Media I think they feel this one will get many blind buys from WWII fans.
    I actually haven't seen it either but its a purchase for me being a WWII movie and TV fan and lets face it there are very few WWII shows. As far as the scenary question from the clips I have seen on youtube it looks to be a combination of outdoor filming and studio sets much like Combat. The show premiered the same year as Combat in 1962 and both seem to be similar shows. The difference was Combat was set in Normandy and The Gallant Men was set in Italy. Combat was renewed the following year and went on for 4 more seasons but The Gallant Men only lasted the intial season.
     

Share This Page