HAZEL S4 is coming to DVD on 12/11/2012, according to Shout's brand New website....see details below

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  1. rmw650

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    All I can say is it's about time, but that should make S5, the final season, available right around the beginning of 2013, maybe in March.
     
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    The end of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter before Christmas.
     
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    Season 5 is an absolute trainwreck with the new actors on there as I just saw the season on Antenna TV and what a difference a season made.
     
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    Finally...we can all breathe a sigh of relief. And I hope there's a VERY short gap between S4-S5 just like there was between S2 and S3.
     
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    I'm still predicting it comes out in March 2013 but maybe sooner or later, give or take a month for Season 5, the final season of the show. My question is this...will this be available mass retail or is this a Shout store exclusive? haven't seen this title on other retail outlets online, but only through their store.
     
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    I would guess mass retail, because they usually don't announce Shout Select stuff this far out. Plus, there's no mention of it being a select title.
     
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    Agreed. I had a chance to see some of S5 a couple of years ago and I found it to be unwatchable. This upcoming set will be the last for me, if I even get it. But no way I'd go past it.


    Gary "of course, that's only my personal view" O.
     
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    There were two shows from this era that moved from NBC over to CBS in their final seasons: Hazel and Get Smart. And while I wouldn't call the last season of Get Smart unwatchable, it was just plain weird to see both shows airing on CBS. Something wasn't right. It was as if both shows had peacefully ended their natural NBC lifespan and were now walking zombies invading another network's lineup. Who were these two young upstarts calling themselves "Mr and Mrs. Baxter" and running roughshod over Hazel and why wasn't she contacting Kevin McCarthy to warn them about these imposters. "What have they done with Missy and Mr. B?!"
    In the case of Get Smart, season five had a revised opening, and now Max and 99 were parents pushing strollers around. It was still funny enough, but as Lisa Simpson once commented about Itchy and Scratchy, they "had lost their edge." It didn't help Get Smart that by this point, CBS's comedy lineup was dying on the vine from too many comedies in similar states like The Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction -- shows that were just going through the motions after the point when they should have quietly called it a day.
    I'll be getting Hazel just to complete the series, but that last season is like another show. I keep waiting for Hazel to awaken from a bad dream and find Don DeFore in the shower.
     
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    Rob, I saw the first episode of S5 on Antenna TV and it just made no sense at all. The plotlines were ridiculous as they had the original couple moving to Baghdad, Iraq (I kid you not) and I'm wondering to myself, who the hell are these actors and what happened to the original cast and now they added new cast members of the show? I also heard the show somehow did well enough to earn a sixth season but the lady who played Hazel was not doing too well healthwise and CBS decided to cancel it without any fanfare, but yes, S5 was just awful and the goofy thing was, it had three more episodes in that season than the 4th season...29 vs 26 respectively.
     
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    This is SHOUT we are talking about, they RUINED SEASON 3 by using VIDEO elements instead of FILM elements, Shout is beyond pathetic
     
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    So why keep erasing facts ? is this board nothing more than a shill for corporations ?
    Read the box - it says they used VIDEO elements for season 3 - the show HAZEL was produced on FILM - so SHOUT crapped over everyone using the crappiest prints they could find, rather then using readily available 1080p prints
     
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    That's not quite as silly sounding for the mid-1960s as it would be now. Iraq and Iran were more western-oriented cosmpolitan societies in those days with many foreign business investors, as were countries like Libya for that matter.
     
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    I just pretend Season Five of HAZEL is a new series and don't compare it to the other four seasons. It's still not very good, but I don't think it's quite as awful that way.
    CBS gave it the best slot on its schedule, on Mondays following The Lucy Show (#3) and The Andy Griffith Show (#6). Hazel didn't even make the Top 25, so it was losing a huge chunk of the ratings. I think it came to its natural end.
     
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    Too bad Brian Ward was not being honest. Since local tv stations - Antenna TV was able to aquire the FILM PRINTS and those stations operate on less money then SHOUT does + If SHOUT is so poor, how Aquire TIMELESS MEDIA huh ? Shouts record on honesty is lousy at best. They had access to the Film Elements but balked at paying the extra 10 or so grand.
     
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    ERASED AGAIN, proof positive yyou are protecting SHOUT, Hw do I know about the amount would have cost to get film elements ? because I know someone who works at an idependent label and they were quoted 10 grand more for film vs video elements for all the seasons.
     
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    It's been nearly 4 months since S4 came out; I'm starting to worry that HAZEL has become a casualty and Sony has decided to end their deal with Shout. Any inside info on this? I really was hoping to complete the series. I wish they had began with HAZEL instead of DENNIS so we could have had all 5 seasons by now.
     
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    I didn't even know Sony and Shout ended their agreements as maybe a new group or firm like Timeless or Olive or whemever can now take over the rights and responsibilities of releasing future seasons of these classic programs. I've seen Shout releasing a lot more animated stuff as of late, but hoping a new studio takes over to continue releasing the classics.
     
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    Good news for those waiting on Season Five. Here is what a Shout rep stated on their Facebook page in response to another poster:

    Hazel will be released, but we haven't announced a date. Rhoda isn't in the plans at this time.
     
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    Brian Ward lied / tried to compare apples and oranges - they had HD 1080p film prints made available to them - SHOUT did not have to spend NOTHING on remastering the elements, the cost for the film vs video elements would have been an extra 5-10 grand, hardly a deal breaker,

    SHOUT is just a cheapo outfit - they wasted tons of money on aquiring TIMELESS and they have lost a lot of money from that - so they cheap out on releases to try and make it back

    Also on season 2 they never admitted using video elements, it was not till people chewed them out that finally they admitted to their con.
     

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