Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Gary OS, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. BobO'Link

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    Thanks! I got off on the TV listings and just didn't notice! :D I edited the post to fix that and include the correct competition.
     
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    For that year it sure did but it had pretty stiff competition. I watched that one during original run and really enjoyed it before they changed the premis and had them time travel to "the present". That move pretty much killed it for me but I'll still take It's About Time over the majority of what's presented today.
     
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    The change in premise improved the show from abominable to mediocre. The second format wasn't nearly as stupid.
     
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    Joe is right, I meant to say that Bob mistyped the year for IT'S ABOUT TIME, but NOT the other shows, which were indeed 67/68. Thus this correction and retraction for my earlier correction and retraction. What does any of this have to do with FRONTIER CIRCUS anyway? The single greatest show in the history of ever.
     
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    When today's TV shoes are compared to fiascoes such as It's About Time and My Mother the Car it tells a lot of the status of Today's TV Programming. :thumbsdown: :angry:
     
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    I agree. I'd waste 30 minutes on It's About Time or My Mother the Car (and probably regret it bitterly), but I wouldn't waste any time at all on today's shows.
     
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    My mother the car wouldn't be a waste IMO, although no more than a guilty pleasure, like Mr. Ed...
     
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    Are you joking? Is Frontier Circus that great? Why?
     
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    He's joking. Initially it was kind of an inside joke between Glen and me. Now it's out there for everyone to laugh at. Although, truth be told, I do think there are far worse shows than Frontier Circus. It's okay. Just not a great western.


    Gary "anxiously awaiting more b/w news - hope something good will be announced soon" O.
     
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    But an excellent circus!
     
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    Is there any chance for City Detective, starring Rod Cameron? Highly unlikely, but I have an 11-episode 2-DVD set from The Nostalgia Merchant and I enjoyed watching those episodes, it's a good show!
     
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    On a black-and-white TV-related note, the Encore Western Channel runs "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," among other classic western shows, and aired the "China Mary" episode starring Anna May Wong this past Monday. Wong was the first Asian-American star in Hollywood and was active primarily in the 1930s and '40s. This was one of her last acting jobs. I review this episode on my blog, which has covered other old TV shows from time to time. Please check it out:
    http://briandanacamp.wordpress.com

    And here's a shot from the show, with Hugh O'Brian and Miss Wong:
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    After seeing a number of posts mentioning GRINDL as one of the all time worst sitcoms, I couldn't help but wonder why no one was asking for clarification regarding what the letters stood for, assuming it was an abbreviation. Then, I decide to google it and of course, discover this was the actual show's title! I thought I had a pretty decent knowledge of old television shows, but this one somehow eluded me! With an awful title like that, no wonder, LOL!
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    According to Amazon.com the early 1960's black and white Edie Adams Show will be released on DVD. Also season 4 of Beverley Hillbillies ,and season 3 of Petticoat junction which I believe are B&W will be released by Paramount.
     
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    S4 of TBH is color as is PJ.
     
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    Link? I can't find it.


    Gary "hope someone [i.e. studio] keeps bringing on the b/w releases" O.
     
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    No problem!
     
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    I think I posted this earlier, but I'm going to post it again. It seems that TMG has really dried up since the middle of the year. I know McKenzie's Raiders and Harbor Command are coming, but is that it, for the rest of the year? TMG was really cranking them out, but now they have slowed to a trickle. Does anyone know if there is more in the pipeline, or have they mined out everything they can?
     

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