Little House on the Prairie: building the best possible collection

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  1. jimmyjet

    jimmyjet Producer

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    it is the gold box deal of the day

    is this a sign that something better is coming ?
     
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    I made a very small comment on one of the reviews today after seeing that. waaaaait....waaaait... well, basically. :p
     
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    i think when you combine this tidbit with what neil stated - it lends that much more credence to a new product in the making.
     
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    I hope they include the original pilot movie. I have the Goodtimes Video version. I'd meant to "upgrade" to the newer one, but glad I didn't.
     
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    i cant imagine why they wouldnt !!

    that is an important part of the introduction to the characters, story, etc.

    one thing about blu-ray releases, which i have stated before - most of the things get fixed from the various dvd releases.
     
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    I was disappointed the current single season 1 didn't include that pilot movie. I also think it does a great job intro'ing the folks on the show. I really like the ruggedness of that pilot. They had several episodes follow that were like that and it was probably the show at its best.
     
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    The pilot movie is the best part of the entire series. It was so expertly done for a television movie. Really epic.
     
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    I really hope they can do this one correctly. I bought the entire series on DVD (including the pilot movie and the "after series" movies) and the quality is all over the place. Some episodes look fine, but others are sped-up and some look like they were edited with a dull hatchet! If they re-do it with the same care as the Bonanza sets, then I'm all in for a double-dip!
     
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    Good news. I always liked this show as a kid, and I'm loving the price point! Plus the fact that they seem to have gone back to the "original elements" seems a huge plus.
     
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    Watching some of the discs from season seven is painful. And unfortunately, a couple of them don't work at all, which is not too surprising given the reviews I have read pertaining to this season. I will probably purchase this uncut release for one of my daughters.
     
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    Ockeghem: "Painful" in what way? The content or the pq?
     
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    If these are truly remastered and uncut I might be tempted to finally get a cheapy Blu-ray player. :)


    Gary "I'll wait and see what the reviews are before making a final decision - but it sounds promising" O.


    P.S. Just did a check on the running time of the original Lionsgate dvd release of S1 (which we know did use cut prints) and the running time is exactly the same as the one listed at Walmart.com for this upcoming Blu release. That gives me pause.
     
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    Where does it say they went back to the original elements? That price scares me a bit because it seems too cheap to cover any real work being done. I hope this isn't just an upconvert of what we already have. This title deserves a proper release in HD.

    Edit: It's not in the Walmart listing, but I see now Neil mentioned it earlier in the thread. The price point still scares me a bit, as if Liongate might have taken short-cuts. Hope it meets expectations. I'm currently rewatching season 2 with one of my daughters before bed right now.
     
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    Yep. I think I got my hopes up too quickly. After looking at the running times, and considering the price, I've got to think this isn't what we were hoping for. Looks like my BR player purchase is still on hold. LOL


    Gary "too bad" O.
     
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    Based on other Blu-ray releases I would have expected something more like at least $60 retail and maybe a sale price of $45 at best, but not $20. Maybe they located the original elements but just did a basic transfer to HD without any cleanup work. If they did go all out I would have expected more fanfare about the release than just a Walmart exclusive. Tough to get a read on this one.

    Edit: Maybe a pricing error. It's not like Walmart hasn't had those in the past.
     
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    Will it be depressingly sad, or a laid back stop at the fishing hole after school? You can never tell with Little House! Or the episode releases.

    Late March dudes! Need some lucky bastard with a early copy!


    ... added it to my cart and clicked through as if to buy so I could check shipping, it gave me an age check. :blink: this is getting weirder and weirder...
     
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    Benbess,

    Both. Some of the episodes look like they're straight from VHS copies, and some discs freeze and pixilate. I tried disc one of season seven on three players, including my son's PS3 which reads almost anything. The reviews I read of this season (picture quality and disc-wise) in particular were quite negative.
     
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    That's Walmart. I believe anything that is unrated automatically gets that age check dialog. Shipping is free.
     
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    I'm going to be holding-off on this one until I see some reviews. If these are truly the uncut, unsped-up episodes then I'm all in, otherwise why bother?
     

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