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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by darkrock17, Jan 21, 2013.
Why don't you ask them if it will be intact on the DVD?
Sorry to disagree, but I read the same interview with John Hamilton from around the time Warner's first season release came out and while he did say that his contract with Warner prevented him from releasing the NBC episodes, there was NO mention in that interview of this being only for a limited amount of time. What seems probable is that Warner dropped it's objections to allowing the JHP cuts of season 1 and 2 for a price, which obviously StarVista/Time-Life agreed to.
Why would I do that? I have no reason to believe it won't be.
You never know. Better to be safe than sorry.
I think one way of finding out the official production order, is to look for taping tickets online as well as final shooting scripts for each of the episodes.
The list of "Mama's Family" episodes on Wikipedia gives the "Production Code" which I'm pretty sure relates to the order in which they were taped.
I said this, because sometimes, the production codes do not always represent the filming or taping order of a TV Show.
Let me give you an example:
Looking at an episode guide for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, you would assume that the first episode filmed after the pilot was "Support Your Local Mother". It's production code was 7002. Simple, right?
Turns out it was actually, according to someone who was compiling a production guide on Sitcoms Online, "Bess, You is My Daughter Now". It's production code was 7005.
"Bess" could have been the fifth script turned in and approved, but the second one shot.
I think in this particular case it probably has to do with the location shoot at the mall with MTM and Lisa Gerritsen. It took time to schedule, film and edit and could have pushed the episode completion date back farther than a few earlier ones which were completely filmed on stage on show night.
Thanks everybody. Now I know more about production codes than I used to.
Just a head's up that another online retailer, Deep Discount, now has all four Mama's Family releases scheduled for September 10 available for pre-order. As of now, Amazon still only has the Season 2 listing that was supposed to go away along with the other three releases a few weeks ago. According to the Deep Discount information, Seasons 1 and 2 will have three and four discs respectively, which suggests that both sets will come with bonus features.
The complete series press release and art are now on tvshowsondvd.com. ... can you only get these thru TimeLife?
Though I'd bet it will follow the pattern of their other releases and be available on a season by season, general release basis after about a period of exclusivity to Time-Life, and the bonus features will only ever be available through the complete Time-Life set.
As for the press release... wow. Only took, what. 7 years for this to be done right?
Can Time-Life have all the remaining major unreleased shows?
All that's left now is to keep fingers crossed and hope there won't be any of the encoding issues that ruined All in the Family S7 (Shout Factory release). Where a beautifully shot-on-videotaped show suddenly became a shot-on-film show.
Why would that be an issue here? Neither Sony nor Shout are involved in this release, and none of Time Life's videotaped shows, including last year's The Carol Burnett Show releases, have suffered from that.
Does this mean "Mama's Family" is Time-Life's Big TV DVD release for the year, and we shouldn't expect Batman or anything else?James
I wouldn't rule out Batman or any other titles just yet. Mama's Family is a great series. but isn't as widely known as The Carol Burnett Show is, so Mama, could be only for the die-hard fans like myself, though I could be wrong on that.
The "Eunice" TV movie is quite good - although it takes a severe left turn during it's third act and ends on a very sombre note.
An excellent piece of writing, and the cast is wonderful in it. I'm really looking forward to seeing it again (in a presentation better than YouTube, I mean!)
It was very brave of Carol and the writers to take these characters into such dark places.
What an awesome show and StarVista/TL outdid themselves this time around and got it right and true to what all the fans have been asking for...a true complete series set...http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mamas-Family-The-Complete-Series/18620