Most surprising DVD release

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  1. Venice-H

    Venice-H Agent

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    Forgive me if this topic has come up; I didn't see anything like it when I searched.

    What do you think is/are the TV show(s) that you wouldn't think would make it to DVD that have, or will?

    I have three nominees:

    1) All-American Girl - Not the ABC reality series, of course, but the Margaret Cho star vehicle of a decade plus ago. I didn't think it had that much going for it - it wasn't recent when it was released, it wasn't a ratings blockbuster, it didn't last that long, it wasn't much of a fan favorite/cult classic at the time, and Ms. Cho hated the show. There are probably some interesting stories about why this show was picked over hundreds (or thousands) that seemingly had more going for it.

    2) Here Come the Brides - This one did last for two seasons, and has some names that were famous... 30 years ago. But the question is much the same - why this, as opposed to others? I have heard some nice things about the show, so I'll have to check it out sometime.

    3) Grosse Pointe - Not that big of a surprise, but it sure made me smile when it was announced - kinda like this [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Bob Hug

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    All of S'more Entertainment's releases . . .

    Mister Peepers (Wally Cox comdey series from the 1950s)

    Good Morning World (1960s sit-com about two disc jockeys; early Goldie Hawn, pre-"Laugh-In")

    Lotsa Luck (Dom DeLuise sit-com from the 1970s)
     
  3. Doug^Ch

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    1. Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
    2. Gidget
    3. The Flying Nun
    4. Hazel
     
  4. ScottR

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    SNL Season Sets!!!
     
  5. Paul Miller

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    1. Saturday Night Live Season Sets - Music issues
    2. Sesame Street - While I knew they had best of releases, I never really thought they would release complete episodes of older shows for some reason


    Paul
     
  6. Jesse Skeen

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    Pink Lady & Jeff
    The Electric Company
     
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    Blue Thunder
    Walking Tall
     
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    The Brady Bunch Variety Hour
    Match Game 1970s
    Miami Vice
    , just because I thought the music would keep it off forever. It didn't.
    Pink Lady & Jeff (I bought this, and it is as bad as they say. I can't believe Larry Hagman turned down a chance to host SNL but accepted a guest shot on this show)
    Saturday Night Live S1, and without butchering to boot
    Sesame Street: Old School
    Tabitha
    That's My Mama
    (especially considering all the successful shows owned by Sony that are still MIA on DVD, and considering how badly this release was screwed up, even for Sony)
     
  9. Jeff*H

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    Ditto on Match Game. I figured game shows were an extreme long shot. If it sells well, look for a wave of other 'Best Of's' to hit shelves.
     
  10. Xenia Stathakopoulou

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    Carole and Paula in the magic garden !If the rumour that this is coming to dvd is true, then anything can come to dvd, no matter how obscure a tv show it is.Im actually looking forward to it.
     
  11. Charles Ellis

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    OK- I'm really surprised that recent flops like The Comeback, Conviction, Fat Actress< and the just-announced Lucky Louie have gotten DVD releases, while there are scores of proven TV classics from the 50s-80s have yet to see the light of day as far as DVDs are concerned!

    Do these executives really believe that more people want to see the above shows instead of say, The Untouchables, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., or The Fugitive? Gimme a break!
     
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    I have to rank Dinosaurs S1&2 as one of my most surprising (but welcome) releases.
     
  13. Bob Hug

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    Charles, it's the quick, easy buck that can be made on those flops. The releasing companies want to strike while the iron is hot, so to speak, while these shows are still in the minds of TV viewers. A year or so from now they'll be distant memories, while people will still be clamoring for the classics that you mention. Of the three, I believe that "The Fugitive" will see the light of day first. "U.N.C.L.E." is, apparently, a problem due to a dispute of ownership rights and may take a while, but there certainly is worldwide fan interest. Of the three, I'd guess that "The Untouchables" is the most questionable for a release anytime soon but, on a positive note, it's owned by Paramount which, among the major studios, has the best track record for releasing black & white shows from the 1950s and 1960s.
     
  14. Josh_LaF

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    For me the most surprising DVD release was Ned And Stacey. It just really bugs me that they didnt release this as a complete series set with 6 discs as opposed to just the first season. I have a feeling Sony will never release the second and final season of the show.
     
  15. RobinO

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    Josh -
    Ned & Stacey was a happy surprise release for me and I too was upset that they didn't just release both seasons at the same time.
    I did find the complete set at **************** but no one has answered me when I asked if this site was a legal site selling legitimate sets.

    Robin
     
  16. Brian Wolman

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    I'd bet its an illegal set being offered on that web site. Also, do you honestly think they will reply to you with "no, we are selling illegal sets"
     
  17. Mary_P

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    They're selling complete series sets of "The Wonder Years" and "WKRP in Cincinnati." That oughta tell you something right there.
     
  18. bobraleigh

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    i find it surprising that "survivor" and "the amazing race" get releases.

    i like the race but after you know who wins, why watch it again?

    i'd be absolutely dumbfounded if any "big brother" got released.
     
  19. Josh_LaF

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    Big Brother 3 was released as well as a best of set for BB4. I would never buy any season of a reality show except maybe Project Runway.
     
  20. Jay_B!

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    I think SNL in season sets is arguably the most surprising ever, because it was something that seemed humanly impossible. There have been countless obscure series to come out, but I don't think any of them were of the "never ever" variety as SNL.

    All American Girl probably came out due to Margaret Cho's cult following who supports all her stand up movies.
     

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