My Three Sons appears to be back on the schedule

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  1. Elena S

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    According to TVShowsonDVD.com they're predicting a September release date for season one. Really hope it happens this time!
     
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    at that price, they really should toss in the rest of the season.
     
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    Word. $43 for HALF of Season One???
     
  4. Elena S

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    I'm betting you'll be able to find it for much less than the MSRP.
     
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    30% off the week of release isn't uncommon.
     
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    And so begins yet another thread derail into complaining about half season sets and their prices.
     
  7. Corey3rd

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    but the SRP on Love Boat is 36.98
     
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    There was a day when I would have purchased MTS no questions asked, but, like other posters above, I feel this price is way too high and I'm going to have to rethink this.

    This is a half hour sitcom with 18 episodes in Vol 1. Full seasons of hour long dramas like Mannix and Hawaii Five-O that have significantly more content don't cost much more than this. Also, compare this MSRP to that of Get Smart ($25 for a full season) and something seems way out of whack here.

    I don't like split seasons but will support them if that's what it takes to get these out. However, I also expect pricing to be reasonable. This is not.

    If CBS/Paramount doesn't reconsider this price then MTS has the potential of being one of their few abandoned series.
     
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    The thing with My Three Sons is that in my market back in the '70s, they only reran the Chip and Ernie era and avoided the black and white years with the other son. We didn't know that William Frawley was on the show. So it's an unknown season to the "rerun" kids.
     
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    Your point is well taken but I would think the Nick at Nite airings of the Frawley years exposed many fans to this aspect of the series. Still, that is the only time I ever saw those episodes. Growing up in the 70s I never knew Bub existed either.
     
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    The first 5 seasons are far superior to the color ones. It's almost like 2 different shows.
     
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    any show with William Frawley is superior to one without him.
     
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    Amen to that. If you ask me Frawley should be on the cover. I would venture to guess that in this day and age, if someone were to make a blind buy over a "Fred" it would be Mertz not MacMurray!

    The price does seem kind of high. I wonder if there are any costs associated with it that we don't realize? Music, shared ownership, etc.
    That may be the reason for the split season. To keep it from costing 80 bucks! Hopefully as time goes on they switch to seasons. Can you imagine having to wait for and pay for 24 volumes?

    Again, I say passing over the release is not the answer. Support it, and at the same time write a letter to CBS saying you would like them to consider full seasons.
     
  14. Elena S

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    The price doesn't bother me. Everything is skyrocketing, why not DVDs? If it's a show you want, BUY IT. Otherwise the rest of the seasons won't see the light of day.

    Pretty soon the business of DVD collecting will be just like anything else -- we'll have to place our priorities on which DVDs we want badly enough to dole out the extra money. It may mean having to pass on the ones we don't.
     
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    Still laughably cheap. Let's see, when I recorded all of the My Three Sons off Nick at Nite around 1985, high grade VHS tapes were about $10 or so. 4 episodes on a tape so the first 20 shows cost $50 in 1985 dollars. That would be what today, about $150? Tell me again how this set is expensive.
     
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    The SRP has to be a mistake.
     
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    Why? It's only $3 more than most of Paramount's other shows.
     
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    They aren't kidding about placing thier shows on a pedestal.
     
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    Same, I'm 43 years old and watched rerun TV throughout the 70s. I didn't know anything other than the color episodes with Ernie and Uncle Charley existed until about a year ago on this forum. I'm quite excited about seeing Frawley actually, who I love watching.

    As for the half seasons, yeah, DEAD before it starts basically. Which is their goal when it comes to classic TV. "But we tried...honest". It doesn't matter if there are a hundred episodes per season or even what it cost really. The reason they do it is they think people are stupid enough to think they are getting the same content for less money. In other words, they think all their customers are morons. I actually kinda looked forward to Love Boat for several years, but then I had to ask "Is it important, and am I as stupid as they think?" It's irrelevant whether or not I can afford the set (or 100 of them). I'm never the loser, because I can always watch, or do, something else.
     
  20. Elena S

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    Well, then, you either don't want it badly enough or you're cutting off your nose to spite your face. And you guys wonder why classic TV doesn't sell well. I guess the sets have to be only on your own terms or the whole deal's off.
     

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