NewsRadio DELAYED!

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by David Lambert, Dec 10, 2003.

  1. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    I'm *really* super-shocked that noone here is talking about this yet. I figured it would be all over the HTF within an hour after I posted this yesterday afternoon:



    I have no idea what the hold-up is. It could be for more content, to re-tool the release in some other way, for a license issue, for lack of availability of factory space, or for just needing more time to finish up what's already been announced. I have no idea what the heck the problem is, and the folks at Columbia I called to ask could not tell me, either. Sorry, guys! [​IMG] I know you're all anxious for this one, but I was assured that it WILL return to the schedule. Right now they just don't know when. It doesn't sound like it will be a long delay, though. He says, hoping that turns out to be the case.
     
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    All I can say is, "Noooooooo." As long as it's a change for the better, I guess I can make do but what will I do without my Phil Hartman fix [​IMG]
     
  3. Chris Brunner

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    Why must they TEASE????!!!!!
     
  4. Scott D S

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    I can only hope they decided to expand it from 3 discs to 4 to avoid any compression issues.
     
  5. Matt Stone

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    Dammit.

    Hopefully there's a good reason for the delay.
     
  6. Gabe D

    Gabe D Cinematographer

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    While expanding from 3 discs to 4 would likely boost image quality and/or allow more supplemental material, it would also likely raise the purchase price. I just hope that this set can be priced low enough to encourage sales outside the show's cult fan base. Otherwise I'm afraid we'll never see Seasons 3-5.
     
  7. Haden

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    Would Phil Hartman's estate have any say in the matter that would cause the delay, or even have reason to delay it?
     
  8. Paul_Stachniak

    Paul_Stachniak Screenwriter

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    Sorry Dave, I completely missed this story. However, NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THOSE BASTARDS!!!!!!!
     
  9. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

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    I'm bummed that this is going to be delayed, even though it does free up some money on Feb. 3, I just hope the delay is not a long one.
     
  10. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Haden, interesting thought about Hartman's estate. I hadn't considered it. But I doubt they have the ability to be a show-stopper on this, in all honesty.
     
  11. Paul_Stachniak

    Paul_Stachniak Screenwriter

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    ^Additionally, what would they have against the show? He was excellent in it.
     
  12. ThomasC

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    As long as it comes out eventually...
     
  13. Anthony Hom

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    This is totally bogus! to quote Joe (your last name is Garelli?)
     
  14. Justin Bauer

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    I am so pissed at this news. I hate the date circled on the calendar for my most anticipated DVD of the year...and they pull it away from me as it gets close...they better not cancel it, I would never get over it.
     
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    I have no words to describe how upset this makes me. My #1 most looked forward to dvd ever since I got a dvd player.
     
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    Damn!!
    Maybe to do some commentaries?
    One can only hope.
     
  18. Jaime_Weinman

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    I haven't seen anyone post about this yet, so: There was a post on alt.tv.newsradio from someone who runs a NewsRadio newsletter; she's had reliable information in the past, and now she has reliable information that the DVD delay is actually good news. Here's her post (the "Grand Poobah" referred to is series creator Paul Simms, who emailed her):

     
  19. Steve_Knutzen

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    GREAT news if true.
    It's nice to see that Columbia is putting time into making extras for their releases (like The Critic).
     
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