Quinn Martin Productions

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Chris Muermann, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. Chris Muermann

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    Perhaps this topic was once treated here. But I´m relativeley new here in the forum and although I´m a german I´m most interested in american television, especially the period 50´s – 70´s.
    I´m sure many of the members here know the book from Jonathan Etter “Quinn Martin, Producer” which I read yesterday and I´m still really impressed.
    After reading that book I´m really looking forward to see his series on DVD but sadly none of the series made it as a DVD release yet. I looked at the “release” section of tvshowsondvd.com and found none of the series. Does somebody now if the following shows will make a DVD release sometimes in the future ?

    1961-62 The New Breed
    1963-67 The Fugitive
    1964-67 12 O'Clock High
    1965-74 The FBI
    1967-68 The Invaders
    1970-71 Dan August
    1971-76 Cannon
    1972-73 Banyon
    1972-77 The Streets of San Francisco
    1973-80 Barnaby Jones
    1974-75 The Manhunter
    1975 Caribe
    1976 Bert D'Angelo
    1976-77 Most Wanted
    1977 Tales of the Unexpected
    1978 Operation: Runaway
    1979 The Runaways
    1979-80 A Man Called Sloane

    Here in Germany not all of these shows were aired and of course there are dubbed into the german language, which wasn´t always good work. Gladly my english isn´t that bad, so I can understand nearly everything.

    Well, I think all the fans of the Quinn Martin Production must thank Jonathan Etter for this well written book.

    Best wishes from Berlin, Germany !

    CHRIS MUERMANN
     
  2. JeffT.

    JeffT. Screenwriter

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    Someone here in another discussion thread (allegedly) had a conversation with someone at Paramount Pictures-Viacom International Television and according to their post made here in this discussion forum The Fugitive (ABC 1963-67) is being planned for a DVD release either later this year or early in 2005.

    I've been lobbying (mightily) for a DVD release of The Invaders (ABC 1967-68) tv series myself and have requested anyone on this particular discussion forum who has actual contact with Paramount to ask about the current status of this classic 1960s SF tv series as a tv syndication package and as a prospective DVD release...to (apparently) no avail.

    Currently The Invaders is airing on U.K. television and I wonder if this is an indication that it's also now available in North America television distribution and airing as well.

    Far more importantly than being a (former) QM Production The Invaders is a SF tv series property and SF is a big (probably the single biggest) moneymaker with the home entertainment buying public out there. In other words one doesn't have to be interested in QM Productions tv series per se to want to buy a DVD collection of The Invaders.

    Jeff T.
     
  3. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Of your list, I would guess off the top of my head (from intuition, not research) that the ones that have the most chance to hit DVD are The Fugitive, The FBI, The Invaders, Cannon, The Streets of San Francisco, Barnaby Jones, and A Man Called Sloane.

    Of those, I would be of the opinion the ones with the biggest opportunity are Fugitive, Streets (especially with the remake being looked at), Barnaby, and - yes - The Invaders.

    However, I have heard of nothing that for-sure says that these are coming. Someone e-mailed me earlier this year with the similar story that is mentioned about The Fugitive: that someone involved with the show (Barry Morse, I think the story went) said at a convention that he is participating in a DVD release. But I could never substantiate that, and I don't recall that the e-mailer responded to my replies, and so it never went up at TVShowsOnDVD. I guess we'll find out eventually what the situation is, but so far noone's talking.
     
  4. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

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    Barnaby Jones and Cannon. Now, all I need is Dan Tanner and I will have my 70's detectives on dvd. [​IMG]
     
  5. AndyMcKinney

    AndyMcKinney Cinematographer

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    Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the case. Fans "in the know" have said that Channel 5 purchased the series when they first went on the air (around 195-1996), and are likely only running it now because the broadcast rights will expire in the near future.

    I don't think it's been re-syndicated since Worldvision ceased to be.
     
  6. peggy

    peggy Stunt Coordinator

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    If they put out all the seasons of Barnaby Jones, then I and a lot of my friends would be thrilled. However I haven't seen anything that said Barnaby Jones was even being considered. Funny how popular that show still is after all these years, I belong to a group that trades the episodes and it is still very active.
     
  7. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

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    I heard the actors who played Barnaby Jones & Cannon were almost cast to play Crockett & Burnett on Miami Vice. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Conrad as Tubbs in a shootout.
    [​IMG]

    Here is Ebsen as Sonny on his boat:
    [​IMG]

    Sorry, its the end of the day and I am bored. [​IMG]
     

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