Spenser: For Hire season 1 announced for DVD - at last!

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  1. Powell&Pressburger

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    In the middle of the Pilot Episode taking a quick break. The image is on par with other TV show releases of the era. The audio seems to be 2.0 Mono and sounds fine, although I do tend to turn this up louder than other shows I watch. I am NOT dissapointed. great set I wouldn't hesitate to purchase at all.Finished the full pilot. All is good. :) I really hope there are fans out there buying season 1. Better late then never on DVD. Also I just got my shipping notification from Warner Archive! (So maybe some shipping emails go out a day later)
     
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    Thanks for the information. Did you receive pressed DVD´s?
     
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    Yes the discs were pressed :)

    I watched all of Disc one last nite. All kinds of nice guest stars... or should I say rising stars. I couldn't be happier with the release.
     
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    Would some kind soul please tell me if these shows tend to be whodunits? Thanks in advance.
     
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    All the eps I've watched you know who did it, however I was about 8 yrs old when the series ended. I'd expect some shows could do that format but I would guess many follow storylines where you see the bad guys do their thing so to speak.
     
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    They´ll probably ship my set next Friday(September 5th). I hope I´ll also get pressed discs.
     
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    I'm a bigger fan of Urich's Vega$ show and generally have far less '80s shows than '70s, but like him a lot so will get this as soon as possible now it's finally out at long last.
     
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    So far I have watched 14 episdoes. The quality all seem to be in place. There are some compression issues from time to time but for DVD I can over look it.

    Anyone else have any comments regarding the set? I'm hoping it is selling decently so we can get S2,S3 released.
     
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    I've thoroughly enjoyed watching Spenser again. The Boston location is beautiful, and Avery Brooks eats up that scenery every time he's on the screen. I've been able to watch 4 episodes so far and am looking forward to more as time permits. So I am all in for S2 and S3 any time Warner can get to them.
     
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    I hope sales for Season 1 have been decent. really want the rest of the series was hoping season 2 would be hinted at soon. Hopefully early 2015
     
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    got it for $19.99 from Amazon during a sale Great set
     
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    For those who maybe didn't catch the news on the Warner Archive thread...


    Spenser for Hire Season 2 will be released in May. :)
     
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    Season 2 will be released on 12th May!
     
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    I'm hoping that initial batches will be pressed discs like season 1 was but no indication of it yet. season 2 is a little bit more pricy then S1 was when it came out but I could be wrong. I don't mind the price as long as they offer some pressed at the start.
     
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    Probably no pressed discs this time because the Warner shop says "MOD-manufactured on demand".
     
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    Yeah it is confusing cause Season 1 Still says pressed but also features the MOD logo. I would be surprised if they are DVD-Rs from the start. WB Archive tweet said S1 sold very well so I can't imagine S2 not getting any pressed.


    If they are pressed I am more prone to buying them ASAP but DVD-rs I don't rish to buy. I will buy it but I can wait longer. Which sort of hurts sales.


    The price has dropped on WB Shop (it was shown at around 47.00 ish)


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    Yup its now down to 38 dollars….
     
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    You really can't base it on that alone. The company that prepares the releases for WB can do a limited run of pressed disks that they still classify as MOD in that the disks are manufactured but the process of assembling them into a release (case, cover, shrink wrap) isn't performed until ordered. Even the "limited run" language is inconsistent across releases. Since transitioning to this process a few years ago almost all (if not all) TV releases have had a limited run of "pressed" disks first. While I suppose WB could change things up at anytime, based on past history i would say Spenser for Hire, season 2, will initially be released with pressed disks. Same for Bronco season 4.
     
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