Stalled series? There's Hope!

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Tony S, May 28, 2008.

  1. Brian Himes

    Brian Himes Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    1,391
    Likes Received:
    565
    Real Name:
    Brian

    My thoughts exactly!
     
  2. AndrewWickliffe

    AndrewWickliffe Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hill Street would be so nice.

    Lots of unreleased Uni stuff is turning up on Netflix, so the transfers are ready.
     
  3. Gord Lacey

    Gord Lacey Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2001
    Messages:
    2,447
    Likes Received:
    28
  4. AndrewWickliffe

    AndrewWickliffe Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    0
    so... Universal titles are coming out.

    My wife will be very upset when I start getting any and all Simon & Simon releases.
     
  5. DeWilson

    DeWilson Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,220
    Likes Received:
    145
    Real Name:
    Denny

    Sounds like something a company like "Timeless" would try to do [​IMG]
     
  6. stuincalif

    stuincalif Auditioning

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2007
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  7. MatthewA

    MatthewA Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2000
    Messages:
    6,922
    Likes Received:
    749
    Location:
    Salinas, CA
    Real Name:
    Matthew

    How does Netflix get these anyway?
     
  8. Hank Dearborn

    Hank Dearborn Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    715
    Likes Received:
    0


    Yes, it does. [​IMG]
     
  9. John DeAngelis

    John DeAngelis Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    5
    Thanks for posting this article, Tony. I hope we start to see some results. I'm ready for some more "Mary Hartman Mary Hartman"!
     
  10. Joe*A

    Joe*A Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2006
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    0

    WKRP?!?! NEVER AGAIN. I bought season 1 because I thought the music changes wouldn't affect the show - I was so wrong. Keep WKRP in syndication world until they could release the unedited original versions of the episodes.

    As for stalled shows - give me Mary Tyler Moore, Night Gallery, Beverly Hillbillies, Leave it to Beaver and All in the Family.
     
  11. njoberheim

    njoberheim Agent

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Please, please someone release some more Cagney & Lacey, Knots Landing and the final season of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea!
     
  12. FrancisP

    FrancisP Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    23
    I certainly hope that they are being realistic about it when they shop these series around. You're not going to get the moon for these series. If that's what the studios are looking for, there will be no takers and for good reason.

    Adam 12 and a number of series got caught up in the DVD-18 issues that plagued Universal. I remember a number of posts on this forum about people liking the show but refusing to buy it on dvd-18s. I think that's why Adam 12, Dragnet, and others failed. I guess they realized their name was mud and why
    McHale's Navy and Ironside was released through Shout.

    As to Warner, they have stated they do not license. Man From UNCLE was an exception because I suspect Arena Productions actually had a stronger case for retaining at least partial ownership of dvd rights. The licensing was likely a compromise. Unfortunately most of the Warner shows do not have these issues.
     
  13. darkrock17

    darkrock17 Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    925
    Likes Received:
    160
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Real Name:
    Andrew McClure
    speaking of Warner Bros. they gave up with Mama's Family after only releasing the first season back in 2006. Many people cried foul do to the episodes being the syndicated, instead the originals, but still they could of released a "Best of" like with there TV Favorites line.
     
  14. whisperintherain

    whisperintherain Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    238
    Likes Received:
    2
    Real Name:
    Romain
    Just my luck. Guess which studio abandoned my most-wanted series? That's it, Warner! I'm not asking for much, really, just give me KNOTS LANDING and EVERWOOD and I'll shut up. I'm even willing to let go of LIFE GOES ON if you at least give me these two. Part of me still clings to the very tiny hope that maybe once they're done with DALLAS, they might consider giving KNOTS LANDING another go...

    Anyway, here are those I can still hope for, from SONY and FOX:

    DIFF'RENT STROKES (SONY)
    HILL STREET BLUES (FOX)
    THE NANNY (SONY)
    NYPD BLUE (FOX)
    PARTY OF FIVE (SONY) - was stalled until the recent release of Season 3 but subsequent seasons most probably depend on how well it sold
    PICKET FENCES (FOX)
    THE PRACTICE (FOX)
    ST. ELSEWHERE (FOX)
    WHO'S THE BOSS? (SONY)
     
  15. nikkif99uk

    nikkif99uk Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    986
    Likes Received:
    1
    I seem to collect so many dvds which include many abandoned and stalled shows, some I hope to see more of include:

    1-800 Missing - only season 2 was ever released
    227
    8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
    All In the Family
    America's Next Top Model
    American Dreams
    American Family
    Baretta
    Baywatch
    Benson
    Bernie Mac Show
    Boomtown
    Boy Meets World
    Butterflies
    Cold Squad
    Doc
    Everwood
    Jeremiah
    Law & Order - not sure if its stalled just been a while since the original series has had a release
    NYPD Blue
    Poltergeist: The Legacy
    She Spies
    Sweet Valley High
    This Is Wonderland
    TJ Hooker
    Touched By An Angel
    The White Shadow
    The Zack Files

    Know some are Warner and probs unlikely but here's hoping maybe one day.
     
  16. ChrisCook

    ChrisCook Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Messages:
    1,528
    Likes Received:
    4
    I went in much more detail over on the TVGuide.com blog, but here's the "stalled" series I'm waiting on:

    Everwood (Please Warner bring out the remaining seasons and with all of the music intact.)

    The Fall Guy (with no music replacements or edits)

    Jamie Oliver (Poor sales seem to stall any future releases from this British chef. I would love to see more releases like Jamie's Great Italian Escape, Jamie's School Dinners, Jamie's Return to School Dinners, Jamie at Home, The Naked Chef, the remaining episodes of Oliver's Twist, etc.)

    Quincy, M.E. (the rest of the series with no music replacement and on single-sided discs)
     
  17. DeWilson

    DeWilson Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    2,220
    Likes Received:
    145
    Real Name:
    Denny
    I Personally have nothing against music replacement if that's the only way a show can come out on DVD!

    Same with "Syndication Edits" I have no problem with those either.

    Sometimes we have to take what we can get.
     
  18. MatthewA

    MatthewA Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2000
    Messages:
    6,922
    Likes Received:
    749
    Location:
    Salinas, CA
    Real Name:
    Matthew

    That's just what the studios want to hear. Then they can fart out substandard work and expect the rest of us to be grateful. Not me, and not anyone who truly cares about the presentation of their favorite shows.

    And who's to say they'll stop at 22 minutes? What's to stop them from presenting a whole season of a show in minisode form? (I'd be appalled, but not surprised, if Sony-Baloney tried to pull that)
     
  19. Aryn Leroux

    Aryn Leroux Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2001
    Messages:
    1,516
    Likes Received:
    1
    The Stalled stuff i would love to see get a 2nd-life so i could complete.

    Hill Street Blues
    St. Elsewhere
    Hart to Hart
    Fantasy Island
    The Fall Guy
    Simon & Simon
    Cagney & Lacey
    Picket Fences
    T.J. Hooker

    While we are at it farm out these below to since it seems they are never going to see the light of day:

    Eight is Enough
    Falcon Crest
    Matt Houston
    Scarecrow and Mrs. King
    Spenser: Fore Hire
    Street Hawk
    Tales of the Gold Monkey
    Trapper John, M.D.
    Vega$
     
  20. Ron Lee Green

    Ron Lee Green Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Messages:
    771
    Likes Received:
    173
    I hope Sony is one of the studios considering farming out their library. I have so many of their titles I'd like to finish:

    The Flying Nun
    Hazel
    Charlie's Angels
    Fantasy Island
    Police Woman
    and the list goes on...
     

Share This Page