The Bits: Paramount to release Honeymooners episodes in October

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Scott_J, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2000
    Messages:
    2,631
    Likes Received:
    0
    Buried in the middle of a paragraph of Paramount's September releases posted in this morning's update at the Bits:
     
  2. Scott Kimball

    Scott Kimball Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 8, 2000
    Messages:
    1,500
    Likes Received:
    0
    I believe Honeymooners is set for an October release.

    The paragraph cited contains dates for both September and October.

    I wouldn't care to guess if it'll be season sets or separate volumes.

    -Scott
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,645
    Likes Received:
    4,492
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    God, am I so glad to hear this now.

    I was very close to going the Columbia House
    route in obtaining all these episodes. I just
    knew in the back of my mind, however, that if
    Columbia House was offering them now, a major
    studio must already have plans to release them
    as well.

    This is great news!
     
  4. Louis_P

    Louis_P Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2002
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    I hope they release them as a box set and not release them as single dvd's with volumes # on them like I Love Lucy.
     
  5. Scott_J

    Scott_J Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2000
    Messages:
    2,631
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  6. Kajs

    Kajs Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    0
    How sweet it is!
     
  7. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,645
    Likes Received:
    4,492
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    Updated
     
  8. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2003
    Messages:
    2,417
    Likes Received:
    0
    If they are releasing it in volumes, and not a box set on the first volume i want these episodes, the one where ralph and ed fight over the tv, and also the one where he sleepwalks with a dog.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    17,128
    Likes Received:
    388
    Location:
    Disney World and Universal Florida
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    wasnt there only 39 of the origional series?

    one box set would be perfect.
     
  10. Dave Mack

    Dave Mack Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2002
    Messages:
    4,668
    Likes Received:
    4
    box set, please! I'm running out of room!

    [​IMG] D
     
  11. Scott Kimball

    Scott Kimball Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 8, 2000
    Messages:
    1,500
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't want to read anything into this, but the release I've seen says:

    "Coming in October...
    ... The Honeymooners - the original TV series"

    There is no volume number or season number indicated.

    You may read into that whatever you wish...

    -Scott
     
  12. Kajs

    Kajs Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm just hoping its not a repackaging of the Columbia House ones like I Love Lucy.
     
  13. Dick

    Dick Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    May 22, 1999
    Messages:
    5,585
    Likes Received:
    1,625
    Real Name:
    Rick
    Yes, there were only 39 episodes produced of the half-hour series we are mostly familiar with. There were sketches, varying in length, of the Honeymooners with the original cast which aired as part of an early Gleason variety show, if I'm not mistaken, and these have been dubbed "The Lost Episodes" (which is dumb, since they've been available for a God's age). I believe these are already on DVD, taken from the Kinescope source material (i.e. not great).
     
  14. Kajs

    Kajs Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Messages:
    448
    Likes Received:
    0
    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/ has posted the artwork for the set...And it appears to be a 5 disc set containing the "Classic 39." Which is great news to me!
     
  15. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2003
    Messages:
    2,417
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dvd empire, amazon.com say october 21, tv shows on dvd say november 21, some other sites say november 4, which one is it ?[​IMG]
     
  16. Josh Steinberg

    Josh Steinberg Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    6,063
    Likes Received:
    3,767
    Real Name:
    Josh Steinberg
    I am so there! I was just writing to a friend earlier today about how I wished these would get released... maybe I should wish more often [​IMG]
     
  17. Dane Marvin

    Dane Marvin Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Messages:
    1,490
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe Gord's just unintentionally got the date wrong at 11/21 instead of 10/21 at tvshowsondvd.com. I think 10/21 is probably correct (11/21 isn't a Tuesday).
     
  18. John KB

    John KB Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 27, 2003
    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    0
    Now I wish they would release the 40 or so episodes that were filmed in COLOR in t966/67. They are currently airing on the Goodlife Network. They are 1 hour musical shows.
    I've seen a few, and I think they are really fun. It's really weird to see Ralph and Norton break into song during one of their arguments!
     
  19. Xenia Stathakopoulou

    Xenia Stathakopoulou Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2003
    Messages:
    2,417
    Likes Received:
    0
    I really like the coverart, also it seems that since its a 5 disc set, itll be broken down to 7 episodes on some discs, and at least 8 on 1 of them. Cant wait ! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  20. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2001
    Messages:
    11,380
    Likes Received:
    38
    Tony, Dane...thanks for bringing that to my attention. Gord fat-fingered the date, and I perpetuated it in the cover art article. I corrected it in the article and mentioned that the date comes from Amazon, not Paramount, and that DVDEmpire has a different date of 11/4.
     

Share This Page