Unreleased 60's shows on DVD?

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  1. JamesSmith

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    Dear Guys:

    Just to play a memory game for a moment,what 60's programs haven't made it to DVD yet?

    Batman
    Green Hornet
    Daktari
    Garrison's Gorrillas
    High Chapparal
    My Mother the Car
    He Said, She Said
    The Mothers In Law
    Twelve O'Clock High
    The Farmer's Daughter
    Captain Nice
    The Girl from Uncle
    The Monroes
    The Defenders
    Tarzan

    What else is out there?
    James
     
  2. cajunhillbilly

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    I would love to see The Second Hundred Years.
     
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    Mr. Terrific
    Cowboy in Africa
     
  4. Bob Hug

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    With a couple of exceptions of shows that have had official releases on VHS or a random public domain episode released on DVD, none of the following shows have had official DVD releases.

    Stoney Burke - 1 public domain ep. released on DVD
    Wide Country - 1 public domain ep. released on DVD
    N.Y.P.D.
    Coronet Blue
    The Blue Light (compilation movie "I Deal in Danger" released)
    The Bill Dana Show (Jose Jimenez) - some eps. officially released on VHS
    I'm Dickens, He's Fenster
    Then Came Bronson (started in '69, finished in '70)
    Custer/Legend of Custer
    Hondo
    Car 54 Where Are You? - some eps. officially released on VHS
    My Living Doll
    The Virginian
    The Patty Duke Show
    Ben Casey
    Run for Your Life
    Thriller (Boris Karloff) - 1 public domain ep. released on DVD
    Judd for the Defense
    77 Sunset Strip - started in '58, but the bulk of the series was in the early 60s (ended '64)
    Hawaiian Eye - started in '59, but ended in '63
    Surfside Six
    Miami Undercover - 1 public domain ep. released on DVD
    Michael Shayne - a few public domain eps. released on DVD
     
  5. Charles Ellis

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    Gosh- I don't know- perhaps TV's first primetime soap.......
     
  6. Gary OS

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    Great lists, Bob and James! I'd love to see many of those series. How about:

    The Lucy Show (one of the bigger name ones that hasn't been mentioned yet)
    The Nurses
    Fair Exchange
    Follow the Sun
    Going My Way
    Grindl
    Guestward Ho!
    Hennesey (started in '59, but close enough)
    The Law and Mr. Jones
    Stagecoast West
    Window on Main Street (only 2 eps released on FKB sets)
    Wackiest Ship in the Army
    Dobie Gillis ('59 start, but close enough)
    Ripcord
    Mr. Novak


    Gary "as we've been saying, there is still a lot that can be released" O.
     
  7. Gary OS

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    Looks like we can finally take Peyton Place off the list, per an announcement just posted at TVShowsonDVD.com. I think I hear Charles screaming with joy. [​IMG]

    Gary "that's great news, along with the 3rd Season of FKB being released" O.
     
  8. Charles Ellis

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    You bet you sweet you-know-what!!!!
     
  9. Jeff Willis

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    Charles. you mean you were waiting for Peyton Place?[​IMG] Kidding. We're glad that you're seeing this one finally released. I might have to blind-buy this one. I don't recall seeing these back then.
     
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    Batman is probably the biggest title from the 60s not out on DVD yet, and from the looks of things, it probably won't be for a long time. Fox and Warner have been in a huge legal battle for the past few years over ownership of DVD rights for the show. You would think by now they would reach the obvious conclusion that they should just split the profits between them so the series can be released and the money start rolling in, but, as we have seen all too frequently of late, corporate greed knows no bounds.
     
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    Though it made TV GUIDE'S list of the 50 Worst Shows of All Time, I would very much LOVE to see the one season, 30 episode, Phyllis Diller sitcom wonder, "The Pruitt's Of Southampton" aka "The Phyllis Diller Show" released on DVD!!
    The Pruitts of Southampton - TV.com
     
  12. Joe Tor1

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    Reading this thread causes me to step back and be thankful for all the wonderful stuff we HAVE gotten in these last few years.

    Excepting Batman (the obvious no-brainer) most of the “Big Name Series” from the sixties are already in our collective possession!

    Indeed, I cannot believe the amount of shows released in their entirety (or almost so). Just on my shelves are:

    Star Trek TOS, Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Invaders, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. I Spy, Burke’s Law, Honey West, The Wild Wild West, The Rat Patrol, Gilligan’s Island, F-Troop, McHale’s Navy, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Top Cat, Huckleberry Hound, and Yogi Bear!

    I’ll also include that which has been released of Perry Mason and Ironside – though these Raymond Burr series did straddle the decades both before and after.

    …And that’s just MY collection! There’s so much more already out there!

    Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the day I would own perfect (or near perfect) and uncut copies of every (…or in some cases “nearly every”) episode of these series.

    …But, they HAVE been released! And, in view of this, the studios have done quite well for fans of Sixties TV!
     
  13. Charles Ellis

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    Recently I watched a 1974 Gunsmoke with Zina Bethune on TVLand, and it reminded me that her classic 1962-65 CBS drama The Nurses has yet to see the light of day in home video form. In fact, the only place I've seen it in recent years is at the Paley Center! This, along with The Defenders and East Side, West Side, represent an unique era in TV history (all three were filmed in New York for CBS in the early 60s).
     
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    Not to mention The Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, Dark Shadows, Green Acres, Beverly Hillbillies, Underdog, and now even Peyton Place.
     
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    The Patty Duke Show
     
  16. JamesSmith

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    A few others that slipped my mind:

    Dr.Kildere
    It's About Time
    Jericho

    JamesSmith
     
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    My Living Doll
     
  18. nikkif99uk

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    That I know of

    12 O'Clock High
    87th Precinct
    The 8th Man
    Adventures In Rainbow Country
    Adventure Island
    Animal Magic
    The Aquanauts
    Arabian Knights
    Assignment Underwater
    Banana Splits
    Batman
    The Beatles
    The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show
    Ben Casey
    The Bing Crosby Show
    The Blue Angels
    Bringing Up Buddy
    The Brothers Brannagan
    Camberwick Green
    Camp Runamuck
    Captain Nice
    Car 54 Where Are You?
    The Cara Williams Show
    The Carol Burnett Show (might be something around not sure)
    Cattanooga Cats
    The Cheaters
    Chigley
    Chrysler Theatre
    The Cimarron Strip
    The Clangers
    Convoy
    Court Martial
    The Courtship Of Eddie's Father
    Daktari
    The Defenders
    The Double Life Of Henry Phyfe
    Dr. Kildare
    Empire
    Ensign O'Toole
    Espionage
    Everglades
    The FBI
    The Farmer's Daughter
    Father Of The Bride
    Garrison's Gorillas
    Gentle Ben
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.
    The Governor And J.J.
    The Green Hornet (1 episode on dvd I know of)
    Grindl
    Guestward Ho!
    The High Chaparral
    Hong Kong
    The Human Jungle
    Ichabod And Me
    I'm Dickens He's Fenster
    It Takes A Thief
    It's About Time
    The John Forsythe Show
    Journey To The Unknown
    Judd For The Defense
    The Lieutenant
    The Loner
    Love On A Rooftop
    The Man Who Never Was
    Many Happy Returns
    Marcus Welby M.D.
    Margie
    Mayberry R.F.D.
    McKeever And The Colonel
    Medical Center
    Mickey
    Mister Roberts
    The Monroes
    Mr. Deeds Goes To Town
    Mr. Novak
    Mr. Terrific
    Mrs. G. Goes To College
    My Mother the Car
    My Sister Eileen
    My World And Welcome To It TV
    The Name Of The Game
    The New People
    No Time For Sergeants
    Nurses
    O.K. Crackerby
    Occasional Wife
    Our Man Higgins
    The Outsider
    The Overland Trail
    The Patty Duke Show
    Pete And Gladys
    Peter Loves Mary
    Pistols 'N' Petticoats
    Please Don't Eat The Daisies
    Pruitts Of Southampton
    The Queen And I
    Redigo
    The Roaring Twenties
    Room For One More
    Run For Your Life
    Saints And Sinners
    Sam Benedict
    Second Hundred Years
    Shannon
    Slattery's People
    Stoney Burke
    Surfside 6
    The Tab Hunter Show
    Tammy
    Target: The Corruptors
    Tarzan
    Then Came Bronson
    Thriller
    To Rome With Love
    Trials Of O'Brien
    The Virginian
    Wackiest Ship in the Army
    Wendy And Me
    Where the Action Is
    Whiplash
    Zero One
     
  19. michael_ks

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    A pair of one season wonders comes to mind that have not been mentioned: "T.H.E. Cat" (1967), starring Robert Loggia as an aerialist and reformed cat burglar and Rod Serling's existential western series "The Loner" (1965). Two of my prized wants from the 1960s.

    Note: OK, I see "The Loner" was mentioned in the above list.
     
  20. Claude North

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    He & She (Richard Benjamin and Paula Prentiss): aired during the 1967-68 television season, received several Emmy nominations and received an Emmy Award for writing.

    I'd also like to see the notorious one-aired-episode wonder, Turn-On, released on DVD, perhaps with the unaired episodes thrown in for good measure...
     

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