Upcoming Timeless Releases

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  1. WaveCrest

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    TVShowsOnDVD posted a new news article on their website yesterday about Timeless' DVD (and Blu-ray) release of the 1977 mini-series Aspen, starring Sam Elliott:


    Aspen (mini-series) - TVShowsOnDVD.com news article

    The release has been pushed back to 15th November.
     
  2. Professor Echo

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    Agree on every single title here, especially THE OUTCASTS, which I have been wanting to see again for a long, long time. I managed to find four episodes on an alternate set and man if you ever wondered why your TV volume goes so high when most people would never ever have to set it at the max, these episodes I obtained had to be played with the volume at the highest it goes. Then I had to remember I had left it there before I went to watch something else and blew up the room! Crazy. Would love if Timeless could release it and put an end to this kind of madness, LOL.
     
  3. Joe Lugoff

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    I'm wondering something. Timeless has released so many obscure series from the '50s and '60s, but why do they avoid comedy series? Is there a company policy against sitcoms?
     
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    To Joe Lugoff, Some people prefer Dramas to Sitcoms. I'm one of them, but I do have a number of pre-1970s Sitcoms in my Collection. (IMO Sitcoms went downhill when some dude named Norman Lear came on the scene, I just didn't get off on AITF or its Spinoffs), but we're comparing Apples to Oranges here. Some like Apples over Oranges, for others its Oranges over Apples. :D
    To Prof. Echo, I sometimes have THE OPPOSITE happen to me. I'll play an "Official" Disk and have to crank up the volume so I can hear it, then I'll play a "Homemade" Disk and get BLASTED! :laugh:
    Here's some Sitcoms I'd like to see released:
    Delta House (A Bomb, but it was produced by the same person who did the first three Home Alone Movies and the National Lampoon's Vacation Movies, among others).:cool:
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    It's About Time (I Know, it's another Bomb, but It was Produced by the same person who put ot F-Troop, Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch).:)
    Julia
    Nanny and the Professor
     
  5. Jack P

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    The only totally unreleased sitcoms I would still want to see on DVD and would get:
    Ghost And Mrs. Muir
    Operation Petticoat (just S1, forget the idiotic S2 reboot)
    CPO Sharkey
    Busting Loose (Never saw an episode but I want to see Barbara Rhoades!!!!!)
     
  6. Joe Lugoff

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    Well, people as old as I am are getting fewer and fewer, of course, so they wouldn't fly off the shelves, but there were many very successful sitcoms from the 1950s that I think deserve DVD releases as much as a lot of these Timeless westerns: Ozzie and Harriet, My Little Margie, Our Miss Brooks, I Married Joan, The Life of Riley, Private Secretary, Make Room for Daddy, Topper, December Bride, The Bob Cummings Show, Sgt. Bilko (only season one was released), The Ann Sothern Show, Hennesey, and probably some others I can't think of at the moment.
     
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    Good news about Medic coming soon, will definitely be getting that release. It would be fantastic if somebody (Timeless?) could release The Richard Boone Show (1963-64), watched it a while ago and personally think it's a lot better than Medic. Quite a bit better, in fact. I don't see too many other company contenders who'd be ideal to do it, besides TMG.
     
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    William, if you mean Sherwood Schwartz, you're right about GILLIGAN and BRADY, but he didn't have anything to do with F TROOP as far as I know.

    As for IT'S ABOUT TIME, a friend gave me an alternate set of the entire series, albeit in bright red fade-o-vision, and it really was atrocious, but damn if I didn't wind up watching the entire single season. Like you I was very curious about it and wondering if it was as bad as everyone claimed. It first aired when I was starting third grade and I kind of had the willies at that particular time about the new school year, so IT'S ABOUT TIME being on Sunday nights signaled the beginning of the end for me, LOL. Trying to temper these memories a bit I was eager to check it out and I'm glad I did. Like a lot of vintage shows on DVD, I watched it weekly on the original broadcast night and have to say that as awful as it was, I still kinda sorta looked forward to watching it every week. I have no idea why because I would always shake my head when an episode ended, yet there I was excitedly anticipating the next episode a week later. ???
     
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    I could have sworn I saw Mr. Schwarz's name on the credits, but maybe I'm wrong. If so, my bad! :blush:
     
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    Makedmedia wrote that he would like to see Johnny Midnight starring Edmond O' Brien, well Timeless would have to see about getting that show from NBCUnii, after all, it was a Midnight Production for Revue/MCA. Why not also suggest Shotgun Slade starring Scott Brady, for it had a 2-year run in syndication from 1959 to 1961, and that's one shoiw that could looked into by TMG, which by the way released a 2-DVD set some years ago.
     
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    I had asked earlier about why Timeless seems to avoid comedy series, and now comes the news that they're releasing the one-season (1962-63) series Going My Way, which starred Gene Kelly, Leo G. "Topper" Carroll and Dick "Bewitched" York. This wasn't exactly a sitcom, but it was a comedy/drama type show. At least it sure wasn't a Western! I'm hoping Timeless can release more of these one-season shows from the '50s and '60s. I'd especially like to see Fair Exchange from this same season, but someone told me to forget about that one, for legal reasons.
     
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    I'd love to see Fair Exchange as well, but I wouldn't tab Timeless for it anyhow because it's not a Universal property like almost all these other releases from them have been. Meet Mr. McNutley, Love that Bob, or Bachelor Father would be more likely to come from Timeless since they were all Revue shows.


    Gary "for whatever reason, Timeless has chosen to concentrate more on westerns and dramas instead of sitcoms - not that I'm complaining" O.
     
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    Didn't "Fair Exchange" start out as a one-hour show and then switch to a half-hour format at mid-season?
    I'd love to see this again. Always liked Eddie Foy, Jr !
     
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    Yes, this was a Desilu show, now owned by CBS Paramount. FYI there is a fun "Fair Exchange" promo in the special features of "The Lucy Show: Season 1" DVD set. The promo features Lucy talking to the cast on her TV screen, mentioning the show switching form one-hour to a half-hour.
     
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    I think I'm going to buy GOING MY WAY...if it recaptured the spirit of the original feature film...but I'm in for any show that featured the great James Whitmore as a guest star...Leo G. Carroll was always enjoyable...Dick York turned in a fine dramatic performance that same year on ROUTE 66 ("What a shining young man was our gallant lieutenant") and I also see Anne Francis, Jack Warden and George Kennedy listed as other guest stars...I also have fond memories of my own Catholic school upbringing where I knew several wonderfully inspiring and caring priests and nuns who were outstanding educators and caregivers...they were tolerant intellectuals with a passion for music, literature and the arts...and, they were full of comedic wit as well...perhaps not so far removed from the depiction in GOING MY WAY..I am all too aware of other darker realities here and don't at all want to enter into any religious conflicts, so please take this as just an anecdote from my mostly fortunate childhood...I also can't wait for WIDE COUNTRY and TALL MEN...thank you TIMELESS for all these great releases!
     
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    Outcasts actually ran in the 80s on BET. That's where I got mine from. Its a Sony show but unfortunately they seem to only deal with Shout and Timeless are the ones who love Westerns.
     
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    Which means its not likely to ever see the light of day again. CBS really doesn't license (I know, Webster of all shows being the one exception). Not only that but unlike some of the other studios they aren't even doing transfers on the shows that they consider to have zero market value. They aren't as bad as Fox (no one is) in that at least they keep putting stuff out themselves. But for shows like Fair Exchange and the hundreds of other series like it that they own, you would do best to keep checking the 16mm film print auctions on ebay.
     
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    Unless I was dreaming, late last night just before signing off and going to bed I got an email telling me that the complete Arrest and Trial is coming next month, via Timeless of course...

    Okay, I just found it at Classicflix. That series, along with The Gene Autry Show Season 2, will be coming on November 22nd.


    Gary "Timeless just keeps churning these great vintage shows out" O.
     
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    GOING MY WAY is an hour long show also.
     
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    Timeless just keeps on putting them out . I hope Sam's club keeps carrying them . Much cheaper that way . Just picked up The Virginian season 5 and Men From Shiloh on Tuesday . Still have to pick up Wagon Train season 4 . Never ending . I love it .
     

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