What's Left on Your Grail Show List?

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  1. moviebuff75

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    Batman 1966
    Laugh-In
    The Muppet Show (Seasons 4 and 5...would love for Season 1 to be re-released without the music edits)


    The rest I would like released on Blu-ray:
    The Brady Bunch
    The Flintstones
    Wonder Woman
    I Love Lucy
    Gilligan's Island
    The Munsters
    The Addams Family
     
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    I don't have much.Hot L Baltimore The Magician St Elsewhere Lady Blue Drew carey Muppet show Early Sctv epsMy World and Welcome to itI'm sure there are more but it's all I got for now
     
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    bring Em Back Alive with Bruce boxleitner
     
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    Ben Casey
    The Dakotas
    77 Sunset Strip
    Bourbon St. Beat
    Surfside 6
    Hawaiian Eye
    The Alaskans
    The Californians
    The Lineup (San Francisco Beat)
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    East Side/West Side
    The Defenders
    The Trials of OBrian
    12 O'Clock High
     
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    "One Step Beyond" seasons 2 and 3, released as "official" by CBS Paramount.
     
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    Unreleased:

    T.H.E. Cat (I'm heartened that so many others in this thread have listed this show, too)
    WKRP in Cincinnati (done properly)
    Terriers
    Coronet Blue
    Suspicion
    Way Out
    The Alfred Hitchcock Hour
    Panic! / No Warning
    Batman
    Dragnet (1950s version, official release)
    Bus Stop
    The Westerner
    Amos & Andy
    The Immortal (1970)
    The New Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1968, Hanna-Barbera)
    Space Giants
    Wichita Town
    The Dakotas
    Klondike / Acapulco
    Blue Light
    The Man Who Never Was
    Decoy (official release)
    The Lineup
    Shotgun Slade (official release)
    Journey to the Unknown (1960s British horror/suspense anthology from Hammer Studios)
    Great Ghost Tales
    Darkroom
    Longstreet
    Captain Nice
    Raumpatrouille Orion ("Space Patrol Orion", 1960s German sci-fi series)
    World of Giants
    G.E. True
    Ripley's Believe It or Not (1980s version with Jack Palance)
    Q.E.D. (a.k.a. "Mastermind")
    Science Fiction Theatre (ZIV)
    Diana

    Continuing/Stalled:

    Rawhide: Seasons 7 & 8 (seems likely)
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 7
    One Step Beyond (official CBS/Paramount release): Seasons 2 & 3
    Maverick: Seasons 4 & 5 (a foregone conclusion)
    The Bob Newhart Show: Seasons 5 & 6 (seems likely)
    Mystery Science Theater 3000 (remaining unreleased, which seems to be gradually happening)
    Saturday Night Live: Seasons 10 (Crystal, Guest, Shearer, etc) & 12 (Carvey, Hartman, Lovitz, etc)
    SCTV (remaining unreleased)
    Lupin the Third (remaining unreleased)
    Beany & Cecil (remaining unreleased)
    Zatoichi: Seasons 2-4
    This Is Your Life (another set, with the Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Joel McCrea, Nat King Cole, Maureen O'Hara, Ida Lupino, Carolyn Jones and Ann-Margret episodes included)

    Blu-ray upgrade:

    The Avengers (Emma Peel years, remastered + extras)
     
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    Outer Limits (60s)-- with my favourite TV series, Twin Peaks, coming to BD likely next year, this is my most-wanted blu-ray upgrade--I'm surprised MGM/Fox hasn't released it, considering TZ and Star Trek are out in HD. MGM released the series on VHS and DVD (twice), so why not blu-ray? Millennium--with Fox working to release X-Files on blu, I'd like to see my favourite Chris Carter show in HD. Unlikely, but one never knows. Sopranos (S2-5)Six Feet UnderThe WireThe AvengersThe SaintUnreleased:BatmanAlfred Hitchcock HourDa Vinci's City HallBomb Girls--fantastic unheralded cable series (Canadian networks are mostly aping formulaic American crime procedurals nowadays, sigh.)Stalled/Continuing:Da Vinci's Inquest Alfred Hitchcock PresentsLess Than KindSCTVBob Newhart ShowOne Step Beyond
     
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    I've enjoyed reading everyone's lists. I can relate to Gary's comments on Page 2 about feeling content with his current collection. Like Gary, many of my favorite shows have now been released either completely or partially, and I've been fortunate to develop a nice collection of shows for my personal library. There are still lots of shows that I hope to see released/continued/resurrected. But in terms of "grail" shows that so far haven't been given a release of at least one season, my list is relatively short:
    Grail Shows with No Season Sets or Complete Sets
    1. Dragnet (1950s version) - I've only ever seen a few and am mostly familiar with the 60s version, which I enjoy. I know from reading various threads here why we will likely never see an official release, but I still hope that someday things may change. (In the meantime, at least I have the complete 60s series and a set of the radio version.)
    2. The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show / The George Burns Show - I'd only ever seen clips of this until Antenna TV started running it a couple of years ago, and now it's among my favorite sitcoms. It's a shame that, aside from some PD discs, there's been nothing officially released for this great long-running series.
    3. Chico and the Man - I've got the Favorites disc that was released years ago...still waiting and willing to buy the whole series. Yeah, even the the final year.
    4. Harper Valley PTA / Harper Valley - I know it's not exactly a high point in TV comedy, but I like it (and besides...it's Barbara Eden!). I still have my VHS recordings from when TV Land ran it briefly years ago, but I'd still like to see an official release.
    5. Batman (the Adam West series) - Yeah, I know...probably never gonna happen.
    6. Forever Fernwood - Now that Mary Hartman has been released, this takes its place on my list. I've only seen the 1st episode from when TV Land aired it during a special night of shows one time years ago, but I know that once I finish watching all the episodes on the MH set that I'll want to see this continuation with all of the other characters and how Mary's absence affects everything. Hopefully Shout will be happy enough with MH sales to go ahead and release the Mary-less final season.
     
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    Talk to Shout/Timeless and they can turn to I believe Camelot Entertainment (Formerly Liberation Entertainment) the current rights holder, or even Fox. I would like to see a re-released S1 set where all B&W episodes are remastered to be pristine looking! I'm watching the S1 OOP set in my spare time whenever I feel lke it.
     
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    I'd absolutely be up for a repurchase of S1 if they were remastered. That was the only real flaw in the Daniel Boone releases. All the color seasons looked fabulous, but the first season episodes needed some work to look really nice on dvd. What makes this even more regrettable for me is that the first season is easily my favorite. So I'm on board with a re-release of S1.


    Gary "not holding my breath though" O. :(
     
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    I've been watching the series Storybook International (well, a couple of episodes done, and it's good) and it reminded me of a similar series called Wonderworks. This, like Afterschool/Weekend Specials, would be very high up on my list. I've seen episodes recently here and there (particularly the very good version of Bradbury's "All Summer in a Day", which is one of my favorite things)...what a fantastic addition to my collection that would be. I'm surprised this series hasn't already been released in full on DVD. There's many VHS, a few DVDs.... I really miss this kind of quality TV I watched as a kid. Good to get what is out there... but there's more.

    ZOOM. There's a best of out right now and it's excellent. Worth the price for that montage of opening titles, clips, etc. There's whole shows too. Would love more of these. It's similar to YCDTOTV. Or more volumes similar to what they did with Sesame Street Old School.
     
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    First, I have to caveat that I don't have the historical knowledge that many here have. So out of the 300+ different TV shows I own I'd have to guess that probably 25% represent are shows I know really well, another 25% are shows I'm familar with, and 50% were complete blind-buys (mostly before my time that I never caught in syndication). Therefore, my potential for having additional grail shows would be more limited then many here (hard to wish for something I never knew existed).

    After a bit of thinking, I don't think there are any "must have" shows left on my list that I'm concerned about getting. Thanks to the recent complete series release of the Naked City. In other words, there are still some shows I am still collecting that have not been completely released, but I do not fear that they won't be completed. There are some shows I have a good enough sampling that I can live with, or a good enough alternate copy to keep me happy.

    Otherwise, I am content to just finish my collection with more:
    - Star Trek TNG, Enterprise, and the inevitable release of Star Trek: DS9 on blu-ray
    - More Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Tombstone Territory, and Sugarfoot
    - Dr. Kildare.

    Anything else I discover along the way is just added gravy to the collection.

    - Two that I would enjoy that peaked my interest in small sets that would appear to have a very limited opportunity for continued release are: "Third Man" and "Brenner".

    - A formal release of "12 o'Clock High" would be nice.

    - Timeless/Shout finally releasing The "Rebel" that has been rumored.
     
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    Not series television but two I'd like to see official releases:

    The complete CBS network coverage of the JFK assassination (which is being live streamed this weekend)

    Complete Secretariat Triple Crown races broadcasts from CBS (bootlegs exist--I have a copy)
     
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    I'm not sure if I've posted earlier in this thread. But on my list would be the Fred Astaire specials
    An Evening With …Another Evening With ...
    Astaire TimeWhile his widow Robyn holds control, its unlikely we will see them released, but one can hope (and live on the videotapes from the Disney Channel in the 90's).
     
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    Oh, BTW, DB actually has a color pilot episode that has never been seen until it was discovered and restored and released by Liberation in a best-of set of DB called Fess' Favorites. I'll have to snap it up from Amazon. Daniel and Rebecca had three children in that pilot and Darby Hinton played Nathaniel, a big surprise to me when I looked it up.
     
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    oldtvshowbuff:

    I pre-ordered Fess Favorites for the color pilot episode but cancelled my order when i heard that, contrary to the product description, it does not actually contain the color pilot episode. I cannot remember how I heard this but I think it was through email correspondence with either the danielboonetv.com website or liberation entertainment. The Amazon reviews of the item are no help in verifying whether or not it contains the color pilot.

    Here is the contact page for danielboonetv.com: http://www.danielboonetv.com/index.php?page=e-mail_list

    Darby
     

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