WKRP...Complete Series Coming Soon! (See Post #109)

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  1. The Obsolete Man

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    I think I thanked you before for taking the bullet for the rest of us.

    Your review/nitpicking will decide whether I order it early or not at all.

    Even something as small as all the episodes running at 25 minutes and being unedited would probably convince me to buy the set.
     
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    I want to thank you, also. Your review will let me decide whether or not I cancel my pre-order with Amazon.
     
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    Just tweeted Shout Factory and the reply was that they're still finalizing some of the clearances and expect an announcement by end of next week. Keep those fingers crossed!
     
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    ^Boy... they're cutting it *close*! With a September 23rdth "get it on" date when ordered direct that gives them only 2-3 weeks to get the sets ready and shipped!
     
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    Might be part of their negotiating tactics for licensors to let them know that the train is leaving the station.
     
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    Even though there's nothing concrete out yet, I like they way this is going...
     
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    Antenna TV aired the episode that focused on the Russian hog expert who has a crush on Bailey and featured the song Tiny Dancer. All evidence of that song was removed. Hope it's back in this new set because of the dialogue that uses the lyrics from the song.
     
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    What has me worried with this 'down to the wire' business is this doesn't leave much time for any type of good editing for the episodes with unclearable music. Especially if there is any re-recording of dialogue or new dialogue that needs to be put in place over existing scenes to remove the music. If they wait until the very last minute, then I'm guessing that the solution is going to be to delete the scenes with unclearable music all together. I'm not going to be too happy about that if it happens. Or they may have to go with existing dubbed dialogue from the current syndication package. From what I hear, that stuff is pretty bad and highly noticeable.

    I'm willing to give Shout the benefit of the doubt, but they've burned me once too often for me to completely trust them.
     
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    I'm thinking the same as you.
    Shout and "down to the wire" doesn't sound that good together. They flub up more often than I would like.
    I hope I end up completely wrong about my concerns.
     
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    I wish we would get both the original broadcast cut and the original syndication cut, because many of the shows play much funnier in the syndicated cut. The one with Carlson's son is the first that comes to mind. The confrontation between Venus and him is much funnier in the syndicated edit.
     
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    How so?
     
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    No. It isn't.
     
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    When his son calls Venus "boy" they cut away from it right after the comment, keeping it lighter. In the original version, the confrontation is ugly and awkward as Venus grabs him & picks him up.

    The scene resumes in both versions with the son saying "He just tried to kill me!" Then Herb saying "Venus shouldn't be picking on little white kids!

    "How about big white kids!?!" :lol:
     
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    i think whatever delays are a good thing

    as i said earlier, i thought wonder years would set a precedent for all these shows where music rights is an issue

    the rights holders are seeing just how much was cleared for that show, and are beginning to realize that something is indeed better than nothing

    plus whatever deal they worked out with wonder years will probably be a blueprint for starting out with other shows.
     
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    Well, here we are in September and the set is supposed to ship 21 days from now. So far, there has been no news of any delays or rescheduling of the release date. In my opinion it looks like this is a go. Shout could still delay the release date or even choose not to do the early shipping for the direct pre-orders. Until the set is in my hands, anything is possible. At this point however, it is my firm guess that the train has left the station. Time's up. Now all I can do is keep my fingers crossed that things turn out well. I'll know in 21 days or less.

    Please, please, oh please Shout don't mess this one up.
     
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    I kind of already made my peace with the fact we won't hear Pink Floyd on this release and a few others... it is just normal that it would be so hard to get certain songs. If they did all they could and secured as much music as possible then I'm in for it. It comes down to the songs Wonder Years did really well for their set, but again it comes down to the songs / artists / labels they needed to license from. I have my fingers crossed for at least over 90% of the music. But am I over shooting?
     
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    The Wonder Years and its success with clearing so much music is going to be what the WKRP set gets compared to and WKRP is going to get killed by fans who compare the two. In my opinion, it's not even fair to compare the two because the price for The Wonder Years is more than double than WKRP and I'm sure Time Life is planning on selling more of The Wonder Years than Shout is going to sell of WKRP.
     
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    Just saying no matter who releases these shows Shout or Life Time it all comes down to the songs / artist / labels. if Wonder Years contained 10 Led Zeppelin tracks chances are we'd be very dissapointed with the release. it would be great if maybe this week Shout gives fans news about what was cleared and what couldn't be cleared. Better to be up front you can get more sales. I'm more prone to buy the set knowing what I am getting rather then be angry as I watch the set and find out that way.
     
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    That is surely something S!F must have considered too, to say or not to say, by not saying anything (knowing fans would cause an uproar if the release is poor) it would seem like they're fairly sure most people will be happy. Otherwise silence is risking one's neck big time, they know this particular show's huge importance in the cult TV landscape.
     

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