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Any idea if "DALLAS" will come to DVD?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Todd_Brown, Sep 29, 2002.

  1. Todd_Brown

    Todd_Brown Well-Known Member

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    I was watching E! True Hollywood Story about Dallas, and was wondering if anyone knew if this was going to come to DVD? This would be a definite buy for me (showing my age a bit[​IMG]).
    Todd
     
  2. David Lambert

    David Lambert Well-Known Member

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    I haven't heard anything one way or the other.
    In fact, I wonder if the studio that owns the rights to this perceives whether there would be enough interest in this, given the soap-opera nature of the show. OTOH, the "soap opera" Dark Shadows seems to be doing well enough on DVD. It's just into it's 2nd release, and a 3rd one's planned for end of next month! Each release is 4 discs to keep up with this daily supernatural soap. Now THAT's the way to do things! [​IMG]
    As for Dallas, I wonder who DOES own the rights to that one these days? Lorimar worked with Warner back then, and CBS distributed and aired it, right? So the CBS connection would mean Paramount. But I seem to recall hearing that Universal owned Lorimar stuff now...is that right?
    Well, TVShowsOnDVD says "Warner", but we've been wrong before. Anyone know for sure? I'm kinda foggy after a long day spent at the Mid-South Fair. Won my son 3 big prizes, though! :wink:
     
  3. Jeffrey Gray

    Jeffrey Gray Well-Known Member

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    Warner owns "Dallas." They bought Lorimar in 1989, and they now own the rights to "Dallas," "Knots Landing," "Falcon Crest," "The Waltons," and the various other Lorimar shows.
     
  4. David Lambert

    David Lambert Well-Known Member

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    Ah, so I'm just mixed up. Thanks!
     
  5. Jenna

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    Jeez...didn't Dallas run for like 8-9 seasons??? The cost of the entire series would definitely "break the bank"...but then again, my "bank's been broken before" (and yes, I bought "Dark Shadows". :b
    I'd buy Dallas in a heartbeat. Might as well throw in "Dynasty" too, eh? [Well, at least we can fast forward through that Muldavia crappy storyline!]
     
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    oscar_merkx Well-Known Member

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    I think it ran from 1979 to 1991 plus a couple of tv movies, so more like 13 seasons.
     
  7. David Lambert

    David Lambert Well-Known Member

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    I think most people would stop buying Dallas after the "Who Shot JR?" storyline was resolved. Maybe some folks would buy the season that starts off with Bobby in the shower, just for the schlock value of it. "It was all a dream"! [​IMG]
    I know *I* had stopped watching long before then. I'd get the first few seasons, though...even though the suspense would be gone.
     
  8. todd s

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    My wife would love "Knots Landing" which ran for like 13 or 14 seasons. It is the only show she has ever taped and kept.
     
  9. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Well-Known Member

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    J.R. stitching up Cliff Barnes is classic TV [​IMG]
     
  11. David Lambert

    David Lambert Well-Known Member

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    My God! A year-old thread! [​IMG]
    Y'know, the 10/1 issue of Daily Variety had a picture of J.R. Ewing on page 19 to illustrate an article about pop culture of the 80's/90's. Due to my screwed up mail delivery of the mag, I just got this issue yesterday and was flipping through. Imagine my surprise when I saw a pic of J.R.! I read quickly, hoping it was word about DVDs, but was disappointed when I saw it was just making a point about TV show ratings "then vs. now".
    Since this thread fell off the front page of the board a loooong time ago, I've heard whispers and rumors that Dallas was seriously being considered. However, nothing so solid as to be newsworthy, in my mind. I'm optimistic, though, especially since some sort of a remake is being considered. I get the feeling we'll hear something along these lines in 2004. No proof, just a gut feeling. I've been wrong before, though.
     
  12. Chuck L

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    Maybe with the forthcoming feature film version of Dallas in the works, there is hope for the series as well to arrive on DVD.

    As for myself, was never a big fan of the show...now "Knots" on the other hand...I have all 14 years of it on VHS and would gladly update what I have to DVD.
     
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    I loved all seasons of Dallas. Including the last few. I would definitely buy all 13 seasons, but Ouch! That would be expensive.
     
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    It is funny this thread is back. Like I said earlier my wife is a huge Knots fan. With all of the recent tv show on dvd releases she is hoping it gets announced. And everytime I bring home a new tv show on dvd she asks and asks.
    C'mon Warner release the show. So my wife will stop asking me. [​IMG]
     
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    We SURELY won't see "Knot's Landing" until AFTER a Dallas release. (I wouldn't think so anyway. After all, Dallas spawned 'Knot's'.)
     
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    I was going to bring this up myself.

    I've been following the show on SoapNet (I think they remastered the episodes, because they look pretty good), and I would definitely buy a DVD release.

    But...

    Some seasons have as many as 30 episodes. The show would definitely need to be on DVD-18s to keep the number of discs down and the price reasonable (didn't Warners do this for ER?).

    Also, I believe there is a 3-hour prequel telefilm from 1986 that fills in the historical backstory.
     
  19. Chuck L

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    From David P:

    We SURELY won't see "Knot's Landing" until AFTER a Dallas release. (I wouldn't think so anyway. After all, Dallas spawned 'Knot's'.)


    While I understand your point, and while there were fans of both shows...my love affair for 'Knot's' is much stronger, as I am sure others, that while one might have been a spin-off, they couldn't be on more opposing ends of the spectrum. I don't see why one would make it to DVD before the other for this case alone.

    I quess that only time will tell.
     
  20. Haden

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    If they can release Cheers and its spinoff Frasier simultaneously, they can surely release Dallas and Knots Landing at the same time.
     

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