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Dragnet (2003) Season One - box set announced

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Patrick Mirza, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Patrick Mirza

    Patrick Mirza Supporting Actor

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    Universal Home Video will release the new Dragnet TV series in a Season One collection on November 11th.

    The 3-disc set will include all twelve first-season episodes with fullscreen transfers and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio tracks. Stay tuned for an announcement on bonus features (if any) and cover art soon. Retail will be a reasonable $39.98.
     
  2. Dane Marvin

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    Not bad, Universal. Now just give me my Quantum Leap.

    Anyone watch this show?
     
  3. Jason Seaver

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    Gimme. I enjoyed this series very much, and this will be the perfect way to fill in the episode or two I missed.
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    I don't really enjoy cop shows that much, but I found it well made, not my cup of tea, but it's always nice to see Ed O'Neil in a non-Bundy mode. He's a fine actor.
     
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    It looked great on my HDTV in 16X9 widescreen; too bad they are doing fullscreen transfers.
     
  6. Jason Seaver

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    I wouldn't be surprised if this is how Dick Wolf wants it, though - it looked pretty good 4x3, too, and I suspect that if Wolf wanted his shows widescreen, NBC and ABC would do it.
     
  7. Steve Phillips

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    DVD File reports this morning that the discs will be in 1:78 to 1 anamorphic widescreen. Hopefully this is true!
     
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    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!

    The show was shown in the UK on a late night slot and I only caught it by accident. I've been hoping it would come out on DVD, but thought it a forlorn wish.

    Being really greedy - please does anyone know if the theme music used specifically for this show is available?
     
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    I get the sense that this release is being used as a "marketing tool" much the same way that Fox successfully used the release of the first season of "24" to try and spark interest in the second season.

    It can't be because of its large following. The show has been exiled to saturday nights, and has a new title -- "L.A. Dragnet". They have also retooled the show and sent Ethan Embry packing.

    TV shows are a very popular commodity on DVD these days. I am sure that this release is an attempt to try and cash in on that craze.

    I fear, though, that this may be the only season that ever sees the light of day on DVD.
     
  11. Patrick Mirza

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    [​IMG]
     
  12. David Lambert

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    Uggghhh.
     
  13. TomWoodward

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    It's a bit vile isn't it. Is it just me or am I the only one not convinced that's his hand? Perhaps it's a severed torch holding hand or something because it certainly doesn't look like it's attached to that bloke...
     
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    If it is in 1.37.1 and not in 1.78.1 it was made in then no sale.[​IMG]
     
  15. Dan Rudolph

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    Just because it was made in 1.78 doesn't mean it's supposed to be that way. See every thread about Buffy season 4 or open matte movies.
     
  16. Dave Scarpa

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    Hmm this Show coming out ahead of Boomtown is there no justice in this world?

    OK Universal How about stop sitting on The Night Stalker and Let us get this classic on DVD In my Lifetime.
     
  17. TomWoodward

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    Universal has gone and removed it from the schedule. No new date or anything. It's like Duel all over again!
     
  18. Eugene Esterly

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    Yep. It's not on the release date anymore. The news report is at tvshowsondvd under the news title of Dragnet (2003) DVD Cancelled. Somehow, this doesn't surprise me because of the reputation that Universal has nowadays. I hardly belive anything that Universal says.
     

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