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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by andyEckles, Jun 16, 2005.
Has anyone at Paramount had anything to say re. Dynasty yet?
Hey, Ben. That's a negative. Paramount's pretty passive with the press these days, as the people who used to talk to the media about that sort of long-distance project have been replaced with people who, well, just don't.
Since the rights don't convert to Par until next November, and since that's when the studio would BEGIN the entire production process, and won't have it ready to street until at least 2007, then I don't expect Paramount to say anything about the releases until, oh, about 1-to-3 months before ship date.
That's about the size of it. How much has the studio officially said about Twin Peaks since they got rights to it in 2004? Nothing. Zero. Zip. Nada. Okay, well, they may have mentioned it in passing somewhere. But casually. There have been a LOT of reports on the subject, but all from people that do not speak for Paramount. Right now it's looking like we won't see Par's releases of Twin Peaks start until Nov. 2006 at the earliest, so if that timeframe holds then by the time they say something about the release they would have been silent on the subject for about 2 years after aquisition of the property. Use that as your guideline.
While people are waiting to hear about more Dynasty on DVD, there's a reunion special currently being filmed at Filoli, the old Carrington mansion in the series. The following cast members are definitely participating - John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Pamela Sue Martin, Al Corley, Gordon Thomson and Catherine Oxenberg.
The special is due to be transmitted sometime in May. Hopefully it might make it as an extra on a future release of season 2.
Ben-- I believe the airdate has now been set. It's Tuesday May 2nd on CBS. Only 3 weeks!
Pamela Sue Martin will be replaced halfway through the special by Emma Samms. LOL. Ok, don't quote me on that.
any date for us folks in the UK ?
I gather that the reunion special was a ratings flop. No idea on whether this may have an impact on a future DVD release of Dynasty.
Here's some encouraging news:
So more Dynasty is on Paramount's radar for 2007!
Here's hoping they bring out the remaining eight seasons a la MacGyver i.e. every three months - and The Colbys too.
Best moment of the reunion? Pamela Sue Martin asking Catherine Oxenberg: "So you played my sister on the show, right?" "Right." "Well, nice to meet you!"
Well, another day, another rumor! Hopefully this one is true:
...Sounds like a very strong rumor; I remain optimistic...!
let's hope so
Season Two will be released June 19th, 2007!
I would rather see "THE COLBYS" released. I wonder if they will release the series in conjunction with "DYNASTY" when it gets to the series moving JEFF, and FALLON to LA. In syndication the series makes no sense. They disappear for two seasons, then return. Hopefully they will release both series at the time when they split story lines.
IMHO the second season was the best, with Joan Collins' Alexis being let loose in Denver- and who can forget that crazy cliffhanger with Cecil having a coronary after sex with you-know-who, accompanied by pizza with champagne!
Hopefully Paramount will see the logic in releasing The Colbys if the Dynasty sets sell well enough, although as you say, you basically can't release seasons 6-9 of Dynasty without also releasing The Colbys since there was considerable storyline overlap between the two shows.
I wouldn't expect anything like that. Studios don't really think about things the same way as fans. I seem to recally Buffy season 4 and Angel season 1 being released several months apart despite a lot of crossover episodes that originally aired.
My guess is that if Dynasty sells really well they'll probably get The Colby's out right away. But if seasons 2-9 sell moderately well they will put Colby's out after... almost like "Dynasty seasons 10 and 11!" in their minds. They tend to not do any kind of research in regards to things like this, and you can't expect studio executives to have that kind of insider knowledge about all of their products.
It would be really neat if they released the Colbys in conjunction with their respective seasons of Dynasty, but I expect them to do them after, if at all.
I don't expect to see The Colbys at all. It's not a priority for me anyway because I felt it was a poor carbon copy of Dynasty, which had already jumped the shark by then. I think Stephanie Beacham and an under-used Barbara Stanwyck were the only real highlights of the show. I never had any use for "Faux Fallon" or those oh-so-pretty (and oh-so-untalented) kids on the show.
Give me Alexis any day, any time.
Well, The Colbys deserves a DVD release purely for its time capsule qualities. If Dynasty was intended to be glossier, sharper and wilder than Dallas, then The Colbys' sole raison d'etre was to be bigger, bolder and brasher than its big sister. The infamous UFO kidnap of Fallon was simultaneously the absolute pinnacle and nadir of the 1980's supersoap genre.
In fact, the two seasons of The Colbys are far more entertaining than the corresponding seasons of Dynasty, which were languishing in post-Moldavian massacre shark-jumping fallout.
And I always found Stephanie Beacham's Sable infinitely preferable to Joan Collins' Alexis - smoother, sexier, more contained, more credible yet just as effective.
So I hope that since the rights to most Aaron Spelling properties are now held by Paramount, they can be persuaded to release The Colbys - only two seasons - if the Dynasty sets sell well enough.
I'm of the opinion that just about everything that can be released (clearances permitting) will be released on DVD eventually. So here's a definite vote for The Colbys on DVD.
And of course... all of Dynasty, Dallas, Knots Landing, Falcon Crest and Flamingo Road.
Does anyone have any contact details for Paramount? I can't seem to find any information on the official site.
At least they were smart enough to import STEPHANIE BEACHAM and TRACY SCOGGINS over to "DYNASTY" for the last season. They should have brought more of the cast to "DYNASTY" to beef up the storylines. Once, the "COLBYS" debut, "DYNASTY" went into decline. It never recovered. The storylines in "DYNASTY" went from the sublime to the ridiculous. They should have never split the "COLBY'S" the character's should have been integrated into "DYNASTY". It might have ran much longer with a bigger storyline, and made it 90 minutes. Oh well hindsight is always better. To me once SABLE arrived on the scene, she put ALEXIS to shame !!!!!!!!! SABLE WAS AMAZING, the best vixen to ever grace a SOAP OPERA!!!!!!! THe biggest disappointment was she was not included in the "DYNASTY" conclusion and she was an integral part of the final storyline. What a shame............