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Get a Life

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Bryan Krantz, May 30, 2006.

  1. Bryan Krantz

    Bryan Krantz Well-Known Member

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    Is there any chance this quirky show will see a rebirth on DVD? I haven't seen it in syndication in some time, and would be interested in buying it.
     
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    Haven't heard anything, but I did hear on the radio this morning that it's chris elliot's birthday today. Think they said he was 46. I'd buy Get a Life if they ever released it too.
     
  3. WillG

    WillG Well-Known Member

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    There is another thread about this somewhere. However, as is known here, Chris Elliott apparently has said that Sony has planned season sets and Elliott has recored commentaries for the episodes. However, there is a legal issue holding up the possibility of release at this time. Someone here had claimed that Elliott was quoted as saying that GAL would be released in, I believe, February, but obviously that did not happen, so who knows what is going on at this point.
     
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    Probably because the show will be a music rights nightmare. I recall reading that one of the members of R.E.M. hated the show and refused to allow the use of the "Stand" theme song when USA Network reran it.
    Sony should let Shout! Factory or Image have it.
     
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    Why would David hold up the release?? (I can't find the other thread). That's the first I've heard of it. He's not usually a stubborn man...
     
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    I'm just repeating what I read on rec.arts.tv several years ago.
     
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    I don't pretend to have any idea what I'm talking about here, but I would assume/hope that studios learned a lesson or two from WKRP. If not, what's going to happen to shows like My Name Is Earl, which use just as much- if not more- popular songs as WKRP did?
     
  10. Bryan Toth

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    2 "best of" DVDs *were* actually released a few years ago. Each one had about 3-4 episodes. I'm pretty certain that they're long out of print, but they did exist (and looking over at Netflix, they're still apparently available for rental).
     
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    Sony had it penciled in for Sept. 2005--but that never happened. It is still on hold, I guess.
     
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    I don't think using "Stand" would be a problem, since its on the Rhino DVDs, and so is the rest of the licensed music. My guess is that since New World Television co-produced it, Anchor Bay would now own a part of it and Sony might be unwilling to split the profit since it's not likely going to be a big seller. All I know is that I'm dying for it to come out!!
     
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    If I remember right, Mirkin considered the amount of money Fox (?) offered to be insulting. I don't remember if it was here or DVDtalk, but I remember a minor argument breaking out over whether Mirkin was being selfish or Fox was being stingy, but Elliot seemed to be saying that Mirkin was the hold-up without saying he was neccessarily in the wrong for doing so.
     
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    I have the Rhino-released DVDs and also picked up copies of the shows via eBay. If they ever release it I will purchase it again.
     
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    i like to see Get a Life on dvd. It was a quirky show, but, funny with Chris Elliot. There are some other shows like ROC and the George Carlin that were also funny during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
     
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    I thought Sony was the company that had Get A Life.

    I'd also like to see Shout pick it up if possible, and I can live with the replacement of "Stand" if it comes to that.

    The song was already replaced on the Syndicated versions I last saw on USA about a decade ago.
     
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    This was a quirky show, but a funny show. I would love to see this on dvd on along with the George Carlin Show/ROC, etc. Fox has some really quirky shows in the late 1980s and 1990s.
     
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    I have the two Rhino DVDs. Love em!

    I have one episode on VHS - the one in which Chris believes his parents adopted him from an amish couple. Hysterical!!!!

    Add me to the list that would love to see this show on DVD!!!!!!
     
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    The rumor mill (actually, Chris Elliot) is saying that Shout may be giving us the complete Get A Life by the end of 2012
    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Life-The-Complete-Series/16755
    Of course, there's always the question of whether REM's Stand will remain as the theme song, but even if it doesn't, I'm okay with it being replaced as long as the episodes are otherwise unedited.
    I mean, Stand would be nice, but it was cut from the show last time it was aired on TV in 2000, when USA aired it at noon.
     
  20. jim_falconer

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    I hope the new release will give you the option to turn off the canned laugh track. The Rhino discs gave you that option, and the episodes were SO much more enjoyable to watch.
     

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