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Hearing there is an issue with the new Lavern & Shirley S6 set..half an episode is cut out

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by rmw650, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. rmw650

    rmw650 Well-Known Member

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    Just spotted this in the review forums over at Amazon.com and wanting to know if you guys and gals who own this show are seeing the same thing...Everyone please tune in to disc 2, the Malibu Mansion episode!! The entire middle of the episode has been cut out of the DVD release!

    Here is the original post...http://www.amazon.com/Laverne-Shirley-Sixth-Season/dp/B00BHWG0N6/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1371515750&sr=1-2&keywords=laverns

    If this is true, I certainly hope CBS/Paramount will step up to the plate and offer all those who bought this set a replacement disc which contains the full episode of this show in the set and make things right. I just can't stand when these studios utilize half-ass efforts for the mere benefit of a) getting sets out and b) collecting dough for the sake of getting die-hard fans of certain shows off their backs. If you're not going to do it right, then why even bother releasing a crappy version of the set to begin with? Wake up CBS/Paramount as you're getting as bad as Sony and Fox now.
     
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    Sounds like this was a glitch in the pressing plant...
     
  3. rmw650

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    UPDATE: Gord Lacey of TVShowsonDVD.com sent me an e-mail and pinpointed why this is the case..."Looks like the explanation is in the comments for that Amazon review:
    "I saw Richard Moll, looking interesting,and then noticed they go right to the
    conclusion. Why would they introduce him just for a second? Obviously, something
    was missing, so I went to YouTube. His gang appears to sing a song. (I've only
    watched for a few seconds.). I bet they didn't get clearance for that song, so
    they cut the whole sequence out. It's a total rip-off. A similar thing happened
    in an episode of Taxi on DVD. They cut Iggy's songs, yet you can see him playing
    the piano and singing them in the closing credits. I wish these companies would
    stop doing this. * I just noticed that the DVD says "The Sixth Season", not The
    Complete Sixth Season."

    So it appears it was cut because of music that was performed."

    Thanks to Gord for the explanation.
     
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    You would think after the "Fugitive" experience CBS/Paramount would finally learn their lesson, but Nooooooooo. They always go for the half-assed route (which is why "The Odd Couple" is the #1 most ruined show on DVD with what they did in the last two seaosns). Thank God Warner Archive's policy is to wait until *all* music issues are settled.
     
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    Yep, good ol' CBS. They can go to hell. And you wonder why I will never support them. It was much better when Paramount distributed the series. Yeah they get many series out fast, but it's like fast food...you get what you want quickly but lose a lot of the quality. At least Sony and Fox don't destroy their shows because they're afraid of anything resembling music and lyrics.

    /Now, all three DO need improvement as far as logo preservation...at least Fox kept the MTMs eventually...
     
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    I cannot...believe this.
     
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    Sadly, this is the kind of thing that happens with a "take this or nothing" kind of thing.

    Clearly the seasons that don't have the sales to support proper care and handling
    of the shows produces inferior sets, and that is a real shame.

    The history of popular television is not being well served by home video.
    Like Happy Days without the proper theme music, just crazy stuff.
     
  8. Bryan^H

    Bryan^H Well-Known Member

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    Once again in the minority. I am enjoying this set immensely. Zany, wonderful show that is a delight to revisit. My enjoyment of the show outweighs the decision from CBS to cut an episode. Yes, owning 98% of season 6 is better than owning 0% of season 6. That is my opinion.
     
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