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Mill Creek to Re-release Sony TV Shows on DVD

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Ron Lee Green, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. jcroy

    jcroy Well-Known Member

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    (More generally).

    I wouldn't be surprised if Mill Creek already knows that most of their stuff ends up in the dump bins relatively quickly, shortly after release. For tv show season sets, perhaps Mill Creek has adjusted their marketing strategy based on this premise.

    Over the last few years, I frequently saw many of the individual tv season sets of various Mill Creek shows in the local $2 dump bins, such as: The Commish, 21 Jump Street, Renegade, Hunter, etc ... But the "complete series" dvd sets don't show up as often in the local bargain bins. (They occasionally show up at Walmart, such as the complete series sets of 3rd Rock From The Star, That 70s Show, Roseanne, etc ...).

    One possible marketing strategy is to use the season 1 (or 2) sets found in the $2 bargain bins, as a way of enticing possible customers to find and buy the more expensive complete series sets. I don't know how effective such a strategy is.
     
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    they released tour of duty. has anybody purchased it and if so is the original music intact.
     
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    Question to anyone who bought Mill Creek's release of "Soap" season 1 & 2: Are the episodes COMPLETE on this release?.....or is it still the same edited episode's like the Sony release? Curious to know.
     
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    i read a review over at amazon.com stating that tour of duty does not contain the original music.
     
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    I picked up Mill Creek's release of "Gidget" and was pleased to see the original Screen Gems logo at the end of every episode. No alternate pilot or other extras though.
     
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    I really want Who's the Boss? Complete Series, make it happen Mill Creek
     
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    i hope they release the rest of t.j. hooker.
     
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    Any news on a season 3 rerelease of The Facts of Life?

    That's the last Sony published season before Shout Factory took over. I wouldn't expect them to rerelease season 4 onward with Shout Factory's upcoming complete release looming, but I don't see why season 3 wouldn't reappear.
     
  9. HugeBensonFan

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    What about Benson? Any plans from Mill Creek to continue where Sony left off? Like season 3 and onward? Or does Shout! Have any plans to take this series over?
     
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    TVonDVDJunkie05 Well-Known Member

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    The ninth and tenth batch of releases have been announced:

    October 7

    The Flying Nun- Seasons 1&2

    October 21

    Married... with Children- Season 5, Season 6, Seasons 5&6
    Square Pegs- Complete Series

    November 11

    Starsky & Hutch- Complete Series
     
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    TVonDVDJunkie05 Well-Known Member

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    The eleventh and twelfth batch of releases have been announced:

    January 6

    Married... with Children- Season 7, Season 8, Seasons 7&8
    Party of Five- Season 2

    February 3

    Maude- Season 1
    Canterbury's Law- Complete Series (This is a newer show from 2008 that only lasted 6 episodes- why re-release a failed show??)

    Also, word from Mill Creek that the final 2 seasons of Good Times will be released in 2015 as well as additional seasons of The Jeffersons!
     
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    I'm actually really enjoying the Mill Creek releases I've picked up so far. The quality isn't bad at all... and the prices are pretty sweet too. The "Soap" and "Benson" releases are great. Maybe if sales are decent Mill Creek might look into getting the rest of "Benson" out there.
     
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    These budget releases have become like the "syndication" equivalent for TV Shows on DVD. :)
     
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    knocking myself in the head for not getting S&H for $25 during black fridays. and Highway (almost typed Stairway lol) to Heaven. $50 for all that?
     
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    I can't get past Mill Creek's history of those former Treeline 50-100 disc sets full of public domain movies. They need to let Echo Bridge do them since they do a great job with authoring and compression and has/had the Miramax contract for older titles.


    Still hoping for "One Step Beyond" seasons 2 and 3.
     
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    Fry's had Starsky & Hutch, Rosanne, Highway to Heaven & Wings complete for $15 each a couple days ago. $9.99 can't be far away...



    I own the Sony version already, but I picked up Starsky & Hutch hoping the original columbia logo would be present at the end, but no such luck.
     
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    I would have bought Starsky but already owned the Sony season 1 set, which I bought from K-mart for $5 and I recently picked up seasons 2 and 4 cheap. Waiting for the Sony season 3 to drop i price. I have a few of the Mill Creek complete series sets, I like the prices enough to overlook the packaging.
     
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    I'm definitely with you on this one!!!!
     
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    Has it been stated whether the SOAP releases are indeed complete?
     
  20. classicmovieguy

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    I can't be 100% certain (I sold my original Season 1 & 2 sets a while back), but I'm pretty sure these are the exact same transfers as the Sony releases. Only difference is that the sets are on 2 discs instead of 3, squeezing an average of 12 episodes per disc.
     

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