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Rat Patrol on DVD?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Richard Gallagher, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. Richard Gallagher

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    I received a catalog in the mail from an outfit called The Video Collection which is advertising a 6-disc set of The Rat Patrol for $120.00. I don't see this listed anywhere else, and it seems like an outrageous price for what is advertised as 5 hours of programming. Just two 30-minute episodes per disc, apparently.

    http://www.videocollection.com/produ...roduct_id=6031

    Has anyone seen this, or know what company produced the set?
     
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    There is no legitimate Rat Patrol release. This is a bootleg and buyers should beware. Also, it is by no means a PD show.
     
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    Interesting. I also found the Rat Patrol DVDs for sale at Movies Unlimited.
     
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    Movies Unlimited carries many, many titles that are gray market.
     
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    Yeah, I know. I'm just wondering who is putting this set out, so I ordered one volume (two episodes) to see what it looks like and where it's coming from.

    Who owns the rights to Rat Patrol? It looks like it was a United Artists production.
     
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    All former UA shows are now under MGM control. Which actually bodes well for a possible release as they really do not have a great deal of viable TV product. I ran the whole series off from 16mm years ago so its not a big concern of mine.
     
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    There are a lot of copies on Ebay, including a 14 disc complete series.
     
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    The DVD set is from Nostalgia Family Video -- public domain prints which are a bit ragged but watchable. Way overpriced -- $14.95 for two episodes.
     

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