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Sky King in the works!

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Mark To, Mar 22, 2004.

  1. Mark To

    Mark To Well-Known Member

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    Spoke with EAA, which controls the Sky King series and they confirmed for me that they are working on putting the shows out on DVD. They currently sell tapes with 4 episodes per tape and I told them that for DVDs, people want season sets. If anyone wants to reiterate that to them, the can be reached at:

    www.eaa.org or
    800-843-3612
     
  2. Steve...O

    Steve...O Well-Known Member

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    Mark To, thank you very much for keeping us in the loop on this and "Loretta Young". I'm too young to have watched these in their original runs, and I know these shows primarily based on their reputation.

    This is great news for fans of classic shows. So much great TV was produced in the '50s.

    Maybe there is hope for series like "Perry Mason" after all.

    Steve
     
  3. CherylWI

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    I hope they release Sky King in season sets. I'd buy them all. Now if they would only release Fury I'd be all set in the nostalgia department.
     
  4. David Grove

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    I notice that, according to DVDProfiler's online list, "Sky King, vol. 1" is coming out May 31. Looks like only 4 episodes. Didn't see any news about it at tvshowsondvd, though.

    Also (noting CherylWI's post above), I'd pick up Fury, too.

    Sat. mornngs-- my sister's show was Fury; mine was "Sky King"

    DG
     
  5. Bob Hug

    Bob Hug Well-Known Member

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    The May 31st Sky King release is from Alpha Video and contains four episodes that have fallen into the public domain. Critics Choice Video also offers several Sky King volumes with public domian episodes. There is a supposedly authorized set of 72 episodes available at skyking.com.
     
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    Tony J Case Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking boxed set, but 250 bones? Forget it!
     
  7. David Grove

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    I wonder why these kinds of pricing situations exist?

    In another unrelated thread discussing "The West Point Story" (another 1950's TV series) we found DVDs available for something like $275.

    It's abundantly clear from the DVD marketplace that the price elasticity of demand for DVDs is such that studio revenues are not maximized at such high prices. If it were so, the "regular" studios, to optimize their revenue, would also price them high. Why do "private studios" do this? They are reducing their own revenue, are they not?

    DG
     
  8. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Well-Known Member

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    The big studios either own the manufacturing facilites or get bulk rates by having the discs mass produced. They have a nice distribution network, promotional outlets, etc. These little guys don't have any of that. They'll be lucky to move a thousand copies, so the prices have to be pretty high if they hope to even cover their costs.
     
  9. David Grove

    David Grove Well-Known Member

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    Just continuing to think about this...

    I would think that manufacturing is relatively easily contracted. The "catch" may be the distribution, as you suggest. But, on the other hand, consider all the "no-name" DVDs. You find them at lots of mass market locations-- and for cheap. Can't they plug into the same distribution channels?

    DG
     

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