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Thriller (Boris Karloff Series) Rumored coming to DVD

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Roy Wall, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Roy Wall

    Roy Wall Well-Known Member

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    shoeshineboy Well-Known Member

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    Terrific! I've got another Karloff TV series that is in pretty bad shape, from some minor company... was that Thriller too? Half the time he introduces it while sitting in front of a fire place, and Karloff takes the odd starring role in it. But the dvd is buried under a big pile right now...
     
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    No, that was THE VEIL, which was produced at HAL ROACH STUDIOS about a year or two before THRILLER
     
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    Can't wait for this -- loved the show!
     
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    I've only seen a couple of episodes, but they were enough to make me hope for the series for several years now. I just hope they aren't time-compressed like Combat!.
     
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    Sweet. Been waiting a long time for this one. There is still hope for B&W classic TV!!!!!
     
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    You can all thank me for this, since I should have known as soon as I decided to buy the series on DVD-R that a proper release would come shortly thereafter.
     
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    Woo hoo!!! Boris Karloff's THRILLER has been my most-wanted MIA classic TV show on R1 DVD, and it sounds like it's getting the "full series" royal treatment it deserves!

    If it all pans out without a hitch, that now moves the criminally neglected/forgotten T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) into my most-wanted "unreleased on R1 DVD" spot, followed by:

    • Alfred Hitchcock's SUSPICION (1957-58) Universal
    • CORONET BLUE (1965/1967) CBS/Paramount
    • Roald Dahl's WAY OUT (1961) home video rights unknown
    • THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) Universal
    • PANIC! (1957-58) home video rights unknown
    • THE WESTERNER (1960) Four Star... perhaps VCI?
    • MAVERICK (1957-62) Warner Bros
    • THE IMMORTAL (1970) CBS/Paramount
    • ULTRA Q (1966-67) Tsuburaya Productions
    • BATMAN (1966-68) Fox... though I'm not holding my breath on this one.
     
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    I think Universal was waiting for bootleg sales to hit one million before they decided to sell it.
     
  11. Roy Wall

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    Are studios really checking such thing to see what's popular?
     
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    Hollywoodaholic Edge of Glory?

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    I think he was being facetious, but in full disclosure, I was probably that frustrated and millionth customer a little while back.

     
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    Originally Posted by John Stell
     
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    I do think major studios study bootleg sales and OOP VHS titles on ebay. I think that's why you'll see an old TV movie like "The Girl Most Likely to" get a DVD release. I can't think of any title that I have seen more bootleg ads for online then "Thriller". One popped up at the top of the screen when I viewed this thread. I still can't imagine why Universal never wanted to cash in on this series while everybody else did.
     
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    Er, I think it's more the fact that it stars Stockard Channing and Ed Asner,and was co-written by Joan Rivers had something to do with that good it released. (And it's been out on DVD since 2005!)
     
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    Er, I know "The Girl Most Likely to" was released on DVD in 2005. I bought it when it came out and I also know people were selling a lot of VHS copies on ebay for a lot of money for years before the DVD was released. Ed Asner and Stockard Channing have done a ton of TV work ( Seen any "Lou Grant" DVD's out there? ) most of it's not on DVD. It's still fairly rare when a 70's TV movie gets a DVD release (especially 4 years ago!).
     
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    ok :)
     
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    I'm kind of shocked "Lou Grant" never did get a DVD release, but I'll save that for another thread.
     
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    Wow, I really hope this is the tv series I've been wondering about for years, but had no clue what it might have been called as I had only seen maybe an episode or two as a child back in the 70s. All I could remember was it being episodic, black and white, and in the horror vein. Now that I've seen it mentioned, I do seem to remember Boris Karloff being involved. I only saw the show in syndication when my family was vacationing in California.

    Does anyone recall if there was ever an episode involving a haunted house type of setting and featuring a scraggly white haired old hag or witch? I would be thrilled (no pun intended) to find out that this was the series containing that story! It scared me quite a bit as a kid.
     

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