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#1 of 129 Luis S

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Posted January 15 2003 - 06:22 AM

Hey gang check this out,read it over at dvdtalk:

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Actor Richard Chamberlain, who starred in the five-hour, 12-part "Shogun" mini-series in 1980, may be taping footage at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa for a planned DVD release of the show later this year. Negotiations are under way with the Ihilani, the hotel featured in "Blue Crush," as a backdrop for planned interviews with Chamberlain for the DVD package.

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I think they meant to say 5 part 12 hour "Shogun" mini-series. Great news if this at all true!!!

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#2 of 129 KristianH

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Posted January 15 2003 - 07:14 AM

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If this all turns out to be true I will go into "must buy instantly"-mode. Thats for sure.
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#3 of 129 oscar_merkx

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Posted January 15 2003 - 08:52 AM

wow this is awesome news indeed, let's hope he does a full lenght commentary as well. A must buy really and let's hope that he also does something for Thornbirds as well

Thanks for the heads up

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Posted January 15 2003 - 09:38 AM

D'oh!

I knew I shouldn't have caved and bought the VHS collection!

#5 of 129 Jeff_HR

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Posted January 15 2003 - 10:38 AM

I find this a bit hard to believe because Mr Blythe has been quoted as saying the elements for this mini-series were in "terrible" shape & not to look for a DVD release any time soon. He also said if you want the mini-series, buy the VHS tapes. Posted Image
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#6 of 129 David Lambert

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Posted January 15 2003 - 01:32 PM

Jeff, I remember that. I was the guy he said it to. My wife wants this sucker BAAAAD!

However, Martin also once upon a time basically said the same thing to us about I Love Lucy. And ILL Volumes 5 & 6 just got announced for a 4/1 release date! Posted Image

Things change. "Never say never". We've avoided the overpriced VHS release of Shogun, and perhaps our patience will be rewarded. If not in this region, then perhaps in another?
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Posted January 15 2003 - 01:48 PM

Perhaps the masters aren't in as bad a shape as he originally thought?

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Posted January 15 2003 - 02:00 PM

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Jeff, I remember that. I was the guy he said it to. My wife wants this sucker BAAAAD!

However, Martin also once upon a time basically said the same thing to us about I Love Lucy. And ILL Volumes 5 & 6 just got announced for a 4/1 release date!

Things change. "Never say never". We've avoided the overpriced VHS release of Shogun, and perhaps our patience will be rewarded. If not in this region, then perhaps in another
I want it as badly as your wife does David. Perhaps Mr Blythe would honor us with a more detailed update on the condition of this mini-series.
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#9 of 129 Luis S

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Posted January 15 2003 - 02:25 PM

Mr. Blythe is a great resource to us on this forum. He has given us countless bits of valuble info on upcoming releases. HOWEVER unlike some other studio officials that post here,I belive Martin has greater restrictions on what he can divulge. If you notice he can seldom give an definate answer,or the answer he gives later proves false. As much as he would like to give us all the dirt on this,Indy and other favs we want on dvd,Paramount probably makes it very clear to him that he cant. Like I said GREAT guy,and incredible member to have on this forum,but for the most part his hands are probably tied. As much as I would like to dish the dirt on something like this,I probably wouldnt if it could cost me my job. So till we get an official confirmation this will at least give us hope. Posted Image
Now we wait and see...

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#10 of 129 Jeff Kleist

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Posted January 15 2003 - 03:01 PM

I think the market for the title may have been successfully communicated enough to get the cash to fix them up

HOWEVER do not hold your breath until Mr. Blythe says something or we see a press release

#11 of 129 Douglas Bailey

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Posted January 15 2003 - 03:59 PM

Agreed on the cautious response. That said, though, I'm with KristianH: if Paramount releases Shogun, I'll be all over it. Great series.
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#12 of 129 oscar_merkx

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Posted January 15 2003 - 08:29 PM

isn't there a HTF chat coming soon, we should ask him then
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#13 of 129 David Lambert

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Posted January 16 2003 - 01:38 PM

I think Gord at TVShowsOnDVD must have talked to someone at Paramount today, possibly even Martin. Check the news at the site! Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image
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#14 of 129 Jeff_HR

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Posted January 16 2003 - 01:47 PM

If it is really solid news, then that is great to hear.
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#15 of 129 Ric Easton

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Posted January 16 2003 - 01:52 PM

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five-hour, 12-part "Shogun" mini-series


12 parts and only five hours? That's not exactly the way I remember it... but it has been a long time!

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#16 of 129 Jeff Kleist

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Posted January 16 2003 - 03:35 PM

IMDB lists it at 10 60min episodes, so that would be around 500 minutes once you take out time for commercials

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Posted January 16 2003 - 04:57 PM

Count me in for an immediate purchase if it is released. I've read the book several times and loved the miniseries - been a big fan of John Rhys-Davies ever since. Let's hope this turns out to be true...

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Posted January 17 2003 - 06:06 AM

Ch-ching! That's the sound of a future sale being made. Posted Image

Thanks for the pointer to the news on the TVShowsOnDVD site, David: I'm glad to know Paramount's going forward with this one.
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#19 of 129 Martin Blythe

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Posted January 17 2003 - 06:31 AM

I gave Gord the news that we're working on it, but no specs, so don't assume anything about the specs just yet. I do take exception to Luis' comment that I have lied in the past. And my hands are not tied especially. My caution has more to do with the fact that things change, so why should I lock myself into something that may change? I have never lied on this forum.

#20 of 129 David Lambert

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Posted January 17 2003 - 06:55 AM

Thank you, Martin.

And my wife, Stephanie, thanks you. Her mom, too. You are their A-number-one hero right now! Posted Image Posted Image
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