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Dragnet (2003) Season One - box set announced


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Patrick Mirza

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Posted September 02 2003 - 06:36 AM

Universal Home Video will release the new Dragnet TV series in a Season One collection on November 11th. The 3-disc set will include all twelve first-season episodes with fullscreen transfers and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio tracks. Stay tuned for an announcement on bonus features (if any) and cover art soon. Retail will be a reasonable $39.98.

#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Dane Marvin

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Posted September 02 2003 - 06:42 AM

Not bad, Universal. Now just give me my Quantum Leap. Anyone watch this show?

#3 of 18 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted September 02 2003 - 07:13 AM

Gimme. I enjoyed this series very much, and this will be the perfect way to fill in the episode or two I missed.
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#4 of 18 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted September 02 2003 - 07:55 AM

I don't really enjoy cop shows that much, but I found it well made, not my cup of tea, but it's always nice to see Ed O'Neil in a non-Bundy mode. He's a fine actor.

#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Steve Phillips

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Posted September 02 2003 - 08:07 AM

It looked great on my HDTV in 16X9 widescreen; too bad they are doing fullscreen transfers.

#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted September 02 2003 - 08:21 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if this is how Dick Wolf wants it, though - it looked pretty good 4x3, too, and I suspect that if Wolf wanted his shows widescreen, NBC and ABC would do it.
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#7 of 18 OFFLINE   Steve Phillips

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Posted September 03 2003 - 03:43 AM

DVD File reports this morning that the discs will be in 1:78 to 1 anamorphic widescreen. Hopefully this is true!

#8 of 18 OFFLINE   andrew markworthy

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Posted September 03 2003 - 06:28 AM

YESSSSSSSS!!!!! The show was shown in the UK on a late night slot and I only caught it by accident. I've been hoping it would come out on DVD, but thought it a forlorn wish. Being really greedy - please does anyone know if the theme music used specifically for this show is available?

#9 of 18 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 03 2003 - 07:29 AM

[quote] DVD File reports this morning that the discs will be in 1:78 to 1 anamorphic widescreen. Hopefully this is true! [quote]

I don't know where this info would be coming from; I'm verifying the fullframe listing at two different Universal sources right now. Yep, it says fullframe.

Maybe they were distracted by the sample menu shot being 16x9...as we know, there are menus that are widescreen even when the feature isn't.

I haven't been watching this series, for various reasons that have nothing to do with my admiration for Ed "Al Bundy" O'Neill. So I can't tell you what OAR is, but I suspect it's another Dual-OAR situation much like CSI is. But that's speaking from my own ignorance.
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#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Jonny P

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Posted September 03 2003 - 08:03 AM

I get the sense that this release is being used as a "marketing tool" much the same way that Fox successfully used the release of the first season of "24" to try and spark interest in the second season. It can't be because of its large following. The show has been exiled to saturday nights, and has a new title -- "L.A. Dragnet". They have also retooled the show and sent Ethan Embry packing. TV shows are a very popular commodity on DVD these days. I am sure that this release is an attempt to try and cash in on that craze. I fear, though, that this may be the only season that ever sees the light of day on DVD.

#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Patrick Mirza

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Posted September 11 2003 - 07:56 AM

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#12 of 18 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted September 11 2003 - 12:01 PM

Uggghhh.
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#13 of 18 OFFLINE   TomWoodward

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Posted September 11 2003 - 12:16 PM

It's a bit vile isn't it. Is it just me or am I the only one not convinced that's his hand? Perhaps it's a severed torch holding hand or something because it certainly doesn't look like it's attached to that bloke...
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Posted September 11 2003 - 01:49 PM

If it is in 1.37.1 and not in 1.78.1 it was made in then no sale.Posted Image

#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted September 11 2003 - 02:52 PM

Just because it was made in 1.78 doesn't mean it's supposed to be that way. See every thread about Buffy season 4 or open matte movies.
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#16 of 18 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted September 11 2003 - 05:21 PM

Hmm this Show coming out ahead of Boomtown is there no justice in this world? OK Universal How about stop sitting on The Night Stalker and Let us get this classic on DVD In my Lifetime.
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#17 of 18 OFFLINE   TomWoodward

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Posted October 09 2003 - 08:36 AM

Universal has gone and removed it from the schedule. No new date or anything. It's like Duel all over again!
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#18 of 18 OFFLINE   Eugene Esterly

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Posted October 10 2003 - 10:45 AM

Yep. It's not on the release date anymore. The news report is at tvshowsondvd under the news title of Dragnet (2003) DVD Cancelled. Somehow, this doesn't surprise me because of the reputation that Universal has nowadays. I hardly belive anything that Universal says.




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