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Penny Singleton dead...Blondie or Jetsons coming?


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#1 of 14 Jeff Swearingen

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Posted November 14 2003 - 11:13 AM

http://www.cnn.com/2.....ap/index.html

This article/obituary just got myself wondering if we'd ever see either the Blondie movies or the Jetsons on DVD. I remember watching the Blondie movies on Saturday mornings as a kid and I honestly couldn't tell you how long it's been since I caught a rerun of George and his boy Elroy on TV.

#2 of 14 Kyle McKnight

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Posted November 14 2003 - 12:19 PM

There's just something odd about this thread....
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#3 of 14 Jeff Swearingen

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Posted November 14 2003 - 01:45 PM

Yeah, its a weird phenomenon, but when people die interest for what they did increases a lot! I saw many people searching for Bob Hope movies after he died...the same with Gregory Peck (and again after To Kill a Mockingbird made the AFI 50 Heroes list). And let's not forget how retailers keep releasing new CDs after people die (Johnny Cash, Elvis, Tupac Shakur)

So when I saw the obit I thought, gee I wonder if any of this is going to see its way on a DVD any time soon...that's all.

#4 of 14 Paul Drake

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Posted November 14 2003 - 03:41 PM

The Blondie films (all 28) were released on VHS; some are still available.

I doubt we'll see these on DVD anytime soon, which is a shame because they're great fun. Arthur Lake was a great Dagwood and Miss Singleton played Blondie to perfection.

These films are short. If Abbott and Costello style authoring (putting 2 films per side on a double sided disc) were used, the entire series would only take 7 discs. I would buy them.

Sorry to say, I was never a Jetsons fan.

#5 of 14 Dane Marvin

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Posted November 14 2003 - 04:13 PM

I would expect to see The Jetsons released at about the same time as a season one release of The Flintstones. Since not too many people are familiar with her, I doubt this will do anything to expediate the DVD releases of The Jetsons or Blondie.

I, for one, would love season sets of the Flintstones and perhaps the complete series of the original Jetsons (and then the '80s revival episodes after that). I think these would also be huge sellers.

#6 of 14 Casey Trowbridg

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Posted November 14 2003 - 05:06 PM

I would consider a purchase of the Jetsons if they were released in season sets on DVD, although a Flintstones release would be a must own.

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Posted November 14 2003 - 10:35 PM

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#8 of 14 Chris Dugger

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Posted November 15 2003 - 12:25 AM

Funny thing...

When FLINTSTONES season one got released on Laserdisc... it was a no sell...

The set is now very rare....

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#9 of 14 Dane Marvin

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Posted November 15 2003 - 12:31 AM

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When FLINTSTONES season one got released on Laserdisc... it was a no sell...

Wow, I had no idea they even put that out. I hope they don't see that as happening on DVD as well. After all, DVD is a format that has been embraced by the masses. I believe Flintstones season sets would be big sellers.

#10 of 14 oscar_merkx

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Posted November 15 2003 - 11:35 AM

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#11 of 14 john mcfadden

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Posted November 15 2003 - 06:40 PM

The LD set of Flinstones was probobly over $100.00 ...no wonder it didnt sell :b

#12 of 14 Chuck L

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Posted November 16 2003 - 05:13 AM

I would love to see all the Blonie films come to DVD...they were great fun. Deborah Harry was just plain hot when she was younger! (Sorry, couldn't help but do that...)

Can't recall the actor's name at the moment, but when did the guy who played Dagwood pass away? Penny was wonderful.

#13 of 14 BarryR

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Posted November 16 2003 - 10:55 AM

Arthur Lake (Dagwood) died in 1987 at age 82.

#14 of 14 David Lambert

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Posted November 29 2003 - 04:09 AM

Here is the answer to Jeff's question.
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