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The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. ?


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#41 of 147 Angela_K

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Posted October 07 2005 - 02:27 AM

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Honestly I don't understand what their holdup is with releasing Brisco, I mean it's not like there can be any doubt that there would be poor sales.

#42 of 147 Gord Lacey

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Posted October 07 2005 - 04:14 AM

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I mean it's not like there can be any doubt that there would be poor sales.


Heh... there can't?

It's a show from the early 80s that starred someone WB isn't familiar with (they don't own any other BC properties to compare it to). Plus is 28 TV hours of material, which means a 7 disc set, which adds to the cost to produce it, and scares them even more. I've sent them ALL the information I've been able to dig up on sales of everything from his books, to Evil Dead and Bubba Ho Tep. I'm sure the show will be released on DVD, I just don't know when. Plus, I'll give the release a shitload of coverage on the website.

to quote Galaxy Quest: "Never give up, never surrender"

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#43 of 147 Angela_K

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Posted October 07 2005 - 04:54 AM

I didn't think of that Posted Image I thought the show had a cult following, and that would help it sell well Posted Image

#44 of 147 Mary_P

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Posted October 07 2005 - 09:56 AM

Unfortunately, "cult" is often interpreted as "small," which doesn't do a whole lot for studio execs wishing to get the most bang for their production buck. But "cult following" can also mean "more willing to buy than your average Joe," so that's a plus on our side. And you've got me on that list of folks ready, willing, and able to buy this the moment it comes out....

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#45 of 147 Gord Lacey

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Posted October 07 2005 - 11:49 AM

Psssst....

http://www.tvshowson...cfm?NewsID=4260

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#46 of 147 Angela_K

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Posted October 07 2005 - 11:57 AM

Thanks Gord, I hope it happens Posted Image

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Posted October 07 2005 - 12:03 PM

Yes!!
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Posted October 07 2005 - 12:15 PM

Fantastic news Gord!! I think I might want this show as much as you do. Posted Image

IMO the problem this show had was that it was way before its time and people just didn't get it. Bruce has said himself that it was grouped with "The X-Files" and the shows just don't attract the same audience.

Years ago I did screen captures from vhs tapes of this series for the BC website and I would love to own this on dvd.

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Posted October 07 2005 - 12:54 PM

Wow! I sorta knew that this would eventually be released but the news seems kinda surreal anyway. Posted Image

#50 of 147 Gord Lacey

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Posted October 07 2005 - 01:36 PM

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Fantastic news Gord!! I think I might want this show as much as you do.


I dunno...I had to commit to buying 5,000 copies from Warner Bros to get it done, at FULL SRP!

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#51 of 147 John*D

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Posted October 07 2005 - 01:42 PM

I'll probably get these DVDs. I watched the show on/off back in the day...

I'm still wondering what was up with that WEIRD glowing ALIEN orb...

#52 of 147 Mary_P

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Posted October 07 2005 - 02:47 PM

Great news, Gord! Looking forward to further details as they become available -- gee, 2006 is starting to look pretty darned good!

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Posted October 07 2005 - 05:04 PM

Gord, you're still the man. Thanks for keeping in WB's ear and reminding them of the fans. It'd be a crime if BC wasn't involved in the set.
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Posted October 08 2005 - 02:50 AM

Great news! Being 15 when the show aired Friday nights with the X-Files, I must say that I was a big fan of both shows at the time.

However, my memory is a bit fuzzy for the specifics. Can anyone tell me what story threads were resolved and which story threads were left unresolved in this series? Thanks.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#55 of 147 Gord Lacey

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Posted October 08 2005 - 04:19 AM

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Gord, you're still the man. Thanks for keeping in WB's ear and reminding them of the fans. It'd be a crime if BC wasn't involved in the set.


Has BC ever NOT been involved in one of his projects? He knows it's coming, and I'm sure he'll be involved.

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Posted October 08 2005 - 09:40 AM

I can't see BC not being involved in this at all but it is one of the few things that he starred in that he wasn't somehow connected to outside of just being the star. It was really funny how many people were fans of his from this show that didn't know about his cult following. It was very interesting to get into a discussion with both sides of his fans.

Depending on the price I know I will want to buy more than one copy to send to people who I know will love this show but have never seen it.

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Posted October 08 2005 - 11:39 AM

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However, my memory is a bit fuzzy for the specifics. Can anyone tell me what story threads were resolved and which story threads were left unresolved in this series? Thanks.


I think they pretty much wrapped up most things in the series. The Bly storyline, which was the main one, was resolved, and I think Brisco and Lord Bowler ended up in the employ of the US Government at the end of the season.

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Posted October 08 2005 - 01:51 PM

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This is the best news since I registered with Gord's site.
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Posted October 09 2005 - 05:20 AM

Thanks Jason.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


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Posted October 09 2005 - 05:21 AM

This is awesome news!!!! Even though I probably won't buy it, this is the most exciting news i've heard in a while for a TV show coming to DVD. Bravo to Warner Bros for finally doing this. I'm sure this will be an awesome set. Man the people who have waited for this must be jumping out of their skin!


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