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Any info on SCTV on DVD


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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted January 08 2004 - 06:21 PM

I remember reading in August that they were shooting for a January release but have not read anything since.
Amazon has it listed but no release date.
Anyone????

#2 of 19 OFFLINE   David Lambert

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Posted January 08 2004 - 11:51 PM

Shout Factory hasn't said anything lately about what's going on. Maybe I'll ring them up and ask.
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#3 of 19 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

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Posted January 09 2004 - 02:10 AM

As far as I know, the announcement of a tentative January date was a bit premature. Last I heard, it looked more like an April 04 release of the Season 4 set but there was also consideration being given to doing a direct response campaign (Time Life) where individual DVDs with two episodes per disc would be available prior to the retail set. Hopefully we'll hear some kind of official announcement soon. I was told that the powers that be don't want specific release information (date, extras, etc) prior to the press release. I WANT MY SCTV! Posted Image

#4 of 19 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

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Posted January 12 2004 - 06:28 AM

According to the folks at Second City,
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We will be sending a press release out shortly that will detail the release pattern.


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#5 of 19 OFFLINE   Haden

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Posted January 12 2004 - 07:48 AM

Yeah, April is what I heard as well. If it were coming in January, we would have already known the specific release date and specs a couple months ago.

#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

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Posted January 26 2004 - 02:14 AM

Joe Flaherty has confirmed April as the month of release on the alt.tv.sctv newsgroup. He also said that he "Just finished doing some more additional material for the DVD's." I hope Shout! issues a press release soon as I am really curious as to the specifics on extras.

#7 of 19 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

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Posted January 29 2004 - 03:42 AM

According to the SCTV Guide website:
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A release does indeed look to be getting closer, as details on the content are now appearing. The first set is currently rumoured to be Season 4 Cycle 1, 9 episodes on 5 discs, and is to include lots of bonus material, including a 60 minute special on the 1999 Aspen Comedy Festival reunion, along with mini features of cast and crew recollections grouped into "SCTV Remembers", "Remembering John", "Origins of SCTV", and "The Craft of SCTV".


#8 of 19 OFFLINE   Eugene Esterly

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Posted February 02 2004 - 08:27 AM

I can't wait for SCTV to come to DVD. This is one of the greatest sketch comedy shows ever. I hope that they also release the other SCTV seasons/shows on DVD.

#9 of 19 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

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Posted February 06 2004 - 06:54 AM

From Time Life Home Video:

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Thank you for your patience. We plan to start selling SCTV at the end of April.


#10 of 19 OFFLINE   Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted February 06 2004 - 07:28 AM

I hope its not like Kids in the Hall and they are available everywhere.

#11 of 19 OFFLINE   Chris PC

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Posted February 06 2004 - 10:47 AM

Can't wait for this one. I'll be inviting friends over to laugh and laugh.
Going from projector to flatscreen for a while.... :P

#12 of 19 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

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Posted February 11 2004 - 08:47 AM

June 8th - Press Release is over at http://www.tvshowsondvd.com

#13 of 19 OFFLINE   Mark Lx

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Posted February 11 2004 - 09:29 AM

I'm confused. It was a half hour show that ran several seasons. Is this a bunch of "Best of" shows thrown together.

#14 of 19 OFFLINE   JasonPW

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Posted February 11 2004 - 11:16 AM

"SCTV" did start out (in 1976?) as a 30-minute series in first-run syndication...but in 1981 NBC added the series to its late-night lineup as a once-a-week 90-minute series on Friday nights following the Carson show. Because the cast and producers apparently feel these 90-minute eps are the best quality and most well-remembered, the 30-minute eps have been bypassed. Somewhere on the internet is an interview with Eugene Levy explaining that the budgets for the 30-minute shows were low and they were all "finding their way" with the show.

HOWEVER...

To pad out those first few 90 minute shows, the SCTV crew threw in their favorite older sketches and pieces from syndication days...so although this new DVD release is giving you the first 9 episodes of the 90-minute SCTV format, you're also getting older stuff in there.

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#15 of 19 OFFLINE   LarryDavenport

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Posted February 12 2004 - 03:27 AM

I want it all, especially the early years with Harold Ramis as Mo Green, host of Dialing For Dollars.

#16 of 19 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted February 12 2004 - 04:17 AM

I have a feeling that Shout Factory will probably handle SCTV similar to the way A&E Home Video released THE AVENGERS on DVD.

Remember that A&E gave us the color Diana Rigg episodes first (the most accessible/popular shows, generally speaking), then the black & white Rigg episodes, followed by the latter-day Honor Blackman kinescope episodes, then the Post-Rigg era Linda Thorson shows, THE NEW AVENGERS, and things will likely be wrapped-up soon with the earliest surviving episodes with Ian Hendry, early Honor Blackman, etc.

If SCTV sells well (and I'm sure it will), I would imagine the release pattern would look something like this:

Season 4 (NBC, 1981-82)
* Cycle 1, nine 90-minute episodes (June 8, 2004 DVD release)
* Cycle 2, nine 90-minute episodes
* Cycle 3, nine 90-minute episodes

Season 5 (NBC, 1982-83)
* Cycle 4, six 90-minute episodes
* Cycle 5, six 90-minute episodes

Season 6 (Cinemax, 1983-84)
* Eighteen 45-minute episodes

Season 1 (Syndication, 1976-78)
* 26 30-minute episodes

Season 2 (Syndication, 1978-79)
* 26 30-minute episodes

Season 3 (Syndication, 1980-81)
* 26 30-minute episodes

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#17 of 19 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted February 12 2004 - 04:25 AM

I'll get any and all SCTV when it comes!

I love this show!

#18 of 19 OFFLINE   Jay Pennington

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Posted February 12 2004 - 08:51 AM

Wow, I didn't know about the Cinemax shows!
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Posted February 12 2004 - 01:17 PM

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I hope its not like Kids in the Hall and they are available everywhere.


Kids in the hall hasn't been released to retail yet. There are 3 places that currently sell it - Broadway Video, Comedy Central and A&E. When it's officially released on April 27th it will be available all over the place.

Think of KiTH like Xena, Hercules and Highlander - they are available from the official websites before stores.

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