-

Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

SCTV on DVD!!! Finally!


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
55 replies to this topic

#1 of 56 OFFLINE   John Kwong

John Kwong

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 83 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 01 2001

Posted March 10 2004 - 01:02 AM

Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

I just recieved a newsletter from the guys at Shout! and among the annoucements for Q2 04 is this:


Second City Flies First Class: "What's My Shoe Size?," "Mel's Rock Pile," "Great White North." If these names don't ring a big, very loud bell, chances are you don't know comedy. Come to think of it, chances are you don't know anyone who knows comedy, you're generally humorless, and people don't like you. How else can you explain not being on a first-name basis with some of the best and most famous bits from television's greatest sketch-comedy series, SCTV? Alright, maybe it's been a while since the shows last had a fair airing. After all, it has been 18 years since production wrapped on the two-time Emmy-winner that birthed comedic geniuses John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis, Martin Short and Harold Ramis. Well, Shout! Factory's about to beat on your funny bone all over again (and, hopefully, make you a better friend and colleague in the process) with the debut home-video release of SCTV-SCTV Network/90 - Volume 1, a five-DVD boxed set featuring the first cycle of nine 90-minute episodes that aired on NBC, all unedited. And then there are plenty of promo and commercial spoofs, not to mention performances by musical legends Levon Helm, Dr. John and Southside Johnny. As if this isn't enough, the box also contains four new documentaries, including interviews with original cast members. And if all that comedy hasn't yet pummeled you into a fine slack-jawed, glassy-eyed awe, SCTV Network/90 - Volume 1 also comes with a 24-page book featuring essays and tributes by O'Brien, Ben Stiller, Fred Willard, Dan Aykroyd and Dr. John, plus images of rare photos and memorabilia. Here's to a better, funnier you!

YES! I've been waiting for this one forever! Evidently it will street on June 8, 2004 for $89.98!

There's more information is available on their website:

Link to Shout! annoucement

#2 of 56 OFFLINE   Chris PC

Chris PC

    Producer

  • 3,994 posts
  • Join Date: May 12 2001

Posted March 21 2004 - 07:21 AM

Hmmm...my birthday is in June Posted Image
Going from projector to flatscreen for a while.... :P

#3 of 56 OFFLINE   JustinCleveland

JustinCleveland

    Screenwriter

  • 2,059 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 23 2002
  • Real Name:Justin Cleveland
  • LocationMadison, WI

Posted March 21 2004 - 10:47 AM

I've got it already, and it's pretty good. I'm working on the review for DVDTown.com

5 discs, and they look pretty good, considering the age of the material.

#4 of 56 OFFLINE   Chris PC

Chris PC

    Producer

  • 3,994 posts
  • Join Date: May 12 2001

Posted March 21 2004 - 11:11 AM

Sweet. Let us know how it goes Posted Image

Whats the release date for North America?
Going from projector to flatscreen for a while.... :P

#5 of 56 OFFLINE   JustinCleveland

JustinCleveland

    Screenwriter

  • 2,059 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 23 2002
  • Real Name:Justin Cleveland
  • LocationMadison, WI

Posted March 21 2004 - 11:17 AM

June 8th, according to Amazon.

#6 of 56 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

Matt.Koz

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 176 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 18 2002
  • Real Name:Matt Kozlowski
  • LocationHamilton, MA

Posted March 24 2004 - 03:16 AM

For those of you with tight budgets or who just cannot wait until June, Time Life is going to be offering individual DVDs starting next month. As far as extras are concerned, I'm not sure if the content is the same as the June retail release but should be identical as far as episodes are concerned.

#7 of 56 OFFLINE   Mark Edward Heuck

Mark Edward Heuck

    Screenwriter

  • 1,149 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 25 2000

Posted March 24 2004 - 08:01 AM

SCTV on DVD has been a dream of mine for years. I'm extremely happy.

Except with that near-$90 price tag. That's way out of my budget right now. But don't just ask me, take it from these fine people:

Count Floyd -- "Oooh, isn't that reeeaal scaaary, kids?"
Ed Grimley -- "Oh, give me a break!"
Tex Boil -- "That's right, Edna."
Pirini Scleroso -- "Pushie brinkoff."
Johnny LaRue -- "I'm not gay!"

Posted Image
"As I looked back over my life, I realized that I enjoyed nothing--not art, not sex--more than going to the movies." -- Gore Vidal

#8 of 56 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

Matt.Koz

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 176 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 18 2002
  • Real Name:Matt Kozlowski
  • LocationHamilton, MA

Posted March 29 2004 - 09:04 AM

Time Life should begin taking orders April 12. Also, for those who are interested, the SCTV Guide gives a good overview of some minor edits on the first batch of discs due to music clearance issues.

#9 of 56 OFFLINE   Mark Schmitt

Mark Schmitt

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 247 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 31 2001

Posted March 29 2004 - 06:25 PM

As in the words of Count Floyd: "Yes, kids, you can get the whole set for nine...ty bucks."

If there's only one thing I would get on DVD that's gonna set me back 90 bucks, it's SCTV. Soon to be a cornerstone in my meager collection.

Besides, the Amazon price is much easier on the eyes.

I can't wait!
Beth is Dawg's bitch!

#10 of 56 OFFLINE   Chris PC

Chris PC

    Producer

  • 3,994 posts
  • Join Date: May 12 2001

Posted April 02 2004 - 01:32 PM

Looking forward to a review of this.
Going from projector to flatscreen for a while.... :P

#11 of 56 OFFLINE   Chris PC

Chris PC

    Producer

  • 3,994 posts
  • Join Date: May 12 2001

Posted April 06 2004 - 03:13 AM

Any reviews yet?
Going from projector to flatscreen for a while.... :P

#12 of 56 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

Matt.Koz

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 176 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 18 2002
  • Real Name:Matt Kozlowski
  • LocationHamilton, MA

Posted April 14 2004 - 06:42 AM

Time Life home video is now selling SCTV on their website. There are 2 options: 2 volume set for $29.99 or 5 volume set for $75.
Check it out.

#13 of 56 OFFLINE   Chris PC

Chris PC

    Producer

  • 3,994 posts
  • Join Date: May 12 2001

Posted April 16 2004 - 10:47 AM

I'm confused. How is this DVD coming out? One box set separate sets?


Justin Cleveland? Reviews? Anybody have links to reviews?

"Grogan" is on this package! Yay!

Quote:
Some more good stuff shows up in the fairly positive Episode Two (aired May 22, 1981). Highlights of this program include the “Tim Ishimuni Show”, in which Japanese host Ishimuni (Dave Thomas) interviews a giant radioactive monster named Grogan (John Candy). It’s a hilarious spoof of talk shows and the Japanese monster movies all in one; not exactly politically correct, it’s a blast anyway.

I loved the parody combination of Rodan/Godzilla. GROGAN! I have no idea what the actual dialouge is, so forgive my memory. I'll have to scan my video tapes.

Dave Thomas, polically incorrectly portrayed Japanese interviewer:

"Grogan!! Why must you CRUSH everything small?"

John Candy as Grogan:

"Well, like I said...It's all in my book. I don't do that anymore"

Dave Thomas:

"If we fly a plane in here, will you CRUSH it..."

John Candy:

"Look, I'm telling you, its all in my book...I don't do that kind of stuff anymore"..

hah hah....I loved that.
Going from projector to flatscreen for a while.... :P

#14 of 56 OFFLINE   Chris PC

Chris PC

    Producer

  • 3,994 posts
  • Join Date: May 12 2001

Posted April 16 2004 - 01:12 PM

One thing that sucks is that the video quality is apparantly less than good. 1.33:1 and not even enhanced for 16:9 so it looks like I'll be zooming in on a lousy picture. I hope its watchable on my PJ. I don't want to get the thing and be forced to watch on the TV.
Going from projector to flatscreen for a while.... :P

#15 of 56 OFFLINE   Chris PC

Chris PC

    Producer

  • 3,994 posts
  • Join Date: May 12 2001

Posted April 21 2004 - 06:07 AM

JustinClevland,

Any luck with the review yet?
Going from projector to flatscreen for a while.... :P

#16 of 56 OFFLINE   Matt.Koz

Matt.Koz

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 176 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 18 2002
  • Real Name:Matt Kozlowski
  • LocationHamilton, MA

Posted April 27 2004 - 09:11 AM

Anyone pick up the TimeLife discs? I got volumes 1&4 but the entire 5 volume set is on backorder and has been ever since this set went on sale...even though TimeLife has it as "In Stock" Posted Image

#17 of 56 OFFLINE   Mikel_Cooperman

Mikel_Cooperman

    Producer

  • 4,184 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 16 2001

Posted April 27 2004 - 10:02 AM

Anyone know the reason for the High price???

#18 of 56 OFFLINE   JasonPW

JasonPW

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 88 posts
  • Join Date: Jul 19 2003

Posted April 27 2004 - 03:23 PM

"SCTV" used a huge variety of music sources--few if any were actually cleared for broadcast , much less any future video rights.

The mahhhhvelous people of Shout Factory went the extry mile to clear as much music as humanly possible, making it possible for us to enjoy classics like "The Gerry Todd Show" bit with Michael McDonald riffs--that one six or seven minute skit included about 4 Doobie Brothers songs, the Christopher Cross hit "Ride Like the Wind", plus a few Petula Clark tunes if I recall. Say what you will about the songs (any Petula Clark fans out there??), but the sketch would be a useless, hacked-up mess without them. And that's just one sketch in one of 9 episodes!

Hope that explains the "ouch" in the price. As a huge fan of "SCTV," I am frankly concerned about what the sales figures for this first set will be...plenty of "between-release nervousness" will be at play here.

But I'll be shelling out my sixtysomeodd clams come June.

Doc
"We're a little late, folks...Goodnight!"

#19 of 56 OFFLINE   paul_austin

paul_austin

    Second Unit

  • 271 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 16 2002

Posted April 28 2004 - 02:09 AM

ummm the "Gerry Todd Show" version of "de do do do, de da da da" is simply priceless
"My Hovercraft is Full of Eels"

#20 of 56 OFFLINE   Jerry F

Jerry F

    Auditioning

  • 9 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 16 1999

Posted April 28 2004 - 07:07 AM

I will most definitely be getting this set. My favorite memory of this show was the station manager doing his pledge drive. They were able to launch the new satellite, but due to a lack of funds, it was zipping along at an altitude of 50 feet. That was one of the funniest things I have ever seen.