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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   David*P

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Posted March 11 2004 - 10:29 AM

So I don't know if any of you voted on the poll Sony had last year (http://www.sonypictu...m/cthe/tv/poll/) to vote on which of their shows you would like on DVD but I thought it was a pretty crappy poll. It seemed like they never told the results and just went with what they wanted instead of actually listening to the public. Plus they had you sign up to get the results and only send tons of email about pretty much everything Sony.

Do they have chats with HTF like WB did? I thought that was way cool even though I wasn't able to attend.

Anyway, from that poll here is what has happened as far as DVD is concerned.

Action- no but Sony is considering
Barney Miller - yes 1/04
Benson - no
Bewitched - 2005 but still not soon enough!
The Critic - yes 1/04
Designing Women - yes 9/03
Diff'rent Strokes - no
Dilbert - yes 1/04
Donny and Marie - no
The Facts of Life - no
The Flying Nun - no
Hart to Hart - no
I Dream of Jeannie - see answer to Bewitched
Just Shoot Me - yes 6/04
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - no
Maude - no
The Nanny - no
Newsradio - TBA
One Day at a Time - no
Parker Lewis Can't Lose - no
The Partridge Family - yes 8/04
Route 66 - no
Silver Spoons - no
Soap - yes 9/03
Square Pegs - no
T.J. Hooker - no
The Tick - yes 9/03
V.I.P. - no
Werewolf - no
Who's the Boss - 6/04

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#2 of 16 OFFLINE   David Williams

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Posted March 11 2004 - 03:04 PM

While it's true that Designing Women got a release, it was a best-of. Still waiting to hear how well it sold and if its sales were good enough for CTHE to put out a full S1 box set.
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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Kenny Goldin

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Posted March 11 2004 - 05:24 PM

Too bad about TJ Hooker. Anything with Bill Shatner is gold in my book. Posted Image (And Heather Locklear too!)
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Posted March 11 2004 - 06:14 PM

Columbia DVD program poll should have these shows to vote on: Gidget Dennis the Menace Donna Reed Show Father Knows Best Bridget Loves Bernie Temperatures Rising Paul Lynde Show Love on a Rooftop The Good Life Hawk Adventures of Rin Tin Tin Farmer's Daughter Girl with Something Extra Camp Runamuck Here Come the Brides Hazel Nancy Occasional Wife Second Hundred Years Tightrope Naked City (1/2 hour episodes) Wake up Columbia, let's get some vintage stuff out there! I don't need Mad About You, Married with Children, etc. I already have them all.

#5 of 16 OFFLINE   David Levy

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Posted March 11 2004 - 08:09 PM

You might not need Married With Children or Mad About You, but most people only have seasons 1 & 2 of these shows, and would gladly (if they're fans of course) welcome more.

#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Rob T

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Posted March 12 2004 - 01:46 AM

They did sort of tell us the results in a newsletter a long time ago.

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Posted March 12 2004 - 09:57 AM

http://www.tvshowson....cfm?NewsID=410

Has the results. The Tick, Soap, Newsradio and Dilbert were the top 4 shows.
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#8 of 16 OFFLINE   David*P

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Posted March 12 2004 - 10:11 AM

Thanks Brian. I remember getting that email but I just don't see how Dilbert would've been one of the top five shows.......and that poll was for the top five shows but it only listed four shows "and others". Dilbert the comic strip is hilarious but the show just didn't appeal to me. But I guess that's just me....I would've thought that 'Parker Lewis Can't Lose' would've been the tops ones. I remember everybody loving that show.

The Bewitched History Book by David L. Pierce ties in the events of the 60s with each episode 
and breaks down each episode in depth along with rare trivia, photos, and reviews!

 

Available now at BearManorMedia.com and Amazon.com in both paperback and hardback!

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#9 of 16 OFFLINE   Dane Marvin

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Posted March 12 2004 - 02:12 PM

I think the poll was a great idea and they did follow-up on their own website with the four winners -- three they've already made good on -- the fourth is coming after some delays. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no interest in either Dilbert or the Tick. Why did the people vote on two shows that died speedy deaths and failed to live up to one-tenth of the greatness that the material which inspired them did (the comic strip and the cartoon series, respectively)? Regardless of the poll winners, Columbia is releasing a lot of stuff. Give them time and they'll release even more. Perhaps more than they can handle. Anyone else think they may be biting off more than they can chew? I can't think of another studio that comes close to rivaling them in terms of TV show DVD series actively in production. One big milestone for Columbia will be when this final Sanford & Son season hits shelves. It will mark the first multiple-release commitment series that Columbia has green-lighted that they saw all the way through to completion (5 seasons, 5 DVD releases). One-and-done 'complete series' releases such as The Critic, Dilbert & The Tick are excluded from my calculations, of course. As long as DVD holds up as a format for several more years, I don't think we'll have to worry about whether or not Columbia will finish up the following series: -All in the Family (a lock, one of the best-loved series of all-time) -Married with Children (modern classic, good sales) -The King of Queens (still a huge ratings winner for CBS) -NewsRadio (very popular - a poll winner) -Soap (because it was a poll winner & just a mere 3-release/season commitment) -The Jeffersons (probably, anyway) There are some I fear will (or already have!) fade away with no more than one or two releases: -Barney Miller -The Larry Sanders Show -Mad About You -What's Happening? As for the more recent Columbia announcements, I think nostalgia points might earn us all 4 seasons of 'The Partridge Family', but does 'Who's the Boss?' have the momentum to be profitable to the tune of 8 times (8 releases/seasons)? That set could possibly tell marketing analysts whether or not other family shows like Growing Pains, Family Matters and Full House would be worth considering for DVD.

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Posted March 12 2004 - 03:49 PM

They haven't quite hit that milestone yet, Sanford & Son lasted 6 seasons. Soap was on for four years, though I do agree with you, I think we'll see the entire run of those two series on dvd. I'd like to think What's Happening is also a popular title, assuming a high demand is what prompted the move from a Time-Life distributed release last year to a retail release this year. There's only another two seasons of WH so I'd like to see that one completed as well.

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Posted March 12 2004 - 04:17 PM

Wasn't Forever Knight also part of that poll? And when will they release season 2 of it?

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Posted March 13 2004 - 04:06 AM

It doesnt sound like they did listen but does anyone really want Donny and Marie and The Facts of Life ?

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Posted March 13 2004 - 02:14 PM

I'd probably buy selected episodes of The Facts of Life, but I don't think I'd buy season sets... especially the early multi-girl season(s).
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Posted March 13 2004 - 02:48 PM

34th unreleased, 55th overall at TVshowsondvd.com...guess nobody would buy it! Posted Image

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


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Posted March 13 2004 - 06:32 PM

Well, I put my vote in for it. Had no idea that TFOL was ranked that high. Hee hee. Yes, I'd buy season sets. I remember a Halloween themed episode they had that was great! I would buy the season that had that episode just for nostalgia value alone!

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Posted March 14 2004 - 01:08 AM

Because it was an INTERNET poll. Posted Image I think it's fair to assume that most people who loved Dilbert, are also BIG internet fans.




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