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Bewitched Season 1
276 replies to this topic
Posted September 08 2004 - 02:04 PM
|...an article from DVD Scan from June talks about the release of the first three seasons of the series in Japan and about the missing episodes from each season that are on that release, which might also happen for the US release. It turns out, according to this article, that the master copies are suffering terribly from the deterioration of the audio track on certain episodes thereby necessitating their exclusion from the Japan release.|
I read the article (which, by the way, was excellent) and I guess I don't understand. The master magnetic audio tracks on some episodes may indeed be crumbling--a truly terrifying thought for fans not just of this show but of any filmed TV series of the past 45 years!! RAH, any other film experts out there--can we get a course for dullards on what this means and how frequently this kind of thing happens?
Meanwhile as you say, this show has been running SOMEWHERE in syndication for decades and decades. I distinctly remember following the entire series over two different cable networks at one point, using a book about the show to find interesting bits of trivia (this does indeed make me a supergeek). So is this a "Japanese quality standards" thing? Will they simply not accept these episodes without their pure, direct-from-the-masters audio? Or are we truly in danger of losing episodes of a TV classic forever? Man, am I confused.
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Posted September 09 2004 - 05:22 AM
I've got the missing shows on VHS and the audio is fine on those. It would be fairly simple pull the audio track over from an old master.
Posted November 12 2004 - 05:41 AM
It's been a little over a year since tvshowsondvd.com announced that Columbia would be releasing BW on DVD in 2005....I wish Columbia would give us something more like exactly what they are releasing or like what month or anything! I'm getting so anxious!!! Especially with the recent announcement of all those Warner shows.
Posted November 12 2004 - 08:43 AM
It'll be tied into the theatrical release of the movie. I don't know if they've set a date for the movie, but I expect the set to be released within a few weeks (before or after) the movie. They'll get the most press for the DVDs that way.
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Posted November 12 2004 - 10:09 AM
The movie is set for release July 8, 2005. I just wish they'd start releasing the series now and then by the time the movie comes out they would be to at least season three...man, it's hard being patient
Posted November 12 2004 - 10:33 AM
|It would be fairly simple pull the audio track over from an old master.|
It's not quite that simple, given that if they don't have time code, they won't sync, but if there are audio tracks around they could be used-but not without a fair amount of work-by respotting the dialogue. That said, if there is at least some of the original audio intact, it would be easier to resync from a new master. It could be done.
Posted November 12 2004 - 10:35 AM
I'm dreading the movie. I'd like to see a theatrical trailer to know if I'm actually being screwed!
Posted December 17 2004 - 11:04 AM
A person by the name of RP just posted this over at the Harpies Bizarre.com. Take it for it's worth:
| First,let me first state my source: |
My lit agent is presently conducting movie rights negotiations with SONY for several of his writers. I asked him to see if he could find out any info on the Bewitched DVD's. The person he is working with is not involved with DVD production, but that person made a few phone calls to people in that area. This is what was relyed to me. Take it for what it is worth. Anything could be happening,of course, but I do know that this came from SONY.
Bewitched DVD release tentatively set for April 2005, Season 1 and Season 2 will be available separately, but released simultaneously. Only in black and white, no color, no special material very basic set, $39.95 each, but may retail at $34.95 each.
Of course, release of color seasons dependent upon sales of the b&w years.
As I said, anything could be happening, but I do know that this came from a SONY person.
I sure hope this is true...I did notify tvshowsondvd.com to see if they could verify this info.
I'm really hoping that they are extras, but if not, I won't be too mad just so long as each and every second of both seasons are there!
Posted December 17 2004 - 05:03 PM
Wow, it looks like the DVD trend in 2005 is no extras for TV on DVD sets (Charmed, Bewitched, Frasier, etc)... I'm really starting to hate this trend.
"Only two things are infinite––the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not so sure about the universe." ––Albert Einstein
Posted December 17 2004 - 05:10 PM
|Of course, release of color seasons dependent upon sales of the b&w years.|
Hmmm, I don't know if I like this or not. I'm positive more people will be the color years than the black and white. I hope they don't pull another "Mary Tyler Moore Show" on us.
I'm a classic TV fan. Widescreen? What's that?
Posted December 17 2004 - 06:54 PM
|Wow, it looks like the DVD trend in 2005 is no extras for TV on DVD sets (Charmed, Bewitched, Frasier, etc)... I'm really starting to hate this trend.|
This doesn't bother me in the least. The less they spend on these things, the fewer they will find acceptable in sales. You want another MTM disaster where they expect to sell a few hundred thousand and then scrap the whole series when they don't? Put it out complete and in good quality and I'm happy. Besides, what extras do you need anyway? All of the major stars of the show are deceased at this point.