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Awesome! Magnum P.I. Season One Coming This Summer


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#1 of 131 Jim Beaver

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Posted May 11 2004 - 01:54 PM

I just read this at TVSHOWSONDVD. This is awesome. There are some awesome 80s shows this summer. I've said it before and i'll say it again. This is the best year for tv shows on DVD. I only watched this show for the first time a few years ago whgen it was on A&E but i'll derfintly get this. Who wants to bet that Miami Vice isn't far behind?

Now when can MacGyver come out? I can only hope that Paramount releases the sucsess of these shows this year and releases MacGyver really quick.

#2 of 131 Brandon_T

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Posted May 11 2004 - 01:58 PM

I sure hope it is season sets, I will buy every single season. This is the only show that I have been really wanting to buy on DVD since the format arrived. Good News

#3 of 131 Aryn Leroux

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Posted May 11 2004 - 02:21 PM

Yes this is great news indeed. The only downside to season one would be not having the classic theme song. I bet alot of people forget the first season had a different opening credits theme than the one we grew to love. I guess it's not really a big deal but i prefer the other theme song, nonetheless i look forward to august 31st. So many tv sets to buy this summer but hey i'm not complaining.

#4 of 131 ThomasC

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Posted May 11 2004 - 03:10 PM

Hoping for season sets!

#5 of 131 Nelson Au

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Posted May 11 2004 - 03:27 PM

I thought the alternate opening title music was only in the pilot episode.

Okay, this always bothered me, when Magnum drives the Ferrari out of the Masters Estate in the beginning, you see him stop and disengage the roof of the car and slide it to the rear. As far as I can tell, he essentially slide it off and in reality it would have slide onto the rear deck. I believe it was the intent to make it look like he it into a storage place. What do you think?

#6 of 131 ScottDombrowski

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Posted May 11 2004 - 03:31 PM

I can't imagine it not being in season sets, so I'm not really worried about that. I'm really glad they didn't wait until the new movie comes out (is that still being made?). This is one of maybe a handful of shows on my wish list that hadn't been announced yet!

#7 of 131 Greg_S_H

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Posted May 11 2004 - 03:38 PM

Not to split hairs, but it was kind of announced a couple of years ago in that infamous Universal TV on DVD article in Video Business. Fortunately, it's not so infamous any more, as almost everything on the list has been officially announced. Still waiting for Emergency!, which is my big show, and Dragnet.

#8 of 131 David Brent

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Posted May 11 2004 - 09:37 PM

The Rockford Files is the last big title from the infamous Universal nine that I'm still waiting for.

Still, great news about MagPI. BTW, the famous theme tune emerges during the course of the first season, supplanting the original one by about two-thirds through.

David

#9 of 131 Kim Olav Svines

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Posted May 11 2004 - 09:39 PM

I'm not so sure about season sets. Magnum P.I. has been released in region 2 as a two-disc set, containing various episodes from various seasons. Could be Universal is issuing the same best-of set. Posted Image

#10 of 131 Christian Preischl

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Posted May 11 2004 - 10:21 PM

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Magnum P.I. has been released in region 2 as a two-disc set, containing various episodes from various seasons.
So has "The A-Team", which gets a full season release in the US, so I'm not too worried.

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#11 of 131 Craig: Mclaren

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Posted May 11 2004 - 11:24 PM

Full season sets are the standard Universal are using for their TV Product now. Thats where the sales are. All these shows will be getting released worldwide in Season sets at some point so don't worry. The futures bright. Posted Image Posted Image

#12 of 131 Herb Kane

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Posted May 12 2004 - 08:56 AM

This is absolutely fabulous news.

Universal: first, news of a film noir set in July and now this... you keep this up and there might just be a Christmas card in it for you guys in December...Posted Image

Now, please bring on The Rockford Files...

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25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#13 of 131 GarySchrock

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Posted May 12 2004 - 10:56 AM

I've been having the tivo pick up episodes of this lately as part of my background watching (stuff I have on when doing stuff on the computer). Amazing how well it's stood the test of time, although it's a little jarring every now and then to recognize the guest star and how young they look. Definitely a pick up for me as long as it's season sets. But man, my wallet is not happy with the tv releases this summer.

#14 of 131 oscar_merkx

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Posted May 12 2004 - 11:27 PM

great stuff indeed

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#15 of 131 Jim-M

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Posted June 04 2004 - 05:48 AM

Magnum, P.I. - The Complete First Season is now up for pre-order at Amazon for $41.99 ($37.79 with STL) and $38.99 at DDD.

#16 of 131 Todd Stout

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Posted June 04 2004 - 07:27 AM

There was an episode of Magnum P.I. (I don't remember what season) that started as a Magnum episode and ended on the Simon & Simon episode immediately following. In syndication it appears to have been cut down to just one episode. I wonder how this two parter will be handled on DVD?

#17 of 131 Aryn Leroux

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Posted June 04 2004 - 07:30 AM

Darn, I hate crossover episodes it will be interesting to see how they handle that then.

#18 of 131 Aryn Leroux

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Posted June 04 2004 - 07:37 AM

I just did some quick checking and found that episode. It is "Ki-i's Don't Lie (1)" from season #3 the conclusion aired during simon & simon right after the magnum episode that evening.

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Posted June 04 2004 - 07:47 AM

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In syndication it appears to have been cut down to just one episode. I wonder how this two parter will be handled on DVD?


Actually, the situation is a little more complicated than that.

The Magnum episode "Ki'is Don't Lie" (season 3) ended with a cliffhanger that carried onto the Simon & Simon episode "Emeralds Are Not A Girl's Best Friend" (second season premiere). However, in syndication, there is an alternate ending which wraps up the story (and nullifies the Simon & Simon ep.... the guest star goes to jail!).

What made it so confusing is that whenever A&E ran their Magnum marathons, and showed "Ki'is" and "Emeralds" back-to-back, they used the version with the alternative ending of "Ki'is", and then went right in the uncut "Emeralds" which contained a "Previously on..." segment that totally contradicts the alt "Ki'is" version!

This also happend with the Murder She Wrote/Magnum crossover...

FWIW, I think "Ki'is" is one of the finest episodes of the entire series.

#20 of 131 Greg_S_H

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Posted June 10 2004 - 01:38 PM

TVShows has a better image of the cover art up. I'd link, but I don't think they like that. You can see it here:

http://www.tvshowson....D=1669&Nav=Yes

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"Oh, you SEXY man!" <-- what is that from, anyway?

Anyway, I didn't really watch the show, but I like Bellisario's work enough to give it a shot. I've been wanting to see it anyway.





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