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Rat Patrol on DVD?


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted September 09 2004 - 09:33 AM

I received a catalog in the mail from an outfit called The Video Collection which is advertising a 6-disc set of The Rat Patrol for $120.00. I don't see this listed anywhere else, and it seems like an outrageous price for what is advertised as 5 hours of programming. Just two 30-minute episodes per disc, apparently.

http://www.videocoll....roduct_id=6031

Has anyone seen this, or know what company produced the set?
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#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Mark To

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Posted September 09 2004 - 04:49 PM

There is no legitimate Rat Patrol release. This is a bootleg and buyers should beware. Also, it is by no means a PD show.

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted September 10 2004 - 07:21 AM

Interesting. I also found the Rat Patrol DVDs for sale at Movies Unlimited.
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Posted September 10 2004 - 07:49 AM

Movies Unlimited carries many, many titles that are gray market.

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted September 11 2004 - 09:10 AM

Movies Unlimited carries many, many titles that are gray market.


Yeah, I know. I'm just wondering who is putting this set out, so I ordered one volume (two episodes) to see what it looks like and where it's coming from.

Who owns the rights to Rat Patrol? It looks like it was a United Artists production.
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Posted September 11 2004 - 09:36 AM

All former UA shows are now under MGM control. Which actually bodes well for a possible release as they really do not have a great deal of viable TV product. I ran the whole series off from 16mm years ago so its not a big concern of mine.

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   LarryDavenport

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Posted September 13 2004 - 07:17 AM

There are a lot of copies on Ebay, including a 14 disc complete series.

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted September 16 2004 - 07:50 AM

The DVD set is from Nostalgia Family Video -- public domain prints which are a bit ragged but watchable. Way overpriced -- $14.95 for two episodes.
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