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#41 of 87 OFFLINE   Mitchum22

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Posted June 12 2007 - 05:26 AM

Hello, all. Great forum.

Love HGWT. As you know, CBS Video did a masterful and deeply respectful job releasing Season 1, 2 and 3. A job which looks to have been rather expensive.

Any word at all on Seasons 4 - 6? One worry I had on first release was the gulf between the care taken and the popularity of the show. I figured: "This is wonderful. But they won't be able to get away with this on Season Two." But they did. And Season Three, also.

Is the project now dead?

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#42 of 87 OFFLINE   docdoowop

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Posted June 12 2007 - 05:39 AM

Couple of other threads available on this topic, Bob.

http://www.hometheat....light=have gun

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Count me among the many who want to see the show completed.

Incidentally, loved you in "Out of the Past."

#43 of 87 OFFLINE   Jeff Willis

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Posted June 12 2007 - 05:40 AM

Bob, hello and welcome to THE forum for TV/DVD threads on the 'net Posted Image You'll like it here, guaranteed. These guys on this forum flat KNOW their subject Posted Image as you'll see here.

A tip on starting a new post, there's an existing Have Gun thread in progress. Here's the link to it

http://www.hometheat....un will travel

Also, if you're not familiar with TSoD, that's the news site for TV/DVD releases:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/

Along with TSoD, you''ve got the 2 best 'net sites for this subject.

About HGWT, maybe someone here knows some "scoop" about this one, but it's anyone's guess on it continuing. The TV/DVD market is a challenge as a collector but there's nothing like reading about your "Holy Grail" release announcement at TSoD or HTF Posted Image


I agree, HGWT is a great series and a good DVD series so far.

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#44 of 87 OFFLINE   Mitchum22

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Posted June 12 2007 - 06:10 AM

What a dope. I should have done an HGWT search before posting. Posted Image

And thank you. "Out of the Past" is the best American movie of the 1940s, isn't it? Posted Image

And thank you very much, Jeff. This does seem like the place.

#45 of 87 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted June 12 2007 - 06:56 AM

I too am anxiously awaiting the release of the rest of HGWT on DVD. However, until then I'm hanging on to my Columbia House VHS tapes!
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#46 of 87 OFFLINE   Hank Dearborn

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Posted June 12 2007 - 08:40 AM

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I too am anxiously awaiting the release of the rest of HGWT on DVD. However, until then I'm hanging on to my Columbia House VHS tapes!


Just curious but how many of the seasons 4-6 episodes came out on the Columbia House tapes?

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Posted June 12 2007 - 07:26 PM

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Just curious but how many of the seasons 4-6 episodes came out on the Columbia House tapes?

All of them. CH released the entire 6 series on tape not in any specific order though.

#48 of 87 OFFLINE   Henry Gale

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Posted June 12 2007 - 09:36 PM

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Incidentally, loved you in "Out of the Past."

I'd like to thank you for putting those speakers in the L.A. County Jail!
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#49 of 87 OFFLINE   docdoowop

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Posted June 13 2007 - 12:46 AM

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I'd like to thank you for putting those speakers in the L.A. County Jail!

He didn't inhale.

#50 of 87 OFFLINE   Jeff#

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Posted June 17 2007 - 02:00 AM

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"Out of the Past" is the best American movie of the 1940s, isn't it? Posted Image
No, it isn't...horrible film. I don't go for the "noir" stuff.

The best movie from the 1940s isn't an American one, but rather British:
"A Matter of Life & Death" (a.k.a. "Stairway to Heaven") with David Niven.
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Posted June 18 2007 - 04:28 PM

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S3 was a bit of a disappointment to me relative to the stellar first two seasons...
I personally missed having the show opening 'teaser' lines of S:1 and S:2.
The longer we wait for S:4, the less likely it will ever see DVD. Posted Image
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#52 of 87 OFFLINE   michael_ks

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Posted June 19 2007 - 05:32 AM

Seems like some episodes had Paladin voice overs, others didn't.

As it has been over 18 months now since the release of S2, many of us here fear that HGWT is DOA. Although fans waited well over 2 years between the release of box set 2 and 3 for "The Rifleman", I believe the circumstances were different.

#53 of 87 OFFLINE   Duane Alford

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Posted June 19 2007 - 06:28 AM

Shame on Paramount

#54 of 87 OFFLINE   Doug Abbott

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Posted July 27 2007 - 08:37 AM

Why has Paramount not released any more of the season sets of this series. The show has sold very well and is very popular. All six seasons have already been restored by Columbia House, so why not release the final 3 seasons. They could release seasons 4, 5 & 6 as a box set and I know of hundreds of fans who would buy the set. I run a tv western site about television westerns and get hundreds of emails a month wondering where the other 3 seasons are.

#55 of 87 OFFLINE   Doug Abbott

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Posted July 27 2007 - 08:46 AM

Why has Paramount not released any more of the season sets of this series. The show has sold very well and is very popular. All six seasons have already been restored by Columbia House, so why not release the final 3 seasons. They could release seasons 4, 5 & 6 as a box set and I know of hundreds of fans who would buy the set. I run a tv western site about television westerns and get hundreds of emails a month wondering where the other 3 seasons are.

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Posted July 27 2007 - 09:04 AM

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Why has Paramount not released any more of the season sets of this series. The show has sold very well and is very popular. All six seasons have already been restored by Columbia House, so why not release the final 3 seasons. They could release seasons 4, 5 & 6 as a box set and I know of hundreds of fans who would buy the set. I run a tv western site about television westerns and get hundreds of emails a month wondering where the other 3 seasons are.

Doug--

I posted something about this in the "Checkmate" thread...I had a chat with Martin Grams, Jr. (the author of THE HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL COMPANION) a few weeks back and asked him if he knew anything re: the status of future season releases. He told me that according to the information he received Paramount was giving up on the show.

I was pretty bummed to hear about this, especially in light of the fact that Martin originally told me that Paramount was full-speed-ahead committed to all six seasons. But apparently the sales are too sluggish for the 'Mount. He did say that there was a slight chance (albeit very remote) that they might pick up where they left off...but he wasn't going to cross his fingers any time soon.
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Posted July 27 2007 - 09:45 AM

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I run a tv western site about television westerns and get hundreds of emails a month wondering where the other 3 seasons are.

Doug, if you haven't already done so why not drop a line to Paramount underscoring this very fact? Can't possibly hurt.

#58 of 87 OFFLINE   Duane Alford

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Posted July 27 2007 - 06:03 PM

From here on out, I'm no longer gonna buy any sets until after all the seasons are released. I have a list with 18 shows that have releases with seasons remaining. Out of those 18, it appears 6 are abandoned. Long running shows like Hawaii Five-O, while hugely popular, what are the chances of us getting all 12 seasons? I'm just no longer gonna take that chance. The studios have to realize at some point that when fans get let down, they'll stop spending their money.

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Posted July 27 2007 - 07:55 PM

That's not the solution, Duane, and Paramount's decision was probably made because sales for Season 3 weren't that great. Have Gun Will Travel is a self-contained kind of series that can be viewed in any order regardless of season. Although I have the first 2 years, the only reason I still haven't purchased the 3rd season yet is to save money and because more important / more modern series have gotten my attention first, but I will eventually. Posted Image

#60 of 87 OFFLINE   Hank Dearborn

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Posted July 28 2007 - 03:42 AM

Just curious but does anyone know how many of the 225 episodes were released by Columbia House on VHS? The reason I ask is that I know someone who probably has all the tapes and I'll just borrow the last 3 seasons and transfer them myself if they all came out.

I don't know if this is relevant or not but for many years, the last 2 and a half seasons of the show were not syndicated due to a legal issue. Whether or not that was ever settled I don't know.


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