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#1 of 24 Michael Alden

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Posted October 13 2005 - 12:40 PM

Just interested to know what shows there are (if any) that you've heard about or maybe read about here or on TV Party or maybe just saw in one of the television encyclopedias that you would take a chance on if it was released. Pre-1980 only, please.

#2 of 24 ElijahS

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Posted October 13 2005 - 01:22 PM

Among unreleased shows that I haven't seen much if at all:
Maude
The Green Hornet

Collective unreleased:
Maude
Get Smart
Batman
The Green Hornet
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Posted October 13 2005 - 01:39 PM

At age 37, I haven't seen these shows, but would likely "blind buy" them on DVD:

DRAGNET (1950s version)
WAY OUT
T.H.E. CAT
BUS STOP
THE BLUE LIGHT
CAPTAIN NICE

These I've only had limited exposure to (I've only watched an episode or two, at most), but would buy on DVD:

M-SQUAD
ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S 'SUSPICION'
THE INVADERS
THE UNTOUCHABLES
ROUTE 66
77 SUNSET STRIP
CORONET BLUE

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Wanted in R1: UNEARTHLY STRANGER ('63) / IF I HAD A MILLION ('32) / THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK ('41) / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD ('56) / TERROR ABOARD ('33) / DANGER ROUTE ('68) / THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM ('68) / GUNN ('67) / ZOO IN BUDAPEST ('33) / THE SEA WOLF ('41) / DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ('63, restored) / ALAKAZAM THE GREAT ('60) / DARKER THAN AMBER ('70) / THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME ('47) / CROSSWINDS ('51) / JIVARO ('54)

Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)


#4 of 24 AnthonyC

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Posted October 13 2005 - 02:01 PM

Is this limited to blind buys only?

If so, then:
THE BEATLES (animated series from the 60s)

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#5 of 24 Jay_B!

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Posted October 13 2005 - 02:32 PM

Maude

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Posted October 13 2005 - 04:26 PM

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Posted October 13 2005 - 07:21 PM

I'd maybe want to check out Laugh-In, on the chance that it might be funny. But I suspect it probably isn't as amusing as the homages to it in Austin Powers. I fear it probably would be more like the Carol Burnett Show but in brighter colors. But I'd give it a try.
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#8 of 24 Amy Mormino

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Posted October 14 2005 - 01:12 AM

The Time Tunnel
Adventures of Superman (ordering it this weekend)
The Invaders

#9 of 24 Steve Phillips

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Posted October 14 2005 - 04:30 AM

LAUGH-IN has already been released, in a best of set.

#10 of 24 Kris_AB

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Posted October 15 2005 - 04:01 PM

Hey, I'm 23, in case you're wondering about demographics.

It's way at the bottom of my priorities, but I wouldn't mind owning the entire I Dream of Jeannie series some day, along with that one TV-movie released decades later. I should check the site to see if any of it's out...I was watching a repeat of it not too long ago and some of it's still kinda funny, or at least genuinely cute. And the eye candy never gets old.

I'd also like at least one classic cartoon pre-80s. That short Hercules cartoon? Y'know, with the really annoying centaur named Newton, where Daedalus was usually the main villain, and Herc had a ring he put on for strength? Would definitely like to own that.

I'm trying to remember if there're any other pre-80s animated shows that I wanted to buy...

#11 of 24 ElijahS

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Posted October 15 2005 - 04:37 PM

Oh, yeah. For demographics, I'm 18.
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#12 of 24 Paul Miller

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Posted October 15 2005 - 05:05 PM

I've never seen Maude but I would like to see that.


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#13 of 24 Michael Alden

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Posted October 16 2005 - 04:46 AM

Peter, I have to tell you, you have good instincts. Of what you listed:

DRAGNET (1950s version) - Classic show, much better
than 60s version.
WAY OUT - Great. I watched them all at the Museum of
Broadcasting.

T.H.E. CAT - Great show
BUS STOP - Great show
THE BLUE LIGHT - Great show
CAPTAIN NICE - Not great, but has it's moments

These I've only had limited exposure to (I've only watched an episode or two, at most), but would buy on DVD:

M-SQUAD - Great
ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S 'SUSPICION' - On par with AHP
THE INVADERS - Great Sci-Fi
THE UNTOUCHABLES - Classic
ROUTE 66 - On par with Naked City
77 SUNSET STRIP - I can't recommend this one. I find it to be quite boring.
CORONET BLUE - One of my all-time favorites and really a lost gem.

#14 of 24 Eric F

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Posted October 16 2005 - 11:21 AM

Funny thing is, what with cable and DVD, the younger folks of today probably have more access to older shows than those of us closer to 40 ever did.

I'm 36 and grew up in NYC where we didn't have CableTV at all until fairly recently. So whatever I saw was basically in rerun on WOR or WPIX or I didn't see it at all.

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Posted October 17 2005 - 12:47 AM

Eric, the irony of that is that they never show much of a diverse slate of any shows before 1990 (or after, for that matter).

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 will not support anything your company produces until then.


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Posted October 17 2005 - 02:46 AM

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It's way at the bottom of my priorities, but I wouldn't mind owning the entire I Dream of Jeannie series some day, along with that one TV-movie released decades later. I should check the site to see if any of it's out...I was watching a repeat of it not too long ago and some of it's still kinda funny, or at least genuinely cute. And the eye candy never gets old.


FYI, there were two TV movies. One was called "I Dream of Jeannie: 15 Years Later" and the other was called "I Still Dream of Jeannie". Both starred Wayne Rogers as Tony Nelson.

#17 of 24 Steve Phillips

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Posted October 17 2005 - 03:14 AM

Actually, only the first "Jeannie" movie featured Wayne Rogers.

The charavter of Tony Nelson doesn't even appear in the second movie, as they explain he is on an outer space mission.

Neither of the movies were very good.

The first season of "Jeannie" is on the way, as there is a promo for it on the "Bewitched Season 2" DVD.

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Posted October 17 2005 - 06:47 AM

I very much want to collect The Rockford File shows because I generally enjoy '70s cop shows (I'm 38). Same thing for Kojak. But because they're Universal releases, I'm weary of getting them.
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Posted October 17 2005 - 06:52 AM

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But because they're Universal releases, I'm weary of getting them.


I'm both weary and wary with Universal.

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Posted October 17 2005 - 08:16 AM

Well, my list is rather long, but here goes:

Rhoda
Room 222
Love American Style
The Rookies
Mod Squad
Maude
Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
Cher
Police Woman
Welcome Back, Kotter (full season sets)
The Six Million Dollar Man
Vegas
The Odd Couple
The Bionic Woman
Police Story
The Hot L Baltimore
One Day At A Time
The Courtship of Eddie’s Father
Eight Is Enough
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Lou Grant
Chico and the Man (full season sets)

I'm sure that there are more, but at the moment those are the shows that are on my most wanted list.





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