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Have your Absolute Favorites have been released?

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#1 of 59 OFFLINE   JeffO


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Posted June 16 2006 - 04:53 AM

First, sorry if there is a thread like this, but I couldn't find it. We all have a bunch of shows that we want, and often they haven't been released, or they are stopped after one season. What I was wondering is how many of your absolute, must have, critically important shows have been released/continued on dvd? I see a bunch of threads where we are lamenting what hasn't been released, but I'm specifically interested in how we all are doing for the must have shows. For me, I think I've been pretty lucky as my must haves are Highlander (completely released), original Star Trek (completely released but pricey), Dukes of Hazzard (almost all released), and Magnum PI, which is my all time favorite (four of eight seasons released, season five on the way). I know how disappointed I'd be if those last three seasons of Magnum PI aren't released. Sure, I've got other shows that I want, but I don't think they reach the must have category. How are you doing with your key shows?
TV DVDs wanted: TJ Hooker (seasons 3-5), The Fall Guy (Seasons 2-5), Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Father Dowling Mysteries, Queen of Swords, Smurfs, and Charlemagne (1994 TV miniseries)

#2 of 59 OFFLINE   JeffO


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Posted June 16 2006 - 04:55 AM

Ah, I checked the grammar in the body of the text, but not in the title! Sorry
TV DVDs wanted: TJ Hooker (seasons 3-5), The Fall Guy (Seasons 2-5), Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Father Dowling Mysteries, Queen of Swords, Smurfs, and Charlemagne (1994 TV miniseries)

#3 of 59 OFFLINE   Jay_B!



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Posted June 16 2006 - 05:29 AM

well, pretty much all of my top 10 favorite shows have been released, but only two of them thus far (Buffy and Sex And The City) are completed

#4 of 59 ONLINE   TravisR


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Posted June 16 2006 - 05:36 AM

I can say that all of my favorites are all available (The X-Files, Millennium, The Twilight Zone, Futurama and others) or are coming out/up to the current season (24, The Simpsons, Lost, The Sopranos, Deadwood, The Shield and others). That being said, there's still alot of 'older' stuff that I'd pick up if it were released.

#5 of 59 OFFLINE   Monty B

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Posted June 16 2006 - 06:17 AM

I'm still waiting for Get A Life and The Larry Sanders Show but I guess I shouldnt hold my breath. Most of my other favorites (Sopranos, Simpsons, Futurama, X-Files, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld) have been released or are still being released.

#6 of 59 OFFLINE   Jeff Willis

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Posted June 16 2006 - 06:33 AM

There have been many releases during the last half of '05 and in '06 so far that I've Posted Image 'ed about but 2 of my "must have's" aren't released yet in Region 1 (both S1's are out in R2). "Six Million Dollar Man" & "Bionic Woman" form Universal. The additional ones that I'm waiting for are in my signature.

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#7 of 59 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted June 16 2006 - 06:37 AM

Original Star Trek. . .check!

The Critic (!!!). . .check!

Miami Vice (the first few seasons, anyway). . .check!

The Simpsons. . .check!

South Park. . .check!

WKRP. . .not holding my breath. Posted Image (I think I've already seen every episode at least 5 times, anyway.)
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#8 of 59 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted June 16 2006 - 07:37 AM

No, my absolute favorites have not all been released. Some have, but the most glaring omission happens to be at the very, very top of my all-time favorites list. I'm talking about The Fugitive. Until that is released, no matter what else does or doesn't come out, I'll be less than satisfied with my dvd collection.

A few others that fall into my MIA absolute favorites list would include Father Knows Best, Route 66, and the surprisingly well done Hanna Barbera cartoon The Harlem Globetrotters (not to be confused with the abomination known as the "Superglobetrotters).

Having said all that, I have to be thankful for faves like "TAGS", "The Flintstones", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "LITB", "I Love Lucy", "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea", and "Have Gun, Will Travel." And entering my new "I'm shocked how much I enjoyed watching this again" catergory - "The Big Valley."

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#9 of 59 OFFLINE   ScottR



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Posted June 16 2006 - 07:48 AM

Pretty much..... The Brady Bunch, I Love Lucy, The Flintstones, The Twilight Zone, Wonder Woman, The Honeymooners, All in the Family, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, etc.

#10 of 59 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted June 16 2006 - 08:52 AM

Yes... Dick Van Dyke Show I Love Lucy Columbo The Bob Newhart Show The Good Life and some others But... the one big hole is WKRP.
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#11 of 59 OFFLINE   MishaLauenstein


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Posted June 16 2006 - 12:40 PM

I Spy - Yes
Soap - Yes
Land of the Lost - Yes
Doctor Who - Almost Done Posted Image
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Get Smart - Coming Soon
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#12 of 59 OFFLINE   Kyle McKnight

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Posted June 16 2006 - 12:47 PM

As some have said, some of my favs are out but not completed yet (and some look like they'll never be)...but I want two more... Family Ties The Wonder Years
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#13 of 59 OFFLINE   Jeff Willis

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Posted June 16 2006 - 01:09 PM

I didn't really answer the thread question earlier Posted Image The real surprise
"absolute" for me that was released was TIME TUNNEL. That's one that I'd never thought would make it to DVD.

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#14 of 59 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted June 16 2006 - 01:25 PM

No thirtysomething yet. Posted Image

#15 of 59 OFFLINE   JonathanBB


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Posted June 16 2006 - 01:43 PM

The Golden Girls is my number one favorite show of all time and the show is out on DVD. Mama's Family is another favorite and it is coming to DVD September 26th. Now I wish The Carol Burnett Show could get a release.

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#16 of 59 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted June 16 2006 - 02:59 PM

"Animaniacs" and "Pinky And The Brain" are on the way, but I'm still waiting on "Tiny Toon Adventures". At the most recent Warner Brothers chat, I asked them about "TTA" and they said it's "under heavy consideration". That's so infuriatingly vague. I just wish I could get a straight answer. Warner is tops when it comes to movies on DVD, but their approach to TV leaves more than a little to be desired. Sincerely, John Kilduff... If my sig doesn't tell most of my story, I don't know what does.
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#17 of 59 OFFLINE   Carlos Garcia

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Posted June 16 2006 - 03:40 PM

My alltime favorites are Batman (the 1966 tv series), The Odd Couple and Get Smart. None of them have yet to be released.
I'm a classic TV fan. Widescreen? What's that?

#18 of 59 OFFLINE   Brad Porter

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Posted June 16 2006 - 03:40 PM

Posted Image Homicide: Life on the Street (Complete)
Posted Image Freaks and Geeks (Complete)
Posted Image Northern Exposure (Half released with music substitutions)
Posted Image Mr. Show with Bob and David (Complete)
Posted Image The Simpsons (Half released)
Posted Image Futurama (Complete - with more coming!)
Posted Image Firefly (Complete)
Posted Image Newsradio (Half released)
Posted Image Monty Python's Flying Circus (Complete)
Posted Image Red Dwarf (Complete)
Posted Image Gilmore Girls (All but most recent season released)
Posted Image Deadwood (All previous seasons released)
Posted Image Arrested Development (All released or announced)
Posted Image Seinfeld (Half released)
Posted Image Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (All but most recent season released)
Posted Image The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (Coming Soon)

Posted Image Andy Richter Controls the Universe (Please!!!)
Posted Image The Dana Carvey Show (Cash in on new popularity of Carell and Colbert)
Posted Image The Wonder Years (Never gonna happen, is it?)
Posted Image The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (How would this not sell gajillions?)
Posted Image The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams (Probably not as good as I remember it being when I was 6 years old)

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Posted June 16 2006 - 04:52 PM

I'm gonna steal from Brad

Posted Image Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Complete)
Posted Image Sex And The City (Complete)
Posted Image Popular (Complete, luckily only two seasons)
Posted Image The Golden Girls (only two seasons to go)
Posted Image Roseanne (coming out every 3 months or so, should have finished in summer 2007)
Posted Image Seinfeld (only three seasons to go)
Posted Image Desperate Housewives (will be up to date before season 3 premieres)
Posted Image The Facts Of Life (seasons 1 & 2 are out, crossing fingers we'll see three and beyond)
Posted Image Medium (season 1 just came out, season 2 will be out in October)
Posted Image Supernatural (Coming Soon)
Posted Image Mama's Family (Coming Soon)
Posted Image Ghost Whisperer (Coming Soon)
Posted Image Melrose Place (apparently seasons 1-2 are coming out soon)
Posted Image Diff'rent Strokes (only two seasons in two years and who knows when we'll see the rest, IF we do)
Posted Image Gimme A Break (haven't heard a peep from Universal if we'll see season two)
Posted Image Happy Days (hell will freeze over before we see season 2)
Posted Image Maude (promised last year, extras apparently recorded, when will it come out? who knows)
Posted Image One Day At A Time (promised two years ago, still in limbo even though clips of it were featured on the FOL DVD)
Posted Image Family Ties (promised two years ago)

#20 of 59 OFFLINE   Aryn Leroux

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Posted June 16 2006 - 08:45 PM

Yes Column:

The A-Team (S1-S4 Out, S5 coming) Bravo! Posted Image
Ally Mcbeal (yea it is R2, but all music intact!!)
Dallas (S1-S4 Out, S5 coming soon + more)
Doogie Howser (All Seasons Released) Bravo! Posted Image
Dynasty (S1 Out / who the heck knows if we will ever see more) Posted Image
ER (S1-S4 Out, S5 coming + more hopefully)
Fantasy Island (S1 Out, more coming ? who knows) yup sony at it again as usual Posted Image
Gilmore Girls (S1-S5 / S6 coming)
Greatest American Hero (All Seasons Released) Bravo! Posted Image
Growing Pains (S1 Out / The WB chat didn't sound so good for future releases) Posted Image
Hardcastle & McCormick (S1 Out / S2-S3 coming Thanks to VEI!)
Hart to Hart (S1 Out/ If Sony doesn't release S2-S5 somone will pay!!) Posted Image
Hill Street Blues (S1-S2 Out / S3 coming + more hopefully) gotta love this show!
Knight Rider (All Seasons Released) Bravo! Posted Image
MacGyver (S1-S6 out, S7 coming) Bravo! Posted Image
Magnum P.I. (S1-S4 out, S5 coming + more hopefully)
Miami Vice (S1-S2 out, S3-S5 coming ? ) Universal your #1 tv seller and you can't release S3 to tie in with the movie ? aye carumba!
Moonlighting (S1-S3 out, I have all i want but S4-S5 coming)
Northern Exposure (S1-S4 out, S5-S6 coming) Despite Some Music Missing, This show is Brilliant, And the key scenes where the music matters it is 95% intact. Love this Show!!
Quantum Leap (S1-S4 out, S5 coming) The music replacement does hurt this show from time to time unlike NX Posted Image but oh well still very enjoyable.
Remington Steele (S1-S3 out, Final S4-S5 coming) Bravo! Posted Image
Rockford Files (S1-S2 out, hopefully more coming)
TJ Hooker (S1-S2 out, S3-S5 coming ? ) yup sony at it again as usual Posted Image
X-Files (All Seasons Released) Bravo! Posted Image

No Column:

Beverly Hills, 90210 (S1-S10) - coming soon
Cagney & Lacey (S1-S7) - coming soon
CHiPs (S1-S6) - wb says they are considering it. consider no longer release it!
Eight Is Enough (S1-S5) - wb says no plans
The Equalizer (S1-S4)
The Fall Guy (S1-S5) - fox you can deny you have the rights in email but it is you that has them. so get with it and release colt seavers and company!
Family Ties (S1-S7)
The Love Boat (S1-S9)
Matt Houston (S1-S3)
Melrose Place (S1-S7) - coming soon
Picket Fences (S1-S4)
Riptide (S1-S3) - coming soon
Scarecrow & Mrs. King (S1-S4) - wb says it's on their radar! well then release it!!
Simon & Simon (S1-S8) - coming soon
Spencer: For Hire (S1-S3) - wb says no plans
St. Elsewhere (S1-S6) - might be out by end of the year
Young Indy Chronicles (CS) - definately coming but is it sooner or later ? probably when indy 4 the search for the fountain of youth comes out. They might wanna find that before they start shooting.

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