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Giving a thumbs up to Paramount!


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#1 of 19 marcSo

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Posted November 07 2006 - 10:55 AM

If you look at how little is being released these days on the older or classic tvondvd front.Paramount seems to be standing out right now.In December They are finishing up the 8th season of the Andy Griffith Show.also they are releasing the 4th season of Hogans Heroes and the 1st season of Gomer Pyle.for 2007 They have announced the 1st season of Beauty and the Beast. The 1st season of Family Ties and now the 1st season of Hawaii Five O.also if paramount has Hawaii Five O. On their platter than I have to think that the Fugitive is somewhere in their near future plans.At least for now we have some older titles coming from paramount.

#2 of 19 Jay_B!

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Posted November 07 2006 - 11:19 AM

now if only Taxi can get out of neutral and race to the finish line. I gave up all hope for Happy Days, but Taxi is still a hope.

I am very happy for Family Ties as well.

#3 of 19 Firebee

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Posted November 07 2006 - 11:34 AM

I, too, am hoping for the rest of Taxi and am very glad that Family Ties is finally coming to DVD. You have to admit that Paramount when do DVDs does a great job, unlike Universal! The other great DVD company seems to Buena Vista, and whomever produced ``The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.'' as every disc in that set was great, worked fine, and the extras were awesome, and this comes from someone who NEVER saw a single episode when it aired. I also look at recent CBS sets such as JAG, at least the first season. Just got second season today from Amazon.com as well as first season of Melrose Place and have yet to check those out. Posted Image
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#4 of 19 mannix

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Posted November 07 2006 - 12:49 PM

I would like it if paramount would release mannix and longstreet

#5 of 19 Brandon Conway

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Posted November 07 2006 - 02:18 PM

I want to thank them for my Police Squad DVD. I waited for years, and they finally delivered. Posted Image

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#6 of 19 Jeff*H

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Posted November 07 2006 - 02:43 PM

Paramount does a good job on the shows they have put out on DVD (uncut, good-looking prints), but they have a very spotty track record when it comes to completing series. Yes, they finished the Star Treks, Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy, Brady Bunch and MacGyver, but they have abandoned Happy Days, Mork and Mindy, Taxi, Laverne and Shirley and others.
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#7 of 19 TravisR

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Posted November 07 2006 - 02:47 PM

Since they've done nice work, I'll give the thumbs up to Paramount but I'll give them two thumbs up when they release Twin Peaks: Season Two. Posted Image

#8 of 19 Bob Hug

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Posted November 07 2006 - 11:12 PM

Another thumbs up for Paramount, which will also be releasing season 1 of "Mission: Impossible" in December. Paramount also has the best track record among the major studios (Fox, Sony, Universal, Warner) when it comes to releasing black & white shows.

#9 of 19 michael_ks

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Posted November 07 2006 - 11:46 PM

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Paramount also has the best track record among the major studios (Fox, Sony, Universal, Warner) when it comes to releasing black & white shows.

Hopefully that translates into additional releases for "Have Gun Will Travel" and "Rawhide".

#10 of 19 cafink

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Posted November 08 2006 - 12:51 AM

I cannot give a thumbs up until I hold in my hands a copy of the third and final season of "The Adventures of Pete & Pete."
 

 


#11 of 19 julienUK

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Posted November 08 2006 - 01:18 AM

I just wish they would hurry and release Frasier seasons 9 and 10, it's been ages since season 8 was released!

#12 of 19 Eric Peterson

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Posted November 08 2006 - 02:05 AM

Paramount also has the best track record among the major studios (Fox, Sony, Universal, Warner) when it comes to releasing black & white shows.


The irony being that they are the worst studio when it comes to releasing B&W movies.

#13 of 19 todd s

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Posted November 08 2006 - 06:09 AM

I will give them a half thumb. I want to see how fast they release futher seasons of Wild Wild West and Mission Impossible. And they definitely won't get a thumbs up until they release The Untouchables.
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#14 of 19 Jay_B!

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Posted November 08 2006 - 07:20 AM

one prob with Paramount is how they skimp on extras, they are doing fine with newer shows and with cannon classics like Trek and Lucy, but for most of their big shows, they just throw the set out with no-frills.

#15 of 19 Sam Favate

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Posted November 08 2006 - 07:22 AM

I'll add my voice to those who say we need the last two seasons of Taxi!

#16 of 19 RoyM

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Posted November 08 2006 - 07:29 AM

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I'll add my voice to those who say we need the last two seasons of Taxi!

Me, too!! Just two more seasons. Come on Paramount... you can do it!

Also, more Wild Wild West please, as soon as possible.

#17 of 19 PaulaJ

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Posted November 11 2006 - 10:08 AM

I'd be more happy about Paramount if their Wings DVDs had decent transfers.

I'd really worried that Beauty and the Beast is going to look as bad as Wings.
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#18 of 19 Larry.P

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Posted November 11 2006 - 11:05 AM

Paramount can be very hit or miss. If they get all 6 seasons of "The Lucy Show" released uncut, PLUS "Lucy In London" with all it's music intact, they will have my undying devotion.

#19 of 19 jim_falconer

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Posted November 11 2006 - 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay_B!
one prob with Paramount is how they skimp on extras, they are doing fine with newer shows and with cannon classics like Trek and Lucy, but for most of their big shows, they just throw the set out with no-frills.

That is so true. Seeing that Barry Williams, Chris Knight, and Susan Olsen had already recorded commentary for at least 3 episodes of the Season 2 release of 'The Brady Bunch' (before it was even released), and Paramount chose not to include it....that's what called REALLY dropping the ball with extras!





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