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#1 of 15 Shawn_C

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Posted April 15 2007 - 01:49 PM

SONY had a poll about 3-4 years ago asking fans to select TV shows they would like to see released on DVD. Benson was one of them. I believe at that time it was one of the highest votes. Years have past and no word of a release. Does any one know if Benson will ever be released on DVD?

#2 of 15 Jeff#

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Posted April 15 2007 - 02:10 PM

I never got into the SOAP sitcom, but its sole spinoff Benson I watched regularly when it premiered in 1979 and stayed with it until it ended in 1986. It was Robert Guilliame at his Emmy-winning best. Posted Image

What's most interesting about Benson is that it co-starred two future Star Trek series regulars:
Deep Space Nine's Rene Auberjoinois (as Clayton Endicott) and Voyager's Ethan Phillips (as Pete).

I wouldn't buy this on DVD, but it's good for one viewing.

#3 of 15 Shawn_C

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Posted April 17 2007 - 10:19 AM

I have not see this show in ages. I really hope Sony will consider releasing the series on DVD soon.

#4 of 15 MatthewA

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Posted April 17 2007 - 12:08 PM

If they do release it, I hope they do a better job than they did with "Soap." I haven't even upgraded my Columbia House VHS tapes on that one because I have heard about all the cut episodes (some season 1 ones and the last 10 season 4 shows, which were five hour-long shows originally), and someone said the picture quality on some episodes looked like VHS at EP speed.

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.


#5 of 15 Stephen Wight

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Posted April 22 2007 - 10:43 AM

I'm surprised we haven't heard anything about Benson being released, considering that most everything else,that was on that poll,has already been released,or has been announced to be released pretty soon.

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Posted April 23 2007 - 02:31 AM

July 24! Yay!!!

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Posted April 23 2007 - 04:03 AM

http://www.tvshowson...cfm?NewsID=7208

#8 of 15 Shawn_C

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Posted April 23 2007 - 09:34 AM

GREAT NEWS!!! Finally I can't wait.

Thanks for the post.

#9 of 15 Pavan_P

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Posted July 04 2007 - 03:28 PM

Wonderful set...
http://www.sitcomson....dvdreview.html

#10 of 15 MatthewA

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Posted July 05 2007 - 04:42 AM

I read the review, and I'm thinking to myself, "Why doesn't Sony do all its sets like this?" SIlver Spoons S1 boasted "exclusive bonus features," which were so exclusive they didn't want anyone to see them! The picture quality on Bewitched supposedly takes a huge dive with season 5. And still no advertising. They've got the uncut part under control, but I still wish they would put their best foot forward and release more sets like this one.

They boast that this is "remastered in high definition," which would be a first for an early 1980s videotaped sitcom.

Great job, Pavan.

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.


#11 of 15 Shawn_C

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Posted September 22 2007 - 04:12 AM

I just wanted to say Thank you to Sony Pictures for releasing Benson on DVD. I was a kid when the show originally aired in the early 80's. But since purchasing the set in the summer I really enjoy the 1st season. Hope to see more sets released.

Thanks again,

#12 of 15 John_Dee

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Posted November 04 2007 - 12:10 PM

I'm just wondering does anyone know either how well or how poorly the first season sold?

The show was a blind buy for me and I have absolutely loved it and am desperate for more. Posted Image

So does anyone know the chances of the second season showing up on DVD at some point?

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Posted February 28 2012 - 01:10 PM

Well, season 2 is on the way, and this time, it will be from Sony and Warner Archives: http://www.tvshowson...-Season-2/16592
 To all fans of Mr. Belvedere who haven't purchased season 4 yet, please watch this video.

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Posted February 29 2012 - 04:42 AM

Great news! I think this is one of the funniest comedies ever, so I'm definitely ready for S2. I'd given up all hope of ever seeing this.
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#15 of 15 MatthewA

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Posted February 29 2012 - 05:51 AM

I've learned to live with MODs begrudgingly, so I'm glad to see this get another chance on DVD via that means. Hopefully it does well enough to see it through to the end and we get more Sony shows on MOD DVDs.


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.