Tony Bensley, on 23 Nov 2014 - 4:26 PM, said:
That would indeed, be most tragic if this is the fate that has befallen the one time enormously popular Cinematic BLONDIE Series!
It is my hope that Columbia might also have near pristine 35mm negatives of the entire series of 28 BLONDIE Features in their vaults, as was the case with all 190 Three Stooges Shorts!
For what it's worth, I've started the following BLONDIE Topic Thread: http://www.hometheat...s/#entry4172775
That is why Blondie has not been seen since the 60's. Must be in bad shape. Sad!
Actually, if you read through the Blondie Topic Thread, it was posted that AMC broadcast quality versions of all 28 BLONDIE Features in the mid 1990's. Unfortunately, only some of the edited TV Print versions have ever made it to Home Video, and even these average 5 hours (With 4 hours being the recommended limit for Dual Layer DVDs!) of content per DVD, causing artifacting!
I'd love to see a proper issuing of the entire series someday, but that is for the Blondie Topic Thread!