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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   70sTVlover

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Posted September 12 2007 - 02:43 AM

This is Jim Rockford at the tone leave your name and message and I'll get back to you... *beep*

Latest word from Universal is that it is currently on the schedule for January, 2008, but that date is subject to change.

We will definitely put up the information on our website as soon as we have a confirmed date. I don't expect that for a little while.

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Got that after e-mailing... Wooo! Role on S5 and beyond!

#2 of 17 OFFLINE   JM Productions

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Posted September 12 2007 - 03:17 AM

I still have to buy the 4th season set, but this is good news. Posted Image

Now I get the Sleuth Channel, which plays The Rockford Files every day but I haven't even checked it out yet.

#3 of 17 OFFLINE   Brian Himes

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Posted September 12 2007 - 05:07 AM

I'm sure that this series will finish next year. There are only two seasons left.

#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Mitchum22

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Posted September 12 2007 - 06:30 AM

Great news!

But I was wondering how Universal will handle the final two seasons. Mainly two questions:

1) Will the awesome episode "The Man Who Saw the Alligators" be complete? Originally a 90 minute episode, it's always been cut to an hour for syndication. I've always wondered what Anthony Boy was doing in the missing half-hour. Posted Image

2) Season 6 is a half-season. Is it possible Universal will combine 5 and 6 into one package?

Oh, yes. What about those CBS Rockford movies??

#5 of 17 OFFLINE   70sTVlover

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Posted September 12 2007 - 06:56 AM

Well tbh I was hoping that this would happen:
Season 5 box set
Season 6 box set WITH the movies...

Doubt it will and I bet they'll just do season 5 and 6 seperate. Wonder if they'll release the movies, they are REAL slow with the Columbo ones...

#6 of 17 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted October 06 2007 - 08:42 AM

Being that I had finished purchasing the Columbo DVD sets I've actually been picking up the Rockford Files sets for around $20 each through Best Buy and through Columbia House. I'm extactic that Universal is releasing Season 5 finally ... now, if only Universal would release the Six Million Dollar Man.

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Posted October 08 2007 - 05:32 AM

I'm also very happy about this. Definitely one of my favorites.
I wouldn't doubt it if Uni did some kind "complete series" after all 6 are released and may possibly include the movies along with it. Only time will tell!!

I'm hoping Uni will continue with Simon & Simon now that it looks as if Magnum & Rockford will be done in '08!!
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#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted October 08 2007 - 02:49 PM

That's good news. I haven't even started watching Season 4 yet, so maybe I'll get through it by the time Season 5 is released!
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#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Aryn Leroux

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Posted October 09 2007 - 03:02 AM

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I'm hoping Uni will continue with Simon & Simon now that it looks as if Magnum & Rockford will be done in '08!!

I hope so aswell.. More Emergency! aswell, I would like to finish that off to.

#10 of 17 OFFLINE   70sTVlover

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Posted October 17 2007 - 04:25 AM

Emergency has been announced and so has SEASON 5 of The ROCKFORD FILES!!! Woooooo now where is Kojak season 2? Ah forget it...!

http://www.tvshowson....-Season-5/8284

#11 of 17 OFFLINE   HenryDuBrow

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Posted October 17 2007 - 05:10 AM

Sad how Universal start some shows, and don't finish them; "Quincy", "Kojak", "McCloud", "Simon & Simon", "McMillan & Wife". Just because some shows are more popular than others, shouldn't mean the others get left behind, they can't all be equal sellers/equally popular. Posted Image I'm convinced "Rockford" only became a hit because of the theme tune...

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Posted October 17 2007 - 07:17 AM

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Sad how Universal start some shows, and don't finish them; "Quincy", "Kojak", "McCloud", "Simon & Simon", "McMillan & Wife". Just because some shows are more popular than others, shouldn't mean the others get left behind, they can't all be equal sellers/equally popular. Posted Image

I completely agree, the more I think about it the more annoyed I get lol... It's a real pain for me because I have started watching these shows and might never get to see them to finish. ESPECIALLY the ones you've mentioned I would just love to come onto the computer one day log onto tvshowsondvd.com and find in the news section something like Kojak season 2 is on it's way or Quincy season 3 is coming etc etc would be a great suprise

#13 of 17 OFFLINE   70sTVlover

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Posted October 17 2007 - 07:21 AM

BOX ART :

http://tvshowsondvd.....-Season-5/8284

#14 of 17 OFFLINE   Richard Gallagher

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Posted October 28 2007 - 05:06 PM

TvShowsOnDVD.com is reporting that Season 5 will include the original, 90-minute version of "The Man Who Saw the Alligators."

http://www.tvshowson....de-Length/8348
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Posted January 16 2008 - 12:45 AM

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TvShowsOnDVD.com is reporting that Season 5 will include the original, 90-minute version of "The Man Who Saw the Alligators."

The Rockford Files DVD news: Menu Screen and Episode Length for The Rockford Files - Season 5 | TVShowsOnDVD.com

I have forgotten to mention that I received this set last Friday and have watched the first 3 episodes.
In some places, it seems to be some wear and tear but not to bad.
But I have not checked the above to see if is a 90 minute episode but I can check that tonite.
Have there been different versions of it?

Edit: found the answer in the link:
Quote:
The 17th episode of the season was "The Man Who Saw the Alligators," written by none other than
David Chase (known these days for The Sopranos).
The episode has been mostly seen in a shortened hour-long version for all these years,
but the original network version was a special extended 90-minute broadcast.

Edit2: the episode is about 73 minutes so maybe with commercials etc it could end up as 90 minutes.
But I fell asleep when watching it yesterday! It was late, after midnight, but all the Italian maffia stuff
really bored me, it didn't feel like a normal Rockford episode. Disclaimer: didn't watch it completely.
Will give it another try and see if I can stay awake... (no, I don't like The Sopranos... :-)

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Posted January 28 2008 - 08:53 AM

Watched "Black Mirror", 94 minute episode, and it was the worst quality so far.
Looked like it was taken of a video tape with a very dark image with too much color.
The episode after that looked like HD in comparison.

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Posted January 28 2008 - 06:03 PM

Now the prices of the rockford files are coming down I might pick up a few season, most of the series is very good , I just wish I could get them with out the Angel episodes because they usually suck (if I had as friend like angel I would have shot him w/ the gun in the cookie jar). Hmmm the next time Fry's or worst buy ooops best buy loss leaders them I'll get a fewPosted Image
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