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My Three Sons: Season 1, Vol. 1


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#1 of 234 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted February 19 2008 - 07:20 AM

TVShowsonDVD is reporting that this is coming June 3rd from CBS/Paramount.

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#2 of 234 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted February 19 2008 - 07:36 AM

Well it's probably at least 30 episodes but still I hate split seasons as well, I'll grab this as an opportunity to see the rearely seen B&W first season with William Frawley.
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#3 of 234 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted February 19 2008 - 07:39 AM

This one really caught me by surprise, and I must say it's a pleasant surprise. My only real gripe is the obvious one - split season set again. Dang it! Seems like Paramount is intent on torturing me like this. All my favorites from their catalog they seem intent on splitting. And it's a real killer with a show that ran as long as this one did. It'll take forever to get all these (assuming it sells well enough to warrant future releases).

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#4 of 234 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted February 19 2008 - 07:39 AM

It will be 18 episodes (36 total), and I too hate this season splitting thing. For a 12 season series that's 24 sets? Be interesting to see what the MSRP is.

#5 of 234 OFFLINE   Bob Hug

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Posted February 19 2008 - 07:46 AM

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It will be 18 episodes (36 total), and I too hate this season splitting thing. For a 12 season series that's 24 sets? Be interesting to see what the MSRP is.

It will be interesting to see what the MSRP will be on this Jeff, especially when there are 18 half hour episodes, the equivalent of just 9 hour long episodes. Even Paramount's release of "The Fugitive" has 15 hour long episodes on 4 DVDs. Eighteen half hour episodes could easily fit on three discs; the MSRP should be less than a four disc set.

#6 of 234 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted February 19 2008 - 08:50 AM

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It will be interesting to see what the MSRP will be on this Jeff, especially when there are 18 half hour episodes, the equivalent of just 9 hour long episodes. Even Paramount's release of "The Fugitive" has 15 hour long episodes on 4 DVDs. Eighteen half hour episodes could easily fit on three discs; the MSRP should be less than a four disc set.

One would hope that Paramount will price this accordingly. If it comes in with a $39.95 pricetag you know they are milking us vintage fans.

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#7 of 234 OFFLINE   Elena S

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Posted February 19 2008 - 09:11 AM

They are probably testing the marketing waters with the half-season release. If it does well they may start releasing entire season sets. Everybody buy this so we can get those! ;>

I must admit this announcement comes as a surprise, albeit a pleasant one. I haven't seen the first season in years. It'll be great to see Chip as a little kid and Bill Frawley as Bub.

Hope this means we may see Donna Reed someday, too.

#8 of 234 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted February 19 2008 - 09:29 AM

What is it with these half season sets? Sony has been doing well with I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched with 30+ episodes per set. Even Paramount was able to include 30+ episodes for the I Love Lucy sets.

I guess Paramount needs to boost its profits and charge fans double the cost for season sets by splitting them up.

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Posted February 19 2008 - 10:04 AM

Great news! I hope they at least make it to season two so I can see "Robbie Valentino" again. That's the episode where Robbie gets to utter that classic line... "Please pass the Bunsen burner!" Posted Image
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Posted February 19 2008 - 10:16 AM

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What is it with these half season sets? Sony has been doing well with I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched with 30+ episodes per set. Even Paramount was able to include 30+ episodes for the I Love Lucy sets.

I guess Paramount needs to boost its profits and charge fans double the cost for season sets by splitting them up.

Bewitched, Jeannie, and Lucy have never been off the air since they began. My Three Sons seldom gets any exposure any more.

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Posted February 19 2008 - 10:49 AM

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Bewitched, Jeannie, and Lucy have never been off the air since they began. My Three Sons seldom gets any exposure any more.

I only remember the reruns of the 70s including only the ones after the son gets married and they adopt Ernie or was it Chip?

But any "new" William Frawley is always welcomed
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#12 of 234 OFFLINE   Jay_B!

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Posted February 19 2008 - 11:44 AM

why do split seasons for shows like this and Gunsmoke? My Three Sons ran 12 seasons as it is, that's already sufficient shelf space usage. And Gunsmoke ran for 20 years, who wants 40 sets when even 20 will take a lot of room?

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Posted February 19 2008 - 01:29 PM

I will never ever buy split season releases. Period.
I was planning on collecting Gunsmoke, but the Season 2 vol 1 release killed those plans.

How successful has this tactic been in the past? Have there been hugely successful partial season releases? Just doesn't make any sense to me....

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Posted February 19 2008 - 01:32 PM

Thanks for passing along the great news, Gary!

I'm pleasantly surprised this is coming out. With the relatively low exposure this has had over the past couple of decades I figured it would be a longshot. In fact I had just recently looked at the Paramount syndication bible page for MTS and there was no indication on there that any kind of restoration or HD Transfer was taking place for this show.

Pricing will dictate the success or failure of this. (In other words, don't price as a complete season.) Also, while it's great that Paramount is releasing so much, I continue to be concerned that they are glutting the market with classic releases. I'd rather that they fast track some of their current releases to completion and then start on a new batch. Perhaps their market research tells them otherwise though?

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Posted February 19 2008 - 01:39 PM

I never thought I'd see the day when a major studio reached this far back to produce season sets of a show that's been out of the limelight for so long. Glad to hear this. Thanks to Paramount and CBS for picking up on this one. But splitting seasons for a half hour show is really stretching it. Hopefully sales will warrant releasing whole season sets, if that's the criterion.

For this show, unlike other sitcoms of this period, I think the early seasons are the best, although it really peaked in the 4th and 5th seasons.

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Hope this means we may see Donna Reed someday, too.

I think this the best indication yet for this. CBS maintains ownership of a number of shows from the fifties and sixties.

#16 of 234 OFFLINE   Joe Lugoff

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Posted February 19 2008 - 02:56 PM

Did anyone ever dream William Frawley's post-"I Love Lucy" series would make it to DVD before Lucille Ball and Vivian Vance's post-"I Love Lucy" series did!?

I'm glad to see this, but you'd think they'd have done "The Lucy Show" first.

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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:06 PM

I hate split seasons, but count me in anyway!

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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:14 PM

So tempting.. but Volumes = I don't think so, but then again arggg.

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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:23 PM

No one likes volumes but it sure is better than releasing one or two full seasons and then stopping.

#20 of 234 OFFLINE   Aryn Leroux

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Posted February 19 2008 - 03:26 PM

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No one likes volumes but it sure is better than releasing one or two full seasons and then stopping.

I dunno, i have seen no evidence that volumes helps sales. If anything it hurts them in my personal belief. I would much prefer to have 2 full seasons then stop over 2 half seasons which equal 1 full season then stop Posted Image


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