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What do you think the next Time Life Set will be?


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#41 of 114 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted May 27 2008 - 06:26 AM

Ah, but Sony did license before. Their Muppet Show discs and the first season of What's Happening were Time-Life exclusives before they were released in stores. Nothing happened there, nor with Paramount and the first season of The Odd Couple.

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 am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.


#42 of 114 OFFLINE   Gord Lacey

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Posted May 27 2008 - 06:55 AM

This is the only set they're releasing this year? Gord
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#43 of 114 OFFLINE   michael_ks

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Posted May 27 2008 - 06:58 AM

That's hardly the point. Releasing a generically animated cartoon from the 80s/90s does not bode well for the quality of future releases.

#44 of 114 OFFLINE   Matthew H

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Posted May 27 2008 - 07:02 AM

Says who? That's like saying any studio won't release any film before 2000 because they make Special Editions of newer films. Why can't Time Life branch out?
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Posted May 27 2008 - 07:15 AM

Like it or not, there is a fanbase for this show (it doesn't include me) and it does make sense for Time Life to release something that is bound to sell for them. If you're a fan, it certainly seems like it'll be a nice release. As soon I read the news at TV Shows On DVD, I had to laugh because I knew there would be outrage among the "I only like old shows" crowd.

#46 of 114 OFFLINE   michael_ks

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Posted May 27 2008 - 07:19 AM

They can, I suppose. But I'm old enough to know that once you begin catering to a lower common denominator there's usually no turning back. This holds true for other things besides consumables, by the way.

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Posted May 27 2008 - 07:22 AM

I think lowest common denominator would be more along the lines of releasing a series set of Fear Factor or American Idol. The Real Ghostbusters release is catering to a niche just like Get Smart and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. sets did. It's just a niche that you're not interested in.

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Posted May 27 2008 - 07:26 AM

Not entirely true, in my case. If it had been a critcally acclaimed drama or comedy from the 90s that many fans clamor for but has never been released I'd think "Oh well, not my cup of tea, but I'm happy for them. Maybe next time it'll be 'Thriller'". But this...this is not good.

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Posted May 27 2008 - 07:50 AM

Comparing The Real Ghostbusters to a Michael Jackson music video isn't really possible. Is this "not good" because it's animated? If it were live-action, it'd be ok then? I don't see what all the fuss is about.. Time Life even did Ren & Stimpy before those botched Paramount sets came out. Nobody was complaining then.
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Posted May 27 2008 - 07:54 AM

I guess it's because people have looked at Time Life (after only two series releases) as the oasis in the desert of the classic TV and this release isn't giving them that so they're not happy. Like I said before, I think Time Life is looking to sell shows that have a fanbase and they don't care if the show is from the 1960's or the 1980's but alot of people see them as only catering to golden age series.

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Posted May 27 2008 - 11:20 AM

Well, I'm still praying for the complete Peyton Place on DVD from T/L......
Bring "The continuing story of PEYTON PLACE" home on DVD: the one that started it all- from Dallas and Dynasty to Desperate Housewives and Gossip Girl!!! Starting this May, see the legendary saga starring Mia Farrow, Ryan O'Neal, Barbara Parkins, and Oscar-winner Dorothy Malone on DVD thru...

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Posted May 27 2008 - 11:40 AM

Man, too bad there doesn't seem to be an online T.H.E. CAT Community that Time-Life could excite someday.

On the other hand, the very idea of an online T.H.E. CAT Community sort of scares me a little...

Anyway, I now predict the inevitable R1 DVD release of THE CLIFFWOOD AVENUE KIDS: THE COMPLETE SERIES from Time-Life in 2009! Followed by WHEELIE AND THE CHOPPER BUNCH: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION in 2010! Wheeee! Posted Image

My Current Damage at DVD Aficionado

Wanted in R1: UNEARTHLY STRANGER ('63) / IF I HAD A MILLION ('32) / THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK ('41) / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD ('56) / TERROR ABOARD ('33) / DANGER ROUTE ('68) / THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM ('68) / GUNN ('67) / ZOO IN BUDAPEST ('33) / THE SEA WOLF ('41) / DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ('63, restored) / ALAKAZAM THE GREAT ('60) / DARKER THAN AMBER ('70) / THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME ('47) / CROSSWINDS ('51) / JIVARO ('54)

Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)


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Posted May 27 2008 - 11:53 AM

Interesting, thanks for the clarification, I guess it's back to scouring Ebay then.

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Posted May 27 2008 - 12:16 PM

I like cartoons that I watched too, at least up until I was 8 when I outgrew them. Still, my Time-Life hopes weren't really for the COMPLETE MIGHTY HERCULES! Or BIG WORLD OF LITTLE ADAM, THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION. I have stupid cartoons I liked from my childhood, the same as everyone else. But considering the wonderful job TL did with 2 beloved 60s cult classics, my expectations were a bit higher. And although the "Real Ghostbusters" community may be excited, I can tell you that the entire Crusader Rabbit community is up in arms.

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Posted May 27 2008 - 12:55 PM

Charles- I knew you would say it before I got the chance... Loggin in at 514 episodes, it would be a sweet set. We can keep hoping! Jack

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Posted May 27 2008 - 01:55 PM


Good, then you know how I feel about this news. Posted Image

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Posted May 27 2008 - 03:51 PM

Maybe nobody here guessed it because ... nobody's that lame? At least I got a laugh out of the phrase "Ghostbuster community."

#58 of 114 OFFLINE   Hank Dearborn

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Posted May 27 2008 - 05:04 PM

That was funny but not as good as the one that thought Thriller referred to the Michael Jackson video. That was hysterical. Where the heck is the "Mr. Novak community" when we need it?

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Posted May 27 2008 - 07:01 PM

We'll it could have been much worse guys. We could have been getting Rainbow Brite or Strawberry Shortcake or some such shit. At least Real Ghostbusters is noteworthy in cartoondom.
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Posted May 27 2008 - 08:32 PM

As soon I read the news at TV Shows On DVD, I had to laugh because I knew there would be outrage among the "I only like old shows" crowd.[/quote] I don't think that's funny. I want an apology!
Bring "The continuing story of PEYTON PLACE" home on DVD: the one that started it all- from Dallas and Dynasty to Desperate Housewives and Gossip Girl!!! Starting this May, see the legendary saga starring Mia Farrow, Ryan O'Neal, Barbara Parkins, and Oscar-winner Dorothy Malone on DVD thru...




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