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#1 of 30 Hank Dearborn

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Posted March 14 2008 - 07:37 AM

Another in the continuing series of shows that Universal doesn't care about because it's before the 1980s. And from what I understand, at some point in time these were remastered to tape so they should be looking pretty good. The first 2 seasons were in black and white and the next 2 in color.

#2 of 30 Bob Hug

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Posted March 14 2008 - 08:28 AM

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Another in the continuing series of shows that Universal doesn't care about because it's before the 1980s. And from what I understand, at some point in time these were remastered to tape so they should be looking pretty good. The first 2 seasons were in black and white and the next 2 in color.


Hank, is Timeless releasing this? It would make sense for them to do so given the number of Uni/Revue westerns that they did last Fall.

#3 of 30 Charles H

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Posted March 14 2008 - 08:28 AM

As a Spring Byington--and Hoagy Carmichael--completist, what was your source.? Any info on release date? Season by season? Company? I checked Timeless and I didn't see any mention.
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#4 of 30 Hank Dearborn

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Posted March 14 2008 - 09:32 AM

Yes, it is Timeless indeed. As you well know, when dealing with Universal, they are willing to pretty much license anything pre-1980 but the big thing is what elements are available. They destroyed/chucked all of their 16mm prints in the early 90s. They charge a fortune to master something from film. So then it becomes a matter of what they have a tape transfer on already. So if a show has run anywhere in the last couple of decades it should be available to be licensed. If it hasn't ever been put to tape, then the only way we'll see it is if somehow the 16's wound up out there in the collectors' market.

#5 of 30 Ivan G

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Posted March 15 2008 - 06:06 AM

Thanks for passing this news along, Hank. I look forward to purchasing any and all sets.
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#6 of 30 Kruzer31

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Posted November 17 2008 - 08:08 AM

Received an E-mail from Timeless today indicating a 6DVD set of Laramie will be released on February 24, 2009. It will contain 28 color episodes from the 3rd season and an interview with Robert Fuller.

#7 of 30 cajunhillbilly

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Posted November 17 2008 - 08:15 AM

what happened to season 1 and 2?

#8 of 30 Bob Gu

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Posted November 17 2008 - 09:03 AM

Season 3 is the first color season and the season Spring Byington,(The December Bride) joined the cast. They probably think, that S3 might be the most popular season and it ties in with their color Wagon Train release.

#9 of 30 Joe Lugoff

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Posted November 17 2008 - 11:25 AM

If they think Spring Byington is a selling point, why doesn't someone release "December Bride?" With its "I Love Lucy" lead-in, "December Bride" was the second-highest rated sitcom of the 1950s!

#10 of 30 Stephen Bowie

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Posted November 17 2008 - 01:03 PM

Also, I wonder if Universal might've had tape masters for the color episodes but not the black & white seasons.

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Posted November 17 2008 - 07:29 PM

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Also, I wonder if Universal might've had tape masters for the color episodes but not the black & white seasons.

I think that may be the case.The colour Laramie episodes ran here in the UK in the 80's.

Decent quality copies of the black & white episodes have always been difficult to obtain.

#12 of 30 Bob Hug

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Posted December 16 2008 - 06:57 AM

DVD Pacific is now showing "Laramie" season 3, part 1 available for pre-order, just under $36 shipped.

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#13 of 30 Bob Hug

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Posted January 12 2009 - 11:17 PM

Full description, episode listing and cover art has now been posted at Timeless' site:

Laramie

Robert Fuller fans must be very happy with this release, "Emergency!" season 5 later this month, and the recent color season of "Wagon Train."

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Posted January 13 2009 - 12:13 AM

Thanks for that Bob.

Hope they are right about them being uncut.

I would have preferred either of the first two seasons & hope we may seee them further down the line.

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Posted January 13 2009 - 12:22 AM

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DVD Pacific is now showing "Laramie" season 3, part 1 available for pre-order, just under $36 shipped.

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I was under the impression that this was season 3 complete, and that it was not broken down into volumes.

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Posted January 13 2009 - 01:42 AM

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I was under the impression that this was season 3 complete, and that it was not broken down into volumes.

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I think that it's probably a misprint, given what Timeless is showing at their website. Perhaps the original thought was to break season 3 into two volumes, as Timeless did with "Laredo." But the description at Timeless' site makes it pretty clear that it's the full third season.

#17 of 30 Fredrick Tucker

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Posted January 13 2009 - 07:22 AM

Charles,
I'm trying to complete my DECEMBER BRIDE collection so that I can include a complete episode guide as an appendix to my forthcoming biography of Verna Felton (Hilda on BRIDE) for Bear Manor Media books. I lack about 17 episodes of the 157, and most of these are from the final season. Do you have all DB eps?
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Posted January 13 2009 - 07:23 AM

I agree !!! And wonder what's happened to the final three seasons of THE REAL MCCOYS?

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Posted November 13 2011 - 02:44 PM

Would you believe Laramie S2 is coming in February 2012, even with a missing episode from Season 1 titled "Ride Into Darkness". Gee Whiz! I never noticed that one missing!

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Posted November 14 2011 - 08:04 AM

How is the video quality of Season one for this series? I saw the later color episodes appear to be a bit washed out which is dissapointing after the great color of The Virginian releases.
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