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#1 of 52 Elena S

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Posted March 16 2008 - 12:52 PM

I see on the TVSODVD site that Roxbury is releasing the complete first season of Route 66 in May, featuring videographies of the cast and all commercials intact. This begs the question: Will they get it right this time??

#2 of 52 Bob Hug

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Posted March 17 2008 - 01:37 AM

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This begs the question: Will they get it right this time??

I'd speculate and say no; this will probably be just a repackaging of what already has been released . . . . . certainly the extras that are included appear to be the same as the two split volumes. But, who knows, maybe Roxbury/Infinity will redeem themselves with this full season release . . . . . I'm not holding my breath. It's interesting to note at Infinity's web site that they include aspect ratios for all of their "Route 66" DVD releases, EXCEPT for the complete season 1.

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Critics Choice Video is the first of the major online stores that I've seen to list it in their catalog; I suspect that DeepDiscount and Amazon won't be far behind.

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#3 of 52 Guy Foulard

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Posted March 17 2008 - 05:20 AM

I think the real question is: what about Season 2, Volume 1. What will we get this time? They could get it right, but I don't expect much of Roxbury/Infinity anymore.

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Posted March 17 2008 - 08:12 AM

I recently emailed Infinity to ask them whether the complete first season would be in the proper OAR. Literally minutes ago, I just received the following reply:

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The Complete Season 1 will be in 4x3. We remastered Volume 2 for that purpose.

I'm not sure if I'm relieved or not - while it sounds hopeful that they recognized the faux widescreen issues for the complete first season, I'm not sure what he meant by "we remastered volume 2 for that purpose." Unless I'm misunderstanding something here, that was the one with the ratio problems...

#5 of 52 Greg_S_H

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Posted March 17 2008 - 08:23 AM

It sounds like he's just saying they fixed it. "Remastered" may not be the best choice of words, but I think that's what he's getting at. I suppose no one will relax until the set is out and OAR is confirmed, but it'll be nice to see a company respond to complaints.

It would have been pretty lame to buy a Complete set and have it switch to fauxscreen midway through.

#6 of 52 Regulus

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Posted March 17 2008 - 08:47 AM

1 1/2 Seasons Down, 1 1/2 to go before I buy this set. (I Always buy sets in minimum Groups of 3, since not only is it cheaper, but I get more than a Years worth of TV at a Time. ( 24+ Episodes X3 = 72 Weeks! Posted Image )

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Posted March 17 2008 - 10:42 AM

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1 1/2 Seasons Down, 1 1/2 to go before I buy this set. (I Always buy sets in minimum Groups of 3, since not only is it cheaper, but I get more than a Years worth of TV at a Time. ( 24+ Episodes X3 = 72 Weeks! Posted Image )

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#8 of 52 Regulus

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Posted March 17 2008 - 01:26 PM

^^ I'll most likely get all Episodes if they become available. (Knock on Wood!)

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#9 of 52 Hank Dearborn

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Posted March 18 2008 - 07:51 PM

If they redid season one right I would buy it in a hearbeat. But I'll wait and see the reviews first. I don't trust these people any more.

#10 of 52 michael_ks

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Posted March 19 2008 - 02:04 AM

If we were to receive 100% unedited, uncropped and remastered episodes (the "no-brainer" that Roxbury/Infinity should have abided by to start with, a la Paramount releases) I'd be there too. But that won't be the case.

#11 of 52 ToddR2

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Posted March 19 2008 - 04:23 PM

Ditto Michael's post. I'd gladly rebuy the episodes if done correctly. Dunno if this'll happen, though.

#12 of 52 Bob Hug

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Posted March 20 2008 - 04:48 AM

Deep Discount is now showing the complete season 1 set listed for $30.74. "Special Features" tab indicates full frame.

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Nothing showing yet for season 2, volume 1.

#13 of 52 Gary OS

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Posted March 20 2008 - 06:13 AM

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Deep Discount is now showing the complete season 1 set listed for $30.74. "Special Features" tab indicates full frame.

As always, I can count on Bob to be the first to find pre-orders for us. Thanks, buddy.

I'll buy this set if (and I think it's a big, big if) we get full frame for all the episodes. But I will have to read about it from someone else first because I'm not buying it just to check this out.

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Posted March 20 2008 - 11:38 AM

I would get this one if the V1 set is remastered xfrs. I'll also wait for some reviews here on this one.

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Posted March 21 2008 - 01:51 AM

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I would get this one if the V1 set is remastered xfrs. I'll also wait for some reviews here on this one.

I posted a comment to Ron on the Route 66 web page to the effect:

"Can you possibly confirm from Kirk Hallam whether the Season 1 set of “Route 66″ to be released in May will correct some of the issues on the half-season sets: most notably, re-mastered or better picture quality for Volume 1, and maintaining the original 4:3 aspect ratio for Volume 2 (dropping the fake widescreen). These steps would go a long way to restore fans' confidence in Roxbury’s treatment of this landmark show and, to our economic detriment and Roxbury’s profit, probably compel us to purchase this complete set to replace our half-season sets."

It would be pretty low if this whole charade was a ruse to get fans to double-dip in the first place, but I will give them the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to basic cluelessness.

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Posted March 21 2008 - 03:19 AM

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I posted a comment to Ron on the Route 66 web page to the effect:

"Can you possibly confirm from Kirk Hallam whether the Season 1 set of “Route 66″ to be released in May will correct some of the issues on the half-season sets: most notably, re-mastered or better picture quality for Volume 1, and maintaining the original 4:3 aspect ratio for Volume 2 (dropping the fake widescreen). These steps would go a long way to restore fans' confidence in Roxbury’s treatment of this landmark show and, to our economic detriment and Roxbury’s profit, probably compel us to purchase this complete set to replace our half-season sets."

It would be pretty low if this whole charade was a ruse to get fans to double-dip in the first place, but I will give them the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to basic cluelessness.


You forget the most important fix for the first set, correcting the episode that's cut by 5 minutes. To me, that's a thousand times more important than any other issues with that se.

#17 of 52 Guy Foulard

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Posted April 17 2008 - 10:06 AM

From Classicflix.com:

**Infinity Entertainment** has informed retailers that Route 66 - Season 2, Vol. 1 and Route 66 Season 1 - Complete Collection have been indefinitely postponed.

Wonder what's up? Is this a good (transfers being fixed) or bad (the whole series being dumped) sign? Bad, I'm assuming.

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Posted April 17 2008 - 01:48 PM

or, worst case scenario: they are hanging their heads in shame and have decided that if they put a corrected season 1 out there will be an outcry of foul play with most everyone demanding a replacement. So they cancelled the whole shebang. Best case scenario: they are redeeming themselves and are correcting their mistakes with a brand new correct aspect ratio from the pristine 35mm prints remastered to perfection Season 1 box and a replacement program.

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Posted April 17 2008 - 04:22 PM

I'm betting that their Route 66 film got put into turnaround and they've decided it's not worth the effort to put out the DVDs to build up the hype.
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#20 of 52 Hank Dearborn

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Posted April 17 2008 - 04:59 PM

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I'm betting that their Route 66 film got put into turnaround and they've decided it's not worth the effort to put out the DVDs to build up the hype.


I'm not going to speculate about the DVD releases but I'd bet my whole collection that their movie idea never gets close to getting off the ground.


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