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The Rockford Files - Season 6 and the series of 90's TV movies


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#1 of 28 OFFLINE   WaveCrest

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Posted August 15 2008 - 10:32 AM

I've just done a forum search and there are no existing threads for the final sixth season of The Rockford Files and the series of 90's TV movies.

Are there legal problems with the final sixth season, preventing it from being released? It was January (I think) when the fifth season was released on R1. Were there any episodes in season 6 which had a longer running time like "The Man Who Saw The Alligators"?

#2 of 28 OFFLINE   FanCollector

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Posted August 15 2008 - 02:27 PM

Someone posted a message a while ago, saying that Stephen Cannell's website responded to a question by saying they had heard the sixth season was due late this year, but nothing more specific.

The sixth season, I believe, had only ten episodes, two of which were two-part shows, making it twelve hours' worth. Unlike "Alligators", the two-hour shows should not present any problem as far as edited versions, so I don't know what the hold-up is, beyond Universal's general slowdown of late.

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Posted August 15 2008 - 10:04 PM

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Someone posted a message a while ago, saying that Stephen Cannell's website responded to a question by saying they had heard the sixth season was due late this year, but nothing more specific.

That was me, I'm going to e-mail them again soon to see what's happening

#4 of 28 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted August 16 2008 - 04:51 AM

I've also been wondering what the holdup is regarding the release of the final season. Actually, Universal has been quite slow of late regarding their TV releases....besides Rockford, where's Season 2 of The Equalizer for that matter and how about providing more Simon & Simon too?
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#5 of 28 OFFLINE   Corey3rd

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Posted August 16 2008 - 04:54 AM

could it have something to do with the vault fire?
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#6 of 28 OFFLINE   Tim Tucker

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Posted August 16 2008 - 05:21 AM

Possibly. I suspect that was where all the Digibeta tapes you would use to make DVD masters were kept.
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Posted August 20 2008 - 02:33 AM

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I've just done a forum search and there are no existing threads for the final sixth season of The Rockford Files and the series of 90's TV movies.

Are there legal problems with the final sixth season, preventing it from being released? It was January (I think) when the fifth season was released on R1. Were there any episodes in season 6 which had a longer running time like "The Man Who Saw The Alligators"?
Well, there is this thread, updated one month ago, maybe this thread should be merged with that one?
http://www.hometheat....son-where.html

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Posted August 20 2008 - 02:44 AM

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could it have something to do with the vault fire?

That would be my fear, since it has been so long with no announcement. But Universal does have the sixth season available on Netflix for instant viewing...is that any indication that the material survived the fire?

#9 of 28 OFFLINE   WaveCrest

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Posted November 05 2008 - 10:17 AM

A new news article was posted on TVShowsOnDVD recently about Season 6 of The Rockford Files. It will be released on Region 1 in January 2009 (around the same time as Season 2 of Mannix and The Invaders).

Even though I don't think they've used a Season 6 image of James Garner as Jim Rockford on the front cover it is different slightly to previous covers. And I do like that sunset picture with the yacht in the background.

What I think would be a good extra would be a CBS promo for the first TV movie, because they've got to release the CBS TV movies Universal, if they've got this far and are releasing the final sixth season on DVD.

Now I bought the Region 1 boxset of the fifth season because it included the longer version of "The Man Who Saw the Alligators". The Region 2 boxset included the shorter version.

With Season 6 is there anything which might be different to the Region 2 boxset which I assume will come out?

#10 of 28 OFFLINE   WaveCrest

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Posted November 08 2008 - 04:43 AM

Below is the TVShowsOnDVD link to the new news article posted about Season 6 of The Rockford Files recently:

The Rockford Files DVD news: Announcement for The Rockford Files - Season 6 | TVShowsOnDVD.com

#11 of 28 OFFLINE   nikkif99uk

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Posted December 14 2008 - 01:33 PM

Also hoping for the TV movies in 2009

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Posted January 18 2009 - 07:17 AM

Will anyone here be doing a review of the Season 6 (Region 1) set which comes out on Tuesday in the US?

#13 of 28 OFFLINE   Dave Scarpa

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Posted January 19 2009 - 12:33 AM

Price is a bit high given this season was about half the normal shows, if they had included the telefilms it would've been fine, as it is I'll wait for a sale or better price.
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Posted January 19 2009 - 07:32 AM

Either way, I'm just happy that the entire series is released. I would've been ticked if they stalled this one, however I've never seen the movies & would love to get them.
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Posted January 19 2009 - 04:29 PM

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Price is a bit high given this season was about half the normal shows, if they had included the telefilms it would've been fine, as it is I'll wait for a sale or better price.
I don't know, $29.99 AT Best Buy sounds fair to me. This is the same company that sold season one of Night Gallery (6 episodes plus pilot) for $59.99. This was still one of the best seasons of the Rockford Files, so it's a bargain to me. I'm sure the TV movies were probably great, but I'm just not a fan of reunion shows. This will be the last set for me.

#16 of 28 OFFLINE   Mark Talmadge

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Posted January 20 2009 - 06:16 AM

Where do you guys get double length episodes from? Only one episode was multiple length and it was for four episodes. Running time is 9 hours ... it's half a season, at 12 episodes.

It's 12 standard episodes on this set and way overpriced, even for $30.

Even E,mergency is 22 episodes and it's priced cheaper than rockford at $28

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Posted January 20 2009 - 06:49 AM

Got mine today. Glad to finally have the entire series.

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Posted January 20 2009 - 04:32 PM

I tried to buy it from Best Buy, but they didn't have it and the sales clerk had never heard of the show. I had to spell the name out to him.

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Posted January 21 2009 - 02:02 AM

Yes, it's overpriced, but look at it this way:

It could have a new Mark Heyes score!

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Posted January 21 2009 - 04:28 AM

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Yes, it's overpriced, but look at it this way:

It could have a new Mark Heyes score!

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You said it! After the Fugitive & M3S, it's all good news after that!

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