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#1 of 11 JamesSmith

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Posted September 06 2008 - 06:14 PM

Dear Guys;

What WB shows HAVEN'T been released on DVD yet?
I'm thinking there's"
Maverick
Eight is Enough
77 Sunset Strip

And some other tv westerns.

And they have yet to finish
The Waltons
Superboy

I know they have oodles and oodles of animated fair from Hanna-Barbara and other WB properties they could release?

But what other unreleased programs do they have that they haven't touched yet? It might be a good idea of familarize ourselves with what WB has in their library before the chat.


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#2 of 11 David Lambert

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Posted September 07 2008 - 12:16 AM

James, I think you'll find that this thread will, in all likelihood, be quickly locked. HTF policy is that we don't have conversations about anything that prepares members for an upcoming studio chat. Not to penalize the members, but because the idea of the chat is to make it completely spontaneous for the studio people to answer questions "from the hip" rather than have a prepared answer.

This type of conversation really is quite borderline for that policy, but I think it probably leans on the wrong side of that line. For example, if this thread continues and everyone starts saying how much they want 77 Sunset Strip, then the studio will walk into the chat with a stock answer prepared for that item, changing the potential outcome of the chat.

I should point out in all fairness to HTF members, though, that I couldn't find a reminder of that policy in the announcement for the chat. The only way I think someone would know not to post these kinds of threads would either to have been around in others chats from previous years, or else to happen to have been involved in one of the other threads that have been locked for having a "get ready for the chat" discussion.

Waltons comes out with 1 or 2 season sets each year, always in January or in the April-May timeframe. That means any announcements would come in Oct/Nov for a Jan release, or in Jan/Feb/Mar for an Apr/May release.
The Waltons on DVD, Release Info, News at TVShowsOnDVD.com

As for Superboy, I've posted the following information at TVGuide.com's DVD Blog last May, explaining why everyone should give that one up for now:

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Right now there is little to no chance of Superboy coming back to DVD.

At the moment there's a legal matter going on with that name and character, between DC Comics and the estates of Superman creators Siegel and Shuster. Mostly Siegel. Here's what I know:

Jerry Siegel had created the concept and twice submitted it to the publisher (the company presently known as DC Comics), who rejected it. While he was off serving in World War 2 in 1944/45, the company finally moved forward with it, using art created by Shuster.

A 1947 ruling in court clearly gave Siegel and Shuster the rights to the character/name of Superboy. They licensed those rights back to the comic book company, but the matter over the use of the character prior to that, without Siegel's consent, was never quite settled, and drifted into modern times.

So Siegel's estate has taken the matter to court, and in 2006 a federal judge decided the matter in their favor, with the ability to reclaim the rights retroactively back to 2004 (when they filed the action, I think). The family did indeed decide to revoke DC's rights to the character, and reclaim the copyright and trademark to Superboy.

DC and owner Warner Bros. naturally appealed the ruling, and although the new trial hasn't formally started yet (it was supposed to start earlier this month, but I believe it got delayed), some pre-trial rulings last year basically served as blocks from the Siegel estate from taking things over just yet in certain manners, which allows DC/Warner to do SOME things with the character and name, but not others.

I don't have all the details, and I am not sure how perfectly accurate the stuff I describe above is, as it is all off the top of my head at 6AM on a Saturday morning! Posted Image

Still, it illustrates why, at this time, new versions of "Superboy"-type characters are called by other names in modern comics and TV shows (in recent Teen Titans comics, the young man who was the Superman clone referred to as Superboy during "The Reign of the Supermen" comics, following "Death of Superman" and his return, is now only called "Conner") (in Smallville he is only called Clark Kent or Kal-El; never "Super"-anything; in the recent Legion of Super Heroes animated series he is "young Superman" and NEVER called Superboy).

More to the point, it explains why a mid-year 2006 DVD release of the first season of the 1988 Superboy series hasn't been followed up with any others. And probably won't be until/unless this whole legal matter is settled.

I'm certainly in favor of Siegel getting his due, but note that if his estate wins then it creates another "Adam West's Batman" situation, where one entity holds the rights to the character and another entity holds the rights to the film/production, meaning they will have to work out a (possibly complicated) deal with each other in order to move forward with further home video releases of the 1988 series.

Yes, this has been another fun lesson in "why some TV shows get stalled on DVD" brought to you by — David Lambert Posted Image

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#3 of 11 nikkif99uk

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Posted September 07 2008 - 01:31 AM

not 100% sure if warner owns the rights to all these shows but according to IMDB production wise etc

The Alaskans (1959) starring Roger Moore
Alice (1976) starring Linda Lavin
Aliens in America (2007) starring Dan Byrd
All About the Andersons (2003) starring Aimee Garcia
All Of Us (2003) starring Duane Martin
Angel Street (1992) starring James Chisem
The Awakening Land (1978) starring Elizabeth Montgomery
Baby Blues (2000) starring Julia Sweeney
Banyon (1972) starring Robert Forster
Bare Essence (1983) starring Jonathan Frakes
The Bedford Diaries (2006) starring Milo Ventimiglia
Big Shots (2007) starring Michael Vartan
Billy (1992) starring Billy Connolly
Black Sash (2003) starring Missy Peregrym
Bless This House (1995) starring Cathy Moriarty
Bourbon Street Beat (1959) starring Andrew Duggan
Bret Maverick (1981) starring James Garner
The Brian Benben Show (1998) starring Brian Benben
Brimstone (1998) starring Peter Horton
Bronco (1958) starring Ty Hardin
The Bugs Bunny Show (1960) - don't think its been released, maybe some of the cartoons
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (1968)
The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show (1978)
Built To Last (1997) starring Sanaa Lathan
Bull (2000) starring Elisabeth Rohm
Cafe Americain (1994) starring Valerie Bertinelli
California Fever (1979) starring Marc McClure
The Caroline Rhea Show (2002) starring Caroline Rhea
Casablanca (1955) starring Charles McGraw (unsure if all eps aired on Warner Brothers Presents)
Casablanca (1983) starring David Soul
Center of the Universe (2004) starring John Goodman
Charlie Grace (1995) starring Mark Harmon
Chicago Sons (1997) starring Jason Bateman
The Chicago Teddy Bears (1971) starring Marvin Kaplan
The Chimp Channel (1999)
China Beach (1988) starring Marg Helgenberger
Citizen Baines (2001) starring Jacinda Barrett
The Class (2006) starring Jason Ritter
The Client (1995) starring William Converse-Roberts
Close to Home (2005) starring Kimberly Elise
The Closer (1998) starring Tom Selleck
Code R (1977) starring Martin Kove
Cold Case (2003) starring Kathryn Morris
Colt.45 (1957) starring Wayde Preston
Commando Nanny (2004) starring Kristin Bauer
Conflict (1956) starring James Garner
The Court (2002) starring Sally Field
The Cowboys (1974) starring Robert Carradine
The D.A. (2004) starring Bruno Campos
The Daffy Duck Show (1978)
The Dakotas (1963) starring Jack Elam
The Delphi Bureau (1972) starring Laurence Luckinbill
Dr Vegas (2004) starring Rob Lowe
The Dukes (1983) starring Catherine Bach
Dweebs (1995) starring Corey Feldman
E-Ring (2005) starring Benjamin Bratt
Eli's Theory (1999)
Enos (1980) starring Sonny Shroyer
Eve (2003) starring Eve
Everything's Relative (1999) starring Jeffrey Tambor
The Evidence (2006) starring Orlando Jones
Eye To Eye (1985) starring Sam Anderson
Eyes (2005) starring Eric Mabius
The F.B.I. (1965) starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Family Dog (1993)
Family Matters (1989) starring Darius McCrary
The Fitzpatricks (1977) starring Helen Hunt
For Your Love (1998) starring Holly Robinson Peete
Four Kings (2006) starring Seth Green
Freddie (2005) starring Freddie Prinze Jr.
Freddy's Nightmares (1988) starring Robert Englund
Free Willy (1994)
Freebie and the Bean (1980) starring Tom Mason
Freedom (2000) starring Holt McCallany
The Fugitive (2000) starring Tim Daly
The Gallant Men (1962) starring William Reynolds
The George Carlin (1994) starring George Carlin
Give-N-Take (1975) starring Jim Lange
Good Morning Miami (2002) starring Constance Zimmer
Goodnight, Beantown (1983) starring Bill Bixby
Hank (1965) starring Dick Kallman
Harry O (1973) starring David Janssen
Hawaiian Eye (1959) starring Robert Conrad
Head Of the Class (1986) starring Howard Hesseman
The Help (2004) starring Brenda Strong
Histeria! (1997)
Hope & Gloria (1995) starring Cynthia Stevenson
Hot Properties (2005) starring Gail O'Grady
Hype (2000) starring Jennifer Elise Cox
Hyperion Bay (1998) starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar
I'm With Her (2003) starring David Sutcliffe
Jack & Bobby (2004) starring Matt Long
Jack & Jill (1999) starring Amanda Peet
Jenny Jones (1991) starring Jenny Jones
Jessie (1998) starring Christine Applegate
The Jimmy Stewart Show (1971) starring James Stewart
Johnny Cypher in Dimension Zero (1967)
Jonny Zero (2005) starring Franky G
Just Legal (2005) starring Don Johnson
Just the Ten Of Us (1988) starring Bill Kirchenbauer
Justice (2006) starring Victor Garber
Kelly Kelly (1998) starring Sue Giosa
Kings Row (1955) starring Natalie Wood
Kirk (1995) starring Kirk Cameron
Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac (1997) starring Joan Van Ark
Kodiak (1974) starring Clint Walker
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993) starring David Carradine
Lawman (1958) starring John Russell
Leaving L.A. (1997) starring Christopher Meloni
Life With Roger (1996) starring Mike O'Malley
Like Family (2003) starring Holly Robinson Peete
Love Sidney (1981) starring Tony Randall
A Man Called Hawk (1989) starring Avery Brooks
Maximum Bob (1998) starring Liz Vassey
Maybe It's Me (2001) starring Julia Sweeney
Meego (1997) starring Jake Patellis
Minor Adjustments (1995) starring Rondell Sheridan
The Mississippi (1983) starring Ralph Waite
Mister Roberts (1965) starring Roger Smith
Molloy (1990) starring Jennifer Aniston
The Monroes (1995) starring William Devane
Moonlight (2007) starring Sophia Myles
The Mountain (2004) starring Oliver Hudson
The Mullets (2003) starring Michael Weaver
Muscle (1995) starring Adam West
The Neighbors (1975) starring Regis Philbin
The New Batman Adventures (1997)
The New Land (1974) starring Bonnie Bedelia
Nichols (1971) starring James Garner
Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (1996) starring Mitch Mullany
Night Visions (2001) starring Natasha Lyonne
Nikki (2000) starring Nikki Cox
The Nine (2006) starring Lourdes Benedicto
No Time For Sergeants (1964) starring Sammy Jackson
The Norm Show (1999) starring Norm MacDonald
Notes from the Underbelly (2006) starring Jennifer Westfeldt
Odd Man Out (1999) starring Erik Von Detton
Off Centre (2001) starring Eddie Kaye Thomas
Off the Rack (1984) starring Edward Asner
On the Spot (2003) starring Jordan Black
Opposite Sex (2000) starring Milo Ventimiglia
The Parent Hood (1995) starring Robert Townsend
Pearl (1978) starring Angie Dickinson
Pearl (1996) starring Rhea Perlman
The People's Court (1981) starring Joseph Wapner
The Plucky Duck Show (1992)
Police Academy: The Series (1997) starring Matthew Borlenghi
Popstars (2001)
The Porky Pig Show (1964)
Presidio Med (2002) starring Paul Blackthorne
Prey (1998) starring Debra Messing
Private Benjamin (1981) starring Elvia Allman
Rafferty (1977) starring Patrick McGoohan
Related (2005) starring Jennifer Esposito
Reunion (2005) starring Alexa Davalos
Road Rovers (1996)
The Road Runner Show (1966)
The Roaring 20's (1960) starring Donald May
Rock Me, Baby (2003) starring Dan Cortese
Rocky Point (2005) starring John Patrick Amedori
Room For One More (1962) starring Andrew Duggan
Room For Two (1992) starring Biff Yeager
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1995) starring Rosie O'Donnell
Run Of the House (2003) starring Joseph Lawrence
The Scarecrow and Mrs Kings (1983) starring Kate Jackson
Scuples (1980) starring Lindsay Wagner
Search (1972) starring Hugh O'Brian
Second Chance (1977) starring Jim Peck
Shadow Chasers (1985) starring Dennis Dugan
Sisters (1991) starring Swoosie Kurtz
The Six O'Clock Follies (1980) starring Randall Carver
Skin (2003) starring Ron Silver
Smith (2006) starring Ray Liotta
Spenser: For Hire (1985) starring Robert Urich
Steambath (1983) starring Robert Picardo
Step By Step (1991) starring Patrick Duffy
The Stones (2004) starring Judith Light
The Strip (1999) starring Stacey Dash
Suddenly Susan (1996) starring Brooke Shields
Sugarfoot (1957) starring Will Hutchings
Superior Court (1986) starring Raymond St Jacques
Surfside 6 (1960) starring Van Williams
The Sylvester & Tweety, Daffy & Speedy Show (1981)
The Sylvester & Tweety Show (1976)
Tarzan (2003) starring Lucy Lawless
Taz-Mania (1991)
Temple Houston (1963) starring Jeffrey Hunter
Thieves (2001) starring John Stamos
Time Express (1979) starring Vincent Price
Time Trax (1993) starring Dale Midkiff
Too Something (1995) starring Portia de Rossi
Traveler (2007) starring Steven Culp
Trinity (1998) starring Bobby Cannavale
The Trouble With Larry (1993) starring Marianne Muellerleile
Twenty Good Years (2006) starring John Lithgow
Twins (2005) starring Sara Gilbert
Two Of A Kind (1998) starring Olsen Twins
Unhappily Ever After (1995) starring Geoffrey Pierson
Vengeance Unlimited (1998) starring Michael Madsen
Veronica's Closet (1997) starring Kirstie Alley
Wanda At Large (2003) starring Wanda Sykes
Warner Brothers Presents (1955) starring Charles Bronson
Waterfront (2006) starring Joe Pantoliano
Wendy and Me (1964) starring George Burns
The Yeagers (1980) starring David Ackryod
The Yellow Rose (1983) starring Cybill Shepherd
Young Maverick (1979) starring Howard Duff

my post is in no reference to the chat just listing potential warner properties

#4 of 11 nikkif99uk

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Posted September 07 2008 - 04:40 AM

Just seen David's post after spending hours listing Warner Shows, I have not posted because of the impending chat which am not even sure when it is as am in the UK. Apologies if listing the shows will cause a problem hope not but maybe be a way for people to look without posting requests maybe

#5 of 11 DeWilson

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Posted September 07 2008 - 04:44 AM

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Originally Posted by David Lambert

For example, if this thread continues and everyone starts saying how much they want 77 Sunset Strip, then the studio will walk into the chat with a stock answer prepared for that item, changing the potential outcome of the chat.

The studio reps are well aware of what titles have high interest,and I'm sure they are well prepared with all the information handy when conducting a chat to discus all titles.

Guess there's a fine line between being prepared with information and stock answers.

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Posted September 07 2008 - 04:54 AM

I think WB would do well If they released Eight Is Enough Its not only a great one hour family show.But also I believe it would have the same appeal as other one hour family shows that have been releasesd on dvd such as Little House On The Praire and The Waltons.

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Posted September 07 2008 - 10:07 AM

based on that list, I have zero desire to buy any of them except maybe Banyon to go with Banacek.
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#8 of 11 JamesSmith

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Posted September 07 2008 - 12:46 PM

Dear Guys;

This is James. The originator of the thread. I apologize for the inapropos of the question. I was just trying to remember everything WB had, so what I could ask for when the chat occurred.

David, thanks for the heads up in letting me know about my faux pas.

Regardless, Nikki that was a great deal of work you did providing those answers. And my own personal WB favorites were somehow missed (Wizards and Warriors and Duck Dodgers).

If I put anybody on the spot. I'm sorry.

James
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#9 of 11 Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted September 07 2008 - 03:04 PM

In the spirit of Nikki's list, also bear in mind that Warner also likely controls these series, produced by MGM Television:

ADAMS OF EAGLE LAKE (1975, 2 episodes + 1974 pilot telefilm: WINTER KILL) starring Andy Griffith
ADAM'S RIB (1973, 13 episodes) starring Ken Howard & Blythe Danner
ASPHALT JUNGLE, THE (1961, 13 episodes) starring Jack Warden
ASSIGNMENT VIENNA (1972-73, 8 episodes) starring Robert Conrad
BEST OF THE POST, THE (1960-61, 26 episodes) dramatic anthology
BRONK (1975-76, 24 episodes) starring Jack Palance
CAIN'S HUNDRED (1961-62, 30 episodes) starring Mark Richman
CHICAGO STORY (1982, 14 90-minute episodes) starring John Mahoney, Dennis Franz, Craig T. Nelson & Maud Adams
COURTSHIP OF EDDIE'S FATHER, THE (1969-72, 73 episodes) starring Bill Bixby
DAKTARI (1966-69, 89 episodes) starring Marshall Thompson
DR. KILDARE (1961-66, 191 episodes) starring Richard Chamberlain
ELEVENTH HOUR, THE (1962-64, 62 episodes) starring Wendell Corey
EMPIRE (1984, 6 episodes) starring Dennis Dugan & Patrick MacNee
EXECUTIVE SUITE (1976-77, 20 episodes) starring Mitchell Ryan
FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1961-62, 34 episodes) starring Leon Ames & Ruth Warrick
GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E., THE (1966-67, 29 episodes) starring Stefanie Powers
HARRY'S GIRLS (1963, 15 episodes) starring Larry Blyden
HAWKINS (1973-74, 8 episodes) starring James Stewart
HONDO (1967, 17 episodes) starring Ralph Taeger
HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1977-1979 miniseries, 25 episodes) starring James Arness & Bruce Boxleitner
ISLANDERS, THE (1960-61, 25 episodes) starring William Reynolds, James Philbrook & Diane Brewster
JERICHO (1966-67, 16 episodes) starring Don Francks
JESSIE (1984, 10 episodes) starring Lindsay Wagner
JIGSAW JOHN (1976, 15 episodes) starring Jack Warden
LIEUTENANT, THE (1963-64, 29 episodes) starring Robert Vaughn & Gary Lockwood
LOGAN'S RUN (1977-78, 14 episodes) starring Gregory Harrison
LUCAN (1977-78, 11 episodes) starring Kevin Brophy
MAN CALLED SHENANDOAH, A (1965-66, 34 episodes) starring Robert Horton
MANY HAPPY RETURNS (1964-65, 26 episodes) starring John McGiver
MAYA (1967-68, 18 episodes) starring Jay North
MCCLAIN'S LAW (1981-82, 16 episodes) starring James Arness
MEDICAL CENTER (1969-76, 170 episodes) starring Chad Everett
MICKEY (1964-65, 18 episodes) starring Mickey Rooney
MONTEFUSCOS, THE (1975, 9 episodes) starring Joseph Sirola, Naomi Stevens & Linda Dano
MR. NOVAK (1963-65, 60 episodes) starring James Franciscus
NATIONAL VELVET (1960-62, 58 episodes) starring Lori Martin
NORTHWEST PASSAGE (1958-59, 26 episodes) starring Keith Larsen & Buddy Ebsen
PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES (1965-67, 58 episodes) starring Joan Nash
PRACTICE, THE (1976-77,) starring Danny Thomas & David Spielberg
ROUNDERS, THE (1966-67, 17 episodes) starring Patrick Wayne & Ron Hayes
SAM BENEDICT (1962-63, 28 episodes) starring Edmond O'Brien
SHAFT (1973-74, 7 episodes) starring Richard Roundtree
THEN CAME BRONSON (1969-70, 26 episodes) starring Michael Parks
THIN MAN, THE (1957-59, 72 episodes) starring Peter Lawford & Phyllis Kirk
TRAVELS OF JAMIE MCPHEETERS, THE (1963-64, 26 episodes) starring Kurt Russell, Dan O'Herlihy & Charles Bronson

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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)

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#10 of 11 Ian K McLachlan

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Posted September 07 2008 - 10:51 PM

When is this chat please - because I would like to take part in it. How do you do that if you live in Britain please? I would very much like to ask about -Search; Logan's Run; Girl from UNCLE, Dr. KIldare and Daktari. Thanks. Ian.

#11 of 11 Charles Ellis

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Posted September 08 2008 - 01:12 AM

The FBI and The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. top the WB-TV list for me, along with the classic detective shows that kept the ABC network afloat from 1958-64:

77 Sunset Strip
Hawaiian Eye
Bourbon Street Beat
Surfside 6


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