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HTF Warner Tv/Animation Chat 9/15/08 - summary - to be updated live


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#21 of 131 OFFLINE   DeWilson

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Posted September 15 2008 - 01:46 PM

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Not to be a smart aleck or anything, but I'm not holding my breath. I'll believe it when I see it. The WB is almost, but not quite, as allergic to their B/W catalog as Sony is.

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I'm sad to say I agree with you on all counts.

There were those rummors about a certain video company trying to licence the rights to WB's B&W similar to whats being done with the Universal/MCA stuff. (And going as far to buying 16mm prints of said shows on the collector's market) I wonder if that's part of an evaluation if true.

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Posted September 15 2008 - 01:52 PM

I still can't get back into the chat.

can someone ask about the futher stats on Mama's Family?

#23 of 131 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted September 15 2008 - 01:59 PM

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I'm sad to say I agree with you on all counts.

There were those rummors about a certain video company trying to licence the rights to WB's B&W similar to whats being done with the Universal/MCA stuff. (And going as far to buying 16mm prints of said shows on the collector's market) I wonder if that's part of an evaluation if true.


And that's part of the problem. Let's say an independent did get the rights to certain shows in Warner's B/W catalog. More than likely they are only getting distribution rights and have to go and find 16mm prints that are often less than stellar. The Indy's don't have a lot of money to remaster so they end up having to put out dvds with uneven audio and video quality. If Warners would do it themselves we'd get much better quality stuff because they have the best prints. So it's a double blow when they don't have interest in releasing these vintage series themselves.


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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:00 PM

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I still can't get back into the chat.

can someone ask about the futher stats on Mama's Family?

Ask them if they ever intend to do a non-bastardized season 1, and emphasize the same for the rest of the seasons.

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.


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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:01 PM

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I'm sad to say I agree with you on all counts.

There were those rummors about a certain video company trying to licence the rights to WB's B&W similar to whats being done with the Universal/MCA stuff. (And going as far to buying 16mm prints of said shows on the collector's market) I wonder if that's part of an evaluation if true.

Agree with Gary and Denny here. It would be a real shame if Maverick, for example, got released using 16mm prints instead of the high quality 35mm prints Warner has in their possession.

Were sales of the Reeves Superman and Gilligan's Island really that poor that they were scared off from doing classic TV?
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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:01 PM

I can't get in either. Can somebody ask about the short-lived series Wizards and Warriors (from 1983) , Duck Dodgers, Pinky, Elmirya and the Brain,

Please

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:05 PM

Can't get in. Can someone please ask about Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Thanks.

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:12 PM

Must be full. I cant get in either.

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:15 PM

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Can't get in. Can someone please ask about Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Thanks.

Was asked. No plans at this time,

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:17 PM

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Agree with Gary and Denny here. It would be a real shame if Maverick, for example, got released using 16mm prints instead of the high quality 35mm prints Warner has in their possession.

Were sales of the Reeves Superman and Gilligan's Island really that poor that they were scared off from doing classic TV?

I wonder if it was sales,or they just don't want to deal with all B&W series!

"Superman","Gilligan's Island",and "F-Troop" were part (or 1/3) B&W and the rest color.

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:19 PM

Can someone ask about if they plan to slim down there BBC Collection Boxsets? Like Are You Being Served?, Keeping Up Apperances, and As Time Goes By

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:23 PM

Memo Warner Brothers:-
In regards to your classic b/w tv shows from 1955-1963-STOP with your SPIN and tell us exactly of your plans regarding these shows.Posted Image

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:27 PM

More MGM Cartoon, Night Court & Waltons!!

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:28 PM

Trying to get into the chat and having absolutely no luck. Keeps giving me: "Unable to connect : java.net.ConnectException : Connection timed out: connect"

So, if anyone in chat has the opportunity, would appreciate hearing about some one season shows like "Two of a Kind", "I'm with Her", and "The Class." Oh, and it'd be great to find out if the Duck Dodgers tv show is on their radar for release. Thanks.

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:31 PM

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Was asked. No plans at this time,


Ok, thanks.

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:37 PM

Any news on Shazam or Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:42 PM

What is WLIIA?

EDIT-- Nevermind. Figured it out as soon as I hit submit.

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:55 PM

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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:56 PM

didn't seem to be too much "wow" from this chat.
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Posted September 15 2008 - 02:59 PM

Good to see that WB is still interested in Mama's Family, maybe they'll be able to get the uncut prints after all.


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