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Dragnet '68 on Hulu -- Why not on DVD?


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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   MarkPA333

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Posted December 15 2008 - 02:19 PM

I saw that the second season of the Dragnet 1967-1970 "revival" is available for free viewing on Hulu. The episodes look great! And the source for the video is listed as "UMS" (which I believe is Universal).

If these are available in digital form, why haven't we seen this season released on DVD yet? It's been over 3 years since Dragnet '67 was released. If Dragnet '68 is out already, forgive me -- perhaps I missed it.

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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Corey3rd

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Posted December 15 2008 - 03:36 PM

it's cheaper for them to put them on Hulu than the costs associated with pressing and distributing DVDs. Even if a selection goes bust on Hulu, Universal isn't stuck with a warehouse full of returns.

The local RTN station runs Dragnet with Adam 12. Maybe they'll get enough awareness back that it will be good to put them out on DVD.
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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   MarkPA333

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Posted December 15 2008 - 04:21 PM

I hope you're right about the local station generating interest. At least the Hulu episodes are uncut and clean! Would be better to watch them on my TV but this will do nicely for now as a substitute Dragnet "fix".

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Posted December 16 2008 - 02:14 AM

you should check to see if any of your local stations are using RTN programming for their digital substation. That's how we get it in Raleigh. Right now RTN is running Universal's programming.
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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted December 16 2008 - 07:14 AM

As to the whole returns issue, why don't studios just press a small amount of niche product, see if it sells, and if there is a demand, make more?

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 December 16 2008 - 07:44 AM

Because retailers won't order it (or as much of it) if it's non-returnable.
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