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Now One of My Dreams Has Come True: The Mothers-in-Law on DVD!


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#21 of 108 OFFLINE   Tim Tucker

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Posted October 07 2009 - 06:45 AM

Someone over on TVShowsonDVD.com's Facebook page posted some inside information from MPI stating that it should be out Jan/Feb 2010.  They are trying to get conformation.
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#22 of 108 OFFLINE   Robert13

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Posted October 07 2009 - 07:12 AM



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Someone over on TVShowsonDVD.com's Facebook page posted some inside information from MPI stating that it should be out Jan/Feb 2010.  They are trying to get conformation.
I just took a look to see. Jeez, MPI sure is taking their sweet time releasing this series. I went over to their website and they have all of these crap movies coming out that no one's ever heard of. Do those movies really sell? Very weird. MPI has gone from stellar to bottom of the barrel for me within a year. Shout! is the new favorite.  <br /></span>

					
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#23 of 108 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted October 07 2009 - 08:17 AM

 Maybe no acceptable video transfers exist and they need to remaster it?

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 October 07 2009 - 09:16 AM

I am sure that it needed remastering, it has not been widely shown for some time and it is over 40 years old.  Perhaps the extensive extras that are included may be taking longer than anticipated and this may help explain the reason for the delay. As far as the extras go,  I hope they include the unaired pilot and the documentary that was created years ago to showcase the creation and the filming of this series.


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Posted October 07 2009 - 09:30 AM



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One of the best opening themes ever.
Yes I agree. The the music and the accompanying clips set the stage for this slapstick comedy.  I also loved the show logo and the creative "border" around the shows title.  I am not sure what to call the "border", but it was very artistic.


#26 of 108 OFFLINE   Rob_Ray

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Posted October 07 2009 - 11:00 AM

I'm told it's definitely coming.  Be patient.  They are trying to do this one right because thanks to the cooperation of Desilu II and others who care, they can.

#27 of 108 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 07 2009 - 11:08 AM

Wow!  Found this thread accidentally.

Who would ever have thought this show
would see the light of day on DVD.

Loved this show as a kid. I will definately
purchase the set as long as it is reasonably
priced -- not like stuff coming out from Shout
Factory.


 

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#28 of 108 OFFLINE   JohnMor

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Posted October 07 2009 - 01:02 PM

I'm sure it's coming.  It's one package only, and has already been announced and promoted.  I'm sure the final annoucement of a release date will be coming in the next couple of months or so.

#29 of 108 OFFLINE   Corey3rd

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Posted October 07 2009 - 03:04 PM

 maybe they want to line it up with Season 3 of Here's Lucy.
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Posted October 08 2009 - 07:01 AM

I'm sure the primary focus of the deal with Desilu II was getting the Lucille Ball material out first.

Because, of course, it's Lucille Ball. 
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Posted October 08 2009 - 09:52 AM

Looks like this has been delayed until 2nd quarter of next year, but for good reason. They are re-mastering the episodes and preparing additional extras.

Hopefully it will be worth the wait. I've heard a lot about this show, and love 60's era sitcoms, but have never seen this one.
I look forward to discovering it on DVD.

Here's the announcement: http://www.tvshowson...VD-Update/12786

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Posted October 08 2009 - 01:27 PM

Now those are the kind of waits we like!  Very good news! 

#33 of 108 OFFLINE   Robert13

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Posted October 08 2009 - 01:51 PM

That's too bad that it's been delayed for such a long time. For fans of the show, I am glad they are doing it right. I won't be buying it. I'll be too busy with the "Here's Lucy" sets by then. It's a shame they make it sound like it will be available soon and then don't release it until almost a year later. It's bad marketing. Consumers don't like waiting months much less a year.   Anyhow, hope you guys enjoy it when it finally comes out.

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Posted October 08 2009 - 05:31 PM

Yeah, we're not gonna buy it because it didn't come out this year.  42 years was a tolerable wait, but 43 means "no sale." /img/vbsmilies/htf/smiley_wink.gif


#35 of 108 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 09 2009 - 12:24 AM


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It's a shame they make it sound like it will be available soon and then don't release it until almost a year later.


Delays happen.  Often.  Could be replication delays, licensing
issues, the opportunity to get more material which puts things 
on hold, etc.

Many people on this forum familiar with announced projects
will easily tell you that they don't always happen on schedule.

Heck, some of us are still waiting for releases that were
announced YEARS ago (such as The Bowery Boys, Twilight's
Last Gleaming, etc.).

Honestly...I never thought this show would see the light of day.

I mean, it wasn't a huge success.  Most people don't remember
it.

For me, however, I have been looking for this show for years.
I thought I was only one of the few who did remember it.  Saw
it as a kid -- barely remember any of the episodes -- but I do
recall laughing hard at it.  It was also the first time I became a
fan of Kaye Ballard.  I loved her comedy.  Next to Lucy, I would
put her as my as my favorite slapstick comedienne. 


 

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#36 of 108 OFFLINE   Robert13

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Posted October 09 2009 - 01:44 AM



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Yeah, we're not gonna buy it because it didn't come out this year.  42 years was a tolerable wait, but 43 means "no sale."  <br /></span>
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Well, I didn't mean it that way. I'm just not a fan of the show. I was going to pick it up as a casual buy if it was available. But I've since had to pick up some other shows ("The Patty Duke Show", "Fame", "Cagney & Lacey" and "Charles In Charge"). So I have enough things to catch up on. I was just interested in it because it looked funny from the previews. I was going to bump it up and watch it right away. When I saw the lack of news and then the final update, I realized it won't be happening anytime soon. But, like I said, I'm glad for the real fans that it is coming out at some point. <span rel='lightbox'><img class='bbc_img' alt=

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Posted October 09 2009 - 03:53 AM

We're all entitled to our own opinions, but I have to laugh here.  On the one hand, people complain when Series X comes out in slipshod cutdown syndication prints.  Then others complain when Series Y doesn't come out within a few weeks of its initial announcement.  Can't you see why operations like MPI and Shout can't win here?

You can't have it both ways.  MPI could have released old video transfers of The Mothers-in-Law and they would have been on the shelves within a few months.  But everyone involved, including the Arnaz estate and the producers of this DVD want to see this through right, because even though the series itself may not be any "I Love Lucy", they respect the talents of everyone involved, from Lucy veterans Desi Arnaz, Bob Carroll and Madelyn Davis to on-screen legends Eve Arden and Kaye Ballard.  In order to do it right with decent-looking full-length transfers, there's lots of work to be done.  While this work is progressing, other bonus material is coming to light to make this project just a little bit special.  If you don't care about The Mothers-in-Law, move on to shows you do care about.  If you do care about The Mothers-in-Law, I think you'll find the wait worthwhile.

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Posted October 09 2009 - 04:40 AM

Sorry. Didn't mean to turn this into a huge argument. I was just posting my opinion. I think MPI jumped the gun placing previews on the dvds and putting the coverart in the insert of "The Lucy Show". That's all. It's now a fact they were nowhere near putting this release on store shelves. 



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Posted October 09 2009 - 04:54 AM

Robert,

I'm glad you're keeping the thread going, because any discussion of The Mothers-in-Law here on the forum can only help to raise public awareness for  a release I'm really looking forward to.

That's what forums like this are for -- civil arguments and discussions.  Argue away!



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Posted October 09 2009 - 05:12 AM

Hey, my pleasure. /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif">  Maybe you can do that one day for one of my favorite shows. 
					
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