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Thriller (Boris Karloff Series) Rumored coming to DVD


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#1 of 63 OFFLINE   Shatner's Grim Reaper

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Posted October 07 2009 - 10:55 AM

according to TVShowsOn DVD.com....REALLY !!

http://www.tvshowson...s-Planned/12778



#2 of 63 OFFLINE   shoeshineboy

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Posted October 07 2009 - 01:56 PM

 Terrific! I've got another Karloff TV series that is in pretty bad shape, from some minor company... was that Thriller too? Half the time he introduces it while sitting in front of a fire place, and Karloff takes the odd starring role in it. But the dvd is buried under a big pile right now...

#3 of 63 OFFLINE   DeWilson

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Posted October 07 2009 - 02:33 PM

No, that was THE VEIL, which was produced at HAL ROACH STUDIOS about a year or two before THRILLER 

#4 of 63 OFFLINE   Elena S

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Posted October 07 2009 - 06:33 PM

Can't wait for this -- loved the show!

#5 of 63 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted October 07 2009 - 08:17 PM

I've only seen a couple of episodes, but they were enough to make me hope for the series for several years now.  I just hope they aren't time-compressed like Combat!.


#6 of 63 OFFLINE   Richard V

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Posted October 08 2009 - 03:12 AM

Sweet.  Been waiting a long time for this one.  There is still hope for B&W classic TV!!!!!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/banana.gif

See you at the pah-ty, Richter.

#7 of 63 OFFLINE   John Stell

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Posted October 08 2009 - 04:12 AM

You can all thank me for this, since I should have known as soon as I decided to buy the series on DVD-R that a proper release would come shortly thereafter.
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Posted October 08 2009 - 06:05 AM



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You can all thank me for this, since I should have known as soon as I decided to buy the series on DVD-R that a proper release would come shortly thereafter.</div></span></div>
same thing happens to me.  Oh well.<br />

					
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#9 of 63 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted October 08 2009 - 12:28 PM

Woo hoo!!! /img/vbsmilies/htf/smile.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif/img/vbsmilies/htf/thumbsup.gif Boris Karloff's THRILLER has been my most-wanted MIA classic TV show on R1 DVD, and it sounds like it's getting the "full series" royal treatment it deserves!

If it all pans out without a hitch, that now moves the criminally neglected/forgotten T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) into my most-wanted "unreleased on R1 DVD" spot, followed by:

  • Alfred Hitchcock's SUSPICION (1957-58) Universal
  • CORONET BLUE (1965/1967) CBS/Paramount
  • Roald Dahl's WAY OUT (1961) home video rights unknown
  • THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) Universal
  • PANIC! (1957-58) home video rights unknown
  • THE WESTERNER (1960) Four Star... perhaps VCI?
  • MAVERICK (1957-62) Warner Bros
  • THE IMMORTAL (1970) CBS/Paramount
  • ULTRA Q (1966-67) Tsuburaya Productions
  • BATMAN (1966-68) Fox... though I'm not holding my breath on this one.

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Posted October 08 2009 - 05:10 PM

I think Universal was waiting for bootleg sales to hit one million before they decided to sell it.

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Posted October 31 2009 - 03:08 AM

It's been confirmed...Thriller (Boris Karloff) series coming to DVD thanks to Image sometime next year.

http://www.tvshowson...s-Release/12892





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Posted October 31 2009 - 05:03 AM



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I think Universal was waiting for bootleg sales to hit one million before they decided to sell it.
Are studios really checking such thing to see what's popular?


#13 of 63 OFFLINE   Hollywoodaholic

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Posted October 31 2009 - 05:49 AM

I think he was being facetious, but in full disclosure, I was probably that frustrated and millionth customer a little while back.

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Are studios really checking such thing to see what's popular?
 



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Posted October 31 2009 - 05:58 AM



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You can all thank me for this, since I should have known as soon as I decided to buy the series on DVD-R that a proper release would come shortly thereafter.</div></span></div>
You Bad Boy!/img/vbsmilies/htf/rolleyes.gif Now do the "Honest" Thing, When the Official Version becomes available, go out and purchase it, then introduce the "Alternative" Version to Mr. B.F. Hammer! <img alt=


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Posted October 31 2009 - 04:46 PM

I do think major studios study bootleg sales and OOP VHS titles on ebay.  I think that's why you'll see an old TV movie like "The Girl Most Likely to" get a DVD release.  I can't think of any title that I have seen more bootleg ads for online then "Thriller".  One popped up at the top of the screen when I viewed this thread.  I still can't imagine why Universal never wanted to cash in on this series while everybody else did.

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Posted October 31 2009 - 06:18 PM



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...  I think that's why you'll see an old TV movie like "The Girl Most Likely to" get a DVD release....
Er, I think it's more the fact that it stars Stockard Channing and Ed Asner,and was co-written by Joan Rivers had something to do with that good it released. (And it's been out on DVD since 2005!)


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Posted October 31 2009 - 06:51 PM

Er, I know "The Girl Most Likely to" was released on DVD in 2005.  I bought it when it came out and I also know people were selling a lot of  VHS copies on ebay for a lot of money for years before the DVD was released.  Ed Asner and Stockard Channing have done a ton of TV work ( Seen any "Lou Grant" DVD's out there? ) most of it's not on DVD.  It's still fairly rare when a 70's TV movie gets a DVD release (especially 4 years ago!).

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Posted November 01 2009 - 08:51 AM



Quote:
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Er, I know "The Girl Most Likely to" was released on DVD in 2005.  I bought it when it came out and I also know people were selling a lot of  VHS copies on ebay for a lot of money for years before the DVD was released.  Ed Asner and Stockard Channing have done a ton of TV work ( Seen any "Lou Grant" DVD's out there? ) most of it's not on DVD.  It's still fairly rare when a 70's TV movie gets a DVD release (especially 4 years ago!).

ok :)



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Posted November 01 2009 - 09:52 AM

I'm kind of shocked "Lou Grant" never did get a DVD release, but I'll save that for another thread.

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Posted November 04 2009 - 03:28 PM

Wow, I really hope this is the tv series I've been wondering about for years, but had no clue what it might have been called as I had only seen maybe an episode or two as a child back in the 70s. All I could remember was it being episodic, black and white, and in the horror vein. Now that I've seen it mentioned, I do seem to remember Boris Karloff being involved. I only saw the show in syndication when my family was vacationing in California.

Does anyone recall if there was ever an episode involving a haunted house type of setting and featuring a scraggly white haired old hag or witch? I would be thrilled (no pun intended) to find out that this was the series containing that story! It scared me quite a bit as a kid.