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Most Episodes with no Season Set DVD Releases


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#21 of 37 LeoA

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Posted January 29 2013 - 09:58 PM

France and the English audio tracks were included (At least for the later seasons that didn't see release here... not sure what the situation is for the earlier seasons that did make their way out over here but I imagine the situation is the same). The thread isn't about shows that don't yet have their entire run out that ran for many episodes, but shows that ran for many episodes that have yet to see a single season be released on DVD. So the Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction have seen season releases and wouldn't qualify and My Three Sons has seen its first two seasons released with butchered audio, albeit split across two volumes per season. And I believe Ironside has season releases as does Quincy M.E. Sad to see all the fine classics from the 50's on that list that are still absent of any sort of proper release for even a single season. But at least progress is being made like with Dennis the Menace being out in its entirety since this thread was started, Timeless bringing shows out, Dobie Gillis from Shout Factory that was announced a few days ago (I'm not a fan, but an awful lot of people are around here so I was happy to hear it), the progress being made in preparing Ozzie & Harriet for long overdo season releases with nice transfers, the pending release of season sets for Sea Hunt, etc.

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Posted January 30 2013 - 03:08 AM

A good show that falls just short of the 100 episode cutoff is Hennessey which checks in at 3 seasons and 96 episodes.
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Posted January 30 2013 - 04:18 AM

And another, checks in at 97 episodes, The Detectives.
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Posted January 30 2013 - 04:45 AM

Any particular country in Europe? I would be interested in that!

read about the dvd section. it is france where all 5 seasons have been done. it will be here, eventually. we just tend to be greedier than most countries. i think the studios are learning their lesson, though. it has not been productive for them to put out a less than stellar set, first. with amazon, one can find out fairly quickly from the feedback, what the release was like. the edited ones never do well. http://en.wikipedia....ghway_to_Heaven

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Posted January 30 2013 - 07:07 AM

read about the dvd section. it is france where all 5 seasons have been done. it will be here, eventually. we just tend to be greedier than most countries. i think the studios are learning their lesson, though. it has not been productive for them to put out a less than stellar set, first. with amazon, one can find out fairly quickly from the feedback, what the release was like. the edited ones never do well. http://en.wikipedia....ghway_to_Heaven

I'm beginning to see that European countries tend to value our product more than we do. I've never invested in DVD's from any place other than domestic companies but I have bought tons of CD's from Bear Family, a label in Germany that specializes in hard-to-find American stuff and some not-so-hard-to-find. I've invested in their complete recording box sets of Johnny Horton, Jimmie Rodgers and Jim Reeves as well as a friend who gave me their complete output on Hank Snow.

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Posted January 31 2013 - 01:44 AM

I'm beginning to see that European countries tend to value our product more than we do. I've never invested in DVD's from any place other than domestic companies but I have bought tons of CD's from Bear Family, a label in Germany that specializes in hard-to-find American stuff and some not-so-hard-to-find. I've invested in their complete recording box sets of Johnny Horton, Jimmie Rodgers and Jim Reeves as well as a friend who gave me their complete output on Hank Snow.

Highway to Heaven was Mentioned, but let's not forget ALF, where Lionsgate gave the usual lame "only Syndication masters were good enough!" excuse, yet just a few years later, WB in Germany released the complete series with all but three episodes in original broadcast form. And then there are shows like NYPD Blue, The Tick (animated), and Ironside that have been finished up in R2 or R4, but never made it past the midpoint of their runs in the US. And then, shows like LA Law that are getting full releases in Europe without a single season planned for the US. It would be great if there were a Bear Family for TV in the UK that could get abandoned or unreleased shows in the US released in R2.
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Posted January 31 2013 - 05:47 AM

I'm beginning to see that European countries tend to value our product more than we do. I've never invested in DVD's from any place other than domestic companies but I have bought tons of CD's from Bear Family, a label in Germany that specializes in hard-to-find American stuff and some not-so-hard-to-find. I've invested in their complete recording box sets of Johnny Horton, Jimmie Rodgers and Jim Reeves as well as a friend who gave me their complete output on Hank Snow.

i have over 100 of bear family box sets. it is the one piece of music that i am keeping - most i buy, rip, and sell.

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Posted January 31 2013 - 06:25 AM

i have over 100 of bear family box sets. it is the one piece of music that i am keeping - most i buy, rip, and sell.

I have quite a few of their individual releases (Jimmie Logsdon, Leroy Van Dyke, Narvel Felts, Gene Pitney/George Jones duets and more). I know when I buy something from them it's going to be good. Other than that, I generally wait for things to hit the bargain rack. The Hank Snow sets were the only one I didn't buy. A friend at church asked me if I was a fan and a few weeks later I had one MP3 disk of all the Hank Snow sets, 1004 songs!

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Posted February 01 2013 - 11:21 AM

many people have resorted to keeping mp3s as their only source. i do create mp3s for my ipod and portable listening. however, i am ripping to wavpack with exact audio, as i want my permanent copy of the music to be "complete". now that terrabyte drives are somewhat inexpensive, we can really store all of our cd rips on these drives. one never knows what might happen in the future, and i dont want my only copy of the music to already be truncated. i have all the hank snow sets (i think 5), but i dont think i have listened to any of his yet. of all the people i have listened to, my very favorite country person is hank's "canadian cousin", wilf carter. those are about the only 2 old time country stars from canada, of which i am aware. wilf carter dates all the way back to jimmie rodgers and the carter family (not related). wilf was born in 1904. hank in 1914.

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Posted February 01 2013 - 04:23 PM

many people have resorted to keeping mp3s as their only source. i do create mp3s for my ipod and portable listening. however, i am ripping to wavpack with exact audio, as i want my permanent copy of the music to be "complete". now that terrabyte drives are somewhat inexpensive, we can really store all of our cd rips on these drives. one never knows what might happen in the future, and i dont want my only copy of the music to already be truncated. i have all the hank snow sets (i think 5), but i dont think i have listened to any of his yet. of all the people i have listened to, my very favorite country person is hank's "canadian cousin", wilf carter. those are about the only 2 old time country stars from canada, of which i am aware. wilf carter dates all the way back to jimmie rodgers and the carter family (not related). wilf was born in 1904. hank in 1914.

I don't guess I'm familiar with Wilf but he does sound worth checking out. I intend on eventually investing in the Bear set of the Carter Family, too. I love some Wildwood Flower!

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Posted February 02 2013 - 12:55 PM

wilf carter is very unique. the first boxset of 8cds is called cowboy something or other. it is not that good, because it is not that rich, musically. they did not really capture his voice all that well and there is not a lot of music to back it up. they originally put out a single, called dynamite trail. then they followed it with a 4 cd boxset - i think prairie something or other. anyways, this is his prime stuff. that single and the boxset combined is complete, for that time frame. it is odd that they simply did not just release a 5 cd box set. his later stuff is good, but his voice is not as good by then. i think he sang in 6 decades. his melodies have a very sing-song effect, sorta like polka. they just have a happy sound to them. and he is the best yodeler i have ever heard. there are all sorts of youtube videos of him. and if you listen to quite a few, i dont think it will be hard to detect when his voice was at its prime (probably 10-20 year time frame).

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Posted April 15 2013 - 04:57 PM

Mill Creek bought the rights to the series and they released season 1 with the original uncut episodes.



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Posted October 31 2013 - 04:31 PM

Interesting that it's mostly 1950's black and white shows that are passed over.



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Posted October 31 2013 - 05:40 PM

A good show that falls just short of the 100 episode cutoff is Hennessey which checks in at 3 seasons and 96 episodes.

 

What a fabulous show that was. It's a shame that it's almost totally forgotten.

 

I saw a really bad print of one episode on YouTube a year or so ago, and while it looked and sounded horrible, it reminded me of what a charming show HENNESSEY was. That video was gone the next time I checked, but I'm thankful I at least got to see that while it was there.

 

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Posted November 01 2013 - 11:12 AM

I put a little list together of shows with 100 or more episodes that have not be released on DVD without any complete season sets. No best ofs. No "TV favorites". Only U.S. releases. At least one complete season released. For obvious reasons I didn't include game shows, talk shows, soaps, variety shows, series done mostly live, etc.

Lassie - 587
Death Valley Days - 532
Ozzie and Harriet - 435
G.E. Theatre - 293
Burns and Allen - 291 (including 1st 2 live seasons)
Dragnet (1950s Version) - 276
Fireside Theatre - 268
Jack Benny - 256 (also includes live episodes)
Life of Riley (Bendix) - 217
The Millionaire - 207
77 Sunset Strip - 205
The Lineup (a/k/a San Francisco Beat) - 201
Love That Bob - 173
LA Law - 171

Empty Nest - 170
Adventures of Rin Tin Tin - 164
Step By Step - 160
Bachelor Father - 157
December Bride - 157

Cold Case - 156
Lawman - 156
Sheriff of Cochise/U.S. Marshall - 156
Ben Casey - 153
Trapper John M.D. - 151
Chicago Hope - 141
Judging Amy - 138
Hawaiian Eye - 134
The Defenders - 132
Our Miss Brooks - 130
Four Star Playhouse - 129
Sisters - 127
The Gale Storm Show (a/k/a Oh Susannah) - 126
My Little Margie - 126
The Steve Harvey Show - 123
Yes Dear - 122

Batman - 120
I Led 3 Lives - 117
Whirlybirds - 117
The Wonder Years - 115
Head of the Class - 114
Lou Grant - 114
One on One - 113
Wild Bill Hickok - 113
Grace Under Fire - 112
Amen - 111
The Hogan Family - 110
The Parkers - 110
Kit Carson - 104
The People's Choice - 104
Private Secretary - 104
The Farmer's Daughter - 101
Unhappily Ever After - 100

 

   The list has gotten smaller. Still a lot of 50s shows on there, most owned by CBS. They don't seem to be very interested in doing anything with them.


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Posted November 01 2013 - 12:12 PM

   The list has gotten smaller. Still a lot of 50s shows on there, most owned by CBS. They don't seem to be very interested in doing anything with them.

 

Unfortunately this is true.  I think we really have hit the wall in terms of b/w releases.  Sure, we will see a scattered few here and there, but I think the glory days of multiple 50's releases per month are long gone.

 

 

Gary "once CBS finishes up Rawhide and the b/w Gunsmokes, I'm not sure they'll release anything else of that vintage" O.  :(


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Posted November 03 2013 - 03:40 AM

Unfortunately this is true.  I think we really have hit the wall in terms of b/w releases.  Sure, we will see a scattered few here and there, but I think the glory days of multiple 50's releases per month are long gone.

 

 

Gary "once CBS finishes up Rawhide and the b/w Gunsmokes, I'm not sure they'll release anything else of that vintage" O.  :(

I agree. CBS 's reluctance to release less popular vintage shows coupled with

Timeless 's apparent move away from the old shows means we'll be fortunate to get an occasional release . Not sure, what's up with TGG direct. Will Ripcord be their last ZIV relaease?






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