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PR: McCloud Season 1 - Australian Release


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#1 of 41 OFFLINE   MadmanTV

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Posted March 21 2010 - 04:30 PM

Hi all,

Just wanted to share that Madman Entertainment will be releasing the first season of McCloud in Australia/New Zealand using the original 6 x 50 minute episodic versions, as opposed to the 3 re-cut TV movies created in the mid 70s.

Along with the pilot episode (Portrait Of A Dead Girl) the 6 episodes will be included as originally broadcast:
WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T MAKE FRIENDS IN NEW YORK CITY
HORSE STEALING ON FIFTH AVENUE
THE CONCRETE CORRAL
THE STAGE IS ALL THE WORLD
WALK IN THE DARK
OUR MAN IN PARIS

And to complete the package, the 3 re-cut versions are included as a bonus:
MAN FROM TAOS, MANHATTAN MANHUNT and MURDER ARENA

It took over a year to find the original prints and it literally came down to the very last moment for their potential inclusion, so we are thrilled to finally present the series as originally produced.

You can find more info here:
http://www.madman.co...releaseId=13232

along with Madman's same-day releases of McMILLAN & WIFE (Season 1) and BANACEK (Season 1)
http://www.madman.co...releaseId=13230
http://www.madman.co...releaseId=13227






#2 of 41 ONLINE   Jack P

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Posted March 21 2010 - 05:25 PM

Oh, how I wish Universal had never released the S1 set in R1 in 2005!


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Posted June 04 2010 - 03:20 PM

I ordered this when it was released, got it Thursday due to it being out of stock for a while, and it was missing 2 of the 3 dvds! I contacted the company I ordered it from, DevoteD DVD. I'm hoping they send me a replacement set as I have no real desire to mail it back to Australia but will if I have to.



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Posted October 10 2010 - 12:24 AM

I´d like to know whether the Australien release has English subtitles?


How is the picture quality in comparison to the US-box???



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Posted October 10 2010 - 12:43 AM



Originally Posted by Mr. Pacino 

I´d like to know whether the Australien release has English subtitles?


How is the picture quality in comparison to the US-box???


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#6 of 41 OFFLINE   Mr. Pacino

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Posted October 10 2010 - 01:35 AM



Originally Posted by Regulus 




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You´re a clever boy:-)

Thank you for telling me....


But I´ll explain it to you.....


I´m German and I sometimes prefer to see an American series with English subtitles......-did you understand that?




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Posted October 10 2010 - 06:03 AM



Originally Posted by Mr. Pacino 



You´re a clever boy:-)

Thank you for telling me....


But I´ll explain it to you.....


I´m German and I sometimes prefer to see an American series with English subtitles......-did you understand that?



To answer your question: there are no subtitles (english or otherwise) on this set, sorry. Great set otherwise though!





#8 of 41 OFFLINE   FrancisP

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Posted October 11 2010 - 08:06 AM

I see they have also releases season 2 of McCloud as well.



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Posted December 21 2010 - 03:29 AM

Should be interesting to see what Madman does next with this great show, hopefully continuing now that both season 3 and season 4 are coming out in certain European region 2 territories in February, where it's only been the longer movie region 1 versions thus far by the way. 


#10 of 41 OFFLINE   Mr. Pacino

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Posted December 21 2010 - 05:14 AM

In which European territories will Season 3+4 be released?



#11 of 41 OFFLINE   HenryDuBrow

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Posted December 21 2010 - 06:25 AM

The region 2 release date seems to be February 15 and it's all 10 stories, I have managed to discover the place of DVD debut so far is apparently limited to Scandinavia only.

 


#12 of 41 OFFLINE   HenryDuBrow

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Posted January 13 2011 - 11:27 AM

Season 3 has an Australian release date of March 16th, from the good folks at Madman again.


#13 of 41 OFFLINE   Mr. Pacino

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Posted January 13 2011 - 05:10 PM

Thanks HenryDuBrow for the information.


Do you know a link where I can pre-order Season 3 in Australia?



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Posted January 13 2011 - 07:08 PM




Originally Posted by Mr. Pacino 
Thanks HenryDuBrow for the information.


Do you know a link where I can pre-order Season 3 in Australia?


The Madman link is here


Henry, thanks for the update on McCloud.  I have the R1 S1/2 set but am looking into these R4 sets.  As of this posting, the AU/US exchange rate looks good for me.   EZDVD has the McCloud sets at $39.97 AU = $39.86 US.


Originally Posted by Jack P 

Oh, how I wish Universal had never released the S1 set in R1 in 2005!


Jack,


I'm not sure I understood the OP's post about the difference between the R1 S1/2 release and the Madman S1 (and S2?) releases.


When Grant said that the Madman sets contain the original 6x50 episodic versions vs the "re-cut" TV Movies, does that mean that the Madman sets contain footage that was removed from the R1 set versions or is he referring to the re-editing/combining of the episodes into "TV-Movie" format with all of the original scenes intact, just combined?



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#15 of 41 OFFLINE   Jack P

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Posted January 13 2011 - 07:39 PM

The point is that the re-edited movies of the S1 episodes that combined two 60 minute episodes into one 90 minute episode removes and rearranges many scenes to turn things into total incoherence.     In short, you're not getting all of the footage originally shot for S1 when you see these re-edited 90 minute versions (an unbilled cameo of Doug McClure in fact is totally lost as a result of this in one episode).     The Madman set lets you see the episodes as they were originally intended AND provide the alternate recuts whereas the R1 release has just the recut 90 minute versions.



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Posted January 14 2011 - 06:45 AM

Does the MadMan version have the original NBC Mystery opening with the great Henry Mancini theme?  If that's the case I might consider buying it from Australia.


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Posted January 14 2011 - 08:33 AM

It's not on S1 because the theme wasn't part of S1.


The real irony is that the one time the theme has been used on a release it was used INCORRECTLY!   (The Ellery Queen pilot credits).



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Posted January 14 2011 - 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack P 

It's not on S1 because the theme wasn't part of S1.


The real irony is that the one time the theme has been used on a release it was used INCORRECTLY!   (The Ellery Queen pilot credits).



I knew it wouldn't be on the S1 release because it wasn't used then.  I was asking about S2.  And yes, you are correct about the Ellery Queen pilot using the theme (which was indeed very strange).



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Posted January 14 2011 - 04:57 PM

McCloud was aired in NBC's Four in One "wheel" in its first season. Was there a separate Four in One main title, à la The NBC Mystery Movie sequence that featured the man with the flashlight and the Mancini theme?



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Posted January 17 2011 - 06:39 AM

McCloud is really picking up speed in Europe now, season 5 rides out there in April at the same regional place as mentioned for seasons 3 & 4, this probably means Madman in Australia shouldn't be far behind either I'm sure.