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#1 of 70 OFFLINE   JamesSmith

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Posted October 06 2010 - 07:22 AM


Dear Guys:


This is a variation of a topic and I started a few months ago, when I asked what was the lowest rated show you voted for www.tvshowsondvd.com.


Outside of the Adam West Batman, Green Hornet, and Wonder Years, what tv shows would you say is the one or the few shows that you'd say, had the absolute "no way in  (expletive deleted) would ever come out on DVD?


Mine are:


Spy Games (from 1997, four unaired episodes). I loved that theme song, that sixties Avengerish feel to it. Light fun.


Domestic Life (from 1985) CBS Martin Mull sitcom, not great, not bad, But Mull was good in it, and had a good cast. Loved the kid who played Mull's son.


Young Maverick (from 1977-78). Loved the new rendition of the Maverick theme. Liked Charles Frank and Susan Blanchard's chemistry. They were married at the time. About 2-3 episodes only shown once--to my knowledge.


Chicago Teddy Bears (1971-2). Only 3-4 episodes made. A strange combination of Hogan's Heroes like antics set in thirties Chicago gangster antics. Strange childhood memory of the theme song.


Fired Up.  Late ninties sitcom starring Sharon Lawrence and what's her name from the King of Queens. Showed potential, shot down.


More later,


What are yours?


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#2 of 70 OFFLINE   Jeff Willis

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Posted October 06 2010 - 10:03 AM

"Eight Is Enough" may be another one due to legal rights issues unless that's changed recently.


- Dennis the Menace


- Ozzie and Harriot complete series sets


- How the West Was Won (miniseries)


- The Fugitive complete series set with 100% restored music


- The Rifleman complete remastered series set



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#3 of 70 OFFLINE   Neil Brock

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Posted October 06 2010 - 10:17 AM



Originally Posted by Jeff Willis 

"Eight Is Enough" may be another one due to legal rights issues unless that's changed recently.


- Dennis the Menace


- Ozzie and Harriot complete series sets


- How the West Was Won (miniseries)


- The Fugitive complete series set with 100% restored music


- The Rifleman complete remastered series set


     I disagree with half of these. I would be very surprised if Dennis The Menace and Rifleman didn't see release at some point in the next couple of years. How the West Was Won I expect will eventually come out once Warner begins to do TV in their burn on demand program. I agree on O&H as there has never been much interest in the show since it left the network in 1966. As for The Fugitive, well I agree that will never happen as well.



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Posted October 06 2010 - 10:33 AM

According to tvshowsondvd Eight Is Enough has no legal rights issues holding it up.  WB just hasn't gotten around to releasing it, due to the cost of remastering masters that are apprently not in too great a shape.  It's on their "long list".  In other words, don't hold your breath.  It would be nice if Shout! or Time Life could release it.


Originally Posted by Jeff Willis 

"Eight Is Enough" may be another one due to legal rights issues unless that's changed recently.


- Dennis the Menace


- Ozzie and Harriot complete series sets


- How the West Was Won (miniseries)


- The Fugitive complete series set with 100% restored music


- The Rifleman complete remastered series set





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Posted October 06 2010 - 12:41 PM

Rags to Riches, an 80s Musical Dramatic Comedy set in the 60s featuring a rich guy adopting 5 girls (losing one after the pilot) that have the unique talent of bending and performing classic rock and roll and popular 60s music to their story needs. I loved this show and know many others that did as well. I imagine music clearance is an issue even though it isn't the actual old time performers singing them, rather it is the cast which include Tisha Campbell-Martin and Joseph Bologna. The pilot film was released on VHS, can't we at least get that?


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Posted October 07 2010 - 03:44 AM

I keep waiting for Please Don't Eat the Daisies and the five remaining seasons of Maude, but it doesn't seem very likely. Sigh.



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Posted October 07 2010 - 05:18 AM



Originally Posted by JamesSmith 


Dear Guys:


what tv shows would you say is the one or the few shows that you'd say, had the absolute "no way in (expletive deleted) would ever come out on DVD?


Mine are:


Spy Games (from 1997, four unaired episodes). I loved that theme song, that sixties Avengerish feel to it. Light fun.




I really liked this show, actress Allison Smith is a favourite of mine.


http://en.wikipedia....Game_(TV_series)



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Posted October 07 2010 - 05:43 AM

how about the following


1. Holmes and YoYo

2. Firehouse

3. Code Red

4. Sanford Arms

5.  Chopper One

6. Switch

7. Gloria

8. masquerade

9. outlaws

10. Enos


There are quite a few short-lived series that i doubt they will ever come out unless they are package together.



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Posted October 07 2010 - 06:13 AM

I would lump practically any old (pre 1970) WB show ever produced into this category (i.e.  77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Bourbon St. Beat, Maverick, Lawman, Colt .45, Cheyenne, Sugarfoot, Bronco, Surfside 6, The Alaskans, The Dakotas, etc).  They have pretty much demonstrated, at least to me, that they have no love at all for all their classic western and private eye shows that many us would absolutely love to have released.


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Posted October 07 2010 - 06:15 AM

How about my two "Holy Grails", the 1969 Animated:


1. Hot Wheels


2. Skyhawks


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Posted October 07 2010 - 07:02 AM



Originally Posted by derosa 




I really liked this show, actress Allison Smith is a favourite of mine.


http://en.wikipedia....Game_(TV_series)


Thank you. I'm glad somebody else remembers the show.

James



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Posted October 07 2010 - 07:05 AM



Originally Posted by Regulus 

How about my two "Holy Grails", the 1969 Animated:


1. Hot Wheels


2. Skyhawks


Yep! I remember them. Those are very likely to fit into the "No Chance in . . ." category. But I do hope they come out for you.

You could also include the animated Fantastic Voyage, Journey to the Center of the Earth, the animated Doctor Doolittle (from the early 70's) and Around the World in 80 Days.


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Posted October 07 2010 - 09:39 AM



Originally Posted by JamesSmith 

Thank you. I'm glad somebody else remembers the show.

James



Last time I looked, there was an episode on YouTube.

I'd love to get the series on dvd, and see the 4 episodes that never aired.




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Posted October 07 2010 - 11:13 AM

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#15 of 70 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted October 07 2010 - 12:21 PM

    Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeff Willis 

"Eight Is Enough" may be another one due to legal rights issues unless that's changed recently.


- Dennis the Menace


- Ozzie and Harriot complete series sets


- How the West Was Won (miniseries)


- The Fugitive complete series set with 100% restored music


- The Rifleman complete remastered series set



I'd agree with you on most of those picks, Jeff.  I do think there's an outside shot for us to still see Dennis and maybe Eight is Enough.  I have to agree with you that The Rifleman is now a major long shot.  The primary reason I'm not very hopeful about that one is that we apparently have lost the person or persons involved in the attempt to release a complete set last year.  If there is no longer a strong advocate for that series then its almost assuredly dead in the water.


From all I know about the Ozzie and Harriet original prints, it's an impossibility for us to see complete, uncut season sets.  My understanding is that those were destroyed back in the 80's or early 90's when the estate allowed the negatives to be cut for syndication on Disney.  I hope that information is wrong because I'd love to hold out some hope that we'd one day have that series on dvd, but I don't believe we ever will.

Originally Posted by Richard Villafana 

I would lump practically any old (pre 1970) WB show ever produced into this category (i.e.  77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Bourbon St. Beat, Maverick, Lawman, Colt .45, Cheyenne, Sugarfoot, Bronco, Surfside 6, The Alaskans, The Dakotas, etc).  They have pretty much demonstrated, at least to me, that they have no love at all for all their classic western and private eye shows that many us would absolutely love to have released.



You might be pleasantly surprised come 2011 with at least one of those shows.  Posted Image



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Posted October 07 2010 - 01:24 PM

Anyone remember Kingston:  Confidential?

I didn't think so. Posted Image   (Consider yourself a true TV whiz kid if you do)


It was one of the few misfires in Raymond Burr's TV career and was his post Ironside attempt at a series.


Others I'd list that are unlikely to see a legal release anytime soon:


The New Perry Mason

The Eddie Capra Mysteries

Nero Wolfe (with William Conrad)

That's Hollywood (great clip series hosted by Tom Bosley)


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Posted October 07 2010 - 08:29 PM

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Posted October 08 2010 - 01:13 PM



Originally Posted by Richard Villafana 

I would lump practically any old (pre 1970) WB show ever produced into this category (i.e.  77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Bourbon St. Beat, Maverick, Lawman, Colt .45, Cheyenne, Sugarfoot, Bronco, Surfside 6, The Alaskans, The Dakotas, etc).  They have pretty much demonstrated, at least to me, that they have no love at all for all their classic western and private eye shows that many us would absolutely love to have released.





Originally Posted by Gary OS 

You might be pleasantly surprised come 2011 with at least one of those shows.  Posted Image



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I hope you're hinting "Maverick" there, Gary!



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Posted October 08 2010 - 03:10 PM



Originally Posted by BobO'Link 








I hope you're hinting "Maverick" there, Gary!


      I hope not. Between film and Encore, I put that one to bed a long time ago.



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Posted October 08 2010 - 03:11 PM



Originally Posted by Steve...O 

Anyone remember Kingston:  Confidential?

  
     Sure, my friend has them all.