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KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER...and other Universal requests


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#1 of 22 OFFLINE   MattHR

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Posted December 16 2001 - 06:49 PM

Does anyone else want to see KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER complete TV series in a DVD box set? I believe the series ran for only 20 episodes back in 1974-1975. Anchor Bay already released the two TV-movie/pilots THE NIGHT STALKER and THE NIGHT STRANGLER. Those were ABC Film productions, while the series was produced by Universal Studios.

I'd also like to see other Universal TV series released on DVD: THE ROCKFORD FILES, THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, THE BIONIC WOMAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, KOJAK, to name just a few.

Of all the major studios, Univeral is probably the biggest offender when it comes to ignoring their TV library, and Universal has one of the largest.

Universal has released dozens of TV DVDs in the U.K. on their Universal Playback label. Hopefully, they will start to release them in the U.S. (and in full-season box sets, of course!)

Here's hoping...

#2 of 22 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted December 17 2001 - 01:20 AM

I had read somewhere that the biggest problem is that Universal has sold it's tv product to USA networks. But, now that they have bought them back. More shows might start getting released.

My partial wish list:
-MIAMI VICE
-SLIDERS
-BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
-LAW AND ORDER
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

#3 of 22 OFFLINE   Jerry AZ

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Posted December 17 2001 - 01:30 PM

Another vote for ol' Kolchak. Posted Image That was always one of my favorite shows growing up.
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#4 of 22 OFFLINE   Brian W.

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Posted December 17 2001 - 07:21 PM

Count me in! I have the Anchor Bay DVD, and I would buy a boxed set of the complete series in a heartbeat!

#5 of 22 OFFLINE   MatthewA

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Posted December 18 2001 - 12:34 PM

The TV shows I want from Universal Studios are:

AMEN (1986-1991)
THE BULLWINKLE SHOW (1959-1963)
GIMME A BREAK (1981-1987)
KATE & ALLIE (1984-1989)
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER (1957-1963)
MURDER, SHE WROTE (1984-1996)

uncut and in season-by-season sets, por favor.

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.


#6 of 22 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted December 19 2001 - 05:08 PM

A KOLCHAK set would be nice (and fairly easy to do as a single set), but I want these Universal TV series on DVD even more:

* BORIS KARLOFF'S THRILLER (1961-62)
* ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (1955-62, including the discs currently available only as part of the movie box sets)
* ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65)
* SUSPICION (1957, short-lived suspense anthology series made by the HITCHCOCK crew)
* M-SQUAD (1957-60, a cool police series starring Lee Marvin)
* DRAGNET (the 1967-70 version, plus the TV-movie, DRAGNET '69)

My Current Damage at DVD Aficionado

Wanted in R1: UNEARTHLY STRANGER ('63) / IF I HAD A MILLION ('32) / THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK ('41) / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD ('56) / TERROR ABOARD ('33) / DANGER ROUTE ('68) / THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM ('68) / GUNN ('67) / ZOO IN BUDAPEST ('33) / THE SEA WOLF ('41) / DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ('63, restored) / ALAKAZAM THE GREAT ('60) / DARKER THAN AMBER ('70) / THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME ('47) / CROSSWINDS ('51) / JIVARO ('54)

Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)


#7 of 22 OFFLINE   Doug Wallen

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Posted December 24 2001 - 03:21 PM

Another vote for Kolchak.

What about Ironside?
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#8 of 22 OFFLINE   Larry Gardner

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Posted December 24 2001 - 05:36 PM

When Universal does release Battlestar Gallactica, I hope they release the extended TV broadcast pilot. This is far different then the movide version they release.

#9 of 22 OFFLINE   Derek M Germano

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Posted December 25 2001 - 08:56 AM

Put me down for THE NIGHT STALKER and THRILLER with your host Boris Karloff!
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#10 of 22 OFFLINE   Paul_Scott

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Posted February 06 2003 - 05:29 PM

Boy would i love to have a box set of Kolchak!
i bought a few of the columbia house tapes (the unsyndicated episodes) and they look excellent for vhs. i would hope/expect they would look even better on dvd.
Anchor Bays disc of the two movies looks AMAZING.
here's one series that could easily be put out complete in one modestly priced package.

you can also put me down for 6 million $ man and especially The Bionic Woman, and Buck Rogers.

seems i heard months ago that Universal was starting to gear up to move on their tv properties, but i haven't heard a peep since. will definitely be buying the Rockford Files...but man-0-man would i love to see some Zombies and Rakshashas peering out of the shadows of my HT soon!

#11 of 22 OFFLINE   Thomas Kolla

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Posted February 19 2003 - 06:35 AM

I too am dying for the KOLCHAK series on DVD (only 20 episodes). How about a David Chase interview as an extra. Please listen Universal!

#12 of 22 OFFLINE   Eugene Esterly

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Posted February 19 2003 - 07:57 AM

I would also love to have all of the episodes of Kolchak: The Night Stalker on DVD.

I also want THE BULLWINKLE SHOW, BORIS KARLOFF'S THRILLER, ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR & ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS

These shows must be on DVD in season format. Kolchak: The Night Stalker would only need about 2-3 discs since it only has 20 episodes.

#13 of 22 OFFLINE   Tommy G

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Posted April 07 2003 - 05:02 AM

If Universal decides to release Kolchak: The Night Stalker, I'd be first in line to buy it on release date. Probably my favorite TV show of all time as a kid and still love it today. Sci Fi was running it for a while but it didn't stick around too long. I'm on my knees begging for this one!
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#14 of 22 OFFLINE   Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted April 09 2003 - 10:51 AM

I remember having nightmares after seeing the original Pilot with Dracula. I swear I got a cross from my Moms Jewelry box to sleep with.

Id like to see if it holds up. Not everything from the 70s does.

#15 of 22 OFFLINE   Bob Engleman

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Posted April 10 2003 - 04:04 AM

My requests are as follows:

1.Belarus File
2.Black Shield of Falworth, The
3.To Hell and Back
4.A re-release of the classic monster series of the 30's/40's

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#16 of 22 OFFLINE   Derek M Germano

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Posted April 10 2003 - 07:49 AM

A re-release of the classic monster series of the 30's/40's


I agree and add the Karloff/Lugosi starrers THE BLACK CAT and THE RAVEN.

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#17 of 22 OFFLINE   Thomas Kolla

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Posted April 11 2003 - 03:02 AM

I can't believe all the TV shows coming to DVD, and still no Kolchak! Come on Universal, 20 episodes of a cult classic is not too much to ask for is it????

#18 of 22 OFFLINE   Tommy G

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Posted April 12 2003 - 12:34 AM

Not to mention the cult following Kolchak: The Night Stalker has. I think Universal would be pleasantly surprised if this were to be released. Remember, this was Chris Carter's inspiration for the X-Files which could be plastered all over the front of the dvd case and maybe pique quite a few more people's interest.
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#19 of 22 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted April 12 2003 - 04:51 AM

Northern Exposure in season sets (first and second combined would be nice)
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#20 of 22 OFFLINE   Craig: Mclaren

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Posted May 25 2003 - 04:32 AM

MIAMI VICE!!!!!!!

The Equalizer

The A- Team

Airwolf

Knight Rider

Kojak

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