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Shout! Factory's April Fool's Day Joke and Guiding Light


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#1 of 48 OFFLINE   Jack Cleveland

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Posted April 03 2011 - 12:00 AM

Hi all-


I chuckled out loud at this April Fool's Day joke from Shout! Factory.


  http://www.shoutfact...x#axzz1IQSRK5uv


As much as I loved Guiding Light, and would love to have certain storylines to revisit, it certainly put in perspective what a complete series box set would look like for this one!!!

Anyone else interested in certain storylines, or even highlight box sets divided by decades, much like what was done for BBC's Coronation Street?


Guiding Light was truly a wonderful show, and I know that many still miss the adventures of the Bauers and Spauldings and Lewis' and Coopers of Springfield!



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Posted April 03 2011 - 03:54 AM

Is Coronation Street shown on BBC America?

#3 of 48 OFFLINE   Jack Cleveland

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Posted April 03 2011 - 07:28 AM

Someone else will have to answer that one.  I have considered getting the 60's Box set to get a feel for the series, but I already have so much to watch-  It would be an interesting way, however to market soaps like Guiding Light.  Story highlights and bacground info would make for fascinating watching!



#4 of 48 OFFLINE   vnisanian2001

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Posted April 03 2011 - 07:56 AM

I think a better April Fools Joke would have been the announcement of new season sets of shows that they have just stalled (like The Paper Chase and Room 222 for example).


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#5 of 48 OFFLINE   Regulus

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Posted April 03 2011 - 08:04 AM

So that's what the Box Set of The Guiding Light lools like!


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Posted April 03 2011 - 08:06 AM

So that what the Box Set for The Guiding Light looks like.


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Posted April 03 2011 - 08:09 AM

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#8 of 48 OFFLINE   DeWilson

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Posted April 03 2011 - 08:28 AM



Originally Posted by WaveCrest 

Is Coronation Street shown on BBC America?



No



#9 of 48 OFFLINE   Professor Echo

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Posted April 03 2011 - 10:34 AM

That was hilarious! Thanks for posting, Jack. Got a good laugh out of that today.

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Posted April 03 2011 - 02:13 PM



Originally Posted by Point-Blank 

That was hilarious! Thanks for posting, Jack. Got a good laugh out of that today.



As did I.  Let me join Walker is saying a big "Thank You" to Jack for linking that!



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Posted April 03 2011 - 05:44 PM

Those who can watch the entire set in order, get it free of charge! 

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Posted April 03 2011 - 08:55 PM

For those of us who adored Guiding Light and who mourn the seeming demise of the daytime drama, this "joke" isn't so funny. Especially since soaps have never been released in any proper way on DVD. This is in spite of the numerous ways in which scenes or episodes could be volumized by character, theme, era, etc.
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Posted April 04 2011 - 12:41 AM

You forgot about Dark Shadows.

Originally Posted by David Rain 

For those of us who adored Guiding Light and who mourn the seeming demise of the daytime drama, this "joke" isn't so funny. Especially since soaps have never been released in any proper way on DVD. This is in spite of the numerous ways in which scenes or episodes could be volumized by character, theme, era, etc.





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Posted April 04 2011 - 03:43 AM

I'd rather they do Passions. It's only 2,231 episodes and can easily fit onto 500 discs. Let's see--500 discs divided by boxed sets of 10...that's about 50 volumes. It can be done. Or do double-sided discs and then you only need 25 volumes. You see? It can be done.




 

 


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Posted April 04 2011 - 06:04 AM



Originally Posted by David Rain 

For those of us who adored Guiding Light and who mourn the seeming demise of the daytime drama, this "joke" isn't so funny. Especially since soaps have never been released in any proper way on DVD. This is in spite of the numerous ways in which scenes or episodes could be volumized by character, theme, era, etc.



 I feel so sorry for you. As a soap fan, you must be so distraught that Shout! tried to play up your distress for comic relief. Maybe you could write them a letter!



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Posted April 04 2011 - 09:53 AM

The link to April's Fool joke is not working for me. I think maybe they removed it. Did anybody save it? I could use a laugh>
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#17 of 48 OFFLINE   Jack Cleveland

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Posted April 04 2011 - 10:14 AM



Originally Posted by David Rain 

For those of us who adored Guiding Light and who mourn the seeming demise of the daytime drama, this "joke" isn't so funny. Especially since soaps have never been released in any proper way on DVD. This is in spite of the numerous ways in which scenes or episodes could be volumized by character, theme, era, etc.



David-


I too adored the soap.  It is a touchstone to my past, and I would love to have some kind of DVD set to revisit from time to time.  Certainly did not mean to mock your loss, as it was my loss as well.

What I found funny was the packaging ( a huge trailer) ands the price (45000 dollars if my memory serves me correctly)!


I would love to see sets of this show released by decades, with full selected episodes to cover story lines.  I would buy these without thinking twice!



#18 of 48 OFFLINE   Jack Cleveland

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Posted April 04 2011 - 10:16 AM

And yes the page is gone... Probably to not upset anyone!

#19 of 48 OFFLINE   Regulus

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Posted April 04 2011 - 12:42 PM

For all of those who missed it, Here it is! [/url]

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Posted April 04 2011 - 01:13 PM

Thanks for posting the pic, William.

Some days I feel like I'm going to need a storage shed to hold all my dvds.


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