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#1 of 99 OFFLINE   Powell&Pressburger

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Posted July 11 2011 - 11:58 AM

Shout Factory is going to be releasing a 25 Disc Box Set for Barney Miller Oct 25th 2011!


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The Emmy- and Golden-Globe-winning show will also be accompanied on DVD by "tons" of newly-produced and never-before-seen bonus features, including a 32-page Commemorative Book, New Interviews with the Cast (Hal Linden, Max Gail, Abe Vigoda), the Original Unaired Pilot, Writers Commentary on Select Episodes, and - whoa! - the First Season of the spin-off show Fish starring Abe Vigoda (note that the spin-off lasted for two seasons and 35 episodes; the 13-episode first season was more closely tied to Barney Miller since Vigoda's "Detective Phil Fish" regularly appeared in BOTH shows during the episodes that aired in 1977; Fish retired from the NYPD at the beginning of the Fall '77 season for each of these sitcoms).

Shout! is timing this title's street date to be on store shelves during the holiday gift-giving season, and the package art (shown below) clearly will appeal to fans. If you already own the individual season sets for the first three broadcast years, then you'll be wondering if SF plans to put out separate packages for Seasons 5 through 8. While the studio hasn't officially said, our experience is that they almost certainly will, and have done so in the past whenever they've started with these "complete season" packages (after all, the episodes are already produced, so there's no reason not to capitalize on that!). If you want the big set, though, then you'll be happy to know that it clocks in at $159.99 SRP (that's like $20 per Barney Miller season, or just $6.40 per DVD!)...and retailers such as Amazon will certainly discount the set from there. Hard to find fault with that! Or this amazing box to hold it all:

 

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#2 of 99 OFFLINE   Powell&Pressburger

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Posted July 11 2011 - 12:04 PM

I hope everyone agrees even if we have purchased the first three seasons of Barney Miller that this is a really huge announcement. The price isn't bad at all. Day one purchase!


This is how it should be done just haul out a complete series and put an end to the delayed and stalled shows. I wish this could happen for POLICE WOMAN among other SONY titles.


This is going to be a great box set and SHOUT FACTORY deserve major thanks.


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Posted July 11 2011 - 12:04 PM

WHOA indeed!! This is incredible news and for me this now leaves me with just the last two seasons of Bob Newhart as the ONLY sitcom items on DVD unreleased for me. I will be getting this for certain.

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Posted July 11 2011 - 12:15 PM

It's an automatic buy for me.   It'll mean double-dipping since I have the single-season sets but this one's a favorite show of mine.


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Posted July 11 2011 - 12:50 PM

I am very glad I never got around to picking up the single season sets. Plus, hey, the first season of Fish. That's a great extra.

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Posted July 11 2011 - 01:13 PM

Hell Yes! It's about damn time!!! Wink! Wink! Amazon Please put this sweet treat for Gold Box deal of the day! I want it! I will get it!

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Posted July 11 2011 - 01:16 PM

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I am very glad I never got around to picking up the single season sets.

Plus, hey, the first season of Fish. That's a great extra.

I hear you on that part (double-dipping).  We've all heard the debates here over and over about supporting studios but this has happened before, seeing a complete series release after a couple seasons were previously released.


I'm looking at it as a plus but that's because this show is one of my 70's favorites.  Another reason it's a plus for me is that my Mom and I have been watching the Sony release sets together.  Turns out she's a big "Fish" fan so that extra in this upcoming series set will be another bonus for me.




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Posted July 11 2011 - 01:25 PM

Shout better not screw this one up. The framerate should be 29.976 fps. Anything below that, and it's AITF S7 all over again. And I hope they use MPEG instead of DivX. After that heart-breaking encoding issue, I've been more and more cautious about what this company is doing.
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Posted July 11 2011 - 01:30 PM

Wow - what a surprise announcement - and a welcome one at that.  I'm not the same level of MILLER fan that others are, but this is an important and highly entertaining series that deserves release.  SHOUT deserves praise and kudos for this; and at an attractive price point to boot.


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Posted July 11 2011 - 02:06 PM



Originally Posted by Steve...O 

Wow - what a surprise announcement - and a welcome one at that.  I'm not the same level of MILLER fan that others are, but this is an important and highly entertaining series that deserves release.  SHOUT deserves praise and kudos for this; and at an attractive price point to boot.


Well done, Shout!


Very true, this is going to be a great set as long as there are no frame rate issues etc like was mentioned in the previous post. I would hope after the All In the Family issue they are more cautious.





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Posted July 11 2011 - 02:31 PM

Again, Shout saves the day for classic tv fans everywhere. Thank you Shout Factory. It is releases like this one that make me want to buy multiple sets just to support their fantastic decisions of releasing complete series sets(again, thank you)...unfortunately I will only have the cash for one set. I

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Posted July 11 2011 - 04:57 PM

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I hear you on that part (double-dipping).  We've all heard the debates here over and over about supporting studios but this has happened before, seeing a complete series release after a couple seasons were previously released.

 

I'm looking at it as a plus but that's because this show is one of my 70's favorites.  Another reason it's a plus for me is that my Mom and I have been watching the Sony release sets together.  Turns out she's a big "Fish" fan so that extra in this upcoming series set will be another bonus for me.
 

 

The way I choose to look at this one for the double dippers is that after Amazon discounts, the complete series set will probably end up being around a hundred bucks. That works out to 20 bucks per set for seasons 4-8, and 20 bucks a set is the usual Shout price for stuff like this. So, you still get all the unreleased seasons for roughly the same price you would have paid for them in single releases, plus the first three seasons and season 1 of Fish as icing on the cake. IMO, Double dippers won't be getting screwed over on this one. And, people like me who have waited on more releases before picking up any sets no longer have to worry about the series stalling out again.

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Posted July 11 2011 - 05:09 PM

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The way I choose to look at this one for the double dippers is that after Amazon discounts, the complete series set will probably end up being around a hundred bucks. That works out to 20 bucks per set for seasons 4-8, and 20 bucks a set is the usual Shout price for stuff like this.

So, you still get all the unreleased seasons for roughly the same price you would have paid for them in single releases, plus the first three seasons and season 1 of Fish as icing on the cake.

IMO, Double dippers won't be getting screwed over on this one. And, people like me who have waited on more releases before picking up any sets no longer have to worry about the series stalling out again.

Good points.  I guess we'll wait to see if this set will be a "Shout Select" release or a 'net-wide (Amazon, etc) release.  If it's a net-wide release, the price should be lower.  The product announcement seems to indicate that it will be net-wide, with the mention of "store shelves".




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Posted July 11 2011 - 05:28 PM

I wonder if they will correct the episodes that Sony screwed up by using syndicated tapes on.

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Posted July 11 2011 - 05:45 PM

I wonder if they will correct the episodes that Sony screwed up by using syndicated tapes on.

There's also a good chance that they may screw up the framerate, like they did with AITF S7.
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Posted July 11 2011 - 05:50 PM

There's also a good chance that they may screw up the framerate, like they did with AITF S7.

Seriously? Still complaints about that after the final two seasons were released with no problem?

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Posted July 11 2011 - 06:03 PM

I've been more and more cautious about what this company is doing ever since the framerate issue last October. The syndicated episode slip-ups, especially on season 1 sets were bad enough, but then came an even more annoying issue. And I hope by now Shout has got the message when it comes to videotaped shows.
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Posted July 11 2011 - 06:19 PM



Originally Posted by Neil Brock 

I wonder if they will correct the episodes that Sony screwed up by using syndicated tapes on.



This is a very good question indeed.


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Posted July 11 2011 - 06:53 PM



Originally Posted by Neil Brock 

I wonder if they will correct the episodes that Sony screwed up by using syndicated tapes on.


They've had very little problems getting uncut masters from Sony, and they redid the first two seasons of Leave it to Beaver, so I'm cautiously optimistic.


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Posted July 11 2011 - 11:46 PM

Looks great! This is what TV on DVD should look like.