Mary Owen had told me today that MPI is in the initial talks with Sony. She said, until a contract with Sony has been negotiated and signed, she won't believe anything about Seasons 6-8. And said, that for MPI to talk about a release time is highly premature. And she was referring here to my email from customer service. Even though Mary had said this, she is guardedly optimistic about this matter of MPI releasing 'Season 6' of her Mom's Television Show.
I do know without a doubt, that Mary wants these remaining seasons of her Mom's show to be released as much as we all do! She told me when she starts jumping for joy, that I will be one of the first people to know. She doesn't believe in getting people's hopes up until there's something more substantial in place.
So I will be praying for now on that MPI and Sony Pictures will strike a successful deal, or my name will be mud! I was just trying to communicate with everyone here what MPI Customer Service had told me in regards to the release of 'Season 6' which had made me very excited and happy!
Mary did thank me for sharing this news with her.
Nope... you were just passing along what you were told. For that I'm grateful and optimistic a release *will* be forthcoming! Sony has seemingly been more willing than other studios (cough *Fox* cough) to license older and/or stalled TV product so there's hope. Even if talks with MPI fall through it may make Sony aware of the demand and they'll either do it themselves or license it to Shout! As long as it doesn't wind up on MOD I'll be happy but would really like to see things work out with MPI as they've done a very good job so far.
Mary may be right in thinking it premature to get our hopes up...and I'm by no means counting my chicks before they hatch, so-to-speak,...but I agree with BobO'Link...you were just passing along what MPI stated regarding a Season 6 release. It's not like you said it's definitely going to happen...MPI just stated that a future release is in the works and at some point will probably happen.
I truly hope an agreement between Sony and MPI can be reached for a DVD release for Season 6, and will ultimately open the door for a Season 7 & 8 release later on! Sony has been somewhat of a "stickler" for releasing some of their older shows in the past (it took forever and a day to get the remaining season/s of "Charlie's Angels" out)...but in the last couple years they have appeared to be better with that, and have been returning to some shows they dropped in the past. Let's all hope and pray that they will agree to let MPI handle it--which they might be willing to do if they aren't the ones directly doing it.
I won't hold my breath or anthing...but I'm learning to try and be a little more optomistic with things. Recently I was in a car accident, as a girl ran a red light and slammed into me...basically obliterating my red 1996 Camaro Z28 w/T-tops--which was in mint condition. Although it hurts like you know what to lose the Camaro...by all accounts I should be dead. But, God obviously has other plans for me, as I survived. I have broken ribs, but other than that I'm okay, and I'm slowly healing. So, even though Camaros are cool , and new DVD releases for shows I love are exciting ...there are much more important things in life. I'm just glad to still be here to learn that there's even just a possibility for a Season 6 release.
So, Mark, please still keep us informed of what MPI says regarding a Season 6 release!
Edited by HunterMan, October 22 2013 - 05:07 PM.