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#1 of 32 JoeDoakes

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Posted July 22 2013 - 03:21 PM

According to TVSHOWSONDVD (http://www.tvshowson...-Season-1/18749).  I don't think that I have ever heard of this show and when I first saw it, I assumed it must be from Timeless.  But no, apparently it's from CBS.  With all of their bigger name abandoned shows, why issue this? I'm pleased but confused.



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Posted July 22 2013 - 04:17 PM

One of the *many* productions from Ivan Tors ("Daktari", "Flipper", "Ripcord", "Sea Hunt", in addition to films like "Hello Down There").



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Posted July 22 2013 - 05:28 PM

According to TVSHOWSONDVD (http://www.tvshowson...-Season-1/18749).  I don't think that I have ever heard of this show and when I first saw it, I assumed it must be from Timeless. 

Well, I liked it when I was 5...definitely a family-type show.



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Posted July 22 2013 - 05:56 PM

Happy for those who want this but it'd be nice if CBS would go back to a couple stalled titles IMO.


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Posted July 23 2013 - 06:48 AM

This show was popular and re-run all the time in the 70's but I don't think I've seen it since then. I loved it back then and will pick this up even though I would have preffered The Beverly Hillbillies.


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Posted July 23 2013 - 07:59 AM

This show was popular and re-run all the time in the 70's but I don't think I've seen it since then. I loved it back then and will pick this up even though I would have preffered The Beverly Hillbillies.

A couple of months ago, someone provided a link to a CBS digital site that stated they were working on digital restoration of The Honeymooners, Beverly Hillbilles and one other show that I can't remember. Seeing as The Honeymooners are done, perhaps TBH will be coming before long as well.


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Posted July 23 2013 - 08:42 AM

I would seriously consider a complete series of the Beverly Hillbillies. I will buy Gentle Ben at least for old time sake if nothing else. Does CBS own It's About Time?



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Posted July 23 2013 - 12:59 PM

This release is definitely a shock. I'd never thought I'd see CBS/Paramount do something so obscure, and in black and white no less. Perhaps someone over there is a Dennis Weaver fan? All his seasons of Gunsmoke are coming out and now his starring show.



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Posted July 23 2013 - 01:03 PM

I'm a little surprised also (always happy to see major studios releasing shorter-run old shows), but it isn't a black-and-white series. They haven't given in to us to THAT extent...

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Posted July 23 2013 - 01:24 PM

I thought it went longer than 2 seasons but I'm wrong obviously. I figure this is a "two and done" deal like Timeless did on Grizzly Adams. I just hope the episodes are complete.


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Posted July 23 2013 - 01:33 PM

Actually this is a color show. I only consider this slightly more obscure than Flipper the two shows ran back to back in reruns for years in the 70's. There are 2 remake movies of it from 2002 and 2003. But compared to continuing many of their stalled shows then yes its obscure.

 

This release is definitely a shock. I'd never thought I'd see CBS/Paramount do something so obscure, and in black and white no less. Perhaps someone over there is a Dennis Weaver fan? All his seasons of Gunsmoke are coming out and now his starring show.


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#12 of 32 Ron1973

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Posted July 23 2013 - 01:42 PM

Actually this is a color show. I only consider this slightly more obscure than Flipper the two shows ran back to back in reruns for years in the 70's. There are 2 remake movies of it from 2002 and 2003. But compared to continuing many of their stalled shows then yes its obscure.

Randy, as you said, I would've preferred the Hillbillies. However, this gives some hope that TV on DVD isn't dead or even on life support if they're picking up something of this nature.


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Posted July 23 2013 - 02:58 PM

      I will buy this release,I have not seen this show in years.Will they remaster it?



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Posted July 23 2013 - 03:00 PM

      I will buy this release,I have not seen this show in years.Will they remaster it?

I know CBS only distributed The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams for Timeless, but I just have this underlying fear that it will be cut episodes that aren't even remastered. Grizzly Adams was, at least in some cases, quite obviously from video tape sources.


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Posted July 23 2013 - 03:53 PM

A couple of months ago, someone provided a link to a CBS digital site that stated they were working on digital restoration of The Honeymooners, Beverly Hillbilles and one other show that I can't remember. Seeing as The Honeymooners are done, perhaps TBH will be coming before long as well.

 

Hey Ron that was me.  Honeymooners Blu is announced.  More Rawhide and TBH are hopefully coming soon.  

 

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Posted July 23 2013 - 04:24 PM

Happy for those who want this but it'd be nice if CBS would go back to a couple stalled titles IMO.

Yeah.  I'm getting this for sure, but I know what you mean.  CBS is the king of title hopping.


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Posted July 23 2013 - 05:50 PM

Hey Ron that was me.  Honeymooners Blu is announced.  More Rawhide and TBH are hopefully coming soon.  

 

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Thank you! I had it bookmarked and somehow lost it.


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Posted July 23 2013 - 10:54 PM

We get to see Clint Howard with Hair :) 



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Posted July 24 2013 - 02:45 AM

One of my childhood favorites.  I'm all in for this one!



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Posted July 24 2013 - 08:35 AM

I would seriously consider a complete series of the Beverly Hillbillies. I will buy Gentle Ben at least for old time sake if nothing else. Does CBS own It's About Time?

 

  No, that's owned by MGM. Which should give you hope as they seem to be licensing their shows out like crazy now after sitting on them for so long. Unfortunately, I know of one independent who would have jumped all over that series and several other obscurities had they been offered reasonably a half decade ago. Now, since the market has changed, they aren't in a position to pay up front rights fees so they can no longer do it.






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