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Mill Creek to Re-release Sony TV Shows on DVD


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#41 of 171 OFFLINE   Radioman970

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Posted November 17 2013 - 09:16 AM

As mentioned earlier, what a lot of the studios don't get is, some shows are more fondly remembered in mid-to-later seasons. For some series that ran 6 or 10 years, they might do better by releasing one of the middle seasons first, then branching out from there.

I think "Best of" sets probably accomplish much more than releasing out of order.  It might just be me... like what they did with The Smother's Brothers show.  It felt strange. 


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Posted November 17 2013 - 03:24 PM

Amazon is listing the Bewitched seasons as having 3 discs each. Unless those are DVD-18s, there are going to be compression issues fitting 36 episodes onto 3 discs. I sure am glad that I already got the whole series from the Sony releases!

Millcreek's motto seems to be "quantity over quality."

They're aiming at the casual consumer who may have felt a TV show (like Bewitched for example) was not worthy enough to spend $25 when it originally came out on DVD but would make an impulse buy if they saw it at Target or Walmart or a gas station convenience stores if it was under $10--sometimes $5.

These type of DVDs would be perfect for taking on road trips where the kids can watch it in the car on a small portable DVD player where the image compression isn't noticeable. Definitely not for big screen plasma TVs.


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Posted November 18 2013 - 07:21 AM

I guess the old saying "you get what you pay for" applies here. I will withhold my official judgement until I actually see the DVDs. The interesting part is, some of these have been remastered into HD since their original release (Charlie's Angels for sure). Will the new masters be used by Mill Creek?

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Posted December 08 2013 - 06:56 AM

I've pre-ordered Charlie's Angels season 1.

 

According to Amazon, there will be 4 discs with episodes spread out as follows:

 

Disc 1:

Pilot

Hellride

The Mexican Connection

Night Of The Strangler

Angels In Chains

Target: Angels

 

Disc 2:

The Killing Kind

To Kill An Angel

Lady Killer

Bullseye

Consenting Adults

 

Disc 3:

The Seance

Angels On Wheels

Angel Trap

The Big Tap Out

Angels On A String

Dirty Business

 

Disc 4:

The Vegas Connection

Terror On Ward One

Dancing In The Dark

I Will Be Remembered

Angels At Sea

Blue Angels

 

4 discs compared to the previous release which had 5 discs. That set also had an "Angels Forever" featurette which might not have made it to this release.


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Posted December 08 2013 - 07:00 AM

It says "Pilot" as the first episode on disc one. That would be the original pilot, since there was no other one.

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Posted December 08 2013 - 07:01 AM

It says "Pilot" as the first episode on disc one. That would be the original pilot, since there was no other one.

 

Cheers, yeah I had a quick look on wikipedia and changed my original post :)


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Posted December 12 2013 - 07:25 AM

Looking at the rerelease spec, at least for Bewitched, they are putting about 13 episodes per disk, I wonder if they are using Flippers, or if they are just cramming the shows on a dual layer disk which mean some terribly compressed video. Either way I think I will be seeking out the sony releases, buy the complete series set.


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Posted December 12 2013 - 08:56 AM

That's 70s Show from MC is a little disappointing. The trick or treat episode they do with all the nifty Hitchcock plays jerky like overcompression.  :(  I'm glad I have them to watch but if I'd known I maybe would have tried to pick up the original releases. 

 

At least I can feel good about things I paid more for originally, like all the Bewitched sets, most of the Roseanne and all the 3rd rock from the Suns. 


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Posted December 13 2013 - 02:50 AM

The compression issues are a lot more obvious when the source material is HD. Something I've noticed.

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Posted December 30 2013 - 11:05 PM

Per the Amazon listing for Bewitched, Mill Creek is including the two season 1 episodes broadcast during season 2 with a new first scene to accommodate Elizabeth Montgomery's pregnancy in the Season 2 set just like Sony did. What this means is there are 38 season 2 episodes on three discs. Two discs have 13 episodes and the third has 12 episodes. My concern about so many episodes on the discs would be that there would be more of a chance for the shows freezing or skipping.  The complete series set released by Sony has been as cheap as $20 at Costco. However the first two seasons in that set are the colorized versions. To me Bewitched started out as a romantic comedy and changed to a children's show in its later years. I really like the first two seasons.



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Posted January 04 2014 - 02:53 PM

The complete Bewitched Series set is currently under $22 at DVD Planet.

 

http://www.dvdplanet...ickId=808954194



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Posted January 04 2014 - 03:29 PM

Geez.  Almost worth buying it for a backup.  I actually got an extra DVD stuck in my Season 1 of the original release.  It included all the DVDs and one extra one with Paul Lynde on it.  Maybe it came from Paul from the great beeeeeyond!  :unsure:   Thanks Paul...? 


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Posted January 04 2014 - 03:34 PM

And I Dream of Jeannie complete series is just over $18 - same vendor.  Both this and the Bewitched sets are the original *Sony* discs in the stacked disc format they've used for others (Married with Children, Sanford and Son, etc.).  While inconvenient, I've not had any issues with scratched/damaged disks with the sets I own in this packaging.  I actually like it better than those nasty cardboard sleves/pages so common with larger collections.


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Posted January 08 2014 - 07:21 PM

The second batch of releases have been announced, the following will be released on February 4:

 

The Ellen Show Complete Series

The Tick Complete Series

 

TVShowsOnDVD has yet to post any info about these releases, they are falling behind.


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Posted January 08 2014 - 09:45 PM

Geez.  Almost worth buying it for a backup.  I actually got an extra DVD stuck in my Season 1 of the original release.  It included all the DVDs and one extra one with Paul Lynde on it.  Maybe it came from Paul from the great beeeeeyond!  :unsure:   Thanks Paul...? 

I will never forget Jethro giving him fits when he cameo'd on The Beverly Hillbillies as a passport agent when the Clampetts wanted to go to England. Here's everyone but Jed dressed up in costume (thinking they were dressed appropriate for England) and poor Paul wound up thinking he was on Candid Camera! Touching his pencil to his nose, he asks "Sir Jethro, is this a rib?" Jethro replied "no, sir, that's a nose!"


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Posted January 09 2014 - 04:05 AM

I will never forget Jethro giving him fits when he cameo'd on The Beverly Hillbillies as a passport agent when the Clampetts wanted to go to England. Here's everyone but Jed dressed up in costume (thinking they were dressed appropriate for England) and poor Paul wound up thinking he was on Candid Camera! Touching his pencil to his nose, he asks "Sir Jethro, is this a rib?" Jethro replied "no, sir, that's a nose!"

That's one show I miss so much.  We never missed the reruns so there's no telling how many times I've seen that episode but still don't remember a thing about it.  As a kid I probably didn't get the "rib" reference.  But seeing Jed there dressed in his usual... well that would have me smiling. 


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Posted January 13 2014 - 03:45 PM

I just left Wal-Mart and they had all of the Mill Creek season sets for $5 each, including the ones that are supposed to be released in February.
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Posted January 14 2014 - 06:47 AM

I just left Wal-Mart and they had all of the Mill Creek season sets for $5 each, including the ones that are supposed to be released in February.

 

 

were they in the $5 bin?



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Posted January 14 2014 - 07:02 AM

No, they had their own display.

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Posted January 14 2014 - 07:05 AM

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