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#1 of 112 OFFLINE   Craig Beam

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Posted September 05 2013 - 06:34 PM

... and still no news of a blu-ray release?  COME ON.   :angry:

 

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#2 of 112 OFFLINE   Gary16

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Posted September 05 2013 - 07:13 PM

I don't believe the episodes have ever been remastered since the first releases on VHS and laserdisc.

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Posted September 05 2013 - 11:26 PM

I would love this on blu!


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#4 of 112 OFFLINE   Ockeghem

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Posted September 06 2013 - 04:12 AM

I own The Outer Limits three times (once on VHS and twice on DVD).  Although I own the double-sided discs (North American release), I really wanted it on single-sided discs as this series is among my top three all-time favorite television shows.  It was a poster on this Forum who alerted me to the British release on single-sided discs, which I was only too happy to purchase.  I wonder if a blu-ray release could come from them as well?



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Posted September 06 2013 - 10:53 AM

God, I feel old. But I can still remember being a kid waiting for Friday nights to see this show during it's first broadcast run, and then having nightmares later that night... and then couldn't wait to have them again next week. Watching the show later and older, you appreciate the stories, acting, writing and especially the awesome cinematography, if not the 'monster' or 'bear' of the week. I can only surmise some rights issues (including a current owner who doesn't care) are holding up why this isn't in Blu-ray yet since it obviously has a rabid cult following almost, if not up to, "The Twilight Zone," "The Prisoner," "Star Trek," "Space 1999" and other sci-fi shows already released on BD.

I've posted this link before, but here's a great website that reviews every episode in depth, and with illuminating commentary on posts from noted science fiction writers: http://wearecontroll...n.blogspot.com/

Hey, this is my 1,000th post! Do I earn a stripe? I saved it for this show, also one of my top 3 ever.
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#6 of 112 OFFLINE   Gary16

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Posted September 06 2013 - 11:05 AM

God, I feel old. But I can still remember being a kid waiting for Friday nights to see this show during it's first broadcast run, and then having nightmares later that night... and then couldn't wait to have them again next week. Watching the show later and older, you appreciate the stories, acting, writing and especially the awesome cinematography, if not the 'monster' or 'bear' of the week. I can only surmise some rights issues (including a current owner who doesn't care) are holding up why this isn't in Blu-ray yet since it obviously has a rabid cult following almost, if not up to, "The Twilight Zone," "The Prisoner," "Star Trek," "Space 1999" and other sci-fi shows already released on BD.

I've posted this link before, but here's a great website that reviews every episode in depth, and with illuminating commentary on posts from noted science fiction writers: http://wearecontroll...n.blogspot.com/

Hey, this is my 1,000th post! Do I earn a stripe? I saved it for this show, also one of my top 3 ever.

Unless you live in a city that aired the program on a delay, "The Outer Limits" aired on Monday nights on ABC (7:30 PM) for the first season and then on Saturday nights at 7:30 PM for the second season. 



#7 of 112 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted September 06 2013 - 11:45 AM

Who owns the rights? Is it MGM still? They've gotten over their bankruptcy issues, no?

Scott, I have the laserdiscs of TOL still!

A blu ray release is definitely in order!

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Posted September 06 2013 - 11:54 AM

I have the individual VHS tape releases, I have the laserdisc boxed sets, and I have every U.S. DVD release. Blu-ray would be great but I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it.



#9 of 112 OFFLINE   Ockeghem

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Posted September 06 2013 - 12:00 PM

Hollywoodaholic,

I issued you two stripes (one for your 1,000th post and one for the content of the post itself). :)

Nelson,

I actually never owned the laserdiscs.  That's great. :)


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#10 of 112 OFFLINE   Hollywoodaholic

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Posted September 06 2013 - 12:00 PM

Unless you live in a city that aired the program on a delay, "The Outer Limits" aired on Monday nights on ABC (7:30 PM) for the first season and then on Saturday nights at 7:30 PM for the second season.


Right, Saturday, second season. Probably confused it with "Star Trek" at 10 p.m. Fridays. Another reminder of how old the brain is. But I remember my best friend used to come over for sleepovers to watch, so it was a night we could stay up late after.

#11 of 112 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted September 06 2013 - 12:28 PM

My folks would often drive (about 40 miles) over to a work friends place on Saturdays (they had three kids around my age, so of course we hung out together) and would spend the night.  One of the highlights of the day was watching The Outer Limits on Saturday evening.  We (the kids) were all pretty young so the 'bear' would invariably scare the heck out of us.  Good times.

 

As I posted before, a pristine version of The Outer Limits on Blu-Ray is my number one wish list title/series.

 

(I still have my Laserdisc sets courtesy of Ebay, and the original U.S. DVD release.)

 

- Walter.


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Fidelity to the source should always be the goal for Blu-ray releases.

#12 of 112 ONLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted September 06 2013 - 01:09 PM

You can put me down for a blu-ray edition of the Outer Limits as well. No more double-sided discs!



#13 of 112 OFFLINE   Hollywoodaholic

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Posted September 06 2013 - 03:24 PM

Recently found these pages from a "The Outer Limits" fanzine I wrote, drew (from the bubble gum cards as models) and put together when I was in Junior High School. It's probably safer to share it here than it would have been back in the 8th grade before geeks got good. 

 

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Edited by Hollywoodaholic, September 06 2013 - 03:25 PM.

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#14 of 112 OFFLINE   Walter Kittel

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Posted September 06 2013 - 03:49 PM

fanzine I wrote

 

Nicely done.

 

 

from the bubble gum cards as models
 

 

Another Outer Limits memory...  Collecting the Topps Outer Limits cards back in my childhood.   I didn't collect the entire set, and I have no idea what ever became of them as I know they did not survive my childhood, but I remember being creeped out by the monsters on the cards.  

 

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#15 of 112 OFFLINE   The Obsolete Man

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Posted September 06 2013 - 04:56 PM

Who owns the rights? Is it MGM still? They've gotten over their bankruptcy issues, no?

Scott, I have the laserdiscs of TOL still!

A blu ray release is definitely in order!

 

IIRC, Fox is responsible for the MGM releases.

 

So, good luck with Blu.

 

Fox distribution deal aside, Outer Limits would be great on Blu, with a nice new remastering.



#16 of 112 OFFLINE   Ockeghem

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Posted September 06 2013 - 07:39 PM

Hollywood,

Fantastic fanzine!  Very nicely done. :)



#17 of 112 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted September 06 2013 - 07:50 PM

You did that fanzine in junior high? That's great stuff there!

#18 of 112 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted September 06 2013 - 07:56 PM

A blu ray with not only great mastering, but with audio commentaries as David Schow did for The Twilight Zone blu ray sets. Martin Landau would be great to have to hear his experiences. Robert Culp and Arlene Martel, Grace Lee Whitney and as many of the actors as possible. But this is just a dream of course.

The DVD's don't look too bad, even a minor effort would be great.

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Posted September 06 2013 - 09:31 PM

I'd love to see the recently unearthed Stefano/Landau collaboration as a bonus, as long as we are making our dream set.

#20 of 112 OFFLINE   Neil Brock

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Posted September 06 2013 - 09:44 PM

When I was a kid, watching this show, my dream was to own the episodes somehow. Then, when I got my first VCR in 1980, it was the first show I ever recorded.


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