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#21 of 58 OFFLINE   Ron Lee Green

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Posted January 10 2014 - 04:32 PM

Sounds like they are competing with Mill Creek or perhaps they are trying a new strategy. Maybe they are thinking the people who already own season 2 volume 1 won't double dip unless the price is low.


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#22 of 58 OFFLINE   Ian K McLachlan

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Posted January 11 2014 - 07:01 AM

Well it's about time!     Now that this is unstalled from Purgatory all they have to do now is bring home the other stalled Four Star title, "Burke's Law" as well.

 

This has been one my Grail stalled titles for a long time and it just struck me as so wrong to see this stand along among unfinished 60s westerns.

Burke's Law season 1 was released in the UK and only season 1 was released in the U.S.A.   Does anyone know why the releases did not proceed onto season 2,  Amos Burke- Secret Agent and the series that was made in the 1990s?  The Complete Amos Burke - as long as it was cheap enough would work for me.



#23 of 58 OFFLINE   ChrisALM

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Posted January 11 2014 - 09:12 AM

I am concerned about the disc count, too. But the price was to good to pass up, so I preordered it and am hoping for the best.



#24 of 58 ONLINE   Jack P

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Posted January 11 2014 - 02:26 PM

VCI I know wanted to continue Burke's Law but Fox suddenly upped the fees for them so that brought an end to their releases alas.   It's in a way fortunate that "Honey West" was a one season title only so that at least was finished!



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Posted January 11 2014 - 02:39 PM

VCI I know wanted to continue Burke's Law but Fox suddenly upped the fees for them so that brought an end to their releases alas.   It's in a way fortunate that "Honey West" was a one season title only so that at least was finished!

And whoever at Fox suggested upping the fees obviously failed Business 101!



#26 of 58 OFFLINE   Charles Ellis

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Posted January 14 2014 - 06:46 AM

Of course I am buying this- hopefully Seasons Three and Four will follow!


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Posted January 22 2014 - 09:13 AM

Official Region 1 releases have been done for Season 1, and Season 2, Vol. 1 only (the first half of season 2).  

There is also an official German Region 2 release by STUDIOCANAL for the entire series by season (Seasons (Staffel)1, 2, 3, and 4) as well as a complete series 30 dvd set "Big Valley Full Edition"  (all have the original English language option included). Sets can be purchased thru Amazon's UK, German or Italy sites but are pricey.

Wish they would continue the releases of the Region 1 seasons that left off with Vol.1 of Season 2. Also wish they would release complete season sets like the Region 2 ones.

I e-mailed Timeless regarding the release of seasons 3 and 4.  Jennifer from Timeless indicated that seasons 3 and 4 of the Big Valley will also be released in 2014.  Hopefully they are using uncut prints.


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#28 of 58 OFFLINE   Randy Korstick

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Posted January 22 2014 - 10:19 AM

I'm glad these are finally coming but still very concerned about the disc count. 6 hour long episodes per disc has been done by Timeless before without adverse effects but that was for Black and White shows. Since these are color episodes I'm concerned about compression issues, artifacts and ghosting. I wish the list price was a few dollars more and the disc count was 6 but I guess we will have to wait and see.

 

I e-mailed Timeless regarding the release of seasons 3 and 4.  Jennifer from Timeless indicated that seasons 3 and 4 of the Big Valley will also be released in 2014.  Hopefully they are using uncut prints.


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Posted January 22 2014 - 10:25 AM

I e-mailed Timeless regarding the release of seasons 3 and 4.  Jennifer from Timeless indicated that seasons 3 and 4 of the Big Valley will also be released in 2014.  Hopefully they are using uncut prints.

 

I received the same news. What didn't work out so well is that they are going forward with a five disk set for season 2. That means 6 episodes per disk or 300 minutes of content. While I recall TGG or Mill Creek putting similar content on a disk that was generally to accommodate a single leftover episode. This is purposely squeezing 6 episodes on all five disks.  Timeless is going to take the heat but this seems like a Shout! move to me.

 

At least they said they are going with 6 disks for seasons 3 and 4 (of course those seasons have 4 less episodes each).  I just may have to skip season 2 since I already have the first half, and it doesn't sound like this set is going to have much better quality then a typical TV capture based on the lowered bitrate.


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Posted January 28 2014 - 09:25 PM

Am I the only one that is greatly concerned with the disc count?  Five discs for 30 episodes results in 6 hour long eps per disc, and that's awfully high. 

Well shit. Here's a new picture of the set. Six episodes per disc it is.

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#31 of 58 OFFLINE   Randy Korstick

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Posted January 29 2014 - 07:53 AM

Definately concerned about the quality of the episodes. If it has to be 6 per disc I would have preferred flippers to this as I've never had a problem with any of the 300+ flippers I have. I know many don't like them but with 6 episodes per disc, video quality would be superior with flippers. At least they are going to 5 per disc in season 3 and 4. Looks like I will just have to hang onto my Season 2 vol. 1 set for the 1st 15 episodes.


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#32 of 58 OFFLINE   jim_falconer

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Posted March 18 2014 - 10:31 AM

Any reviews of this set yet?  I believe the release date is early April, correct?



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Posted April 05 2014 - 02:45 PM

We'll be seeing this out next week.    I'm not happy with the six episodes per disc format but we'll see how it looks.   I'll be tossing my boots for the remainder of S2 but I intend to hold onto the Fox S2 V1 set as a backup for those episodes and also because the shelving will look better with two Fox sets and  ultimately (I hope) three Timeless sets for S2-3-4.    



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Posted April 05 2014 - 02:57 PM

I have the Fox sets for The Big Valley. They looked beautiful, although we had to deal with flippers. I doubt this Shout release for season 2 will look as good, when considering they are loading up the discs with 6 hour long episodes. I would love to be wrong on this.



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Posted April 05 2014 - 05:24 PM

I thought the quality of the Stoney Burke set looked great, even for discs 5 & 6 having six episodes each, so I'm sure the quality will be the same for BV S2.

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Posted April 08 2014 - 01:18 PM

My set arrived today and it so nice to at long last have this series unstalled after what, seven or is it eight years?    Anyway, I first checked my favorite episode from the second half of S2 "Lady From Mesa" with Lee Grant (looking a decade younger than her 42 years at the time) and the quality is a big improvement over my Encore boot and on-par with the earlier Fox releases since they are using the same source elements (a late 90s transfer I believe).     The slimmer packaging compared to the old Fox releases is why again, for consistency I'm better off keeping the old S2 V1 set in addition to this on the shelf (two Fox, and hopefully three Timeless by year's end).

 

One Four Star title freed from captivity, now let's just see the same happen with "Burke's Law" someday.


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Posted April 08 2014 - 03:28 PM

Well shit. Here's a new picture of the set. Six episodes per disc it is.
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Posted April 09 2014 - 05:31 AM

Here's a review: http://classicflix.c...n-2-r-1130.html

 

It briefly addresses the 6 episodes per DVD.



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Posted April 09 2014 - 06:47 PM

Got mine today and spot checked things.  It looks better than I thought it would at six episodes per disc.



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Posted April 11 2014 - 02:35 PM

Tvshowsondvd.com has a news story about season 3:

 

http://www.tvshowson...alley-Season-3/

 

If this series stays on this same track, we might get the season 4 set by the end of the year. I certainly hope that we do. I'd like to have this one finished as quickly as possible.






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