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TMG: THE NAME OF THE GAME: SEASON 1 8/19/2014


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#81 of 171 OFFLINE   JMas

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Posted July 02 2014 - 12:36 PM

O'Hara is indeed Universal.   Reruns aired in the early 90s on A+E as part of a package deal of other short-lived Universal shows that also included "Ellery Queen", "Delvecchio", "City Of Angels" and "Mrs. Columbo" (which should stay buried even though two episodes got stuck as "bonuses" on the regular "Columbo" releases).

 

RTV showed several episodes of O'Hara a few years ago.  As a David Janssen fan, I found them hard to watch.  From what I've read, Janssen hated the show.  Fortunately, a few years later we got Harry O, which is one of my all-time favorites.  I'm very thankful Warners released the entire series, although I wish they had remastered it.



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Posted July 02 2014 - 01:08 PM

RTV showed several episodes of O'Hara a few years ago.  As a David Janssen fan, I found them hard to watch.  From what I've read, Janssen hated the show.  Fortunately, a few years later we got Harry O, which is one of my all-time favorites.  I'm very thankful Warners released the entire series, although I wish they had remastered it.

From what I've seen, O'Hara is a bad fit for Janssen--It was  Jack Webb Mark VII production, and has all the earnestness of Webb's other shows, which doesn't work with David Janssen's naturalistic, world-weary acting style. 



#83 of 171 OFFLINE   Jack P

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Posted July 02 2014 - 01:32 PM

I've watched some of O'Hara and being a fan of Webb's shows felt it was okay but the chief problem was that Janssen's character needed a regular partner for him to bounce stuff off in the same way that we had Friday-Gannon, Reed-Malloy, DeSoto-Gage. He would always have a different one every week which made it harder for the show to get some traction.Janssen a few years later quipped while on the Tonight Show that doing that show always helped him get through customs.

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Posted July 06 2014 - 06:37 AM

Well, Amazon has caught up to everyone else and changed the release date to October 28th. Hard to justify complaining too much about a slight delay in releasing a show that might never have been released at all.

#85 of 171 OFFLINE   Guy Foulard

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Posted August 04 2014 - 08:33 AM

The status of this release has changed on Amazon:

 

[color=#0000cd;]"Currently unavailable. [/color]
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

 

Hope this is just a delay (or mistake) and not bad news for this set!  :(



#86 of 171 OFFLINE   Tooncy

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Posted August 04 2014 - 09:40 AM

Ooh not good.

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Posted August 05 2014 - 03:46 PM

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I wrote to Shout and got an answer today saying that there have been some production delays on the series, and the release date has been changed. But the title is still coming, and they will announce a new release date as soon as they are sure of it.

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Posted August 05 2014 - 03:55 PM

I wonder if they might fix the cover art photo they posted which used a reversed image!Also hope this is to settle the issue of including the pilot which indications earlier wasn't in the set.

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Posted August 06 2014 - 11:02 AM

I preordered this, but am considering canceling it. I'm just afraid Timeless will follow this with a Complete Series, rendering this single season as being virtually worthless.

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Posted August 06 2014 - 11:03 AM

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#91 of 171 OFFLINE   Professor Echo

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Posted August 09 2014 - 06:23 AM

Received this from Amazon today:Hello,We're contacting you about order --- We recently learned that the manufacturer of The Name Of The Game: Season 1 cancelled this release and it will not be available for purchase. As a result, we've cancelled the item from your pre-order and you have not been charged. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience this may have caused.We hope to see you again soon.Sincerely,Customer ServiceAmazon.comhttp://www.amazon.com/

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Posted August 09 2014 - 08:54 AM

While it's probably too much to hope that they decided to go with a complete series set instead, maybe Jack's idea is correct and they're working out a way to include the pilot.



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Posted August 09 2014 - 10:14 AM

:( 



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Posted August 09 2014 - 10:46 AM

While it's probably too much to hope that they decided to go with a complete series set instead, maybe Jack's idea is correct and they're working out a way to include the pilot.

 

I hope so because if the pilot episode is not included, I'm not buying.



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Posted August 10 2014 - 05:21 AM

I hope so because if the pilot episode is not included, I'm not buying.

some TVseries on dvd added the TVmovie they were based on in a later season. Or the TVmovie was released separately. Considering how rare this series is, I doubt it will be a dealbreaker for 99.99% of consumers if Season One doesnt have it.



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Posted August 10 2014 - 08:40 AM

I was really looking forward to this release.  I hope that the delay is short and that the pilot is included.  But I would like to see at least some episodes released on DVD.



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Posted August 10 2014 - 10:28 AM

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My hope is that they are scrapping the season by season sets and just releasing the complete series. With all the complete series re-releases we've been seeing from Timeless lately, that seems to be the direction they are heading and would be the best way to go.

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Posted August 10 2014 - 02:29 PM

What is with these companies waiting until the twilight of the physical media era to finally release stuff? Where were they 10-15 years ago?

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Posted August 10 2014 - 06:30 PM

I already have the pilot, as I'm sure most people who are fans of the show do. That thing aired in syndication constantly and is far more common than the series itself.

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Posted August 24 2014 - 02:03 PM

TVshowsondvd posted an update that Season One was merely delayed.

They also quoted a consumer who was allegedly told by Shout!/TMG that Season One would include the pilot, and they planned to release the entire series.

TVshows did not confirm this additional info:

http://www.tvshowson...n-1-Delay/20158






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