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Dear Guys,

Just saw the news on the new Bing Crosby Christmas collection, and that got me thinking about how the DVD companies save some BIG releases for the end of the year. Well. That used to be in the good old days before streaming. Anyway, do any of you want to take some guesses on what could be some classic television box sets that come out this late fall?

If I were Time/Life I would buy the rights to the CBS shows such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Beverly Hillbillies, Pettocoat Junction, and release a huge Boxed set that would include the unreleased seasons with new extras.

Another series that could stand a boxed set would be St. Elsewhere.

What do you guys think?

James

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Another series that could stand a boxed set would be St. Elsewhere.
Yes, indeed-- it's been more than a decade since that abortive first-season release, and that 1982-88 NBC medical series deserves an all-in-one, definitely!
 
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Dear Guys,

Just saw the news on the new Bing Crosby Christmas collection, and that got me thinking about how the DVD companies save some BIG releases for the end of the year. Well. That used to be in the good old days before streaming. Anyway, do any of you want to take some guesses on what could be some classic television box sets that come out this late fall?

If I were Time/Life I would buy the rights to the CBS shows such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Beverly Hillbillies, Pettocoat Junction, and release a huge Boxed set that would include the unreleased seasons with new extras.

Another series that could stand a boxed set would be St. Elsewhere.

What do you guys think?

James
New Bing Crosby Christmas collection?
 
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I'm wondering about this new Bing Crosby Christmas collection. It's hard to know how it could top the "Bing Crosby: The Television Specials Volume Two - The Christmas Specials" from 2014, which had all four of his holiday specials, as well as the Frank & Bing special, a Toys For Tots PSA, "Bing's Britain", and some outtakes, but believe me, I'm all ears.
 

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More first-time vintage releases: stuff from the 50s-70s like

He & She
The Farmer's Daughter
Our Miss Brooks
Ben Casey
The Governor and J.J.
Arnie
December Bride
Pete & Gladys
The Pruitts of Southampton
Hot L Baltimore
Julia
Nanny & The Professor
Lancer
Owen Marshall- Counselor at Law

 
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More first-time vintage releases: stuff from the 50s-70s like

He & She
The Farmer's Daughter
Our Miss Brooks
Ben Casey
The Governor and J.J.
Arnie
December Bride
Pete & Gladys
The Pruitts of Southampton
Hot L Baltimore
Julia
Nanny & The Professor
Lancer
Owen Marshall- Counselor at Law
Great suggestions, but I doubt the studios would release these as a Christmas big box set.
--James
 

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I'm wondering about this new Bing Crosby Christmas collection. It's hard to know how it could top the "Bing Crosby: The Television Specials Volume Two - The Christmas Specials" from 2014, which had all four of his holiday specials, as well as the Frank & Bing special, a Toys For Tots PSA, "Bing's Britain", and some outtakes, but believe me, I'm all ears.
I'm not sure I would say it is a "Christmas collection", per se, as it seems to include 26 of Bing's specials (however you look at it, though, it sounds good to me). I just wonder what remains of the other 4 specials he made, since I know he made about 30 total. Either way, here is Time Life's page for it:
https://timelife.com/products/the-b...ook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bestofbing
 
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was thinking St. Elseswhere recently since I just got Hill Street Blues. HSB I missed originally so think if you're a fan and just watching for first time. that's me! SE would be same, never saw a single one. would love a big set at walmart for $70 or less like HSB. I love extras, commentary especially. But not necessary for shows like these. Stuff like Lost in Space that I saw since knee high size made the blu ray worth for the outstanding cast commentary by itself not to mention the crisp picture.
 

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was thinking St. Elseswhere recently since I just got Hill Street Blues. HSB I missed originally so think if you're a fan and just watching for first time. that's me! SE would be same, never saw a single one. would love a big set at walmart for $70 or less like HSB. I love extras, commentary especially. But not necessary for shows like these. Stuff like Lost in Space that I saw since knee high size made the blu ray worth for the outstanding cast commentary by itself not to mention the crisp picture.
I don't even know where you can find all of St. Elsewhere to watch anywhere digitally or streaming. It is just about the best tv show ever created. Lots of drama, and humor, and a ton of heart. The Dr. Craig/Dr. Erlich dynamic is fascinating. I would love a complete series, especially on BD in HD.