2019 TV DVD Predictions?

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O.K. There’s a month left in 2018, so perhaps it’s time to make out predictions on what’s coming out next year. We’ve had a hard blow this year with the closing of www.tvshowsondvd.com, but there will still be some stuff coming out. Here are my guesses. Just so you know, I have no insider information on anything, just my own wishful thinking.

From VEI:

Jack and Bobby
John Doe
Jake 2.0
Hec Ramsey
McCloud 
(2nd season on)
Dear John 

From WB Archives
Colt 45
The Alaskans
The Rounders
Temple Houston
Wildfire (animated)
new Adventures of Gulliver
Goldie Gold

Filmation’s Tarzan part 2
Symbiotic Titan
Fred and Barney
Jayna of the Jungle 

from Shout (or whoever it is that’s putting out Police Story)
Medical Story
Caroline in the City

Have no Idea what studio(?)
Brady Brides
Captain Nice
Mr. Terrific
My World and Welcome to It
Trackdown
Super President
Garrison’s Gorillas
Midnight Caller
Suddenly Susan
the John Larroquette show

Gunsmoke, Love Boat, and Beverly Hillbillies will continue. Not sure about BonanzaStep by StepPerfect Strangersthe Wayun Brothers and others will continue on.

Feel free to give opinions, comments, etc. Waiting to hear what you think?

James

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  1. JamesSmith

    O.K. There's a month left in 2018, so perhaps it's time to make out predictions on what's coming out next year. We've had a hard blow this year with the closing of http://www.tvshowsondvd.com, but there will still be some stuff coming out. Here are my guesses. Just so you know, I have no insider information on anything, just my own wishful thinking.

    From VEI:

    Jack and Bobby
    John Doe
    Jake 2.0
    Hec Ramsey
    McCloud
    (2nd season on)
    Dear John

    From WB Archives
    Colt 45
    The Alaskans
    The Rounders
    Temple Houston
    Wildfire (animated)
    new Adventures of Gulliver
    Goldie Gold

    Filmation's Tarzan part 2
    Symbiotic Titan
    Fred and Barney
    Jayna of the Jungle

    from Shout (or whoever it is that's putting out Police Story)
    Medical Story
    Caroline in the City

    Have no Idea what studio(?)
    Brady Brides
    Captain Nice
    Mr. Terrific
    My World and Welcome to It
    Trackdown
    Super President
    Garrison's Gorillas
    Midnight Caller
    Suddenly Susan
    the John Larroquette show

    Gunsmoke, Love Boat, and Beverly Hillbillies will continue. Not sure about Bonanza. Step by Step, Perfect Strangers, the Wayun Brothers and others will continue on.

    Feel free to give opinions, comments, etc. Waiting to hear what you think?

    James

    I’m hoping for Mayberry RFD season 2 and 3 from Warner Archive. I’m positive that Perfect Strangers season 7 and 8 are coming

  2. Almost positive these will wrap up on dvd next year:
    Alice
    Step by Step
    Perfect Strangers

    “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” may finally get another season released from Warner Archive.

    I’d like for “The Beverly Hillbillies” to get another season released but knowing the release history of this series, it’ll probably be 2024 before season 6 is released.

  3. tlc38tlc38

    Perfect Strangers

    That one's gotta do it in '19– the 6th go of it just came out, and now all that's left are one more regular go (7th) and one last short one (8th), both of which should be in the last release.

  4. Like James, I agree that Warner Archive should release the following:
    Jana of the Jungle (note correct spelling of her name)
    and also…
    The Adventures of Gulliver
    The Flintstone Comedy Hour (1972 TV series)
    These are the Days
    The Mumbly Cartoon Show
    Skatebirds
    C.B. Bears
    Yogi's Space Race
    The New Shmoo
    The Flintstone Comedy Show (1980 TV series)
    Trollkins
    Wildfire
    Fish Police

    From VEI and/or CBS DVD MOD (preferably if already transferred to 1" video or DigiBeta):
    Barefoot in the Park (1970 TV series)
    Funny Face/The Sandy Duncan Show
    Me and the Chimp
    Serpico (TV series)
    Blansky's Beauties
    Who's Watching the Kids?
    Makin' It (if rights to the Bee Gees songs, such as "Stayin' Alive," can be cleared)
    Out of the Blue (1979 TV series)
    Working Stiffs
    The Associates (U.S. TV series)
    Goodtime Girls
    Madame's Place (might be a tough one with 95 episodes)
    Star of the Family
    The Renegades (1983 TV series)
    Ryan's Four
    Mr. Smith (1983 TV series)
    Bronx Zoo
    Duet/Open House
    Day by Day
    Dear John

    ~Ben

  5. I'll be conservative on this and only predict that we'll see something interesting and vintage from Shout Factory. ( last year we got Sid Caesar and Erie Kovac's "Take A Look"). I think we may see another season of Beverley Hillbillies , and Gunsmoke Season 14 is scheduled for February. MAYBE SF will finally release Trackdown, and MAYBE Warner Archivers will finally clear Colt 45. I also think we'll get at least one old classic from Classic Flix

  6. ClassicTVMan1981X

    …l
    Trollkins

    I miss this one so much. I know it had a 100 episodes, I'm just sure it did! lol

    Archie Bunker's Place complete. Shout or MC
    Chico & the man!
    Spectre Man! Space Giants! shout!
    Muppet Show complete blu ray
    Land of the Giants blu ray
    Ktma MST3k episodes

  7. 2019 has been a hard year for the TV DVD fan, but we've had successes that were better than what we deserved. Mr. Novak, A Man Called Shenandoah, Lucan, Lazarus Man, High Chaparral (a big release for tv westerns fans) etc. High Chaparral is continuing, so we have good news there. We got one season releases of The Love Boat, Beverly Hillbillies, and Gunsmoke; so we can be grateful for that.

    I do think VEI and other studios will increase their short lived series releases over the next few years, as there are less and less "biggies to put out, but the trend will continue.

    Wish the people who worked on the Batman 66 release could work on the Green Hornet series, and try to clear that up.

    James

  8. As a wilde assed guess, let's hope somebody gets the dvd rights to the Stephen J. Cannell catalog which was previously held by Mill Creek and Anchor Bay.

    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/co…y-that-dallas-or-silk-stalkings.358015/page-2

    This would be now out-of-print complete series dvd sets of shows like:

    – Silk Stalkings
    – Hunter
    – 21 Jump Street
    – Renegade
    – Profit
    – Pacific Blue
    – The Commish
    – Wiseguy
    – Street Justice
    – Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
    – Booker
    – Hawkeye
    – Unsub
    – Palace Guard
    – Missing Persons
    – Broken Badges
    – etc …

    Perhaps VEI might take up this license?

  9. Culling further through Stephen J. Cannell's back catalog, there's many short lived shows which haven't been released on dvd in america.

    http://cannell.com/tv-shows.html
    https://www.imdb.com/search/title?companies=co0026580&view=simple&sort=release_date,asc

    Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1978, 6 episodes)
    The Duke (1979, 5 episodes)
    Stone (1979-1980, 10 episodes)

    The Quest (1982, 9 episodes)
    The Rousters (1983-1984, 13 episodes)
    The Last Precinct (1986, 8 episodes)
    J.J. Starbuck (1987-1988, 16 episodes)
    Sonny Spoon (1988, 15 episodes)
    Top of The Hill (1989, 13 episodes)
    100 Lives of Black Jack Savage (1991, 7 episodes)
    Scene of The Crime (1991-1992, 23 episodes)
    The Hat Squad (1992-1993, 13 episodes)
    Traps (1994, 5 episodes)
    Marker (1995, 13 episodes)

    I doubt most of these shows would even be remembered, other than by some hardcore older timer tv folks.

    If VEI or somebody else were to license the dvd rights for these Cannell productions, I would probably pick up the "Scene of the Crime" complete series anthology, and maybe Marker and "Top of The Hill".

    I remember watching "Scene of the Crime" back in the day, and a few episodes of the short lived Marker.

    https://uproxx.com/hitfix/cbs-late-night-scene-of-the-crime/2/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scene_of_the_Crime_(TV_series)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marker_(TV_series)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_of_the_Hill

    I'm guessing some of the later 80s and 1990s stuff were probably edited on videotape back in the day, which can probably be used for dvds. (The Cannell stuff on dvd released by Anchor Bay appears to have the telecine left in the video, such as Silk Stalkings).

    Less certain about the earlier 80s and 70s stuff, which I'm guessing probably didn't use videotape for editing. If nobody was interested in syndicated reruns of these short lived Cannell shows, then most likely they would have to make new transfers.

  10. jcroy

    As a wilde assed guess, let's hope somebody gets the dvd rights to the Stephen J. Cannell catalog which was previously held by Mill Creek and Anchor Bay.

    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/co…y-that-dallas-or-silk-stalkings.358015/page-2

    This would be now out-of-print complete series dvd sets of shows like:

    – Silk Stalkings
    – Hunter
    – 21 Jump Street
    – Renegade
    – Profit
    – Pacific Blue
    – The Commish
    – Wiseguy
    – Street Justice
    – Tenspeed and Brown Shoe
    – Booker
    – Hawkeye
    – Unsub
    – Palace Guard
    – Missing Persons
    – Broken Badges
    – etc …

    Perhaps VEI might take up this license?

    Hopefully– if they did, I'd get Hunter! I seriously regret not getting that one while I could, before it jumped up to where it is now on Amazon.

  11. Speaking of the Stephen J. Cannell series on DVD, do the Region 2 (PAL) releases also have any Paramount Television logo following the SJC Productions "Typewriter" logo?

    Here's the SJCP "Typewriter" logo followed by Paramount Television (taller peak Blue Mountain) at the end of a French rerun of Riptide from the late 1980s:

    (a tape error on this rerun caused the Riptide theme to conclude under both logos; it's unclear if the Paramount theme is the 1979 or 1982 version)

    Whereas, on Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, this Paramount Television logo (normal peak and 1978 theme) follows the in-credit mention of SJC:

    ~Ben

  12. Well considering it will be "Knots Landing" 40th anniversary next year (2019), I sincerely hoping that Warner Brothers will do justice to one of the longest prime time soaps and release a one and done complete series. It would be nice to get seasons 3-14 released from their vaults and onto DVD at least.

    Other Holy Grails I hope make it to DVD:

    "The Drew Carey Show" (at least hopefully by 2020…..when their 25th anniversary will be celebrated)

    "Phyllis" (I believe this is the last of the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" spin-offs that Shout Factory has yet to release ("Rhoda" and "Lou Grant" are now finished)

    "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour / Cher Show" – With Cher's recent regained popularity (new Abba album, "Mama Mia" appearance and Cher's Broadway play out in full swing, I'm hoping some company like Star Vista / Time Life will release more episodes of these variety shows. I've seen a lot of segments on YouTube and on a Chicago station near me, and would luv to see these shows on DVD.

    "Empty Nest" – Don't know what the hold up is on this one, but sure wish it would make an appearance on DVD

    "Our Miss Brooks" – What happened with this one? I thought they had this series already to release at one point? Still waiting!!!

    "The Ropers" – The "Three's Company" spinoff is still on hold. It's only 2 seasons so hopefully Shout Factory or VEI can get this one out as a complete series.

    These last 3 shows I doubt will ever make it to DVD, but here is hoping for 2019 and Beyond:

    "Dear John" – Another great Judd Hirsch series he was in after "Taxi"

    "Bette" – Bette Midler's one season series (cute show…..has Bette singing a lot of her songs)

    "Good Time Girls" – Another short-live series that featured Annie Potts before she made it big on "Designing Women"

    Hoping Warner Brothers, Shout Factory, VEI, Mill Creek, and Star Vista (Time Life) will consider some of these shows……especially "Knot's Landing" knowing there is a anniversary date tied to it in 2019. Fingers crossed!!! 🙂

  13. Warner Archive went *another* year without giving the second and final season "The Eleventh Hour". I've given up trying to predict at this point because nothing seems obvious any longer and the market is drying up too much.

  14. mrz7

    Well considering it will be "Knots Landing" 40th anniversary next year (2019), I sincerely hoping that Warner Brothers will do justice to one of the longest prime time soaps and release a one and done complete series. It would be nice to get seasons 3-14 released from their vaults and onto DVD at least.

    I'd at the very least like for the seasonals to keep going, even if they are MODs!

  15. jcroy

    Culling further through Stephen J. Cannell's back catalog, there's many short lived shows which haven't been released on dvd in america.

    http://cannell.com/tv-shows.html
    https://www.imdb.com/search/title?companies=co0026580&view=simple&sort=release_date,asc

    Richie Brockelman, Private Eye (1978, 6 episodes)
    The Duke (1979, 5 episodes)
    Stone (1979-1980, 10 episodes)

    …..

    Less certain about the earlier 80s and 70s stuff, which I'm guessing probably didn't use videotape for editing. If nobody was interested in syndicated reruns of these short lived Cannell shows, then most likely they would have to make new transfers.

    Other shows from Cannell early in his career are:

    The DA (1971-1972, 15 episodes)
    Toma (1973-1974, 23 episodes)
    Chase (1973-1974, 23 episodes)

    These six short lived shows, all appear to be most likely owned by Universal.

    If syndication transfers were ever made for these 70s shows, I have to wonder if they were all destroyed in the 2008 Universal film vault fire.

    http://www.thestudiotour.com/wp/stu…hollywood/backlot/fires-and-storms/2008-fire/

    (Allegedly the older transfers for Emergency! were destroyed in this 2008 fire, where Universal made newer ones afterward which were used for the final season's dvd set).

  16. Jack P

    Warner Archive went *another* year without giving the second and final season "The Eleventh Hour". I've given up trying to predict at this point because nothing seems obvious any longer and the market is drying up too much.

    Imagine how the fans for Kung Fu: Next Generation season 3 and 4 feel?

    James

  17. To be honest, I don't see any releases in 2019 that will appease the baby boomer generation.
    Many, but not all popular shows from the 50's, 60's and 70's have already been released. Those that haven't been released by now, most likely never will be…my case in point Ben Casey, 77 Sunset Strip and Hawaiian Eye just to to name a few.
    IMHO the TV shows being released now a days on DVDs, is mostly crap…sorry.

  18. Sky King

    To be honest, I don't see any releases in 2019 that will appease the baby boomer generation.
    Many, but not all popular shows from the 50's, 60's and 70's have already been released.

    I suspect the same can be said about generation X.

    Tons of popular and some unpopular stuff from the 70s, 80, and 90s have already been released. (Barring stuff with music issues and forgotten one-hit wonders).

  19. If there ever was a 'golden age' for "one-hit wonder" tv shows on dvd, that would be the 10+ years time period from the mid-2000s to the mid-2010s.

    Nowadays such "one-hit wonder" tv show failures, are now littering dvd dump bins everywhere. Before the 2000s, such one-hit wonder shows became largely forgotten with the passage of time.

    It has gotten to the point that the large movie companies will not even bother releasing recent "one-hit wonders" on dvd anymore. (If they're lucky, such one-hit wonders might get a token dvd-mod release).

  20. Sky King

    IMHO the TV shows being released now a days on DVDs, is mostly crap…sorry.

    I feel the same way, mostly because I find it hard to care for today's crop of tv characters. They seem so shallow, and in the worst way possible. Nobody seems to care for anything beyond themselves . . . Sorry I'm still trying to find the right words and they're not coming.

    I also don't like all the PC ness being crammed down my throat, but may I ask for further elaboration Sky King, on your definition of television past and what's wrong with today's product?

    James

  21. JamesSmith

    I feel the same way, mostly because I find it hard to care for today's crop of tv characters. They seem so shallow, and in the worst way possible. Nobody seems to care for anything beyond themselves . . . Sorry I'm still trying to find the right words and they're not coming.

    I also don't like all the PC ness being crammed down my throat, but may I ask for further elaboration Sky King, on your definition of television past and what's wrong with today's product?

    Television advertisers are only willing to pay for ratings from younger viewers. So as we get older, our personal tastes matter less and less to advertisers on network tv and basic cable channels.

    For somebody like myself who was a kid of the late-1970s and 1980s, my personal tastes are now largely irrelevant when it comes to advertisers buying 30 second slots on network tv and basic cable shows.

    Whatever tv shows that are currently on network tv and basic cable, is most likely targeting and reflective of the tastes of folks who were born in the 1990s. Advertisers are less and less willing to buy tv commercials targetting generation X.

  22. bmasters9

    To us, yes– however, what we think is junk and garbage does have fanbases; it's all in the eye of the beholder.

    Ben.

    I understand what you are saying.
    I almost ended my original post with…I guess one man's trash is another man's treasure, but opted out of that…until now. 😉

  23. JamesSmith

    I feel the same way, mostly because I find it hard to care for today's crop of tv characters. They seem so shallow, and in the worst way possible. Nobody seems to care for anything beyond themselves . . . Sorry I'm still trying to find the right words and they're not coming.
    I also don't like all the PC ness being crammed down my throat, but may I ask for further elaboration Sky King, on your definition of television past and what's wrong with today's product?
    James

    James,

    There are several current shows I like (Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Mom) and several recent shows (King Of Queens, Frasier, Everybody Likes Raymond) I enjoy,
    However, there are many older shows from the 50's and 60's with longer runs than those being released today and much better writing, just gathering dust on the shelves. I agree with you that most, but not all newer TV series releases today are shallow in nature. I don't mean to insult any of my fellow posters. but AstroBoy or Bad News Bears before 77 Sunset Strip or The Bob Cummings show…really ??
    I realize there are costs involved with preparing an older show for DVD release, so why not release some of these older shows in their current format…betatape. It worked for The Adventures Of Superman. While not pristine some of these shows didn't look that bad converted to tape and a "betatape show" is better than none at all.
    I'm not a TV curmudgeon living in the past on old TV shows as I noted above, but c'mon where's the logic ?

  24. JamesSmith

    … and what's wrong with today's product?

    James

    In and of itself, I don't believe there is anything intrinsically "wrong" with today's product.

    If there is anything "in the wrong" with today's product, it is with me and any cash/time I did not expend on such product (ie. watching tv broadcasts, buying dvds/blurays, etc …).

    Basically the manifestation of "wrong" is that my brain has been extremely "calcified" to the era of my youth, when it comes to television and movies.

    (Some background).

    I largely stopped watching television regularly sometime in the mid-late 1980s. (The last tv show I watched semi-regularly in those days, was the first season or so of oringinal MacGyver). For the next two decades or so, television shows were largely irrelevant in my life, other than for a brief time period around 1999/y2k (ie. SciFridays and vh1).

    I only started watching tv shows again sometime in mid-2007. Mostly stuff like CSI reruns on Spike and AETV. At the time, I realized very quickly that my mindset was still stuck in the 1980s when it came to television shows.

    Fast forward to the present, even today I still notice that my mindset is even more "calcified" and stuck in the 1980s when it comes to tv shows and movies.

    If I am truly honest about the "intrinsic" value of the 60s/70s and 80s shows I watched in my youth, I would have to conclude that most of my favorite tv shows would be largely crap without the rose-tinted-glasses of nostalgia. Basically the same way I would see current/recent tv shows today, where I don't have any rose-tinted-glasses at all.

  25. jcroy

    In and of itself, I don't believe there is anything intrinsically "wrong" with today's product.

    If there is anything "in the wrong" with today's product, it is with me and any cash/time I did not expend on such product (ie. watching tv broadcasts, buying dvds/blurays, etc …).

    Basically the manifestation of "wrong" is that my brain has been extremely "calcified" to the era of my youth, when it comes to television and movies.

    (Some background).

    I largely stopped watching television regularly sometime in the mid-late 1980s. (The last tv show I watched semi-regularly in those days, was the first season or so of oringinal MacGyver). For the next two decades or so, television shows were largely irrelevant in my life, other than for a brief time period around 1999/y2k (ie. SciFridays and vh1).

    I only started watching tv shows again sometime in mid-2007. Mostly stuff like CSI reruns on Spike and AETV. At the time, I realized very quickly that my mindset was still stuck in the 1980s when it came to television shows.

    Fast forward to the present, even today I still notice that my mindset is even more "calcified" and stuck in the 1980s when it comes to tv shows and movies.

    If I am truly honest about the "intrinsic" value of the 60s/70s and 80s shows I watched in my youth, I would have to conclude that most of my favorite tv shows would be largely crap without the rose-tinted-glasses of nostalgia. Basically the same way I would see current/recent tv shows today, where I don't have any rose-tinted-glasses at all.

    My thoughts exactly!

  26. For clarification, I only consider "watching tv" to be the case where I am devoting my full attention to a show. (ie. Not doing anything else, other than maybe drinking coffee or soda).

    If a tv show is being played in the background when I'm at home, I don't really consider that to be truly "watching tv". (For the longest time, the tv playing in the backgroud was tuned to a 24 hours news channel ike CNN, BBC, Fox, etc … when I was at home).

  27. bmasters9

    My thoughts exactly!

    And might I also say, it isn't just normal shows where I'm stuck in the past; it's also sports coverage (my mind is "calcified," as you put it, to people like Brent Musburger, Irv Cross and Jimmy "The Greek" on CBS, and Bob Costas, Pete Axthelm and Ahmad Rashad on NBC, among others).

    I didn't really follow sports that closely when I was younger. Though I did watch some hockey and occasionally basketball.

    Though with that being said, I find that when I'm watching sports today, I find that I'm still making direct comparisons to when the Edmonton Oilers were the dream team with Wayne Gretzky, or the LA Lakers when Magic Johnson was at his peak. Compared to these eras, today's hockey and basketball seems somewhat "underwhelming" in comparison.

    Sometimes I also watched tennis, largely to see John McEnroe throwing tantrums and yelling at the referee.

  28. jcroy

    Whatever tv shows that are currently on network tv and basic cable, is most likely targeting and reflective of the tastes of folks who were born in the 1990s. Advertisers are less and less willing to buy tv commercials targetting generation X.

    I just realized that as of the end of this year (2018), anybody who was born in Y2K will turn age 18 this year.

    So from here on out, the target demographic that advertisers are willing to pay for, are people who were born in 2000 and atfer.

    If you want to know what type of tv shows will be on network tv and basic cable (and probably also netflix, amazon, hulu, etc ….), figure out what would appeal to the tastes of current high school and college students.

  29. (Not a show per se, but more of a general observation).

    Once Disney gobbles up Fox, I'm guessing we'll see less current tv season sets being relased from (formerly) Fox produced shows.

    Basically the stuff that Fox is currently releasing only as dvd-mod, will most likely not be released at all. Disney seems to have a reputation for not releasing much of anything on dvd/bluray (ie. Marvel shows, etc …).

  30. From either CBS DVD (MOD) or VEI:
    The Cop and the Kid (1975-76)
    Serpico (1976-77)
    Blansky's Beauties (1977)
    Out of the Blue (1979)
    Working Stiffs (1979)
    Struck by Lightning (1979)
    The Associates (1979-80)
    Goodtime Girls (1980)
    Here's Boomer (1980-82)
    Madame's Place (1982-83)
    Star of the Family (1982)
    Mr. Smith (1983)
    Bronx Zoo (1987-88)
    Duet (1987-89)/Open House (1989-90)
    Day by Day (1988-89)
    Dear John (1988-92)

    ~Ben

  31. All the shows I want are difficult to get but anyway:

    :: DVD FORMAT

    SIXTIES
    ’Way Out (1961)
    The New Breed (1961)
    The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962)
    12 O’Clock High (1964)
    T.H.E. Cat (1966)
    Blue Light (1966)
    Garrison's Gorillas (1967)
    The Outsider (1968)
    The Name of the Game (1968)

    SEVENTIES
    The Silent Force (1970)
    The Psychiatrist (1971)
    Hunter (1977)

    TELEFILMS
    Hunter (1973)
    Savage (1973)
    Skin/Shirts (1973)
    A Cold Night's Death (1973)

    :: BLU-RAY FORMAT

    SIXTIES
    Stoney Burke (1962)

  32. jcroy

    (Not a show per se, but more of a general observation).

    Once Disney gobbles up Fox, I'm guessing we'll see less current tv season sets being relased from (formerly) Fox produced shows.

    Basically the stuff that Fox is currently releasing only as dvd-mod, will most likely not be released at all. Disney seems to have a reputation for not releasing much of anything on dvd/bluray (ie. Marvel shows, etc …).

    Why wouldn’t Disney want to release their properties on DVD or Blu or 4K for that matter? Wouldn’t they want all possible revenue streams ? Or are they just planning to stream it all on their streaming service that’s coming?

  33. jcroy

    (Not a show per se, but more of a general observation).

    Once Disney gobbles up Fox, I'm guessing we'll see less current tv season sets being relased from (formerly) Fox produced shows.

    Basically the stuff that Fox is currently releasing only as dvd-mod, will most likely not be released at all. Disney seems to have a reputation for not releasing much of anything on dvd/bluray (ie. Marvel shows, etc …).

    Why wouldn’t Disney want to release their properties on DVD or Blu or 4K for that matter? Wouldn’t they want all possible revenue streams ? Or are they just planning to stream it all on their streaming service that’s coming?

  34. John*Wells

    Why wouldn’t Disney want to release their properties on DVD or Blu or 4K for that matter? Wouldn’t they want all possible revenue streams ? Or are they just planning to stream it all on their streaming service that’s coming?

    Good question. I have no idea.

    At this point in the game, most likely they want to direct people to their streaming services.

    In the recent past over the past decade or so, the lack of Disney/ABC released tv season sets, seems to be more of a mystery as to why they didn't release much of anything outside of big hit ABC shows like Revenge, Lost, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, Castle, Scandal, etc …

    For example, why did Agents of Sheild season 2 not have a general wide market release in america? (IIRC, AoS season 2 dvd/bluray was an amazon exclusive).

  35. Here's a few non-Paramount Television-related series (time for a change of subject) I'd like VEI to release in 2019:

    From QM Productions:
    The Manhunter (1974-75)
    A Man Called Sloane (1979-80)

    From Bing Crosby Productions:
    Ben Casey (1961-66)
    Breaking Point (1963-64)
    Slattery's People (1964-65)
    The Queen and I (1969)

    Miscellaneous CBS TV Network:
    Our Miss Brooks (1952-56)
    The Millionaire (1955-60)
    Gunslinger (1961)
    Way Out (1961)
    The Baileys of Balboa (1964-65)
    The Cara Williams Show (1964-65)
    He and She (1967-68)
    The Good Guys (1968-70)

    ~Ben

  36. (This is stating the semi-obvious).

    Elementary complete series.

    Most likely CBS/Paramount will release this as a 40-disc set later in 2019. (The final season 7 only has 13 episodes and will be run sometime in winter/spring or summer 2019, similar to what was done earlier this year).

  37. John*Wells

    Why wouldn’t Disney want to release their properties on DVD or Blu or 4K for that matter? Wouldn’t they want all possible revenue streams ? Or are they just planning to stream it all on their streaming service that’s coming?

    They actually release a lot of their catalogue on DVD and Blu through the Disney Movie Club. Lots of great titles even including some episodes of the Wonderful World of Disney.

  38. With the huge regime change at CBS (ie. Les Moonves fired without a golden parachute), wonder which other shows will end up being canned which might have been previously "protected" by Moonves himself.

    Besides "The Big Bang Theory" and "Elementary" officially ending after this season, other possible candidates with more than 100+ episodes could be:

    – Criminal Minds
    – Blue Bloods
    – the rebooted Hawaii Five-0
    – Madam Secretary
    – etc …

    If any of these shows are canned, we'll most likely see complete series sets released later in 2019.

  39. ClassicTVMan1981X

    Here's a few non-Paramount Television-related series (time for a change of subject) I'd like VEI (or CBS DVD via MOD) to release in 2019:

    From QM Productions:
    The Manhunter (1974-75)
    A Man Called Sloane (1979-80)

    From Bing Crosby Productions:
    Ben Casey (1961-66)
    Breaking Point (1963-64)
    Slattery's People (1964-65)
    The Queen and I (1969)

    Miscellaneous CBS TV Network:
    Our Miss Brooks (1952-56)
    The Millionaire (1955-60)
    Gunslinger (1961)
    Way Out (1961)
    The Baileys of Balboa (1964-65)
    The Cara Williams Show (1964-65)
    He and She (1967-68)
    The Good Guys (1968-70)

    ~Ben

    All of those shows as unlikely as it seems would be incredible . I'd be thrilled if even one came out !

  40. -Here's Boomer(complete)

    -The Love Boat season 5

    -Happy Days Season 7(edited of course)

    -Fantasy Island the complete series from Shout Factory

    -Head of the Class seasons 1, and 2

    -Saturday Night Live season 6

    -Gunsmoke season 15(late Fall)

    -The Brady Bunch complete series Blu-Ray

    -WB titles re-released on BD such as Wonder Woman, and Kung Fu

    -Night Flight(-Best of -unfortunately)

    -Planet of the Apes tv series on BD.

    -At the Movies(Siskel, and Ebert) season sets on DVD.

  41. ClassicTVMan1981X

    Yes.

    ~Ben

    I see your point– both would have had too many shows to go into any seasonal release, especially ET, which was a daily show, and not a weekly one (although it did have a weekly recap called Entertainment This Week, which, as the name implies, recapped everything that happened in the week prior).

  42. JohnHopper

    UPDATE

    Blu-Ray Editions

    Danger Man (1964-1966) (Network)
    Stoney Burke (Kino Lorber)
    The Wild Wild West (season 1) (CBS/Paramount)

    Blu-rays on Sea Hunt, Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis , Leave It To Beaver , Gunsmoke , Have Gun Will Travel (remastered ). Dreams come true?! LOL.!

  43. bmasters9

    Do you think that Mill Creek might at any time put out a newer version of that Hunter all-in-one with the discs in cardboard sleeves? If they did, I'd get it!

    when they released Knight Rider in Blu Ray, they put money into plastic cases .. However, when I purchased Miami Vice Complete Series in DVD Format, it was in Cardboard sleeves while Blu Ray was in plastic Cases

  44. Not necessarily probable, but possible (color shows, both recently aired in decent shape on Get-TV, no obvious rights issues that I'm aware of), if somebody licenses from Sony:

    Hawk – The Complete Series (1966)
    The Outcasts – The Complete Series (1968-69)

  45. Peter M Fitzgerald

    Not necessarily probable, but possible (color shows, both recently aired in decent shape on Get-TV, no obvious rights issues that I'm aware of), if somebody licenses from Sony:

    Hawk – The Complete Series (1966)
    The Outcasts – The Complete Series (1968-69)

    Speaking of 3rd-party licensees' deals with Sony, how about?
    Circus Boy – The Complete Series (1956-58)
    Casey Jones – The Complete Series (1957-58)
    The Farmer's Daughter – The Complete Series (1963-66)
    Camp Runamuck – The Complete Series (1965-66)
    Love on a Rooftop – The Complete Series (1966-67)
    The Occasional Wife – The Complete Series (1966-67)
    The Second Hundred Years – The Complete Series (1967-68)
    The Ugliest Girl in Town – The Complete Series (1968-69)
    The Paul Lynde Show – The Complete Series (1972-73)
    Temperatures Rising – The Complete Series (1972-74)
    David Cassidy in Man Undercover – The Complete Series (1978-79)
    Bring 'em Back Alive! – The Complete Series (1982-83)
    Filthy Rich – The Complete Series (1982-83)

    ~Ben

  46. If I could pick 5 shows out of that list that I think might make it out in any form*, I would say The Farmer's Daughter, Temperature's Rising, Crazy Like a Fox, The Charmings, and The Paul Lynde Show. If I had to pick an alternate, I would pick Filthy Rich. Whether that would be any time soon I doubt, but based on Sony's track record those sound like the least unlikely.

    Losing the rights to The Monkees probably took away a lot of their incentive to try and tie Mickey Dolenz's first series, Circus Boy (back when he was called Mickey Braddock), into it. With Bring 'Em Back Alive, I'm not sure the fact that the male and female lead were both in Tron would make a difference with a theoretical release; it didn't when the show was new.

    *What I actually want has no bearing on their decision-making process for movies or TV because otherwise Silver Spoons and 227 would have been completed years ago, and that pan-and-scan-only Annie DVD never would have happened, either.

  47. And if I had to choose just five shows from Paramount Television that either VEI or CBS DVD MOD could release, they might be:
    * Funny Face (1971) / The Sandy Duncan Show (1972)
    * Paper Moon (TV series) (1974)
    * The Associates (US TV series) (1979-80)
    * Day by Day (1988-89)
    * Dear John (1988-92)

    And my five Hanna-Barbera titles, from Warner Archive:
    * These Are the Days (1974-75)
    * Jana of the Jungle (1978)
    * Trollkins (1981)
    * Wildfire (1986)
    * Fish Police (1992)

    ~Ben

  48. MatthewA

    If I could pick 5 shows out of that list that I think might make it out in any form*, I would say The Farmer's Daughter, Temperature's Rising, Crazy Like a Fox, The Charmings, and The Paul Lynde Show.

    As I've said before, I'd definitely want that Crazy Like a Fox— even if Mill Creek were to put out that 1984-86 CBS detective series (w/the late Jack Warden as Harry Fox, and John Rubinstein as his son Harrison), I'd be on it like everything, being as I've never seen it before (granted, I've heard of it in my lifetime, but never seen it).

  49. bmasters9

    As I've said before, I'd definitely want that Crazy Like a Fox— even if Mill Creek were to put out that 1984-86 CBS detective series (w/the late Jack Warden as Harry Fox, and John Rubinstein as his son Harrison), I'd be on it like everything, being as I've never seen it before (granted, I've heard of it in my lifetime, but never seen it).

    That's an example of something that should have been a hit. It was 10th place in the post-Murder She Wrote timeslot formerly held by The Jeffersons and Alice, which they'd gotten as much as they could get from by that point; Trapper John MD, still shamefully missing from DVD, was on after it. But then the next season they moved it to Wednesday to replace two flop comedies with Flip Wilson and George Burns, and Trapper ended its life on Tuesdays at 8:00 PM. There was also a TV movie a year after its end (with Monty Python's Graham Chapman in it in one of his last roles) to gauge interest in bringing it back in syndication along with other Columbia reboots such as What's Happening Now, The New Gidget, and The New Monkees. At least their criteria for reboots were different than now: they brought back shows that did well in syndication despite having small episode counts.

    With Shout! getting dibs on so many of Sony's 1970s and 1980s hits, I'm surprised this wasn't part of the deal. Unlike many of those, this was actually Columbia's doing. Mill Creek only gets the do-overs.

  50. MatthewA

    I may be overlooking some titles, but the stuff they released is all stuff Sony released first. They don't get unreleased seasons of shows. Shout! does.

    So Shout! puts out new, and Mill Creek redoes old: is that it?

  51. MatthewA

    I may be overlooking some titles, but the stuff they released is all stuff Sony released first. They don't get unreleased seasons of shows. Shout! does.

    One exception is Mad About You, for which Mill Creek were the first (and only, thus far) to release seasons 6 and 7.

  52. Here's what I would like to see come out before Dec 31 of this year.

    NOTE: I'm doing this list by anniversaries and some of these titles have already been released, but nothing wrong with double or triple dipping right?

    The jumping banana means the series I want to see the most be released.

    70th

    :dancing-banana-04:The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show:
    Next year it turns 70, but you know how some studios like to release them a year early. All 8 seasons with or without the in-episode Carnation commercials.

    60th

    The Twilight Zone: CBS/Paramount is going to do it anyways, you know they will.

    Dennis The Menace: Shout could re-release it and throw in some new features.

    :dancing-banana-04:The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show: This series I want to be redone the right way, be shown as it's two separate original names (Rocky & His Friends and The Bullwinkle Show) or the more general name everyone knows The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show no more Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends that it's been going by since 2003. I want to see it complete and packed with features. Shout would be the best company to handle this show. Wouldn't also say no to seeing Moose and Squirrel on Blu as well.

    55th

    :dancing-banana-04:The Addams Family: Creepy, Kooky and altogether Ooky on Blu

    Bewitched, The Munsters, and Gilligan's Island all on Blu as well.

    50th

    :dancing-banana-04:Monty Python's Flying Circus:
    It's Python need I say more. On Blu that's a must.

    Scooby-Doo Where Are You!: WB has it already coming on Blu, you know they do.


    45th

    Happy Days: FINISH THE SERIES ALREADY CBS/PARAMOUNT

    Rhoda: Did Shout finish this series, if not do so and pack it with features.

    Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Would be fun to see this on Blu


    40th

    :dancing-banana-04:The Dukes of Hazzard: Them good O'l boys on Blu

    Benson: Hasn't been finished, be nice to make it complete on it's 40th anniversary. Features should included a nice tribute to Robert Guillaume as well.

    35th

    :dancing-banana-04:Muppet Babies: Disney give it to Shout and let them clear all the licences it needs in order to be released.


    30th

    Tales From The Crypt: Fun to see this on Blu


    25th

    Sister, Sister: I think this show is complete, if not make it so with lots of features as well.

    Friends: It's one of WB's cash cow series, we'll be seeing a 25th anniversary collection for sure.

    20th

    :dancing-banana-04:Ed, Edd n' Eddy: WB stopped after season 2 back in 2007, THAT WAS 12 YEARS AGO! If they're not interested in Cartoon Network series give it to Shout they'll give these cartoons the love and treatment that they deserve.

    Futurama: I think this complete on Blu, I think?

    :dancing-banana-04:Courage The Cowardly Dog: I think WB gave up after season 1 like they did if Johnny Bravo and Dexter's Lab

    SpongeBob SquarePants: Nick is probably got something planned, hopefully it includes a nice tribute to series creator Stephen Hillenburg.

    Good Eats: I'd love to have this series, it's still a great entertaining cooking show, as host Alton Brown said the show is Julia Child meets Mr. Wizard meets Monty Python; that sums up the series perfectly.

    Rocket Power: Nick hasn't touched this yet unless it's on one of their compilation DVD's

    The West Wing: If this isn't already on Blu it needs to be.

    Angel: Buffy spin-off that is not on Blu and neither is she FOX do something before Disney takes complete ownership, if not give to to Shout.


    15th

    :dancing-banana-04:Entourage: Not everyone liked but it was a fun series, I have the first 4 seasons on DVD, be nice to have it complete on Blu

    O'Grady: Quirky series that aired on The N, now Teen Nick. Was essentially the series Home Movies just set in high school. Also they dealt with "The Weirdness" an unknown thing that cause strange things to happen to them and their town as well. Too bad it ran just 2 seasons.

    Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends: Another Cartoon Network series I don't think was completed as well.

    Veronica Mars: Never been on Blu

  53. I know I mentioned it before, but I purchased a couple of HD episodes of Gilligan's Island on Vudu. Oh my! They were standard 4×3 without any zooming or trickery and looked absolutely stunning! I would love to see it on blu.

  54. Ron1973

    I know I mentioned it before, but I purchased a couple of HD episodes of Gilligan's Island on Vudu. Oh my! They were standard 4×3 without any zooming or trickery and looked absolutely stunning! I would love to see it on blu.

    Have any screen caps you could share with us?

  55. I still hope at least one of the following will be out this year (be it from CBS DVD MOD or VEI)…
    Funny Face (1971) / The Sandy Duncan Show (1972)
    The Cop and the Kid (1975-76)
    Serpico (TV series) (1976-77)
    Blansky's Beauties (1977)
    Out of the Blue (1979 TV series) (1979)
    Working Stiffs (1979)
    The Associates (U.S. TV series) (1979-80)
    Goodtime Girls (1980)
    Madame's Place (1982-83) (given how VEI managed to fit the entire 14-episode season 2 run of The Bad News Bears on one DVD9 disc without any outstanding mastering issues, they should be able to fit all 93 episodes of this series across 7 DVD9 discs the same way)
    Bronx Zoo (1987-88)
    Duet (1987-89) / Open House (1989-90)
    Day by Day (1988-89)
    Dear John (U.S. TV series) (1988-92)

    TV movies wanted:
    The Silent Gun (1969)
    Assault on the Wayne (1971)
    Dr. Cook's Garden (1971)
    Escape (1971)
    Terror in the Sky (1971)
    Women in Chains (1972)
    Night of Terror (1972)
    The Weekend Nun (1972)
    Poor Devil (1973)
    Call to Danger (1973) (this was supposed to be what Peter Graves was to work on in case Mission: Impossible was not to be renewed for the 1973-74 season)
    Delancey Street: The Crisis Within (1975)
    Red Alert (1977)
    The Top of the Hill (1980)
    The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything (1980)
    The Girl, the Gold Watch and Dynamite (1981)
    Shooter (1988)

    ~Ben

  56. Well, WB Archives TV releases for February include:
    What I Like About You (season 4)
    Step By Step (season 4)

    and re issuances of Knots Landing (season 2)
    and some Babylon 5 odds and ends.

    Was hoping for a bit more.

    James

  57. JamesSmith

    Well, WB Archives TV releases for February include:
    What I Like About You (season 4)
    Step By Step (season 4)

    and re issuances of Knots Landing (season 2)
    and some Babylon 5 odds and ends.

    Was hoping for a bit more.

    James

    And two re-releases in the name of:
    Popeye the Sailor: Volume 2 (1938-1940)
    https://www.wbshop.com/products/pop…38652165&_bta_c=53r5cnsudb0frp7jnblps43u8mwj8

    Popeye the Sailor: Volume 3 (1941-1943)
    https://www.wbshop.com/products/pop…39527941&_bta_c=b3knfhzry31h7718kevt6q2o68901

    ~Ben

  58. JamesSmith

    Well, WB Archives TV releases for February include:
    What I Like About You (season 4)
    Step By Step (season 4)

    and re issuances of Knots Landing (season 2)
    and some Babylon 5 odds and ends.

    Was hoping for a bit more.

    James

    OMG…..Warner Brothers is killing me!!!! In regards to "Knots Landing"…..why do they have the need to reissue seasons 1 (a couple of months ago) and now reissue season 2 (in February). FANS ALREADY HAVE THESE SEASONS!!! PLEASE RELEASE SEASONS 3-14!!!! Those are the seasons fans want!!! The redundancy is just ridiculous!!!

  59. mrz7

    OMG…..Warner Brothers is killing me!!!! In regards to "Knots Landing"…..why do they have the need to reissue seasons 1 (a couple of months ago) and now reissue season 2 (in February). FANS ALREADY HAVE THESE SEASONS!!! PLEASE RELEASE SEASONS 3-14!!!! Those are the seasons fans want!!! The redundancy is just ridiculous!!!

    I feel your pain. Was hoping for two more previously unreleased tv seasons to come out. The sooner Alice, Perfect Strangers, Jamie Foxx, the Wayun Brothers, What I like about You, are finished, the sooner WBA can focus on older programming. I do realize they need to sell what is profitable to make money to get the more problematic releases out.

    James

  60. mrz7

    OMG…..Warner Brothers is killing me!!!! In regards to "Knots Landing"…..why do they have the need to reissue seasons 1 (a couple of months ago) and now reissue season 2 (in February). FANS ALREADY HAVE THESE SEASONS!!! PLEASE RELEASE SEASONS 3-14!!!! Those are the seasons fans want!!! The redundancy is just ridiculous!!!

    I thought the big issue with KL was music rights. Otherwise, it would be done by now. Now, that being said, if KL gets pushed into getting done, awesome, but let’s get Falcon Crest finished too!

  61. Shows I Want on Blu-Ray.
    Will and Grace (1998-2006 seasons) – Universal Home Entertainment.
    Reba – FOX Home Entertainment
    The Gilmore Girls (2000-07) – Warner Home Video
    According to Jim (All seasons – ABC Studios home entertainment
    Superstore – Universal Home Entertainment.
    Seasons 1-4 of the Office are needed – Universal Home Entertainment.
    Murphy Brown – Individually and together – Warner Home Video
    Glee Seasons 5 and 6 – I have 1-4 and won't buy 5 and 6 until they're on blu-ray – Fox Home Entertainment
    Modern Family Seasons 5 onward – Fox Home Entertainment
    Mike and Molly seasons 2-6 – Warner Home Video
    Last Man Standing – Fox Home Entertainment
    More seasons of I Love Lucy – let's get 'em done – CBS Blu-Ray
    The Goldbergs (2013) – Sony Pictures
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Universal
    The Muppets (2015) – ABC Studios.
    Trial and Error (2017) – Warner Home Video
    If staff from the studios sees this please honor this request.
    More comedies need to be on Blu-Ray

  62. JohnHopper

    I wish a British company could release the rare British mystery anthology Orson Welles Great Mysteries,
    hosted by Orson Welles and whose theme music was by John Barry.

    Hello,
    distributor Network in the UK recently has released a ORSON WELLES GREAT MYSTERIES Vol.1 2DVD-Set
    containing the first 13 episodes. I guess a Vol.2 2DVD-Set with the remaining 13 episodes will be
    released later this year.
    Kind regards, Klaus.

  63. galipolis

    Hello,
    distributor Network in the UK recently has released a ORSON WELLES GREAT MYSTERIES Vol.1 2DVD-Set
    containing the first 13 episodes. I guess a Vol.2 2DVD-Set with the remaining 13 episodes will be
    released later this year.
    Kind regards, Klaus.

    I ordered that set in March and I'm glad to get it because I haven't watched it since the Seventies.

  64. Using this old thread to post my guesses for WB's Archives July Releases: They are

    Jamie Foxx Show season 5
    Invasion America (a late nineties HB animated five part Sci-Fi special). Since July is San Diego Comic Con month, I'm guessing there will be some sort of scifi or animated release)
    Step by Step (season 5 or 6)
    The Alaskans (Roger Moore series)

    Those are my far-out guesses. A mix of wishes and practicalities. Maybe we'll get lucky.

    James

  65. JamesSmith

    Using this old thread to post my guesses for WB's Archives July Releases: They are

    Jamie Foxx Show season 5
    Invasion America (a late nineties HB animated five part Sci-Fi special). Since July is San Diego Comic Con month, I'm guessing there will be some sort of scifi or animated release)
    Step by Step (season 5 or 6)
    The Alaskans (Roger Moore series)

    Those are my far-out guesses. A mix of wishes and practicalities. Maybe we'll get lucky.

    James

    Unfortunately The Alaskans is stuck in the same music rights issues as the detective series. They would pay the money to get 77 Sunset Strip or Hawaiian Eye cleared before this one and unfortunately they seem to be stalled on all of them. No word on Colt .45 either which doesn't have complicated music rights but apparently needs a lot of restoration work.

  66. Still hoping one of the following Paramount Television (CBS) series will be released…
    Barefoot in the Park (1970 TV series)
    Funny Face / The Sandy Duncan Show
    Me and the Chimp
    Love Story (TV series)
    Paper Moon (TV series)
    Kate McShane
    The Cop and the Kid
    Serpico (TV series)
    Busting Loose
    Blansky's Beauties
    Szysznyk
    Mulligan's Stew
    The Ted Knight Show
    Who's Watching the Kids?
    Brothers and Sisters
    $weepstake$
    Makin' It
    Out of the Blue (1979 TV series)
    Working Stiffs
    Struck by Lightning
    The Associates (U.S. TV series)
    Goodtime Girls
    Foul Play (TV series)
    Madame's Place
    Star of the Family (1982 TV series)
    The New Odd Couple (1982-83)
    The Renegades
    Ryan's Four
    Mr. Smith (1983 TV series)
    Gung Ho (TV series)
    Bronx Zoo
    Duet / Open House
    Day by Day
    Dear John (U.S. TV series)

    ~Ben

  67. ClassicTVMan1981X

    Still hoping one of the following Paramount Television (CBS) series will be released…
    Barefoot in the Park (1970 TV series)
    Funny Face / The Sandy Duncan Show
    Me and the Chimp
    Love Story (TV series)
    Paper Moon (TV series)
    Kate McShane
    The Cop and the Kid
    Serpico (TV series)
    Busting Loose
    Blansky's Beauties
    Szysznyk
    Mulligan's Stew
    The Ted Knight Show
    Who's Watching the Kids?
    Brothers and Sisters
    $weepstake$
    Makin' It
    Out of the Blue (1979 TV series)
    Working Stiffs
    Struck by Lightning
    The Associates (U.S. TV series)
    Goodtime Girls
    Foul Play (TV series)
    Madame's Place
    Star of the Family (1982 TV series)
    The New Odd Couple (1982-83)
    The Renegades
    Ryan's Four
    Mr. Smith (1983 TV series)
    Gung Ho (TV series)
    Bronx Zoo
    Duet / Open House
    Day by Day
    Dear John (U.S. TV series)

    You keep forgetting The Cavanaughs!

  68. JamesSmith

    Using this old thread to post my guesses for WB's Archives July Releases: They are

    Jamie Foxx Show season 5
    Invasion America (a late nineties HB animated five part Sci-Fi special). Since July is San Diego Comic Con month, I'm guessing there will be some sort of scifi or animated release)
    Step by Step (season 5 or 6)
    The Alaskans (Roger Moore series)

    Those are my far-out guesses. A mix of wishes and practicalities. Maybe we'll get lucky.

    James

    Any of you have any guesses?

  69. JamesSmith

    Any of you have any guesses?

    Well….I know I sound like a broken record……but I am hoping Warner Brothers will do some sort of DVD release of "Knots Landing" to mark their 40th Anniversary in December. The pilot aired on December 27, 1979. At this point I wouldn't even mind a "Best Of" Collection. Back around the 9th Season of "Knots Landing", they did several specials focusing on certain storylines. I believe there were 4-6 of them…..maybe Warner will release those???. Ultimately, it would be great if they would just release the remaining seasons (3-14) but with the continuing music clearance problems stalling the show to be released on DVD…..I don't know if that is possible. But considering the show has a 40th anniversary this year, it was the longest running prime time soaps of the 1980/90's (14 Seasons) and it has a very loyal and strong fan base……I would think Warner Brothers will do SOMETHING?!?!?? And it would be in time for the holiday season too!!!

  70. I don't have much hope left anymore even though some nice things still happen from time to time (Such as My Three Sons recently getting unstalled, at least temporarily). But one that seems realistic to me is a Blu-Ray collection for Emergency!.

    I've been posting it in these annual threads for three or four years now though, and it hasn't happened yet. Not sure what the problem is, but I wonder if it's another Green Acres style deal. Valuable enough that Universal isn't interested in licensing it out, but not lucrative enough for them to be doing anything themselves.

    I suspect Mill Creek Entertainment would be ready and willing.

  71. LeoA

    I don't have much hope left anymore even though some nice things still happen from time to time (Such as My Three Sons recently getting unstalled, at least temporarily).

    I would be feeling the same way, if I was still hardcore into tv on dvd/bluray. (Nowadays I'm somewhat neutral).

    LeoA

    Valuable enough that Universal isn't interested in licensing it out, but not lucrative enough for them to be doing anything themselves.

    I suspect Mill Creek Entertainment would be ready and willing.

    Assuming Mill Creek's contract with Universal hasn't expired.

  72. I would really like to see this complete on DVD, the 1990 animated Oz series from DiC. I'm most likely the only one here that has seen this series, if they're others please make yourselves known. I want to see all 13 episodes, I have a couple of the VHS's and the three DVD's that were released.

    However, between the VHS and DVD, two episodes have never been released to complete the series. It's only been available complete in Germany and Australia. Odd choice to release this series if you ask me.

    Again, this series mostly is not known, and for some who have seen they apparently did not like it. Regardless of that as an Oz fan it would nice to own this sadly forgotten series, as VHS's do wear out eventually, plus VCR's are basically obsolete these days as well. YouTube did have for a time have most of the series, but they have since taken them down and you have to pay in order to watch them now.

  73. JamesSmith

    I remember that series, it came very close to the MGM version. I believe, Tress MacNeille voiced the wicked witch. Wish it was out on DVD. You're not alone, darkrock.

    James

    WHAT! YOU'VE SEEN THIS CARTOON

    I would of bet money that I was the only person on this forum that had seen this series.

    This series was created to capitalize on the 50th Anniversary from the year prior in 1989. It has been called a sequel/spin-off of the original film. The true sequel to 1939 classic is stated as being Journey Back To Oz 1972/1974. Journey Back To Oz is a fun film, I however don't agree on it being the official sequel though. Other's have stated that it is because the original film says Oz is just a dream world caused by head trauma. The original film never explicitly stated that only implied it might be.

    This series had a great cast of some best voice actors in the business. If you didn't know who they were, you would swear that the original actors were doing the voices as well. Tress MacNeille was The Wicked Witch along with Charlie Adler as The Cowardly Lion, David Lodge as The Scarecrow, Hal Rayle as The Tin Man, and lastly Liz Georges doing an almost spot on Judy Garland imitation as Dorothy.

    Rounding out the cast was voice over veteran's Alan Oppenheimer was The Wizard, B.J. Ward as Glinda, and playing Toto was the great Frank Welker. It's too bad this series didn't get another season, as It could of gone 39 episodes at least.

  74. There's a book on the various animated Oz series, I think it's by Mark Arnold or a Collier who briefly discusses the series; and thought the series wasn't the most memorable. I don't know. I just know Ms. McNeille's voice gave me nightmares.

    Correction: I do think the show did show some thought, since they were trying to be more faithful to the original MGM musical.

    Darkrock 17, never underestimate the power of the internet, that there's some other crazy person out there who's seen the same obscure forgettable show as well.

    James

  75. JamesSmith

    There's a book on the various animated Oz series, I think it's by Mark Arnold or a Collier who briefly discusses the series; and thought the series wasn't the most memorable. I don't know. I just know Ms. McNeille's voice gave me nightmares.

    Correction: I do think the show did show some thought, since they were trying to be more faithful to the original MGM musical.

    Darkrock 17, never underestimate the power of the internet, that there's some other crazy person out there who's seen the same obscure forgettable show as well.

    James

    This is book you're talking about.

    [​IMG]

    I consider this series to be the sequel to the classic film. It was created that way everything from the characters looks, except Dorothy who was based off of Ariel from The Little Mermaid. The backgrounds and the music as well all mirror the 1939 film to a T.

    I think why it's mostly forgotten is that it did only run for one year in 1990 on Saturday Mornings on ABC and then went into syndication on The Disney Channel for a year in 1991 or 1992. Then it stayed on HBO from about 1992 to 1996 or 1997. From there it went over to it's last known place on Toon Disney from 1998 to 2002.

    Tress MacNeille as The Wicked Witch Of The West scared me for awhile than Margret Hamilton, who played the actual Wicked Witch. Her laugh was just too good I guess. Funny that she scared me as the Wicked Witch, but never as Bab's Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures or as Dot from Animaniacs; she must of never used that iconic laugh of hers for those two characters.

    Wasn't until I was watching Futurama in early 2000 when I learned who she was when I heard her do the iconic laugh as the character Mom. After watching that episode, I looked up who did the voice of this character on Google and it said it was by a lady named Tress MacNeille. I looked at the roles she's had done and found out that she was The Wicked Witch for the 1990 series.

    I very rarely doubt the internet, if I think oh I bet I'll never find something, YouTube has so far yet to not have it.

  76. I asked the Kino-Lorber rep this question on Tuesday of this week, over in the HTF Blu-ray/HD thread…

    Flashgear

    KL Insider, if you could respond, even if need be in only the most general terms, as to whether KL is possibly investigating or planning the release of any more vintage or classic American or British B+W or Color TV series?

    The KL insider's response was prompt…

    Kino Lorber Insider

    Nothing British at this point, but we are looking into releasing some classic American TV shows.

    So there's hope for more classic TV from KL…

  77. Flashgear

    So there's hope for more classic TV from KL…

    I was happy to see the KL Insider's response to your question earlier in the week.

    I just hope the releases they're planning now are for more shows that would be new to disc. I'm sure their Outer Limits BDs were good, and I might eventually get them during a sale. However, at least that series had the benefit of a previous DVD release, here and in other regions.

    As we seem to be inching ever closer to the last days of TV on disc (at least for shows made prior to the 21st century), I'd much rather see as many new-too-disc shows as we can get in the time remaining rather than re-releases (even when they're upgrades).

    I enjoyed Kino's releases of Coronet Blue and The Master, both of which were new-to-disc, are seldom or never rerun on TV, and were definitely not shows I expected to ever make it to disc. They weren't "grail" shows for me, but they were a welcome treat.

    I hope it's more of these previously unreleased shows that Kino has in mind for the future.

  78. darkrock17

    This is book you're talking about.

    [​IMG]

    Yep, it's the book I was talking about.

    Tress MacNeille as The Wicked Witch Of The West scared me for awhile than Margret Hamilton, who played the actual Wicked Witch. Her laugh was just too good I guess. Funny that she scared me as the Wicked Witch, but never as Bab's Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures or as Dot from Animaniacs; she must of never used that iconic laugh of hers for those two characters.
    t.

    Hey, even as Babs Bunny, that voice of hers (when she did that even laugh) gives me nightmares.

    James

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