I realize that this hobby of collecting DVD & Blu Ray release is starting a downward slope, but I really thought there might have been a couple of bigger (complete series) releases from the studios for the 2018 holiday season. Anyone else disappointed in the 2018 Holiday Season TV Shows on DVD & Blu Ray Announcements?
What has been announced is even somewhat disappointing (imo) in quantity and quality.
Most of Fox’s DVD releases of the popular shows (“Empire” and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia”) are now MOD DVD-R instead pf pressed DVDS (“Family Guy” and Modern Family” are the only Fox Shows that are getting a retail release)….And whatever happen to The Simpson’s next release (Season 19 I think?).
Paramount/CBS only classic TV release is “Love Boat’s 4th Season”….which is great….but they have so many other shows they have halted that don’t see any movement lately (“Happy Days” in particular). I think “The Beverly Hillbillies” are getting a release too…..not sure….but not one I am interested in.
Shout Factory was a big disappointment for me this year….I was hoping for a big set of a classic tv series in December…..but all were getting from them is a trickling effect of some shows like “Peyton Place”. They seem to be going the route of more movie releases lately.
Time Life was another disappointment for me this year with very little series releases….more Christmas Variety shows from Andy Williams and Bing Crosby. Now I am a huge Lucille Ball fan, but what Time Life is offering, I already have (with the exception of the 4 “Life with Lucy” episodes, and the uncut episode of the “Lucy & Desi Comedy Hour” featuring Tallulah Bankhead) which I can’t justify the price tag for 5 episodes to add to my collection. Also Time Life is offering A Robin Williams set (their latest announcement) with some of his HBO specials and “Mork and Mindy shows that have already been released on DVD. Time Life is being kind of redundant of what has been already released in their current releases. They did do a single DVD of the “50th Anniversary Special of “The Carol Burnett Show” that was aired last year….which was probably the only thing I was excited about coming from this studio.
And I believe, as far as blu ray releases, there is only 2 that I can think of off the top of my head coming out with a completed series (The Animated “Batman” series and “The Shield”).
Now I know the holiday announcements MIGHT still be coming, but I am pretty sure what has been announced, is it. We might have a few one-offs from Warner Archives, but otherwise I think the announcements are done for this holiday season.
Now I might be missing some things, because they are not of interest of me, but I follow the “Friday Roundup” from TVShowsOnDVD on Facebook faithfully (since they no longer have their “very missed” website)…..and all I can say about the release announcements ……like the Shania Twain song goes……”That Don’t Impress Me Much”…..LOL. That is just my opinion though……just wondering how other posters here on the forum are feeling…..same as me? Or do you think this year has been good year for TV show releases on DVD and Blu Ray? I know, for example, some people were disappointed in last year Holiday Season announcements, but I manage to get 5 holy grail shows off my list last year (“Rhoda”, “Coach”, “Laugh In”, “Angie” and “One Day At A Time”). This year for me had been zilch….zero….none Well at least the wallet will be fuller for hopefully 2019 announcements.
Thoughts? You think there will still be anymore Holiday surprise announcements this year? Has it been a good or bad year for you on the release announcements for 2018 holiday season? Is streaming gaining ground and the quality and quantity of TV Shows being released on physical media keep declining? There is no right or wrong answers, just wanting to know how others on the forum have been feeling.
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