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    Orson Welles Great Mysteries: Volume 1 (UK - DVD) Available for Preorder

    Well this would be a welcomed addition to my collection -- any reviews of the first volume? Anyone know if this could be released on this side of the Atlantic?
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    My new revelation - 70s TV wasn't that bad!

    I vaguely recall enjoying Lanigan's Rabbi, which was part of the Columbo/McMillan Sunday Mystery movie NBC TV movie series. It didn't last very long -- imdb notes that it aired 4 episodes plus the pilot. It was a 90-minute (at least pilot) show and I'd be interested in seeing how it stands up...
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    My new revelation - 70s TV wasn't that bad!

    I've gone back and watched youtube episodes of Phyllis and The Tony Randall Show and found they stood up, and would like to revisit Doc, too....
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    My new revelation - 70s TV wasn't that bad!

    The first episode of Bronk -- directed by Richard Donner -- was pretty good (although the budget showed in a late special effect). There's some good chemistry with the cast and Palance is ever likeable. Not sure how it'll hold up but I think it deserves a look.
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    Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

    The public doesn't know what its missing -- we need more Paul Ford these days!
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    2020 TV Releases Guesses?

    I'm wondering if there's any hope to see more MTM properties released, like Phyllis (48 episodes, which were loaded to youtube a year ago); Bay City Blues (8 episodes on life of a minor league baseball team, co-created by Stephen Bochco); Mary (13 episodes, co-starring James Farentino and John...
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    Classic TV Westerns

    The first few seasons of Maverick are must-have IMO...
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    Canadian TV Shows on DVD

    Dusting off this old thread... i'd love it if CBC put out Wojek...
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    International Insight & This Is the Life

    Hmm, somehow I put an 'international' tag on this thread. Well, all thumbs I suppose. But now i've guaranteed one reply so there's that!
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    International Insight & This Is the Life

    Here were two series created by Catholic and Christian producers that had lengthy (especially in Insight's case) runs. Have either popped up on DVD yet? Does anyone remember them -- they often featured big and familiar names, telling stories with a religious moral ending. Not sure if they were...
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    Other CBS Shows VEI could release

    Saying 25 copies was a pretty low blow; about half of those on the list could reach that bar, but besides the sarcasm, I'm guessing possibly 5 or 6 could reach the 500-600 units sold mark, if there is any reasonable means of advertising support. I'm thinking of Slattery's People, Paper Moon...
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    Top 10 Lawyer TV Drama Series

    Travelling down the youtube wormhole i rediscovered an old favourite -- Owen Marshall Counselor at Large; the episode Seed of Doubt re-affirmed my belief (and apparently shared by Neil!) that it was one of the better 1970s legal dramas, with thoughtful scripts and great acting. Arthur Hill -- a...
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    Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

    No interest in Paul Ford? Bah! Time to change that...
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    Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

    Good to know re. Bronk; it's sitting on my shelf...
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    Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

    Maybe a few more people recall the Cara Williams show -- not me personally, but I don't think that plays much of a role in the one-season b&w shows that make it to DVD. For Decoy and Deadline, opportunity had a huge reason -- someone who found/owned copies of the show, along with someone who...
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