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  1. Phyll

    What Happened To the Classic Shows on DVD?

    Yes, I agree Joseph with everything you say, however sometimes in life you have to take chances in order to succeed. I think the big studios are being too cautious right now. It seems like they have all folded their tents and have gone home. And the dvd market still needs some older shows out...
  2. Phyll

    What Happened To the Classic Shows on DVD?

    I would love to see more old crime dramas on dvd but I do believe there is no interest. I do understand that these companies need to turn a profit. I would love to see Marcus Welby, Barnaby Jones, more Mannix, Medical Center and Trapper John. But I guess no such luck. Sigh. Maybe some day we...
  3. Phyll

    What Happened To the Classic Shows on DVD?

    So maybe what is happening with the classic shows is what is happening in the dvd market in general and the overall economy. Now it does make sense that Sony and Paramount would merge but I do believe that would mean less output than what Paramount is doing now. And I was hoping Hawaii Five-o...
  4. Phyll

    What Happened To the Classic Shows on DVD?

    It seems like Sony, Fox and Warner Brothers have just shut the door on so many wonderful shows that are still in the vaults. I mean, why not finish The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the Bob Newhart Show? Or how about MGM finishing Green Acres or Mr Ed? And how about Sony at least finishing the...
  5. Phyll

    Is the classic tv on dvd market being killed off?

    I haven't read any news items in the last four months about any newsworthy releases or anything I would buy with the exception of the Lucy Show. I mean after season 3.2 of Gunsmoke, I doubt we will see any more of that show. Where is the rest of All in the Family, Maude, the Jeffersons, the Mary...
  6. Phyll

    Are declining dvd sales extra trouble for tv dvd's?

    Maybe some of the studios are waiting to see where the Blu-ray market goes in the next year or two. I will not upgrade. I am not impressed and I don't believe the studios will pour money into releasing older shows on Blu-ray. I mean, All in the Family was filmed cheaply and will never look...
  7. Phyll

    I Dream of Jeannie complete series?

    Does anyone know if the episode on the season three set has been fixed on the new dvd complete set? I believe it was the Here Comes Bootsie Nightingale episode. It had an odd compression defect or something.
  8. Phyll

    Has Sony given up on classic TV/DVD?

    I just bought the third season of Barney MIller(that show rules!)Anyway, the packaging was horrible. I thought I was missing two discs because when I opened the case, I only saw one disc. Instead of three plastic hubs, there was only one and all the discs were stacked on top on one another. UGH...
  9. Phyll

    How do you approach watching TV series?

    I know this a bit off topic. I am just curious. Do most of you watch your dvds on a single disc dvd player or do most of you own dvd disc changers? I mean if you just have a single disc changer, don't you change dvds constantly? And do you have a large collection of dvds or just average or even...
  10. Phyll

    More Night Court??

    I just picked up my copy at my local Walmart. It looks like they sold out. I think this is a good sign. Do you think that Night Court might be the exception to the rule that first seasons sets tend to sell better and things drop off. I think Markie Post Seasons will sell more. Warner Brothers...
  11. Phyll

    Gunsmoke: Season 3

    Maybe they could put out two big boxsets, the Chester Years and the Festus Years or something like that. I think that is what they should do with Law and Order too. That way we don't have to wait forever. I am 45 and I will probably die before they put all of Gunsmoke out.
  12. Phyll

    Mary Tyler Moore Show Complete Series Set Coming

    Why aren't Bewitched fans up in arms? You know after releasing all eight seasons Sony will be coming out with a complete set with tons of extras not available on the season sets. And probably just in time for Christmas. I do believe that Fox at least has pretty good packaging for complete sets...
  13. Phyll

    Where is Mary Tyler Moore Season 5?

    I hope Fox will keep this on the schedule for this year. Season Five and Six are my favorite of the entire show. All the other major studios seem to be putting out more oldies this year except Fox. What gives? According to someone else on this board Bob Newhart Show is off the schedule so will...
  14. Phyll

    Good News about Complete Bob Newhart Show (see Post 90)

    I guess Fox doesn't care that this will generate bad press for them. That will cost way more dollars than just releasing the remaining two sets. And the last three sets of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. All the other major companies are releasing oldies right now and doing fine with them. Please...
  15. Phyll

    Where is Mary Tyler Moore Season 5?

    I emailed Fox and they stated that there is no release date yet. That is all it said. Do you think it will be June or July before the 5th season is released? I think this show only got better and I can't wait for the last three seasons. I am also waiting for Bob Newhart because my favorite...
  16. Phyll

    Hart to Hart season 3 / Cagney & Lacey

    I am not sure about Hart to Hart, but I do believe Cagney and Lacey is the property of Fox/MGM now. That is a real bummer because Fox sucks at releasing older shows on dvd. I think Sony will release more Hart to Hart but it may just take a year from the previous release date. I wouldn't give up...
  17. Phyll

    Assessing the studios

    Paramount is the king of tv dvd sets now and the other studios better catch up if they want to stay in the game. I mean Fox could be done with the Bob Newhart Show and the Mary Tyler Moore Show this year but they are holding back. What is the slowup? But they take the time to release Anything...
  18. Phyll

    Get Smart!

    I think this set looks great! And no-I don't think it is overpriced. Does anybody know if you can order this without a credit card? I emailed them and they haven't responded. The main reason I don't think the set is overpriced is that fact that you get all the seasons at once and you don't...
  19. Phyll

    Hill Street Blues abandoned?

    It nevers hurts to email the studios and let them know how you feel. I used to have a person I emailed at Fox but she must be gone because I get no response from her-just an automated email that says it will be forwarded. But here is the email address I have: [email protected] If anyone gets...
  20. Phyll

    Hill Street Blues abandoned?

    I used to email a person at Fox and she would give me a hint about what shows to expect in the future. Now she must have been replaced because all I get is an automated response from Fox saying my email has been forwarded. That's all it says. This cannot be good. I really hope they don't abandon...
  21. Phyll

    Hill Street Blues abandoned?

    All the major studios are abandoning their back catalogs. The only shows next year that will be released are shows after the year 2000. So people go on Ebay and buy tapes of your favorite shows because you won't see them in cable or dvds. Too bad nobody bought these older shows on dvd. Go buy a...
  22. Phyll

    The beginning of the end for classic shows?

    I was really looking forward to the Fugitive coming out on dvd but I guess I should just give up. What a bummer. I guess I will just be that much richer and those companies will be that much poorer. I will hug my video tapes a lot harder now. And count me in as another defector from this forum...
  23. Phyll

    The beginning of the end for classic shows?

    Hopefully this is just a lull and these companies will start gearing up shows for next year. I like both old and new shows. What is bothering me is that some of the best shows are not being released like the Fugitive. But I do believe shows like that are too good not to be released. I think...
  24. Phyll

    Any news about All in the Family-Season 6?

    Has Sony given up on this show? In January it will be a year-does anyone think that maybe January could see a release date or does anyone care anymore? I am so bummed. Could Sony be any slower? They release the sets bare bones anyway so why the long wait?
  25. Phyll

    Help me decide what to do?

    Here's what you might do-usually boxed sets have a scanning code on it. You might call stores in the area and ask if that one matches any they had in stock and maybe the person paid by check or credit card. What a crazy thing to have happen. Maybe you are being sucked up into the twilight zone!
  26. Phyll

    The beginning of the end for classic shows?

    Maybe a new cable company will start showing these oldies again and then dvd sales of the shows would pick up. I would like to see My Three Sons and the Courtship of Eddie's Father. Or shows I haven't seen in so long I have forgotten about them. Bring on the Man From Uncle, the Fugitive and...
  27. Phyll

    The beginning of the end for classic shows?

    I really love the older shows. I hope this isn't true. Maybe it just takes the studios longer to get the prints, restore them etc and that is why more dvds have not been announced lately. Whenever I go on Amazon.com I am constantly reminded that people seem to just want the new junk that is...
  28. Phyll

    Bob Newhart Show Season 4 is Set

    I watched the set recently and found it to be well done. The commentaries are great. I think Suzanne Pleashette and Marcia Wallace were hiliarious! I really enjoyed this set. I love the "Peeper Episodes" with Tom Poston. I think that Season Five has at least one more "peeper" episode that I can...
  29. Phyll

    Consumer Silence

    I always wait and see before I buy tv on dvd sets now because I was so very upset about Season Five of the Golden Girls that I bought. There were scenes taken out that didn't have to be. What upset me the most about the whole deal is that that dvd set ended up costing $15 more than the other...
  30. Phyll

    Perry Mason Season 1 part 2 Coming soon?

    I hope Paramount releases it soon. I was shocked at how good this show looked. And how great to see all the older shows. I never really watched the black and white reruns before so this is great. Now Paramount needs to hurry. I don't think sells are a problem. It hit number one on Amazon.com...