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  1. MattHR

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films (Blu-ray)

    Not for me. More than half of what I order online (especially from Amazon) arrives damaged, and it's a huge hassle to return and wait for replacements (which also usually arrive damaged).
  2. MattHR

    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Godzilla: The Showa-Era Films (Blu-ray)

    Be aware that the stock in B&N stores will likely be damaged, due to their use of the dreaded "Spider-wire" anti-theft contraptions. The first store I went to had not one copy in acceptable condition. Two other customers were there to pick up their pre-orders, and they were upset to find their...
  3. MattHR

    Is anyone else having trouble ordering from Shout Factory's website?

    I've been unable to order from their website for over a year now, due to some technical issue that I cannot figure out. I've tried emailing and calling (leaving voicemail messages) SF several times, but they've never responded. Their reputation for terrible customer service is certainly...
  4. MattHR

    RIP Robert Forster

    His performance in Jackie Brown is one of the all-time greats. Such a powerful presence in the most understated way. He was a true master in the less-is-more method of acting. He will be missed and remembered.
  5. MattHR

    Dynasty - The Official Thread for all things Carrington & Colby

    An unfortunate bit of related Dynasty news... Diahann Carroll has passed away at 84. RIP talented and lovely lady.
  6. MattHR

    Logan's Run (1977-1978 series) coming to Blu-ray in October

    Hey moderator, perhaps add "Sorry, false alarm!" to the subject heading? :)
  7. MattHR

    Logan's Run (1977-1978 series) coming to Blu-ray in October

    Totally agree. Most were cheesy then, and even more so now. But it never bothered me then (as a kid), and I certainly appreciate being able to collect them today as an adult (well, as close to an adult as I'm willing to become). Anytime something like this is offered on physical media —...
  8. MattHR

    Logan's Run (1977-1978 series) coming to Blu-ray in October

    I haven't received a reply, but I also noticed the listing has been removed, so it was likely an error by MiM.
  9. MattHR

    Logan's Run (1977-1978 series) coming to Blu-ray in October

    I thought it might be an error on the part of MiM. I emailed them to get clarification.
  10. MattHR

    Logan's Run (1977-1978 series) coming to Blu-ray in October

    They may have posted the news prematurely because I haven't seen it announced anyplace else, but MonstersInMotion.com says Logan's Run is coming to Blu-ray via Warner Archives on October 29, 2019 for only $29.99...
  11. MattHR

    Costco Blu-ray and dvd deals

    DVD/Blu-ray is officially dead at my Costco. Two weeks ago there were only a few titles, but today everything is gone.
  12. MattHR

    Friday Night Lights coming to Blu

    I'm not a big fan of Mill Creek, but I'm sure they had no say in which versions of the episodes they were allowed to release. After FNL's second season, it looked like it was going to be canceled before DirectTV stepped in with a deal to to co-finance the continuation of the show. That deal gave...
  13. MattHR

    R.I.P. Richard Anderson, "Oscar Goldman" in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman

    It's a good thing that "Six Degrees of Separation" game was created around Kevin Bacon. If it had been Richard Anderson, it wouldn't be a very challenging game, since I can't think of another actor who was busier at the height of his career.
  14. MattHR

    R.I.P. Richard Anderson, "Oscar Goldman" in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman

    Martin E. Brooks, who played Dr. Rudy Wells, also simultaneosuly appeared on both Six Million Dollar Man on ABC and Bionic Woman on NBC during the shows' final 1977-78 season. Sadly, Brooks passed away at 90 almost two years ago.
  15. MattHR

    R.I.P. Richard Anderson, "Oscar Goldman" in The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2017/08/31/richard-anderson-actor-six-million-dollar-man-bionic-woman-dies-91/623230001/
  16. MattHR

    The Incredible Hulk: The Complete Series — Universal re-release coming November 21, 2017

    http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Incredible-Hulk-The-Complete-Series/23624 It's releases like this that make me scratch my head. The five individual season sets have been available for several years (both original lenticular-cover and more-recent slimcase versions) for less than $10. Now this...
  17. MattHR

    The Magician - Bill Bixby

    That is correct.
  18. MattHR

    The Magician - Bill Bixby

    It's the 30-second preview type—the same clip that was typically used at the end of the last week's episode as a "Next on..." preview for the following week's episode. They are often referred to as teasers, trailers or previews. A "cold open" is a scene that is part of the actual episode, but it...
  19. MattHR

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Pink Panther Collection -- in Blu-ray

    I started to watch Strikes Again (my favorite) in the default 5.1 mode, and was immediately disappointed by a sound-mix flaw in an early scene. After Clousea knocks Dreyfuss into the pond with a croquet ball, helps him out, and gets on top of him to "pump" the water out ("Out with the bad air...
  20. MattHR

    The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I'm glad you said that, because I had to do a bit of convincing to get the two-part syndication versions of the three SMDM movies into the TimeLife set. Besides adding only one extra disc to the set (making it a 40-disc set, which sounded better than 39), I suggested it would add a few "bullet...
  21. MattHR

    The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Speaking of "This Case Is Closed"... although I haven't yet found my notes on the problems with MC's Season 1 & 2 DVD sets, I do remember that episode as having audio problems (ones not on the previous Universal release.) The final scene sticks in my memory as being pretty bad, although the...
  22. MattHR

    The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Glad to see it's only the pilot that is in its "Frankenstein" version. Very odd that the two 90-minute episodes are original and not the pilot, especially since it was presented properly on the previous DVDs (and even the VHS release.) My thoughts on the Blu-ray will have to wait since, once...
  23. MattHR

    The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    As far as I know, I've never seen any episode of any show edited down that much. I'd like to think I'd have noticed it as unwatchable.
  24. MattHR

    The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    That and I think he changed his shirt a few times during that chase scene, too. Even more impressive than his awesome "J-turn", which would widely become known as a "Rockford".
  25. MattHR

    The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Most extended two-hour episodes that were later re-dited into two-parters aren't missing any footage at all. When the majority of a shows' two-hour episodes' scripts were written, they were originally conceived to be two one-hour episodes. One of two things usually happened that turned them into...
  26. MattHR

    The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I'm not sure if that's the cause of some of the color and contrast problems I saw with MC's Season 1 & 2 DVD sets. Several of the episodes had what I'd describe as a "layer" of grayish-green color that caused me to adjust my TV's settings. A few episodes had a really nasty case of "crushed...
  27. MattHR

    The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    That is the correct time for "The Case Is Closed". That's one of the episodes that is presented properly on MC's DVD and Blu-ray set, but not on the original Universal release (they used the two-part syndication version.) Most of the hour-long shows that were broadcast on the three major...
  28. MattHR

    The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I'm not blaming MC...entirely. I know they only release that which they are given. But... they could put some effort into researching the products they are licensing. It could only help them to create the best possible product (not that they're actually concerned about that.) Today, anyone with...
  29. MattHR

    The Rockford Files: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    It's such a shame that some of the major studios (namely Universal and Sony) continue to dump their once-valuable properties onto such bargain-basement distributors like Mill Creek. MC puts absolutely zero effort into trying to secure the best (and correct) possible elements from the studios...