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  1. Lutz Koch

    Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

    The show is currently running in an endless loop on the "Great TV" channel in the UK at a rate of 6 episodes a week which makes it a fast way to get the whole run. I just finished the two seasons and I agree that it should have had a much longer run. Last January they even had the "Still...
  2. Lutz Koch

    Bride of Frankenstein 1935 soundtrack La La Land

    According to the Lalaland website, INVADERS starts shipping Oct. 25. I'm waiting for mine too!
  3. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Rob, all of the characters you mentioned (except Donald Duck and Huey, Dewey and Louie) were created by the great Carl Barks (but I guess you know that) and I have been a lifelong fan and collector of his work. In fact, I own four complete editions of his stories; two hardcover editions in...
  4. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Another attempt... That's the best I could come up with. Just dropping by, been pretty busy lately with my own vintage photos for a photo book project.
  5. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Unfortunately, not every episode. S5 in particular is a tough case for anyone without access to MeTV, some of those eps are simply not there, not anywhere on the net. With the generous help of a good friend I finally managed to collect all but one, and that one is 5-30 The Heartbeat Caper. Don't...
  6. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Jeff, you can watch Alimony League here: That's where I got my copy. Better than nothing, and at least it's uncut. Still hoping for WB to see the light some day while we're still alive...
  7. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    While I am in no way an expert on Bourbon Street Beat, I have always had a soft spot for this show, because 77SS and BSB were the only two of the WB detective shows that I had opportunity to see in my younger days. (Surfside 6 and Hawaiian Eye sadly never made it to our shores.) BSB got a very...
  8. Lutz Koch

    3D HTF TOP 30 MUST OWN 3D TITLES

    Disney's new live-action DUMBO has suddenly popped up as a 3D preorder on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de. Is this for real?! I thought Disney was out of the game for good? Release date for Germany is listed as Aug. 8, UK still unknown.
  9. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    :lol: I had never looked at it that way, but you're absolutely right!
  10. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    I found this full-page magazine shot last year when my sister and I had to clean out the attic of our parents' house where it had been laying around for decades. Too bad there is no publication date anywhere to be found, but from the style of it I would guess very early 60s. It's obviously a...
  11. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    During our early visits in the 80s, wifey and I always stayed at some motel in Hollywood, mainly because it was easy to get almost anywhere fast from there. Later on, when the rates in Hollywood began to increase dramatically, we discovered Pasadena as a real nice base of operations, and a very...
  12. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Oh yes, those memories... Driving north on Hollywood Blvd... getting off on Barham Blvd, crossing the L.A. River to W. Olive, and then the Smoke House coming up to the left and WB studios straight ahead. Don't know how many times I took that ride, and each time I thought, "gotta visit that Smoke...
  13. Lutz Koch

    Collecting Poll

    I bought my first VCR in late 1977, it was a Philips VCR longplay which used rather bulky tapes. At the time I was not aware that shortly thereafter Betamax and VHS would enter the scene and make VCR longplay obsolete. A 3-hour cassette for VCRlp was about $30 IIRC, so it was no wonder that by...
  14. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Funny how some things seem to be the same all over the world. It was exactly as you describe it at my school.
  15. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Don, thanks for reviving my 2017 B&S Xmas and New Year’s card - glad you liked it! And a happy New Year for you and everybody else in this forum, too! The new year started over here a little over half an hour ago and we’ve been under heavy artillery attack for most of the time since then... Just...
  16. Lutz Koch

    Question for the people wanting the Warner detective shows.

    You're right, the third and fourth season of Maverick were/are $48 (S3 currently down to $36). And I didn't mind at all, because Maverick was also one of my holy grails. I had seen only a precious few episodes in the sixties, and after that one run, it was never ever seen again over here. I...
  17. Lutz Koch

    Question for the people wanting the Warner detective shows.

    Well, I guess we have vastly different opinions on this show, unsurprisingly, since I did actually watch it as a kid in the sixties. We only got to see around 60 episodes in my country, but it was enough to get hooked for life. And if you found The Pasadena Caper "just awful", you would...
  18. Lutz Koch

    Question for the people wanting the Warner detective shows.

    Randy, I‘m quite aware of the problems with music rights and royalties and so forth and I agree that a lot of money will have to be put on the table. But there are still two big questions in my mind which I can‘t resolve: Why is the market for classic TV on DVD shrinking, and why don‘t we see...
  19. Lutz Koch

    Question for the people wanting the Warner detective shows.

    I agree with you in so far as obscure shows with no existing tape transfers are concerned. But you originally started this thread talking about the WB detective shows and we know that at least for 77 SUNSET STRIP the tape transfers are there, as witnessed on MeTV (which I can‘t watch...
  20. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Merry Xmas Everybody!
  21. Lutz Koch

    Vintage Television Soundtrack Corner

    There are two more Astley sets, containing his scores for the half-hour Danger Man and of course The Saint.
  22. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Happy 69th, Russ! Have a great day.
  23. Lutz Koch

    Warner Archive Westerns question

    I just finished watching Maverick S3 and I can confirm that. No bumpers.
  24. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Thanks Russ, and I'd like to add my own thanks and good wishes to everyone here. I received this nice little greeting from WB today and since they produced our favorite show way back when, I thought I'd just pass it on to all of you.
  25. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    I wish I still was in such good shape! Oh well... As you can see, besides looking more and more like my grandpa, I also got a serious problem storing my media collection. The rest of the room looks just as bad... and there's more of that downstairs... and still more in the basement... good luck...
  26. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    You're so right... It's a great comfort.
  27. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Good Lawd, I never thought anybody would actually miss li’l ol’ me! Russ, I do declare, I’m really moved by this. Don’t worry, I’m alright, but I did catch a bad case of those blasted end-of-summer blues, when the weather starts to get worse and the leaves turn yellow and brown and the days get...
  28. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    LOL! I only recently added the name of our small town (village, actually) since I felt that the name of a country is not really a location. You could have mistaken me for a Bavarian, a Berliner, a Hamburger or a Frankfurter (not the edible kind, of course:D), but I'm neither. You're right, it is...
  29. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    The When in Roma Affair (S3E26), according to IMDB. Directed by george waGGner!
  30. Lutz Koch

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    I couldn't say it any better than Russ did... Pure genius, Rob!
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