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2018 Big Christmas Releases?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by JamesSmith, Jul 31, 2018.

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  1. JamesSmith

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    Dear Guys,

    Just saw the news on the new Bing Crosby Christmas collection, and that got me thinking about how the DVD companies save some BIG releases for the end of the year. Well. That used to be in the good old days before streaming. Anyway, do any of you want to take some guesses on what could be some classic television box sets that come out this late fall?

    If I were Time/Life I would buy the rights to the CBS shows such as Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Beverly Hillbillies, Pettocoat Junction, and release a huge Boxed set that would include the unreleased seasons with new extras.

    Another series that could stand a boxed set would be St. Elsewhere.

    What do you guys think?

    James
     
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    Yes, indeed-- it's been more than a decade since that abortive first-season release, and that 1982-88 NBC medical series deserves an all-in-one, definitely!
     
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    The most likely source for St. Elsewhere would seem to be Shout, as they have released more MTM fare than anyone else recently.
     
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    Any other suggestions?

    James
     
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    New Bing Crosby Christmas collection?
     
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    New Bing Crosby Christmas collection?
     
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    I'm wondering about this new Bing Crosby Christmas collection. It's hard to know how it could top the "Bing Crosby: The Television Specials Volume Two - The Christmas Specials" from 2014, which had all four of his holiday specials, as well as the Frank & Bing special, a Toys For Tots PSA, "Bing's Britain", and some outtakes, but believe me, I'm all ears.
     
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    Charles Ellis

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    More first-time vintage releases: stuff from the 50s-70s like

    He & She
    The Farmer's Daughter
    Our Miss Brooks
    Ben Casey
    The Governor and J.J.
    Arnie
    December Bride
    Pete & Gladys
    The Pruitts of Southampton
    Hot L Baltimore
    Julia
    Nanny & The Professor
    Lancer
    Owen Marshall- Counselor at Law

     
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    I think the name of that was actually Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law.
     
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    Thanks for the correction!
     
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    Not a problem-- it deserves to be on DVD!
     
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    I would love to see BJ and the Bear on DVD
     
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    Great suggestions, but I doubt the studios would release these as a Christmas big box set.
    --James
     
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    I'm not sure I would say it is a "Christmas collection", per se, as it seems to include 26 of Bing's specials (however you look at it, though, it sounds good to me). I just wonder what remains of the other 4 specials he made, since I know he made about 30 total. Either way, here is Time Life's page for it:
    https://timelife.com/products/the-best-of-the-bing-crosby-specials/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bestofbing
     
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    Any other ideas?

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    How about my "Bucket List" Shows.
     
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    was thinking St. Elseswhere recently since I just got Hill Street Blues. HSB I missed originally so think if you're a fan and just watching for first time. that's me! SE would be same, never saw a single one. would love a big set at walmart for $70 or less like HSB. I love extras, commentary especially. But not necessary for shows like these. Stuff like Lost in Space that I saw since knee high size made the blu ray worth for the outstanding cast commentary by itself not to mention the crisp picture.
     
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    I don't even know where you can find all of St. Elsewhere to watch anywhere digitally or streaming. It is just about the best tv show ever created. Lots of drama, and humor, and a ton of heart. The Dr. Craig/Dr. Erlich dynamic is fascinating. I would love a complete series, especially on BD in HD.
     
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    15 years! I am now depressed. :(
     

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