Any word on Gomer Pyle?

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  1. John*Wells

    John*Wells Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw it was coming in January maybe??
     
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    I thought it was due out sometime this month, has anyone heard what the delay is?
    I'm really looking forward to getting this show on dvd.
     
  3. Gary OS

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    Wish I knew what was going on with a release of GP. This now marks the third Paramount classic that has quitely fallen off the "supposed" (i.e. not official, but seemingly solid) release schedule we were originally told to watch for (the other two being "Wild, Wild West" and "Perry Mason" - both tentatively scheduled for a February release).

    Gary "and the real killer is that I want all three of those Paramount classics" O.
     
  4. Michael Alden

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    Maybe they'll all be coming out with other great Paramount shows like The Untouchables, The Fugitive, Hawaii Five-0, Our Miss Brooks, The Millionaire, December Bride, The Invaders, etc., etc., etc. Or more likely not.
     
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    I certainly have no inside info, but could it be that Paramount is waiting to finish off the classic titles they are releasing now (Lucy, Griffith et al) before introducing a new batch?

    Aside from playability problems, one thing I think has hurt Universal's releases is that they glutted the market with too many classic titles at one time. Therefore it's usually one and done for their shows. Paramount at least releases the entire run unless sales are horrible or music rights pop up.

    Steve "Like my friend Gary I'm also waiting for Perry Mason" O
     
  6. David Lambert

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    Many of Paramount's "unofficial releases" are delayed. There seems to be a lot of confusion there since the restructering began.
     
  7. Steve...O

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    Dave, thanks for the update. Do you mean the restructuring that occurred a year ago when Paramount said they were going to open the TV vaults or is there something more recent that I missed?

    It sounds like Paramount's announcement that they were going to be more aggressive might have been a tad bit premature.

    Whatver the situation, hopefully it will get straightened out soon. The Lucy, Griffith, Brady Bunch etc franchises will be fully out on DVD before too long and hopefully something is in the pipeline to replace them.
     
  8. David Lambert

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    I'm talking about the recent stuff with Paramount TV becoming part of CBS, and then UPN merging with The WB: this and this. It seems to be affecting home video to some degree; we're not sure how much yet.
     
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    Well, that's discouraging news. Paramount has three properties that I was expecting to see in the 1st quarter: Gomer Pyle, Perry Mason, and Wild, Wild West. With not even a sniff of an actual release date, it now appears none of these will be out before April (and I believe the latest news on WWW has it being delayed until June or July). Too bad.

    Gary "I can't figure Paramount out - they put wonderful shows like TAGS on an extreme fasttrack, but then shows like the three mentioned above seem to get caught in pipeline" O.
     

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