Anymore Mr. Ed on DVD?

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  1. Paul Miller

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    Did the first volume of Mister Ed do well? Has there been any word of any more Mister Ed Volumes being released on DVD?


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    I hope so, I really love my copy of volume 1!
    Hope they include a "play all" feature if they release any more. Any one have any news?
    BTW, Glad I'm not the only Mister Ed fan here. [​IMG]
     
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    It will be interesting in the next year to see if the older shows generate enough sales to justify more seasons or perhaps more Best Ofs in Mr. Ed's case. I sure hope so! I know Gilligan's Island is getting another season according to TV Shows on DVD, so perhaps that bodes well for others.
     
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    Was the DVD release well done? I know that I really want to pick this and Green Acres up, but I am afraid that something better may come along.

    Ryan
     
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    Well, I didn't buy Mr. Ed on DVD. I like the show but I refuse to purchase Best of discs, I want to see Mr. Ed on DVD in season format.
     
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    IMHO, in the case of these older shows like Mister Ed "best of" discs are the studio's way of testing the market.
    I think the best thing for us to do is buy the "best of" dvds and then write MGM a letter not a e-mail and let them know that there is a market and we want season sets.

    Look at it this way, you'll have something to enjoy in the mean time while we wait for season sets, and if they never put out sets then you'll at least have some episodes on dvd.
    I'm not going to deprive myself just because I want season sets. And they may or may not come because "Sluts & The City" (just kidding) will always sale more copies than Mister Ed.
    And besides it's great having the Clint Eastwood episode on dvd.
    The only thing I did'nt like about vol. 1 is there's no "play all" feature and the disc returns to the menu after each episode.
     
  7. Ron Lee Green

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    Okay, I bought this when it first came out a few months ago. I watched 2 or 3 episodes and then shelved it.

    So last night, I was in the mood for some Mister Ed.

    I pressed the little button to release the dvd and it snapped off[​IMG]

    Then, I watched episode 8 (Zsa Zsa Gabor) on first disc, side A, and about 12 minutes in, the dvd froze. I was able to fast forward a bit, and there was a lot of blockiness, and then it froze again. I watched another episode with no problems.

    My question is: Does anyone else have this problem with this particular episode or do I have a bad disc? I can't return it now because it's been months and I don't have the receipt anymore.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  8. Marvin

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    I haven't yet watched the whole set but I watched the Zsa Zsa Gabor episode and it had no problems.

    I really like the set so far. What I don't like about the set is that it's so damn hard to get the DVDs off of the hub. I always feel like I'm going to crack the disc.
     
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    I have them all from when they ran complete on Nick at Nite in the 80s so I have plenty to enjoy while waiting for season sets.
     
  10. Ron Lee Green

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    Thanks, Marvin, for checking and replying to my post.[​IMG]

    Guess I got a bad apple in the bunch[​IMG]

    Like I said, I also had trouble getting it off the hub and was afraid of cracking the disc, that I broke the little snap button.

    I'm afraid as years go on, all those little plastic snap buttons in my other sets are going to become brittle and break off, too.[​IMG]

    Although the hubs create an attractive overall package, I'm beginning to favor those slim line cases housed in a outer box cover used in other dvd sets like the Dick Van Dyke, Happy Days, and Land of the Lost.[​IMG]
     
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    Did you check the disc surface just in case there's some dirt, a fingerprint, a scratch, whatever, on it that might be causing the problem?
     
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    I've been on the bubble with the set for the reason that seems to be stated by others. Season sets. I would buy the season sets if they came out.
    I will probably end up picking it up shortly however. I figured they were trying to gauge sales as well. I know it's a business and not everything is going to sell and the studios want to make money.

    Along with Mr. Ed, I hope I Dream Of Jeannie comes out soon in season sets.
     
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    I don't think you'll get season sets. Remember this is MGM and a pretty low-profile set when compared to the TV DVDs that are really selling like hotcakes.

    What you can hope for is that every episode will eventually be represented in a "Best of" collection. You may cite "The Twilight Zone" or "Married with Children" as reasons not to give up hope that 'best of' collections will turn into season sets. But remember, Image is responsible for TZ, and it's one of their top properties. They've been bleeding it dry (and I plan on buying all the season sets after selling my 5 collections on e-bay). And Columbia (Married with Children) is a huge player in the TV on DVD market. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that they've released more TV show season sets than any other studio.

    Conversely, MGM's TV-on-DVD production is scant at best. If you want Mister Ed on DVD, there's no way around the Best Of volumes MGM has chosen to release. Without sales of that, there is no way a Volume 2 will see the light of day, let alone a Season 1.
     
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    Best of Mister Ed Volume 2 in March 2005 according to www.tvshowsondvd.com!

    Green Acres Season 2 also! Yay!
     
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    Listing for Volume 2 for those who were looking for what episodes were on this from DVDEmpire...

    Disc One:
    Ed Gets the Mumps
    Ed Visitsia Gypsy
    Ed, the Chauffeur
    Ed, the Donkey
    Mae West Meets Mister Ed
    Mister Ed Writes Dear Abby
    Like Father, Like Horse
    Ed, the Race Horse
    Ed, the Pilot
    Ed, the Stowaway
    Animal Jury
    Ed's Juice Stand

    Disc Two:
    Ed's Contact Lenses
    The Bank Robbery
    My Horse, The Mailman
    Robin Hood Ed
    Ed, the Artist
    Edia Go-Go
    Coldfinger (aka Ed Sniffs Outia Cold Clue)
    Ed Breaks the Hip Code (aka Spies Strike Back)

    Paul
     
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    Will these be duel-sided discs, like Volume 1? I'm guessing, that with 12 episodes on the 1st disc, they will most likely be 2-sided (6 episodes per side)....
     
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    whats holding this up?? I have the best of volumes but I want season sets

    Sony should release this
     
  18. Paul Miller

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    I'll take these sets in more best ofs or season sets, as long as they are released.


    Paul
     
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    I've had problems playing back one of the sides of Volume 1. Both of my players are Sony's. My 5 disk set top gives me a dirty disk error and the disk will partially play but freezes constantly on my DVD ROM drive. I exchanged this product for another copy at Tower and I get the same issues with both players. Due to a recent merger, MGM is now part of Sony, so I have Sony software incompatible with Sony hardware!

    What follows is an email exchange between myself and a Sony rep:

    "Dear Valued Consumer:

    Thank you for your e-mail. We appreciate your interest in Sony Pictures
    Home Entertainment (SPHE) products.

    The defect you report is not a known issue with this Title. As we have not
    discovered any problems with the manufacturing quality of this product, the
    problem is most likely due to a compatibility issue between your particular
    DVD player and the SPHE DVD. Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure
    compatibility between all SPHE DVDS and every computer and DVD player
    worldwide. The issue may be with the computer, software or player, but it
    is not with the authoring of the DVD.

    Please return the DVD to the place of purchase (with original receipt) and
    follow the replacement/exchange policy for that retail outlet. All of our
    retailers have an exchange policy for defective video even after the item
    has been opened. We do not replace defective product directly.

    We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your continued patronage
    and for taking the time to contact us.

    Regards,

    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
    Consumer Relations



    I have recently purchased "The Best of Mister Ed, Volume 1" at my local
    Tower Records store. I could not play the first side of disc 1 on my
    Sony DVP-NC615 (5 disc changer). This player would not play that side and
    gives a "C-1300" error,
    stating the disc is dirty. I've tried playing this side on my Sony CD-RW
    CRX300E (DVD ROM drive)
    and most of the chapters will play, but there is a lot of freezing during
    some of the chapters.
    This freezing occurs during the MGM intros and during the play of episode 8
    (Zsa Zsa).
    I went back to the Tower Records store and exchanged it for another copy.
    This replacement copy is also giving me exactly the same performance
    problems as the previous copy;
    "C-1300" dirty disc error on the 5 disc changer and freezing on the DVD-ROM
    when trying to play side 1 of the first disc. These two were the only
    copies
    of this title on the
    shelves at that store so I'm hesitant to make a second trip to exchange it."
     
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    Is there going to be a release for Mister RD Seasons on DVD??
     

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