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Are There Any High Quality Non-Public Domain DVD Collections Of TV Commercials? (1 Viewer)

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Back in the 1980s, there were quite a few TV specials highlighting mostly vintage, but some newer commercials in the same program.
I think they also had maybe about a half-dozen yearly Clio Awards specials as well.

I taped quite a few of the above on Beta and VHS, but those are gone now, but IIRC, some of the vintage ones they aired were good quality prints, so they do exist.

I did an Amazon search for TV commercials, but they all looked like PD.

IIRC, I bought a VHS of vintage Coca Cola or Pepsi commercials in the eighties, and the quality was good.

I don't know if it's even possible, rights wise, to have a quality collection of misc. commercials with varying sponsors in one collection.

I have an old link somewhere in my saved bookmarks on an ext hd from a site that specialized in selling high quality commercials, which included licensing, but I'm sure they were out of my price point, but I wouldn't my purchasing a pricey DVD or two.
 

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The best-quality commercials DVD I have is called "Colorshop", available from modcinema.com. All are good 16mm film transfers. There was another one called "The 70s Dimension" made from 16mm commercials rescued from a TV station's dumpster, but that's been out of print for a while. I'd love to see some high-quality DVDs of videotaped commercials also.
 

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Thanks Jesse, I'll check them out now.

Just out of curiosity, I'm gonna try to find the link to the source I mentioned above.
I never really entered their site, just their homepage, which IIRC, gave me the feeling I couldn't even afford their cover charge!
 

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Wow, he sure does. I had to force myself away from that link till I have more time.
Thanks for the link, Neal.
 

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The best-quality commercials DVD I have is called "Colorshop", available from modcinema.com. All are good 16mm film transfers. There was another one called "The 70s Dimension" made from 16mm commercials rescued from a TV station's dumpster, but that's been out of print for a while. I'd love to see some high-quality DVDs of videotaped commercials also.
I have both and both are highly recommended. "The 70s Dimension" ends with the anti-pollution PSA with Iron Eyes Cody.
 

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Ira Gallen puts logos and watermarks on everything to "protect" them- he's been doing it even longer than the TV networks. I bought some VHS tapes in the 90s that all had an annoying "VR" logo onscreen constantly, I threw them away.
 

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Ira Gallen puts logos and watermarks on everything to "protect" them- he's been doing it even longer than the TV networks. I bought some VHS tapes in the 90s that all had an annoying "VR" logo onscreen constantly, I threw them away.

I started going through my old FF bookmarks the other day to find the link to that site I referred to upthread that had broadcast quality commercials, that also mentioned something regarding licensing, one way or another.

Way back when, I didn't enter the site, but the 'L' word gave me the impression that there were no logos or watermarks on them, one was buying ownership on the property(s), to do what they wish with them, but I could be entirely off base on that assumption.

I tried to open several groups of bookmarks (that may contain that link) from around 2015/16, and they couldn't be accessed.
I then tried to revert back to the BMs that I saved earlier that day, and the one's on my toolbar had disappeared, which scared me, so I reverted back to the ones I saved the day before, and everything was normal.

Soon, I will copy the BM folder to a zip, and try to open them up on an older Mac, 'cause now, I am so darn curious.
 

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Ira Gallen puts logos and watermarks on everything to "protect" them- he's been doing it even longer than the TV networks. I bought some VHS tapes in the 90s that all had an annoying "VR" logo onscreen constantly, I threw them away.
Interesting. Perhaps at some point he got fed up with people heisting his stuff and reselling to others. Ñone of the commercials I purchased from him had any watermarks. But as I stated above that was back in the 80's maybe earlier. It's hard to remember now.
 

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He's been doing that at least since the 90s. The logos don't stop anyone from 'stealing' his stuff anyways, they just do it regardless. The commercials he provided for the "Television Toys" laserdisc don't have any logos, but those transfers have been ripped off and included on several DVDs- but the transfers are still recognizable as being the same because of the film elements and stuff. Defacing transfers with a logo isn't preservation, it's vandalism.
 

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