At least one TV show set in "Miami" is coming to DVD :)

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  1. Craig: Mclaren

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    Heard from Momentum Pictures that they plan to release CSI:Miami Season 1 on R2 early next year. Season 1: Part 1 should hit February and Season 1: Part 2 should hit around May. I guess a R1 release will be out around that time too. [​IMG]

    PS- Isn't this show really filmed in L.A. with around 15% shot in Miami?
     
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    Can anyone confirm a R1 version? I would hate to keep wasting dvd's recording this show.
     
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    Damn... I was hoping for Que Pasa USA... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Given the experience of the R2 release of the original CSI (first series missing the original theme music, second series in two halves at near double the price of the R1 issue) I think I'll wait for the R1 edition.
     
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  8. Craig: Mclaren

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    Surely David if its in the works for R2 then a R1 release will be in the pipeline. Unless that re-run contract thingey holds it back a bit. Is that to allow more money to be made from re-runs or something?

    @ Andrew, the missing theme tune in the 1st series was a goddamn disagrace, there wasn't any warning on the packaging. However it returned for Season 2 which was nice. The quality of the 2nd season releases was far better for some reason?

    The show is called CSI: Miami yet isn't really filmed in Miami. Couldn't I sue the makers for false advertising?
     
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    I have the same problem with Smallville. It's supposedly set in Kansas, but is filmed in Vancouver. Unless you go to the extreme western edge of Kansas, you won't find a hill big enough to sled on. I grew up in Wichita, which is fairly sizable and there was only a single sledding hill in the entire city. And it was articially created. There lots of shots with very hilly backgrounds.

    They also seem to have a sizeable dam. There aren't any of those in Kansas and no place to put them, either. Because everything's so flat any back-up of a river would pretty much flood the state.
     
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    OK . Quick lesson on that "rerun thing", otherwise known as syndication, or "How TV shows actually make money in the U.S."

    Producers lose money or break even on shows during their network broadcast run. The producer's only goal is to hit five seasons (more recently four and then one) so that the potential buyers have enough episodes to run the show in syndication 5 days a week. This is where they actually make money on the program. Therefore, it is unlikely that a show will hit DVD in R1 before a syndication deal has been signed and the episodes have run in synidication. (See examples: The West Wing, Buffy, Friends, etc.)

    Certain shows will be released on DVD earlier for one of the following reasons: 1) The show will not translate well to syndication because it is a long story arc that people can't understand if they miss an episode (See 24, Alias).
    2) The show has a decent following, but not good enough to to guarantee that a network will keep it on for 5 seasons, therefore, it needs to make people aware (See Alias, 24, Angel)or 3) THe syndication deal really stinks (See SportsNight)

    There are anomalies to these rules, such as CSI Seasons 1 and 2 being released before the end of Season 4. However, they did get full syndication runs on TNN (now Spike) before they were released.


    I wouuld seriously doubt we will see CSI: Miami before it completes Season 4. BUt that is just my opinion I could be wrong.
     

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