BBC "Chronicles of Narnia" TV adaptions -- any chances for DVD release?

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  1. Sean Laughter

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    Just wondering if anyone knows if there is ANY chance of this set coming out on DVD. I've seen them on VHS on ebay and remember loving these things a few years back, I don't know how they would hold up now but I think I'd chance it, I'd just hate to get a VHS copy on Ebay when a DVD may be out sometime in the future (though I know the chances are probably extremely small). Anyone have any idea. Here's a pic of the set by the way:
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    Boy, I hope so. I loved this series when I was a kid, and knowing my tastes, this kind of kiddie fantasy still gets to me.
    Guess I'll be comforting myself with the neverending story in the meantime...
    BTW, have you seen this thread? http://www.hometheaterforum.com/uub/...ML/003056.html
    So far it seems I am the only one who has voted for Narnia...
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    My wife owns that set of VHS's; it's part of maybe 2 dozen tapes (not counting the boy's complete Power Rangers set!) that haven't been retired yet.
    Since it's BBS and since Warner Bros. releases all things BBS in the USA now, then...
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    WB has no control over the releases, that's why they're in keepcases. Basically the BBC hands them the discs and WB ships them
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    I love this series. I wish they would include The Silver Chair, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of the Dawn Tredder and the Final Battle. I've borrowed the vhs several times from the library and was disappointed on how soft the images were. Let's petition Warner Bros to release in the near future.
    I'm surpised Disney has never optioned the Chronicles of Narnia for an animated or live action film. Without musical numbers!
     
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  7. Sean Laughter

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    Look like I may just have to get a library card [​IMG] Or force myself to buy VHS again *shudder*
     
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    I'd buy these. They are very interesting and faithful adaptations of the movies. I'd thought PBS had made these, but considering all the actors are British (as they should be, considering the setting of the story), that makes sense. If I had some spare cash when these came out, sure, I'd buy them.
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    Maybe it's petition time!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    These are the BBC televison adaptations made in the early 90's. The creature effects were done by Jim Hensons creature shop I believe, but it might be another company. These were HUGE hits when they were originally aired in the UK and the BBC spent a small fortune producing them. I remember them being the highlight series for the winter season on BBC1. They are brilliant. A DVD should be made of them.
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    Actually they date back prior to the early 90s. Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe was 1988. I loved these, would be great to have them on DVD.
    Jim Henson's creature shop indeed did the animals. Their work still shines.
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