Beavis and Butthead

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  1. LarryDavenport

    LarryDavenport Cinematographer

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    According to The Digital Bits, Paramount said (in response as to why the 32 episode collection was not released as planned):

    "The box set is delayed because we have decided to explore a new mix of B&B content with MTV and the show's creators. We do not have a release date set for this new material."

    Does anyone else smell a series of "Best of"s coming out instead?
     
  2. Michael Gilliam

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    More like last minute legal issues. But they cover it so well with their "new mix" idea....
     
  3. eric holm

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    Most likely the legal issues...

    But could they be instead discussing the music videos? I have no idea if MTV buys the rights to the videos or how that stuff works.
     
  4. Eugene Esterly

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  5. todd s

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    The music videos is what made the show so much funnier. I can't see it being to hard to get permision from some of the bands to use the videos. Most have absolutely no careers now. [​IMG]
     
  6. JonZ

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    Even if they cant get the videos, PLEASE release them by Season.
    I HATE Best Of sets.
     
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  8. John Kilduff

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    Some might be okay with having their videos used...The Bee Gees and Bananarama got good marks from Beavis & Butt-Head. On the other hand, I don't think Kip Winger wants to be immortalized on DVD in the way he was crucified throughout the show's run.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    B&B's comments on Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" need to be put on disc, though.
     
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    "It is in these hills that Juan Valdez and his trusty goat gather coffee beans every morning...."
    This line cracked me up more than any cartoon ever has [​IMG]
    Viktor A Lundberg
     
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  11. Tom Boucher

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    Music Videos, A Must.

    One of my favorites was when the Milli Vannilli video came on, they looked at each other, and then the channel changed.

    Classic stuff.
     
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  13. Chris Xolotl

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    I saw the History of BNB. It really does suck.. Without the inclusion of the video commentaries, it's just 2 -4 minutes of mindless dribble that gets old after a few episodes (i.e. 15 minutes later).

    People that are paying > $100 on e-Bay will feel really ripped off and this is coming from a BnB fan nonetheless.
     
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    To get the videos they'd typically have to get permission from the record labels, not the individual bands.
     
  15. Eugene Esterly

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    Actually, IMO, it probaly wouldn't take too much to put the first season of B&B onto DVD. According to the episode guides at http://batcomputer.batcave.net/bnbguide.html & http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet...417/season-all
    , the first season of B&B was only 4 episodes which are:
    Blood Drive
    Door-To-Door
    Sign Here
    Balloon
    Paramount/MTV/Viacom. Please put the first season of B&B on DVD with music videos & uncut episodes (some B&b episodes were edited for TV, also put the edited episodes on the DVD). Also put B&B cartoons from Liquid Television (all versions, I have heard that there are unedited & edited versions of the B&B Liquid Televison cartoons). Commentary from Mike Judge would be great & other extras.
    Paramount/MTV/Viacom, I would pay any price to have B&B on DVD in season-by-season format with music videos & uncut episodes & extras such as commentary from Mike Judge.
     
  16. Leif Wall

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    Someone should start a petition.
     
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    I want this as much as everybody else. But I think we need to recognize that it's not happening anytime soon. MTV at that time I think essentially had the same deal for video that radio stations have for singles -- that they could play them anytime. So, MTV could play the videos on B & B with no problem when it was being aired on the network. No big deal. It *doesn't* mean that they can resell them on video, anymore than your local FM station can sell a tape of one of their DJs that includes the songs they play.

    Rights to air -- complementary through industry practice. Rights to sell -- not contemplated in the contract, would have to be individually negotiated with each record company and maybe some bands themselves, would have to be paid for at a price mutually agreed upon. Most of those bands are so obscure they're back working at the local 7-11, so the odds of them selling cheap are about nil if they think they can hold a Paramount video release hostage for some cash.
     

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