Bewitched Complete Series Box set?

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  1. David*P

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    I thought it would be more appropriate to discuss the Complete Bewitched Series Box set in it's own thread since it may be coming out soon...I haven't heard any thing solid but it's just expected since the last season was released in July and various areas around the world are seeing the set up for sale like the UK which has this trailer for the upcoming set that is going to be released on November 2, 2009:
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    Japan got their Complete Series set in December '07. It not only included all 254 episodes, but the entire "Tabitha" series as well as the Nicole Kidman movie.
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    It's been rumored that the US release would be in December, and if that is to happen an announcement should come from Sony within the next couple weeks.
    It's too bad a company like Image Entertainment isn't putting the set together so that we'd know we'd get all the sponsor openings/closings, EM introductions, cast commercials and everything else the set should include.
     
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    So possible bad news for the US set...Mark Simpson, the Bewitched Collector, posted on his website that the word on the street is that because the IDOJ Complete DVD set "tanked" so bad we might not get a BW set! I think that reasoning is totally bogus! Why base how well one show that has a similar premise on if the other show should be produced? It's ridiculous and I hope it's just simply a rumor.

    You should check out the Bewitched Collector's revamped site...lots of cool footage and photos!
     
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    But it sold well enough for BW to get box sets in Great Britain and France?? Weird. And the IDOJ set was HORRIBLE. Ugly, poorly designed, no episode guide to tell you which eps were on which discs, etc. And did I say "Ugly'?? It deserved to tank.

    It makes no difference to me either way, since they're not offering anything new to make it worth my while after buying all the season sets.
     
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    I agree with you, John. If I have already spent roughly $300 on the eight individual season sets, why would I give Sony more of my money for the same stuff? If the extras on their season 1 set are an indication of the quality of bonus material on their whole-series box set, I will pass. The whole concept of a whole-series box set, after having released indivual seasons, is a shameless cash grab. I am not taking the bait.
     
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    I'm not really a fan, but why would you guys care about a complete set? I'm sure it wouldn't really offer anything the individual seasons don't have, and probably would go with colorized versions of the early seasons which I can't imagine goes over very well with the diehard fans.

    Doesn't seem like it's the way to go except for the casual fan that likes Bewitched enough where they'd be willing to splurge and buy it all in one go on a whim after not buying indiviudal sets up to now, or people that like the show but weren't big enough fans to be buying it all along in season releases with the expectation that if they wait they can get it all cheaper.

    Just be glad they didn't withold any cool bonuses in the hopes they could get some people to double dip and rebuy stuff that they should've been including all along for their loyal fans, such as how they handled M*A*S*H before releasing the bonus content later on in a standalone rlease to capture any remaining sales after the diehard M*A*S*H fans had already bought the complete collection to get that stuff.
     
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    I only care about a Complete Set only if there is additional material not seen on the individual seasons releases. If it does turn out to be just a repackage then I won't be buying it, of course.

    I asked about the US Complete Set on TSOD Facebook page, particularly the rumor I mentioned above about Sony basing their decision on the sales of IDOJ and this is what Dave Lambert said:



     
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    It didn't make sense to me that they would release a box in Great Britain and one in France, but withhold the US one. But of course, anything is possible in this business.

    I'm sure the set (if it comes) will include the new featurette with Erin Murphy touring the old Columbia lot and the Warner Ranch where the house facade is located. But that alone isn't enough for me to rebuy, particularly because I've been to both places multiple times. But even if I hadn't, it would take more than that...
     
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    Hi Guys

    Any word on the box set? I thought it may be out before Christmas, but like David said Sony gives a 10 week period. So if we hear Monday the 19th it may be out by the end of December if not I guess we will get it in early Twenty Ten! I am going to buy the box set... however, I hope they release it with black and white for season 1 and 2 then the rest colour. David do you think they will do that or will it all be in colour? Even Erin Murphy said the USA will have a box set because she filmed some stuff at the ranch back in 2007. Alice Ghostley, Bernard Fox and Kasey Rogers all did some interviews... I hope they include lots of Extras too... How many of you guys are going to buy it?
     
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    Today the UK's Complete Set was released. I know of some people that bought it, so once I hear their reviews of it, I'll let you all know.

    I seriously thought we would hear about the US release today. This means there isn't any way that we will be getting it next month:(
     
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    David are we going to get the Ultimate Box Set of Bewitched soon? It didn't take that long for IDOJ. I hope we get it in January. And I hope that seasons 1 and 2 are in B&W since I have them in Colour. I also hope they fix those episodes like Benjamin Franklin and Cousin Serena Strikes Again... David is it true that there are some lost episodes that were filmed for Season 9? I really doubt it, but some people have said three episodes were filmed for Season 9. Thanks
     
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    Absolutely untrue! Even if there were 3 episodes that didn't air, they'd have added them to the syndication package 40 years ago.
     
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    I can not wait until this box set comes out. I wonder if it will be like the one in the UK? Has anyone received it yet? Are seasons 1 and 2 in B and W or colour? Oh by the way Christina Applegate will be playing Liz in an upcoming biopic film. I just hope they do it well. Her mother was in a few Bewitched episodes. She was a flight attendant and she also played the role of pretty Esmeralda in Sam's Magic Mirror. This will be great. Hope it's release in Twenty Ten :)
     
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    I saw the box set on the UK version of Amazon. It is done very nice... thing is it does not say if seasons 1 and 2 are in B&W or colour. By the way over there they call the season a series... pretty neat isn't it? Hopefully we will hear about it soon here as I am sure Sony will release it in the states. My guess is that it will be out in January or February at the latest! Can't wait to see all those extras.
     
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    All what extras? The total running time of the one bonus disc is 25 minutes (approx.). So each of those "Guest Star" featurettes must be about a minute long. They're probably just a short collection of scenes from their episodes.
    And they didn't even include the featurette with Erin Murphy at the studio that they filmed last year. Weird.
     
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    Really?? They didn't include that where Erin visited the Ranch? I hope the US Version does it... that's why I think it will be out in the US soon... Erin did that before Season 5 was released I think in early 2007. Also they are supposed to include some interviews with Kasey and Alice before they passed away as well as Mr. Fox. I hope Sony doesn't mess it up and includes a lot of goodies... Bloopers, gag reels, the making of Bewitched, Maybe the tale of two Darrins, and some rare interviews with Lynde and Liz. William Asher is still alive too maybe they could include an interview with him as well.
     
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    While I own all eight individual season sets, I might be interested if there were something special or unique about the set. However, I'm up in the air about it. I just noticed the images of the set design for Japan and France and I'm not impressed by the artwork for the exterior DVD case that houses the DVD's, and I'm not referring to the interior cases either. I'm just not impressed. The artwork for the box isn't that impressive.

    I think that the artwork should include, at the very least, the entire main cast, as well as supporting cast members.
     
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    Any word on the Complete Series yet?
     
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    Nope. Not yet. Check out:

    http://www.tvshowsondvd.com

    When the studio announces it, Dave and Gary will announce it on their website. ;)
     
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    Well darn, I was hoping it would be out soon... I guess I am going to order it from the UK! I just love this show... Too bad today's shows aren't like they used to be! I read that Jane Connell, and the guy who played the druggist, and Bernard Fox and then the kids are the only ones still living from the show... anyone else that anyone knows of?
     
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    I debated posting this, but figured why not, perhaps someone might enjoy it.

    It's a upload from a 1965 Halloween special of The King Family Show, with them singing the theme song to Bewitched.
    Thought maybe someone here would get a kick out of seeing this show getting some attention from another show back in the day.
     

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