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Blu-Ray Wish List for Vintage Television

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by JohnHopper, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. John*Wells

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    Are there Sufficient Transfers to allow Scanning to Blu Ray ?
     
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    Dragnet (original Series and 1967 series )
     
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    For episodes from 1978 to 1986, that shouldn't be hard as long as they still have film negatives and/or intermediate sources to work with. Those are already fully edited. It's during the 1986-1987 season that they started to do post-production on tape, so it is those will have to be rebuilt in HD, and by that time they were doing 30 shows a year! If they can remaster Perfect Strangers (only available in HD, but in its original 4x3 aspect ratio, on iTunes) then, in theory, this should be doable.
     
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    St. Elsewhere, first and foremost.

    In addition, the original Dallas, Dynasty, Dynasty II: The Colbys, Falcon Crest, Magnum P.I., MacGyver, and Hawaii 5-0.

    The Love Boat
    Hart to Hart
    Ally McBeal
    Mary Tyler Moore
    Picket Fences
    Laverne & Shirley
    Happy Days
    Murder She Wrote
    Crazy Like a Fox
    The Thorn Birds
    North and South
    North and South: Book II
    The Winds of War
    Remington Steele
    Mission Impossible
    Cheers
    Frasier
    The Golden Girls
    Angie
    All in the Family
    L.A. Law
    T.J. Hooker
    Hunter
    Matt Houston
    Law & Order - original series

    Regarding feasibility. Too many of these shows need a lot of massaging to ready them for Blu-ray. Just look at how rough Charlie's Angels looks on Blu from Mill Creek. I mean, tons of dupes, extreme color fading and a ton of age-related artifacts, plus, occasionally edge effects - definitely not how vintage TV should be handled in hi-def!
     
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    Since this is a "wish list" , and pretty much fantasy , and, I can list anything I want , no matter how wild , here goes :
    The People's Choice,
    Leave It To Beaver,
    Sea Hunt,
    Have Gun Will Travel,
    Life Of Riley,
    Topper,
    Gunsmoke ,
    Northwest Passage ,
    Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis ,
    Fernwood 2Nite, .
    Sgt. Bilko.
    Adventures Of Robin Hood ,
    Adventures Of Superman ,
    That Girl,
    The Charlie Farrell Show (!!)
    My Little Margie ,
    World Of Giants ,
    Seinfeld ,
    Amos And Andy ,
    Donna Reed Show ,
    Adventures In Paradise,
    Lassie ,
    Casey Jones,
    Gray Ghost ,
    77 Sunset Strip,
    Hawaiian Eye,
    Make Room For Daddy ,
    Father Knows Best ,
    Bob Cummings Show ,
    Cheyenne ,
    The Americans (1961),
    Roy Rogers Show ,
    Jack Benny Show ,
    Rocky And Bullwinkle ,
    Happy ,
    Ramar Of The Jungle ,
    Farmers Daughter ,
    Real McCoys
    Beverley Hillbillies,
    Ozzie And Harriet ,
    Waterfront ,
    Rocky Jones Space Ranger

    I'm sure I forgot some !
     
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    How about Vega$?
     
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    I agree with these. A good group of shows to be put on Bluray---but all in their original aspect ratios. I hate HD transfers where they cut off a 4:3 picture to fit 16:9 frames.
     
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    Great list!
     
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    All in the Family was videotaped, not filmed. They can do a blu ray release, but it won’t be in HD.
     
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    Same with Barney Miller, Benson, and the like.
     
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    Father Knows Best.

    Whenever you watch an episode that's been preserved properly (such as "Typical Father" from the Season 1 DVD set), you'll see just how good the production was on the show. Beautiful direction & cinematography, really.

    Alas, many of the episodes from the DVD sets (especially the edited season 1 segments) don't begin to showcase the quality. Besides the edits, there are some poor transfers, wrong opening & closing credits, faulty frame rates.

    It boggles the mind how such an iconic and popular series could fall into such disrepair and negligence over the years.

    A Blu-ray won't happen, ever. But I can still dream.
     
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    Star Trek: DS9 and Voyager
    Star Trek (4K Blu-ray)
    Millennium
    The Flash (1990)
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
    Homicide: Life on the Street
    On the Air
    Alias
    Kolchak the Night Stalker
    American Gothic (1995)
    Night Gallery
    Undeclared
    The Fugitive
    Veronica Mars
    Gilmore Girls
     
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    I can do with DVDs of most series, but for comedies I would like "Gilligan's Island" , "Leave it to Beaver" and "The Brady Bunch",. For dramas and suspense I'd like "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour"; "Boris Karloff's Thriller", "Land of the Giants".
     
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    I would like: Land of the Giants, Voyage to the Bottom of the sea; Daktari; Search; Deep Space 9, Voyager; Mission Impossible; The Invaders; Bewitched; I Dream of Jeannie.
     
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    My want list for Blu-Ray, please...

    1955-1959
    The Millionaire (1955-60)
    Gunsmoke (1955-75)
    The Honeymooners (1955-56)
    Have Gun - Will Travel (1957-63)
    Perry Mason (1957-66)
    Rawhide (1959-65)

    1960-1964
    The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68)
    The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66)
    The Beverly Hillbillies (1962-71)
    Petticoat Junction (1963-70)
    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. (1964-69)
    Gilligan's Island (1964-67)

    1965-1969
    Hogan's Heroes (1965-71)
    The Wild, Wild West (1965-69)
    He and She (1967-68)
    The Brady Bunch (1969-74)
    Love, American Style (1969-74)

    1970-1974
    Barefoot in the Park (TV series) (1970)
    The Odd Couple (1970 TV series) (1970-75)
    The Immortal (1970-71)
    Longstreet (1971-72)
    Funny Face (1971)/The Sandy Duncan Show (1972)
    Me and the Chimp (1972)
    Love Story (TV series) (1973-74)
    The Magician (U.S. TV series) (1973-74)
    Happy Days (1974-84)

    1975-1979
    Archer (1975 TV series) (1975)
    When Things Were Rotten (1975)
    The Cop and the Kid (1975-76)
    Serpico (TV series) (1976-77)
    Busting Loose (1977)
    Blansky's Beauties (1977)
    Future Cop (1977)
    Taxi (1978-83)
    Mork & Mindy (1978-82)
    Makin' It (1979)
    Angie (1979-80)
    The Bad News Bears (1979-80)
    Out of the Blue (1979)
    Working Stiffs (1979)
    Struck by Lightning (1979)
    The Associates (U.S. TV series) (1979-80)

    1980-1984
    Goodtime Girls (1980)
    Here's Boomer (1980-82)
    Bosom Buddies (episode 1 only)
    Nero Wolfe (1981)
    Foul Play (TV series) (1981)
    The Brady Brides (1981)
    Best of the West (1981-82)
    Joanie Loves Chachi (1982-83)
    Making the Grade (1982)
    The Powers of Matthew Star (1982-83)
    Cheers (seasons 1-4, 1982-86)
    The New Odd Couple (1982-83)
    Renegades (1983)
    Ryan's Four (1983)
    Mr. Smith (1983)

    ~Ben
     
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    It won't be true HD but it would be better than a DVD because it would have fewer compression artifacts. MPEG-2 compression and analog tape just don't mix.
     
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