CBS Home Video/MOD RIP

Larry.P

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Amazon is showing How To Marry A Millionaire -The Complete Series as a pre order ., but still MOD. So perhaps CBS/Paramount's MOD program isn't really dead .
That listing has been there for 3 years. It was posted when the individual seasons were posted. I ordered it in 2017. After over a year of waiting, I finally cancelled my order in December 2018 and ordered the individual seasons.
 

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For all future releases, will Paramount themselves have a logo to replace the CBSHE logo?
Who gives a damn?
I assume the same people who obsess over original logos on end credits
Good point-- that is indeed a minor issue in the grand scheme of things.
I'm a "both sides have validity" in this particular issue. I don't think "original logos" qualifies as an obsession unless someone decides that they aren't going to buy something if they are missing. I think all of the original logo cards are part of the show's/film's history and replacing them with updated cards are, in a sense, re-writing that history.

On the other hand, if that's the price we have to pay for getting the shows/films released, it's a price I'm more than willing to pay,
 

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These sets can be so hard to produce given the budget and time limitations the people working on them face. When I was working on making DVDs I always strove to achieve the best quality possible but sometimes you get stuck in a position where an irritating but mostly inconsequential error slips through and there’s not much you can do other than shake your fist at the air in frustration, drop a silent “f” bomb to yourself, and try not to lose sleep over it.

I once worked on bringing a show to disc that had almost entirely equal end credits. One episode had the credits damaged beyond repair on all available copies, and I decided to include it as is for historical value. I got some flak for that. Next time I had the same scenario, I replaced it with the closest possible version in pristine condition, and I got flak for that too. Sometimes you just can’t win. I was just happy that I was able to salvage the episodes off old tape that was literally deteriorating in front of my eyes and if the end credits was all that was lost, I was ready to not let the perfect be the enemy of the good and consider that a victory.
The only instance I've noticed regarding incorrect credits was the Warner set of the original Jonny Quest series. There were some episodes that appeared to have the correct credits, but a significant number of them had the exact same credits, with incorrect credits for writers/directors or "additional voices". They were corrected for the WAC blu-ray release. At least I believe so; I haven't gone over all of them, just looked at a bunch to see if the credits varied or were identical.
 

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I'm a "both sides have validity" in this particular issue. I don't think "original logos" qualifies as an obsession unless someone decides that they aren't going to buy something if they are missing. I think all of the original logo cards are part of the show's/film's history and replacing them with updated cards are, in a sense, re-writing that history.

On the other hand, if that's the price we have to pay for getting the shows/films released, it's a price I'm more than willing to pay,
Thank you! Yes, I feel the Logos are as much a part of the TV series history as the correct credits and, if I'm gonna be honest, the In Color cards if they were made specifically for a series. I'd love to have all of that stuff restored in vintage releases, along with "pause for station identification" billboards, but I'm apparantly the only one who wants those.

I picked up the Mill Creek I Dream Of Jeannie complete set even though I had the Sony releases, even with the compression, because a) it was cheap b) they defaulted to b&w for the first season and c) the put the Screen Gems logo back on.

Now, I totally get it if a film studio no longer holds rights or is defunct and the current rights holder replaces the logo with their own. That sucks as a TV historian (or a nostalgic hobbyist), but it's not make or break. But if the same studio owns the show, I would always prefer the original logos. I grew up on Screen Gems and those 5 seconds at the end of I Dream of Jeannie mean a LOT to me. As do the orignal Paramount logos, Four Star, and the Lorimar logo at the end of Dallas.

When I watch Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer or The Year Without a Santa Claus, the Rankin Bass logo had better be there.

Now if only the CBS Special Presentation intro were in front of the Peanuts specials, I'd plotz.
 

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Thank you! Yes, I feel the Logos are as much a part of the TV series history as the correct credits and, if I'm gonna be honest, the In Color cards if they were made specifically for a series. I'd love to have all of that stuff restored in vintage releases, along with "pause for station identification" billboards, but I'm apparantly the only one who wants those.
I totally agree, so there's at least two of us.
 

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Three! Many of the best releases have had the logos as they were then.
Four!

I find it rather jarring when a classic TV show ends and the final company logo is a modern one from the new distributor (looking mostly at *you* CBS! but also Universal, who puts theirs on the front *and* end, and WB for the very annoying "Kabong" logo at the end of many HB cartoon releases - at least Warner's presented everything released on BR as it originally aired with no additions).
 

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Four!

I find it rather jarring when a classic TV show ends and the final company logo is a modern one from the new distributor (looking mostly at *you* CBS! but also Universal, who puts theirs on the front *and* end, and WB for the very annoying "Kabong" logo at the end of many HB cartoon releases - at least Warner's presented everything released on BR as it originally aired with no additions).
And Sony, who acted like SPT was behind T.J. Hooker and Blue Thunder when those ABC series were on originally, instead of keeping CPT's 80s Coke Lady.
 

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