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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by FanCollector, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. HenryDuBrow

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    Happy for the BH fans, I'd prefer to see another Ebsen show unstalled soon...
     
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    Updated to reflect today's Laverne and Shirley announcement. I am still leaving Cannon in the "continuing" category because it hasn't been a year since the last release and MOD titles don't always have the same lead time on announcements. But even I realize it is getting close to the time to put it back under "stalled." I have indicated the number of remaining seasons (or releases for those series distributed in volumes) in parentheses. Continuing: Gentle Ben (1 season)Becker (1 season) Laverne and Shirley (1 season)Cannon (2 seasons)Rawhide (2 seasons; 3 releases) Dynasty (2 seasons; 4 releases) Petticoat Junction (4 seasons)The Beverly Hillbillies (5 seasons)Bonanza (8 seasons; 16 releases) Gunsmoke (11 seasons; 22 releases) Stalled: Mork and Mindy (1 season) Dave's World (1 season)Caroline in the City (2 seasons) One Step Beyond (2 seasons) Matt Houston (2 seasons) Early Edition (2 seasons) The Phil Silvers Show (3 seasons) Nash Bridges (3 seasons) Evening Shade (3 seasons) Jake and the Fatman (3 seasons; 6 releases) Hotel (4 seasons) Sister, Sister (4 seasons)Love, American Style (4 seasons; 8 releases) Moesha (5 seasons) Happy Days (7 seasons) Barnaby Jones (7 seasons; 14 releases) The Love Boat (7 seasons; 14 releases) My Three Sons (10 seasons; 20 releases) Licensed:Webster (2 seasons)
     
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    CBS execs planning session: OK guys, instead of releasing the rest of this iconic sitcom, let keep it stalled and release the inferior spin-off instead. They got one hell of a brain trust at CBS, I'll say that.
    On a similar note, unless you are a completest or a true L&S fan, the last 2 seasons are garbage.

    Needless to say, this two announcements do not make me salivate.
     
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    Ron1973 Beverly Hillbilles nut extraordinaire

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    I'd love to see the rest of Happy Days. It's a nightmare musically, though. I'm not as big on Laverne and Shirley but I might pick it up eventually. Joanie Loves Chaci I definitely want on DVD, though. I don't remember a whole lot about it but I still want it. I have a later Happy Days episode on VHS where Al proposed to and married Chaci's mother and the episode centered around the 4 of them mainly (with a little bit of Fonzie) and I loved it.
     
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    They might also be hoping the spinoff seasons can bring them some more capital to finish off the main show's music issues. It sucks that means less popular runs get out first, but does make sense. However i beg the question if they run out of Happy Days spinoff seasons...will the good-to-laught-at animated ones also get released before Happy Days finishes? XD
     
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    I'm really surprised Joanie Loves Chachi is coming out before the last season of Mork & Mindy :eek:
     
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    Why don't they just do what they always do and slice and dice the original material?
     
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    I am really hoping...Barnaby Jones is coming up soon for release, all 8 seasons...bring it on. The rest of the seasons of Cannon would be nice too.
     
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    Given past history, the stalling to farm money to fix problems theory makes a lot more sense to the "let's make money on everything we've got" folks at WB then it may the "how about we just do cheap fixes and hope the fans don't get mad with what we do give them" folks at CBS....

    But given these are dvd producers and not leopards, maybe there's some room for some changed spots? XD
     
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    I doubt that's true. More likely than not it was just poor sales on the last season. I'm thinking with the passing of Jonathan Winters & Robin Williams return to TV we'll probably see the final season sooner rather than later. This is just my feeling.
     
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    Updated to reflect today's Gentle Ben announcement.Continuing: Becker (1 season) Laverne and Shirley (1 season)Cannon (2 seasons)Rawhide (2 seasons; 3 releases) Dynasty (2 seasons; 4 releases) Petticoat Junction (4 seasons)The Beverly Hillbillies (5 seasons)Bonanza (8 seasons; 16 releases) Gunsmoke (11 seasons; 22 releases) Stalled: Mork and Mindy (1 season) Dave's World (1 season)Caroline in the City (2 seasons) One Step Beyond (2 seasons) Matt Houston (2 seasons) Early Edition (2 seasons) The Phil Silvers Show (3 seasons) Nash Bridges (3 seasons) Evening Shade (3 seasons) Jake and the Fatman (3 seasons; 6 releases) Hotel (4 seasons) Sister, Sister (4 seasons)Love, American Style (4 seasons; 8 releases) Moesha (5 seasons) Happy Days (7 seasons) Barnaby Jones (7 seasons; 14 releases) The Love Boat (7 seasons; 14 releases) My Three Sons (10 seasons; 20 releases) Licensed:Webster (2 seasons)
     
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    I know a lot of people have issues with the CBS release schedule. What they seem to be doing is waiting as seasons of various series are remastered into HD before just throwing stuff out there. That takes time. Just look at the long stall until the latest Beverly Hillbillies and Petticoat Junction sets came out. I never dreamed those shows could ever look so good. Worth the wait, if you ask me.
     
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    The CBS syndication bible is listing a new revision date of November 19th but I can't seem to find anything new. Just for the hell of it, I looked up Hillbillies and PJ, but no dice there.
     
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    No Barnaby Jones update either :(
     
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    I highly doubt that the updates are accurate. Joanie Loves Chachi is on the release schedule, yet it's not listed as being transferred into HD. I don't think they'd do that.
     
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    But is it in HD? Gentle Ben wasn't HD from reviews I've read. Cannon, at least one of the seasons, wasn't HD. They also had the issue with a season of Hawaii Five-0 not being HD.
     
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    There was also a season of Bonanza and Rawhide not remastered in HD. In those cases I think they were rushing to meet demand, but found out later most would rather wait. In other cases I'm betting they just didn't think the future syndication market would be strong enough for the expense (Gentle Ben)
     
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    Maybe. And yet they have remastered the obscure, one-season Barbary Coast into HD. Weird.
     
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    There must be a purpose behind every remaster I'd say, either a broadcast or DVD release, other studios don't care much for their archives (too expensive or see no reason to bother) but CBS is a top serious studio for this task. As comparison take Universal, their Six Million Dollar Man remasters aren't too hot looking, in my opinion, but it also depends on the state of the source material of course. It's hopefully a good sign, when a show gets the HD treatment and I'd pick up Barbary Coast right away. Seems to me they're doing this to many titles now, it's just never known until after the fact.
     
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    Updated to reflect today's Rawhide announcement.Continuing: Rawhide (1 season)Becker (1 season) Laverne and Shirley (1 season)Cannon (2 seasons)Dynasty (2 seasons; 4 releases) Petticoat Junction (4 seasons)The Beverly Hillbillies (5 seasons)Bonanza (8 seasons; 16 releases) Gunsmoke (11 seasons; 22 releases) Stalled: Mork and Mindy (1 season) Dave's World (1 season)Caroline in the City (2 seasons) One Step Beyond (2 seasons) Matt Houston (2 seasons) Early Edition (2 seasons) The Phil Silvers Show (3 seasons) Nash Bridges (3 seasons) Evening Shade (3 seasons) Jake and the Fatman (3 seasons; 6 releases) Hotel (4 seasons) Sister, Sister (4 seasons)Love, American Style (4 seasons; 8 releases) Moesha (5 seasons) Happy Days (7 seasons) Barnaby Jones (7 seasons; 14 releases) The Love Boat (7 seasons; 14 releases) My Three Sons (10 seasons; 20 releases) Licensed:Webster (2 seasons)
     

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