Charlie's Angels Season 3 - July 3RD!!

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  1. Dan*T

    Dan*T Supporting Actor

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    Finally, Charlie's Angels Season 3 will be released on July 3RD. (A Monday!)
    It's been almost two years since the 2nd Season release and Angels fans have been waiting patiently.
    It is now avaliable for pre-order.
    Only two more seasons to go!! At this rate, we should have Season 5 by 2010!
     
  2. Jeff Willis

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    That's about right [​IMG] At least, we finally get S3. Maybe the rest of the series will be fast-tracked?
     
  3. Michael Alden

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    I don't really feel a need to own anything past the 3rd season. About the only thing of interest to me would be the 3 Farrah episodes in season 4.
     
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    I completely agree with you on this one.
    As much as I love smith and ladd, the other 2 'new' angels are just rubbish to me.

    Sabrina kinda made the show what it was!

    So happy season 3 is almost there, there's one of my fave eps:teen Angels!
    ;-)
     
  5. Tommy G

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    Even though Kelly was my fave, I have to agree with Julien and Jeff. This will probably be the last season I purchase. Looking forward to it.
     
  6. MattHR

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    TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted a few details on the set (from Amazon's listing.) It indicates a streetdate of July 5, with an SRP of $49.95 for six discs containing 24 episodes (20 regular + the two 2-hour episodes in 2-part syndicated form [​IMG]) At least Sony appears to not be cramming more than four episodes onto each disc -- as they did with Seasons 1 & 2. [​IMG]

    I'm sure this set will be in three double-thin cases. I'd like to see each thin case feature one of the Angels, rather than simply duplicate whatever art is used for the box. Sony has been getting much better in their cover designs lately. I believe Season 1 was the first release to utilize the thin cases -- althought they were clear, sleeveless ones with no artwork.

    I'd love to see Sony offer another poll to "Pick the Cover" for Season 3.

    I'll get "the ball rolling" with a few ideas...

    http://home.mn.rr.com/starvinmarvin/...MPOSITE_LR.jpg
     
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    The street date is actually July 4, but all the other info is correct. I am seriously not happy about those 4 syndicated episodes. I guess they figure that since we've waited for over 2 years, then we'll take anything we can get. Well, its true. I will be buying this regardless.
     
  8. MattHR

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    Typo on the streetdate -- it's Tuesday, July 4. Season 2 also had it's two 2-hour episodes presented in their 2-part syndicated versions, so that's exactly what I expected them to do with Season 3.
     
  9. Jeff Willis

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    Does this mean that the eps are "cut" or just presented in "syndicated 2-part" format? Anyone know before the release? That would affect me buying this set. If there are no scenes cut, then it's a "buy" for me.
     
  10. MattHR

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    Jeff, they usually are slightly cut. The Season 2 episodes had a few edits.

    Since they were originally broadcast as two-hour episodes, they had to be "cut in half" to form two parts. Each "half" was then fitted with its now-required set of opening/closing/pre-view/re-cap footage -- necessitating further edits (from the body of the episode) to accommodate this additional footage.

    Besides that, there are automatically cuts made to conform to the shorter syndication format. So, yes, there will probably be some editing done to these episodes from Season 3. If they had access to the "missing" footage, they'd be better off to just restore them to their original two-hour versions, since there never were "uncut", two-part versions broadcast.

    I'm still hoping they are as close to their original versions as possible -- with minimal editing. I will be purchasing the set, since I've waited for so long already, and it's unlikely these episodes will ever be properly presented anyway.
     
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    Sony told me that they only have the syndicated masters, which is why they're using them.

    Seriously, Sony sounds like the worst company when it comes to keeping track of their masters. Either they have a poor inventory system or they got rid of stuff they shouldn't have, but they have way more "syndication episode" issues than the other studios.

    Gord
     
  13. MattHR

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    I don't mean to defend Sony... but sometimes it seems amazing that we're able to get as many of these shows in as good a shape as they are -- even with occasional edits and music issues.

    It's hard to always know where the fault lies when it comes to why uncut masters are unavailable. As for Sony, they acquired Columbia Pictures after both Coca-Cola and RCA had owned the studio. All that corporate change, combined with the dealings of their various subsidiaries over the years (like Tri-Star, Screen Gems, and now MGM, not to mention the many production companies they've dealt with like Spelling-Goldberg for Charlie's Angels), makes it clear that things aren't that clear.

    As for the original two-hour CA episodes... I'd bet that the original elements were edited to form the two-part syndi versions over twenty years ago -- with no thought they'd ever need to bother with them ever again. Why preserve something that had no value for syndi resale? Who knew a little thing called DVD would come back to haunt them.

    I've always wondered which company is responsible for storing the masters. Is it Sony (who would have acquired them from previous owners), or is it the production company (Spelling-Goldberg) who originally produced the show? Maybe both. It's easy to see how frustrating it must be to sometimes find suitable elements for a DVD release. It does seem that some studios (WB, Universal) have done a better job over the years at preserving their properties for future use.
     
  14. Michael Alden

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    Well, they didn't produce the show, they acquired it from Spelling so at least in this instance I'm willing to give them a pass. As for other shows, like Partridge Family Ep. 25 and Gidget Ep. 19 missing the closing tag scenes, WHICH ARE IN THE SYNDICATED VERSIONS, that's unforgiveable carelessness and neglect.
     
  15. MattHR

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    That's exactly the type of carelessness that bothers me the most. You'd think all studios, production companies, syndicators, etc., would have records detailing each show's original episode running times (exact to the second), original commercial break points, teasers, tags, bumpers, etc.

    That way, they'd have a reference for the way they were originally presented, and could then try to produce DVDs as close to the original broadcast versions as possible. I'm sure some studios do this, but far too many others seem not to. As fans, it's frustrating when something is missing we know is supposed to be there , then are told "we didn't have the elements", or worse yet, are told absolutely nothing.
     
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    Hmmm... well my guess is George Lucas. I'm sure it's the same as the original "Star Wars" films... those episodes just no longer exist. They've been replaced by new, faster paced syndication cuts. Hey, maybe there'll be some new digitally enhanced footage! Like snowboarders added to the skiing scenes! Or James Caan walking around in the background of the Vegas casino!
     
  17. Dan*T

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    To be honest, I'm just glad that this is coming out, obviously I would prefer the non syndicated versions, but as Matt stated, this is not new material. It's almost as old as me and probably many others reading this. If the picture quality in this set is as good as the previous seasons, then it's all good.
    Although the only thing missing from this show which should be included is the teasers before the episodes.
    Like stated, whoda thunk that thirty years later we'd get all this old stuff on DVD!!
    Now I can finally get rid of some of those damn old VHS tapes taking up space in my basement!!
     
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    Alright, what's with that cover art? Personally, I think they should have hired Matt HR to do the cover art instead. His is light years better than the one Sony put out. Sheesh!
     
  19. MattHR

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    Thanks, Tommy. The announced cover isn't the greatest, but it does fit well with the other sets. I think they are all a bit "busy" in design, considering the only image is a stock publicity shot. They've used a 70's-styled color scheme and backing graphic, so I guess it's appropriate. It looks just a bit too "retro" for my liking.
     
  20. Steve...O

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    The press release at http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=5565 says that these are, and I quote,

    "Widescreen Presentations"

    Surely this is an error on the part of Sony's PR department. Or maybe not.

    I don't have much interest in this series, but I do have an interest in ensuring that classic TV shows are presented in their original format. Big thumbs downs to Sony if this is true.
     

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