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Do you want Sledge Hammer on DVD ?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Stephen Ford, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Stephen Ford

    Stephen Ford Stunt Coordinator

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    The creator/producer Alan Spencer is trying to swing a release of Sledge Hammer on DVD. It's early days and at the moment he's just trying to see if there's enough demand, or at least convince certain studios that there's enough demand.

    There's an official website http://www.sledgehammeronline.com
    plus a Yahoo group through which various campaigns are being organised.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sledgehammer3/

    Currently, he's trying to get as many people as possible to add comments to the shows entry at imdb.com

    http://us.imdb.com/Title?0090525

    So, if you wanna see a release of this series on DVD join the cause! He's even in talks at the moment on the possibility of a Sledge Hammer movie!
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Unless them ovie has the original cast I don't care (fat chance)

    All in for DVDs!
     
  3. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    I think there would be some support for this title on DVD. Over at - yes, you guessed it! - TVShowsOnDVD.com, that show is in the top 7% of the voting for shows most desired on DVD. 96% of the voters want season sets.

    I personally never caught onto the show, probably because I never got to watch enough of it. But I can see where this could easily make some money on DVD.
     
  4. Chuck West

    Chuck West Stunt Coordinator

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    I would definitely buy Sledge Hammer! on DVD (in season sets, of course).
     
  5. Thi Them

    Thi Them Producer

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    Could someone tell me how the series ended?

    ~T
     
  6. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Anyone who answers that, be sure to use spoiler tags!
     
  7. Eugene Esterly

    Eugene Esterly Supporting Actor

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    I would buy Sledge Hammer on DVD but only in season format. It has been years since I have seen an episode of Sledge Hammer.
     
  8. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    There are synopsys of all eps on the Sledge Hammer Online linked above
     
  9. Ken Chan

    Ken Chan Producer

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    I recently dug out a VHS tape from back in '86 that had the premiere episode of Sledge Hammer, along with the rest of the Tuesday night block (I believe it included Growing Pains in Hawaii [​IMG] ) for a friend that had never seen the show. Not sure why I kept it, but it came in handy. Seeing it again, it was pretty uneven, but had some funny stuff. What was really weird was seeing the newscasters and commercials from back then.

    They could probably put out the entire series in one set, just like with Sports Night.

    Odd trivia: the actress that played Sledge's partner, Anne-Marie Martin, was until recently married to Michael Crichton, and together they cowrote Twister.

    //Ken
     
  10. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley Second Unit

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    "It's a Loudener..."

    Of course we'd love to have Sledge on DVD!!!

    As for a movie, boy that would be a tough act to follow for sure!

    But point me in the direction of the dvd...
    G2
     
  11. Gabe D

    Gabe D Cinematographer

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    "Sledge Hammer!" was my favorite show when I was 12, and now (thanks to the magic of really old VHS tapes) it's one of my 4-year-old boy's favorites too. I've transferred my tapes to DVD, but man oh man I would kill to buy the real deal.
     
  12. Josh Simpson

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    I'd kill for Sledgehammer on DVD.

    "Trust me, I know what I'm doing."[​IMG]
     
  13. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    The Sledge Hammer web site doesn't reflect this news, but an article last week in the Los Angeles Daily News, about political satire on TV, characterized a DVD release as being "impending":

     
  14. R. Kay

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    [​IMG]
     
  15. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Randy, that's great news. Was that just a print article, or is there a web link to it? I'd like to use that in a TVShowsOnDVD news item, if you don't mind (giving you and Mr. Kronke full credit, of course). It's better if I have a link, but that's cool if not.

    I searched, but didn't find it online myself.
     
  16. David Lambert

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    Okay, I couldn't wait any more. [​IMG] I figured you were off-line for the night, Randy, so I went with what I had!
     
  17. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    Hey, Dave.

    I'm just now checking in after being out for the evening.

    I saw the article while combing through the wires, which aren't widely available to the public. The Daily News has a lousy web site, but I finally managed to find it. Here's the link:

    Brave past, timid present in TV political comedy
    By David Kronke
    LA Daily News TV Critic

    [​IMG]
     
  18. David Lambert

    David Lambert Executive Producer

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    Thank you very much! And...an interesting article. Oh, and I agree that the website leaves much to be desired. I'm not sure how you found that; I looked high and low for it!!! [​IMG]
     
  19. Max Leung

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    I liked it a lot. I even remember the opening theme!
     
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