Documentry Type Shows on DVD

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  1. Jim Beaver

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    I got to thinking about this in the other thread about whether people would buy complete season sets of shows, this got me thinking what those type of shows like Sightings or America's Dumbest Criminals would you buy them in season sets or best of's. Now I love both shows and wqould love to see them come out but if they did I'd probably settle with Best Of's. But would everyone think would be the most practical?

    These are some of the Documentry type shows I'd love to own episodes of.

    Sightings
    America's Dumbest Criminals
    Unexplained Mysteries
    Unsolved Mysteries
    Some of the A&E or TLC Paranormal Shows/Specials
     
  2. AnthonyC

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    These would work better as individual episode or best-of releases. Take Biography for example. I'm not interested in 90% of the people profiled, but for the other 10%, I wouldn't mind owning. As great as the Kurt Cobain and Andre the Giant episodes were, I wouldn't splurge on a season set just to own them.
     
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    Victory at Sea is the ultimate TV documentary and is available.
     
  4. Eric Paddon

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    I would love all episodes of the 1986-87 ABC documentary series "Our World" on DVD along with some other great one-shot documentaries ABC did during this era. "45/85" (which had a VHS release), "The Blessings Of Liberty" etc. were outstanding American history primers for their time.
     
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    Some, not all, episodes of Discovery Channel's Unsolved History make in onto DVD.
     
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    That sounds so awesome!!! Thanks Scott. I'm getting those.
     
  8. Casey Trowbridg

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    I'm looking forward to those releases especially the first couple. I never realized until reading the thing over at TVShowsOnDVD.com just how many episodes they produced.
     
  9. Gord Lacey

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    I think that press release should have said "stories" and not episodes.

    2,500 episodes over 15 years would mean 166 episodes a year. That isn't likely.

    Gord
     
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    I'll probably get the "Scariest Ghost Stories" set.

    I remeber staying up really late at my grandfathers country house in the summer when I was a kid, there was no cable and we got horrible reception, but I'd stay up and watch Unsolved Mysteries in the living room before my dad would force me to go to sleep. Than I'd end up lying awake in bed with that narrator's deep monotone voice in the back of my head all night, petrified to close my eyes...

    I'll pick it up just for those memories...

    [​IMG]
     
  11. AnthonyC

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    Will any stories overlap on sets?
     
  12. Casey Trowbridg

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    I doubt they'd overlap with some of the stories, the chances of a story on the UFO set being on the Ghost set is virtually nothing unless its some alien ghost thing that I somehow missed.

    Gord, I thought that was pretty high and your way makes more sense, bad press release! Bad!!
     
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    Not exactly a documentary, but: Mythbusters

    and of course I Love the 80's & I Love the 80's: Strikes Back
     
  15. Jeff Reis

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    I would like to see...

    The old show In Search Of...
    Older Nova episodes
    Older National Geographic shows
     

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