DRACULA /STARHUNTER on DVD

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  1. Steve Phillips

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    In case anyone cares, Platinum just released the entire one season show DRACULA: THE SERIES, which originally aired about 1990-91. Best Buy has both volumes (10-11 shows each disc) for $5.99 each.

    The first season of STARHUNTER with Michael Pare was also available, and contains nudity in the first episode so these may be the uncut foreign versions instead of the edited U.S. shows. Also $5.99 each.

    At least one disc of THE RAY BRADBURY THEATER was there also, with 13 shows on it.
     
  2. Jim Beaver

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    Oh man that's so awesome! I loved Dracula: The Series when I was younger. Any more info on this? Gord? Dave? Now if only we could get that other canadian series "The Little Vampire" on DVD as well we'd be in buisness.
     
  3. Gord Lacey

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    I'm expecting a bunch of information to come from Platinum fairly soon, so hopefully we can list the titles they've already released.

    I actually had to fight to get information from them. 2 phone calls and 3 emails, and now they're sending it. The company doesn't even have a website!

    Gord
     
  4. Rick P

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    Really? Best Buy?

    I scoured the online sites and can't find either, but I'll be on both like white on rice! DRACULA makes a 'cute' companion piece to FOREVER KNIGHT.

    anyone know if these are available online anywhere?
     
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    Dracula Vol 1
    List Price: $9.98
    Release Date: October 5, 2004
    Run Time: 243
    Studio: Platinum Disc Corp

    Dracula Vol 2
    List Price: $9.98
    Release Date: October 5, 2004
    Run Time: 217
    Studio: Platinum Disc Corp

    Dracula
    List Price: $19.98
    Release Date: October 5, 2004
    Run Time: 460
    Number of discs: 2
    Studio: Platinum Disc Corp
    (not sure if this is a set or simply both volumes shrinkwrapped together)


    Star Hunter Vol 1
    List Price: $6.99
    Release Date: August 31, 2004
    Run Time: 360
    Studio: Platinum Disc Corp

    Star Hunter Vol 2
    List Price: $6.99
    Release Date: August 31, 2004
    Run Time: 315
    Studio: Platinum Disc Corp
     
  6. David_Blackwell

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    This is disappointing. I don't have a Best Buy in my area and I would love to have both of these shows on DVD.
     
  7. Rick P

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    David..

    if I can snag them tonight, I'll pick you up an extra set.
     
  8. Rick P

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    Very quick overview of these...

    indeed found them at Best Buy (in the 'bargin' rack up front).


    Dracula: The Series

    v1 - 10 episodes
    v2 - 11 episodes

    23 mintue episodes, dual layer discs. This is the entire series.

    Starhunter

    v1 - 8 episodes
    v2 - 7 episodes

    45 minute episodes, dual layer discs

    this is NOT the entire series...

    V.1 -

    1. The Divinity Cluster
    7. Frozen
    5. The Man Who Sold the World
    10. Cell Game
    11. Black Light
    9. Order
    4. Siren's Song
    2. Trust

    V.2 -

    8. Past Lives
    3. Family Values
    6. Peer Pressure
    12. Goodbye, So Long
    13. The Most Wanted Man
    14. Half Dense Players
    15. Dark and Stormy Night

    the numbers are the broadcast order. looks like they went by production order.

    THERE BETTER BE a vol.3 coming.... just enough left to fill another disc..

    16. Super Max
    17. A Twist in Time (part 1)
    18. Eat Sin (part 2)
    19. Bad Girls
    20. Bad Seed (part 1)
    21. Travis (part 2)
    22. Resurrection (part 3)

    I'll comment on PQ tomorrow..

    (sorry David... only one of each, but they're two more BB's in town I'll check this w/e)
     
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    Dracula the series was one of my faves! Gonna have to pick this up!
     
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    I wanted to check out Dracula the series (because Geraint Wyn Davies is in it- Forever Knight fan here) and the Starhunter DVDs look cool too (I wonder if any of these discs would be at Walmart even though I haven't stepped into the local Walmart for months and wouldn't be able to until next week maybe (since it is in a very traffic congested area of town) and I have to scramble for another way for some extra cash since an article I was working on was pushed back), but I'm waiting for Starhunter 2300 (I haven't seen most of season 2 since the local TV station that aired season 1 quit showing SH after episode 3 of season 2). Rick P, if you find any of those DVDs, PM me or email me.

    (P.S. I'll be glad when this week is over due to the Full Moon. This has been one weird week).
     
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    I watched the first STARHUNTER last night. PQ is OK, but compression artifacts were terrible! I wasn't very impressed with the episode, as it was dull as dirt, but for $5.99 I'm not complaining.
     
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    Dracula the Series for $11.98. Ooh, yes please! [​IMG] That will have to be the cheapest I've ever paid for the complete season of a TV show.

    Geraint Wyn Davies was brilliant as Klaus and I'll never forget the episode
    He's only in like 5 episodes but he does make quite the impression. It was this series and the guest ep he did on Highlander that really made me take notice of him when he popped up on Forever Knight.
     
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    David..

    will do, I'll assume you want both Starhunter and Dracula?
     
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    Yes, Rick P.
     
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    I picked up both volumes today. Lucky that I got there when I did as my BB had 5 copies of Volume 1 and only 1 copy of Volume 2. They are being shelved not in TV but in the $5.99 DVD section alphabettically.

    The picture quality (so far, I've only watched about 10 minutes of the pilot) is pretty close to what you'd find in a typical digital cable broadcast. The pictue is a little soft and my only nitpick is that the picture suffers from digital artifacts in scenes with fog, mist, vampire vision, etc. It's not terrible, but for $11.98 for the complete series you won't be hearing me complain. [​IMG]
     
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    I tried looking around for either of them today, and they were nowhere to be seen. I guess you can only find it at Best Buy or order it through Amazon. Rick P, keep looking.
     
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    Picked up Dracula vol.1 and 2 today, first time I ever saw anything about this series. Figured $12 for 21 episodes of vampires for my wife was worth it. [​IMG]
     
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    Is this available in Canada? I don't think it is. I'm been having a devil of a time trying to find Eerie Indiana, Unsolved Mysteries and this. Also I was wondering for the people who did get can you scan some cover art just to see what it looks like?
     

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