Might be a tall order: seasons 1-4 were filmed and edited on film (aside from a few S1 episodes which were, as an experiment, edited on tape), and seasons 5-11 were filmed but edited on tape.If they can do that, then it's way past time to bring Cheers onto Blu-ray as well.
Yes, and if not already included, I would prefer season 1 to have the pilot episode that was actually the season 4 finale of The Andy Griffith Show.I'd be in for a complete series DVD re-release of Gomer Pyle USMC with all episodes uncut to include all scenes containing music.
I'd also be in for a complete series DVD re-release of Barnaby Jones, the current existing set from VEI is a mess with so many edited for syndication versions of the episodes. Someone really dropped the ball with this series when it was being prepped for DVD. The complete series DVD of Cannon has the uncut episodes, why not Barnaby Jones?
These are the two shows I'd most like to see get done properly and be reissued on DVD, if I think of more I'll post again.
Regarding shows that have been released on flipper discs, while I'm not fond of flipper discs the ones I have aren't giving me problems. Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, Time Tunnel, The White Shadow, Addams Family, Gilligan's Island, I have all of these on flipper discs and they play fine.
I suspect that ship has sailed already, and is not likely to happen at this stage.The DVD's of Emergency! seasons 4 and 5 would also need re-done because the quality on those seasons is poor. The episodes are complete/uncut but are not remastered and they utilize the opening credit sequence from season 6. Season 3 also has a few episodes like this but most of them are correct.
With the original version of the pilot not the redo which was released on VHS, with some music removed, some replaced and commercial breaks (I.e., the space between the acts) removed.How many of you wish The Rockford Files would be re-done for Blu-Ray?
Here's some of my concerns as to what should be redistributed, with respect to original running time.
Season 1 (1974-1975)
1.00 - "Pilot" (90 mins) (3/27/74)
Including the banned episode is unlikely but they could redo the opening credits so it reads "James MacArthur as Dan Williams" not "Danny" and put the correct theme music on "Kiss the Queen Goodbye."But at least one show's DVD set should be re-done to include a banned episode: Hawaii Five-O (1968 TV series). For the season 2 DVD box set, the episode "Bored, She Hung Herself" should be reinstated, and before the opening credits a warning should be placed.
The new contents for season 2 should be:
13. "The Joker's Wild, Man, Wild!" (December 17, 1969)
14. "Which Way Did They Go?" (December 24, 1969)
15. "Blind Tiger" (December 31, 1969)
16. "Bored, She Hung Herself" (January 7, 1970)
23. "Three Dead Cows at Makapuu (Part 1)" (February 25, 1970)
24. "Three Dead Cows at Makapuu (Part 2)" (March 4, 1970)
25. "Kiss the Queen Goodbye" (March 11, 1970)
The announcer said "Bewitched: starring Elizabeth Montgomery" even though the credits had the name before the title?Yes, about Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie... breakdowns of original season openings:
S7 (1970-1971): same as S6, except with announcer saying "Bewitched: starring Elizabeth Montgomery"
"Bored" will never be released. I think the legal settlement regarding it has a clause that it can never be shown again or publicly released. No way to get around it. The only thing I can say having seen one of those boots that projected a film copy on a wall is that it is a terrible episode with a misleading title, a director who despite his impressive resume (John Newland) didn't get how the show worked and it has a bizarre ending as well.Including the banned episode is unlikely but they could redo the opening credits so it reads "James MacArthur as Dan Williams" not "Danny" and put the correct theme music on "Kiss the Queen Goodbye."
The Cheers season 5 and 6 dvds looked decent enough. Though I suspected it might not have been a modern hd transfer. (I don't know much details beyond a visual inspection).Might be a tall order: seasons 1-4 were filmed and edited on film (aside from a few S1 episodes which were, as an experiment, edited on tape), and seasons 5-11 were filmed but edited on tape.