DVD Sets You Would Like to See Redone?

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I’d love to see a reissue/remaster of Frasier- I think the DVDs are less than stellar. A BluRay with the video cleaned up is high on my wish list.
 

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If they can do that, then it's way past time to bring Cheers onto Blu-ray as well.
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.

Without special features, each disc would contain seven or eight episodes.

For example: the Season 1 DVD set would be like this, less special features:
Disc 1:
1.01 - "Give Me a Ring Sometime" (9/30/82)
1.02 - "Sam's Women" (10/7/82)
1.03 - "The Tortelli Tort" (10/14/82)
1.04 - "Sam at Eleven" (10/21/82)
1.05 - "Coach's Daughter" (10/28/82)
1.06 - "Any Friend of Diane's" (11/4/82)
1.07 - "Friends, Romans, Accountants" (11/11/82)
1.08 - "Truce or Consequences" (11/18/82)

Disc 2:
1.09 - "Coach Returns to Action" (11/25/82)
1.10 - "Endless Slumper" (12/2/82)
1.11 - "One for the Book" (12/9/82)
1.12 - "The Spy Who Came In for a Cold One" (12/16/82)
1.13 - "Now Pitching, Sam Malone" (1/6/83)
1.14 - "Let Me Count the Ways" (1/13/83)
1.15 - "Father Knows Last" (1/20/83)

Disc 3:
1.16 - "The Boys in the Bar" (1/27/83)
1.17 - "Diane's Perfect Date" (2/10/83)
1.18 - "No Contest" (2/17/83)
1.19 - "Pick a Con... Any Con" (2/24/83)
1.20 - "Someone Single, Someone Blue" (3/3/83)
1.21 - "Showdown (Part 1)" (3/24/83)
1.22 - "Showdown (Part 2)" (3/31/83)

These were the original Paramount TV logos used on the series for the first five seasons:

(the taller peak logo is the most uncommon)

~Ben
 
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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)

DISC 1

1.00 - "Pilot" (90 mins) (3/27/74)
1.01 - "The Kirkoff Case" (9/13/74)
1.02 - "The Dark and Bloody Ground" (9/20/74)

DISC 2
1.03 - "The Countess" (9/27/74)
1.04 - "Exit Prentiss Carr" (10/4/74)
1.05 - "Tall Woman in Red Wagon" (10/11/74)

DISC 3
1.06 - "This Case is Closed" (90 mins) (10/18/74)
1.07 - "The Big Ripoff" (10/25/74)
1.08 - "Find Me If You Can" (11/1/74)

DISC 4
1.09 - "In Pursuit of Carol Thorne" (11/8/74)
1.10 - "The Dexter Crisis" (11/15/74)
1.11 - "Caledonia -- It's Worth a Fortune" (12/6/74)
1.12 - "Profit and Loss (Part 1)" (12/20/74)

DISC 5
1.13 - "Profit and Loss (Part 2)" (12/27/74)
1.14 - "Aura Lee, Farewell" (1/3/75)
1.15 - "Sleight of Hand" (1/17/75)
1.16 - "Counter Gambit" (1/24/75)

DISC 6
1.17 - "Claire" (1/31/75)
1.18 - "Say Goodbye to Jennifer" (2/7/75)
1.19 - "Charlie Harris at Large" (2/14/75)

DISC 7
1.20 - "The Four Pound Brick" (2/21/75)
1.21 - "Just by Accident" (2/28/75)
1.22 - "Roundabout" (3/7/75)

Season 5 (1978-1979)

DISC 1

5.01 - "Heartaches of a Fool" (9/22/78)
5.02 - "Rosendahl and Gilda Stern Are Dead" (9/29/78)
5.03 - "The Jersey Bounce" (10/6/78)
5.04 - "White on White and Nearly Perfect" (10/20/78)

DISC 2
5.05 - "Kill the Messenger" (10/27/78)
5.06 - "The Empty Frame" (11/3/78)
5.07 - "A Three-Day Affair with a Thirty-Day Escrow" (11/10/78)
5.08 - "A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights" (11/17/78)

DISC 3
5.09 - "Black Mirror" (120 mins) (11/24/78)
5.10 - "A Fast Count" (12/1/78)
5.11 - "Local Man Eaten by Newspaper" (12/8/78)

DISC 4
5.12 - "If the French Heel is Back, Can the Nehru Jacket Be Far Behind?" (1/5/79)
5.13 - "The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar" (1/12/79)
5.14 - "Guilt" (1/19/79)
5.15 - "The Deuce" (1/26/79)

DISC 5
5.16 - "The Man Who Saw the Alligators" (90 mins) (2/10/79)
5.17 - "The Return of the Black Shadow" (2/17/79)
5.18 - "A Material Difference" (2/24/79)

DISC 6
5.19 - "Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man's Job" (120 mins) (3/3/79)
5.20 - "A Different Drummer" (4/13/79)

~Ben
 

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Here's how I would have redone the first go on The Streets of San Francisco from the two-volume, eight-disc season that it was released as:

Disc 1:
"Pilot"
"The Thirty-Year Pin"
"The First Day of Forever"
(first disc would also retain Pilot Presentation and Army Archerd interview)

Disc 2:
"45 Minutes From Home"
"Whose Little Boy Are You?"
"Tower Beyond Tragedy"
"Hall of Mirrors"

Disc 3:
"Timelock"
"In The Midst of Strangers"
"The Takers"
"The Year of the Locusts"

Disc 4:
"The Bullet"
"Bitter Wine"
"A Trout in the Milk"
"Deathwatch"

Disc 5:
"Act of Duty"
"The Set-up"
"A Collection of Eagles"
"A Room With a View"

Disc 6:
"Deadline"
"Trail of the Serpent"
"The House on Hyde Street"
"Beyond Vengeance"

Disc 7 (final disc):
"The Albatross"
"Shattered Image"
"The Unicorn"
"Legion of the Lost"
 
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I would prefer to see previously unreleased shows made available before re-releases. Any re-releases I would like to see are those series that can be released on blu-ray effectively i.e. Land of the Giants this time around.
 

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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.
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.

DISC 1:
PILOT - The Andy Griffith Show episode 4x32, "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." (5/18/64)
1x01 - "Gomer Overcomes the Obstacle Course" (9/25/64)
1x02 - "Guest in the Barracks" (10/2/64)
1x03 - "Private Ralph Skunk" (10/9/64)
1x04 - "Captain Ironpants" (10/16/64)
1x05 - "Gomer Learns a Bully" (10/23/64)
1x06 - "Pay Day" (10/30/64)

DISC 2:
1x07 - "Nobody Loves a Sergeant" (11/6/64)
1x08 - "Gomer and the Dragon Lady" (11/13/64)
1x09 - "Survival of the Fattest" (11/20/64)
1x10 - "A Date for the Colonel's Daughter" (11/27/64)
1x11 - "They Shall Not Pass" (12/4/64)
1x12 - "Sergeant Carter, Marine Babysitter" (12/11/64)

DISC 3:
1x13 - "The Case of the Marine Bandit" (12/18/64)
1x14 - "Sergeant of the Week" (12/25/64)
1x15 - "Grandpa Pyle's Good Luck Charm" (1/1/65)
1x16 - "Dance, Marine, Dance" (1/8/65)
1x17 - "Sergeant Carter's Farewell to His Troops" (1/15/65)
1x18 - "The Feudin' Pyles" (1/22/65)

DISC 4:
1x19 - "Love Letters to the Sarge" (1/29/65)
1x20 - "Sergeant Carter Gets a 'Dear John' Letter" (2/5/65)
1x21 - "Daughter of the Sarge" (2/12/65)
1x22 - "Officer Candidate Gomer Pyle" (2/19/65)
1x23 - "Old Man Carter" (2/26/65)
1x24 - "Gomer Makes the Honor Guard" (3/5/65)

DISC 5:
1x25 - "My Buddy - War Hero" (3/12/65)
1x26 - "Double Date with the Sarge" (3/19/65)
1x27 - "The Jet Set" (3/26/65)
1x28 - "Sergeant of the Guard" (4/2/65)
1x29 - "Gomer Dates a Movie Star" (4/9/65)
1x30 - "Gomer the M.P." (4/16/65)

~Ben
 
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This is a great set and considering the original production dates of these films I have no real complaints about the audio/video quality, although I do suspect there is likely room for improvement.

The packing on the other hand is simply horrible. Anyone familiar with these films knows they tend to follow a certain order. In this case, the better films are located underneath the others and to get at them you have to carefully pry them out, hoping you don't snap the disc in half in the process.

Shame on Paramount for not doing a better job with this iconic release.

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They’ve been repackaging those ten movie discs in different designs for over a decade now! Looks like they’ve dropped the bonus discs. I hate that pirates have been putting that bonus content on YouTube illegally - all that does is discourage studios from producing more since they know people will steal it rather than pay for it. People who do that are directly responsible for some of the decline of our mutual hobby.

The raw scans used aren’t terrible though they’re not from original negative, but they went a bit overboard on the DNR. Still the best they’ve ever looked at home, but I’d prefer something a little more film like. The original two disc DVD supplements were pretty good and most of those carried over. It’s not state of the art but it’s far from a tragedy. I’ll be pleasantly surprised if they get a remaster but if the ‘09, ‘13 and ‘16 films didn’t trigger one, if the 50th anniversary didn’t trigger one, if the launch of Discovery didn’t trigger one, if the launch of Picard didn’t trigger one, I can’t imagine what’s left that would.
 

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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.
 
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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.
I suspect that ship has sailed already, and is not likely to happen at this stage.

They didn't do any remasters for the seasons 4 and 5 sets, when the complete series dvd set was released. It appears they just used the same discs from the previous releases.

Though with that being said, the only scenario I can think of offhand where they might use the newer hd transfers, would be if a bluray complete series is ever released. (Possible candidates would be Mill Creek, Shout Factory, or Universal themselves).
 

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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)

DISC 1

1.00 - "Pilot" (90 mins) (3/27/74)

~Ben
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.
 

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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:

Disc 4:
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)

Disc 7:
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)

~Ben
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."
 
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Yes, about Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie... breakdowns of original season openings:

BEWITCHED

S7 (1970-1971): same as S6, except with announcer saying "Bewitched: starring Elizabeth Montgomery"

~Ben
The announcer said "Bewitched: starring Elizabeth Montgomery" even though the credits had the name before the title?
The only announcement I recall is what the credits read: "Elizabeth Montgomery in Bewitched" and I remember two different voices (in different episodes) although only one voice is heard in reruns. And there was no announcement on season 6?
 
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The Immortal (1970-1971)

Disc 1:
Pilot: "The Immortals" (September 30, 1969) (90 minutes)
1x01: "Sylvia" (September 24, 1970)
1x02: "White Elephants Don't Grow on Trees" (October 1, 1970)

Disc 2:
1x03: "Reflections on a Lost Tomorrow" (October 8, 1970)
1x04: "The Legacy" (October 15, 1970)
1x05: "The Rainbow Butcher" (October 22, 1970)
1x06: "Man on a Punched Card" (October 29, 1970)

Disc 3:
1x07: "White Horse, Steel Horse" (November 5, 1970)
1x08: "The Queen's Gambit" (November 12, 1970)
1x09: "By Gift of Chance" (November 19, 1970)

Disc 4:
1x10: "Dead Man, Dead Man" (December 3, 1970)
1x11: "Paradise Bay" (December 10, 1970)
1x12: "The Return" (December 17, 1970)

Disc 5:
1x13: "To the Gods Alone" (December 31, 1970)
1x14: "Sanctuary" (January 7, 1971)
1x15: "My Brother's Keeper" (January 14, 1971)

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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."
"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.

Redoing the S2-4 titles so it says "Dan Williams" as it was originally would be nice. It's strange how a lot of TV on DVD releases don't have their correct title credits because a "one year fits all" approach was used for a number of them (The Dick York "Bewitched" episodes etc.)
 

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"Ellery Queen" could use a redo because the pilot movie was botched by playing the Mystery Movie theme over the opening credits instead of Elmer Bernstein's title music.

"McCloud" only had a S1-2 release but S1 was just the 90 minute mashed episodes whereas Australia R4 got the original 60 minute versionsl
 

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War of the Worlds (1988): The Complete First Season

Disc 1:
Pilot: "The Resurrection: (October 7, 1988)
1x01: "The Walls of Jericho" (October 10, 1988)
1x02: "Thy Kingdom Come" (October 17, 1988)

Disc 2:
1x03: "A Multitude of Idols" (October 24, 1988)
1x04: "An Eye for an Eye" (October 31, 1988)
1x05: "The Second Seal" (November 7, 1988)
1x06: "Goliath Is My Name" (November 14, 1988)

Disc 3:
1x07: "To Heal the Leper" (November 21, 1988)
1x08: "The Good Samaritan" (December 26, 1988)
1x09: "Epiphany" (January 2, 1989)
1x10: "Among the Philistines" (January 9, 1989)

Disc 4:
1x11: "Choirs of Angels" (January 16, 1989)
1x12: "Dust to Dust" (January 23, 1989)
1x13: "He Feedeth Among the Lilies" (January 30, 1989)
1x14: "The Prodigal Son" (February 6, 1989)

Disc 5:
1x15: "The Meek Shall Inherit" (February 13, 1989)
1x16: "Unto Us a Child is Born" (February 20, 1989)
1x17: "The Last Supper" (March 6, 1989)
1x18: "Vengeance is Mine" (April 17, 1989)

Disc 6:
1x19: "My Soul to Keep" (April 24, 1989)
1x20: "So Shall Ye Reap" (May 1, 1989)
1x21: "The Raising of Lazarus" (May 8, 1989)
1x22: "The Angel of Death" (May 15, 1989)

All episodes should be properly restored and to include the original 1987 Paramount Television "CGI Mountain" logo after the Ten Four Productions logo.

~Ben
 

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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.
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).


(On a tangent).

Does anyone know what the story is behind all the complaints about the picture quality of various episodes on the Cheers dvds for season 7 and beyond?

Tons of complaints about some episodes looking just as bad as "vhs quality" or worse.
 
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