DVD Sets You Would Like to See Redone?

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

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All episodes should be properly restored and to include the original 1987 Paramount Television "CGI Mountain" logo after the Ten Four Productions logo.
This show looks like it was edited on digital videotape in postproduction. The dvds leaves in the telecine, which was constantly changing cadence. This suggests these transfers were possibly the same ones used for the original first-run broadcasts back in the day.
 

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In practice, I've found that 1990s era tv shows had the worst of both worlds when it comes to transfers for dvds. (Never mind bluray).

Edited on videotape at ntsc (or pal) resolution.

The telecine isn't always a simple pulldown. So if you want to do an inverse telecine, the algorithm will be constantly guessing what the cadence is. This was especially bad for scifi type shows, where the special effects might have a different cadence and/or is misaligned with the telecine of the filmed scenes.
 
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So lots of scifi shows from the 1990s era (or slightly earlier), would have to be hd restored like Star Trek TNG with all the special effects redone.
 

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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.
Also, the title of the original broadcast was "Ellery Queen." The title "Too Many Suspects" was added when the movie was released into syndication to differentiate it from the series title.* And, for some reason, the Universal logo was silent. This would have been the only chance to hear the 1974-75 Universal logo on the set but it was removed.

*The same was done to the pilot of Universal's "Switch," where it was retitled "Las Vegas Roundabout."
 

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That also happened on the "Operation Petticoat" pilot which was retitled "Life In The Pink" for syndication showings.
 

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The Six Million Dollar Man, Season 1 (1974)

Disc 1:
1.00A - Pilot #1 aka "The Moon and the Desert" (March 7, 1973)
1.00B - Pilot #2 aka "Wine, Women and War" (October 20, 1973)

Disc 2:
1.00C - Pilot #3 aka "The Solid Gold Kidnapping" (November 17, 1973)
1.01 - "Population: Zero" (January 18, 1974)
1.02 - "Survival of the Fittest" (January 25, 1974)

Disc 3:
1.03 - "Operation Firefly" (February 1, 1974)
1.04 - "Day of the Robot" (February 8, 1974)
1.05 - "Little Orphan Airplane" (February 22, 1974)
1.06 - "Doomsday, and Counting" (March 1, 1974)

Disc 4:
1.07 - "Eyewitness to Murder" (March 8, 1974)
1.08 - "The Rescue of Athena One" (March 15, 1974)
1.09 - "Dr. Wells is Missing" (March 29, 1974)
1.10 - "The Last of the Fourth of Julys" (April 5, 1974)

Disc 5:
1.11 - "Burning Bright" (April 12, 1974)
1.12 - "The Coward" (April 19, 1974)
1.13 - "Run, Steve, Run" (April 26, 1974)

I wonder how this disc-by-disc lineup would work?

~Ben
 

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"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.
Yes, I know the history, that's why I said it was unlikely. I'm not so arrogant as to predict the future, though. Never is a long time.
 

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The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour

Segments themselves are just fine, it is just the original opening and closing credits (the latter of which we'd last seen on USA Cartoon Express), and also any bridging segments between commercial breaks, that beg to be found and used. Also nice is if they not only re-arranged the contents in an order that respects picture quality, but also to include the eight episodes from 1977 that were part of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics.

Disc 1

"High Rise Hair-Raiser" / "Everyone Hyde!"
"The Fiesta Host is an Aztec Ghost" / "What Now, Low Brow?"
"The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul" / "The Great Brain... Train Robbery"
"Watt a Shocking Ghost" / "The Day and Night Crawler"

Disc 2
"The Headless Horseman of Halloween" / "The Harbor Robber"
"Scared a Lot in Camelot" / "Sinister Symphony"
"The Harum Scarum Sanitarium" / "Don't Bug Superthug"
"The No-Face Zombie Chase Case" / "Factory Recall"

Disc 3
"Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hoodoo" / "Queen Hornet"
"A Frightened Hound Meets Demons Underground" / "The Wizard of Ooze"
"A Bum Steer for Scooby" / "Tin Kong"
"There's a Demon Shark in the Foggy Dark" / "The Awful Ordeal with the Head of Steel"

Disc 4
"Scooby-Doo, Where's the Crew?" / "The Blue Falcon vs. the Red Vulture"
"The Ghost That Sacked the Quarterback" / "The Injustice League of America"
"The Ghost of the Bad Humor Man" / "The Lighter than Air Raid"
"The Spirits of '76" / "The Prophet Profits"

Disc 5
"Vampires, Bats and Scaredy Cats!" / "Beastwoman (Part 1)"
"The Curse of Viking Lake" / "Beastwoman (Part 2)"
"Hang in There, Scooby-Doo" / "The Glob (Part 1)"
"The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller" / "The Glob (Part 2)"

Disc 6
"The Spooky Case of the Grand Prix Race" / "Madame Ape-Face (Part 1)"
"The Ozark Witch Switch" / "Madame Ape-Face (Part 2)"
"Creepy Cruise" / "Shadowman (Part 1)"
"The Creepy Heap from the Deep" / "Shadowman (Part 2)"

~Ben
 

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Star Trek The Original Series proper blu-ray presentation with the correct mono sound mix, correct first season opening and closing theme music on the episodes that had the electric violin theme, the proper “rising stars” Paramount logo in the 1968 half of the second season, correct original effects editing, sponsor and Network tags and billboards included.

As others have said, correct I Dream of Jeannie prints, theme music and sound effects.

Lost in Space without the pilot version of Penny’s scream plastered on two episodes where it doesn’t belong (the music change is jarring).

V – The series restored from better prints with pre-credits previews/recaps and commercial breaks.

V – Mini series in it’s true aspect ratio and sound mix

Land of the Giants with proper 2nd season opening and closing theme music in the first few episodes. Also correct premature some fade outs on “The Weird World.”

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: sound mix issues and 4th season theme music corrections, also In Color bumpers, network and sponsor tags.

Dallas: replace syndicated prints in some episodes.

Branded / Guns of Will Sonnett: good god, anything is better than the muddy 16mm syndicated prints.

It Takes a Thief: restored from 35mm prints.
 
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