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Fantastic Journey

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by younger1968, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Jack P

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    Why Sony didn't do this as an on-demand release like they did with "Ghost Story" and "Born Free" I'll never know.

    Not splurging for an R4 to replace a boot.
     
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    That is excellent news indeed, Andy! I hope it will be available through Amazon AU?
    JB
     
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    It's showing up on there already. I'm sure JB Hi-Fi and EzyDVD will probably have it, too, for us importers.
     
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    I recorded them a couple of years ago when GET-TV ran them all on 2 successive Sunday overnights, all complete and uncut. I believe that Logan's Run had the same producer which accounts for the similarity in the shows. Another similar show, which I recorded when it aired on CBS was Otherworld.
     
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    EDIT: I just found out on Roobarb's Forum that someone there has contacted Madman and that the runtime listed on the boxart is wrong. Total runtime is 508 minutes, so all the episodes should be full broadcast length (including the 73-minute pilot).

    One of the two people who contacted the company have said that all episodes (except the pilot) will include their original pre-credits teasers.
     
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    So, it won't play on region 1 players?

    --james
     
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    Unfortunately EzyDVD and Amazon AU won't ship to the UK where I am sadly! :(
    JB
     
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    You could order from Madman directly....

    Will JB Hi-Fi still ship to the UK? Alternatively, there's MightApe (in New Zealand).
     
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    nobody knows for sure if it'll be region-coded, but it will be in PAL rather than NTSC, so you'd have to be able to handle PAL discs even if region codes aren't an issue.
     
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    I've sent Madman a message but no reply as of this morning! Thanks for that though, Andy!
    JB
     
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    while most of Irwin Allen's TV shows had no proper resolution The Time Tunnel concluding story 'Town of Terror' does end with Tony and Doug appearing to return to the Titanic as in the pilot episode creating the impression of a recurring cycle...

    likewise with 'Land of The Giants' if you swap around the final two episodes running order - 'Graveyard of Fools' is a general episode that can go second to last....and move the penultimate story; 'Wild Journey' (guest star Bruce Dern) up to final episode this is a Time travel based tale including footage of 'The Crash' pilot episode and can stand as another odd 'Twilight Zone' style recurring circle thing as the loss of the Spindrift craft is repeated...

    I tend to take 'The Flaming Planet' (season three) as final episode of 'Lost in Space' as all the cast feature and it ends with all heading off into space aboard the Jupiter 2 presumably bound for Alpha Centauri...

    while re the western show 'Alias Smith and Jones' the latter third season episode; 'The Day The Amnesty Came Through' makes the best series conclusion - where the pair get ANOTHER year to 'stay out of trouble' etc...and repeat their lines from the pilot TV Movie about 'that's a good deal ?" etc

    this makes a more fitting ending for a show minus any proper conclusion - the actual last episode 'Only Three To A Bed' again is a general tale that can go in anywhere in season three

    I'm still praying for a DVD release of at least SOME restored episodes of 'The Name of The Game' (those COZI TV screened a while back ?) ....but can't see it somehow !!
     
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    The Night of The Marionettes was the last episode of Land of The Giants to be made rather than the Bruce Dern show, Pathfinder! But I know what you're getting at but it doesn't bother me much as I always watch a series in a different order every time if I can! It livens up my interest!
    JB
     
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    Concluding episodes of series were virtually non-existent prior to the 80s. It was thought that ending the premise of a show would hurt it in syndication. Quinn Martin was reluctant to shoot a final episode for The Fugitive for that reason but did relent, which was why it aired in August at the end of the rerun cycle and also why it was hastily thrown together and had many incongruities with the the back story of the series.
     
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    I think that's overanalyzing it. All they were doing was previewing the first episode to be repeated after getting through the entire season's worth of episodes.
     

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