Someone at the other forum says that one streaming episode (The Big Bank Robbery) doesn't even have all the audio tracks, with the music and sound effects absent.
After years of hoping for this release, I sure hope they don't screw it up.
They only tend to fix things when they are notified about them. So make sure your voice is heard.Have other catalog shows come to streaming before hitting Blu-ray, and the BD reflects streaming changes? Honest question. I'm not feeling as concerned but wouldn't want to ignore the possibility. I just remember folks being concerned about things like syndicated episodes or other edits because perhaps that's what was rerun for years prior to a DVD release. But studio product has very often gotten these things right, and Flintstones is a major release. The cold opens, for example, feel to me like HBO Max chopping off what many people would want to skip if they had the "skip credits" button they haven't added yet but almost certainly will.
I'm thinking the history, by and large, is on our side.
And it's possible that's what's happening. I read this today on digitalbits:I'd feel a lot better about it if it were coming from Warner Archives instead of Warner Home Video.
The Warner Archive Collection also confirmed that Tex Avery Screwball Classics: Volume 2 is on the way to Blu-ray, as is The Flintstones: The Complete Series (sometime this fall). They’re also working on Superman: The Animated Series, but details on that are still TBA.
It’s just a poorly written sentence. The pre-order is up from WHV already and there’s international releases. They literally said at Comic-con that they weren’t working on it.
The Flintstones mostly used teasers rather than cold opens. On the DVDs I always skip the teasers (I've never liked teaser opens). Even so, I'd want them on the BR because that's how they originally aired. I'd also want a chapter stop right after the teaser *and* another right after the open as sometimes I want to skip both.
As far as "studio product has very often gotten these things right" I beg to disagree although I can't think of a single release from WHV that was edited or had syndicated versions. They do get it right most of the time. In spite of that, Warner Home Video is the studio who gave us WS modification on S1 of Kung Fu (even rereleased it without getting it right).
Well, what is "current society?" Is it what's being portrayed and pushed in mainstream media, or is it how our own lives are in our own communities? For me, these are two very different things.
The syndicated episodes I watched growing up (in the 1970s) had the same third-season closing credits tacked on to the end of every first- and second-season episode. I remember thinking, "Wow, every episode was written by Warren Foster."
Later of course I found out that the familiar "Meet The Flintstones" theme didn't originally debut until the third season, and the syndicated credits were changed to include it.
The DVD release restored the original closing credits -- but they're all taken from the same episode. Thus, the writing credits are still wrong.
Probably no chance the Blu-ray will rectify this? (and shouldn't the Writers Guild have a problem with this anyway?)
Well, if the original series you originally watched was the original 1960-66 "The Flintstones," then this is the set for you.
I'm wanting a set of the 1960-1966 series that features the show as it originally ran. There should be people who would know how to put this together correctly - if Warner's will consult them.
MeTv among others has been censoring tv shows.
For example, from that article: An episode of “The Monkees” was cut for Asian stereotypes and slurs.
Yes. The WA BR for Jonny Quest is excellent and restores the un-PC material.While that might put the Flintstones "Prowler" episode in jeopardy, Warner isn't MeTV--
Most of their disk content tends to be uncut, as long as they put their One Disclaimer Screen on the beginning.
(Well, there was that sudden silent moment for Race Bannon on the "Jonny Quest" DVD's, has it been corrected for the WA Blu?)
Conventional wisdom has it that there's not really much to censor in The Flintstones, except for...yes, THAT ad, and they're probably not including the in-series commercials.