Fox! Start Planning Now for "24" on DVD!!

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  1. Craig S

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    I was talking to a friend about last night's kick-ass episode of the great series "24", and we both agreed we'd plunk down the cash for a "24" DVD set the minute it came off the truck. BTW, my friend doesn't even own a DVD player yet!
    Because of this series' extreme serial nature it is NOT a good fit for the standard strip syndication (excepting a complete run on one of the cable networks like FX, maybe). It is a natural for a nice Fox-style DVD set. I believe you guys would sell a ton of these, not only to current fans but to those who missed it the first time. So hopefully this is in your release plans for 2003 or 2004! [​IMG]
    Anybody else??
     
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    I agree it's a natural for a DVD set, but wonder if I'd be interested enough to sit through it all again.

    I'm watching each episode and am interested to see what happens next, but I think I may not care to sit through something this long again knowing what will happen. Assuming about 46 minutes per show (w/o commercials) x 24 shows = 18.4 hours of material.

    I would like to be seeing the show in widescreen 480p, but our Fox affiliate isn't digital yet (and while I'm HD-ready I don't have a HD tuner yet either.)
     
  3. James Norman

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    I hope they aren't considering this title for 2003 or 2004, but rather for 2002... preferably in June, right after the series ends.

    With the exception of "SOAP" I'm not the kind of guy who would buy a series on tape or DVD, but I know I want a copy of this. My mother is even interested in a full set of this stuff, and she NEVER buys this stuff for herself.

    I think the show is averaging closer to 40 minutes of actual content vs. the normal 46. Easily 3 episodes and maybe 4 could fit on a DVD making this a 6-8 DVD set, which I would gladly pay $60-$90 for.
     
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    I hope this show and Alias hits DVD soon but I wouldn't count on it...because of syndication rights I don't think will see these shows on DVD til the rights are up...I mean look how long it took Buffy and The Simpsons to hit DVD and people are still going to have to wait for The West Wing to hit R1 when it's coming out in R2 next month

    PS. 24 is running on FX monday nights and after the season is up will start all over again
     
  5. John Berggren

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    I wasn't able to keep up with this series in general broadcast, but I'd buy the DVD in a heartbeat.
     
  6. Dave Gorman

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    I'll add my name to the growing list... I haven't been this into a TV show since Twin Peaks. I always have to plan for some time to come down from 24 because I get so involved in it as I watch!
     
  7. James Norman

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    Now that the series has finished its initial run, is it too early to bring this up? I heard a rumor (on a "24" community board) that an August DVD release was in the works for the UK, but it's a new community that I stumbled on and have no way of evaluating the information.
     
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    I also didn't get a chance to catch "24" each week but I'd definitely pick it up on DVD.
     
  9. James Norman

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    According to this article (be warned - the article gives away the ending to the series) http://tv.zap2it.com/news/tvnewsdaily.html?26261 there are no current plans to put out 24 on DVD in the US, but there are for the UK.
    I'm hoping it's not true, but if there is, I'm sure 20th Century Fox Television/Imagine (whom I'm assuming controls the DVD rights) have a reason for it.
     
  10. Peter Staddon

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    James,

    That information is not strictly accurate. You might well be seeing the entire series on DVD sooner than you might expect .. ..

    More than that I cannot say yet.

    Thanks for your interest,

    Peter Staddon
     
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    Thank God for reporting inaccuracy [​IMG]
    Here's hoping you can say soon.
     
  12. James Norman

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    Oh yeah...and thanks for the quick reply.
     
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    This show must be done on DVD. There is great potential for Special Features and I know that everyone I know who missed the series or lost track of it is going to want to see the series from begining to end. With the possible exception of Enterprise, this was the best season finale of the 2001-02 season. I would love the chance to watch the whole thing again before the fall premiere of the second season. Please do one of your Fabulous FX Marathons!
    Also, while we're on FOX, please tell me that Greg the Bunny will be back soon? It's the best thing since The Simpsons! [​IMG]
     
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    Excellent . Thanks for updating us on the situation peter i just saw that article and almost freaked out. 24 is a must own on DVD series

    capt
     
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    Who rocks?
    [rant] Peter Staddon rocks![/rant]
    Thank you [​IMG]. I can't wait to turn over more paycheck.
     
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    THANK GOODNESS!! Thank you very much for the information Peter! 24 is my absolute favorite TV series of all time (yep, you read that right!), and I desperately want a DVD release! I really hope one is done VERY soon!
     
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    Personally I'd rather see more catalog film titles released than TV programs. But then, I guess everything is so demographic & bottom line driven. [​IMG]
     
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    Jeff_HR: Speak for yourself! [​IMG] I'm quite happy for the TV content on DVD. To each their own...
     
  20. Greg_P

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    Bring on "24" season set. I'd buy it in a heartbeat. And Please MORE TV shows !!

    Greg
     

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