Future Criterion TV-DVD Releases?

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  1. Amy Mormino

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    Now that it has been announced that the cable series Tanner '88 is being released by Criterion (see TVShowsonDVD for more info), there could be some potential for future TV on DVD releases by this elite DVD company. This could be a great chance for some past critically acclaimed, but perhaps non-mass market shows to get releases. Which TV DVDs do you think Criterion should release?

    Here are some that I think could fit:
    Hill Street Blues
    St. Elsewhere
    Frank's Place
    The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.(Hey,
    Criterion makes some weird choices sometimes)
    Twin Peaks Season 2
     
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    Problem is, none of the above are exactly what you would call obscure. What I mean by this is that I cannot see studios being willing to lease the rights to these shows.

    Also, if Fox etc dont believe they could make sufficient sales of shows like Hill St Blues for less than $60-80 per set, what sort of price would Criterion charge?

    Whilst it would be nice for there to be a US version of "Network" I just dont see it happening.
     
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    Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends would be a cool and obscure choice, but I guess we'll never see more of it on dvd than what's on the "best of dvds" released in the UK.....
     
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    If i remember correctly HSB and ST Elsewhere were big hits that both good runs; not exactly obscure and non-mass market.
     
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    Why would they have to be obscure shows? Because of licensing issues or something?

    Here's some great obscure shows:

    John Ridley and Sofia Coppola's "Platinum"
    Ken Finkleman's "Foreign Objects"
     
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    I want many but if one more than any belongs as a Criterion release it is:
    [c]Johnny Staccato[/c]
     
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    I definitely think Brisco fits the Criterion criteria. [​IMG] Bring it on!
     
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    i thought i was going to read a thread about actual planned criterion tv-dvd releases, you may want to try using question marks in your thread titles.

    CJ
     
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    I think Profit would be an excellent fit.
     
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    I second that.
     
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    I think with Criterion the only TV-on-DVD release we are likely to get are shows like Tanner or Fishing With John (the other Criterion DVD release, according to TVSHowsOnDVD). Short lived shows that you can fit onto a couple of discs. That way, it fits in nicely with the rest of the range, and there's no issue about ongoing release (as you would have with some of the titles mentioned in this thread).
     
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    Max Headroom would be a good fit... and it would fit on four discs. (Ahh... I like dreaming...)
     
  13. Amy Mormino

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    Sorry about the lack of a question mark on the title tag. I had it corrected.
     
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    Well, I think that The Edge would be a great canidate. The Edge is an obscure 1 season sketch comedy show from 1992 which in underrated cause no too many people remember this show.
     

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