Here we come...Monkees Season 1 DVD Box Set

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  1. Thomas Hart

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    I haven't seen this listed anywhere, but in the latest issue of Previews it lists:
    THE MONKEES SEASON 1 BOX SET-
    From Rhino Home Video! This DVD Set collects all 32 episodes, fully restored from the original 35mm prints, for the Emmy Award-winning first season of The Monkees, the 60's television series featuring the zany antics of the infamous pop/rock band whose fame ballooned with their world-wide breakout in 1965! Join Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Davy Jones in this time-tripping tour through their madcap adventures and music videos. Scheduled to ship in January 2003......$79.95
    Sounds good to me! [​IMG]
     
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    I can't wait! I'm glad I held off on the best-of discs.
     
  3. Neil White

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    Now I'm a Believer!

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  4. John_Berger

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    My Papa Genes Blues are getting happier! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    A must-must-must have. I'm beyond ready. My question is will it have the musical sequences for later singles that replaced the originals in the reruns as bonus material?
     
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    Cool. I haven't seen this show since the late 80's/early 90's when Nick At Night showed the episodes. Another TV show to purchase on DVD.
     
  7. John_Berger

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    Just to bring this thread back, has anyone heard anything about these? I couldn't find anything on Rhino's web site about this.
     
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    Maggie McManus of Monkee Business Fanzine posted this to alt.music.monkees: "...Rhino's video department does not have a confirmed date, but they offered me a *tentative* date of April 22, which could change to a later date still between now and then. Because the release date is so far off, they have little in the way of details on the "extras" for us. It'll be 6 discs priced at $89.95, and some "guests" have already recorded commentary tracks for certain episodes. The Season 2 box is expected sometime between August and November."
     
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    I have the massive vhs boxed set...and ready to upgrade!!!!!!!
     
  10. Steve_Knutzen

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    According to TVShowsOnDVD in the news section,
     
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    Oh, well. That's okay. With Deep Space Nine and the next M*A*S*H season coming out soon, I don't want to buy too many boxed sets so close together or else my wife would have a fit. [​IMG]
     
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    I hope that Rhino has revamped the sound to 5.1 stereo!
     
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    The Digital Bits has a May 13th date for this now.
     
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    In looking up THE MONKEES TV SERIES, I'm quite surprised to find that there doesn't seem to be anything relating to the more recent Reissued/Repackaged versions. Indeed, some Monkees TV threads (Such as this one!) just appear to have stalled midstream!


    Anyway, it was in reading about the recently Shout! Factory Reissue of the WKRP IN CINCINNATI series set, and the discussion regarding licensing issues involving the music, that inspired me to try and look up information regarding the replacement of a number of Monkees songs in the show's initial Saturday Morning and subsequent syndicated runs. I do recall having read about this online about a decade ago, and as I have both seasons of THE MONKEES, I would be interested in knowing whether all of the songs from both seasons are from its original 1966-1968 broadcast run, or if, in some cases, alternate redubs from later syndicated runs were utilized.


    Any information about this, and other relevant details about THE MONKEES Series would be greatly appreciated!


    CHEERS! :)


    Tony "Attempting To Revive A Long Extinct 'Monkees' Thread" Bensley*


    * My apologies to Gary "Quotations Specialist" O! They just seemed appropriate here!
     
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    Probably because, being Eagle Rock, no one was aware the repackaged versions existed, or that they were still available.


    So, since they're not upcoming and not OOP, that doesn't leave much to discuss.
     
  17. Tony Bensley

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    Just looking at some of the Amazon Reviews, it does appear as though all of the songs appear as they did during THE MONKEES' original run. Some reviewers actually complained about the fact that this means hearing seemingly endless replays of "Last Train To Clarksville" and "I'm A Believer," rather than some of the songs from their later Albums, which had more representation in the Show's various syndicated runs. While it is my opinion that sticking as close to the Original Broadcast Versions as possible is always the ideal, I can also see their point. Heck, I first saw most of these episodes during their Mid 1970's syndication, along with a few in their previous Saturday Morning time slot. Therefore, I assume that I must have heard some of the replaced Monkees Tracks, though I couldn't say which ones and where from memory nearly 40 years after the fact!


    It also seems to me that the controversial packaging from the previous DVD issue may have diverted attention away from further potential discussion of some of the show's more technical aspects, and any regarding song selection discussion. Just an observation.


    CHEERS!
     
  18. Tony Bensley

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    In regards to the packaging of the Reissued Season 1 and Season 2 DVD Sets of THE MONKEES, here are my opinions of their Pros and Cons:


    Pros:


    1. Much more compact than the previous Record Player Season 1 and Season 2 Sets.

    2. The discs don't have to be pulled out of individual Cardboard Sleeves.


    Cons:


    1. Foldout Style Packaging such as what is used for both Seasons really begs for a proper, outside Protective Cardboard Cover Case!

    2. Each Season features several DVDs that overlap each other in pairs, which wouldn't be so bad if there were also an Outside Protective Cardboard Cover Case to prevent the Foldout Style Packaging from flying open!


    Overall:


    Even without having ever owned the Record Player Style DVD Sets, it is my opinion that the Revised Packaging wins, though in my opinion, the lack of outer casing was a pretty massive faux pas on Eagle Rock's part! I mean, come on, that should have been a no brainer! A separate Booklet for the Episode Listing (As opposed to being completely concealed behind the DVDs!) would have also been helpful.


    Note That The Folded Packaging Is For The 6 DVD Season 1 Set of THE MONKEES:

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    Did you know?


    THE MONKEES Reissued Season 2 mistakenly indicates ALL "25" ORIGINAL EPISODES, on the Front Cover and the Back Cover Liner Notes! The correct number of Season 2 Episodes is, in fact, 26, and they are all included.


    I suspect that somebody just assumed each of the 5 DVDs had 5 Episodes and multiplied accordingly. WHOOPS!


    CHEERS! :)
     

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