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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MatthewA, Mar 5, 2002.
I agree with everything you said!!
I was tempted to start the Columbia House subsciption but held off, in the hope of better quality and season sets from Paramount (purely wishful thinking at this stage, but you never know!) Oh, and animated titles please!!!
Seems I remember Martin Blythe from Paramount commenting just a short while ago that they believed the I LOVE LUCY film material to be in need of restoration and not to look for anything on it from them for a long while.
More from thedigitalbits.com on this subject dated 3/15/02
I wish they would do The Lucy Show before I Love Lucy!
I've heard from two reliable sources that Lucy will be coming to DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment.
Guess that means I should cancel my CH subscription.
I got the very first disc of "I Love Lucy" from Columbia House, took one look at it and cancelled my subscription. They're using old video masters. Granted, they've cleaned them up but there are problems with contrast, fuzzy, shakey, dirty opticals, tinny and muffled sound and strange video artifacting (possible video conversion problems). I'm not forking out $30 per disc for that kind of quality. This is pure price gouging by CH. Perhaps the rumors that Paramount will release the series are true. If so, I'll probably buy the series if the quality is better and believe me, it wouldn't take much.
I'll say only this....
Hold off joining Columbia House's "I Love
Like Jerry Seinfeld confessed, "I've never seen one episode of I Love Lucy".
But if Paramount release a season boxset, I pledge to buy it as a signal to other companies to release old shows on DVD in season sets.
Looks like Ron's got some of that info we'd kill for as usual, whaddya say guys?
Very exciting. I'm glad I never invested in VHS collections.
I am so glad I won't have to join that Columbia House clubto get these.
I too would be willing(actually prefer) to buy them in season by season box sets.
PLEASE tell us more, Ron! Don't make me beg!!
I heard July is when they will be released.
To Lee who posted about Martin's statements that it would be some time due to the condition of the elements...
Paramount also said that less than a year ago that they had no plans at the time to release Star Trek:TNG anytime soon as well...what do we have coming...the entire series run coming out starting this summer...with extra features, 5.1 sound...
It could be that this was planned for some time, or it could be that the elements weren't near as bad as they thought. All I know is that I am happy that it is coming and hopefully in season boxes. If any series was worthy of that treatment it would be I LOVE LUCY.
I can tell you that I know for a fact from my video post-production job that Paramount is releasing I Love Lucy chronologically on VHS, starting with the unaired pilot. At least Vols. 1-4 are in the bag, with 4 episodes a piece, all chronological. So, I would assume these will also be released on DVD, though whether in a season box or not, I couldn't say. If I get any more info I will post it here, but until I actually see the Paramount discs for myself, I'm not cancelling my Columbia House subscription, as I've been very happy with it.
I can only tell you guys not to but the
Columbia House DVDs and you won't have to wait
too much longer to find out why.
Okay Ron, I cancelled my CH subscription!
I know you can't give out too much pre release information from your sacred sources... and we (at least I) appreciate that fact. If my memory serves me correctely though, Paramount was only going to release The Best Of type box set of "I Love Lucy"?
Should we even entertain the thought of cancelling our "every episode" Columbia House subscriptions if the collector is looking for every episode?
Hate to cancel only to find out I shouldn't have.
I am assuming that if we are being told to not do the CH thing, we are getting better than a few "best of" collections.