Is anyone else interested in seeing THE WALTONS on DVD?

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  1. Jeff Ulmer

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    With Little House coming out, and seemingly more family oriented TV, is anyone interested in seeing season sets of The Waltons? The time compressed versions running on TNN are completely unwatchable, so I'm hoping a nice restored version can hit DVD in the not too distant future. Although the later years weren't as good IMO, the early ones presented fine family entertainment that I would love to revisit.

    Goodnight Mary Ellen.
     
  2. Phil Dally

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    Spencers Mountain is due out in a month or so. I imagine if the sales for that is good, they may bring out the Waltons.
     
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    Perfect, I can give this set to my mom for a Mother's day gift, and it will help to convert her and the rest of my family to DVD.
     
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    Excellent, Warner. Just excellent. [​IMG]
     
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    By the way, I apologize for the typo on John-Boy's name. I musta been tired or something. Sorry 'bout that!
     
  7. Jeff Ulmer

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    This is great news. After being extremely disappointed by The Homecoming, I'm glad the REAL Waltons will soon be available.

    Goodnight Grandpa.
     
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    Goodnight, Cindy... er, Jeff!
     
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    No mention of aspect ratio...
     
  10. David Lambert

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    Yes, Matthew...I noticed that too. The Warner information lacked that info, so I didn't want to assume anything in my newspost.
     
  11. Josh Simpson

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    I like Little House, but no, I'm not interested in the Waltons. I can see the appeal though, so I'm happy for those that want it.
     
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    Yeah which movie were you watching and the Homecoming is the original cast. Patricia O'neal felt extremely real in her portrayal of olivia Walton in fact the whole family and home felt like it portrayed the time much better than the TV Show did.
     
  16. Jeff Ulmer

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    Oh, we were watching The Homecoming alright. Neil came off as a drugged up hussy to us, totally ruining the picture with her comatose performance. I am SO glad they recast the TV show.

    "Get me a fix, John-Boy!" [​IMG]
     
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    David,

    You have to fix your link.
     
  19. David Lambert

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    Jeff, I'll politely disagree as well. I can't fathom that anyone would have that reaction to Patricia Neal's performance.

    The woman she portrayed was NOT her usual self...she was scared over the course of the 1 day that was shown; worried out of her mind about the fate of her husband and how she was going to raise all those kids without him if the worst should happen.

    The emotional state protrayed came off perfectly in scenes like her over-reaction to what John-Boy brought home from the sisters.

    You've probably already had your opinion about this telefilm set in stone, but if you ever do watch it again I recommend you look at it from the point of view I'm talking about. It may just change your mind.

    Otherwise, I'm afraid we'll just have to agree to disagree! Peace...
     
  20. Jeff Ulmer

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    David, I tried to like this film, but Neal ruined it. Olivia Walton would be worried, but she would keep it from the rest of the family and put on a brave face, not skulk around in a trance all day, lamenting his loss. She had no emotions, she was cold as a cucumber, and an unrealistic resignation that the worst would happen - her husband has been working away from home for years, why should now be any different in his ability to make it back? Then, with her husband missing and presumed dead, she sends her oldest son-the only one who could possibly help raise the family-out to find him? If her experienced husband is unable to make it home, how could John-Boy possibly weather the storm?

    I'm sorry if I'm raining on anyone's favorite movie, but this one was a bitter disappointment. I am thrilled the TV series is coming.
     

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