Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?

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  1. HenryDuBrow

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    Thanks Silverking, I'll probably have to pass on this then. Love that show think it's mighty underrated and holds up well for repeat viewing, Calhoun had a great presence up there with the greatest of the western stars.
     
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    As much as I love this show , I wouldn't re -buy it unless it contained the missing episodes. A re-master would be nice , but not enough for me to re-buy it .
     
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    While we're on the subject of Timeless re-issues, I wish Timeless would re -issue WAGON TRAIN with standard packaging. I gave up on the series with the second season. After getting 3 copies of that set all with badly scuffed and scratched discs caused by the very tight cardboard slots used to house the discs , I decided to cut my losses . I know that the tins were limited editions , but the later versions were the just the slotted cardboard packaging without the tins. So If Timeless someday decides to release a complete series , I hope trays are used . I'd love to buy it - it's one of my favorite westerns .
     
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    Whenever I bought one of those Wagon Train season sets, the first thing I did was get the discs out of those cardboard sleeves and into a standard case. Some of those discs were in the sleeves really tight.
    The cardboard cases look nice, but that's about as far as it goes.
     
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    I won't be double dipping on the State Trooper Complete Series set.
    I had never heard of the show, so did a blind buy on it and really liked it. If they did add some missing episodes, I would reconsider.
    I also enjoyed Rod Cameron in Coronado 9, but felt State Trooper was the better of the two. I enjoyed the outdoor photography in State Trooper.
     
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    That's what I did with season 1 , but after 3 really bad season 2 sets , I gave up. I'm still hoping for a complete series reissue in plastic DVD cases.
    Since their re -issuing things like State Trooper , and The Texan , there's always a small chance they'll reissue Wagon Train as well.
     
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    I'm not 100% sure about this , but I think Timeless was able to include every episode of State Trooper in their set. As someone else mentioned there's another Rod Cameron series from around this time , maybe Timeless will put that out .
     
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    Yes, now it looks like Timeless is going to do some complete series reissues. I was glad after the shout takeover they continued with the rest of Wagon Train (as well as the Virginian). It gave me hope for a little while that Timeless would continue releasing the older series, but it was not to be.
     
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    I have my fingers crossed on Wagon Train, and I'm hoping that due to the amount of discs involved , it will be contained in multi disc plastic cases, not cardboard slots.
    Timeless has slowed down in terms of B&W releases which is a shame considering the great ZIV shows they had access to.
     
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    It's hard to figure TGG Direct out . There was a flurry of ZIV releases and then nothing . They did put out My Mother The Car which is worth having , but no other ZIV shows. Someone mentioned that they might put out the ZIV /MGM sports program Home Run Derby, which I odd because that was already out.
     
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    I just got this in the mail this week. I paid about $15.00 for it .It's one disc containing 10 episodes. Quality is not bad .VCI has so far released 34 episodes of My Little Margie in their 3 collections - only a little more than 100 episodes to go! I Married Joan Collection 3 is due out soon. Let's hope they continue with these types of releases.
     
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    Thanks for the info, Lou. I'll have to check these out.


    Gary "VCI gets props for at least giving us a little vintage TV on DVD" O.
     
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    VCI is a company I have been hoping might step up their output of vintage B/W TV shows. They have released a number of old B/W serials, so it would seem to fit well with what they are already doing.
    I didn't realize they have been releasing I Married Joan, but will check it out. I do wish they would do season sets.
     
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    Just saw that Amazon has State Trooper: The Complete Series up for pre-order for $8.49. That is a steal for anyone that doesn't already have the earlier releases.
     
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    ^That's an insane price! MSRP of ~$40 and pre-order price that low? No matter - I ordered a copy even though before the program was mention here I'd never heard of the series. It's worth taking a chance on for that low a price! :)
     
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    That has to be a mistake . Interested parties should act fast!
     
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    That's my thinking too... BUT... camelcamelcamel shows the price before the drop to $8.49 was $11.98 and their tracker indicates it's been no higher than that since first offered.
     
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    100% agree. Too bad an Encore channel doesn't get involved and chip in for HD remastering like they did with The Virginian.
     
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    Amazing! Just when thing are looking down for classic B & W television , we get an announcement like this . VCI may become an important player in Classic TV releases yet!
     
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