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

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Gary OS, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Harry-N

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    Yeah, I'd like that one too, but was encouraged enough to record all of the episodes from MeTV when they ran it a number of years ago. Those will suffice for me until something better comes along.
     
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    Hopefully you were able to get them on the first run-through when ME-TV first went national and the episodes were clocking in at 51 minutes. All of the subsequent airings went to the 46 minute versions.
     
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    This series will be out on DVD sometime in 2019!

    ~Ben
     
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    About 12 O'clock High TV Series 1964-67, Ben, where did you come by that information? And who will be releasing it?
     
  5. Neil Brock

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    According to who?
     
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    I think I grabbed it from a reply by John Hopper made regarding the Dan August post, where he lists his three favorite QM shows. My bad!

    ~Ben
     
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    Y'know...I never thought of Netflix as a possible repository for classic TV series. But that would be really great if they ever moved in that direction. Especially for those of us who don't buy DVDs.
     
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    I'd love to see someone like Netflix or Hulu create a dedicated "Oldies" channel. For now I just Tivo shows from MeTV and Antenna TV or Decades TV.
     
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    I wouldn't count on Netflix for anything old. They used to have a lot of old TV shows and movies but they can't get rid of them fast enough now. It has to be a classic 101 TV show or Movie. Their target audience is under 35 so b & w is a no-no.
     
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    Well, poo. There goes my entire day.
    Oh well, may as well start cocktail hour a bit earlier.
     
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    Speaking of b&w being a no-no. Just recently when I was watching some old B&W show on MeTV, my 10 year old walked by and asked why I was watching a show with no color, he said it looks so "boring".
     
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  12. Gary OS

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    A good switch will take care of that attitude. LOL

    Gary "I found that because I exposed my two daughters to b/w TV and films when they were very young helped them to appreciate and truly enjoy the older material - and they still watch 20 years later" O.
     
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    Watching a show that I want that I can't have to me is like starving and looking in the window of a restaurant and watching other people eat.
     
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    I discovered that ~5 years ago when visiting my son during the birth of his middle kid. He had Netflix and Amazon Prime. I went looking for something to watch. The *only* "classic" TV I could find, either US or UK, was Star Trek:TOS. It was much the same with movies. It was a week before Christmas and I could find absolutely no Christmas movies made before ~2000. Nothing I found was BW - either TV or movie. That's why I have zero interest in a Netflix subscription today. They have little of interest for me.
     
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    If it's that barren of classics, no wonder I hardly touch it!
     
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    There's some good modern era stuff on Netflix, and it's cheap enough that I don't mind having it. My wife watches it far more than I do, but I like some of the Netflix original series, plus things they own the international distribution rights to, like Star Trek: Discovery. Also, living overseas, it helps give me access to a bunch of network and cable stuff that isn't readily available here. That said, modern shows only take up about 20% or less of my usual TV watching. And there is no doubt whatsoever that Netflix is bereft of any classic TV shows other than the aforementioned Star Trek: TOS. There's nothing like ME-TV, COZI-TV or any other retro channel here either, which is why I have to rely on DVD and Blu-Ray (and occasionally on You Tube) for my classic television viewing.
     
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    I'm glad you were able to find something to see there! I've found a few great surprises myself, like the 1996 101 Dalmatians w/Glenn Close, Joely Fisher, Jeff Daniels, et al.; that and a couple of other things have been really the only gold that's panned out in all the time I've had the streaming Netflix.
     
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    Ask Adrian Peterson how well that worked out for him.
     
  19. Gary OS

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    Obviously I was joking, hence the “LOL” after.
     
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    I'm sure Adrian told the NFL the same thing. LOL.
     

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