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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. LouA

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    Considering the Lone Ranger release , Waterfront Vol. 2 , I married Joan 5, Public defender , Mr Novack. and these 2 releases , B&W TV isn't totally dead - just wounded a little !
     
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    Only owning one season of The Donna Reed Show, I'll be sure to grab that one.
     
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    I said "slowly" coming to an end. Sometimes death is agonizingly slow. But I stand by my original post from many years ago. We are definitely not on the uptick. Still trending downward, slowly but surely.

    Gary "wish I could be more optimistic, but I've always been a realist" O.
     
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    I'd like to see ClassicFlix step up their game a bit. The releases they've done are quite good and most welcome! I especially appreciate that they seem to focus on more "niche" or "low interest" type titles. Things many of us thought would never see a release.
     
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    Great news Gary, thanks for sharing it with us. I wasn’t around for the b&w era of tv but I love re-living it though dvd. I own more b&w shows than color, and will be glad to add both seasons of Public Defender to my collection. And will thoroughly enjoy watching them I’m sure.

    The b&w era has certainly come to a crawl since the glory days of a decade ago. For me it was the purchase and gradual phase-out of Timeless that really signaled the end. It just isn’t the same without TMG around anymore. I don’t know if they could have stayed in business, but if they had, we might have had a few more classic shows to enjoy. Here’s hoping ClassicFlix can find a few more of their own along the way.
     
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    I'm right with you Glenn. When Timeless was up and running (with an owner that loved westerns and was a personal advocate willing to invest in them) it was absolutely great. Those truly were the golden years of b&w TV on DVD. The problem was that what some called a merger between Timeless and Shout Factory was actually, according to those in the know, more of a hostile takeover. And although Shout has kept the "TMG" moniker around for some releases, it's clear that they don't have the same vision for vintage b&w fare that Timeless did. And that is a real shame.

    Gary "without a driving force/advocate in high places, these companies don't seem to care for the b&w material I'm most interested in" O. :(
     

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