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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. Message #3441 of 3805 Jul 24, 2019
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    Jeff Flugel

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    No, Ben, I was alluding to the decline of physical media in general. I think the TV on DVD market is in its last years...but on the bright side, an amazing array of stuff has been released.
     
  2. bmasters9

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    I see! I thought you were referring to the content, and not the amount.
     
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  3. Gary OS

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    Ben, I believe it’s both content (b&w tv) and overall amount (tv on dvd in general) that’s suffering. While the format on the whole is unquestionably dying, it’s also the fact that as each day passes the target market for b&w material passes away - literally!

    Gary “it’s a lose-lose situation no matter how you look at it” O.
     
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    Broadcast Industry Trade Paper Ad (Variety), listing of the top syndicated shows in major markets in fall 1958...we are fortunate that a good proportion of these shows have received a studio, licensed or PD release, complete or partial, on DVD over the years...all hail the great ZIV! Thank you Timeless and TGG especially! Shout too! and Filmchest for that wonderful complete Decoy set! I do wish that the excellent Whirlybirds and Silent Service would have found a quality release, however.
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    My gosh, looking at that list is like a recap of my viewing habits as a kid! 10 of those 17 listed shows were of the don't-miss variety!
     
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    We've been lucky with releases of classic B&W shows on DVD. I have 12 of these shows on DVD. Still, I'd love to see Our Miss Brooks , Whirleybirds , Boots And Saddles , and Sheriff of Cochise get DVD releases . I wonder what shows lurked behind the top 17?
     
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    I'd love to see some of the Screen Gems TV shows get some sort of DVD or streaming release. Unaltered versions of ADVENTURES OF RIN-TIN-TIN along with WILD BILL HICKOK, RESCUE 8, CASEY JONES, CIRCUS BOY and TALES OF THE TEXAS RANGERS would be great.
     
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    Gary, you know I love you, buddy, but I just couldn’t bring myself to click LIKE on this post! No matter how true it is. To quote a title of an old 1920’s song, “Don’t Wake Me Up, Let Me Dream!”
     
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    All of the shows you mention would be very welcome . Clasic flix if you are reading this , is it possible to make a deal with Screen Gems ?
     
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    Don't think I've ever seen an episode of Silent Service, Target, or Boots and Saddles, but all the rest are swell (though Annie Oakley has thus far, failed to grab me). This would be the top 20 of approximately how many syndicated shows at the time?

    Edit: I guess this is a similar question to the one posed above by LouA. Oops.
     
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    Target was one of the shows which Timeless licensed from MGM in the last big deal that they struck before they were bought out by Shout Factory. Trying to remember now, but there were I think 9 shows in the deal, including Science Fiction Theatre, Mackenzie's Raiders, etc. Target was the only one which was never released. I tried as best as I could to convince Shout to do it, especially since the rights were already paid for. I even helped them locate a very economical route they could go to get elements transferred but they just had zero interest and felt that it wouldn't sell at all.
     
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    That's sad but completely unsurprising coming from Shout. Wish the hostile takeover (not merger - ha) of Timeless had never happened.

    Gary "Timeless was one of the last companies that really delivered the type of material I crave - it's been all downhill since they left" O.
     
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    Anyone heard anything about season 4 of My Three Sons? Were some promising rumors of it appearing in the late summer or early fall timeframe a few months ago, but haven't heard anything since.
     
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    Should be showing up sometime this month according to my crystal ball.

    Gary "hope we can at least get S5 as well" O.
     
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    Excellent! Now I'll do leaps when your crystal ball tells me S6 of my show is happening as well!
     
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    Good news, thanks. :)

    As a big Tina Cole fan though, I hope they go much past season 5. At least up to and including season 9 when Katie has the triplets. The good episodes in the final three seasons are a bit few and far between, so I wouldn't lose any sleep over not getting those in official form.
     
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    Does the crystal ball say anything about a Becker-like pressed run collecting the seasons and available in stores?
     
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    Universal studios shooting schedule for active sound stages posted on a certain day in 1964, showing the TV shows and theatrical feature films then in production...I have no idea what Project 120 was...perhaps a then untitled and yet to be sold pilot episode or feature film...the long running Jack Benny, Hitchcock Presents/Hour, Wagon Train and McHale's Navy in their last seasons...the feature films in production being the wonderful Father Goose (Carry Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard) and Art of Love (James Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Elke Sommer)...
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    Great pics. Thanks for sharing.
     
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