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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. Chuck Sheifer

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    Any hope for 77 Sunset Strip; Hawaiian Eye; Surf Side 6; Bourbon Street Beat; and Colt .45? Any news on Shout! continuing Peyton Place?
     
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    Cimmaron strip has been released you can pick it up on ebay for about 40 dollars, although the prints are in less than pristine condition.
     
  3. Gary16

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    Just watched episode one and two of Ben Casey. What a great series just as good as ever.

    Episode 1: Looks very good overall. Slightly jumpy at times. I’ll assume these are the old transfers but complete.
    Definitely not timesped.
    Audio good but a little muffled or swimmy at times.
    Bumper into the breaks are retained.
    Full closing credits audio but the Bing Crosby logo is covered by the CBS distribution logo. Music continued to end.

    Episode 2: Overall good but shakier video especially the closing credits. Good news is this one keeps the Crosby close including the ABC-AMA credit followed by the CBS credit. Not timesped.

    I skimmed three and four. Three covers thr Crosby logo with CBS and fades the audio early. Four keeps the Crosby logo but not the ABC-AMA and fades the audio. So different people must have handled different episodes. Still happy to have this.

    Run times for disc one:
    Episode 1: 50:27
    Episode 2: 50:19
    Episode 3: 50:30
    Episode 4: 50:14

    One note — FYI the discs in my copy of volume one were out of order. Discs 2 and 4 on the left and 3 and 1 on the right.
     
  4. ClassicTVMan1981X

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    My Hogan's Heroes season 1 DVD set also has the first two discs numbered out of order!

    ~Ben
     
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    Why would the discs be out of order on this first-season, first-volume Ben Casey MOD?
     
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    They still have to work on it, but I know the last three seasons of the series have an extended version of the Bing Crosby Productions closing logo audio, which goes from the logo sequence to the notice saying...
    "BING CROSBY PRODUCTIONS and the AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY wish to thank the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION and its Physicians Advisory Committee on Radio, Television and Motion Pictures for their assistance in the production of BEN CASEY."

    A similar ending was used on the spin-off series, Breaking Point (1963-64).

    ~Ben
     
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  7. Gary16

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    They’re not numbered out of order. They’re in the case out of order.
     
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    However the case was loaded the discs were just put in randomly. They’re marked correctly but not loaded in order.
     
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    I see! Well, so long as they're there, you can rearrange them, I believe (which I think you might do here).
     
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    I wouldn't count The Millionaire as a 60's shows. The others aren't major shows in that they didn't go multiple seasons. I'm thinking in terms of shows that went multipe seasons such as The Beverly Hillbillies. Not to negate your hopes to see those released as I'm always happy to see someone's grail show released even if it isn't one of my favorites.
     
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  11. Gary OS

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    Since this is the B&W thread, I'm certainly all for The Millionaire being released. It would be a quick purchase for me. Especially the second season.

    Gary "one guess as to why I'm keen on S2 in particular" O.
     
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    I meant that the episodes themselves were not out of order, just the disc numbers are.

    ~Ben
     
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    What I'd like to know about that is, why would the discs be arranged out of order?
     
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    A simple misprint.

    ~Ben
     
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    Just a trifle, I take it.
     
  16. Gary OS

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    BTW, Our Miss Brooks Season One, Volumes 1 & 2 are up for order at Oldies.com.

    Gary “don’t see it at Amazon yet, but I imagine it will show up soon” O.
     
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    Actually Amazon has now changed the descriptions of the two Gunsmoke seasons which now appear to be 6 DVD sets - one for each season selling for $35 . Not bad !. Bonanza season 10 remains two separate volumes .
     
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    Just bought Ben Casey, waiting for Amazon to post up Our Miss Brooks, and while I am very happy to be seeing Ben Casey after all these years it unfortunate to have to be paying these outrageous prices just for the privilege, If they end up releasing the entirity of both Our Miss Brook & Ben Casey series at 35 dollars per half season, that comes to almost 600 dollars for the 2 shows, and don't misinterpt this statement as ignorance of the situation, I know that these shows are highly unlikely to sell past 500 units and that the only way to compensate is to price gouge. But lamentations aside, I hope these shows sell well enough for CBS to invest in some even rarer classics, like December Bride, Pete and Gladys, Whirlybirds, Sheriff of Cochise etc.
     
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    Ben Casey episode timings
    Volume 1 Disc 2
    Episode 5: 50:28
    Episode 6: 50:01
    Episode 7: 50:26
    Episode 8: 50:05

    Episode 5 was obviously sourced differently than the other ones so far. It’s much sharper and cleaner with a rock solid image and crisp audio.
    Episode 8 introduces a new program open with Sam Jaffe given equal star billing with Vince Edwards.
     
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    For westerns, I'd like to see Gray Ghost (CBS, I believe owns it). Although it may be too controversial even though fairly obscure today. Not sure who owns Black Saddle, Johnny Ringo, and Law of the Plainsman but those would sure buys for me.
     
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