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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. Lecagr

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    :laugh:, I didn't attack you and I wasn't nasty, you're the one who was nasty and attacked/trolled me with your sarcastic comment and all I did was reply accordingly. If an apology is owed, you owe one to me, you're the one who started it but don't bother apologizing because I don't want anything from you. If you think the misplaced teasers is a minor thing, then good for you but because I find them to be an issue doesn't give you the green light to attack and troll me. :wave-hello:
     
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    Sorry. I never attacked you. I am sorry you have an issue with people simply offering you a suggestion or stating an opinion. Anyway, I reported you. I don't deserve to be treated in this manner. I did nothing wrong.
     
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    :laugh:, stop trying to make it look like you're the victim when the opposite is true. I'm the one who's being mistreated and you've been reported also. :wave-hello:
     
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    Really?? Unbelievable! If you're so upset, why are you posting those stupid little smiling things? Please grow up. This whole thing is utterly ridiculous. Someone simply states an opinion and offers a suggestion without telling the other person they have to do it and the other person reacts in an extremely defensive and very childish manner. It's a shame you can't reason with some people. And you actually watch Leave It To Beaver??? Why would anyone watch a terrific show like that and act this way????? Please don't post anything else on this subject. Sorry. I am done with you.
     
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    Stop it! Either you guys place each other on "Ignore" or we're going to start banning certain folks from this thread. We don't care who started it, but it ends now.
     
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    Lecagr

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    Message received and understood. I was preparing a response to message #3765, those comments were completely uncalled for but as per Mr. Crawford's request I've chosen the "ignore" option. Thank you Robert.
     
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    Thank you. I agree. I am not on here to engage in heated debates with anyone. I am here to read and comment on upcoming DVD/Blu Ray releases and like posts from others who share the same passion and love for classic TV shows and films. I apologize for my comments that I directed on someone else. I should have simply ignored that person instead of getting upset with comments directed at me. Please forgive me.
     
  9. Gary OS

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    So, with the bad news about the CBS-MOD line going under, knowing that they were responsible for a sizable portion of our 2019 b&w TV on DVD output, it seems we are closer than ever to the funeral none of us want to attend.

    Gary “I need to amend down my earlier prediction about how many b&w sets will be released this year” O.
     
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    It has been a slow, agonizing decline. There have been times where the patient seemed to revive, only to slip further back. There have been little periods where hope came back, only to have more nails pounded into the coffin. The mini flurry of activity from CBS Mod was encouraging, and made the prospects for 2020 bearable. But now the pall has returned. Let us hope someone, anyone, will come along to keep the patient alive for a while longer.
     
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    Exactly, Glenn. The slippage has been happening for over a decade now. The peak was around 2007-2008. There was a drop after the recession hit, but the patient stayed fairly healthy for a few years after. But about 7 or 8 years ago we could all see things were steadily dropping off as some smaller boutique labels failed or were gobbled up by others, Timeless to Shout being the primary example. And the last few years we've seen lags and then a couple of sudden, short bursts of energy (i.e. multiple releases in a short period of time) from the patient, much like happens in real life just before a person passes away. I fear we may not see many more little bursts of energy going forward. Vitals are definitely waning at this point. Not sure where any resuscitation will come from. But it's greatly needed if we are to see more good years from b&w TV on DVD.


    Gary "trying to remain optimistic, but..." O.
     
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    No more classic DVD releases from CBS ever again? I am not thinking that!

    ~Ben
     
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    Does anyone think part of their long-term plan, if any, is to make these shows exclusive to CBS All Access? The end game for the mainstream studios seems to be a return to total control of distribution and exhibition of movies. That's a worst-case scenario, mind you.
     
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    Regarding CBS-MOD, according to a source at the company, Paramount will take over marketing as well as distribution of all CBS properties eliminating CBS Home Entertainment. The MOD program is up in the air as to its ultimate fate.
     
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    I still think there will be DVD releases of more lesser-known properties, but through Shout! Factory and VEI...

    If VEI already released such second-rate or third-rate shows as Angie and The Powers of Matthew Star, then I think they still might release these following CBS/Paramount properties...
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    The Millionaire (1955-1960)
    Ben Casey (seasons 2-5)
    Breaking Point (1963-1964)
    The Cara Williams Show (1964-1965)
    Slattery's People (1964-1965)

    ~Ben
     
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    I'd like to see all of these.
     
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    As much as i would like this to be the case, the modus operandi of VEI has been to exclude black and white shows and to focus exclusivley on color shows made from late 1960s onward, I don't know what the exact fate of these black and white shows is going to be, but i highly, highly doubt VEI is going to be involved in their future.
     
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    Black and white TV shows being released on DVD have slowed down and is past it's prime time but I don't think it's ended, I imagine there will still be the occasional release now and then.

    I'd like to have the complete series DVD of The Cara Williams Show, 30 episode black and white sitcom from 1964-65. I'd be in for that one if it got released as long as all episodes would be uncut with no edits.
     
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    Those are buried so deep in CBS's vaults that I don't think Indiana Jones himself would be able to find them.
     
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    Maybe so, but in effort to be optimistic, if shows like Decoy and Deadline can be released, perhaps there's hope for Cara Williams.

    Has The Cara Williams Show ever been seen in syndication? I figure that it hasn't because it has only the one season of 30 episodes, not usually enough to be considered for syndication. I've watched a few episodes on You Tube and thought they were amusing.
     
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