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

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  1. shoeshineboy

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    My mother the car wouldn't be a waste IMO, although no more than a guilty pleasure, like Mr. Ed...
     
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    Are you joking? Is Frontier Circus that great? Why?
     
  3. Gary OS

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    He's joking. Initially it was kind of an inside joke between Glen and me. Now it's out there for everyone to laugh at. Although, truth be told, I do think there are far worse shows than Frontier Circus. It's okay. Just not a great western.


    Gary "anxiously awaiting more b/w news - hope something good will be announced soon" O.
     
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    But an excellent circus!
     
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    Is there any chance for City Detective, starring Rod Cameron? Highly unlikely, but I have an 11-episode 2-DVD set from The Nostalgia Merchant and I enjoyed watching those episodes, it's a good show!
     
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    On a black-and-white TV-related note, the Encore Western Channel runs "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," among other classic western shows, and aired the "China Mary" episode starring Anna May Wong this past Monday. Wong was the first Asian-American star in Hollywood and was active primarily in the 1930s and '40s. This was one of her last acting jobs. I review this episode on my blog, which has covered other old TV shows from time to time. Please check it out:
    http://briandanacamp.wordpress.com

    And here's a shot from the show, with Hugh O'Brian and Miss Wong:
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    After seeing a number of posts mentioning GRINDL as one of the all time worst sitcoms, I couldn't help but wonder why no one was asking for clarification regarding what the letters stood for, assuming it was an abbreviation. Then, I decide to google it and of course, discover this was the actual show's title! I thought I had a pretty decent knowledge of old television shows, but this one somehow eluded me! With an awful title like that, no wonder, LOL!
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    According to Amazon.com the early 1960's black and white Edie Adams Show will be released on DVD. Also season 4 of Beverley Hillbillies ,and season 3 of Petticoat junction which I believe are B&W will be released by Paramount.
     
  9. Ron1973

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  10. Gary OS

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    Link? I can't find it.


    Gary "hope someone [i.e. studio] keeps bringing on the b/w releases" O.
     
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    No problem!
     
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    I think I posted this earlier, but I'm going to post it again. It seems that TMG has really dried up since the middle of the year. I know McKenzie's Raiders and Harbor Command are coming, but is that it, for the rest of the year? TMG was really cranking them out, but now they have slowed to a trickle. Does anyone know if there is more in the pipeline, or have they mined out everything they can?
     
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    I would like to know as well. I fear that Shout moving away from classic TV is starting to effect Timeless. I hope they at least are able to release Season 2 and 3 of Tombstone Territory and the long rumoured "The Rebel". I would think there are more ZIV shows they securred unless TGG got them.

     
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    Things have definitely slowed down ever since the Shout "takeover" of the company, but don't give up entirely on them just yet. They have a very strong record of finishing series they start and so I'd say you can bank on getting the rest of Tombstone Territory (sooner rather than later too). I'm not sure what's really up with The Rebel but I'm keeping my fingers crossed. But yeah - the well is seemingly drying up quickly. All we can do is watch for further news. I know a little, but not enough to make much hay about right now.


    Gary "wish things looked better - and maybe they will down the road - but right now there's not a lot to get excited about unfortunately" O.
     
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    Thanks for the update Gary
    I haven't given up on them its just hard to accept the slow realization of whats happening in the Classic TV market.
    Mod's may be all we have left before long.
    Thats encouraging news about Tombstone Territory. Thats been a nice recent discovery for me.
    I hope they can clear up The Rebel
     
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    I guess the releases of B&W tv shows had to stop at some point, but the last year or so was so productive that I assumed it would continue. I especially was looking forward to more ZIV releases from TGG Direct and Timeless. Still we may get an occasional release from those companies and VCI , Mill Creek etc, and some "out of the blue " releases like "Here's Edie". Also the fact that Paramount just started up some stalled shows could possibly give us hope for the remaining seasons of Sgt Bilko. But at this point it no longer looks good for shows like Tightrope, Adventures In Paradise, My Little Margie , Trackdown , Rin Tin Tin, etc. to get DVD releases .
     
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    I hope that the remaining three seasons of Sgt Bilko will be released (without a doubt, one of the best sitcom of all time) and I sure might be interested in Tightrope, Trackdown and Adventures of Paradise too. And also those 4 Warners Detective series: Bourbon Street Beat, 77 Sunset Strip, Surfside 6 and Hawaiian Eye.
     
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    Did the last volume of "Steve Canyon" ever get released? I had that show on my watch list for awhile for eventual purchase but lost track of it. The last I remember reading was that delays had occured but the gentleman working on the releases was working diligently to make it happen. He seemed like a stand up guy when he posted here and came across as one of the good guys in the business especially since he was working on something that nobody else would have touched.

    I agree with Maskedmala above that "Bilko" was a terrific series and more releases would be welcome. Hopefully now that CBS/P has finished some long running series more "slots" will open up and releases won't be competing with so many others coming out.
     

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