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Kino Lorber has TV Titles from Universal...

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by DeWilson, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Message #81 of 191 Jan 29, 2020
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    ClassicTVMan1981X

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    The 1976 episodes were all 90 minutes long as they originally were part of that season's edition of NBC's Mystery Movie wheel. You are right though that both of these sets of episodes aired that same season. Therefore, these early 1977 episodes would make up discs three to six.

    ~Ben
     
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    "The Thigh Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone" (the second "Quincy" episode) was also 90 minutes and the 2-hour Quincy series premiere "Snake Eyes" (perhaps originally intended to be 90 minutes) were probably also intended to be broadcast on the NBC Mystery Movie series but held over when it was decided to make Quincy a separate series so it was silly for Universal to separate the episodes into two groups. The fact that actress Lynette Mettey appears in the above episodes and disappears when the hour episodes started supports that theory.
     
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    I do too, but somehow I doubt they would even consider that show .
    My guess is that it will be Kolchak, Buck Rogers and or Night Gallery on Bluray .
     
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    I hope James Michener's Centennial (1978-1979) will also get the Blu-Ray treatment!

    The only known NTSC (Region 1) DVD release of it, in 2008, was through Universal Studios Home Entertainment and all 12 episodes lack the 1977 Universal Television logo at the end, instead going for the 1997 Universal Pictures opening logo before the opening credits. If this miniseries ever is released on Blu-Ray, the 1997 Universal logo should be removed and the original 1977 Universal TV closing logo (y'know... what you guys see on stuff like The Rockford Files or Murder, She Wrote) restored on all 12 parts.

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    You mean other 5 seasons? There were only 7 seasons.
     
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    ¶ Frankly, I vote for Kolchak: The Night Stalker that really needs a good clean-up!


    kolchak.
     
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    KL has said they don't have the series, it's with "someone else"....
     
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    ¶ Too bad! I wonder who is the "someone else".​
     
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    I'd guess that it will be a Scream/Shout Factory release.
     
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    I thought those hacked-up half-hours were atrocious. Interesting to see ONE just as a lesson on how to butcher a tv show. BTW there was a Sixth Sense DVD set issued in Europe; from what I've seen of it here and there it's in English with optional subtitles so a universal player would be required.

    From Clipboard.
     
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    Sixth Sense came out in France, as well as having run here in original one hour form on the Chiller Channel, although they did exclude a couple of episodes.
     
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    Yes, called Confessions of a D.A., combining 4 episodes of the show. Universal tried to squeeze every possible dime out of their failed series. I don't feel like digging the list out, but if there was a Universal show that lasted a season or less, and was in color, they put together one or two "movies" combining episodes. Fay, The DA, Matt Lincoln, The Psychiatrist, Man and the City, Turnabout, Sara, The Outsider, Road West, Kolchak, Get Christie Love, Toma, Pistols and Petticoats, The Partners, Mr. Terrific, etc.

    Here's a great write-up on this: https://classictvhistory.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/procrustes-comes-to-syndication/
     
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    Indeed. That is why I put it in quotes.
     
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    I wonder what Chances there might be of getting a license to release complete season sets of the original Dragnet series (1951-1958) from Jack Webb’s estate? I know there are some that have been released but I’ve never seen season sets
     
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    Yes, I'm well aware of Universal's practice of cutting episodes of short lived TV Shows into features. :)

    I'd love to see the list if you ever feel like pulling it out out and posting it.

    How many features did they do total?
     
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    Here's what hurts even more - those were edited to fit a half hour slot before commercials in the 1970's - 25 minutes - then they were reedited to be shorter for modern syndication needs - 22 minutes,30 seconds - and keep in mind they had Rod's introductions added.
     
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    So basically, the third through eighth-and-final seasons are really the second through seventh-and-final-seasons?
     
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    The Kino Insider mentioned earlier this week on another forum that the Universal TV series they are releasing on blu has already had a DVD release. That quashes a good number of the guesses/hopes on this thread - at least for now.
     
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    With that in mind - and going solely on "classic" TV - I'm guessing either The Munsters or Northern Exposure. The Munsters is short and likely would sell well plus I've purchased it twice on DVD (several things I've purchased multiple times on DVD have received BR releases). Northern Exposure could benefit from a new release with all the music intact.
     
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    So the question that comes to mind is: what are the Universal series with a past DVD release?

    Ironside
    It Takes a Thief
    McCloud
    Rod Serling's Night Gallery

    Columbo
    McMillan & Wife
    Banacek
    The Six Million Dollar Man
    Kolchak: The Night Stalker
    The Invisible Man
    Baa Baa Black Sheep

    The Bionic Woman


     
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