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Mama's Family 30th Anniversary

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by darkrock17, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Jason_V

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    I wonder if Warner finally figured out the first season didn't sell well because the episodes weren't uncut.
     
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    Oh please let this be true...
     
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    Unless S1 winds up rereleased uncut, I couldn't really care less whether seasons 2 and up are released.

    But, an uncut S1 means I'll buy whatever seasons they want to release.
     
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    Of course, I would love for this to be true but it does seem sketchy to me. I've never even heard of this WEA-Des Moines video and besides, WB owns the show. I'd like WB to release S2 uncut but if all they have are cut episodes I say release them--just so we can get onto the syndicated years which they DO own uncut for sure.
     
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    I'm waiting to see first-hand accounts of the discs before I plunk down any cash on these.
     
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    Would there be many music clearance issues? The only one I recall is the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy episode in season two.
     
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    StarVista IS Time/Life.

    Apparently, they're rebranding.

    Their upcoming website even says so, and the Time Life website has the "StarVista" logo in the upper corner now.

    http://www.starvista.com/
     
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    Agree completely, although only the NBC episodes (Seasons 1 & 2) have the edit issue. The runtime of the first-run syndicated episodes (Season 3-6) were three minutes shorter than the NBC episodes to allow the local stations that signed on more commercial time. It would seem totally senseless to re-release Season 1 exactly as Warner did and which sold poorly because of the edits, so I'm choosing to be optimistic that they did a deal with John Hamilton for the unedited masters.

    The TVShowsOnDVD.com story has four Amazon pre-order links to the new releases (Season 1, Best of Season1, Season 2 and Best of Season 2) but as of now, only the Season 2 link is working.
     
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    If you'd like you could merge your thread with mine or vice versa
     
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    Well this is sounding more hopeful. I have no issues with 'double-dipping' on Season 1 to get the unedited episodes with the pompous Alistair Quince intros--as long as we get uncut Season 2 shows and finally get the ball rolling on the rest of the series.
     
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    I agree; we've been waiting quite long enough for this to be done right...! I do hope that the article was more than speculating when they suggested that a complete series set may be coming, too.
     
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    I honestly never thought I'd see the day this was even a possibility. Holy cow. Fingers and toes crossed for the best but keeping in mind this may not be the release we all really want.
     
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    I just read that and came here to post the link to TVSOD.

    Damn, that was a quick announcement. And after 7 years, it's about time, too.

    So, maybe you would know... is the switch from T/L to StarVista heralding more releases, or is this just business as usual and this is just the other big release for the year after China Beach?
     
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    By the way, we abbreviate ourselves as "TSoD". To us, the "V" is redundant since the "T" signifies it. :D
     
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    Great news to hear on a Friday afternoon! This is going on my calendar right now!
     
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    Wow. For once, an announcement that's prefaced with the term "incredible" that's totally justified. This is the best TV on DVD news in years. Being a professional skeptic, I honestly never thought that Warner (or whoever) would care enough to acquire the unedited "Joe Hamilton cuts". It's been a long, long wait but now the complete, unedited Mama's Family is finally coming out later this year. Add in the hours of bonus features that they're promising, its like our patience is being rewarded in spades. Hopefully, this will include outtakes from the show, but anything they want to add is just icing on the cake! :)
     

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