Mill Creek to Re-release Sony TV Shows on DVD

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  1. Radioman970

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    I think "Best of" sets probably accomplish much more than releasing out of order. It might just be me... like what they did with The Smother's Brothers show. It felt strange.
     
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    Millcreek's motto seems to be "quantity over quality."
    They're aiming at the casual consumer who may have felt a TV show (like Bewitched for example) was not worthy enough to spend $25 when it originally came out on DVD but would make an impulse buy if they saw it at Target or Walmart or a gas station convenience stores if it was under $10--sometimes $5.
    These type of DVDs would be perfect for taking on road trips where the kids can watch it in the car on a small portable DVD player where the image compression isn't noticeable. Definitely not for big screen plasma TVs.
     
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    I guess the old saying "you get what you pay for" applies here. I will withhold my official judgement until I actually see the DVDs. The interesting part is, some of these have been remastered into HD since their original release (Charlie's Angels for sure). Will the new masters be used by Mill Creek?
     
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    I've pre-ordered Charlie's Angels season 1.

    According to Amazon, there will be 4 discs with episodes spread out as follows:
    Disc 1:
    Pilot
    Hellride
    The Mexican Connection
    Night Of The Strangler
    Angels In Chains
    Target: Angels
    Disc 2:
    The Killing Kind
    To Kill An Angel
    Lady Killer
    Bullseye
    Consenting Adults
    Disc 3:
    The Seance
    Angels On Wheels
    Angel Trap
    The Big Tap Out
    Angels On A String
    Dirty Business
    Disc 4:
    The Vegas Connection
    Terror On Ward One
    Dancing In The Dark
    I Will Be Remembered
    Angels At Sea
    Blue Angels
    4 discs compared to the previous release which had 5 discs. That set also had an "Angels Forever" featurette which might not have made it to this release.
     
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    It says "Pilot" as the first episode on disc one. That would be the original pilot, since there was no other one.
     
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    Cheers, yeah I had a quick look on wikipedia and changed my original post :)
     
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    Looking at the rerelease spec, at least for Bewitched, they are putting about 13 episodes per disk, I wonder if they are using Flippers, or if they are just cramming the shows on a dual layer disk which mean some terribly compressed video. Either way I think I will be seeking out the sony releases, buy the complete series set.
     
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    That's 70s Show from MC is a little disappointing. The trick or treat episode they do with all the nifty Hitchcock plays jerky like overcompression. :( I'm glad I have them to watch but if I'd known I maybe would have tried to pick up the original releases.

    At least I can feel good about things I paid more for originally, like all the Bewitched sets, most of the Roseanne and all the 3rd rock from the Suns.
     
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    The compression issues are a lot more obvious when the source material is HD. Something I've noticed.
     
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    Per the Amazon listing for Bewitched, Mill Creek is including the two season 1 episodes broadcast during season 2 with a new first scene to accommodate Elizabeth Montgomery's pregnancy in the Season 2 set just like Sony did. What this means is there are 38 season 2 episodes on three discs. Two discs have 13 episodes and the third has 12 episodes. My concern about so many episodes on the discs would be that there would be more of a chance for the shows freezing or skipping. The complete series set released by Sony has been as cheap as $20 at Costco. However the first two seasons in that set are the colorized versions. To me Bewitched started out as a romantic comedy and changed to a children's show in its later years. I really like the first two seasons.
     
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    Geez. Almost worth buying it for a backup. I actually got an extra DVD stuck in my Season 1 of the original release. It included all the DVDs and one extra one with Paul Lynde on it. Maybe it came from Paul from the great beeeeeyond! :unsure: Thanks Paul...?
     
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    And I Dream of Jeannie complete series is just over $18 - same vendor. Both this and the Bewitched sets are the original *Sony* discs in the stacked disc format they've used for others (Married with Children, Sanford and Son, etc.). While inconvenient, I've not had any issues with scratched/damaged disks with the sets I own in this packaging. I actually like it better than those nasty cardboard sleves/pages so common with larger collections.
     
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    The second batch of releases have been announced, the following will be released on February 4:

    The Ellen Show Complete Series
    The Tick Complete Series

    TVShowsOnDVD has yet to post any info about these releases, they are falling behind.
     
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    I will never forget Jethro giving him fits when he cameo'd on The Beverly Hillbillies as a passport agent when the Clampetts wanted to go to England. Here's everyone but Jed dressed up in costume (thinking they were dressed appropriate for England) and poor Paul wound up thinking he was on Candid Camera! Touching his pencil to his nose, he asks "Sir Jethro, is this a rib?" Jethro replied "no, sir, that's a nose!"
     
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    That's one show I miss so much. We never missed the reruns so there's no telling how many times I've seen that episode but still don't remember a thing about it. As a kid I probably didn't get the "rib" reference. But seeing Jed there dressed in his usual... well that would have me smiling.
     
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    I just left Wal-Mart and they had all of the Mill Creek season sets for $5 each, including the ones that are supposed to be released in February.
     
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    were they in the $5 bin?
     
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    No, they had their own display.
     
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