News Radio finally coming to DVD

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Chris Vanasse, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Chris Vanasse

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    From TvShowsOnDVD.com

    Even though it was up for pre-order early (see our story here), the studio - Columbia - had not yet announced this title for release. This morning that is rectified, and we have the cover art for you, for starters:





    Available for sale on Feb. 3, 2004, this 3-Disc set comes to you with fifty-thousand watts of pure comedy! Office politics, relationships, crises and more abound at WNYX News Radio, New York's #2 news radio station.

    This is the entire 1st AND 2nd seasons of NewsRadio, presented in the original 1.33:1 fullscreen format, and with bonus features like NBC's original Electronic Press Kit (EPK) and bonus previews of other comedy TV DVDs from the studio. List price is $39.95, for 660 minutes of fun!
     
  2. Paul_Stachniak

    Paul_Stachniak Screenwriter

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    The cover art could have been better, but who cares. I'm just glad to see this show come out on DVD.
     
  3. Justin Bauer

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    Finally...cannot wait to see the coverart.
     
  4. Justin Bauer

    Justin Bauer Supporting Actor

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    No, no no. That cover art SUCKS!! The menu shot is awesome and that should have been the cover.
     
  5. Rob Lutter

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    660 minutes on 3 DVDs... when will these guys learn? [​IMG]
     
  6. Michael St. Clair

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    3.8 hours a disc, about the same as some discs of The Sopranos. Oh, wait, bonus material...probably over 4 hours a disc.

    Yes, it will be overcompressed. Sports Night got squeezed too much as well. No, I'm not happy about it.
     
  7. Justin Bauer

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    Damn, I did not even look at the specs. I am not happy about 660 on 3 discs, but at least I finally get one of my favorite shows on DVD.
     
  8. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    Many movies that are 3+ hours have a DD 5.1 track.

    Wouldn't 3.8 hours with only a 2.0 track (I'm assuming it won't have a 5.1 track) have the same amount of compression?
     
  9. Gord Lacey

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    There's just a small EPK on the set, nothing that would require much space.

    Columbia TriStar DOES like to squeeze every bit out of their discs, sometimes resulting in a poor picture. I haven't seen much of their recent TV releases to comment on the quality.

    Gord
     
  10. Michael St. Clair

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    I fear that oversqueezed box sets, especially of TV shows, are the future.

    I remember VHS box sets (like Twin Peaks) that were only available in EP mode. Six to eight 1-hour episodes per VHS tape.

    Some things do not change.

    Sports Night showed more picture detail in reruns on Comedy Central (analog cable) than my DVD set shows. Yeah, the TV broadcast is noisier, but the DVD looks heavily filtered.
     
  11. Dan Rudolph

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    Soap was 10 eps per disc and looked pretty bad, but that might have to do with it being 25 years old and shot on tape. I don't think I've seen any recent Columbia releases of relatively recent shows.
     

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