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Opinion on WB Television Favorites

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by DanMel, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. DanMel

    DanMel Second Unit

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    I was checking out the WB Television favorite DVD rankings today on Amazon and see that F Troop is ranked pretty high compared to the others. Is there a great deal more interest for F troop as compared to Maverick and Chico and the Man?

    F Troop currently 859 in total DVD sales for Amazon
    Chico and the Man currently at 10,346
    Maverick currently at 2,781
    Cheyenne currently at 2,770
    Dukes of Hazard currently 36,545

    From the looks of it F troop may sell enough to get WB to release a season set but doubt if the others will with the exception of the Dukes of Hazard that already has season sets.
     
  2. Bob Hug

    Bob Hug Screenwriter

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    Although a large one, Amazon is just one retailer, and so while F Troop ranks high there, some of the other shows may do well at traditional brick & mortar stores . . . I'd wager a guess and say that when Maverick and Cheyenne make it to Wal-Mart or Target, they'll do quite well, maybe even better than F-Troop. The reason that the Dukes "TV Favorites disc" is so far behind is that fans of the show are buying the season sets, i.e., they likely already have the episodes. However, for a casual viewer of the show (like me), the 3-episode disc may fit the bill. Wal-Mart already released the Dukes "TV Favorites" with a different cover as an exclusive a few months ago . . . I found it in the $5.50 bin. Best Buy has a current exclusive on the Welcome Back Kotter "TV Favorites," but it's listing at $14.95 for six episodes.
     
  3. Mark Talmadge

    Mark Talmadge Cinematographer

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    The WB Favourites are a very poor marketing strategy on the part of Warner Brothers. Generally speaking, studios are supposed to release the entire season set before releasing these type of disks. Why? To get more people to buy into the TV Show they are releasing it for.

    First, the WB Favourites DVD are not a successful to gauge on who will buy a particular series. First you want to sell to the fans of the series ... then, to get other TV Show fans to buy into the series you release disks such as these with selective episodes. I wonder why the shift with WB policy on this.

    They've released disks such as these before, but only after the show had been released to DVD.
     
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    Roger_S Stunt Coordinator

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    They actually did release "Best of" sets of "Friends" before they started releasing them in season sets. I've ordered both Cheyenne and Maverick myself...I enjoyed the series when they were on and just love westerns overall. I hope we see more, obviously.
     
  5. Bob Hug

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    I picked up the "Cheyenne" and "Maverick" releases and one has to give Warner Home Video credit on these . . . despite what one may think of these "sampler" discs, the visuals look great and, for the most part, exceeded my expectations. I hope that these sell well enough that Warner ends up releasing something much more substantial for fans of these series.
     
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    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    I got Cheyenne, Maverick and F-Troop. Thus far, I've only seen the Maverick menu, but it looks professional and sounds great with the theme playing. Can't wait to see the Cheyenne menu and that great Stan Jones theme! Oh, yeah, and the episodes. [​IMG]
     
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    I have almost every Maverick and Cheyenne from 16mm film as well as the first 50 Welcome Back Kotters from tape masters. I would like to get F Troop and Chico but not in this truncated form. When WB is ready to go season set, I'll be there but not before.
     
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    FrancisP Screenwriter

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    When you look at brick and mortar stores, the question is what do they have available? The Walmarts in my area have Maverick and Chico and the Man. Naturally those will do better than F-Troop since it is not available. One Target
    has none of them. Amazon puts the titles on an even scale since they are available.
     

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