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Other CBS Shows VEI could release

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Neil Brock, Nov 17, 2018.

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  1. Neil Brock

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    When you are talking about shows with extremely limited commercial interest, VEI is not going to be putting a great deal of money into these releases. They will take whatever usable elements CBS has and then unfortunately compress the hell out of them to save costs. That's an economic reality. These releases probably sell in the hundreds, not the thousands. Like the guy in this thread who continually lists all of his failed half season shows from 40+ years ago that he wants, which might sell 50 copies. VEI is a business, not a charitable organization dedicated to the rescue and preservation of obscure and forgotten television shows.
     
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    Why do you have The Mod Squad listed as 90s-later? I thought that was late-60s/early-70s.
     
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    I think he meant to say the series was remastered sometime in the 1990s, not that the show was from that decade.

    ~Ben
     
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    That's somewhat what I figured-- the way he phrased that confused me a shade; thanks for the clarification!
     
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    Somebody else here mentioned Mod Squad possibly had newer transfers made sometime in the 1990s. As far as I can tell, the picture quality of the seasons 3-5 dvds look like this might have been the case. I suppose one could check the closing logos more closely.
     
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    You're welcome.

    ~Ben
     
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    I finally got around to Evening Shade - Season 2. The first disc is once again chock full of episodes - 9 to be exact (whew!!!:eek:)

    Season 2 opens with a two parter - "Three Naked Men: Part 1 and Part 2". Part 1 clocked in at 21:33 and Part 2 at approx. 21:12? The next episode, "I'm With Stupid" was 23:02 and "Tying The Knot" was 22 and changes. I'm not real sure of early 90's run times so I don't know if these are syndicated cuts or not. Maybe one of our experts could tell me. I didn't notice any sudden cuts or missing comical payoffs and they seemed complete. I did not notice a higher pitch, but they could be time sped???

    Biggest worry is the amount of episodes on each disc.
     
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    Doug, I don't yet have the VEI Evening Shade set, so this is just my own speculation. Maybe those 21-minute and change run times for the 2-part opener were due to producers filling the remaining time with preview clips from Part 2 at the end of Part 1, and "previously" clips from Part 1 at the beginning of Part 2. Many shows of the era did that when they had 2-part episodes. (I watched Evening Shade when it originally aired but I don't recall if this is how they handled that particular 2-parter.)

    By the way, does the box set include the unsold spin-off pilot Harlan & Merleen ? CBS aired it as a 2-part special during the summer between Seasons 3 and 4. I haven't seen mention of it anywhere in relation to this DVD set, but didn't know for sure. (I'm assuming it's not included.)


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    I haven't fully checked, but I do not believe it was included. No info on the slipcover or at vei's website made mention of it. It seems to be vei's pattern if a pilot episode or tv movie is available it is mentioned in the promo material (Petrocelli, Dan August, etc.).
     
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    If VEI is going to release old CBS shows, the ones I care about are The Great Adventure and Slattery's People. Unlike many of the others mentioned here, The Great Adventure had a full 26-episode season, and Slattery's People even had a second season, though it was cut short for 36 episodes in all.
     
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    9 episodes? No big deal. That's less than 5 hourlong episodes, which isn't a big deal at all on dual layer discs. Even the big guys put that many episodes on a dual layered disc.

    As for the runtimes... well, they're not looking good. Average was between 23 and 23:30. So of all the episodes so far, one is unedited. The two-parter especially is horrifically short unless there was a minute and a half of "next time on" cut from part one and a minute and a half of "previously" cut from episode 2 (which VEI does do, BTW).

    So, please keep letting us know what runtimes look like.
     
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    Black and white shows with no existing transfers. The likelihood of VEI or even CBS for that matter pulling the 35mm negatives to master those shows for release is nil.
     
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    Since there are episodes of The Great Adventure on YouTube, two of good quality and at least one of which has a TV Land bug on it, there may be masters out there of at least some of them.
     
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    A few episodes surfaced in film circles around 30 years ago. I don't remember off the top of my head how many but it was a low number, maybe 5 or so and another aired on TV Land. Its an okay show, interesting but I didn't think it was great, at least not the few I saw.
     
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    Has VEi announced anything coming out recently? It seems I haven't heard of anything in awhile.

    ==jthree
     
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    I still hope they are going to release more lost treasures. Among my picks...
    Barefoot in the Park (TV series) (1970)
    Funny Face (1971) / The Sandy Duncan Show (1972)
    Me and the Chimp (1972)
    Paper Moon (TV series, 1974)
    Kate McShane (1975)
    The Cop and the Kid (1975-1976)
    Serpico (TV series, 1976-1977)
    Blansky's Beauties (1977)
    Busting Loose (1977) / The Ted Knight Show (1978)
    Who's Watching the Kids? (1978)
    Makin' It (1979)
    Out of the Blue (1979)
    The Associates (US TV series) (1979-1980)
    Goodtime Girls (1980)
    Foul Play (TV series) (1981)
    Madame's Place (1982-1983)
    The Renegades (1983)
    Ryan's Four (1983)
    Brothers (1984-1989)
    Mr. Sunshine (1986)
    All is Forgiven (1986)
    Gung Ho (TV series) (1986-1987)
    The Tortellis (1987)
    Bronx Zoo (1987-1988)
    Duet (1987-1989)
    Marblehead Manor (1987-1988)
    Dear John (US TV series) (1988-1992)

    TV movies wanted:
    Seven in Darkness (1969)
    The Silent Gun (1969)
    Quarantined (1970)
    Weekend of Terror (1970)
    Assault on the Wayne (1971)
    Dr. Cook's Garden (1971)
    Escape (1971)
    Terror in the Sky (1971)
    Women in Chains (1972)
    Night of Terror (1972)
    The Heist (1972)
    The Weekend Nun (1972)
    Poor Devil (1973)
    A Time for Love (1973)
    Red Alert (1977)
    Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (1977)
    True Grit: A Further Adventure (1978)
    Flesh and Blood (1979)
    Act of Violence (1979)
    The Gift (1979)
    The Top of the Hill (1980)
    The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything (1980)
    The Girl, the Gold Watch and Dynamite (1981)
    Roman Holiday (TV movie) (1987)
    Shooter (1988)

    ~Ben
     
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    You left out Star of the Family 1982 this time--I hope that isn't a lost show
     
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    I still hope they are going to release more lost treasures. Among my picks...
    Barefoot in the Park (TV series) (1970)
    Funny Face (1971) / The Sandy Duncan Show (1972)
    Me and the Chimp (1972)
    Paper Moon (TV series, 1974)
    Archer (1975 TV series; also includes the 1974 TV movie The Underground Man)
    Kate McShane (1975)
    The Cop and the Kid (1975-1976)
    Serpico (TV series, 1976-1977)
    Blansky's Beauties (1977)
    Busting Loose (1977) / The Ted Knight Show (1978)
    Szysznyk (1977)
    Mulligan's Stew (1977)
    Who's Watching the Kids? (1978)
    Brothers and Sisters (1979)
    $weepstake$ (1979)
    Makin' It (1979)
    Out of the Blue (US TV series, 1979)
    Working Stiffs (1979)
    The Associates (US TV series, 1979-1980)
    Goodtime Girls (1980)
    Foul Play (TV series) (1981)
    Making the Grade (1982)
    Madame's Place (1982-1983)
    Star of the Family (1982)
    The New Odd Couple (1982-1983)
    The Renegades (1983; also includes the eponymous 1982 TV movie)
    Ryan's Four (1983)
    Mr. Smith (TV series, 1983)
    Call to Glory (1984-1985)
    Brothers (1984-1989)
    Mr. Sunshine (1986)
    All is Forgiven (1986)
    Gung Ho (TV series) (1986-1987)
    The Cavanaughs (1986-1989)
    The Tortellis (1987)
    Bronx Zoo (1987-1988)
    Duet (1987-1989) / Open House (1989-1990)
    Marblehead Manor (1987-1988)
    Day by Day (1988-1989)
    Dear John (US TV series, 1988-1992)
    Ferris Bueller (1990)
    Brooklyn Bridge (1991-1993)

    TV movies wanted:
    Seven in Darkness (1969)
    The Silent Gun (1969)
    Quarantined (1970)
    Weekend of Terror (1970)
    Assault on the Wayne (1971)
    Dr. Cook's Garden (1971)
    Escape (1971)
    Terror in the Sky (1971)
    Women in Chains (1972)
    Night of Terror (1972)
    The Heist (1972)
    The Weekend Nun (1972)
    Poor Devil (1973)
    A Time for Love (1973)
    Delancey Street: The Crisis Within (1975)
    Red Alert (1977)
    Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night (1977)
    True Grit: A Further Adventure (1978)
    Flesh and Blood (1979)
    Act of Violence (1979)
    The Gift (1979)
    The Top of the Hill (1980)
    The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything (1980)
    The Girl, the Gold Watch and Dynamite (1981)
    James A. Michener's Space (1985)
    Command 5 (1985)
    Roman Holiday (TV movie) (1987)
    Shooter (1988)

    For pmprod: Updated to include that and a few others I forgot.

    ~Ben
     
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    I do agree with wanting to see "Whirlybirds" be released. I remember seeing a few copies on YouTube about a year ago. They were old, extremely low-quality VHS rips of beat up 16mm prints from Viacom. I checked the Syndication Bible, and that show isn’t even listed. Does somebody else own the rights to it now?
     

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