Penny Singleton dead...Blondie or Jetsons coming?

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  1. Jeff Swearingen

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    http://www.cnn.com/2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/1....ap/index.html

    This article/obituary just got myself wondering if we'd ever see either the Blondie movies or the Jetsons on DVD. I remember watching the Blondie movies on Saturday mornings as a kid and I honestly couldn't tell you how long it's been since I caught a rerun of George and his boy Elroy on TV.
     
  2. Kyle McKnight

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    There's just something odd about this thread....
     
  3. Jeff Swearingen

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    Yeah, its a weird phenomenon, but when people die interest for what they did increases a lot! I saw many people searching for Bob Hope movies after he died...the same with Gregory Peck (and again after To Kill a Mockingbird made the AFI 50 Heroes list). And let's not forget how retailers keep releasing new CDs after people die (Johnny Cash, Elvis, Tupac Shakur)

    So when I saw the obit I thought, gee I wonder if any of this is going to see its way on a DVD any time soon...that's all.
     
  4. Paul Drake

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    The Blondie films (all 28) were released on VHS; some are still available.

    I doubt we'll see these on DVD anytime soon, which is a shame because they're great fun. Arthur Lake was a great Dagwood and Miss Singleton played Blondie to perfection.

    These films are short. If Abbott and Costello style authoring (putting 2 films per side on a double sided disc) were used, the entire series would only take 7 discs. I would buy them.

    Sorry to say, I was never a Jetsons fan.
     
  5. Dane Marvin

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    I would expect to see The Jetsons released at about the same time as a season one release of The Flintstones. Since not too many people are familiar with her, I doubt this will do anything to expediate the DVD releases of The Jetsons or Blondie.

    I, for one, would love season sets of the Flintstones and perhaps the complete series of the original Jetsons (and then the '80s revival episodes after that). I think these would also be huge sellers.
     
  6. Casey Trowbridg

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    I would consider a purchase of the Jetsons if they were released in season sets on DVD, although a Flintstones release would be a must own.
     
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    There's just something odd about this thread.... [​IMG]
     
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    Funny thing...

    When FLINTSTONES season one got released on Laserdisc... it was a no sell...

    The set is now very rare....

    Dugger
     
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    absolutely

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  11. john mcfadden

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    The LD set of Flinstones was probobly over $100.00 ...no wonder it didnt sell :b
     
  12. Chuck L

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    I would love to see all the Blonie films come to DVD...they were great fun. Deborah Harry was just plain hot when she was younger! (Sorry, couldn't help but do that...)

    Can't recall the actor's name at the moment, but when did the guy who played Dagwood pass away? Penny was wonderful.
     
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    Arthur Lake (Dagwood) died in 1987 at age 82.
     
  14. David Lambert

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    Here is the answer to Jeff's question.
     

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