Rockford Season 1 (6 disc set) in R2

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  1. RickardL

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    Awesome news! I'd imagine that R1 will get a 3-disc set around that time to.

    I can't wait, you've just made my day [​IMG]
     
  3. MattHR

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    According to the episode listing, the original pilot film is NOT included. Hopefully, it will be included as a special feature and the full specs will be confirmed soon.

    It would be a real shame if it's not included. The pilot is featured in syndicated reruns as a two-part episode retilted "Backlash of the Hunter". I'd rather have it included in its two-part version than not at all. I don't see any reason Universal would not include it in some form.
     
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    Never mind the UK.... When is The Rockford Files going to be released in the USA? [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, Rich, I could always buy a multi-standard DVD player. But forget the Region #s.
    It works by electrical formats: NTSC, PAL, and SECAM. [​IMG]
     
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    Jeff, not sure I follow you there with eletrical...
    Most multi region players are multi TV (NTSC/PAL) standard
    as well and some also converts PAL to NTSC and vice versa.
    So, even if your display doesn't handle PAL, it shouldn't
    be a big deal.
    Well, hopefully these sets will be available in R1/NTSC also soon.
     
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    I have a Panasonic DVD recorder that is an NTSC unit. Bought it in February 2003. It was an inexpensive unit, and doesn't have a lot of features other than Time Slip, Commercial Skip, and Finalize (so it can play in other DVD players). Do you think it would be able to play European discs recorded in the PAL format, Rickard?
     
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    Jeff, probably not with a DVD-recorder.
    Some JVC and Pioneer units, such as the DV-578A, are a safer bet.
     
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    Phillips DVP642 plays can be made region free by pressing 7,8,9,ok,0 with the tray open, it converts PAL to NTSC, there are others though. I wil be getting these on import later on if no news of US release seems forthcoming, good series to look into Blake's 7 and Robin of Sherwood if you import.
     
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    Play.com has posted that Season 2 is being released on November 14. That's less than three months after Season 1. Where the heck is the R1 announcement?
     
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    That's exactly what I want to know!!

    The news about the 1st & 2nd season in R2 is a good sign though!!
     
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    Just a FYI: Season 2 has been added to play;
    http://www.play247.com/play247.asp?p...2&title=717007

    The Rockford Files: Season 2 (6 Discs)
    availability: Due for release on 14/11/2005
    R2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players

    "This is Jim Rockford. At the tone leave your name and message and I'll get back to you"

    Jim Rockford (James Garner), one of the most laid-back PI's in TV history, returns to DVD in The Rockford Files - Season 2.

    In the spirit of James Garner's other famous small-screen character, Bret Maverick, Rockford is the kind of guy who'd rather avoid the fight and go fishing instead. An ex-con pardoned for an armed robbery he didn't commit, Jim usually finds that the cases he takes on turn out to be must more serious than he first thought...

    Featuring all 22 -episodes from season 2.

    Episodes comprise:

    1. The Aaron Ironwood School of Success
    2. The Farnsworth Stratagem
    3. Gearjammers (1)
    4. Gearjammers (2)
    5. The Deep Blue Sleep
    6. The Great Blue Lake Land and Development Company
    7. The Real Easy Red Dog
    8. Resurrection in Black & White
    9. Chicken Little Is a Little Chicken
    10. 2 Into 5.56 Won't Go
    11. Pastoria Prime Pick
    12. The Reincarnation of Angie
    13. The Girl in the Bay City Boys Club
    14. The Hammer of C Block
    15. The No-Cut Contract
    16. A Portrait of Elizabeth
    17. Joey Blue Eyes
    18. In Hazard
    19. The Italian Bird Fiasco
    20. Where's Houston?
    21. Foul on the First Play
    22. A Bad Deal in the Valley
    ---

    No R1 news yet?
     
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    Well, I just received my R2 box set today and YES, the pilot, Backlash of The Hunter, is included!!
    It is there as a two-parter, very nice indeed.
    In total, there are 25 episodes even though the packaging
    says 22 episodes which means that they count the two-part
    episodes as one. (Pilot, This case Is Closed, Profit and Loss).
    Nice surprise, I must say... :)
     
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    Region free players will almost all convert PAL to NTSC for playback on standard US TV sets. Tons of cheap players can convert PAL to NTSC out of the box, but you usually have to find a remote code on the net to make them region free. You can get started for under $50; less than the price of importing a "Rockford Files" set from the UK!
     
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    Anybody know why this was released on R2 first, with no R1 release in sight?

    Could it be because the USA branch are slowing down on classic show releases a bit in favour of new show releases atm?
     
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    I'm not sure why it hasn't been released here yet, but seeing as Season 2 has already been announced over there, I think the R1 release is LONG overdue!!
    Come on Universal, don't forget about the Classics...
    Which reminds me, where is Simon & Simon??[​IMG]
     

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