Sanford & Son, Perry Mason, and The A-Team on DVD from Columbia House

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  1. MatthewA

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    I couldn't believe my eyes, but I searched the Columbia House web page and found that they are now offering DVDs of Sanford and Son. I must have these, even though I bought 29 VHS tapes from them.

    They are also offering Perry Mason and the A-Team on DVD as well.
     
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    That's great to hear about Sanford and Son - now if they could just get Giligan's Island on DVD.

    Do they offer all the episodes of Sanford?
     
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    Oh, no! I've wanted both Sanford and the A-Team on DVD for a long time, but I dread the Columbia House model for TV series releases. Still, this'll be the only way to get them and I don't know if I can pass them up. I just hope the quality is good. Price will be a huge factor, though, as I just don't know if I can pay $24.95+ per disc.

    Hmm. With the A-Team coming, can Airwolf be far behind?
     
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    I am not thrilled either. But, if they release the Equalizer and SWAT. It might be my only way to get them on dvd. I just hope they put 4(1 hr) episodes on a disc and not 2. That would make their pricing scheme a little easier to go down.
     
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    Unfortunately, it looks like they will have only 2 episodes per disc, if the A-Team disc is any indication:
    http://www.columbiahouse.com/i2/cgis...e=ATMW&eqpCd=W
    BTW, I see they offer the regular Paramount Star Trek discs. I imagine that's a special case, but can the other series be purchased in stores? That would make buying these much easier. I could pick and choose and go at my own pace. I pretty much know the answer, but I wish that was how things stood.
     
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    The quality of the Sanford & Son VHS releases is quite good. The DVDs should be even better. I just hope they're in the broadcast order. I hope I can find someone who will buy my VHS tapes once I replace them all with DVDs.

    In my VHS collection, 116 out of 136 episodes were released. The whole series would take up 34 DVDs, nearly 3 years' wait. But with I Love Lucy, The Cosby Show, and All in the Family also on my list, it won't be a hard wait.

    If only Fox had bought out Norman Lear's production company instead of Columbia (under Coca-Cola ownership). Sigh.
     
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    I just received the first disc in the "Hogans Heroes" series. 4 chronological(by air date)episodes starting with the pilot. Unfortunately, this info was gleaned only from the keepcase and I cannot comment on picture quality as the dvd would not play. Never had a problem with any of my 140+ dvds. The disc was produced by Columbiahouse and the packaging was impressive, lots of info and trivia. I'm calling for a replacement tomorrow, hoping it's just a bad disc and not a major manufacturing defect.
     
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    Maybe offered as DVD club selection in the future? That would almost make it worth it again. Wait... NAH!
     
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    As far as Sanford and Son, I think I'd be most content with the Aunt Esther collection. The ones with LaWanda Page were the funniest, at least to me.
     
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    Watch it sucka! You ol' beady-eyed fool. Praise glory! Hallelujah!
    er, sorry. It just slipped out.
    Bryan
     
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    This is the way All ib the Family started...

    Maybe, just maybe, these (especially Perry Mason) will be released by season soon. I'd snarf seasons of PM in a dang heartbeat.
     
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    Don't give them any ideas, Will. I want Sanford full boxes, not Best Ofs. Esther was great, though.
     
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    Hi,

    Is anybody subscribing to the Columbia House Perry Mason DVD club? If so, what are your opinions and how many volumes do they have?

    I am a huge fan of the show, but I choke at paying $30 (after shipping) for just 2 episodes unless I'm going to get something very special.

    I agree with the others that it would be wonderful to have season by season of this. However since most of the 9 seasons had about 28-30 episodes (the 1st had 39), it is not likely to happen anytime soon.

    Thanks!
     

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