Seasons Released Scorecard: Starsky 4, MFU 0, Fugitive 0, Untouchables 0

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Michael Alden, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. Michael Alden

    Michael Alden Supporting Actor

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    Anyone want to take a crack at this one? Other than that Sony actually knows how to put out product and Warner and Paramount don't.
     
  2. Mark Talmadge

    Mark Talmadge Cinematographer

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    What the F is MFU? It would be nice if you clarify what shows you're talking about instead of abbreviating them ...
     
  3. Linda Thompson

    Linda Thompson Supporting Actor

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    MFU = The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ???
     
  4. Michael Alden

    Michael Alden Supporting Actor

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    Yes, sorry, thought that one was easy to decipher.
     
  5. michael_ks

    michael_ks Screenwriter

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    It is if you are an U.N.C.L.E. fan like me...Actually, all Michael had to do was type MFU, F, U and I would have known what he was talking about. (Uh, at least I think so...let's not go there...)

    Getting to the matter at hand, yes, it is indeed shameful that these classics have yet to be announced for an official release. I'm also getting concerned because of shifting demographics and the perceived 'anachronistic' character these series are being viewed in--after all, of the 12 seasons represented (4 for each show), 8 of them are in (horrors!) B & W.

    MFU would seem the most likely candidate for release in '07, but I'm not holding my breath on the Anchor Bay/Warners fiasco getting worked out anytime soon. As for 'The Fugitive', well that show just HAS to be released at some point as it would be patently ridiculous to ignore perhaps the penultimate TV drama of all time...
     
  6. Malcolm Cleugh

    Malcolm Cleugh Second Unit

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    Starsky had the recent film to piggy back off. Guess it prompted a few people to buy the original TV series as well.

    You see this with other shows as well.
    Universal delayed Season 2 of Miami Vice to tie in to the film's release.
    Mission Impossible TV series seem to be being delayed so Paramount can tie in the Season 1 release to Mission Impossible 3's DVD release later this year.

    I'm sure if the rights were ever resolved an a film or TV remake of Man from Uncle appeared the DVDs of the old TV series would make a sudden appearance.
     
  7. michael_ks

    michael_ks Screenwriter

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    Well, theatrical versions of "The Fugitive" and "The Untouchables" were released over 15 years ago. So where does that leave the fans of the original series? One would hope that Paramount wouldn't be stupid enough to think "oh well, no chance to capitalize with these two series", but you never know with studios.
     

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