Seinfeld on DVD?

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  1. Brenton

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    With all these TV shows coming to DVD in season-by-season sets, why don't we yet have Seinfeld, history's greatest series on DVD?
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

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    While far from the greatest show in history IMO, Seinfeld will likely not come out until it starts its cable secondary syndication run, I believe next year
     
  3. Inspector Hammer!

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    Man, one can only hope! I'm getting anxious for these season sets! [​IMG]
     
  4. James L White

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    I guess Columbia-Tri Star thinks season sets won't sell[​IMG] I'd buy season sets for sure[​IMG]
     
  5. Rex Bachmann

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    Brenton wrote:
    Every three or four months it's broken-record time. Here goes:
    The studio that owns the rights to this material just last year---or two years ago?---signed a new billion-dollar second-run broadcast syndication deal. No doubt, part of that deal includes a window for homevideo release of Seinfeld programming. In other words, the local stations that broadcast the program and pay a premium licencing fee do not want homevideo competition for that same programming during the life of the syndication deal.
    Plainly put, Columbia/TriStar probably is forbidden to release the show on homevideo during the life of the contract. That's often how American tv works.
    Get it?
     
  6. David Lambert

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    Rex, you pretty much nailed it!

    Columbia is concentrating it's TV-on-DVD efforts on more vintage-type stuff like All In The Family, The Jeffersons, and Sanford & Son. The latest thing they've put out that isn't a kid's show is Larry Sanders.

    I expect them to stick to things like What's Happening and Good Times before heading to more modern fare again, like Married With Children and the aformentioned Seinfeld. That is, once all other contracts have expired and they are ABLE to visit that title!

    In the meantime, please be patient...and check TVShowsOnDVD for news, and to cast votes for your favorite shows (see link in my sig).
     
  7. Bill GrandPre

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    Columbia Tri-Star has joined the TV-on-DVD game with their "All In The Family" sets, but for reasons that have already been mentioned in this thread a "Seinfeld" DVD release isn't possible at this time.
     
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  9. Rex Bachmann

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    Ricardo_C wrote:
     
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    Boys, boys ...
     
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  12. Brenton

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    Every three or four months is hardly redundant! I didn't see a thread on the subject on the first couple of pages, so I figured I may as well go for it.

     
  13. MikeEckman

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    Hey guys, I was just wondering when Seinfeld was going to be on DVD?! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Just kidding...although I would love to see Seinfeld on DVD eventually, I'm not really all that excited about it, because Ive seen so many of the episodes recently (within the last 2-3 years on syndication). To me, boxed sets of TV shows are more valuable to me when its been years since I've seen the show. I have all 3 sets of Star Trek TNG and I get excited watching every single show, because I barely remember some of them and dont remembers others at all, even though I know I saw almost every episode when they first aired.
    I would certainly not like to dissuade Columbia from releasing it on DVD, however, I would be more interested in seeing a show like Married with Children on DVD which has been off the air a little longer (not to mention got its start before Seinfeld).
    Either way, I would definitely buy every season of Seinfeld if it came to our favorite 5 inch disc! [​IMG]
     
  14. Marshall Alsup

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    Seinfeld is tied with ST:TNG for greatest show ever and I would LOVE for them to release it. I understand why they haven't but I wish that they would!


    -Marshall
     
  15. Stephen Ford

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    I wonder when more series of Larry Sanders will come out ?

    Its taking for ever to release them.
     
  16. Scott_J

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    We COULD see Seinfeld hit DVD sooner than we think. I saw the following link posted in a thread at DVDTalk:
     
  17. Jeff Kleist

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    I'd say it's quite possible

    Once those TBS first-run airings are out of the way, it's much more open
     
  18. Brenton

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  19. Matthew H

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    I knew Seinfeld was coming to TBS within these next few years, but is it this year already? Or September 2003?
     
  20. Brenton

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    Whenever it is, I can't wait. Then I can watch it MORE...
     

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