SHAZAM! Live action 70s show--Am I the only one who wants this on DVD?

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  1. AlanBrom

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    TV Land has been running the same eight episodes of the 1970's Filmation series, SHAZAM on late weekend nights. I believe they are going to stop airing them for a while, but the fun cheesiness of this series makes me now want to own all 20-something episodes on DVD if it ever came to that. Bring on ISIS as well, since they did some cross-over episodes.
     
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    I'd like to see this one as well. Were there really only 20 episodes?
     
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    Oh hell yeah, I'd buy that in a hot second. The up-side is that with the Filmation library sold to Entertainment Rights, and with their intent to release DVDs in the US - we very well might get Shazam, Isis and lots more.

    I'd love Shazam and Isis, but I'd REALLY get excited over Jason of Star Command, Ark II or the Ghost Busters (which had nothing to do with the 1984 movie).
     
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    I believe there were roughly 28 episodes, including cross-overs with the ISIS show. These ran on CBS from 1974-1977.
     
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    According to TV Tome Shazam had three seasons - 15 the first, 7 and 6 the other two seasons. Isis had two seasons, with 15 and 7 respectivly.
     
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    Thanks for the info. It's amazing how childhood memories tricked me into thinking that these shows had much longer runs.

    I've caught a couple of Shazam episodes on TV Land. It doesn't hold up for me, although I might buy it if reasonably priced just for nostalgia's sake. I'd much rather have the 50s Superman and 60s Batman though to satisfy my superhero thirst.

    Steve
     
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    I too would buy up Shazaam! in a heartbeat! Although I LOVE the episodes with Jackson Bostwick (no one could've made a better Captain Marvel), what the heck were they thinking when they cast John Davy for the role? The guy looks like a fat thug, not a superhero! Anyway, I still love this show, and would buy it immediately, along with ISIS, whenever it comes out on DVD.

    Carlos.
     
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    I want this show also. With New Line making a new Shazam movie. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw this.

    And I still think Patrick Warburton as Captain Marvel would be perfect.
     
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    LOL... That seems to be a popular opinion about him.
     
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    Well, I think a great deal of that is because these shows ran forEVER. HR Pufnstuf ran for like 5 or 6 years on two networks - and it only had 17 episodes total.

    After Shazam finished up its run, it then reran as the Shazam/Isis Power Hour, then as the Tarzan/Shazam hour - and proabably a couple of other times I'm not accounting for. They really milked those 25 episodes for all they were worth, so it only makes sense that it felt like hundreds and hundreds of episodes.
     
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    Personally I'd rather see the Isis episodes released on DVD first. Joanna Cameron was one of the most beautiful women ever on TV.
     
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    I don't want the live action show, but I'd gladly buy the cartoon on DVD.

    Jeff
     
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    yep- same here!
    that's not hyperbole, either.
    an extraordinarily beautiful woman.
    i would go absolutely nutz if these finally get released.
    i've got a couple of VHS tapes that i picked up from a toy show a while back, but the quality is unwatchable on one, and pretty rough on the other.
    i just saw a VH1 show on the 70's and it gave a few minutes to renminiscing about these shows.
    these were two of the most popular childrens programs from that decade.

    i think anyone looking at them as superhero thrills material is missing the point.
    they were simply value lessons much like Davey & Goliath (which i would also love to have a set of now-even though i hated the show as a kid).

    i tried to send a letter to ER a couple days ago when i first heard they aquired the show, but after spending 20 minutes composing the letter my station timed out.
    i definitely plan to send a few emails their way in the next few days though.
     
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    Saw this recently on TV and it was.........Horrible. Right up there with Elecktra Woman and Dina Girl.

    I'll pass.
     
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    "Saw this recently on TV and it was.........Horrible. Right up there with Elecktra Woman and Dina Girl."

    Oooh yeah, that's another series I'd love to have complete on DVD. Talk about a gorgeous lady...Deidre Hall was "IT".

    Carlos.
     
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    The 70s were a great decade for women in superheroine costumes. [​IMG] (Joanna Cameron, Deidre Hall, Lynda Carter).
     
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    I believe the Tom Tyler serial, The Adventures of Captain Marvel, is being readied for release on DVD. This is considered by many (at least before the release of Spider-Man and X-Men) to be the greatest comic-book film adaptation ever.

    I've never seen it, but I've wanted to for many years...
     
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    ill buy the Shazzan cartoons but not Shazam. :p)


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    She's still pretty hot on Days of Our Lives. He Character is killing half the town. A far cry from Elecktra Woman.

    Never noticed until recently that the actor that played Billy was quite feminine.
    Where is he now?
     
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    Michael Gray runs a florist shop with his wife that caters to a number of celebrities.
     

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