SNL Season dvds

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  1. Jeremy Jones

    Jeremy Jones Stunt Coordinator

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    Who else would like to see Saturday Night Live come out in season box sets?? At least the classic years.
     
  2. Ricardo C

    Ricardo C Producer

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    I would buy every set from the 1985-1995 seasons. To me, the cast that dominted those seasons (Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Chris Farley, early Adam Sandler, Nora Dunn, Jon Lovitz, et al) was the best SNL ever had.

    As for the rest, I'd buy a few of the early seasons, and a couple of the more recent ones (say what you will about the "decline" of SNL, but Ferrell and Kattan are gods. Sanz and Fallon aren't half bad, either.) And Tina Fey... And Rachel Dratch... Hell, I'll pick them ALL up.
     
  3. Jeremy Jones

    Jeremy Jones Stunt Coordinator

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    I agree. I was thinking mostly about the Chevy Chase/Dan Akroyd/John Belushi years, but the new ones are really just as funny. If they do make them, I'll really be broke!
     
  4. Ricardo C

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    Yup [​IMG] Dang, this could be THE most expensive DVD collection in history. Over 25 seasons, over 500 LONG episodes... But I would stick it out (would take me some 20 years to pay it all off, probably). I just don't want any more "Best of" SNL packages. I want it on DVD, and I want in in FULL [​IMG]
     
  5. Robert Spalding

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    shouldnt this be in the polls section?
     
  6. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    I'd probably go for the Eddie Murphy years....some of those skits were some of the best comedy he has ever done. I still crack up when I see the occasional one on the comedy network.
     
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  8. Ben Motley

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    And all I want is two lousy seasons of Fridays. [​IMG]
     
  9. Alex Shk

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    As far as getting these episodes uncut - I think that securing the rights to the musical performances would be extremly difficult. The broadcast rights the artist sign away for their appearances are not applicable to home sales for profit. The artists, their management and their contracted distrbutors (record companies) will all want a piece of the pie. There may be additional fees for the actors and writers as well. That is probably the reason the "best of" tapes and DVD's are always released - it only takes one "no" answer to cause an edit in an episode.
     
  10. Bryan_ZZ

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    Who here thinks this should be in the polls section?
    Just kidding - I am a wild and crazy guy. [​IMG]
    I would love to be able to pick out seasons to buy. Some are hits and some are misses...
    Bryan
     
  11. David Von Pein

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    1975-1979 .... Yes!
    THE all-time funniest SNL moment was ........
    >> "Jane, you ignorant slut! When one talks of the dangers of drugs...one isn't concerned with the casual user, such as yourself, who bows to social pressure and takes an occasional toke or snort as a prelude to sexual intercourse with a stranger! My concern is the habitual user, for whom the cumulative effect of the drug has done damage. As for marijuana, all the evidence isn't in....but early reports point to a long-term loss of short-term memory, hyper-development of the male mamalia, and a general lack of ambition which has destroyed this nation's economy! Maybe paraquat wasn't such a bad idea. As a colorless, tasteless, odorless substance which caused lung damage, it deterred at least some marijuana consumption. Maybe a stronger such substance should be added to cocaine. One that produces the actual visible coughing of blood. Let's make killer-dope killer-dope and rid the world of all these drug-dependent degenerates. Then we can concentrate our full attention toward all the hagged-out, dried-out ignorant sluts like yourself!!!" -- Weekend Update/Dan Aykroyd
    [Not bad from memory, huh? Who, besides me, wet themselves upon first hearing the above Aykroyd tirade?!]
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  12. David Von Pein

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    Is there any news on more SNL DVDs? I would really like season sets (minus the musical performances, because of the rights issue and that they aren't that good anyway) but its probably not going to happen soon.

    I would at the very least still like:

    Presidential Bash 2000 (Why was this VHS only???)

    Halloween Special

    Christmas

    SNL Goes Commercial

    Best of:

    Phil Hartman

    Eddie Murphy

    Will Ferrell

    Alec Baldwin

    John Goodman

    John Belushi

    Chevy Chase

    Dan Aykroyd

    Bill Murray

    There were 68 matches at Amazon.com on VHS for SNL videos, when are the rest coming?
     
  15. Eugene Esterly

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    I would buy season sets of SNL. SNL is a great show but, IMO, best of DVD's will not do justice for this show. I don't really care about the musical performances (I skip thru them when watching the episodes which I taped, so they can edit out the musical performances)

    UPDATE: SNL must include the music videos. I just remembered a music video from SNL that I like. John Cougar Mellancamp singing Hurts So Good from an 1980's SNL show. SNL shows must include the music videos. If I don't like the music video(s) then I will fast forward using my DVD remote.
     
  16. Jackson Catts

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    I understand that there are SNL DVDs, but are they edited for content? Should this be a concern for fans who want uncensored and unedited SNL?
     
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    I'd like to see SNL DVDs that feature skits from the dress rehearsals. The dress rehearsals always last about a half hour longer, so there are many clips that don't make it to air. Usually this is because they aren't funny enough, but some times they pick the wrong skits! I went to the dress rehearsal last week and they cut out some hilarious stuff.

    Regarding music clearances: Doesn't SNL get to do whatever they want with the musical guest appearances? They are on all the classic SNLs that air on E! - I doubt they had to clear all of those. Plus they have aired complete episodes on VHS before.
     
  18. David Illingworth II

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    SNL season sets are something that need to happen. A classic show like this, which is really more of an institution by now, needs this. Everything from 1998 on, when Will Ferrell joined the cast, was great. Not just him and Kattan, but Jim Bruer, Cheri Oteri, Ana Gasteyer, Traci Morgan, Tim Meadows, Jimmy Fallon, Maya Rudolph ... and on and on. They all do great work, and they've produced some great characters like the Ladies Man, the Lovers, Astronaut Jones, the Joe Pesci show, and Mango.

    Where is the Mango movie by the way? I would be surprised if it didn't happen at some point. Too bad they messed up the Ladies Man, that should have been a great movie.
     
  19. LarryDavenport

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    Unless they include EVERY musical performance I am not interested.
     
  20. John Kilduff

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    Music rights for SNL are the ultimate nightmare, and not just in terms of the performances...

    You need to factor in background songs and songs performed in sketches and monologues by hosts and cast members (they've used songs by literally everybody from Irving Berlin to Van Halen). You're easily looking at half-a-billion dollars of clearances...

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    I would like to see the Sigourney Weaver/Buster Poindexter "SNL" episode from 1986 myself, which featured her and Christopher Durang performing a medley of 80s songs in the style of Bertolt Brecht, and also her singing a duet with Poindexter on "Baby, It's Cold Outside".
     

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