Survivor Africa (and Survivor Marquesas)

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  1. Frank Anderson

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    I know we will never see box sets but will Survivor Africa ever be release like the first two?
     
  2. Daniel Kikin

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    And if this ever gets released, please try to include a lot more footage on the challenges and less audition footage. The audition footage just took up too much space on the last two and really broke up the flow too much.
     
  3. Martin Blythe

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    No plans, sorry.
     
  4. Frank Anderson

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    Damn
     
  5. Daniel Kikin

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    Ditto, Frank.
     
  6. Lafe F

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    This thread was missed http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=45958
    No Plans????
    I don't think the 16 people who were on that show will be very happy about this news. I would very much like to have a Survivor 3 disc. I guess the others didn't sell well enough.
     
  7. John Berggren

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    I honestly think the only way these will sell is if they contain gratuitous nudity. I can't think of any other reason to pick them up.
     
  8. Lafe F

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    Paramount, when Survivor Marquesis comes to DVD, which it likely will - please make it a double case that contains a bonus Survivor Africa DVD inside. Thanks.
     
  9. Jeff Kleist

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    Lafe,

    I think that there won't be any more Survivor DVDs, otherwise they would make one of Africa. The first 2 didn't sell very well.

    I think most "reality" programming is basically throw-away, people watch it once and then the suspense is gone, and since there's no narrative, no real desire to watch it again.
     
  10. Lafe F

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    Jeff, you could very well be correct. I'm not sure of the exact sales figures of the first two Survivor DVDs.

    I'm not sure if the reason there was no Survivor Africa DVD was because of the sales of the first two - or the abysmal television viewer ratings Survivor Africa got.
     
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  12. John Berggren

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    I'd be interested in picking up a Marqueses edition of Survivor on DVD. The series is the best it's been since Palua Tiga. Australia was just alright, and Africa was less interesting still. Marqueses is as good as or better than the first. I'd be very happy to pick up a DVD of this season's highlights.
     
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    I think that if Paramount released each season in their entirety on three discs AND included relevant never before seen scenes, then people would buy (but perhaps not in huge numbers).

    That said, there are MANY more Paramount TV properties I wish they'd work on before working on Survivor. Police Squad and Andy Richter Controls the Universe for instance.
     
  14. Frank Anderson

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    I also think season sets would have sold much better, especially if they included extra footage from the show. The main problem with the first two DVD's is that the only extra footage was from the audition tapes of the contestants, which I really don't care about that much.

    However, like Frank said, I still bought them to show support hoping to eventually see season sets.
     
  16. Frank Anderson

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    Ok I just finished watching Survivor 4 reunion (with Rosie O'Donnell [​IMG] ) and she said all the survivors were going to get Survivor 1 through 4 DVD's! How can I get mine?
     
  17. Jeff Kleist

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    Frank, they were probably made for internal use only. You have to become buddies with someone at CBS involved with the show is my guess
     
  18. Daniel Kikin

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    I was also thinking they are internal DVD's but that doesn't stop me from coveting them! It's really unfair to announce something like that's not available to the public. At least if you want the cars they won, you could go out and get them.
     
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    I thought Rosie was great.

    I'd love to pick up a Survivor 4 DVD!
     
  20. Gord Lacey

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    I looked at the recap Survivor discs but I didn't pick them up because there wasn't enough stuff I hadn't already seen. Now, if they included the CBS Early Show interviews on the discs I would grab them.

    I think it's all about giving the consumer something they haven't seen.

    Gord
     

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