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The Brady Bunch 50th Anniversary. Might we finally see a Brady Blu-ray

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Kyrsten Brad, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. moviebuff75

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    Everything but the variety show. No mention of restorations.
     
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    ClassicTVMan1981X

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    And for obvious reasons... the 1977 Variety series featured renditions of certain popular songs sung by the then-current version of the cast (with Geri Reischl in Eve Plumb's place as Jan), in which the money needed to clear each song they sang would make it too expensive to release in full. There had been a DVD set with two episodes, which has since been out of print.

    ~Ben
     
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    Also, it wasn't a Paramount production. Man, I wish this was a blu set.
     
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    Right, but one by Sid & Marty Krofft, in cooperation with Paramount (which owns The Brady Bunch name and characters).

    ~Ben
     
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    Hmmm, It looks like Paramount is attempting to include the whole Brady Bunch franchise (minus the variety show) but I wonder. The Brady Brides was the series proper. The pilot was the TV movie The Brady Girls Get Married. Not to be a pessimist, but is this going to include The Brady Girls Get Married or just The Brady Brides series?

    Also, I'm sure that The Bradys and The Brady Brides might get a separate release. There are far too many of us that already own The Brady Bunch, The Brady Kids and A Very Brady Christmas (and maybe the movies too). Unless the price is too good to pass up, I can't see double dipping just for the two continuation (and they are a continuation rather than spin offs) series.
     
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    I am sure that the pilot will be there!

    ~Ben
     
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    Target pre-order price is $69.99, which is a bargain for all this. I did want to see the two theatrical films on Blu someday, though.
     
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    I really hope Brides and Bradys get separate releases. Only thing that could really sell me on this set is if Brady Kids has been restored since the DVD release a few years back.
     
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    And as I said earlier, only The Brady Brides of these two follow-ups is of any real significance to the franchise as it was the second and last time all nine cast members from the original 1969-74 series had appeared together since the season 5 episode "The Hustler."

    ~Ben
     
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    This might be good for me since I don't have anything Brady and was just recently contemplating getting the complete series.
     
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    I’ll double dip on this. The price is right
     
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    Man, just caved and got Brady Kids today! Also have my shag box for Brady Bunch. But to get The Bradys and The Brady Brides? Mayyyyyybbbbbeeee...
     
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    Seasons 3 and 5 always had the same opening theme and closing theme. They went back to it because they weren’t happy with the season 4 versions.
     
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    That was just the 90-minute movie that started it. It's not clear whether they will include it with the 1981 sequel series, which Florence and Ann only occasionally appeared on and the men avoided altogether. This show was how Eve Plumb made up for skipping the variety series (also held hostage by the Music Rights Monster even though the godawful Pink Lady, also by Sid and Marty Kroft, escaped its clutches) for a Burger Chef commercial. It only ran a year because CBS's The Dukes of Hazzard trounced it and another Sherwood Schwartz production, Harper Valley PTA (starring Barbara Eden and based on the movie and song, but produced by Universal), yet when Grant Tinker took over as head of NBC and promised to rebrand it as a more highbrow network, the latter show got a second chance next season but not the former.
     
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    So are there any special features that are exclusive to the the older set and missing from this one?
     
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    Good question. I seem to recall that a few of the kids did commentary on at least two season 1 episodes. Be interesting to see if that makes it over to this new release.
     
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    What was wrong with the fourth-season tracks?
     
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    Regardless of whether or not the pilot will be in this box set (my mind hopes it will be!), it will also be interesting to know if the original 1980 Paramount Television logo (the one where the word "Television" never appears) will remain or not...


    But this would be the intended version...


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    Yes. I can watch it anytime via Hulu and CBS All Access.
     
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    My read was there wasn't anything technically wrong with the Season 4 tracks, just that Paramount wasn't esthetically pleased with them, for whatever reason.

    CHEERS! :)
     

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