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The future of Warner Archives vintage TV releases

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Neil Brock, Jun 26, 2019.

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  1. Randy Korstick

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    Johnny Cyper is a curious choice by WAC considering how many unreleased HB cartoons they have left and quite a few Ruby Spears. Just like Marine Boy I have never heard of this and I don't think either were shown in the 70's or 80's in California when I grew up. For Japanese cartoons we had Speed Race, Gigantor and Kimba the White Lion but not these two. We also had the Mighty Hercules.
     
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    I remember watching Marine Boy (and then Speed Racer) growing up in the 70s in Washington State, but don't recall ever seeing or hearing about Johnny Cypher. It does seem an odd choice to release...
     
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    Same here. I watched all cartoons of that genre and don't ever recall seeing or hearing about Johnny Cypher. I only managed a minute or so of that clip posted. There are far more, and better, things that've never seen release that are more deserving than the "worst cartoon ever made."
     
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    Sometimes new transfers are done for the cable networks (TNT, TCM, etc.) or the streaming services so Blu-Ray is not the only driving force for creating new transfers. I suspect that some of the remasters that Warner Archive has for new Blus are only justified within the whole Warner organization because they can also serve cable and streaming.
     
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    It's driven by TV and streaming, for sure. Disc sales are minuscule, especially these days.
     
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    Maybe there's still hope for Colt .45 and maybe, Temple Houston too!
     

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