the Gong Show...and Gong Show Movie

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  1. paul_austin

    paul_austin Second Unit

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    I've always loved it and if they ever came out on DVD I'd buy them in a heartbeat...have there ever been any rumblings on this?
     
  2. Ronald Epstein

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    Paul,

    Highly doubtful we will see either.

    The Gong Show Movie was never released on any
    format -- not even VHS.

    As for the TV show? Not likely.
     
  3. Jon Martin

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    THE GONG SHOW MOVIE was shown for the first time in probably 15 years on TV, on the Sundance Channel, a few months ago. Don't know if that is a sign that Universal just remembered they had it, or what.

    But, if they didn't release it as a tie in CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (when there may have been interest), it is kind of doubtful they will release it.

    As for the show, I would guess music rights would make it a nightmare.
     
  4. Jon Baker

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    I'd buy these too, esp. The Gong Show Movie which included that spicy outtake of Jaye P. Morgan baring her breasts to "Gene Gene the Dancin' Machine."
     
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    The Gong Show Movie has been in heavy rotation on Sundance for a while.
     
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    Really? I could of sworn my Dads' shop had it way back in the early 80's on the Magnetic Video line. Seeing as I was about 8 years old, I'm sure I'm wrong, and of course doesn't really matter much now. I guess I should just shut up.

    I would love to get these, as I've never actually seen it, just heard alot about it and seen the odd clip. I was most dissapointed that no clips showed up on the "confessions" DVD. I'm sure there's more people out there like me who would get this based only on curiosity as well.
     
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    That is the main reason the show doesn't air on GSN in reruns. If they can't get the music rights for reruns it will probably be impossible to get the rights for DVD releases.
     
  8. Keith Paynter

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    It was seen in Canada on Showtime a few months back. After ten minutes I couldn't stand any more.
     
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    As we all know a DVD release of anything "Gong" is highly unlikely, I thought some of you might like to know that the "movie" is airing again on Sundance soon so that you can record it yourself (or, as I did, arrange for a friend to record it for you).

    Friday 06.16.06 at 08:00 AM
    Monday 06.19.06 at 09:20 AM
     

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