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THE IMMORTAL (1970-1971) to hit DVD very soon!

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by ClassicTVMan1981X, Oct 5, 2017.

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    ClassicTVMan1981X

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    VEI have just put up a teaser video regarding the DVD release of THE IMMORTAL (1970-1971)! Like THE MAGICIAN (1973-1974) this was another short-lived series I remember watching on the old Sci-Fi Channel back in 1996.

    You know what this means? It means that the rare 1968 Paramount Television "Split Box 1" logo with "Closet Killer 1," as seen on the 1969 90-minute pilot, has finally been saved! That logo was dearly missed from the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE season 4 and MANNIX season 3 DVDs!

    ~Ben
     
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    I've never seen this show. I'm a Christopher George fan and from what little I can research on the writers and directors of this show, it looks like something I'll give a chance.
     
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    Thanks for posting the video Ben...I presume the episodes will look as good as this and be unedited...wonderful news!
     
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    You're welcome!

    ~Ben
     
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    I’m trying to recall the original list of planned VEI releases. Once The Immortal does come out, are there any remaining shows besides Longstreet and Evening Shade?
     
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    Longstreet (1971-1972) is the last one from that group of shows produced by Paramount Television as they (VEI) had first announced two years ago that remains to be released.

    Other Paramount Television shows from the list you mention they'd released on DVD as of late:
    Petrocelli (1974-1976) (December 16, 2016)
    Nero Wolfe (1981) (May 19, 2017)
    The Magician (1973-1974) (August 25, 2017)
    Angie (1979-1980) (September 1, 2017)

    ~Ben
     
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    A great show, this is brilliant news. Hopefully they have many shows waiting in the pipeline still.
     
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    Can anyone tell me more about the creative team behind the show? I know it was based on a novel by James Gunn, but who was responsible for developing it into a TV series?
     
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    James Gunn also wrote all the teleplays for the series...so it was very much his baby...some great guest stars like Vic Morrow, Bruce Dern, Lynda Day George, Lee Meriweather, John Dehner, Ralph Bellamy, Sherry Jackson, Carol Lynley and a very young Ed Begley Jr.,...good action with some fine desert cinematography...The series was nominated for the prestigious Science Fiction Hugo Award too...

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    Just watched the pilot episode of this the other day on YouTube. Really liked it and will buy the series when available.
     
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    I always enjoy these 60s-era Fugitive knock-offs, so I'm in.
     
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    Really pumped about this one. One of my favorites and a definite purchase. Just wish their shipping was not so exorbitant. Ready to see a date on this one.

    That clip sure looks good. Hope the series matches up.
     
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    I haven't seen all the episodes of The Immortal, just the pilot and a couple more when Sci-Fi Channel ran it in the 1990s, but it's a fun show. As you can see from the teaser (which is the regular opening for the show -narrated by Paul Frees!), in tone, it's basically a cross between The Fugitive and Mannix, with a bit of earthbound sci-fi built into the premise.

    Anyway, I'm pleased with the news. This was pretty high on my "Grail" list (along with Coronet Blue), and I'm sure Longstreet can't be far behind. Now if only someone influential would show some love and attention toward T.H.E. Cat...
     
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    Besides Longstreet and Evening Shade, VEI's list also included the Touched by an Angel spin-off Promised Land and a UPN show called Level 9.
     
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    The narration also reminds me of Star Trek (The Original Series).

    ~Ben
     
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    That would be great news!
     
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    I'm still patiently waiting for VEI to release the complete series of "Viper", which has been promised several times now but keeps getting held up for some reason. People keep asking for them to release it on the VEI Facebook page but still no dice.
     
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    Thanks! I thought there were a couple of others, but couldn’t recall them.
     
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    The Viper trademark is owned by Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), so I think it is FCA that may really be calling "no dice" on this just yet.

    ~Ben
     
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    Like others I am delighted that this show is coming to DVD. I have never seen an episode but it looks like the sort of programme that I would really enjoy watching.
     
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