The Return of The Beverly Hillbillies

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  1. Ron1973

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    http://tvshowsondvd.com/n/17893
    It isn't the season sets I've been hoping for but this is a start. Amazon has had it on MOD for a while but to see it officially is nice. It wasn't a great movie and I hope they aren't basing demand for the series based on the movie. Maybe, just maybe, we're going to see the rest of the season sets come out. :cool:
     
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    It looks like MPI is also releasing some sort of Petticoat Junction set but it's going to be a 50th anniversary collection and they're not really saying what exactly will be on there. I would say that MPI is testing the waters to see if these sets will sell, or at least I hope so.
     
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    Release date of March 12 according to TV Shows on DVD!!! http://tvshowsondvd.com/n/17980
     
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    Good catch! It looks as if though they've changed "son" to "nephew." However, they still have it as MRS. Hathaway!
     
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    I'm not even sure if nephew is right. They could never seem to decide how Jethro & Jed were actually related. He was called nephew on-screen but Jethro's mother Pearl & Jed were cousins which makes Jed & Jethro cousins. I'm not sure why they didn't make Pearl Jed's sister from the beginning.
     
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    I'm leaning more to the PJ 50th anniversary set; haven't heard many good things about the Beverly return movie (although I am a fan of Klemperer and Ebsen) ... I love the girls on the cover, and seeing Lori Saunders just jump starts my enthusiasm... I'll wait to hear more, but I also want to effectively send a message about wanting season releases of both series.
     
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    The PJ set sounds like an extras disc that would have been wonderful to include with actual season sets. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Petticoat-Junction-Return-to-Hooterville/17978 PETTICOAT JUNCTION - RETURN TO HOOTERVILLE is a 50th Anniversary Tribute featuring cast interviews, behind-the-scenes materials, promotional appearances and other rare footage.
     
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    I've always wondered the same thing. There was one episode that Jed tried to explain it to Jethro. He went through a whole line of reasoning and ended up saying "well, anyway, I think you're a grand nephew" to which Jethro replied "thanks, Uncle Jed, you're a swell uncle!" :D The other alternative COULD be the same situation I'm in. I have cousins who are around the same age as my parents. I've never called them aunt/uncle but maybe that's the situation because of the age difference and Jed being his elder he just automatically called him uncle.
     
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    The problem there, though, is no matter how well these sell, MPI doesn't have the rights to release any more of Beverly Hillbillies. It's Paramount/CBS who have the rights to seasons 4 and beyond, and it's Paramount/CBS who have "stalled". It would seem that the reunion movie might have a different rights situation than the actual series episodes. The only reason MPI were able to release those early Season 1-2 Hillbillies episodes was because they were public domain.
     
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    Yeah, sadly that's the case. I'm supposing, though, that CBS HE also would own the rights to this movie and, if so, they've licensed it out to MPI. I know that's a far cry from season sets obviously but it does look somewhat promising.
     
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    More likely the reunion movie is owned by the Henning Estate, since these releases are being done with the cooperation of the estate.
     
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    Exactly, just like the P.D. sets of the early black-and-white episodes were. Anyone thinking this is a "positive step forward" for more season sets is likely to end up disappointed.
     
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    I remember reading that he licensed the rights as well. Now as far as when those rights expired/expired, I don't know anything on that. I know he's now focused on his Beverly Hillbillies slot machine project and I'm guessing has dumped plans for the casinos.
     
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    Like I said, it's a "guess" because I don't see him talking about it on Facebook now. It's all about the slot machines. It's not to say the casino isn't still on the back burner somewhere but I haven't heard anything said on it in a while.
     

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