This MIGHT have a bearing on getting "Six Million Dollar Man" out on DVD...

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  1. David Lambert

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    In the thread about the TV-DVD Conference being held today, there was some brief discussion about the two Bionic shows, and where the heck are the DVDs.

    This just in from Variety, which may definately have a bearing on the situation:




    I dunno about turning the franchise into a comedy...that actually angers me. Based on JUST this info, I doubt I will go see it (though further info and/or trailers may make me change my mind).

    However, the thought that this will almost certainly lead to tie-in DVDs of the original show definately fill me with excitement! since Jim Carrey's in it, the film will sell, I have no doubts about that. Even Bionic fans like me who hate the comedy aspect will adore the idea that they can get the Steve Austin version on DVD. In season sets, I would hope.

    Here's hoping...
     
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    I heard about this comedy-version with Jim Carrey on the radio this morning. [​IMG]

    I used to love SMDM...was a favorite of mine growing up. Even though the show hasn't aged especially well, I'd snap up DVD's of the series in a nanosecond.

    But.. this comic-themed remake? BAD idea. I enjoy Carrey's stuff... but as a fan of the original SMDM, I'm not interested in this...abomination.
     
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    I think its a very big mistake to turn the series into a comedy movie..it should be serious like the tv series.

    JACOB
     
  4. Gary Seven

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    I had hoped the movie would parrellel the book more, updated, naturally.

    Not sure I like the comedic take.
     
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    Don't like comedic take either! *BLAH* Hope bionic Sasquatch crushes Carrey's spindly body...
     
  6. Bill Williams

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    Would gladly get the DVDs to the original series since it's a childhood classic, screw the movie remake. If Carrey can't be respectful to the original material, he doesn't need to do it in the first place.
     
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    Sounds like they're going for an Inspector Gadget type thing, which could be good, but certainly not true to the original series. The same can be said for the new Starsky and Hutch with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, but that one is a little more understandable, but then I'm not a fan of the original.
     
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    Why pay 6 million dollars for a cyborg body when the Borg will do it for free?[​IMG]
     
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    Screw the movie...Just release the dvd's [​IMG]

    Once again Hollywood have run out of story ideas and resort to butchering classic 70's tv shows
     
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    I loved...I mean Luuuuuuved...this show.

    Do it justice or not at all!

    Howie
     
  12. Joseph J.D

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    The Six Million Dollar Man......a.....comedy?[​IMG]

    Are they INSANE? Are those idiots at Dimension smoking crack or what? If I were the CEO over there, I would fire each one of them for even suggesting it![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    As for Jim Carrey- even though I like his work, It would be best if he walks far away from this idea. I see a bomb in the making here.

    The movie-making process has just reached it's lowest level.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Mark me down as another fan of the series. I never missed an episode. Can't wait to for a possible DVD release. As for a Comedy movie version [​IMG] [​IMG] What's wrong with these people?

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