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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by The Obsolete Man, Jun 10, 2018.
CBS doesn't own the variety show, AFAIK. That was a Sid and Marty Krofft production.
If I read what you say, the only rights CBS has to the variety series (via Paramount) are The Brady Bunch name and characters.
Yes. That is correct. The show was a Sid & Marty Krofft production and they still own it.
Yes, again that is correct. Sid & Marty Krofft had to pay Paramount a fee to use the Brady Bunch name and characters for the variety show. It wasn't much, but they did have to pay something.
While the very early half of BBVH only had an in-credit mention for Paramount, the later half of the run actually ended with this Blue Mountain...
That was probably part of the deal the Kroffts struck with Paramount for the use of the characters and name. Either way, the Kroffts still own it and it is up to them to license it out for home media or syndication.
Among them... Paw Paws (1985-86), which was another one of the shows in the first lineup of the Sunday morning syndicated staple called The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera. It was Scatman Crothers' last contribution for the cartoon studio. With this release now on DVD, only Yogi's Treasure Hunt is left among the three early entries in the 1st season lineup of this syndicated block that is yet to see the light of day on the medium.
Good News for Scooby Doo Fans. Warner is releasing 8 previously not cleared episodes of The Scooby Doo Movies
Evening Shade is getting a complete set from VEI. I loved Designing Women but I never watched this; still, I'm glad it's coming. I bet they wish they'd done it while Burt Reynolds was still alive. I'd written off any chance of seeing that again after the one-and-done from CBS/Paramount. This is why I still have faith in both the future of physical media and of seeing TV shows get released.
Now that Regina King is an Oscar winner, I wonder if that will ever have any effect on 227 getting finished. Good thing I recorded many of the unreleased episodes on DVD-R when TV One had the rights and got some, but not all, episodes uncut with Embassy logos intact along with the network broadcasts I traded for or found on Beta over the years.
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason could never replicate the magic of DESIGNING WOMEN on any of her subsequent series, but I did order this anyway, if nothing else, for the stellar cast. The Thomason's always assembled these amazing casts, but the scripts tried too hard and ended up being endlessly talky and dull after DW. HEARTS AFIRE and WOMEN OF THE HOUSE were even worse. A few good moments in each, but mostly tedious viewing.
Although not entirely confirmed, yay!
* Timeless - The Miracle Of Christmas Ep. 1 & 2 (Sony)
Been waiting for this!
Looks like we have a Perry Mason Re release of Seasons 1-3. And this time, they are full seasons not the Volume 1 Volume 2 stuff
It says it's on only 21 discs, though-- last I recall, the equivalent volumes had 25 discs in total (10 first season, 8 second, 7 third). Is CBS putting more on these discs?
I’m not sure. But, having invested in the complete series set, I am unlikely to invest in this
That is typical of Paramount and CBS Video, instead of continuing on with series let's stop and repackage the previous seasons over and over again.
While I’m happy for Perry Mason, I’m ecstatic for Petticoat Junction. Nice to see really the only missing Hooterville series given a second chance.
^Why? It's just a repackage of the 3 seasons, all of which are still available. They need to release S4 instead of yet another repackage job.
Right and if sales are good here, maybe we will get season 4. That’s the point.