Universal -- THANK you for Sliders and Quantum Leap on DVD! And a suggestion...

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  1. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

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    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the pending release of Sliders and Quantum Leap on DVD later this year/early next year. I am thrilled that you have decided to jump on the band wagon of TV On DVD! Now, I have only one suggestion for the DVD releases:
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do SEASON box sets instead of "Best of" sets. It would really be awesome to have all episodes of Quantum Leap and Sliders (unedited, of course) on DVD (even though seasons 3 - 5 of Sliders after Torme` left were rather mediocre in quality). Pretty please, with sugar on top? That would be so awesome. If you can do that I'll buy two of each! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Bruce Hedtke

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    Here's another plea for SEASON SETS. I would buy every Quantum Leap Season Set. I probably wouldn't buy a Best Of package.

    Bruce
     
  3. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    I look forward to season sets of Quantum Leap, Emergency, and--possibly--Dragnet, Battlestar and Magnum, P.I., but I wouldn't mind best-ofs being available as well (a la Baretta). Best of both worlds for your customers, I say--as long as the sales support it, of course. That way, if I'm not sure about investing in a series, I can buy the "sampler" and give it a shot.
    After that, think about the A-Team, Airwolf and Leave it to Beaver. Not too soon, though. My wallet's already in shock as it is. [​IMG]
     
  4. Andy_MT

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    please tell me universal aren't releasing "best of" sets. hasn't anybody learnt anything from warners' mistakes (south park, friends) ?
     
  5. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    Andy, I'll be bitterly disappointed if I'm proven wrong, but I am confident these are going to be season boxes. If I caused confusion with my Baretta comment, let me clarify: Universal is releasing the entire first season of Baretta, but a best-of will be available as well. I think that's a potentially good idea, as it'll allow for sampling of shows one might not want in their entirety. The only danger I can see is that the best-ofs would sell better than the season sets, and we'd be in trouble for shows we do want. But, I don't think we'd be seeing all of this movement to release season sets if they weren't doing well for their respective companies.
     
  6. Daniel Kikin

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    I'm definitely in for Sliders season sets. [​IMG]
     
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    I'd definitely buy a season box set of Quantum Leap and Sliders [​IMG]
     
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    I am all for SEASON SETS ONLY for Sliders, Quantum Leap, Battlestar Galactica and Emergency. I already have Law & Order on order.
     
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    Here's something not everybody can promise: Quantum Leap season sets will be purchased by me two at a time.

    One for me and the missus to enjoy, one for my mom.
     
  10. Greg_S_H

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    I don't have that beat, Robert, but there's a pretty good chance my sister will buy a DVD player just to play Quantum Leap. So, that's possibly two copies for my family, too. [​IMG]
     
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    Greg_S_H wrote:
     
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    UNIVERSAL: Season sets of THE MUNSTERS and LEAVE IT TO BEAVER please!
     
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    Put me down for THRILLER with your host Boris Karloff!
     
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    "As sure as my name is Boris Karloff, DVD box sets of my classic horror/suspense anthology series would be a THRILLER!"
    I definitely support Derek's suggestion, Universal!
    Also:
    * ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (1955-62, with tv on DVD all the rage now, how about freeing those classic Hitchcock-directed episodes from those expensive & redundant movie box sets of a couple of years back, as well as all those other great episodes, like "Man From the South" with Steve McQueen & Peter Lorre, that aren't on DVD yet?)
    * THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65)
    * SUSPICION (1957, short-lived filmed hour suspense anthology, by the "HITCHCOCK PRESENTS" crew, including the excellent Hitchcock-directed episode, "Four O'Clock", starring E.G. Marshall)
    * M-SQUAD (1957-60, Lee Marvin's half-hour DRAGNET-esque police series, a major inspiration for the satirical POLICE SQUAD! tv series and NAKED GUN films)
    * LEAVE IT TO BEAVER (1955-62)
    * KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER (1974)
    --and thanks much for giving DRAGNET the DVD nod!
     
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    Anyone know which Dragnet this will be? I'm just assuming it'll be the late-'60s version.
     
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    sign me up for season box sets for Sliders & BG
    [​IMG]
     
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    Sliders is my #1 favorite Sci-Fi show, has and always will be, I love every episode. I'd love season boxsets, or even would buy volume by volume sets, like Andromeda and Farscape by ADV, whatever, just release them!
    Since everyone is saying that season 4 and 5 are much worse, plus the cast changed considerably, I'll be recording reruns of these 2 seasons on sci-fi channel to DVD-R in case they don't make it to DVD.
    But I think first 3 seasons are almost guaranteed, so many fans of this show.
     

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