Warner Archives in 2014? Take A Shot!

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Frank Soyke, Dec 27, 2013.

Tags:
  1. Jack P

    Jack P Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,072
    Likes Received:
    1,474
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Some remarkably candid answers from Warner Archive on Facebook the last couple days on the status of a couple other B/W series.

    "Mr. Novak"-They say they have finished going through it to see if any episodes present music clearance problems, and they report four episodes need to be cleared and there would have to be a remastering. So no chance of this appearing in 2014.

    "The Islanders"-One episode with music issues and also needs remastering because the current masters are described as poor.

    Earlier they reported that "The Eleventh Hour" is completely cleared but needs remastering so we're closer to seeing that than the other two.

    Also "McClain's Law", the 1981 cop series with James Arness is now up on Warner streaming, which means we'll likely see a DVD of that eventually.
     
  2. Frank Soyke

    Frank Soyke Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    PA
    Real Name:
    Frank
    When I asked them if Daktari #3 is coming up soon, they said yes. Unfortunately, they also told another guy nothing new On Alice #5.
     
  3. AndyMcKinney

    AndyMcKinney Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2004
    Messages:
    2,498
    Likes Received:
    468
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Kentucky, USA
    Beyond Westworld would certainly be an easy "one and done" release. As this has seen airplay in the '90s, a modern tape master already exists. Hey, if Man From Atlantis can get the nod, this turkey certainly can!

    Personally, I wish they'd revisit the 1978 Captain Nemo and release it in its original 3-hour format (3 x 1 hour episodes), which was titled The Return of Captain Nemo, rather than the edited-down movie version (The Amazing Captain Nemo) we have now. The existing disc is missing around 45 minutes of footage that was in the original TV mini-series presentation.
     
  4. oldtvshowbuff

    oldtvshowbuff Second Unit

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2010
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Real Name:
    James Beer
    If Temple Houston is ever going to have a release on DVD, a music clearance issue could stand in the way, for the theme is "The Yellow Rose of Texas". incidentally, the Yellow Rose series also had the same theme, a country song by Johnny Lee and Lane Brody, so that would be a sticking point, too!
     
  5. Ron1973

    Ron1973 Beverly Hillbilles nut extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,925
    Likes Received:
    1,295
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    SE Missouri
    Real Name:
    Ron Reagan (not that one!)
    One of the first 45's I bought as a kid! :D
     
    Roy Wall likes this.
  6. Tony Bensley

    Tony Bensley Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    4,540
    Likes Received:
    2,374
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    North Bay, ON; Canada
    Real Name:
    Anthony
    THE BOWERY BOYS, VOLUME 4

    While its upcoming release has actually been guaranteed by the Warner Archive (This is even indicated within the Volume 3 liner notes!), this is one that I'm anxious for, so that I can then view all 48 Bowery Boys Features in their original theatrical release order. This isn't a complaint regarding what I view as the necessary non consecutive, consecutive fashion in which the WA has issued these Volumes, but simply a stated preference on my part.

    Hopefully, the remaining Bowery Boys titles that were still in need of restoration completion at the time of Volume 3's release will soon be ready (If they aren't already!), and that the 4th and final Bowery Boys Volume might be ready for a Spring release.

    CHEERS!

    Tony
     
  7. Jack P

    Jack P Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,072
    Likes Received:
    1,474
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    The last post should be in a Warner Archive thread about theatrical material, not TV shows.
     
  8. Tony Bensley

    Tony Bensley Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    4,540
    Likes Received:
    2,374
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    North Bay, ON; Canada
    Real Name:
    Anthony
    Hi Jack P!

    No disrespect intended, but the "Warner Archives in 2014? Take A Shot!" thread name makes no specific mention of listing television shows only, nor does the initial post.

    Therefore, though the posts have focused on television programs, some of which actually strayed away from the Warner Archive into CBS territory (All of which I still find very interesting, by the way!), it is my honest opinion that my mention of Warner Archive theatrical material isn't out of line for this topic. Of course, you and other posters can feel free to disagree or agree regarding my opinion of this.

    CHEERS!

    Tony
     
  9. Jack P

    Jack P Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    4,072
    Likes Received:
    1,474
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    This is the TV section of HTF. That's the only reason I made the point. Yes, we sometimes go off to what other studios are doing for TV releases but that's still in keeping with the general section of this part of HTF. Not meant as a value comment on your post information wise, but there are Warner Archive threads in the movie section more appropriate for that, that's all.
     
  10. Tony Bensley

    Tony Bensley Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2013
    Messages:
    4,540
    Likes Received:
    2,374
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    North Bay, ON; Canada
    Real Name:
    Anthony
    Fair enough, Jack. I stand corrected!

    CHEERS!

    Tony
     
  11. Dave Lawrence

    Dave Lawrence Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    707
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Location:
    Texas
    Real Name:
    Dave
    And it's out today!

    http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Eight-Enough-Season-5/19560

    No mention of including the 2 reunion movies, but based on what I remember about them, their absence isn't too disappointing.
     
  12. MCCLOUD

    MCCLOUD Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2008
    Messages:
    362
    Likes Received:
    104
    Trophy Points:
    110
    Real Name:
    Robert
    McClain's Law would be nice. How about the 1974 Clint Walker show Kodiak? Is there any chance that Warners will release it on DVD? Could someone please ask them about Kodiak? Thanks!

    Robert
     
  13. JamesSmith

    JamesSmith Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2003
    Messages:
    1,360
    Likes Received:
    402
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    my guess for next week: One of the following.Medical Center 4Spencer for Hirethe Jetsons season 3Any other guesstimates?James
     
  14. Regulus

    Regulus Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2006
    Messages:
    2,667
    Likes Received:
    552
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    William Hughes
    Astronomical Long Shots - Hot Wheels and Skyhawks :D :laugh: :rolling-smiley:
     
  15. Frank Soyke

    Frank Soyke Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    PA
    Real Name:
    Frank
    Medical Center 4 or Daktari 3
     
  16. Neil Brock

    Neil Brock Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    3,068
    Likes Received:
    1,329
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    I don't understand why they feel the MGM shows need remastering. They already were beautifully remastered by Ted Turner when he bought the library in the 80s. When Novak ran on TNT it looked gorgeous as did any of the other MGM shows that they ran. Besides, didn't Warner say when they started this program that they would use the available elements? If that's so, why not do so, especially on shows where the available transfers already look great?
     
  17. Frank Soyke

    Frank Soyke Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    PA
    Real Name:
    Frank
    I'd expect to see a real slowdown the rest of the year since about 75% of the shows people inquire about (mostly one season dramas), they answer that there are clearance problems, they are looking into it, needremastering.
     
  18. Frank Soyke

    Frank Soyke Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    1,216
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    PA
    Real Name:
    Frank
    Excuse my poor typing... should read "or need remastering."
     
  19. smithbrad

    smithbrad Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    1,156
    Likes Received:
    1,123
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Real Name:
    Brad
    Maybe because technology has improved since the 80's, and so just maybe they could look a whole lot better now with a new remastering effort as they are played back on much larger displays wih higher resolution today. I think its great that they continue to try and improve the releases first, even if it takes longer to get them out. As long as the notion doesn't completely prevent the title from being released at all.
     
    Ron1973, JoelA and Randy Korstick like this.
  20. Randy Korstick

    Randy Korstick Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2000
    Messages:
    3,928
    Likes Received:
    1,748
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    I don't see a slow down this year on their TV releases until the end of November which is when they always slow down. They have so many shows they can release and many that they have been working on clearance issues for the past 2-3 years so you never know one month its cleared and then two months later its released. There are several shows only on streaming right now that could be released on DVD at anytime.
     

Share This Page