I am not sure if they are the same. My Guess would be yes though. But Alice is certainly a good choice. I have been recording them each night from 7-8pm. But they are obviously edited to the extreme. This would be a very good choice. I like quite a few of the recent suggestions: China Beach, It Takes a Thief, Eight is Enough i would buy any of those.
They can't ship overseas because they don't have the right to sell outside of North America. Time-Life is a bit different because they're the ones producing the DVDs AND selling them. Someone like VEI, which has released a number of Cannell titles in Canada, has no idea who Amazon.ca is selling to, and can't get into trouble if Amazon.ca starts shipping packages overseas.
Having been active in the online Ghostbusters Community for close to 10 years now, I'm going to say its safe to bet this could be Time Life's biggest seller (even moreso than Get Smart). I don't know what they shelled out for licensing costs, but I know this has been one of the most requested TV shows to be released..
Any idea when we'll get more details?
Gord - There's going to be a "big" Ghostbusters announcement in July at San Diego Comic Con.. will this set be officially announced soon or can we assume that this wasn't it?
And to all of your complaining, you make it sound like this is Time Life's last foray into releasing DVDs. Just because RGB is being released this year doesn't mean that's it. I don't see what the big deal is. If you don't want it, don't buy it.
Pretty hysterical! Back to topic, I'd guess they'd try a series that doesn't have any conflicts with previous (unsuccessful) studio releases. And there are a dwindling amount of those. And I'd also guess for shows that don't have major music royalty issues. So no Night Court, Mama's Family or Hart to Hart for the first problem, and no American Dreams, Malcolm in the Middle or Ally McBeal for the second problem. That leaves basically...Falcon Crest and nothing else!
Not sure when this will be officially announced. All our info is coming through back-door channels. It would be nice to see an official announcement around Comic Con.
I'm not sure why there's such a negative response to this news. Time-Life is broadening their catalog, and somehow that's a bad thing? They happened to do a great job with two classic shows, and now they're doing an animated show... so what? I think there's something to be said about Time-Life doing a deal with Sony.... a company that doesn't really license material out. It's possible this could be the first deal, with others coming later. Stop being so narrow-minded and selfish and look at the bigger picture.
For all of the negativity coming from this thread, I can assure you this is some of the best news the Ghostbuster community has gotten in awhile. The various GB message boards are clamoring with replies and speculation as to what could be included with the set. I'd say this is a great move for Time Life. I hope they don't read posts in this thread and get the wrong idea.. ha.
Thanks for info, Gord. I'll be hoping for more details soon!