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What is taking so long?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Viper, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Viper

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    Is there any chance the releases of Law & Order will speed up? One release a year isn't very efficient considering the length of the series. I'd like to have all 15 years worth on DVD in my lifetime!! Whoever owns the rights needs to get off their ass and get the rest of the old seasons out, or give the rights to Paramount--they released 4 seasons of Macgyver last year. hehe

    And what about other hit shows? Why is there still no news of Nash Bridges, The District, or Matlock? They've been showing Matlock reruns for 10 freakin years but noone thinks it's worth releasing on DVD!!???
     
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    It's been two seasons per year for the last two years, and I expect that there might be a speed-up in 2006. Don't ask why; it's a gut instinct.
     
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    Yes I agree Speed it up I just finished S 4 and I want the others to hurry up
     
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    Matlock probably suffers from the perception that it skews old demographically. That may be true to some extent, but I know a lot of non seniors (myself included) who love the show. As the OP said, it is still very popular in syndication.

    If I remember correctly, it changed networks during it's original run. I don't know if that impacts ownership issues or not. If Dean Hargrove owns the show it might be worth contacting his production company.

    I'm curious as to what shape the original elements are in. Reruns sometimes look awful; it looks video based and the tapes are degrading.

    Steve
     
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    [​IMG] Matlock would ROCK on DVD!
     
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    Doesn't Andy Griffith own a piece of Matlock too? could he be holding it up for some reason?

    For a long time, I suspected the same with Gomer Pyle. That maybe Andy Griffith and/or Jim Nabors were holding up the release for whatever reason
     
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    Matlock would be good on DVD.
     
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    I would be surprised if Andy is holding this up. He's publically said he's very proud of his work on this series and that it was his favorite of all his series.

    With apologies to David VP and other TAGS fans, I agree with Andy; I like Matlock better than I like Mayberry (which is also an excellent show).

    Steve
     
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    I also agree; as good as TAGS is, Matlock is better in my opinion.
     

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