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What's Left on Your Grail Show List?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Frank Soyke, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. ClassicTVMan1981X

    ClassicTVMan1981X Screenwriter

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    I'll suspect that when the show entered syndication in 1974, the specific edits were made right on the original negatives... correct?

    ~Ben
     
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    Yes, the Sagal twins are younger sisters of Katie Sagal. All are the children of former director Boris Sagal.
     
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    Tripods
    Blakes 7

    Would like to see these in a region 1 release
     
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    I would love to see the short lived David Lynch series "On The Air". Only three episodes aired in the US, on ABC, but a total of seven were filmed. All seven aired in other countries.
     
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    My Original List in 2013:

    Ben Casey
    The Dakotas
    77 Sunset Strip
    Bourbon St. Beat
    Surfside 6
    Hawaiian Eye
    The Alaskans
    The Californians
    The Lineup (San Francisco Beat)
    Hennessey
    Temple Houston
    East Side/West Side
    The Defenders
    The Trials of OBrian
    12 O'Clock High

    Of those, The Dakotas and Season 1 of the Defenders have been released, and reportedly The Californians is due for release before the end of the year. I don't hold much hope for the rest of these to ever be released. I have "unofficial" episodes and seasons of most of the others on my list, but quality suffers, and I would much rather have real DVD releases so I could retire the ones I already have.
     
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    TV movies and unsold 30-minute pilots by Paramount Television that are on my grail list:
    Seven in Darkness
    The Silent Gun
    Quarantined
    Two Boys
    The Murdocks and the McClays
    Weekend of Terror
    Assault on the Wayne
    Dr. Cook's Garden
    Escape
    Terror in the Sky
    God Bless Mr. Ferguson
    Women in Chains
    Wheeler and Murdoch
    The New Healers
    Night of Terror
    The Heist
    The Weekend Nun
    Poor Devil
    Call to Danger
    A Time for Love
    Catch-22 (TV)
    Egan
    Paramount Presents (a rare 1974 TV documentary seen on ABC hosted by Gloria Swanson, featuring numerous clips and highlights that document the studio's 62nd anniversary as a theatrical film company; such highlights include some of its then new films like Chinatown and The Godfather: Part II, and also featuring footage from Paramount Pictures' 61st anniversary in 1973, which was also the 100th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Adolph Zukor)
    The Underground Man
    Locusts
    Delancey Street: The Crisis Within
    Wives
    The Lives of Jenny Dolan
    The Killer Who Wouldn't Die
    Law and Order (1976; not to be confused with the 1990-2010 series of the same name produced by Universal Television)

    ~Ben
     
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    Remaining seasons of...
    Alice
    The Beverly Hillbillies
    Petticoat Junction
    Perfect Strangers
    Hangin' with Mr. Cooper
    Mr. Belvedere
    Small Wonder
    Mayberry RFD
    227

    Complete series of...
    Step by Step
    Empty Nest
    Amen
    Major Dad
    The Torkelsons
     
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    ClassicTVMan1981X

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    Mine for this year...

    Seasons 2-5 of Love, American Style
    Barefoot in the Park (1970 TV series)
    Funny Face/The Sandy Duncan Show
    Me and the Chimp
    Love Story (1973 TV series)
    Paper Moon (TV series)
    Archer (1975 TV series)
    Kate McShane
    Serpico (TV series)
    Blansky's Beauties
    Who's Watching the Kids?
    Brothers and Sisters
    Makin' It
    The Bad News Bears (TV series)
    Out of the Blue
    Working Stiffs
    The Associates (US TV series)
    Goodtime Girls
    Here's Boomer
    Making the Grade
    The Powers of Matthew Star
    The New Odd Couple
    Star of the Family
    Madame's Place
    The Renegades
    Ryan's Four
    Mr. Smith (1983 TV series)
    Bronx Zoo
    Duet/Open House
    Marblehead Manor
    Dear John

    ~Ben
     
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    Good news for me--Warner Archives will reportedly release season one of MR. NOVAK in a few months. I'm guessing that the format will be DVD-R, but at least the episodes are being remastered.
     
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  12. Ron1973

    Ron1973 Beverly Hillbilles nut extraordinaire

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    For what it's worth, I emailed Ken Ross with CBS yesterday regarding my favorite show. For anyone else wanting their favorite CBS property out to DVD/Blu, here's his email: [email protected]. Anyway, here's the email I sent, and I hope to hear something from him:


    Hi, Mr. Ross. I am possibly the biggest fan of The Beverly Hillbillies around. Tall order, huh? I help moderate a Beverly Hillbillies group on Facebook, Well, Doggies, and I constantly am asked, as are other moderators, if we know what the holdup is on getting seasons 5-9 to DVD. We also get asked a lot about its sister show, Petticoat Junction. Shout! Factory recently gave fans of the Henning shows a gift with the full release of Green Acres, although I know it isn't under the CBS HE umbrella.

    Mr. Ross, I guess I am curious myself what the holdup is. We have a show that was quite popular during its first run, even having episodes that ranked at an all time high-"The Giant Jackrabbit," for example, still ranks on the all time most watched list along with "Who Shot J.R." from Dallas and the finale of M*A*S*H. I don't know of a time that Uncle Jed, Granny, Jethro, and Ellie Mae have ever left the airwaves either in first run or in syndicated reruns. Growing up in the 70's and 80's, it was a fixture on several local stations. We aren't talking an obscure show like the 50's version of Dragnet or The Life of Riley here, but we're talking about a show that is still popular to this day, even appearing on various retro networks. Yet where do we stand, Mr. Ross, on getting this beloved show to DVD in its entirety?

    I was elated years ago to find S2 was being released unedited. Shortly thereafter we got S3. Man, we're on a roll here! Then a quite disappointing S4 complete with musical edits including "Pretty Woman" being removed from an episode. No cast commercials, no bonus material whatsoever. Then a goldmine with S1 being restored to HD quality along with cast commercials intact and no music replacement. And then? Nothing. The show has been left hanging while other CBS contemporaries such as Gomer Pyle, USMC, The Andy Griffith Show, Hogan's Heroes, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and many others have been given the full series treatment on DVD and sometimes blu-ray. The Californians, a fairly obscure 50's Western, has received the blu-ray treatment even, although it's through your MOD program. I'm not wishing to be nasty or hateful, but what is the holdup on getting one of the most popular series ever finished on DVD?

    At the going pace, there are still 5 more seasons to go, which would take about 10 years considering the release schedule the show seems to be on. Me-TV has been advertising that they have new HD masters for the show, so I would venture a guess that the entirety of the show has been remastered, although the Syndication Bible doesn't reflect it. At this point, sir, I don't even care about HD remastering just as long as the shows are the standard 25 minute length and not taken from 80's tape masters that run 22 minutes. Go over to YouTube and see how many views episodes over there are getting and look at comments from people asking when will the rest of the show be released. Unedited episodes haven't even been shown on TV in years for anyone to grab decent recordings of them. The last time I know of unedited episodes being shown was around 1992 when WREG in Memphis was still running 16mm prints of the show, and even then they only had the first 6 seasons, parts of 7, and none of 8 or 9.

    Simply put, Mr. Ross, you would be the favorite person of a lot of people if you would fast track the show to completion or license out the unedited masters to a 3rd party such as Shout! Factory. I feel many of us would be willing to purchase it via your manufacture on demand program. Thank you; I would love to hear from you when you have a moment.
     
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    ^I'm going to send an email about TBH and PJ, also. Thanks for the email.
     
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    Good letter, Ron! :thumbsup:
     
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    I don't think that CBS would ever clear all the music for a release of seasons 4-7 of PJ, but I don't see why they cannot release the last 5 seasons of TBH. It is one of the most popular shows in the history of television and a glaring omission in the DVD landscape!
     
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    My question for Ron is, how many BH episodes did Columbia House release? Did they do the entire run?
     
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    Ron1973 Beverly Hillbilles nut extraordinaire

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    Not anywhere close, Neil. I believe there were 30 tapes in the series all total with 3 episodes per tape. In some cases you have episodes back to back to back (the first England trip) and then you'll have random episodes thrown together on a tape with some sort of common theme. I still have 22 of the 30 (gave the 8 away that had episodes already released to DVD), and I believe it works out to 25 or 26 episodes from seasons 5-9 plus "Jethro Goes to College" from S4 with no music edits. I can get a list together of what episodes are what later. I have a crappy VHS copy of an unedited "The Hot Rod Truck" from S7. Recorded in SLP, copied again, and was being shown on a washed out 16mm print, but it's unedited and watchable. I had several other S6 and S7 episodes on VHS-no clue where they went. Oh, and the nice thing about the Columbia House tapes? No copyright protection, so you can transfer straight to a DVD without a problem.
     
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    In the year (plus a couple of months) since my last post, some more of my grails have seen release, namely The Westerner, Coronet Blue, Decoy, The Immortal, Longstreet and (very soon) The Outer Limits (Blu-ray, remastered). Also, Dragnet: 1967 (Season 1) and Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 1 have been announced for imminent re-issue on single-sided disc sets, replacing their former, problematic DVD-18 releases, and I've pre-ordered both (as well as Outer Limits: S1 on Blu). So, times have been pretty good for me in TV-on-DVD/Blu-land.

    It'll be interesting to see if domestic releases of any of the following grail shows will see the light of day in the next year or so--


    Unreleased in Region 1:

    T.H.E. Cat

    Terriers

    Suspicion

    Way Out

    The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - Region 1 release (though I currently have the Region 2 import)

    Panic! (a.k.a. No Warning)

    Dragnet (1950s version, official release)

    Bus Stop

    Amos & Andy

    The Space Giants

    Wichita Town

    Klondike / Acapulco

    Blue Light

    The Man Who Never Was

    The Lineup

    Hawk

    Shotgun Slade (official release)

    Journey to the Unknown (1960s British horror/suspense anthology from Hammer Studios)

    Great Ghost Tales

    Darkroom - Region 1 release

    Captain Nice

    Raumpatrouille Orion ("Space Patrol Orion", 1960s German sci-fi series)

    World of Giants

    G.E. True

    Ripley's Believe It or Not (1980s version with Jack Palance)

    Q.E.D. (a.k.a. "Mastermind")

    12 O'Clock High: Season 1

    The Rogues

    The Green Hornet

    Richard Diamond, Private Detective

    Adventures in Paradise

    Tightrope

    Trackdown

    Hoppity Hooper (a.k.a. Uncle Waldo)

    The Outcasts

    Cliffhangers!


    The Champions (1960s ITC series) - Region 1/Region Free release

    The National Geographic Specials (1960s and early 1970s episodes)

    The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau

    When Havoc Struck

    Diana

    77 Sunset Strip


    TV-Movies:

    Spectre (1977)

    The Savage Bees (1976)

    Birds of Prey (1973)


    Stalled/Abandoned:

    The Jack Benny Program (remaining unreleased)

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season 7 - Region 1 release (I currently have the Region 2 import)

    One Step Beyond (official CBS/Paramount release): Seasons 2 & 3

    Mystery Science Theater 3000 (remaining unreleased)

    Saturday Night Live: Seasons 10 (Crystal, Guest, Shearer, etc) & 12 (Carvey, Hartman, Lovitz, etc)

    SCTV (remaining unreleased)

    Zane Grey Theatre: Seasons 4 & 5

    Beany & Cecil (remaining unreleased)

    Zatoichi: Seasons 2-4

    Password (1960s version, remaining unreleased)

    Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (remaining unreleased 1960s/early 1970s episodes)

    This Is Your Life (another set, with the Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, Joel McCrea, Nat King Cole, Maureen O'Hara, Ida Lupino, Carolyn Jones and Ann-Margret episodes included)

    Burke's Law / Amos Burke: Secret Agent


    DVD upgrade:

    M Squad (remastered from studio materials)


    Blu-ray upgrade:

    The Avengers Season 4 (Emma Peel in B&W) - Region A release
     
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    Bus Stop
    Many Happy Returns
    The Tycoon
    The Don Rickles Show (sitcom)
    The Little People
    90 Bristol Court

    Then there are a bunch of series where I have some or most of the episodes but I'd love to complete the series or get upgrades:
    Nancy, Temperatures Rising, Love on a Rooftop, The Jean Arthur Show, Pistols 'n' Petticoats, Run Buddy Run, Blondie (1968), Adam's Rib, Accidental Family, Mr. Roberts, Second Hundred Years, Paul Lynde Show, Hey Landlord, The Great Adventure, Trials of O'Brien, Mr. Novak, The Outsider, The Good Life, To Rome With Love, The Smith Family, No Time For Sergeants, Double Life of Henry Phyfe, The Good Guys, Make Room for Granddaddy, Governor & JJ, Medical Story. However, if none of these ever saw availability in some form or another, I could live with what episodes of them that I have.
     
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    The Pruitt's Of Southampton/ The Phyllis Diller Show
    1966-67
    The Paul Lynde Show 1972-73
    Oh Madeline 1983-84
    The Thin Man 1957-59
    Blondie 1968-69
    Blondie 1957
    Harper Valley 1981-82
    Gloria 1982-83
    Cher 1975
    Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour 1971-74/Sonny & Cher Show 1976-77 -complete series
    Valerie/Valerie's Family/Hogan Family 1986-91
    Phyllis 1975-77
    Tab Hunter Show 1960-61
    Strange Paradise 1969-70
    All That Glitters 1977
    Cliffhangers! 1979
    Topper 1953-55
    Surfside Six 1960-62
    Burke's Law 1994-95
    A Year In The Life 1987
    Diana 1973-74
    Fresno miniseries 1986
    Malibu miniseries 1983
    Shirley 1979-80
    Peaceable Kingdom 1989
    5 Mrs Buchanans 1994-95
    Maybe Its Me 2001-02
    Life with Lucy 1986
    Nutt House 1989
    Jesse 1998-2000
    Less Than Kind 2008-2013


    Unfinished:
    Family
    Beverly Hillbillies
    Petticoat Junction
    Once And Again
    My Three Sons
    Knots Landing
    Falcon Crest
    Life Goes On
    Mister Peepers
    SCTV
     

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