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What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Dillon*G, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. Jeff Flugel

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    Actually, now that I research it a little bit, I'll definitely need to pick up S2 of Simon & Simon at some point, as it has the second half of the two-part Magnum P.I. crossover, "Emeralds Are Not a Girl's Best Friend." (I'm pretty sure my Magnum S3 set doesn't have the second part).
     
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    I'm one of those weird people that actually watched Simon & Simon on purpose (although I will admit they don't hold up to me as well now). But then I also watched Matt Houston too.:P
    Neither series get a lotta luv now.
     
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    Jeff Flugel

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    I LOVED Matt Houston! The Complete Series set from VEI is high on my wishlist. Whether it (or Simon & Simon) still hold up for me now remains to be seen...But other '80s nostalgia picks like Riptide, The Equalizer, The A-Team and (especially) Magnum P.I. still do, so I'm hopeful.

    The vast majority of my TV on DVD collecting spans from the '50s to the '70s, but I'm happy to snag a few favorites from the '80s and '90s as well. Don't think I have anything post-2000 on disc, though, other than Firefly.
     
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    Part2 of "Emeralds Are Not a Girl's Best Friend" crossover is actually on disk4 of the original season 1 set of Magnum PI with double-sided flipper discs.

    The re-released single-sided discs version of Magnum PI season 1, dropped the old disk4 entirely.
     
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    Simon & Simon is one of my favorite '80s TV series. Loved it then and still love it now. I'm glad that Shout re-released the latter seasons (5 to 8) in the recent past at much more affordable price points, where I scooped them up to complete the series in my collection. I agree that the series really picked up steam in season two, being mostly very entertaining for the rest of the run. Season one is good, but has a different feel to it. I liked the witty writing and often comedic scenarios and characters that were featured in various episodes. No where near as good as the immortal Rockford Files in that respect, however.
     
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    Yeah, I thought it was something like that...thanks for clarifying it for me! I have the single-sided version of Magnum S1.
     
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    I too also found Simon & Simon didn't hold up at all for me, after I watched the season 1 dvd set.

    I vaguely remembered seasons 2+ being somewhat better. Though at the time, I didn't think it was worthwhile buying the ShoutFactory releases of season 2+ at $30 or $40 a pop.

    Though with that being said, I did come across the MillCreek "sampler" releases of Simon & Simon of the later seasons and picked those two sampler sets up at $5 a pop. I watched through these two sampler sets, just to find out they didn't hold up either. So this pretty much ended for me any further interest in Simon & Simon.
     
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    Nevertheless if ShoutFactory ever releases a Simon & Simon complete series dvd set, I might be tempted to pick it up.

    Maybe also a NYPD Blue complete series set, if ShoutFactory ever releases one.
     
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    The primary reason I never bothered picking up the individual NYPD Blue season sets (released by Fox and ShoutFactory), was that seasons 3 and 4 were never re-released (yet) as single-sided discs. Fox originally released seasons 3 and 4 as sets of 4-disc double-sided dvd14 flipper discs.

    When I first heard that ShoutFactory would continue the NYPD Blue season sets (after season 4), I didn't want to waste any further effort on cantankerous double-sided flipper discs. Around that time, I heard the Hill Street Blues complete series dvd set might be released as all single-sided discs. (The original Fox releases of Hill Street Blues seasons 1 and 2 were also double-sided dvd14 flipper discs).
     
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    I enjoy Simon & Simon a lot. The storyline is secondary to my enjoyment as I like the way they interact as brothers. Probably because my relationship with my brother is similar. I only have seasons 1-4 because Shout did not include CC with 5-8, I’d buy them if they did. My hope is one day it comes streaming to Netflix, Prime or iTunes. Then I’ll be able to see the rest.
     
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    Perhaps I should look at it more in that fashion (I have the first half of the series myself); seeing it from that perspective might make it a shade more enjoyable.
     
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    I just watched three episodes from season three tonight. Some of the scripts aren’t great but I don’t let that stop my enjoyment. William Smith was a bad guy in one. I have always liked him whether he plays the good guy or the bad guy.
    I really enjoy Gerald McRaney as an actor, probably the biggest reason I like the show. He’s just good in everything I have seen him in. Jericho. Deadwood. Longmire. He just excels in tv shows.
     
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    The Time Tunnel - Complete Series Blu-ray

    Finally broke down and ordered this. Viewing Lost In Space brought back the Irwin Allen desire. The Time Tunnel is my favorite Irwin Allen series, even the goofy futuristic ones.
     
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    I share your enthusiasm for The Time Tunnel. I always liked the characters: Tony, Doug, Ann, Ray, (General) Woody, (Sgt.) Jiggs.
    I always associated actress Lee Meriwether with Ann and Whit Bissell with Woody (General).
    The cliffhangers/next week teasers were just great.

    My favorite episode was "Chase Through Time", guest starring actor Robert Duvall.
     
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    Cagney & Lacey complete collection, keepcase 20-disc version (at least that's what I believe this is); just earlier from Amazon
     
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    I even own the soundtrack CD released through GNP Crescendo Records and John Williams' score for the pilot is great.

     
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    This sounds like the disc-reduced version, with 4-discs per full season (with 22 or 24 episodes).
     
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    Surprising news: Amazon just told me that my purchase is getting here tomorrow!
     
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    HBO mini-series, From The Earth to the Moon - Bluray. Ordered form BB and used $15 in rewards certificates, so the price was more than right. Can't wait til I can view this again.
     
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    South Park seasons 1-21 and Bigger, Longer, and Uncut on Blu-ray.

    Finally took advantage of those new, cheap, and really hard to find 5 season collections.

    Also, I Love Lucy S2 on Blu, since I plan to watch that soon and figure I might as well get S2 in the best format possible for the rewatch.

    ...plus, I found it for $24 bucks, which is much better than CBS's "you'll pay us a hundred bucks per season and like it!" pricing that kept everyone from buying the series on Blu when it came out (me included).
     

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