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Which TV series previous released on DVD would you like to see released on blu-ray?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Ian K McLachlan, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. jim_falconer

    jim_falconer Supporting Actor

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    The Brady Bunch

    Adam 12
     
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    I’ll take only any show that was shot on film, and those that were on film but edited on tape. I know that would require a lot more work but imagine how good SeaQuest, Dallas, Walker Texas Ranger and other 90-‘s shows would look restored from film masters.


    However, at the top of my list:


    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
    Land of the Giants
    V – The Series (1984-85)
    The Six Million Dollar Man / Bionic Woman (correctly done not like the German set)
    The Incredible Hulk
    The Immortal
    The Invaders
    The Untouchables
    The Fugitive
    I Dream of Jeannie
    T. J. Hooker
     
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    The original Dallas on Blu-ray. Yes, I'd buy the entire series for a 3rd time!
     
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    darkrock17 Screenwriter

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    The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, completely restored as both the ABC version from 1959-1961 and then over to prime time on NBC as The Bullwinkle Show from 1961-1964.
     
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    ClassicTVMan1981X

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    Hanna-Barbera cartoons to be re-restored for Blu-Ray...
    Ruff and Reddy (with original music, please!)
    The Huckleberry Hound Show (with original music, please!)
    The Quick Draw McGraw Show (with original music, please!)
    The Flintstones
    The Yogi Bear Show
    Top Cat
    Magilla Gorilla
    The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show
    Hong Kong Phooey
    The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour (original opening/closing titles, please!)
    Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo (season 1, 1979-1980... with original closing credits, please!)

    ~Ben
     
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    Beany and Cecil complete cartoons.
     
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    The Bob Newhart Show
     
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    dstrong

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    Gilligan's Island
    The Brady Bunch
    Naked City
    Land of the Giants
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (released in PAL DVD, but never in North America).
     
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    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine- Star Trek TNG treatment
    Star Trek: Voyager- Star Trek TNG treatment
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents - same treatment as Twilight Zone or Outer limits
    The Alfred Hitchcock Hour- same as above
    Kolchak: The Night Stalker - come on, one effing season and it's all done
    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - still waiting after Battlestar set that was released, no need to do a fake widescreen presentation
    Sargent Preston of the Yukon - Flipper got a release and was wonderful, would love to see this get a shot
    Combat!
    Tales from the Crypt
    Superman: The Complete Animated Series
    Adventures of Superman
    Wonder Woman
    Benny Hill: The Thames Years Mega Set- still to this day one of the funniest things ever put on television
    Death Valley Days - in multi season releases 4-5 seasons per set- all 452 episodes have been given a restoration, this deserves to be seen corectly
     
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    I wanted to make a quick list of shows that actually have been upgraded to blu. Please add to the list if you think of any classic shows that came out after their dvds:

    Airwolf
    Batman
    Battlestar Galactica
    Charlie's Angels
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    Friends
    The King of Queens
    Knight Rider
    Little House on the Prairie
    Lost in Space
    Miami Vice
    Space: 1999
    Star Trek TOS
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    That 70s Show
    The Twilight Zone
    Twin Peaks

    A couple seasons for:
    The Andy Griffith Show
    Charmed
    I Love Lucy

    Pilot Movies for:
    Man of Atlantis
    V
    The Night Stalker

    There were a few others from the modern era that squeaked out onto blu more or less shortly after their dvd counterparts, too many to list. Not listing cartoons or Brit shows that originated on videotape. Also not listing US shows that appeared on blu in other regions, like "Buck Rogers."

    So what have we learned? What does it take to make it onto blu? Well, you can be a #1 comedy, or a beloved scifi franchise, or an action show that gets the attention of Mill Creek. "Little House" is basically the only drama on the list, although some call it a Western. Either works for me. "Twin Peaks" dips into the mystery genre (basically) and probably only got a blu because they were then contemplating the Return and needed to keep that IP going. I wouldn't imagine there was much demand for "King of Queens" or "Airwolf," but there they are.

    Genre speculations aside, it still takes a lot to get a show upgraded to blu. There has to be usable materials to make the transfers, there has to be demand, there has to be minimal legal entanglements (music clearance, etc)...and who knows what else gets factored in.
     
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    Ethan,

    I would add
    Rockford Files
    Lonesome Dove
    Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy


    Of course, if you go worldwide, there are many more shows to consider
     
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    Shows that would get a huge bump in video/audio quality like

    - The Life and times of Grizzly Adams

    - Planet of the Apes

    - Logan's Run

    - Ark II

    - Jason Of Star Command

    - Isis

    - Space Academy

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    Buck Rogers on Blu-Ray looks and sounds amazing. And at $40, it is more than worth it.
     
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    Quantum Leap
    The A-Team

    Both on BluRay already
     
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    Mrs. Columbo/Kate Columbo/Kate the Detective/Kate Loves a Mystery (1979-1980), a semi-spin-off of Columbo (1971-1978, 1989-2003)
    Matlock (1986-1995)

    ~Ben
     
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    Lassie. Especially the Ranger years just for the sheer beauty of the location work that we’d get to see.

    Gary “any older series that shot outdoors a good bit would be great” O.
     
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    At the risk of everyone snickering at me the 60s brightly colored The Flying Nun despite its bewildering inanity simply for all the lush location photography of what I assume is a lost era Puerto Rican beauty. Kind of like certain Elvis movies and a film like Come September because they have a travelogue element which depicts a time before heavy commercial travel.
     
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    I’d love to see Frasier get cleaned up and released on BluRay- the DVD series looks
    underwhelming, especially the earlier seasons.
     
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