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VEI continues to pump out the CBS releases, another one has been announced for December- Dan August: The Complete Collection will be released on December 7.

Not familiar with this but I am sure the forum regulars will know it. Its a 70s detective series starring the late Burt Reynolds, that lasted for only 27 episodes.

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VEI continues to pump out the CBS releases, another one has been announced for December- Dan August: The Complete Collection will be released on December 7.

Not familiar with this but I am sure the forum regulars will know it. Its a 70s detective series starring the late Burt Reynolds, that lasted for only 27 episodes.


Excellent news! More QM series for 2019!

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Will definitely be looking forward to this one-- after all, Burt Reynolds having passed, this ought to be a great example of some of his best work!
 

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DAN AUGUST was shown uncut on GetTV last year. So this release should be uncut too.
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The DAN AUGUST pilot was an ABC SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIE, Jan. 1970, showing, and starred Christopher George and Keenan Wynn, with a slew of guest stars, notably, Janet Leigh. The movie's time-slot was pushed back to a later starting time because of Leigh's controversial character, and the blood spattered crime scene, which was unusual for 1970 TV. Tame by today's TV. (Note, the current COZI commercials making fun of the teaspoons of blood on MURDER SHE WROTE.) Hope they have a nice print of the DAN AUGUST pilot as the version on YouTube is not very good.
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Chris George had three TV Movies in the running for a series in 1969-70. He passed on DAN AUGUST, 1970-71 and chose THE IMMORTAL, 1970-71. The third was called ESCAPE and was shown in April 1971.
 
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Thanks for the info, Bob! I'm happy to see that they're including the pilot movie in this set, and like you, hope it's in at least decent quality. Despite Mr. Amory's reservations above, I'm excited for this release and look forward to checking this series out soon.

 

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I too am curious to know of why it would say 27 episodes on the packaging... I'd guess the 27th is the TV movie pilot.

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Burt's leaps were epic, Jeff, and the slide down the church aisle....is that even possible!
Just for the main titles, I will order that set.
The theme music by Dave Grusin is powerful!
Grusin used to write the theme music for It Takes a Thief, The Name of the Game and Columbo's first pilot Prescription Murder.
 

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Just for the main titles, I will order that set.
The theme music by Dave Grusin is powerful!
Grusin used to write the theme music for It Takes a Thief, The Name of the Game and Columbo's first pilot Prescription Murder.
I'll say it is-- quite catchy, too!
 
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I'm not in a big hurry to pick this up as I recorded them all uncut and perfect quality on GET-TV.
 

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This is the best news I've heard in months. Get TV left my market before I could see any episodes. I'm getting this as soon as it is available!
 

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Burt's leaps were epic, Jeff, and the slide down the church aisle....is that even possible!
Quite a nice guest cast in the episode linked to above - Vic Morrow, Andrew Prine, Linda Marsh, Joan Van Ark, Joe De Santis. Good stuff! Now we need to get Burt's earlier series Hawk out on DVD. It helps that I like 70s cop shows a lot, but I'd be happy to see this release even if I didn't, as it's always good news to see an older show still come out on disc.