What are your plans for 2018?

For 2018 I anticipate collecting my 100th Movie Serial. 4 Stars

2017 is drawing to a close. Although I didn’t get as many DVD sets this year (I’ve acquired nearly every set I want) so there isn’t much out there than what I already have. I achieved a milestone earlier this year when the number of TV series on DVD I’ve collected passed the :banana: 1,000 mark. :rock: For 2018 I anticipate collecting my 100th Movie Serial. There will probably be some more “Grails” released as well. What are your plans for the upcoming year? :cheers:

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  1. In purchasing DVD's? That depends on what the studios put out. Right now, I'm planning on Scooby Doo meets the Brave and the Bold, Gotham by Gaslight, The Flash Lego film, the Dogfather, and I don't know much besides that. It would help if some of the companies could put out more of the upcoming releases like they used too. Other than that, I hope to catch up on my "unwatched" but owned DVDs.

    James

  2. Regulus

    2017 is drawing to a close. Although I didn't get as many DVD sets this year (I've acquired nearly every set I want) so there isn't much out there than what I already have. I achieved a milestone earlier this year when the number of TV series on DVD I've collected passed the :banana: 1,000 mark. :rock: For 2018 I anticipate collecting my 100th Movie Serial. There will probably be some more "Grails" released as well. What are your plans for the upcoming year? :cheers:

    Finishing Hart to Hart on DVD and acquiring Quincy, M.E. on DVD as well-I really wish those would get the blu treatment. Ole Quince looked good streaming on Netflix in HD, so we know the masters are there. That detective that charges $200 a day plus expenses, he's my first priority on blu.

  3. TV-on-DVD-wise, I don't have all that much left to get that excites me, at present, barring any surprise releases. I bought a fair amount for myself just ahead of Christmas, including some recently-released grail shows (The Immortal, Longstreet). Here's what remains for me in 2018:

    Kino Lorber's upcoming, separate Blu-ray releases of The Outer Limits, Seasons 1 and 2, are must-buy upgrades for me.

    I'm reading the responses to my recent "Public Domain Dragnet/One Step Beyond/Jack Benny" thread here, and will take that and carefully decide what course I want to take in getting any of those.

    I'm looking at picking up Mr. Novak: Season 1, when Warner Archives releases it, sometime in early 2018.

    I'm still waiting to see if The Rifleman: Season 4 Vol. 2 gets a release (I have S4 V1); if not, I'll pick up the complete Season 4 set and Season 5, direct.

    I'm also waiting for when Discotek's Lupin the Third (Series 2) releases catch up to where the old Funimation discs left off, then I'll buy.

    Gunsmoke: Season 12: Vols. 1 & 2 are likely purchases.

    I'll probably get the complete 1957-66 Perry Mason set, but I'm waiting for a good sale price on it again (it dipped down to about $105 when I had it on my Christmas list, but I wasn't gifted with it, and now it's back to $149).

    Another probable is an import set of the complete one-season run of The Champions, since I'm still stuck with my old Region 1 half-season set from A&E.

    I'll probably pick up The Magician: Complete Series set, sooner or later.

    Underdog: Complete Series is always a possibility, but isn't a high priority.

    Believe it or not, I've actually been watching The Andy Griffith Show (Season 1) for the first time, via streaming; sure, re-runs have been on in the house since my early-1970s childhood, but they were on in the background, and I didn't pay much attention to specific episodes, until now. If I continue to like what I see, I'll probably pick up the first 5 seasons, down the line.

    For newer series, The Americans: Season 5 is a given, as is Outlander: Season 3 (whenever it's released in 2018) and Ash Vs Evil Dead: Season 2. I'm caught up with Fargo, Game of Thrones and Better Call Saul (I have Season 3 on pre-order). I'll eventually pick up Red Dwarf XI, too. I'm also waiting for the best sale price I can get for The Wire: Complete Series. I like the Netflix Marvel series (Daredevil, particularly), but getting them on Blu can wait, unless a really good sale pops up. Ditto Ray Donovan.

  4. Right now I have purchased everything I have hoped to buy and I don't yet know of anything scheduled for 2018 that I will want, so I anticipate my quietest year ever in terms of purchasing classic tv on dvd.

    So my alternative plan for 2018 is to buy all 15 seasons of 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Surfside Six, Bourbon Street Beat and The Roaring 20's. Mind you, I'm talking fully restored, unedited, with every drop of music intact. Could someone please pass the word along to WB so that I will actually be able to execute that plan?

    Failing that, I wish you all a great New Year, regardless of which goodies you get.

  5. TJPC

    My number one purchase however will be “The King of Jazz”

    Do you mean the 1930 film? I got to see a restored version of it at the AMPAS theatre in the summer of 2016. It was one of my favorite moviegoing experiences of the year.

    Cheers!

  6. MartinP.

    Do you mean the 1930 film? I got to see a restored version of it at the AMPAS theatre in the summer of 2016. It was one of my favorite moviegoing experiences of the year.

    Cheers!

    Yes. So far I have only seen the crappy copy.

  7. GMBurns

    Right now I have purchased everything I have hoped to buy and I don't yet know of anything scheduled for 2018 that I will want, so I anticipate my quietest year ever in terms of purchasing classic tv on dvd.

    So my alternative plan for 2018 is to buy all 15 seasons of 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, Surfside Six, Bourbon Street Beat and The Roaring 20's. Mind you, I'm talking fully restored, unedited, with every drop of music intact. Could someone please pass the word along to WB so that I will actually be able to execute that plan?

    Failing that, I wish you all a great New Year, regardless of which goodies you get.

    I've waited long enough for Warner Archive to release these and as it is not going to happen I shall actually watch my alternative versions which mostly came from Goodlife channel. Anyone know if these were cut ?

  8. TJPC

    I want to buy all the Christmas blockbusters in 3D Blu ray from Thor Ragnarok, to Star Wars. My number one purchase however will be “The King of Jazz”

    I've already got my pre-order in for the Blu-ray. My old VHS is wearin' thin. 🙂

  9. My 2018 Holy Grail List:

    Jeannie (1973 Animated): Mark Hamill's recent rise in visibility (Star Wars, The Last Jedi) might complicate any possible release of Jeannie as getting his OK, if required would prove expensive. But that might cut both ways as Sony/Columbia could see a marketing opportunity to release this as a early work of Mark's if he approved. I'd say why not but I'm betting other issues at Columbia are holding Jeannie up.

    Partridge Family 2200 AD (1973, Animated): Another HB toon now owned by Sony/Columbia Pictures Industries and another one in some sort of Columbia limbo.

    Captain Nice (1967).

    Mr. Terrific (1967).

    Quark (1978): Available on DVD but would love a remastered Blu.

    Ruff And Reddy (1950s, Complete series).

  10. BobO’Link

    My plans are simple. After taking stock of my unopened product, which will take years to watch, I plan to watch more than I purchase. That should be fairly easy as I own most of what I truly want to own, both TV and movies, having only a half dozen or so series I absolutely want to complete and only 3 or 4 "Grail" series I'd purchase day one.

    I've been doing something similar ^ over the past several years, as a "New Year's Resolution".

    Unfortunately it has largely been repeated failures for me. For example, recently I picked up the Star Trek Beyond bluray when I've been repeatedly saying to myself that I would not buy it.

  11. Ron1973

    Finishing Hart to Hart on DVD and acquiring Quincy, M.E. on DVD as well-I really wish those would get the blu treatment. Ole Quince looked good streaming on Netflix in HD, so we know the masters are there. That detective that charges $200 a day plus expenses, he's my first priority on blu.

    I would also like The Waltons on Blu Ray. Sadly I think most every classic show available in HD streaming will remain in that form only.
    One only has to look at popular classics like Little House on the Prairie(which was a miracle it was finished on Blu) The Andy Griffith show, and I Love Lucy(both stalled and like LHOTP cheaper to buy than the DVD versions).

    Only hope would be boutique labels like Mill Creek, or Olive. Other than that I think no way we see any more classics….unless it is a sci-fi series which seems to be an exception.

  12. jcroy

    I've been doing something similar ^ over the past several years, as a "New Year's Resolution".

    Unfortunately it has largely been repeated failures for me. For example, recently I picked up the Star Trek Beyond bluray when I've been repeatedly saying to myself that I would not buy it.

    I've found that sometimes what it takes is an obsessional shift!

    For me, this has recently taken the form of channeling any spare funds towards relocating to another part of the province where the winters are a bit shorter and less cold, and hopefully break our string of horrible next door neighbors! We've found in our experience that it doesn't always pay to wait for good neighbors to move in next door to replace the crappy ones (Our latest bad luck string is approaching 10 years, with three consecutive duds!); sometimes you have the be the proactive one. In any case, after living in the same place for almost 25 years, I think it's time to shake things up a bit on our end.

    This also means avoiding unnecessary accumulation of stuff that we're going to have to move when the time comes. On that end, we kept the gift exchanges light this time around. One survival item the Mrs and I exchanged were noise cancelling headphones, not the kind that cost $$$, but $$, as we just basically need to cover our ears when the surrounding noise disturbances get to be too much. I've also recently found the 10 hour Celestial White Noise clip on YouTube to be quite helpful, although I try to only use it when absolutely necessary.

    So, for at least most of 2018, I expect any video purchases to be pretty much nil. After our eventual relocation, it'll be time to reevaluate our monthly budget based on our new situation.

    Happy New Year, Everyone! May 2018 be a great one, all around! 🙂

    CHEERS! 🙂

  13. Watched an episode of The Curse Of Oak Island and an episode of Designated Survivor and nothing else planned! It is not worth gong out and it is to much of a hassle now a days. It is just another day so I am thinking of just going to bed at the regular time and when I get up tomorrow ether watch a bowl game or the rose parade. Will make that decision tomorrow. I hope everyone at home theater forum has a safe and happy new year! I hope you enjoy your time with family and friends and may you have a great 2018!

  14. Tony Bensley

    I've found that sometimes what it takes is an obsessional shift!

    For me, this has recently taken the form of channeling any spare funds towards relocating to another part of the province where the winters are a bit shorter and less cold, and hopefully break our string of horrible next door neighbors! We've found in our experience that it doesn't always pay to wait for good neighbors to move in next door to replace the crappy ones (Our latest bad luck string is approaching 10 years, with three consecutive duds!); sometimes you have the be the proactive one. In any case, after living in the same place for almost 25 years, I think it's time to shake things up a bit on our end.

    This also means avoiding unnecessary accumulation of stuff that we're going to have to move when the time comes. On that end, we kept the gift exchanges light this time around. One survival item the Mrs and I exchanged were noise cancelling headphones, not the kind that cost $$$, but $$, as we just basically need to cover our ears when the surrounding noise disturbances get to be too much. I've also recently found the 10 hour Celestial White Noise clip on YouTube to be quite helpful, although I try to only use it when absolutely necessary.

    So, for at least most of 2018, I expect any video purchases to be pretty much nil. After our eventual relocation, it'll be time to reevaluate our monthly budget based on our new situation.

    Happy New Year, Everyone! May 2018 be a great one, all around! 🙂

    CHEERS! 🙂

    Happy New Year, Tony! I hate to hear that. My house is drafty, getting old, and can get quite annoying at times, but I'm in the middle of the country with absolutely no neighbors close by. The only noise I ever get might be from hunters hunting birds in the winter and crop dusters during the spring and summer. Old houses can be fixed-bad neighbors can't be!

  15. BobO’Link

    So… when you get the right question, how do you get your winnings? 😉

    That's a good question! I think that if you get the right question, you jot down your winnings under the part that says "weekly winnings"– I'm not quite sure though, as this is the first year that I've ever had a Jeopardy! calendar.

  16. Ron1973

    Happy New Year, Tony! I hate to hear that. My house is drafty, getting old, and can get quite annoying at times, but I'm in the middle of the country with absolutely no neighbors close by. The only noise I ever get might be from hunters hunting birds in the winter and crop dusters during the spring and summer. Old houses can be fixed-bad neighbors can't be!

    Apart from the draftiness, your situation describes my wife's ultimate dream. Unfortunately, our respective realities trod all over that! As it stands, in our current situation, the newer landlord's hands off stance has added to our already high frustration levels. It seems like nobody wants to stick their neck out, anymore. Perhaps, somewhere along the line, our housing concern decided that in the long run, a hands off approach to inter tenant disputes costs them less $$$ then going through the hassle of stepping in and mediating said disputes?

    One gentleman that we knew who does movie extra work, was having trouble with a female neighbor who kept petitioning the complex (She did come to our door at least once, that I recall!) over security cameras that, according to her, he had set up, supposedly to spy on her kids. In actuality, he had set them up because this same lady was engaging in theft and property damage (There were witnesses who confirmed this!), and thus, was protecting his property, which she would routinely trash! Housing's response to his (In my opinion!) justified complaints was that if he didn't like it, he could move, which he eventually did last spring after 15 years.

    Anyway Ron, Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

    CHEERS! 🙂

  17. I've made some purchases that will arrive in 2018. Chose slow shipping from Amazon to receive digital credits.

    Castle season 7
    Jake and the Fatman complete series
    Donna Reed Show season 2
    The Flash Season 3 Blu ray
    Royal Pains season 1

    My wish list is so long I just buy what becomes affordable. Here as a shortlist of titles I don't have:

    Scorpion 2,3
    Madam Secretary 2,3
    Mr. Ed
    My Favorite Martian
    Dragnet all
    Adam-12 all
    Emergency all
    Wonder Woman
    Coach
    Route 66
    Honeymooners
    Hazel seasons 3-5
    Doris Day show
    Dick Van Dyke show
    Mash 9, 10
    NCIS 11
    Hart to Hart
    Batman
    Ironside 3
    Family Affair
    Dobie Gillis
    Donna Reed show 4,5
    Addams Family
    Bob
    Rat Patrol
    Combat
    The Loner
    Decoy
    etc.

    Viewing, I've accumulated enough titles to watch a drama and comedy each day and not repeat for 10 years and watch a Sunday night movie. Once they are done, after 10 years I just start over. Here is this week:

    Monday
    Knight Rider 1:12 Plush Ride
    Laverne and Shirley 1:11 Fakeout at the Stakeout
    Tuesday
    Castle 1:7 Home is where the heart stops
    Happy Days 2:1 Richie Moves out
    Wednesday
    The Saint 5:5 The Helpful Pirate
    According to Jim 1:5 Unruly Spirits
    Thursday
    Perry Mason 1:5 The case of the sulky girl
    Get Smart 1:5 Now You See Him… Now You Don't
    Friday
    Star Trek Deep Space Nine 1:10 Move Along Home
    Cheers 1:17 Diane's Perfect Date
    Saturday
    Murder She Wrote 4:9 Trouble in Eden
    Hogan's Heroes 1:4 The Late Inspector General
    Sunday Night Movie
    Columbo Prescription Murder

  18. My new years resolution is not to buy anymore DVD sets–unless Sony decides to release The Farmer's Daughter series on DVD. LOL. I cut way back on my DVD purchases in 2017, and I hope to continue this trend going into 2018. My goal is to finish watching some DVD sets I have had for years, and to resell some other sets on ebay that I no longer care for because they have been cluttering up my bookshelf. After 10+ years of collecting TV series on DVD, storage space has become an issue. I hope to save $$$ in 2018, and be content with the DVDs I have.

  19. Regulus

    2017 is drawing to a close. Although I didn't get as many DVD sets this year (I've acquired nearly every set I want) so there isn't much out there than what I already have. I achieved a milestone earlier this year when the number of TV series on DVD I've collected passed the :banana: 1,000 mark. :rock: For 2018 I anticipate collecting my 100th Movie Serial. There will probably be some more "Grails" released as well. What are your plans for the upcoming year? :cheers:

    well i'm going to try to fill in some of the stuff i've been holding off getting, Just ordered Bronco seasons 1 and 3 got good deals on them and i want to finish with two and four after that. I just picked up VEI's Complete Cannon set, and it looks a lot like the reruns I used to watch on the local Stations back in the day so its a decent deal for the price, i want to pick up the Mod Squad and Barnaby Jones sets to follow.

  20. Ron1973

    Finishing Hart to Hart on DVD and acquiring Quincy, M.E. on DVD as well-I really wish those would get the blu treatment. Ole Quince looked good streaming on Netflix in HD, so we know the masters are there. That detective that charges $200 a day plus expenses, he's my first priority on blu.

    Yeah quick's on my list too but i've been holding off i'm hoping Quincy and perhaps Kojak could get the complete series treatment at some point they are a bit pricey as is

  21. I think what will become an issue going forward is buying inferior DVD sets as the shows are playing on streaming services in glorious HD, ala Hawaii Five O, Quincy, Mission Impossible, Andy Griffith etc. I would buy these on iTunes etc for a reasonable price

  22. I want to slow down the dvds. I have something like 3000 episodes of unwatched stuff sitting around (hardly a record, if I read everyone else's posts correctly!). I try to watch at least 2 episodes of whatever, each day.

    The majority of my classic tv shows that I wanted have long been on dvd. I would go for blu upgrades of a very few things (Bewitched comes to mind. Maybe Dynasty). Other than that, there are only very, very few older shows that I need or want. I'd buy that last season of Flying Nun if it ever comes out before the end of the world, and more Fantasy Island. There's a dozen or more short-lived shows like Cliffhangers that I'd get. And maybe the Ropers, a few other things. But I'm lucky in that most of my favorite long-run shows are already complete.

    And then there's movies on both dvd and blu-ray. I have about 100 unwatched movies. I have also been lucky with classic films, in that the majority of my want list has been filled by Twilight Time, Warner Archives and a few other labels. There's still a lot of MGM films that I think will come out from the Archives in good time. TT will probably put out some of the Columbia and Fox titles that I want. Universal, Paramount, Disney…who knows.

    The only other thing is that a few of my current series seemed to have either stalled or ended on dvd. I notice two Shonda Rimes shows: Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder disappeared. I theorize it's because Shondaland is more or less ending its relationship with ABC and so Disney doesn't want to be bothered. And a few other shows like The Royals season three. It's too soon to give up on those shows because they're still airing, but again, who knows. I'd buy them the second they come out, but…

  23. Tony Bensley

    Apart from the draftiness, your situation describes my wife's ultimate dream. Unfortunately, our respective realities trod all over that! As it stands, in our current situation, the newer landlord's hands off stance has added to our already high frustration levels. It seems like nobody wants to stick their neck out, anymore. Perhaps, somewhere along the line, our housing concern decided that in the long run, a hands off approach to inter tenant disputes costs them less $$$ then going through the hassle of stepping in and mediating said disputes?

    One gentleman that we knew who does movie extra work, was having trouble with a female neighbor who kept petitioning the complex (She did come to our door at least once, that I recall!) over security cameras that, according to her, he had set up, supposedly to spy on her kids. In actuality, he had set them up because this same lady was engaging in theft and property damage (There were witnesses who confirmed this!), and thus, was protecting his property, which she would routinely trash! Housing's response to his (In my opinion!) justified complaints was that if he didn't like it, he could move, which he eventually did last spring after 15 years.

    Anyway Ron, Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

    CHEERS! 🙂

    It wasn't my ultimate dream at one point. I won't go into a lot of detail, but this is my childhood home. I wound up back here in what I felt disgrace with a now ex-wife and children in tow. My parents divorced, and I helped my mother pay off the house, much to the chagrin of the now ex. I wound up with ownership in 2011 and now the roles are reversed-my mother lives with me. She's not in the best of health, so I actually like it that way. The kids are grown and have went their own way. It needs tons of work, but yeah, I could retire out here and never give it a second thought.

  24. Still a lot of stuff that I want to buy and quite a wishlist of shows I hope eventually make it out, but these are what I'd like to do in 2018 based off what's actually available.

    -Continue Green Acres by buying season 4 in 2018.
    -Continue buying Little House on Blu-Ray (I'm only two seasons in).
    -Buy the Twilight Zone complete series on Blu-Ray.
    -Buy the Rockford Files complete series on Blu-Ray.
    -Finish WKRP with season 3 (Already own season 4).
    -Continue Dennis the Menace with season 3.
    -Start buying Sea Hunt and Maverick on DVD.
    -Finish off The Flintstones (Still need seasons 4 & 5).

    I have a lot in my backlog that was bought in 2017 that I'll be watching this year. I have the complete series sets for Cheers and Coach, season 2 of I Love Lucy on Blu-Ray, The Honeymooners on Blu-Ray, season 2 of Dennis the Menace, season 2 of Little House on the Prairie on Blu-Ray, season 2 of WKRP in Cincinnati, volume 1 of Disney's TaleSpin (Already owned the rest).

  25. Ethan Riley

    I want to slow down the dvds. I have something like 3000 episodes of unwatched stuff sitting around (hardly a record, if I read everyone else's posts correctly!). I try to watch at least 2 episodes of whatever, each day.

    That's what I ought to do– I have so much of a backlog it'll take more than forever to get through it!

  26. My dad is in poor health right now and I’m taking care of him and having 3kids and two jobs preclude me from making too many big plans. Maybe a small vacation and I did get tickets to see a Creed Bratton concert later this month.
    With regard to the collection; picking up some of the new stuff like Peyton Place, continuing Alice, and Hopinf against hope for some prob nots like rest of Defenders,, Tightrope, Hawaiian Eye, Burke’s , more Hillbillies, and my all time grail Run For Your Life,
    Other wise just finishing some volume separate sets I still need seasons of like
    Barney Miller
    Family Affair
    Untouchables
    Cannon
    Voyage TO Bottom
    Lost In Space
    Dobie Gillis
    Maude

  27. Peter M Fitzgerald

    I'll probably get the complete 1957-66 Perry Mason set, but I'm waiting for a good sale price on it again (it dipped down to about $105 when I had it on my Christmas list, but I wasn't gifted with it, and now it's back to $149).

    I bought this set when my local video store was closing in May 2017 and I talked the manager into giving me a 50% discount, so it came out, after tax, to about $104.00. I looked it up on Amazon afterwards and it was $86 then. Still, I'm glad I had it in my hands. I already had Season One. I've been watching the series methodically since then and I just started Season 4. It's one of the best shows I've ever watched.

    The complete series box set is listed at $114.97 on Amazon right now.

    https://www.amazon.com/Perry-Mason-…r=1-3&keywords=perry+mason+complete+tv+series

  28. Vic Pardo

    I bought this set when my local video store was closing in May 2017 and I talked the manager into giving me a 50% discount, so it came out, after tax, to about $104.00. I looked it up on Amazon afterwards and it was $86 then. Still, I'm glad I had it in my hands. I already had Season One. I've been watching the series methodically since then and I just started Season 4. It's one of the best shows I've ever watched.

    The complete series box set is listed at $114.97 on Amazon right now.

    https://www.amazon.com/Perry-Mason-…r=1-3&keywords=perry+mason+complete+tv+series

    That's a great price on that Perry Mason all-in-one, and I think that Peter M Fitzgerald should get it at that price before it gets back up again.

  29. 3D titles from 3DFilmArchive

    Re-release of This is Cinerama and Windjammer

    More 3D titles when their price comes down to $9.99 (bought a large number of titles in December 2017 for $9.99!).

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