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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by bigshot, Oct 9, 2015.
Yes please. I - love - this series. Even more than Batman, honestly.
I know this is an old post, Howie, but I had to comment on it...
Man, what a line-up that Friday night was! I don't know, though...kids were faced with some tough decisions back then. Choosing The Green Hornet over The Wild Wild West, or Rango over The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Hard choices there. Not to mention other shows that likely aired that night that you didn't mention, like Tarzan, Twelve O'Clock High and Laredo. What a wonderful - albeit brutally competitive - schedule.
History proved you probably chose wisely, as Rango esp. never resurfaced again, and as you say is highly unlikely to ever see a DVD release. Plus, both The Wild Wild West and U.N.C.L.E. have gotten lots of syndicated repeats over the years, as well as complete series releases on DVD.
The 1965-1967 tv season is my favorite era in prime time Tv history. There were never as many sf/fantasy/adventure shows on at the same time before or since. So much imagination. I called it Anything Goes Television.
I see that THE TIME TUNNEL on DVD appears to be out of print here in the US. There's none listed on Amazon. eBay still has a bunch of Vol. 1 sets for reasonable prices, but the Vol. 2 sets are inflated.
No, that should never be out of print!
I found the volume 1 set listed on Amazon for around $18:
However, volume 2 new is, as Harry says, grossly overpriced on Amazon Marketplace.
How did this show go out of print? Craziness. I'd like to think that this is a sign of a possible Region A Blu-Ray release, but I'm skeptical. Might consider the U.K. release if the price is right, though.
Yep, my error. The first volume is still listed there, but the second is gone. I'm fairly certain that the first volume must have sold considerably better than the second, with older fans jumping on the chance to see the series again. By the time Volume 2 came out six months later, they probably had their fill - and just about all of the truly great episodes in that first set.
It would be nice to see the show upgraded to Blu-ray. It will be interesting to read any reviews of the UK set coming out. I won't be buying that as I've nothing to play R2 PAL stuff on.
Did you mean '65-66 or '66-67? '65-67 would have been two seasons.
I thought the U.K. bluray was just SD on an higher capacity bluray disc. No bump in quality, and still prone to PAL speed up.
Ah, thanks for letting me know. Def. no sale then...
BTW, have you noticed any PAL speed-up on the Magnum P.I. UK set you have?
I've never noticed any issues with the Magnum bluray set. Or any bluray set from the U.K. or Australia. The conversion isn't as compromised in HD because I think all European bluray players are capable of playing at 29.97 fps. I'm sure there are better experts here than I on the matter.
I suppose I should amend my comments on the U.K. bluray set. This is from the item description:
"Tech Info: VIDEO*: 1080P HIGH DEFINITION 16x9 1:33 (WITH SIDE MATTING) / COLOUR AUDIO*: ORIGINAL MONO + NEW 5.1 / ENGLISH *FEATURE EPISODES ONLY"
Wonder what "16:9 1:33" means? Are the episodes in both original 4:3 aspect ration and widescreen? Or is that some sort of wording I'm not following clearly? Maybe they are including the side-matting on the 1:33 as part of the 16:9?
It means that the image is shaped at 16:9, but that image contains pillar bars on the sides of the 4:3 actual picture.
That would be good news. I assume this just means one doesn't need to adjust your aspect ratio when playing these discs, assuming that your usual A/R is set to 16:9. Of course, the only concern for most of us is that the integrity of the original 4:3 is respected, and no decisions have already been made for us by cropping and/or stretching the image to a phony widescreen. Hate that, of course.
Thanks for the clarification, Harry!
D'oh! Yes, 66-67. Thank you.
I'm hoping that the episodes themselves are in the proper 4.3 aspect ratio without having to adjust any settings on your TV itself and that the 16.9 in the description refers to any modern day extras.
There must be no chopping off the top and bottom of the picture whatsoever! There will be an outcry if this was the case. Let's hope they follow the excellent Lost In Space blu-ray set.
I just pre-ordered. I'm very excited!