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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by The Obsolete Man, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. Message #61 of 179 Jul 31, 2018
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    MatthewA

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    It depends on the show. Considering the relative unpopularity of the later seasons*, I didn't think Diff'rent Strokes would get done since once Shout! got the rights, it got two seasons at a time instead of a complete series set like The Facts of Life. But there it is.

    *For basically creating Scrappy-Doo in human form. What made them think an audience accustomed to Kimberly trying to even the score between the sexes at school and at home would find Sam McKinney's little-boy misogyny funny, then expect us to feel sorry for him when he pulls his "woe is me" act? And despite his own father still being alive, he pulled the "you're not my real father" card on Mr. Drummond before Arnold did a year later. At least when Mary Ann Mobley won Miss America, she beat Anita Bryant. That victory must have been sweeter than a glass of Florida orange juice. She did better than Cloris Leachman did in 1946, but Leachman proved to be a superior actress.
     
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    I was referring to TV on blu, although you do run the risk with DVD as well. I was meaning series that were already completed on DVD and they ventured into blu.
     
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    Didn't The Dick Van Dyke Show also get a complete set on DVD? That was also only on for five years and went out on top. The Blu-ray just followed that template. It's a far cry from the early years of DVD where they released The Twilight Zone in piecemeal fashion the way they did with shows on laserdisc and VHS.

    Meanwhile, Paramount is doing I Love Lucy and The Andy Griffith Show one by one.
     
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    Dick Van Dyke was initially released by Image season by season in 2003-2004.

    Seasons 1 and 2 were released on the same day in mid to late '03, the rest came in '04. Then they switched to packaging it in complete sets.

    For Blu, however, the complete series came first.
     
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    Until Sony announced a Fraggle Rock Blu-ray set, I assumed DVD was the end of the line for anything shot on analog standard-definition tape (or even digital SD tape like a lot of shows from the 1990s and 2000s). If that sells enough copies, I wonder how many other shows will get that treatment.
     
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    As one who isn't on Facebook, I wish David Lambert or Gore Lacey could post the announcements here as well as there.
     
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    I'm not on Facebook either. Just follow the link above and you can view the notices without creating an account.
     
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    True, if you don't mind collecting a few tracking cookies and a big window asking you to sign in or create an account each time you visit. No thanks. I would rather hope that they would like to participate on this wonderful forum as well.
     
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    Was Early Edition available on DVD before?

    ==James
     
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    Half of it.

    CBS released 2 of 4 seasons, then abandoned it.
     
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    Honestly, it just means I'm buying less.

    The prices are too high for a lower quality product.
     
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    Definitely.

    As another way of reducing/squelching my extreme OCD compulsive collecting of dvds/blurays, I've been abstaining from buying any dvd (or bluray) MOD titles largely as a preventative measure. (ie. Don't jump onto a new ocd "treadmill" to begin with).
     
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    Well, to be fair, that started in S18 for SVU. DVD sales had probably started dropping the older the show became. So, in this day and age, it's likely MOD or streaming for the diminishing returns/sales. Licensing out seems to be a thing of the past. At least Universal didn't go back to the flipper discs, I guess.
     
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    Season 2 of Step by Step is being released soon....

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