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Old September 15 2010, 12:21 AM   #1
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Details of SMDM box set, Bionic Woman S1 released

It's literally been a generation now - longer, really - since home video really took off, and those of us old enough to not only remember that, but also remember watching the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman back in the 1970s, it's been a long time coming.

Pre-orders for the Time-Life 40-DVD box set of the Six Million Dollar Man are soon to open, and TV Shows on DVD has posted the details of the set, which looks spectacular:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Six...e-Series/14407

I'm in Canada and I just phoned the T/L 1-800 number and they say I should, in theory, be able to order the set from up here if I order by phone. If I can, I will - it's pricey but this one I've been waiting to become available in some format since the early 1980s, so do the math. (And if not, since I know it's common for special offers like this to be US-only, I know it will eventually show up in stores up here just like Time-Life's Man from UNCLE and Get Smart sets did. And probably for cheaper. But I'd rather have it in time for Christmas this year!)

Meanwhile, it's only a few weeks till the release of Season 1 of the original Bionic Woman series, which will be a regular retail release:

http://www.TVShowsOnDVD.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=14399

That link features a copy of the trade ad for the DVD set, which reminds people that at its height 16 million people watched Bionic Woman, and it was an Emmy Award-winning show, too (something people who dismiss the two bionic shows as camp tend to be unaware of). I'd forgotten that season 1 was only 13 episodes -- it was a midseason replacement, just like SMDM was.

My only worry about that one is that it's being put out directly by Universal, and as those who have been waiting for, say, Season 2 of Kojak to come out can attest, they have a habit of stopping at season 1 with some shows. I can't image they'd do that with BW, though.

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Old September 15 2010, 01:54 AM   #2
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Re: Details of SMDM box set, Bionic Woman S1 released

Nice that they're including episodes of The Six Million Dollar Man that introduced the character of Jaime Sommers.
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Old September 15 2010, 03:51 AM   #3
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Re: Details of SMDM box set, Bionic Woman S1 released

The price tag of Six Million Dollar Man is unfortunate. It'll be awhile before I can get my hands on that now.

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Old September 15 2010, 09:10 AM   #4
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Re: Details of SMDM box set, Bionic Woman S1 released

I bought the season 1 sets of both series a while ago, and despite my love of these shows as a child, I found them a real chore to get through sadly.
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Old November 9 2010, 01:11 AM   #5
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Re: Details of SMDM box set, Bionic Woman S1 released

Please forgive the bumping of a 2-month old thread but I'm heeding the request of the sticky regarding consolidating threads rather than starting new ones.

I just wanted to mention that although Nov. 23 is the official release date of the SMDM set, I just saw on my order status with Time Life Canada that the set shipped TODAY, so I hope to have it by the weekend. TV Shows on DVD.com had indicated this might happen (apparently TL has done this before with other releases).

I was a little concerned about the price at first, too, but after amortizing it over 6 multi-disc sets, coupled with the ability to pay in installments -- plus, come on, this is one of the holy grails, I decided it was worth the investment.

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Old November 9 2010, 10:33 PM   #6
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Maskatron approves.

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Old December 6 2010, 05:09 AM   #7
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THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN: The Complete Collection DVD Review December 5th, 2010 http://www.collider.com/2010/12/05/s...on-dvd-review/
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