TV shows that STILL aren't available on DVD!?!?

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  1. The Borgified Corpse

    The Borgified Corpse Admiral Admiral

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    How many seasons did they do? I kinda lost interest after Season 1.

    Literally the first sentence of the original post of this thread is celebrating the long-awaited 7 Days complete series release from VEI. It makes me happy! :D
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    IIRC, they did 8 seasons.

    I'm pretty sure Bradley Walsh was the only one who was on the show for all that time.
     
  3. The Borgified Corpse

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    I think there were 3 main things that turned me off of Law & Order: UK.
    1. Every episode from the first season was a remake of an episode from the first 5 seasons of the original series for some reason.
    2. Much as I love me some of the more formulaic aspects of Law & Order, I thought it got tedious how every episode included a scene where they had to check the CCTV cameras covering all of London.
    3. The wigs that all of the lawyers have to wear. How can you Brits take your justice system seriously?
     
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    It was a contractual requirment
    I gather there's quite a lot of CCTV coverage in the U.K and L&O:UK wasn't the only show that relied on it (Vera does as well).
    I suspect they take it as seriously as Australians and Canadians where the wigs are and gowns are still worn as part of court proceedings - it's tradition.
     
  5. TREK_GOD_1

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    The uncut/uncensored Jonny Quest.
    Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
    (the 1982-86 Columbia/Rastar series).
    The Green Hornet.
    Restored 1966 Marvel Superheroes animated series (every release in the US/UK have removed the individual titles of all but the first part of the once 3-part segments, along with recap intros).
    Restored version of The Fugitive (1963-67); the original DVD release was notorious for cutting scenes and replacing original (library) music that was as defining as Pete Rugolo's main theme.
     
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  6. Photoman15

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    Would love to see "Just The Ten of Us"
     
  7. Veronica Hobbes

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    Cold Case
    The Others

    PTL: I did have S1 on DVD, but I’ve only ever been able to find S1. S1 & 2 was aired here in the UK years ago but they never really showed any of the other seasons and I did like this show.

    Cold Case: Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe there were rights issues with the music they used in episodes so that’s why it can’t be released. But I could have that totally wrong. I loved this show though. Especially the seasons with Danny Pino in.

    The Others: I periodically check if this is available but mostly all I get when searching is the film of the same name with Nichole Kidman and Christopher Eccleston instead of the tv series. There was a tv series about a group of psychics/mediums and it had Gabriel Macht in it and I really enjoyed it.
     
  8. RJDiogenes

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    Is the world ready for uncensored Jonny Quest?

    I'd love to see that.
     
  9. TREK_GOD_1

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    They were in 1964. Thanks to certain scenes or haracters considered offensive, they were cut from the DVD box set released over a decade ago, and what's worse, is that every re-release since that time uses the same, edited version.


    Same here. Some people have some rough copies on YouTube, but that cannot take the place of the masters Disney/Buena Vista uses.
     
  10. RJDiogenes

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    Oh, interesting. I didn't watch it a lot, but I would have seen it in the late 60s or early 70s, so I may have seen edited versions. I don't remember anything that might be considered offensive, even today, but I don't really remember much. In any case, any work of art should always be uncensored and complete.

    Yeah, I've seen the YouTube versions. I'd love to own the uncut versions, bad as they are.
     
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    A tweet Dayton Ward made last night about the Apollo 11 documentary brought this to mind.

    I would really like James Michener's Space, a mini-series from the mid-80s adapting his novel about the space program (with some fictional missions, including a lunar landing on the far side of the Moon that ends in disaster), on DVD. I could see a "Space Program" weekend spent watching The Right Stuff, From the Earth to the Moon, and Apollo 13, then toss in Space]/i] and Marooned, maybe even Capricorn One. That would be awesome. :)
     
  12. The Borgified Corpse

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    As I understand it, the rights issues surrounding The Green Hornet are even more convoluted than the ones that kept Batman off of DVD for so many years. But while Batman is still popular enough that it was worth spending years untangling everything, I don't think that The Green Hornet quite meets that threshold.

    I've heard the same thing about Cold Case's music rights, which seems unusual for such a relatively new show. Mostly, you hear about this sort of thing regarding shows from the '60s to early '90s. And sometimes the music rights aren't insurmountable but the show just didn't sell well enough to bother, like Malcolm in the Middle and Murphy Brown.

    Was The Others the short-lived NBC show that also featured a pre-Enterprise John Billingsley?
     
  13. TREK_GOD_1

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    Yes, its true that there are rights issues involved with the Green Hornet. We know Disney now owns the entertainment library of original co-producer/distributor 20th Century Fox, and Fox--along with the estate of William Dozier's Greenway productions and The Green Hornet, Inc.--all have their hands in the fate of the series. One would think each would wish to capitalize on the still vital popularity of Bruce Lee to work out the issues, as The Green Hornet TV series--without question--put lee on the professional / pop culture map, and has fans of the series, the Batman TV show and Lee fans all interested in seeing an official release.
     
  14. The Borgified Corpse

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    IIRC, it took some enterprising 3rd party to buy up all the rights from William Dozier's heirs, THEN trigger the Dutch agreement with 20th Century Fox, all just to line things up so that Fox and WB could start talking to each other.

    With Green Hornet... the rights are owned by Disney now, so we're screwed.
     
  15. Enterprise is Great

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    Jake 2.0 is out on DVD now