Pre-2000s Television on Blu-ray

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#201 Post by knives » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:01 pm

Charmed is still pretty well liked in the gay community, or at least some corners of it.

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#202 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:06 pm

McCrutchy wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:13 pm
They're releasing MacGyver, too
domino harvey wrote:
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Legit question: do either of these shows have a fanbase to support these releases? Or are they just trying to cash in on the recent reboots of both series?
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#203 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:12 pm

I mean, they couldn't even get people to buy the Simpsons on Blu-ray, reference not withstanding!

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#204 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:15 pm

They should've considered releasing a good season!

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#205 Post by McCrutchy » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:19 pm

Exactly, the biggest problem with The Simpsons on Blu-ray is that Fox never went back and gave us the first twelve seasons. Had they done so, it conceivably could have meant a lot for the adoption of TV on Blu-ray in general. These days, people assume TV goes DVD-only unless it's an HBO drama or a genre show like a Star Trek series.

In fact, that's not just now, it's really been since the Blu-ray format started.

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#206 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:31 pm

Still bitter about Enlightened Season Two not getting a Blu-ray release

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#207 Post by McCrutchy » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:26 pm

I hate that HBO dropped the Blu-ray for the second and final part of Vice Principals. To add insult to injury, they apparently squeezed the entire second season--some 270 minutes--onto one DVD, and then released it only as a three-disc DVD set bundled with the two-disc first season DVDs. I kind of liked that series (mainly for Walton Goggins), and I wanted to see how it resolved. I'm not sure who Danny McBride pissed off at HBO with that series, but the hell if I'm going to watch the conclusion on anything less than a proper Blu-ray release.

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#208 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:22 am

I know streaming is a dirty word around here, but HBO GO does exist, and it's usually quite easy to find someone you know to borrow a login from (or vice versa, as I've sent mine out in the past...)

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#209 Post by cdnchris » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:29 am

domino harvey wrote:Legit question: do either of these shows have a fanbase to support these releases? Or are they just trying to cash in on the recent reboots of both series?
My wife owns all of the Charmed seasons on DVD. Which means I own all of the Charmed seasons on DVD.

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#210 Post by Dr Amicus » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:09 am

Noted on the Doctor Who thread but not here was that the first Tom Baker season came out on Blu Ray - the UK Limited Edition sold out almost immediately and is now getting silly prices on Amazon, but the non-limited US and Australian editions are easily available. Having missed this I'm hoping for a standard UK release, otherwise will import the Australian edition. The DW podcast, Radio Free Skaro, had a particularly interesting couple of interviews with people involved in the set.

Anyway, the next one up is Peter Davison's first season. Not as obviously fan-declared classic as the Baker, but a really solid set of stories (Kinda overcomes some production issues, and one notoriously over-ambitious FX short, to be genuinely remarkable, and Earthshock managed two great narrative surprises that my 12 year old self went crazy about).

Also, according to Radio Free Skaro monitoring various social media posts, it seems that Baker's final season is on the cards as well as various related personnel have been recording new extras.

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#211 Post by J Wilson » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:21 am

The Baker set had technical issues with a couple of the discs, and replacements are forthcoming, for anyone unaware. I wasn't sure what they'd do with the next set, but Davison's first series is a decent choice. I'd have liked Pertwee's first as well, but hopefully they get to everything in time.


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#213 Post by domino harvey » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:58 am

Fucking Murder She Wrote just got a Blu-ray release in the UK

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