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joebuck20
04-30-2009, 11:45 AM
I know "The Wonder Years" has been held up for years because of music rights issues and may never see DVD in its original, unaltered form.
What are some other shows that haven't yet made it to DVD?

Anne Neville
04-30-2009, 12:01 PM
Daria, for the same reason.

furryman
04-30-2009, 02:10 PM
I know the one I most want to see is a complete season by season collection of the animated Spider-Man series from the 90's. I'd like to see The Amazing Three on DVD also.

h.sapiens
04-30-2009, 02:11 PM
Only the first season of St. Elsewhere is available, and I have heard that Fox has no plans to release the rest.

LurkMeister
04-30-2009, 02:16 PM
I've been waiting for "It Takes a Thief" for years. I'd also like to see Mel Brooks' take on Robin Hood, "When Things Were Rotten", if only to see if it's still as funny now as when I first saw it.

drastic_quench
04-30-2009, 02:17 PM
Only the first season of St. Elsewhere is available, and I have heard that Fox has no plans to release the rest.
In your dreams... ba-ZING!

KneadToKnow
04-30-2009, 02:19 PM
The Larry Sanders Show had an overpriced first season release and a recent "best of" release, but that leaves a lot of unreleased material.

cochrane
04-30-2009, 02:25 PM
Batman, for conflicting reasons. Some believe that 20th Century-Fox, which produced the series, and Warner Bros., which currently have film distribution rights to the Batman character, can't agree on royalties. Warner Bros. denies this and says the disgreements lie between DC Comics and 20th Century.

Other people believe that DC Comics doesn't wish to distort the darker image of the Dark Knight with the camp of the 60s series.

There is also the issue of 20th Century and Greenway being partners in the production, then 20th entering into a separate agreement with ABC. This can be supported by Deborah Dozier Potter, the daughter of Greenway founder William Dozier and her father's successor as head of Greenway having sued 20th Century for allegedly withholding money under the Fox/ABC agreement. Dozier has said she wishes to release Batman on DVD.

There may also be issues with celebrity cameos, for example, celebrities sticking their heads out the window when Batman and Robin "climbed" up a wall. These cameos were often uncredited and some of those scenes would have to be cut or agreements reached with those actors or their estates.

Mahaloth
04-30-2009, 02:27 PM
I believe only season one of Malcolm in the Middle has been released, due to music rights and payments.

kenobi 65
04-30-2009, 02:30 PM
I know "The Wonder Years" has been held up for years because of music rights issues and may never see DVD in its original, unaltered form.

The same issue was a huge stumbling block for "WKRP in Cincinnati" for a long time. Last year, they did release the first season, though most of the period rock music that was played at the station was replaced with generic (no-name) rock.

Sir T-Cups
04-30-2009, 02:32 PM
Rocko's Modern Life

I don't know WHAT the problem is, but I have been waiting for this for years, and for some reason it never happens.

I will also second the Spider-man of the 90s, also X-men from the 90s.

Mince
04-30-2009, 02:34 PM
The Great Space Coaster (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Space_Coaster)

Sadly.

Bryan Ekers
04-30-2009, 02:38 PM
Warner is dicking around with Brimstone.

C'mon, it was only 13 episodes. Give us a break.

Mince
04-30-2009, 02:38 PM
The same issue was a huge stumbling block for "WKRP in Cincinnati" for a long time. Last year, they did release the first season, though most of the period rock music that was played at the station was replaced with generic (no-name) rock.

That's unfortunate. It was a huge part of the show's identity. I'd never heard of this band called Earth, Wind, and Fire until, watching a WKRP episode, Venus Flytrap played "After the Love Has Gone." I liked the song so much, the next day, I bought the album containing that song and now own every EWF song done in studio. Not only that, but the song contributed so much to the atmosphere of that episode, as music so often does in the dramatic arts.

Not that I would never had heard that song but for that show....but still.

Bridget Burke
04-30-2009, 02:49 PM
Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future

The US series ran from 1987 to 1988. Twenty frakking years ago! No, I don't want any of the many bootlegs.

Hey, you capitalists--I'm standing here ready to give you money for a nice DVD set!

Purd Werfect
04-30-2009, 02:57 PM
Doctor, Doctor - a hilarious show which should have made Matt Frewer a household name.

The Norm Show - another hilarious show starring Norm MacDonald and having absolutely nothing to do with Matt Frewer.

KGS
04-30-2009, 03:01 PM
I believe only season one of Malcolm in the Middle has been released, due to music rights and payments. Music was never a big part of this show, so I can only assume it's got something to do with They Might Be Giants' theme song. Like anyone even heard of TMBG before they landed that gig...rotten greedy bastards! :mad:

Sir T-Cups
04-30-2009, 03:02 PM
Working

This starred a savage (Fred?) and was drop dead hilarious.

It might actually be out and I just haven't found it, but I loved this show and don't think it's out.

SpoilerVirgin
04-30-2009, 03:06 PM
The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman are both being held up by rights issues (as is Judging Amy, but I'm not sure if anyone on the Dope would be interested).

Two series on the top of my list that have never been released:

Lou Grant
Chicago Hope

Skywatcher
04-30-2009, 03:11 PM
Only the first season of St. Elsewhere is available, and I have heard that Fox has no plans to release the rest.There's a rumor (http://moviesunlimited.com/musite/cornstor_06_083108.asp) that many shows produced by MTM, including "St. Elsewhere" and "Mary Tyler Moore", will have their entire runs released in box sets later this year.

BurnMeUp
04-30-2009, 03:37 PM
Music was never a big part of this show, so I can only assume it's got something to do with They Might Be Giants' theme song. Like anyone even heard of TMBG before they landed that gig...rotten greedy bastards! :mad:

You're joking right? They had a number of popular songs well prior to the run of this show, some of them made it on to other shows like Tiny Toons and such as well.

Thudlow Boink
04-30-2009, 03:38 PM
Music was never a big part of this show, so I can only assume it's got something to do with They Might Be Giants' theme song. Like anyone even heard of TMBG before they landed that gig...rotten greedy bastards! :mad:Am I being whooshed?

Anyway, the problem is indeed with music clearances (http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Malcolm-Middle/870).

Life is unfair...

Hometownboy
04-30-2009, 03:45 PM
Frank's Place (http://imdb.com/title/tt0092354/) would be lovely.

TWDuke
04-30-2009, 03:57 PM
It's almost mind-boggling to me that music clearance would be an issue for a show as recent as Malcolm in the Middle. I can understand that nobody was thinking much about home video sales during WKRP's original run, but by 2000 it should have been obvious to everyone that DVDs of a successful series could be an important source of revenue. You would think big entertainment companies would have legal specialists (let's call them "entertainment lawyering people") that would make sure they got all the rights necessary to make this possible.

woodstockbirdybird
04-30-2009, 04:17 PM
The same issue was a huge stumbling block for "WKRP in Cincinnati" for a long time. Last year, they did release the first season, though most of the period rock music that was played at the station was replaced with generic (no-name) rock.

Which I still don't understand, because the reruns they show on Sundays on WGN use the original music.

The series I'm waiting for is Get A Life. Rhino released 2 "best of" DVDs (8 episodes total), but for some reason the series (only 1&1/2 seasons) has been held up forever.

Skywatcher
04-30-2009, 04:34 PM
Frank's Place (http://imdb.com/title/tt0092354/) would be lovely.
More music licensing trouble. (http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Franks-Place-DVDs-Planned/10853)
the [WKRP] reruns they show on Sundays on WGN use the original music.Rerun licensing and home video licensing are different animals.

Neidhart
04-30-2009, 05:00 PM
L.A. Law.

I don't remember any music on that show other than the theme tune, so I don't know what the hell their problem is.

dzeiger
04-30-2009, 05:06 PM
Special Unit 2. IIRC, the series itself died when it was found that the creators copied the concept from a role-playing game, I assume that's preventing the DVD release as well.

The Industry (US title, believe Made in Canada is the original title). Not sure why there's no DVD available for this.

River Hippie
04-30-2009, 05:07 PM
Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future

The US series ran from 1987 to 1988. Twenty frakking years ago! No, I don't want any of the many bootlegs.

Hey, you capitalists--I'm standing here ready to give you money for a nice DVD set!

Me too!!! (waves fist-full of bills)

mobo85
04-30-2009, 05:31 PM
Rocko's Modern Life

I don't know WHAT the problem is, but I have been waiting for this for years, and for some reason it never happens.

There have been a few episodes released through Amazon's DVDs-on-demand service, but nothing else. Viacom hasn't apparently figured out the TV-on-DVD market- they did license Invader Zim to a third party which sold great, but apparently didn't like the fact they weren't the sole profiteers and decided not to do any similar agreements.

elfkin477
04-30-2009, 06:10 PM
Ally McBeal as complete seasons (all seasons were released in other places, but not the US) - music issues
Two Guys and a Girl aka Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place
Norm
Herman's Head
Sisters
Huff season 2
Strange Paradise (a friend and I were lamenting how we'll never see it after our moms brought it up)
John Doe
Night Visions
Picket Fences, season 2 on
Threat Matrix
E-Ring


Non US shows not sold on DVD in the US:
24Seven
Being Eve
Strange Days at Blake Holsey High


MTV's The State is really really really supposed to be out this summer. They promise they mean it this time, not like the last several times they promised. Ditto for season two of Everwood.

Turek
04-30-2009, 06:34 PM
More music licensing trouble.
Rerun licensing and home video licensing are different animals.

Ed has that problem. Stupid music licensing. :(

Roadfood
04-30-2009, 08:18 PM
I was going to say the first two seasons of "Earth Final Conflict", but in searching first, I found that season one is coming out next week (http://tvshowsondvd.com/releases/Earth-Final-Conflict-Season-1/8553)!

So my addition to this thread is "Still Standing". I suspect the reason here is that they're still making a bundle from the reruns; it sure seems to be on a lot.

Justin Credible
04-30-2009, 08:34 PM
I'm eagerly anticipating season 2 of Amazing Stories. As far as I know, there is still no plans for it to be released.

Also, Mr. Belvedere. I really liked that show, and I'd love to be able to watch it again. Huh, upon checking Wikipedia to confirm correct spelling, I see that seasons 1 and 2 were released last month. Sweet!

RhapsodyInBlue
04-30-2009, 08:58 PM
"China Beach" is one I'd love to have on DVD. Unfortunately, it's another series that is being held up due to music rights.

Little Nemo
04-30-2009, 11:42 PM
Crusader Rabbit can't be released because of a dispute over who owns the rights. Rhino had planned to release the complete series but after the first two volumes out of a projected ten volumes, they found that the person they had bought the release rights may not have actually owned them.

Little Nemo
04-30-2009, 11:45 PM
Karen Sisco should have no legal obstacles blocking its release - the series was produced in 2003 so the rights should be secure. But while it was a good show, it was not a popular one and it was cancelled after only seven weeks and only ten episodes were made.

Little Nemo
04-30-2009, 11:51 PM
Two failed seventies sitcoms that I remembered as being good: When Things Were Rotten, a Mel Brooks parody of Robin Hood and Hot l Baltimore, a Norman Lear sitcom based on a play by Lanford Wilson.

TBG
05-01-2009, 12:12 AM
Batman, for conflicting reasons. Some believe that 20th Century-Fox, which produced the series, and Warner Bros., which currently have film distribution rights to the Batman character, can't agree on royalties. Warner Bros. denies this and says the disgreements lie between DC Comics and 20th Century.

Warner Bros. doesn't just have current film rights to Batman, it owns the Batman character and trademark -- DC is owned by Warner Bros. DC could no more prevent Warner from coming to terms with Fox over such a DVD release than NBC could prevent GE from selling refridgerators.

DocCathode
05-01-2009, 12:13 AM
Special Unit 2. IIRC, the series itself died when it was found that the creators copied the concept from a role-playing game, I assume that's preventing the DVD release as well.

What RPG? Bureau 13?

GuanoLad
05-01-2009, 12:14 AM
I want to see the rest of the Gummi Bears. They've only released one box, of the first season and a half, and am disappointed that no more seem to be forthcoming. Disney is usually so greedy for cash, you'd think they'd make everything available that they could.

cochrane
05-01-2009, 02:03 AM
Warner Bros. doesn't just have current film rights to Batman, it owns the Batman character and trademark -- DC is owned by Warner Bros. DC could no more prevent Warner from coming to terms with Fox over such a DVD release than NBC could prevent GE from selling refridgerators.

On the contrary, Warner Home Video claims they do not have the rights to the 60s TV Batman. In an online chat (http://digitalbits.com/articles/033005htfchat.html) on March 29, 2005, Warners representatives made statements such as


we have no rights to 60s BATMAN...The BATMAN TV issue is between DC Comics and Fox. It doesn't involve Warner home video.

This could be true as Warner Brothers didn't own DC Comics in the 1960s. Fox may have exclusive non-transferable rights to the TV series that excludes Warner Brothers from making any decisions concerning rebroadcast and reproduction rights. Although Warner Brothers owns Batman now, it's possible they have no control over deals made before 1976, when they assumed ownership of DC. For example, all of Paramount's Superman cartoons from the 1940s are in the public domain. Warner Brothers owns the original masters and can issue impeccable home copies, but that doesn't prevent anyone else from issuing those cartoons on DVD.

Loach
05-01-2009, 02:03 AM
Frank's Place (http://imdb.com/title/tt0092354/) would be lovely.

I'm a little scared that it might not be as good as I remembered. The article Lute linked to is interesting. Tim Reid will not release it without the proper music and is planning to record a new score with the proper New Orleans feel for the DVD release.

mshar253
05-01-2009, 02:10 AM
I was going to nominate Saved by the Bell: The New Class in a terrible attempt at humor, but then I discovered that it is on DVD ... all seven seasons. Seven seasons? What were they thinking? What were the people who have all seven seasons on DVD thinking?

Robot Arm
05-01-2009, 03:39 AM
There was an Australian series called The Games that's one of my all-time favorites. I got Season 1 a few years ago. On John Clarke's* website last spring was a notice that they knew of the demand for season 2 (aired in 2000) and hoped to have it released by the end of the year. I even sent an e-mail saying the demand stretched as far as Boston. No DVD, and last I looked the notice was gone from the site, too.

Of course, my DVD player that did PAL->NTSC conversion has gone toes-to-the-moon, so I'm not in a huge rush.



* Clarke and his collaborator Bryan Dawe were the driving forces behind the show. Some might recognize them from the The Front Fell Off (http://youtube.com/watch?v=WcU4t6zRAKg) video.

Scissorjack
05-01-2009, 03:53 AM
I was going to say Darkwing Duck, but I checked and it came out a couple of years ago. Now I know what I'm getting for my birthday; I loved that show. "Who's a purple traitor?"

mobo85
05-01-2009, 05:39 AM
For example, all of Paramount's Superman cartoons from the 1940s are in the public domain. Warner Brothers owns the original masters and can issue impeccable home copies

And have. (http://amazon.com/Max-Fleischers-Superman-1941-1942/dp/B001OD8E4G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1241170778&sr=1-2)

cochrane
05-01-2009, 08:29 AM
And have. (http://amazon.com/Max-Fleischers-Superman-1941-1942/dp/B001OD8E4G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1241170778&sr=1-2)
They've also been released in several movie packages. I have them included in The Superman Ultimate Collecter's Edition.

mobo85
05-01-2009, 09:16 AM
They've also been released in several movie packages. I have them included in The Superman Ultimate Collecter's Edition.

Yes, Warner used them as special features when they rereleased the Superman films as a tie in with Superman Returns- half on Superman, half on Superman II (theatrical version, not Richard Donner Cut).

DocCathode
05-01-2009, 06:29 PM
I was going to say Darkwing Duck, but I checked and it came out a couple of years ago. Now I know what I'm getting for my birthday; I loved that show. "Who's a purple traitor?"

"I am the terror that flaps in the night!
I am that show you like that never comes out on DVD!
I am Darkwing Duck!"

Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
05-01-2009, 06:33 PM
Kim Possible

Why aren't they releasing them in season box sets?

Exapno Mapcase
05-01-2009, 07:00 PM
Which I still don't understand, because the reruns they show on Sundays on WGN use the original music.

I question this. I watched a couple of episodes last Sunday and there wasn't a single original song used.

I was going to say that The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, the seminal youth show, with Bob Denver indelibly as Maynard G. Krebs (the G. stands for Walter), doesn't have a full DVD release.

Some rip-off crew did a bizarre partial release last year of only 36 of the 147 episodes on 18[!] DVDs. They were also said to be recorded off of cable, with the network logos visible. There's one new. At $129[!].

However, just because Amazon doesn't have it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I found a 31-DVD collection through Google that's complete. Off to order it.

mobo85
05-01-2009, 07:05 PM
However, just because Amazon doesn't have it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I found a 31-DVD collection through Google that's complete. Off to order it.

It's probably a bootleg, no doubt. I guess the adage could be changed to "just because it doesn't exist legitimately doesn't mean there's a bootleg that exists."

Scissorjack
05-01-2009, 07:12 PM
"I am the terror that flaps in the night!
I am that show you like that never comes out on DVD!
I am Darkwing Duck!"

"I am the batteries that are not included!"

Exapno Mapcase
05-01-2009, 07:19 PM
It's probably a bootleg, no doubt. I guess the adage could be changed to "just because it doesn't exist legitimately doesn't mean there's a bootleg that exists."

Yep. After doing some serious clicking almost all the hits appear to be versions of the same seller. There was one very odd site that has it for $9.99. However, there was nothing that would click on that page. I checked into the site and found that none of their pages had anything clickable with which to buy. However, Google ad boxes appeared in the middle of the description with the Buy Now arrows pointing toward them. Apparently, you're meant to click on those and think you're doing an order. A whole fake site set up to do nothing but gather Adsense revenue.

Linty Fresh
05-01-2009, 08:11 PM
MTV's The State is really really really supposed to be out this summer. They promise they mean it this time, not like the last several times they promised.

Monkey torture for everybody at MTV until those DVD's are released. :mad: :mad: :mad:

If miniseries count, I always used to post about wanting to the complete Masada movie on DVD, but they released it a couple of years ago, so I guess I can't complain about that anymore.

As far as TV shows go, I'm only waiting for Eek! the Cat. I don't watch new stuff anymore, so I won't be able to whine about the TV shows anymore.

SpoilerVirgin
05-01-2009, 08:20 PM
Yep. After doing some serious clicking almost all the hits appear to be versions of the same seller. There was one very odd site that has it for $9.99. However, there was nothing that would click on that page. I checked into the site and found that none of their pages had anything clickable with which to buy. However, Google ad boxes appeared in the middle of the description with the Buy Now arrows pointing toward them. Apparently, you're meant to click on those and think you're doing an order. A whole fake site set up to do nothing but gather Adsense revenue.Here's a good link all about bootleg DVD scams (http://tvshowsondvd.com/bootlegsites.cfm). They even have a link to check whether a site is selling bootlegs. There are also some scammers who advertise bootleg DVDs only as a basis for phishing or other criminal activity.

Meeko
05-01-2009, 09:05 PM
Brandy and Mr.Whiskers

I don't know what Disney thinks about their under rated cartoon here, but it had SOLID writing, giving what it tried (and accomplished) to do. I want Brandy and Mr.Whiskers on DVD. Like most people, I have my money waiting.

KGS, if I give you a shoehorn, the kind with teeth, will you stop bashing Malcolm and or TMBG?

Is there a US version of Are you Afraid of the Dark? out yet?

dzeiger
05-01-2009, 09:31 PM
What RPG? Bureau 13?

That sounds right. I can't seem to find the details now, but I remember reading that the RPG creators complained and the series creator did say that he had played the game at one point in his life.

Suse
05-01-2009, 09:41 PM
Is thirtysomething out on DVD yet?

MacSpon
05-02-2009, 01:47 AM
Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future

The US series ran from 1987 to 1988. Twenty frakking years ago! No, I don't want any of the many bootlegs.

Hey, you capitalists--I'm standing here ready to give you money for a nice DVD set!

That's the one I came in here to mention...
*sigh*

Patch
05-02-2009, 02:24 AM
I'm still awaiting the release of My Mother the Car.



What???

Mahaloth
05-02-2009, 09:05 AM
Is thirtysomething out on DVD yet?

No, but Season One gets release August 25, 2009.

Exapno Mapcase
05-02-2009, 11:44 AM
Another half effort. Anything But Love, with Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Lewis, ran 56 episodes. There was an official volume 1 DVD release of the first 28 episodes in 2007. Apparently it didn't sell, because there's never been a volume two.

bibliophage
05-02-2009, 12:20 PM
James at 15 (a.k.a. James at 16). I barely remember the original run from 1977-78 and I'd love to watch it again.

randwill
05-02-2009, 01:17 PM
I'm still waiting for more Family. Season one came out a few years ago. Since then, nothing.

cochrane
05-02-2009, 03:07 PM
I'm still awaiting the release of My Mother the Car.



What???

This should tide you over a bit. YouTube is starting a service similar to Hulu where they have reached agreements with networks and producers to provide streaming full TV episodes. They have a few episodes of My Mother The Car (http://youtube.com/show?p=u1ogtwbgbdg).

They even have all three seasons of Star Trek: The Original Series (http://youtube.com/show?p=Zk2dX5DnW_c).

Fish
05-02-2009, 03:20 PM
The American version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" had two DVD releases and then inexplicably quit, well short of the first season's worth.

Also, "The Carol Burnett Show." I realize that's 10 years worth of material, most of which is probably ensnared in the music rights, but hell ... that's 10 years of sketch comedy, too. What's the damn holdup?

dujo
05-02-2009, 03:57 PM
I'd like to see a more complete release of "Have Gun Will Travel", I have poor quality digital copies of the whole series and it's quite good from beginning to end.

And of course more British stuff in the U.S.; "Life on Mars", "Peep Show", "Big Train", "Funland" and probably tons of things I've never even heard of.

I think the TV on DVD market might be dying down but maybe these things will have a better chance of coming to some kind of streaming service, Netflix already has some stuff that's not on DVD (e.g., "Kojak" seasons 2+).

C. Montgomery Burns
05-04-2009, 04:18 PM
Seasons 7 and up of King Of The Hill. There are quite a few good episodes that deserve to be released officially.

woodstockbirdybird
05-04-2009, 04:27 PM
I question this. I watched a couple of episodes last Sunday and there wasn't a single original song used.


The episode I watched played "I Will Follow" by U2, original version. And there was definitely some Earth, Wind & Fire from Venus in one episode (the bomb in the remote tower?). Those are the only 2 that come to mind, but there was no question it was the actual songs.

Cluricaun
05-04-2009, 04:27 PM
The next installment of Animaniacs. Just release them all, damn you.

TheMerchandise
05-04-2009, 04:30 PM
I want an American release of Clone High.

Mannish
05-04-2009, 04:41 PM
The HBO Series Dream On. Probably never happen...

adhemar
05-04-2009, 10:26 PM
mine is a made for tv movie...Stompin at the Savoy. I so want to see/own this movie.

Little Nemo
05-04-2009, 10:43 PM
I want an American release of Clone High.It was released in 2007. But apparently it's out of print or whatever the DVD equivalent is. Old copies are still available on Amazon.

OpalCat
05-05-2009, 12:57 AM
I want to get First Wave on DVD. Every time they do reruns on the SciFi channel, I save them to my TiVo, and have burned several DVDs of them (and have a lot gathering dust on my TiVo) but they never show all of them and never in the right order, so it makes it really hard. :(

Stoid
05-05-2009, 03:53 AM
Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.

dwc1970
05-05-2009, 09:54 AM
Will we ever see King of the Hill past season six released on DVD? What's the holdup, guys? It can't be music rights, since you apparently managed to get clearance for all the music excerpts that appear in the first six seasons.

SaharaTea
05-05-2009, 10:31 AM
Season 1 of Life Goes On (http://amazon.com/Life-Goes-Complete-First-Season/dp/B000EGDAF2/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top)is the only one released. Must have not sold well.

elfkin477
06-28-2009, 07:33 PM
Ally McBeal as complete seasons (all seasons were released in other places, but not the US) - music issues
<snip>
MTV's The State is really really really supposed to be out this summer. They promise they mean it this time, not like the last several times they promised. Ditto for season two of Everwood.

So since the end of April season two of Everwood has really appeared in stores, MTV's The State's pre-orders for July 14th haven't been canceled, and TVshowsondvd.com has just announced that both a US version of season one and a compete series boxset of Ally McBeal (http://tvshowsondvd.com/news/Ally-McBeal-Release-Rumors/12155) are being released this year.

Where do we submit our "popular demand" forms for the other shows in this thread? :D

Enocavy
06-28-2009, 08:18 PM
Dr. Kildare
Ben Casey
Lou Grant

I'm really glad thirtysomething is coming out. I've been waiting for it forever.

Tamerlane
06-28-2009, 09:57 PM
MTV's The Maxx. It's a crime that it hasn't been released on DVD. Doesn't MTV want to make money?

dada2fish
06-28-2009, 11:40 PM
Get A Life and Parker Lewis Can't Lose

Dewey Finn
06-28-2009, 11:49 PM
According to IMDB, Get A Life was released on DVD in 2000 and 2002 and the first season of Parker Lewis Can't Lose is to be released on Tuesday.

dada2fish
06-29-2009, 06:20 PM
The "Get A Life" DVD's are only a couple episodes. I rented those and it just made me crave seeing the rest of them.
Cool on the "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" DVD of season one!!
Thanks for the info...

SpoilerVirgin
06-29-2009, 06:41 PM
Dr. Kildare
Ben Casey
Lou Grant

I'm really glad thirtysomething is coming out. I've been waiting for it forever.Thank you for putting Lou Grant on your list. It's been on my short list forever, but everyone else seems to have forgotten that it existed. It's still in the top 10 of my all-time favorite T.V. shows.

Patster
06-29-2009, 08:19 PM
Midnight Caller

lizardling
06-30-2009, 10:50 PM
The rest of Gargoyles. :( 1.5 seasons on dvd, the other half is still hostage.

CalMeacham
06-30-2009, 11:38 PM
1.) Men Into Space --The, most obscure TV SF series ever. I might be disappointed when I finally see it, but I'm curious. I haven't seen this since its initial broadcast in the late 1950s. To my knowledge it's never been rebroadcast or syndicated, and never on VHS or DVD. Even finding out about it through other media has been tough -- even books specializing in science fiction television never had more than a general brief statement aout it, and never listed individual episodes. It wasn't until the internet came around that I found a listing of episodes, and stills from the series. It was "hard" SF, with (as far as I can recall) competant effects for the time. It was about the Conquest of Space, and avoided fantastic elements like aliens, FTL drive, and the like.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_Into_Space

I'm not sure my other choices even exist on tape. They're British series:

2.) Judge Dee -- there was a six-episode British TV series based on the novels of Robert Hans van Gulik about 7th century T'ang jurist Djien-Djieh Dee. He was the hero of a one-shot American TV-movie made by Nicholas Meyer from one of van Gulik's books. That movie I've seen (and have a copy on DVD -- but I dubbed it myself. To m knowledge it's never been released in any form, and is shown very rarely). The American film was clearly supposed to be a pilot for a series that never happened. I'm curious to see how it fared as a series in Britain. That version predates the American Tv-movie. Timothy Dalton is in one episode.

http://imdb.com/title/tt0164265/

( the American TV movie is here http://imdb.com/title/tt0071703/ )

3.) Out of This World -- British TV SF anthology. It features Asimov's "Little Lost Robot" and Ton Goodwin's "The Cold Equations" (ages before Sci-Fi did it, and probably more faithfully, too.)

http://imdb.com/title/tt0163475/episodes

4.) Out of the Unknown -- Another, later British SF anthology. One episode, at least ("Thirteen to Centaurus") is or was up on YouTube in full. This series ran four seasons, and featured stories by J.G. Ballard, Frederick Pohl, E.M. Forster (!), Robert Sheckley, Isaac Asimov (The robot stories "Liar!" and "The Naked Sun"!), C.M. Kornbluth ("The Little Black Bag", years before Night Gallery did it), and others.

Atrael
07-01-2009, 11:28 AM
For me it's a lot of stuff from the 80's

Automan

Tales of the Gold Monkey

Manimal

Street Hawk (available on crappy VHS bootleg I think)

I can sort of understand that all the digital remastering and cleaning up can be expensive, the hell, just do a decent digital transfer and release it at a reasonable price and I'd buy it. Better an OK version that I can own than letting these shows just disappear. Somehow I don't think the studios will be willing to keep storing them forever if it's not profitable to release them.

CalMeacham
07-01-2009, 01:43 PM
MTV's The Maxx. It's a crime that it hasn't been released on DVD. Doesn't MTV want to make money?

Apparently it has been released in the past (unless this is some odd sort of bootleg):

http://amazon.com/The-Maxx/dp/B000W14WU6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1246470019&sr=1-2


And I've seen it on VHS

http://amazon.com/Maxx-Original-VHS-Michael-Haley/dp/6304016212/ref=pd_cp_d_0

bouv
07-01-2009, 03:11 PM
The rest of Gargoyles. :( 1.5 seasons on dvd, the other half is still hostage.

To be far, there's only .5 seasons +1 episode more worth having. Most of season 3 was sub-par. It went from being a serious show that used the gargoyles as a metaphor for racism, prejudice, and the human condition, all while exploring mythologies from over a dozen cultures, that just happened to be a cartoon, to a cartoon about gargoyles.

My contributions:
The aforementioned Daria, Rocko's Modern Life, and The Maxx.

I'll add:
The Adventures of Pete and Pete, The Head (a show on MTV the same time as The Maxx that i actually liked a little better.)

Is it weird that these are all Nickelodeon or MTV shows? Curse you, Viacom!

Darkhold
07-01-2009, 03:26 PM
Mad About You They dumped S1 onto DVD with crappy quality video and no bonuses.

The fans decided they would boycott S2 if it received the same treatment. Due to the low sales of S2 they shelved plans on doing the other seasons.

I think they released another season awhile ago but by now who cares?

SanibelMan
07-01-2009, 03:31 PM
Thank you for putting Lou Grant on your list. It's been on my short list forever, but everyone else seems to have forgotten that it existed. It's still in the top 10 of my all-time favorite T.V. shows. You may know this already, but you can watch the first 3 seasons on Hulu. (http://hulu.com/lou-grant)

TheMerchandise
07-01-2009, 04:03 PM
The Adventures of Pete and Pete,...

I own Season 2 of The Adventures of Pete And Pete and Amazon lists both seasons as available.

Wilson
07-01-2009, 06:45 PM
The HBO Series Dream On. Probably never happen...

Seasons 1 & 2 (http://amazon.com/Dream-Seasons-1-Michael-McKean/dp/B00005JN8P) were released a couple of years ago. My girlfriend introduced me to the series, hilarious stuff. No word on the last four seasons.

woodstockbirdybird
07-01-2009, 06:52 PM
The "Get A Life" DVD's are only a couple episodes. I rented those and it just made me crave seeing the rest of them.


Which is, strangely, exactly what I posted in #25...

elfkin477
07-03-2009, 01:18 AM
We should keep posting to this thread!

Here's (http://TVShowsOnDVD.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=12236) an article from today about Daria.

Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor
07-03-2009, 08:46 AM
we should keep posting to this thread!

here's (http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?newsid=12236) an article from today about daria.
huzzah!

BaconAndEggs
07-03-2009, 02:58 PM
Small Wonder

Icerigger
07-03-2009, 07:09 PM
I have the entire series, a bootleg DVD collection with all the music intact, don't tell.;)

Pushkin
07-03-2009, 09:18 PM
Other people believe that DC Comics doesn't wish to distort the darker image of the Dark Knight with the camp of the 60s series.

Damn, I was just reminiscing about the great video collection my grandfather had from the 80s, a mix of Columbo and Batman (ostensibly for us grandchildren, really for himself I think). Guess I'll not be able to relive those great Sundays for a while now...

GuanoLad
07-13-2009, 08:00 AM
Rumour has it (http://thedigitalbits.com/rumormill.html#070909) that It's Garry Shandling's Show is coming to DVD!

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