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I could have put this in the Video and Memorabilia forum, but this is more of a general discussion and topic. 

What TV shows, movies or specials would you like to see released on DVD that haven't been released, yet?

Does anybody know the reason why someof these have not been released?

I know the Wonder Years has not suppsoedly been released due to royalties with the music that was on the show. 

The tow that come to mind for me are:

The Gong Show

The Courtship of Eddie's Father

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I really don't know what they don't have out at this point.  They seem to have everything.  On NetFlix I've gotten "Greatest American Hero", "Get Smart", "The Muppet Show", and even "Sledge Hammer!".  Hard to beat that.

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What about:

Eight is Enough

The Rookies

The Love Boat

Fantasy Island

I'm too lazy to look.........

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I know Fantasy Island is out.

I think The Rookies is out, also.

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Papa Voo wrote:
I know the Wonder Years has not suppsoedly been released due to royalties with the music that was on the show. 



That makes little sense. The George Lopez show had the same issues with Low Rider and simply had a generic opening on their DVD releases.

It's always nice to have the original theme, but honestly if they really wanted to release the shows they could simply find a way around using that song or at least that version of the song.

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Do not quote me on this, but I thought that the witers or prodcuers said that to take out the songs would change the show too much.  I believe they used different songs during the different shows, correct?

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The Jericho Mile - Fucking incredible prison movie with Peter Strauss.

Island of Lost Souls - The 1933 one with Bela Lugosi as the Sayer of the Law.

One Foot in Heaven - I have been a stone atheist my entire adult life but this 1941 Fredric March gem is the best non-judgemental, non-preachy movie about religion I've ever seen. The final scene will blow you away and bring tears to your eyes especially if you drink as much as I do.

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TV Show: WKRP WITH the original music. I have them with the generic shit they put in there, but its just not the same.

Movie: Up the Creek. I love that movie, but no DVD release...cheesy 80s shit, but I love it.

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I remeber Up the Creek, what out for the ROTC guys! Goofy fuckin' movie with Pee Wee from Porkies that I probably watched twenty times on HBO as a kid. Also The Love Boat is on DVD and its still exicting and new. Come aboard, they're expecting you....

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60's Batman

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bpickering wrote: 60's Batman
Do you think this is a royalties issue with all the guest stars?  There has to be a reason.

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from Wikipedia


Despite considerable popular demand[4], no official home entertainment release (VHS, laserdisc or DVD) of the series has occurred to date in North America, with the situation seemingly unlikely to be resolved in the near future.

Conflicting reports of the reasons behind the non-release of the series point to a number of different factors, some, none or all of which may indeed play a part. These include:
  • Disagreement between DC Comics (who own the Batman character. DC's sister/parent company Warner Bros., which took over DC in 1976 could also be involved) and 20th Century Fox (who own the program itself). Gord Lacey's influential TV/DVD website TVShowsonDVD.com is often quoted in support of this much-discussed theory, after a story the website ran in December, 2005.[5]
    • Commentators have suggested that DC Comics itself is not involved, and that Warner and Fox are reluctant to work with each other. This was denied by a Warner spokesperson in 2005 during their semi-regular "Home Theatre Forum" chat, where it was stated that the issues were between Fox and DC alone, with Warner playing no part in negotiations.[6]
    • The argument has been made that DC does not wish to distort the current image of the Dark Knight by having the overtly-campy 1960s series competing head-to-head with more modern takes, such as Burton's Batman film and its sequels or Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. DC may indeed be distancing itself from the 1960s series. A solicited cover by Mike Allred for issue #7 of Solo—a 2005 DC Comics series—featured Batman doing the Batusi. The cover, based on Adam West and a memorably campy episode of the TV series, was replaced by the time of Solo #7's released. Allred explains that the cover was pulled by "higher ups" for reasons largely unknown.[7] Speculation over the reasons first intimated that potential infringement of rights were the issue, but this was soon replaced with suggestions that its "campy" nature was the real factor in its removal. At the time of the issue's release, DVDs of Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, and Batman Begins were also being promoted, and DC's chief editor Dan Didio reportedly does not like camp.[8]
  • Greenway/ABC/Fox rights issues. The Batman series was conceived as an equal partnership between William Dozier's Greenway Productions and Fox in 1964, before Fox entered into a separate agreement with ABC to produce the series in 1965. With three companies involved almost from the outset, there is some speculation that these rights are tangled even before the DC Comics character-ownership rights are to be considered. Moreover:
    • Another Greenway Productions series, The Green Hornet is similarly absent from DVD release, (although, like Batman, the rights to theatrical features based upon the show were different, and these have been released, as has Batman: The Movie.) leading to speculation[citation needed] that Greenway could be the common factor, and hence in some fashion be the stumbling block.
    • In 2006, Deborah Dozier Potter, "the successor-in-interest to Greenway Productions" sued Fox for allegedly withholding monies under the Fox/ABC agreement.[9][10] Dozier Potter further claimed that this came to her attention when, in March 2005: "she considered releasing the series on DVD," implying that (from her perspective at least) Greenway/Dozier Potter has some say in the matter of potentional DVD release of the series. (The case was resolved/dismissed in November, 2007, as noted at the "1966 Batman Message Board".[11])
  • Other complications/rights issues:
    • Christopher D Heer, writing at the "1966 Batman Message Board", clarified a quote by moderator Lee Kirkham, noting that there will likely be the need for complicated deals regarding cameos, since "..at least some of the cameos were done as uncredited, unpaid walk-ons -- which means that Fox does NOT have home video clearances for them. Either those scenes would have to be cut or an agreement reached with the actors."[12]
    • Kirkham's initial quote also noted that, alongside music clearance issues, there could also be problems over some of the costumes, and the original Batmobile:



"It may surprise you, but then there are also rights issues concerning the design of the unique Batmobile design used in the show, and possible a separate issue regarding some of the costumes as well!"[13]
The series, under the Fox/ABC deal, is however still in syndication, and regularly shown on a number of channels around the world. Thus far, though, only the 1966 feature film is available on DVD for non-broadcast viewing in North America. This also affected the 2003 television movie reunion Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, which was only able to make use of footage from the 1966 movie.

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bpickering wrote: from Wikipedia


Despite considerable popular demand[4], no official home entertainment release (VHS, laserdisc or DVD) of the series has occurred to date in North America, with the situation seemingly unlikely to be resolved in the near future.

Conflicting reports of the reasons behind the non-release of the series point to a number of different factors, some, none or all of which may indeed play a part. These include:
  • Disagreement between DC Comics (who own the Batman character. DC's sister/parent company Warner Bros., which took over DC in 1976 could also be involved) and 20th Century Fox (who own the program itself). Gord Lacey's influential TV/DVD website TVShowsonDVD.com is often quoted in support of this much-discussed theory, after a story the website ran in December, 2005.[5]
    • Commentators have suggested that DC Comics itself is not involved, and that Warner and Fox are reluctant to work with each other. This was denied by a Warner spokesperson in 2005 during their semi-regular "Home Theatre Forum" chat, where it was stated that the issues were between Fox and DC alone, with Warner playing no part in negotiations.[6]
    • The argument has been made that DC does not wish to distort the current image of the Dark Knight by having the overtly-campy 1960s series competing head-to-head with more modern takes, such as Burton's Batman film and its sequels or Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. DC may indeed be distancing itself from the 1960s series. A solicited cover by Mike Allred for issue #7 of Solo—a 2005 DC Comics series—featured Batman doing the Batusi. The cover, based on Adam West and a memorably campy episode of the TV series, was replaced by the time of Solo #7's released. Allred explains that the cover was pulled by "higher ups" for reasons largely unknown.[7] Speculation over the reasons first intimated that potential infringement of rights were the issue, but this was soon replaced with suggestions that its "campy" nature was the real factor in its removal. At the time of the issue's release, DVDs of Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman & Robin, and Batman Begins were also being promoted, and DC's chief editor Dan Didio reportedly does not like camp.[8]
  • Greenway/ABC/Fox rights issues. The Batman series was conceived as an equal partnership between William Dozier's Greenway Productions and Fox in 1964, before Fox entered into a separate agreement with ABC to produce the series in 1965. With three companies involved almost from the outset, there is some speculation that these rights are tangled even before the DC Comics character-ownership rights are to be considered. Moreover:
    • Another Greenway Productions series, The Green Hornet is similarly absent from DVD release, (although, like Batman, the rights to theatrical features based upon the show were different, and these have been released, as has Batman: The Movie.) leading to speculation[citation needed] that Greenway could be the common factor, and hence in some fashion be the stumbling block.
    • In 2006, Deborah Dozier Potter, "the successor-in-interest to Greenway Productions" sued Fox for allegedly withholding monies under the Fox/ABC agreement.[9][10] Dozier Potter further claimed that this came to her attention when, in March 2005: "she considered releasing the series on DVD," implying that (from her perspective at least) Greenway/Dozier Potter has some say in the matter of potentional DVD release of the series. (The case was resolved/dismissed in November, 2007, as noted at the "1966 Batman Message Board".[11])
  • Other complications/rights issues:
    • Christopher D Heer, writing at the "1966 Batman Message Board", clarified a quote by moderator Lee Kirkham, noting that there will likely be the need for complicated deals regarding cameos, since "..at least some of the cameos were done as uncredited, unpaid walk-ons -- which means that Fox does NOT have home video clearances for them. Either those scenes would have to be cut or an agreement reached with the actors."[12]
    • Kirkham's initial quote also noted that, alongside music clearance issues, there could also be problems over some of the costumes, and the original Batmobile:


"It may surprise you, but then there are also rights issues concerning the design of the unique Batmobile design used in the show, and possible a separate issue regarding some of the costumes as well!"[13]
The series, under the Fox/ABC deal, is however still in syndication, and regularly shown on a number of channels around the world. Thus far, though, only the 1966 feature film is available on DVD for non-broadcast viewing in North America. This also affected the 2003 television movie reunion Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt, which was only able to make use of footage from the 1966 movie.
 

 

Sheesh!  No wonder it will never see the light of day on DVD!

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Married Jo wrote: TV Show: WKRP WITH the original music. I have them with the generic shit they put in there, but its just not the same.

Movie: Up the Creek. I love that movie, but no DVD release...cheesy 80s shit, but I love it.

Up The Creek is one of the best 80's movies around...it was released on DVD, but OOP a short time later. I've seen copies online, but they want big bucks for them. I'd love to see a re-release of it.

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stingmark wrote: Married Jo wrote: TV Show: WKRP WITH the original music. I have them with the generic shit they put in there, but its just not the same.

Movie: Up the Creek. I love that movie, but no DVD release...cheesy 80s shit, but I love it.

Up The Creek is one of the best 80's movies around...it was released on DVD, but OOP a short time later. I've seen copies online, but they want big bucks for them. I'd love to see a re-release of it.


I never understood the OOP thing.  I have seen like Part II of a series be put to OOP while the third part of the series is still in print and it may have been viewed as not as good as the first and second parts.

Take the 60's miniseries, it is OOP.  The 70's miniseries is still out.  The 70's miniseries was reviewed as being alot worse than the 60's miniseries. 

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Couple of movies I have been looking for DVD and haven't been able to find are "Freebie & The Bean" and "The Flim-Flam Man".

I'd also love to see the Johnny Cash and Tom Jones television shows from the early 70s released on DVD, mainly for the guest stars that they dueted with.

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diamondmd wrote:

I'd also love to see the Johnny Cash and Tom Jones television shows from the early 70s released on DVD, mainly for the guest stars that they dueted with.

The Tom Jones and the Johnny Cash shows are out there. 

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WongLee wrote: The Jericho Mile - Fucking incredible prison movie with Peter Strauss.

Totally agree on this. I love this movie. A&E used to show it a lot back in the day but I've never seen it anywhere else.

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Carny (1980)

Gary Busey, Robbie Robertson and Jodie Foster play carnival workers. 

 

Robbie Robertson is Patch, a carny veteran whose de facto partner is the leering, cruel Frankie (Gary Busey), an abusive clown, and the film lingers on the tawdry and menacing world behind the carny's garish public spaces. When the young, self-confident Donna (Foster) shows up and joins the troupe, the bonds between Patch and Frankie are strained. Donna's walk on the wild side brings her in intimate, sometimes dangerous proximity to the freaks and lowlifes that populate this world, which the writers and director Robert Kaylor savor for its atmosphere of outsider surrealism.


I liked this movie. 

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Actually, Freebie and The Bean is being set to be released soon!

 

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"Echoes of a Somber Empire," a documentary that German filmmaker Werner Herzog did about 1970s African dictator Jean-Bedel Bokassa. I'd love to see it, but it's not out.



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