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Old 09-01-14, 06:41 PM   #1
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Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

According to Amazon at least, 24 is getting a new complete series set including Live Another Day on DVD but not on Blu-ray. Why isn't this coming to Blu-ray? I thought 24 was pretty popular, and I would think it would be a big seller. I can understand obscure shows not getting a Blu-ray release, but 24 not getting a Blu-ray release just doesn't make sense.
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Old 09-01-14, 06:58 PM   #2
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Re: Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

This has been covered before. Seasons 7 and 8 along with Live Another Day are/will be on Blu Ray. But, a complete series isn't happening.

TV on Blu-Ray, especially for FOX, has been poor sellers. They have discontinued producing BDs for a few of their shows including Modern Family and Bones. Many FOX titles only get DVD releases.

Back to 24, Seasons 1-3 were shot in SD Enhanced Widescreen. Season 4 was the first time it was broadcast in HD. All the seasons can be watched in HD on Directv's Audience Network or Amazon Prime, but FOX doesn't want to spend the money to master them to disc apparently. I don't know the technical aspects, but I've read that mastering them to disc is expensive. So it's probably not worth it for FOX to risk doing it. The reality is that most people just don't want to spend the money on catalog titles anymore. Complete Series sets, especially on BD, aren't cheap. Look at all the hesitation in the Breaking Bad complete series thread on whether or not to buy that set. And that is one of the most popular shows in this forum. Most in that thread think the sets are too expensive. And now you think people will spend a couple hundred bucks on 24?

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Old 09-01-14, 07:55 PM   #3
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Re: Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

Thankfully we can own Dick Van Dyke and Little House on the Praire though.
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Old 09-01-14, 08:02 PM   #4
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Re: Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

There's always the possibility Fox releases it in others territories on Blu-ray.

Universal has released House as a Complete Series box in the UK, Germany, and soon France. Only the last 3 seasons were released on BD here. Although, from what I've read, they cheapened Seasons 6 - 8 and re-authored them without lossless audio and used standard DD 5.1 as a cost-saving measure for the amount of discs needed.

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Old 09-02-14, 08:48 AM   #5
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Possibly, but decidedly unlikely. The market for TV on Blu is demonstrably pretty small, and for archival stuff, smaller still .
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Old 09-02-14, 10:07 AM   #6
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Re: Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

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Back to 24, Seasons 1-3 were shot in SD Enhanced Widescreen.
Nah, it was shot on film. How they originally aired doesn't necessarily reflect a limitation of the source material. Plenty of those 'enhanced widescreen' series on Fox have popped up in HD since then.

With HD masters clearly already handy, there's nothing technical getting in the way (unless Fox just isn't happy with the way those early seasons look in high-def).
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Re: Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

Well, this MIGHT be good news. The remaining six seasons of 24 are getting released in Japan on July 21st. All six seasons are available for preorder on Amazon Japan. Fingers crossed for a US release.

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Re: Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

"Legacy" has been unofficially cancelled, right? I read somewhere that Corey Hawkins was essentially allowed out of his contract to do a Broadway show. I never got past the second episode...I didn't care for it at all.
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Old 06-03-17, 09:29 PM   #9
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Re: Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

I wonder if those will be region free. I'm down for revisiting seasons 1-3 & 5.

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"Legacy" has been unofficially cancelled, right? I read somewhere that Corey Hawkins was essentially allowed out of his contract to do a Broadway show. I never got past the second episode...I didn't care for it at all.
Same...so far. I started it when it aired, but let it pile up on the tivo for summer viewing.
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I wonder if those will be region free. I'm down for revisiting seasons 1-3 & 5.
Japan and the U.S. share the same region code, unless you really want a region free Blu-ray.
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Old 06-04-17, 01:34 AM   #11
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Re: Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

As much as I love "24", I'll skip the blu-ray releases. Though hopefully any new releases will pick up some new fans.

I finished 24 Legacy and I'm on the fence about getting the eventual blu-ray release. It was a lazy attempt at trying to revive the franchise. It didn't fool anybody.
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Japan and the U.S. share the same region code, unless you really want a region free Blu-ray.
That's what I meant.
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Re: Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

Off topic but reading this thread makes me miss a couple posters. I always wondered what happened to My Other Self as it seems like he was here one day and then just never came back and even taffer while annoying at times was entertaining.
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Re: Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

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Off topic but reading this thread makes me miss a couple posters. I always wondered what happened to My Other Self as it seems like he was here one day and then just never came back and even taffer while annoying at times was entertaining.
I saw who posted this thread and stopped clicked because I thought maybe he was back.
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Old 06-19-17, 07:26 PM   #15
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Re: Why isn't 24 (TV series) getting a Blu-ray release?

Apparently the Japanese releases just have lossy audio. If they were exclusive to Japan and decidedly not trial runs for a U.S. release, I'd be disappointed but not surprised.
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