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Will someone else eventually release the rest of The Mary Tyler Moore Show?

Will someone else eventually release the rest of The Mary Tyler Moore Show?

 
Old 01-25-04, 05:58 PM
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Will someone else eventually release the rest of The Mary Tyler Moore Show?

I know all about Mary Tyler Moore Show season 1 sales doing so poorly that they decided not to release the rest of the series on DVD, but can't another company come along and distribute it? I just don't understand how these companies think sometimes. I mean here we have a sitcom that was just so-so funny in the first season, didn't get into high gear until season 2 (so we knew sales of season 1 would do poorly), and what does 20th Century Fox do? They release the show with a complete DVD treatment (commentaries, documentary, digitally remasterd, etc, etc.). Meanwhile, an old show like Lost In Space (which uses alot of old special effects that could've benefitted from digitally remastering) doesn't get any restoration, and instead of mastering the show from pristine 35mm negatives, they decided to use the old 1" video masters that have been laying around for over a decade and a half. The result: Mary Tyler Moore first season looks and sounds great and it's dead in the water as far as fans ever seeing the rest of the show released on DVD, and Lost In Space is doing great in sales so far, and the fans are seeing a far inferior picture than could've been offered.

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Old 01-25-04, 06:23 PM
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Here is a thread about a similar topic with extensive postings.

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=342581

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Ive heard that the Lost in Space DVDs looked pretty good. Not true?
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Originally posted by Seeker
Ive heard that the Lost in Space DVDs looked pretty good. Not true?
They look as good as the Twilight Zone set, however, if you've ever seen how great the Outer Limits looks after it was restored, then you'll know how great Lost In Space could've looked with a similar restoration. This may not matter so much to fans of the show, especially since the first season is in black and white. However, season 2 and 3 (along with Batman) had the best colors of any TV show at the time, and it would be a crying shame not to see just how great they would look restored. You know how great the original Star Trek episodes look remastered? Try and imagine colors even more vivid and lifelike.

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