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Any news on the Wonder Years coming to DVD?

 
Old 02-24-04, 01:28 PM
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Any news on the Wonder Years coming to DVD?

Thanks, request of a friend at work
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If I remember correctly, this is one of those TV series stuck in music clearance hell.
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I still have the Christmas one and the one that contained the middle school review & the final episode.

Sadly this is all I may ever have...
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Yep, this is one of those shows (along with Miami Vice and WKRP) that always shows up in articles about the financial issues involved in music clearance. It certainly ain't coming out soon, unfortunately...
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I am also anxiously waiting for Wonder Years
I am equally impatient for Happy Days also.

both very music laden shows.
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If it is held up due to music rights, then why did Fox put it on their recent poll? I mean, if they knew it would be too expensive to release, why not list something else that had a fighting chance to see the light of day on DVD?
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If it is held up due to music rights, then why did Fox put it on their recent poll? I mean, if they knew it would be too expensive to release, why not list something else that had a fighting chance to see the light of day on DVD?
I can only guess that it was to get a better sense of interest.

Music rights make a release expensive, not impossible. If 95% of the poll respondents placed this as their #1 potential purchase, Fox may be more receptive to shelling out the cash required to clear the music.

Just a guess...
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So change the damn music.
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This is one of my most desired shows not on DVD, but I not sure what anyone other than Tarantino thinks, but personally I wouldn't want them if they went and changed the music. Get the clearances and get it done. With Freaks and Geeks we all thought that with a discount it would still be $75 - $85 dollars and many of us said we would pay that. With the exception of the LE F&G, the sets are pre-ordering for $45 or so. A similar scenario would probably take place for The Wonder Years. I would imagine that at least as many people would want this as wanted F&G. NO REPLACING ORIGINAL MUSIC!
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Old 02-24-04, 11:02 PM
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I have both THE BEST OF THE WONDER YEARS and WONDER YEARS CHRISTMAS DVD's, and they did change some of the period music.

Also:

Joe Cocker doesn't sing the theme song. It's some no-name female singer.

And the end theme, formerly an instrumental of "With a Little Help" is now substituted for Winnie's theme.

Minor details, so if you REALLY are jonesin' for some Years, pick up these 2. They're the only ones out there.
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i wouldn't know if any music were changed, and i'm a big fan of the show..

i'd be all for using different music.
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The first season had like...6-10 episodes. Why not get all that music cleared and release the first season? If it sells well, then go all out for the second season.
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They shouldn't change the key music in the show. If they changed some minor stuff that didn't really have any bearing on the show, it wouldn't be so bad. What they should do is have some old commercials from that era (late 60's early 70's) on the dvds to help pay for the music rights.
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Originally posted by Tarantino
So change the damn music.

So would you advocate studios opting for pre-existing full screen transfers over new widescreen ones on films, since it might save them and us some money?
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