DVD Talk Talk about DVDs and Movies on DVD including Covers and Cases

Hill Street Blues Release?

Old 02-19-04, 04:36 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Jack Straw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So. Calif.
Posts: 5,100
Hill Street Blues Release?

If/When will this show be released on DVD? St. Elsewhere also for that matter?
Jack Straw is offline  
Old 02-20-04, 02:48 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 822
I've been inquiring about these two for some time! In a thread at HTF (That I can't find any longer)I was told that they aren't under consideration at this time. But this info is not to be taken as gospel at this point in time. These are the last two TV programs that I watched every week except for the Star Trek series. I'll buy every DVD should these ever see the light of the laser beam.
Dragonslayer is offline  
Old 02-20-04, 05:45 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Jack Straw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So. Calif.
Posts: 5,100
It sucks that these shows aren't considered worthy, especially when you see what crappy TV shows are coming out on DVD.
Jack Straw is offline  
Old 02-20-04, 06:12 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 822
I could not agree more. I simply can't understand what criteria that Studios use to decide whether a film or TV show has the required financial drawing power to warrant a release.
Dragonslayer is offline  
Old 02-13-05, 06:48 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Jack Straw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: So. Calif.
Posts: 5,100
This thread needs to be resurrected. Come On! It's Time.
Jack Straw is offline  
Old 02-13-05, 07:01 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 822
From what I've been told in the HTF there is no chance this will get a release. I'm angry beyond words, but what can I do. ABSOLTELY ZILCH!!!!!
Dragonslayer is offline  
Old 02-14-05, 05:37 AM
  #7  
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 7,982
HILL STREET BLUES was winning Emmys galore back in the 80's, more so than HUNTER or MIAMI VICE. But I think that show wasn't all that great in the ratings and it's not run on reruns, so why would anyone buy it?
wm lopez is offline  
Old 02-14-05, 07:34 AM
  #8  
Defunct Account
 
John Sinnott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: State College, PA
Posts: 5,920
Originally Posted by wm lopez
HILL STREET BLUES was winning Emmys galore back in the 80's, more so than HUNTER or MIAMI VICE. But I think that show wasn't all that great in the ratings and it's not run on reruns, so why would anyone buy it?
Maybe because it was one of the best shows to ever air on TV.
John Sinnott is offline  
Old 02-14-05, 09:19 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
cdoug57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Macon, Ga.
Posts: 1,014
I'll second that it was one of the best shows (police or otherwise) ever to be shown.

I believe it received more emmy's than any dramatic show ever.

Frank Furillo, Henry Goldblume, Phil Esterhaus, Andy Renko, J.D. Larue, Lucy Bates, etc. Just great characters and a superb cast. This needs to be released.
cdoug57 is offline  
Old 02-14-05, 10:18 AM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 366
As I mentioned in the HTF, a recent article in Video Business specifically said:

Other shows, such as St. Elsewhere, haven't made it to DVD because it isn't clear in older contracts who owns the DVD rights, particularly shows that were jointly produced by companies that might have since been sold, panelists said.
The "panelists" were at the TV Critics Association winter press event, and TV-on-DVD was a hot topic there. Hill Street Blues is assumed to have the same rights issues as St. Elsewhere.
David Lambert is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.