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Old 05-24-04, 04:43 PM
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Sledge Hammer S1 & S2 Dvd Info!

UPDATED 2/03/05

Hello!

Thought it was time to update the Sledge Hammer info thread, as a bunch of new news has come out.

Summary of the good news:

1. Season Two Street Date April 12th, 2005, and is available for pre-order at most online sites, including Amazon for $27.99
2. Alan Spencer (show creator/producer/writer) is involved again, per his website.
3. S2 will include closed captioning, per Alan Spencer, unlike S1, but will not include a blooper reel, as the audio on the masters was beyond repair.
4. Alan is still encouraging all to sign the petition, and of course, preorder S1,
5. Season One has been available since 7/27, was nomintated for best Tv Show on DVD for last year, and is loaded with extras. its price point is around $25-$28 bucks online.

Cover Art for S2:



Cover Art for S1



Important links

Reviews

DVD Talk: http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=11655

Sitcoms Online: http://www.sitcomsonline.com/sledgeh...dvdreview.html

TV Shows on DVD.com News List for Slede Hammer
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/shownews.cfm?ShowID=3854

Press Releases

05/28/04

In the fall of 1986, an unsuspecting TV nation met a new kind of comedy hero who made Rambo look like Pee Wee Herman. David Rasche starred as the trigger-happy lawman whose hatred of criminal scum and yogurt eatin' creeps was matched only by his love of excessive force and a .44 Magnum. Over the next two seasons, this hilariously deranged lampoon of DIRTY HARRY and plenty of other targets became one of the most notorious series in television history and launched a rabid cult of fans that grows to this day. This is SLEDGE HAMMER!

The complete first season of SLEDGE HAMMER! is now newly re-mastered (including removal of the laugh track) and loaded with an arsenal of exclusive extras that features uncensored footage, all-new interviews with stars David Rasche, Harrison Page and Anne-Marie Martin, audio commentaries and more, all given the "Hammer" seal of approval by Series Creator & Executive Producer Alan Spencer.

Includes a Special Collector's Booklet with Liner Notes

Debuting on July 27th, as we previously reported, the SRP of this release is $39.98 for 534 minutes of Hammer-time. Video is in the original full frame aspect ratio for all 22 first-season episodes. Here is the disc-by-disc breakdown of the extras:

Disc 1:
Audio Commentary with Creator Alan Spencer
Disc 2:
Audio Commentary with Creator Alan Spencer
Disc 3:
None
Disc 4:
Audio Commentary with Creator Alan Spencer
TV Spots
SLEDGE HAMMER: Go Ahead, Make Me Laugh! -- an all new 32 minute documentary featuring interviews with Creator/Producer Alan Spencer, and actors David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin and Harrison Page
Unaired Pilot Episode
Electronic Press Kit
Original TV Bumper
Alan Spencer's Message to Critics
Still & Memorabilia Gallery
HBO Pilot Script
ABC Pilot Script
16-Page "Sledge Files" with Color Photos and Liner Notes

Sweet! Spencer's 4 commentary tracks are reportedly to be uncut and unedited, so it will be fascinating to listen in on these. Interest in this release is so high that Sledge Hammer! - Season 2 is already being planned. Stay tuned, and we'll have more info on that as soon as we can get it. Trust us, we know what we're doing!



Official Sledge Hammer Site:
www.sledgehammeronline.com

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I AM FREAKIN STOKED. I was way too young to see the show when it first aired, but my dad had a tape with four of the episodes on it. I could watch that tape over and over.

When he pulls out the bazooka and blows up the building just to stop the sniper on the roof, oh man, too funny. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
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This makes me so happy I could wet myself. lol
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No laugh track! Awesome.
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Updated to include newest press release and cover art.
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Which you got from here, right?
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Updated to add news link from www.tvshowsondvd.com

The most interesting news site is actually the official Sledge site, as it has photos of the documentrary, etc, but yes, I also post information from the great and most accurate, tvshowsondvd.com

I actually e-mailed them the cover art for Sledge a couple weeks before they posted it, but I never heard back from them, nor did they post it until yesterday. Maybe it was a copyright issue.

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I may just have to buy this if for no other reason than the nostalgia of it. I used to LOVE that show, but really can't remember much of it.
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I can not wait for this one. Also as I sent a couple of tapes to Anchor Bay to help put this release together, I am getting a free copy.

Alan posted that it would be signed as well.

Not that Im the only one as a few people helped to track down episodes without the laugh track.

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Updated with the most recent information. Only a few days away, tueday can't come soon enough!
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That would be Anne Marie Martin (in her early days, her name was Eddie Benton, and was a one of the many girls killed in the cult classic Prom Night).

Another random fact is that she was a co-writer for the popcorn classic Twister, with her then husband Michael Crichton.

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Got mine today (thanks DDD!)... very nice set. I really like the packaging. I wished more companies would use that. I have only had the chance to watch one episode, but it seems to have held up pretty well.
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I loved this set. Top notch all around. You can read my review here:

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Never heard of this show... But I'll try it on Netflix.
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one of the best shows ever broadcast. Had the unfortunate luck of being pitted against the best-rated shows of its day so it only made it 2 seasons... but I cant wait to pick up season 1 on tuesday!

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Waiting for my copy to ship from Amazon. Can't wait!
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Oh god this is wonderful news. I loved this series and never missed an episode! "Trust me I know what I'm doing."
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lol, i was readin the review about this set and I remember one time watching the show that I blew coke out my nose. It was the one where they were spoofing die hard and hammer and durough (sp im sure) get to the roof and shes like "hammer, a flare gun, signal that helicopter"... of course, hammer grabs the flare gun, fires it and next thing you know the chopped is a ball of flame crashing into the ground. lol!!!

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