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Old 08-03-04, 12:57 PM
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News on Bionic Woman & Six Million Dollar Man on DVD?

I heard that the Bionic Woman was going to be released but no news on the Six Million Dollar Man. I see on Ebay they sell Region 2 Six Million Dollar Man DVDs. Does anyone have any news on this at all?
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None that I am aware of. I thought that I had read that these were being considered for early next year.
Anyway, www.TVSHOWSONDVD.com will have info when it does indeed become available.
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The Region 2 DVDs are supposed to be of pretty poor quality. I would wait for Region 1 releases. With all the TV on DVD being released these days, it's just a matter of time before the series are released.
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im sure the six million dollar man will be released to coincide with the release of the remake.

example, starsky and hutch. another thing, whats with todd phillips turning old tv shows into movies lately..
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SMDM currently has rights issues.
Universal owns the tv show, but the rights to the characters from the book it was based on has changed hands- that will have to be sorted out before any sets come out-
but the presence of the remake in the marketplace would still make this worth the effort and expense.

for that reason, its been said that Bionic Woman is closer to getting a release, and Universal has been dropping hints that it may be towards the end of this year , or more likely, early next year.
i can't wait as BW is one of my favorite series.

i have the R2 dvds, and even with the increased possibility of seeing a R1 set not too far off, i'm still hesitiant to let these go.
the R2 discs are actually very good, PQ wise.
the only point against them is the PAL speedup- but even that doesn't come across as too distracting.
for the time being, i'm happy to have them over nothing
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I think there is not enough interest in these shows afterall based on the posts.
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I think the Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man would make great DVD sets. Hope to see them in the future.
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Originally posted by Ruderic
I think there is not enough interest in these shows afterall based on the posts.
if these were first broadcast in the '80s this thread would be on two pages already.
sadly, the 70's stuff just has a more limited demographic appeal.
i think the quality of these shows is still high where it counts and i, personally, would much rather have either of these than Knight Rider or A-Team or any of the other fantasy adventure based shows Uni is releasing, but i'm from a slightly older age bracket.

its interesting to see yourself start to fade away as the studios find your demographic irrelevant and strive to pander to the generations that came after you.
and its only gonna get worse.
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its interesting to see yourself start to fade away as the studios find your demographic irrelevant and strive to pander to the generations that came after you.
and its only gonna get worse.

It should be noted that Star Trek:TOS is a 60's show and seems to have no trouble getting distribution on DVD; so I wouldn't pigeon-hole the age of the show as being a totally defining factor in what gets to DVD and what doesn't.

For example: In a few weeks we'll finally get the first season of Magnum P.I. on DVD, and that's definitely an 80's show. In the meantime, "Have Gun Will Travel", a show popular in the late 50's!, has had its first season available on DVD for months!

So ... I really can't see where this argument holds a lot of water.
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Well I have been awaiting those as well as the Wild Wild West and Mission Impossible for a few years now. Lets wait and see.
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Originally posted by Joseph B
It should be noted that Star Trek:TOS is a 60's show and seems to have no trouble getting distribution on DVD; so I wouldn't pigeon-hole the age of the show as being a totally defining factor in what gets to DVD and what doesn't.

Not trying to argue but Star Trek does have LEGIONS of fans, 4 spin-off shows, an animated series and 10 feature films over the Six Million Dollar Man.

Not your typical "60's show."


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SMDM and the Bionic Woman are high on my want list. I'm somewhat puzzled as to the reason why so many of the classic TV shows from the 70's aren't selling well on DVD.
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I would think it's because of the high price points.
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I would buy this (these) series in a hot second. I picked up the UK discs a while ago, and while the show is cheesy as hell, and very much a time-capsule of the 70's - it still rocks hardcore.
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The Bionic Woman just may make it here before the end of the year after all.

hope so anyway.
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I'm also patiently waiting for the Mission Impossible original series to be on dvd, but since Tom Cruse is not doing the Mission Impossible 3 until late next year we may not see get the original till 2006.
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Originally posted by ckolchak
The Bionic Woman just may make it here before the end of the year after all.

hope so anyway.
Sweet. I think that there is definitely interest in these shows but the high price on some of these boxed sets is the limiting factor.
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How many seasons did Bionic Woman go? I like the fact the whole series of Buck Rogers is in 1 set.
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Originally posted by Ruderic
How many seasons did Bionic Woman go? I like the fact the whole series of Buck Rogers is in 1 set.
3 seasons - 58 episodes. Here's a link to an episode guide:

http://epguides.com/BionicWoman/

Hopefully this one will sell well on DVD. Regarding the release of "The Six Million Dollar Man" I'm sure this one will get released as well, especially with a motion picture remake starring Jim Carrey in the works (hopefully in the same fashion as "Starsky and Hutch" got released around the time the motion picture came out).
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Break out the Bell Bottoms! The 6MDM is on the way!

From the Digital Bits:

What's more, at a special 25th anniversary screening last night at the American Cinematheque in Hollywood of the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century theatrical film, Universal Studios Home Entertainment VP of Marketing Robert Reed confirmed that both The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman are currently being prepared for DVD release in 2005. Figured you classic TV fans would like to hear that good news!
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Any updates?
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Originally Posted by ckolchak
if these were first broadcast in the '80s this thread would be on two pages already.
sadly, the 70's stuff just has a more limited demographic appeal.
i think the quality of these shows is still high where it counts and i, personally, would much rather have either of these than Knight Rider or A-Team or any of the other fantasy adventure based shows Uni is releasing, but i'm from a slightly older age bracket.

its interesting to see yourself start to fade away as the studios find your demographic irrelevant and strive to pander to the generations that came after you.
and its only gonna get worse.

I think as time is passing this isn't holding up to be so. We have stuff like The Brady Bunch, Columbo, The A-Team, Green Acres, all getting or having gotten season releases just over the next month or so, all 70's and 60's based, with tons of clamour over wanting a Batman release. A friend of mine just picked up Lost In Space over the weekend, definitely something that caters to the older DVD buyers. You've got obscure stuff like Here's Lucy that's made its way out on DVD in a nice one shot release, so even some of the short run series are getting to an audience. Granted, most all current shows are getting a DVD release but thats to be expected as they are what TV viewers are seeing running today....but we still see lots and lots of older stuff hitting the shelves with more coming. I'd love seeing SMDM come to DVD...the cheese factor would be pretty close to a 10 score on that one

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