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Old 03-29-05, 05:28 PM
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Bewitched-will you buy/watch b&w or colorized box set?

From www.tvshowsondvd.com

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will bow the entire 36-episode, black-and-white first season of the 1960s TV series in a four-disc set June 21.

Sony will offer the series in its original black-and-white form, or with episodes that were colorized years ago for syndicated reruns. They will be available separately on DVD for $39.95 each.

Sony also is simultaneously releasing all 13 episodes of the 1977 spinoff series "Tabitha," starring Lisa Hartman and Robert Urich.

So you'll be given a choice on store shelves of buying either a "B&W" box set or a "Colorized" box set of Bewitched - The Complete 1st Season? Nice job, and a TV-on-DVD first!

Which way will you go? B&W or colorized?

I've never seen the colorized versions but I would stay with the original version in b&w.
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IF I decided to get it, it'd be the original b&w.

Oh, and Lisa Hartman used to give me teh hawt

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Colorized! I can't believe that they've mucked around with those classic episodes. This is an outrage! This show was never meant to be viewed in color! I can't believe this. What next, colorized versions of Mr. Ed?!

Just kidding.
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I'll be buying both.
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Old 03-29-05, 07:16 PM
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Just the original B&W. Much like It's a Wonderful Life, colorozing does nothing more then bastardize the original product. It also is very similar to the WS vs. FS debate.
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Colorized versions of shows or movies that were originally made in B&W aren't anything more than options for people who have attention spans so short they can't watch something that's in B&W.
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Old 03-29-05, 08:29 PM
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B&W for sure...

and just for refrence the original thread with news and info

Bewitched and I dream of Jeannie coming in 2005!!! (6/21)
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Well, if I were to buy the set, I'd get the colorized version. If the rest are in color than why not the first.

It'd be different if the whole series was B&W.
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Not just the first season is in B&W.

That theyre coloring it is enraging. This is one of my top favorite shows of all time, and I have been waiting for this for years. If they didn't offer an B&W option, my anger would know no end.

I'll be picking this one up ASAP!
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Black and white, of course. That's the way I remember the show on Nick at Nite and that's the way I want to see it!

And I don't see how this is anything like the WS vs FS debate. That's a preference for how you want a movie to fill your screen (or not) and whether you care or not if the original aspect ratio is preserved. I am sure there are plenty of full screen people who don't go for colorizing.

I thought colorization of old black and white movies/TV shows was a fad of the 80s that died out. Ted Turner is still pushing this on people? WHY????
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I want to buy both.
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i want the original presentation, period.
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I will only purchase the B&W set as it was meant to be.
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B&W only...What is was meant to be!
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i hope the color seasons will be available in b&w.
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Hope they remastered the B&W versions.
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B&W is the only way to go for season 1

i think it was Ted Turner who also colorized the first season of Gilligan's Island on TBS a few years back and the picture looked awful
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B&W...I've seen the first season of 'I Dream Of Jeannie' colorized, and it just doesn't look right.
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Colorized and in widescreen.

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Originally Posted by Cornelius1047
Colorized and in widescreen.
Damn straight!
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Originally Posted by Cornelius1047
Colorized and in widescreen.

plus bass thumping 5.1 surround sound.
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Hmmm, it's not so cut-n-dry for me. It depends upon how the B&W version is mastered. If they create the B&W version by taking the colorized version of the original and then reducing color saturation, etc. Then the B&W version could actually look worse than the colorized version.

IF the B&W version is restored from the original B&W, then I'll go with the B&W version. Especially if it looks as good as LOST IN SPACE: SEASON 1.
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Colorized for me.
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