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Old 10-28-05, 10:12 PM
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1991 TV series "Land of the Lost" coming to DVD?

http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=4386

While we cringe at the thought of a Will Ferrell remake, Rhino brings us a Complete Set of the '74 Original

...Also, fans of the 1991 version of the show will be pleased to know that Rhino is considering it for a DVD release as well
I grew up with this version of the series when it aired on ABC Saturday Morning and later on Nickelodeon.

Hopefully this gets released.
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Old 10-28-05, 11:19 PM
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Oh cool. Good news. Don't know if I'd buy it though. Might give it a rental.
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Old 10-29-05, 01:30 AM
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isn't this just a re-release of the "land of the lost" that is already out?
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Old 10-29-05, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by dollfins1
isn't this just a re-release of the "land of the lost" that is already out?
Yeah, but that's the 1970's series - at the end of the article linked to above there's a mention that the 1990's version of "Land of the Lost" might be released on DVD.
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Old 02-26-06, 02:56 PM
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Any news on the 1991 series? I loved that one, How is the older 70's version?
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Originally Posted by maingon
Any news on the 1991 series? I loved that one, How is the older 70's version?
If you liked the new one, you WON'T like the old one. The old one was well written and had some pretty sophisticated ideas even if the special effects were primitive.
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Originally Posted by sracer
If you liked the new one, you WON'T like the old one. The old one was well written and had some pretty sophisticated ideas even if the special effects were primitive.
So you're calling him stupid?
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Didn't the new series have a Jeep that never ran out of gas?
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Old 02-26-06, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by UAIOE
Didn't the new series have a Jeep that never ran out of gas?
Uhh, the series had creatures called Sleestacks (Spelling Im sure) and Dinosaurs. If you're going to nitpick a Jeep that never ran out of gas....wow.

But I actually enjoyed the show years back. Never saw (or knew at the time) the original
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Old 02-26-06, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
So you're calling him stupid?
No. Just pointing out that the original LotL is quite different than the new series. I haven't met anyone who watched and liked the new series who later one went to watch the old series and liked it. Their comments were always about how cheezy the special effects were and how slow the stories were.
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Uhh, the series had creatures called Sleestacks (Spelling Im sure) and Dinosaurs. If you're going to nitpick a Jeep that never ran out of gas....wow.
I could buy the dinosaurs being hidden and whatever those things were as part of the overall "sci-fi" aspect of the story. However, the main characters and thier Jeep are not. Even my younger self wondered how they kept that car running in the series and it really took me out of liking it.

At least the old show (which i haven't seen since the mid-80's) had them falling into the dino land on a river or something (complete with really terrible FX...even by 80's standards).
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in the newer show, wasnt there an episode where the jeep did run out of gas. But didint they find something to use as gas?
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If I recall, they'd just shove "crystals" in whatever they wanted to operate, in place of batteries or gasoline or whatever.
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Originally Posted by MikeDeN2K
If I recall, they'd just shove "crystals" in whatever they wanted to operate, in place of batteries or gasoline or whatever.
Yep, I seem to recall that as well.

So HA!
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I guess they should be thankful they never blew a tire or headgasket.
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Originally Posted by sracer
No. Just pointing out that the original LotL is quite different than the new series. I haven't met anyone who watched and liked the new series who later one went to watch the old series and liked it. Their comments were always about how cheezy the special effects were and how slow the stories were.
...maybe that's because the special effects were cheesy and the stories were slow?
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Originally Posted by YourOlympicHero
...maybe that's because the special effects were cheesy and the stories were slow?
That's why I said he probably wouldn't like it. And now we come full circle.
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Maybe the jeep was powered with petroleum made from the dinosaurs.
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Old 02-28-06, 03:42 PM
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I remember liking the 1991 version of the show. I don't think I've ever seen the older version. I would buy the newer version if it did come out on dvd!
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Part of the whole point of the ORIGINAL series was that it worked as a survival tale - there were actual lessons to be learned. Marshall, Will and Holly had to create the things they needed from their environment. I'm willing to bet I learned what a fulcrum was from the original series, in the episode where they had to get Dopey out of the tarpit.

I remember tuning in to watch the first episode of the remake. There was a jeep. As I recall, there was a boom box. And there were teenage mutant ninja sleestaks. It wasn't for me.
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Originally Posted by shill66
Part of the whole point of the ORIGINAL series was that it worked as a survival tale - there were actual lessons to be learned. Marshall, Will and Holly had to create the things they needed from their environment. I'm willing to bet I learned what a fulcrum was from the original series, in the episode where they had to get Dopey out of the tarpit.
Excellent point. And they also built on that. Once their basic survival needs were met, the show revealed the sleestak city... a once great civilization that decayed into a living ruin. The mysterious pylons. I'm still impressed at how the show progressed.
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