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Old 10-07-11, 08:13 PM
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
The intro is not the original Joe Cocker version. It's similar but definitely someone else. All the other classic tunes have remained.
I noticed it was different but thought it might have been when the networks edit the intro and adjust the song.
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Originally Posted by kyleblack View Post
The airings on The Hub are old Turner syndication versions.
I don't know what that means lol
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Originally Posted by jacob_b View Post
I don't know what that means lol
It means they are airing the versions originally used when The Wonder Years first aired in network syndication, with the Hub making their own edits for time/content. I don't what/if any music is replaced but do know The Hub has made a lot of edits including censoring dialogue.
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It means they are airing the versions originally used when The Wonder Years first aired in network syndication, with the Hub making their own edits for time/content. I don't what/if any music is replaced but do know The Hub has made a lot of edits including censoring dialogue.
Yeah, I've seen that as well, especially leaving out some blank spots as they can air more ads. Kind of stupid and frustrating to watch at times.
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


STARVISTA ENTERTAINMENT/TIME LIFE IS
ABOUT TO FILL THE WORLD WITH WONDER...

2014 WILL SEE THE LONG-AWAITED RELEASE OF
THE BELOVED, EMMY AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES

THE WONDER YEARS
THE COMPLETE SERIES

NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE ON DVD IN ITS ENTIRETY!

Consumers Interested in Receiving Updates
and Insider Looks at Exclusive Content
Can Visit WonderYearsDVDs.com



FAIRFAX, VA - In 2014, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life - the premiere marketer of classic TV on DVD - will release THE WONDER YEARS: THE COMPLETE SERIES to the home entertainment marketplace. The most requested TV series never to be released on DVD, which ran on ABC from 1988-1993, garnered multiple Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe and a Peabody, and was named by TV Guide as one of the "Top 20 Shows of the '80s" will make its very long-awaited debut in the second half of 2014. To best serve the numerous fans of the program, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life has launched WonderYearsDVDs.com, the official site for all updates, exclusive content and pre-orders.

Routinely praised for high-quality TV DVD collections, an archivist's attention to detail, and specially produced bonus programming on releases such as Get Smart, The Carol Burnett Show and China Beach, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is planning a deluxe release of the The Wonder Years, which starred Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Dan Lauria, Alley Mills, Jason Hervey, Olivia d'Abo, Josh Saviano and Daniel Stern, and featured as a theme song Joe Cocker's unforgettable rendition of the Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends."

"The Wonder Years has long been the most requested TV show yet to be released on DVD, and we're thrilled to have the incredible opportunity to bring this iconic show to its many fans," says Jeffrey Peisch, the Senior Vice President, Entertainment Programming & Marketing for StarVista Entertainment/Time Life. "As we've done with many other classic TV shows, the series will be treated with the care and attention it fully deserves after all these years, with deluxe packaging, robust extras and a lot more. We're really big fans of the series, too."

As it did for China Beach, StarVista Entertainment/Time Life is painstakingly securing the rights for virtually every song in The Wonder Years. From Cocker's theme song, to hundreds of other memorable and classic soul, rock and pop songs, including classics from The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison and many others, StarVista /Time Life recognizes the necessity to release the series as it was initially broadcast, un-edited and untouched from original broadcast masters.

The Wonder Years was created by Neal Marlens and Carol Black in association with New World Television, which was acquired in 1997 by 21st Century Fox (then News Corporation), the parent company of Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Taken from: http://tvshowsondvd.com/n/19455#ixzz2t1elmudo
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

Amazing.
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

Holy shit. Day one purchase for sure.
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

It really is... I never thought it would happen. Both Batman and The Wonder Years in the same year. IMO, the 2 most desired sets.
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I like the examples in the sign up for updates fields:

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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

Nice


Waiting for the 1st person to say pass because Time Life releases are too expensive.


Love that it's unedited from the broadcast masters with all the music intact.


I'm going to guess this release will be between $150-200, mainly because of the music.

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About damn time!
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

In the dying days of DVD's/physical media it is fantastic that this is finally getting a release. I assumed the only way it would see the light of day was through a Starvista/Time Life release. I have a feeling this one will likely be in the $250 (at least) range because not only the music but there were a bunch of TV clips from old shows interspersed as well.
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

Good news indeed. Nice to see actual confirmation from the company releasing this, and not the usual hearsay.
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Nice


Waiting for the 1st person to say pass because Time Life releases are too expensive.


Love that it's unedited from the broadcast masters with all the music intact.


I'm going to guess this release will be between $150-200, mainly because of the music.
Probably...but I see commercials for their stuff all the time. China Beach for instance... ($39.99MSRP)$29.99 plus free shipping...but on Amazon its $22.99 (MSRP) and selling for $14.99. I think I'd pay $100 tops for it. I'd expect to wait a little longer for the $50-$60 range... If it stays a lot... I'll just ask for it as a gift.
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

Love that it's unedited from the broadcast masters with all the music intact.
virtually all of the music.... which is more than I would have expected and very excited to hear this news.
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

Now, if we can get TimeLife to do a complete series set of WKRP...thought the music isn't really all that important even though people say it is....
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

It is.
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

Originally Posted by jjcool View Post
Good news indeed. Nice to see actual confirmation from the company releasing this, and not the usual hearsay.
Really dude, you're still going on about not believing the release of Batman?

Anyways I could be tempted to get this set depending on what the price is. I haven't seen all of the show in years but remember it was well done.
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I like how there's literally nothing more specific in that press release than what we know of the Batman release and he's satisfied because its a big block of text.
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

Wonderful news. I do hope they don't mess with the songs. I want to hear Newman's "I Think it's Going to Rain Today" during that amazing dissolve-flashback scene at the playground in the middle-school graduation episode, and Seger's "We've Got Tonight" in the broken leg episode.
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

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Probably...but I see commercials for their stuff all the time. China Beach for instance... ($39.99MSRP)$29.99 plus free shipping...but on Amazon its $22.99 (MSRP) and selling for $14.99. I think I'd pay $100 tops for it. I'd expect to wait a little longer for the $50-$60 range... If it stays a lot... I'll just ask for it as a gift.
The complete series of China Beach is going for $199.95 right now for 4 seasons. It started out at around $250. I believe it's been out for almost 1 year. Time Life is barely just rolling out the individual seasons. Some people here complained that the China Beach set was ridiculously overpriced.
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Probably...but I see commercials for their stuff all the time. China Beach for instance... ($39.99MSRP)$29.99 plus free shipping...but on Amazon its $22.99 (MSRP) and selling for $14.99. I think I'd pay $100 tops for it. I'd expect to wait a little longer for the $50-$60 range... If it stays a lot... I'll just ask for it as a gift.
I'd be really careful doing that. I lost out on the complete series of GI Joe, Transformers, and Batman the Animated Series because I was waiting until it was cheaper. Now, they're all far more expensive than they were originally.
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Just read about this on Foxnews, one of my top 3 TV shows of all time:
Wonder Years, Star Trek OS/NG and Columbo

I have to have the complete set, hope the price is not going to be too crazy.
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Really great news!

I've been putting off China Beach because of the price, and trying to pick up other oop titles (I just got the literal last two copies of two different DVD's from Amazon this weekend), but know I need to pull the trigger on CB soon. They do sometimes have discounts though, so it's worth regularly checking.
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Re: The Wonder Years is in the works!

I'm glad I didn't grab the complete Chin Beach set last year. I wanted to support the company, and their efforts getting the music cleared. But ultimately it was just too extravagant an outlay for a show I was curious about but never watched.

Life went on and before I realized it the single season sets started to come out (w/extras). I've got the 3rd season pre-ordered and my total bill so far for the 3 (out of four) seasons is under $50.

Same will happen with WY...eventually. Congrats to the hardcore fans though.

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