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Originally Posted by bigjim25 View Post
WKRP, Wonder Years and Ally McBeal
WKRP is out. I have it.
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Re: Most successful tv show to be shunned on DVD?

They've already been mentioned, but Dexter's Lab and NYPD Blue are my picks.
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Re: Most successful tv show to be shunned on DVD?

Originally Posted by dx23 View Post
Wonder Years
The Wonder Years is unavailable on DVD due to music licensing rights.

This is an excerpt from the webpage below:
"One of the tragedies of ridiculous music licensing practices has been that TV shows that involved great music can no longer be seen -- because when they were first aired, there was no aftermarket, and so no rights were cleared with the music owners. Clearing all that music for a DVD release is apparently too difficult, leading to an overall loss to society and culture."

Read more here: http://techdirt.com/articles/20090117/0537253446.shtml
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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS!!!! complete seasons
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Old 02-18-09, 08:25 AM
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For unreleased shows, definitely Wonder Years. I hope the music rights can be straightened out. Miami Vice probably used the most music in it's episodes and they were able to get those out.

As far as discontinuing seasons, King of The Hill stopping at Season 6 of 12 is a sin.
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MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS!!!! complete seasons
I have official full season releases for seasons 1-3, Zeo, Turbo, Ninja Storm, Mystic Force, SPD, Dino Thunder, and Operation Overdrive.

In Space is coming out in Germany in a couple of months.
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Re: Most successful tv show to be shunned on DVD?

The Wonder Years
Six Million Dollar Man
Batman
Bionic Woman
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Re: Most successful tv show to be shunned on DVD?

Just the same ones others have mentioned. The Wonder Years, Batman, Family Matters.

FM surprises me; I could have sworn that WB was planning on releasing Season 1 along with Perfect Strangers. We got PS, but no FM...
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Re: Most successful tv show to be shunned on DVD?

Cold Case comes to mind first
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Welcome Back Kotter
Head of the Class
Vh1's Behind the Music!
The Amazing Race
The Young Riders
That's Incredible
Blossum
Perfect Strangers
Hangin with Mr. Cooper
Mama's Family

And my number #1 pick: Wife Swap!!
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Originally Posted by jeffbase34 View Post
Welcome Back Kotter
Head of the Class
Vh1's Behind the Music!
The Amazing Race
The Young Riders
That's Incredible
Blossum
Perfect Strangers
Hangin with Mr. Cooper
Mama's Family

And my number #1 pick: Wife Swap!!
Blossum and the Amazing Race are out on dvd
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Yeah, thirtysomething is what immediately came to mind for me, too.
Me too.

I've never seen a single episode of the series before and I'm really curious to check it out so I've been waiting. I remember my mother watching it years ago when I was too younger to "get it" and since we have more or less the same taste, I'm curious to see it, especially after all these years.
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Re: Most successful tv show to be shunned on DVD?

It's gotta be The Wonder Years. I've been waiting for years for a complete series release.
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NYPD Blue: Stuck at season 4 with 8 more to go.

Really.... with all the crap that they put out on dvd, you'd think a full release of one of the best tv shows ever would be a no brainer.
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Re: Most successful tv show to be shunned on DVD?

I'd like to watch Unhappily Ever After again.
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Re: Most successful tv show to be shunned on DVD?

Wasn't there talk of Bionic Woman coming out when the remake was airing? Or was that just smoke. Obviously that would have been a prime window of opportunity.

And I echo the question of L.A. Law since I wouldn't think there'd be music rights involved.
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The reasons for The Six Million Dollar Man And The Bionic Woman DvD is 2.

1: Dimension Films owns the rights to BIONIC in general!

2: Universal Pictures owns the footage of the shows.

and whole alot money is holding up the DvD's ever coming out in USA.
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Re: Most successful tv show to be shunned on DVD?

Originally Posted by dx23 View Post
Wonder Years
Yeah 1st one that came to mind for me also, i'm still waiting to complete...

All in the Family
King of the Hill
Welcome Back Kotter
Fantasy Island (original 1970's)
Old 02-25-09, 05:31 PM
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Re: Most successful tv show to be shunned on DVD?

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WKRP is out. I have it.
Yeah, but the way they treated it blows, so it doesn't count.
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"Thirtysomething" and "The Bionic Woman" were the two that came to mind immediately.

I have heard that the music rights for "Thirtysomething" will cost MGM a fortune...hey, if they can release all the seasons of "Moonlighting", they can certainly release "Thirtysomething" - the known reason for "Moonlighting" taking so long was the music rights as well.

Thanks for the heads up on "The Bionic Woman". It always seems to be Universal is the culprit with such things...just loved that show when i was a little kid (along with "Six Million Dollar Man").

A third one is "A Year in the Life" from NBC in the early 90's or late 80's...it even won best Drama at the Emmy's it's first year on the air, but it never found an audience. Sarah Jessica Parker was in it, and that girl who was the lead in "Can't Buy Me Love" opposite Patrick Dempsey was also in it...I had a super old VHS of one of the episodes that won't track on any VCR anymore...how did we ever put up with video tapes back in the day??

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