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Old 03-13-09, 02:33 PM
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Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

Tvshowsondvd.com is reporting that Buena Vista will release the recently cancelled US version of Life on Mars in September. More info here:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Lif...-Series/114883


Hopefully, most of the music/songs will remain intact.
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Old 03-13-09, 02:34 PM
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

Depending on how they wrap this up, I might purchase this since it's a one time purchase.
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

I enjoyed the show this season. I wouldnt mind owning it on dvd, if it was cheap enough.
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

Loved this show, Much better than the U.K. version....
I will be buying this the first day....
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

I definitely will buy this.
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

I want this on Blu-ray
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

i love this show and didnt know it was cancelled, bummer.

at least now i can check out the original.
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

So after hearing about this announcement, I've decided to drop Life on Mars from my Season Passes on my Tivo and get the DVD in September. I ended up falling 6 weeks behind and 1 episode was deleted because my DVR was getting so full. With the glut of other things I watch and with lots of seasons winding down, I decided that I had to drop it. So I will try to watch this in one big viewing when the DVD comes out instead.

I have enjoyed the show, but it just didn't become priority viewing, so watching it on all DVD should make up for it.
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

IMHO, this is the best show on TV for at least the last three seasons. They had me at the pilot. I am just broken up that it has been cancelled. I find it difficult to delete episodes since I have watched each one at least twice - it is just an amazing show, with the best acting on network TV. Hopefully they can end the storyline properly with the episodes they have left. I will be buying this on day one - hopefully in blu-ray - does any one know if they are releasing this in blu-ray?
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

Originally Posted by dx23 View Post
I want this on Blu-ray
+1 The only way I'd own it. I mean I watched OTA in HD, why would I want the SD DVD?

Still I'd like to see the UK version on DVD to compare it to...
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I want this on Blu-ray
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If they end it properly and keep the music intact.
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009



Cover art.
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

In watching the last two episodes of this show, I relaized that I really enjoy this show. I wish it was continuing. As long as they end it well, I will pick up this set.
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

I am really sorry that the show is being cancelled. I absolutely love experiencing the 1973 music, style of clothes, hair, etc. on top of a cast of great actors and fantastic plot. I'll definitely purchase the DVD on day 1. I'm not interested in the BBC version as much. I've come to know and love the USA version. I look forward to the DVD.
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

So now with the show ending, I wanted to bump this for the curious. Here are all the songs that were used in the series:

Episode 1 – Out Here In The Fields
• Chris Cornell - "Ground Zero" (2008, played during opening scene set in 2008)
• David Bowie - "Life on Mars?" (1973)
• Five Man Electrical Band - "Signs" (1970)
• The Who - "Baba O'Riley" (1971)
• The Sweet - "Little Willy" (1972)
• The Rolling Stones - "Out of Time" (1967)

Episode 2 – The Real Adventures Of The Unreal Sam Tyler
• Mott the Hoople - "All the Way from Memphis" (1973)
• Gilbert O'Sullivan - "Get Down" (1973)
• David Bowie - "Life on Mars?" (1973)
• Simon and Garfunkel - "I Am a Rock" (1966)

Episode 3 – My Maharishi Is Bigger Than Your Maharishi
• Tommy James & The Shondells - "Sweet Cherry Wine" (1969)
• The Turtles - "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea (We're the Royal Macadamia Nuts)" (1968)
• Dusty Springfield - "Just a Little Lovin'" (1969)
• Marmalade - "Reflections of My Life" (1969)

Episode 4 - Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows?
• Paul Simon - "Mother and Child Reunion" (1972)
• The Velvet Underground - "Rock and Roll" (1970)
• T. Rex - "Bang a Gong (Get It On)" (1971)
• Jones Brothers - "Lucky Lady" (1969)
• The Kinks - "20th Century Man" (1971)
• The Hollies - "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" (1972)
• The Beach Boys - "Long Promised Road" (1971)

Episode 5 – Things To Do In New York When You Think You’re Dead
• Garland Jeffreys - "Wild in the Streets" (1973)
• Kool Blues - "I'm Gonna Keep on Loving You" (1972)
• Marion Black - "Come on and Gettit" (recorded 1969-73 unreleased until 2007)
• Boscoe - "He Keeps You" (1973)
• The Mighty Indiana Travelers - "Anywhere in Glory" (?, 1969-72)
• Sly and the Family Stone - "Everybody Is a Star" (1969)
• Three Dog Night - "Black and White" (1972)


Episode 6 – Tuesday’s Dead
• The Propositions - "Sweet Lucy" (1972/73)
• Grand Funk - "We're an American Band" (1973)
• The Majestic Arrows - "Going to Make a Time Machine" (1975)
• Cat Stevens - "Tuesday's Dead" (1971)

Episode 7 – The Man Who Sold The World
• Bread - "Everything I Own" (1972)
• Steely Dan - "Reelin' in the Years" (1972)
• David Bowie - "Life on Mars?" (1973)
• Nilsson - "Spaceman" (1972)

Episode 8 – Take a Look at the Lawmen
• The Guess Who - "No Time" (1970)
• Thin Lizzy - "Whiskey in the Jar" (1972)
• Darondo - "Legs" (1973)
• B.W. Stevenson - "My Maria" (1973)

Episode 9 – The Dark Side of the Mook
• Cream - "White Room" (1968)
• Humble Pie - "30 Days in the Hole" (1972)
• Sharon Clark & The Product of Time - "I'm Not Afraid of Love" (1970)

Episode 10 – Let All the Children Boogie
• The Action - "Look at the View" (1998, recorded 1967)
• Traffic Sound - "Yesterday's Game" (1971)
• The Kinks - "Supersonic Rocket Ship" (1972)
• David Bowie - "Starman" (1972)
• Sebastian Grace and the Electric Insects - "The Last Planet I Kissed" (2009, composed for the episode's fictional band)

Episode 11 – Home Is Where You Hang Your Holster
• The Sweet - "Ballroom Blitz" (1973)
• Judy Garland - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" (1939)

Episode 12 – The Simple Secret of the Note in Us All
• Ringo Starr - "It Don't Come Easy" (1971)
• Traffic Sound - "Lux" (1971)
• Moody Blues - "Isn't Life Strange" (1972)

Episode 13 – Revenge of the Broken Jaw
• Elton John - "Rocket Man" (1972)
• Moody Blues - "Go Now" (1964)

Episode 14 – Coffee, Tea or Annie
• Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel - "Fakin' It" (1968)
• Shocking Blue - "Venus" (1969)
• The Partridge Family - "Point Me in the Direction of Albuquerque" (1970)

Episode 15 – All the Young Dudes
• Jim Croce - "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" (1972)
• Mott the Hoople - "All the Young Dudes" (1972)

Episode 16 – Everyone Knows It’s Windy
• Lou Reed - "Satellite of Love" (1972)
• The Raspberries - "Go All the Way" (1972)
• The Association - "Windy" (1967)

Episode 17 – Life Is a Rock
• Reunion - "Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" (1974)
• Elton John - "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" (1972)

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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

so will it be assumed the home video release might retain all the songs, or will they be replaced in any way. Let's hope they remain unaltered.

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I find it interesting that the US and UK versions almost mirror each other in number of episodes, the US having 1+
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

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so will it be assumed the home video release might retain all the songs, or will they be replaced in any way. Let's hope they remain unaltered, albeit at a high price similiar pricing to Northern Exposures.
I would count on Ringo, Stones, Judy Garland, The Partridge Family and Moody Blues getting replaced.

The real question is, if they are replaced will it be filler or legit songs from the 70's like on the UK release? It is ABC, they are usually pretty good with that stuff...in fact the last one I remember from ABC having replacements was Scrubs season 1.
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I didn't know about Scrubs.
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

At NY Comic Con, the creators said that broadcast & DVD were simultaneously cleared and that all the music should be on the DVD.
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From http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/03/...r-alert-l.html:

There weren't clearance issues with all the popular music you featured?
ROSENBERG: We only cleared songs if they allowed us to use it forever, and it wasn't that difficult. Music is so important to us, both in this and in October Road.
Doesn't necessarily mean the music will be intact for the DVD set, but I read this with hope.

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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

In order to get me to buy this, they'll have to provide an alternate ending to the final episode that isn't THE WORST THING EVER IN THE HISTORY OF TELEVISION.

Way to piss away everything good about your show in 5 minutes, David Kelley. Great job.
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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

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From http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/03/...r-alert-l.html:



Doesn't necessarily mean the music will be intact for the DVD set, but I read this with hope.

--THX
I think this is a a good sign. But I did post all the songs, so we can all check it out when the DVD is released.
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I hope the original pilot is included.

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Re: Life on Mars (US Version) ----> 9/29/2009

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Way to piss away everything good about your show in 5 minutes, David Kelley. Great job.
What does David Kelley have to do with Life On Mars?
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