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Old 06-20-09, 04:42 AM
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Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/All...e-Rumors/12155

While it is a rumour, the article says that FOX is going to release the First Season on DVD sometime in 2009.

But the real reason I posted this story is because the prediction that FOX will release the Complete Series on the same day as the First Season. Then, FOX will supposedly release the remaining seasons individually later on.

I hope this turns out to be true, not because I am a huge fan of Ally McBeal, but because of the implications such a release schedule could have for many other shows.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Isn't this one of the shows that was held back because of music rights? If so, a worst case scenario could be something similar what happened to "WKRP in Cincinnati" first season release, that fans were upset because of "key" music cuts in some episodes.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Good. Now give me Boston Public
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

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Good. Now give me Boston Public

Old 06-20-09, 10:04 AM
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

I couldn't care less about Ally McBeal (or Boston Public), but if this leads to the eventual release of L.A. Law, I'm all for it.

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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Interesting idea to release the first season and the complete series at the same time.

Wonder if FOX is going to work on special features for this release.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Good. Now give me Boston Public
And the rest of Picket Fences.
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Old 06-20-09, 11:20 PM
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Might as well just purchase the uncut Region 2 set from Amazon.uk. It's always on sale (I got mine for around $45 shipped) and all of the original music is completely intact. There is absolutely no way that the US release will have all of the original music. Kelley has even said as much.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

I really doubt that's the actual Ally McBeal artwork, since the text is in French.

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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Got notice today from Amazon about the release.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Just don't see the point of this without all the music. I guess I can hope it means a turning point in how studios negotiate music rights. Maybe they got the point across to artists that they either get a smaller amount, or they get nothing.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Originally Posted by bigjim25 View Post
I'll be getting this for sure. I've always loved that pic of Calista they are using on the top of the box.
That's some drumstick, but why do I expect to see that box sitting by the copy machine for when it needs a refill?
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Very good news!

Now if I can get Ed and the last 3 seasons of Party of Five, my tv show needs from the past will be complete.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Good news/bad news. Loved this show, but we all know the original television experience will not be on the discs, and the music was almost as much a character as any of the actors. I'm thinking any song by Vonda Shepard might be preserved. And I don't see how they could possibly cut Barry White, especially not "You're the First, the Last, My Everything." The Biscuit used it way too much. Or are they going to butcher the episodes beyond recognition? I'll be interested to read the reviews.

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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Wonder if they will toss in 'Ally' as well?
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Originally Posted by CertifiedTHX View Post
Good news/bad news. Loved this show, but we all know the original television experience will not be on the discs, and the music was almost as much a character as any of the actors. I'm thinking any song by Vonda Shepard might be preserved. And I don't see how they could possibly cut Barry White, especially not "You're the First, the Last, My Everything." The Biscuit used it way too much. Or are they going to butcher the episodes beyond recognition? I'll be interested to read the reviews.

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You would think the Vonda songs would all be included (she's a cast member!), but many of the songs she sang were rather popular songs, so I would imagine clearing all of them for DVD release would be one helluva daunting & expensive task. Plus, in addition to your mention of Barry White, there's music from all of these artists:

Dusty Springfield
Tina Turner
Mariah Carey
Nat King Cole
Roy Orbsion
Don Mclean
Robert Palmer
Al Green
Gladys Knight
Carole King
Tom Waits
Bruce Springsteen

and so on. There's gonna be a lot of music replacement and I'd be willing to bet replacing all of it is why the DVDs have taken so long.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

I'm going to pick up the European version when I go there for vacation in a few months. I'll just get seasons 1 & 2. The show went quickly downhill once Billy died. Season 5 (the final season) was virtually unwatchable with Ally's secret daughter and all the annoying new lawyers.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
Wonder if they will toss in 'Ally' as well?
Totally forgot about that, had to wiki it to refresh my memory. If they go all out and get all the music rights, then adding something like this shouldn't be that hard.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

If a show like Miami Vice can get released with the music intact, then I have some hope for Ally McBeal. Who knows, maybe Fox will surprise us for once with a complete and unedited series.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

I would think if they were going with the music removal/replacement mode, they would have put this out years ago. But then again there were other shows that supposedly had music rights issues that took a long time to come out...only to come out with songs removed/terribly edited. WKRP, I am looking your way.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

I bought the UK set (although separately) and have really been enjoying the series. I would definitely consider getting this if there is any doubt about music rights.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Fox Home Entertainment has announced Ally McBeal: The Complete Series for the 6th October. The 32-disc collection will retail at around $199.98. Extras will include featurettes ("Season 2: Fox Behind The Scenes", "Season 2 TV Special: Life And Trials Of Ally McBeal", "Season 3 Featurette", "Behind The Scenes Of Season 5", "Season 5: Goodbye, Ally", "The Practice” Season 2 – Axe Murderer"), and a Best of Ally McBeal Soundtrack feature.



http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releas...te-series.html
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Awesome news!!

My girlfriend's brain is going to explode. She's been waiting for a R1 release of the show for the longest time.
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Re: Ally McBeal Coming Soon to DVD

Yeah, same here, but I used to watch it with her if I was home, I always liked the show. It looks like it's in that annoying "The OC"/Batman Animated Complete series box set though, which I can't stand b/c it takes up too much room on my shelves.

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