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Old 08-24-10, 04:56 PM
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Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

So far, I've seen these three titles mentioned on their twitter account:

The Pirates of Dark Water -8/31
Thundarr the Barbarian-September
Josie & the Pussycats in Outer Space-September

I think others are coming as well.
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

I wonder will they release Waynehead. I think I would actually buy that.
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

I would have gladly grabbed Josie in Outer Space if it was on DVD. I'm sure other toons I'd want will be making their way on Warner Archive. Too bad for me, but good for you guys.
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I'm still disappointed that they never finished Pirates of Dark Water.
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

I wonder if they are going to release the rest of the SilverHawks like this.
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I hope they put this shit in stores. I want Pirates of Dark Water, dammit!!!!
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

Josie & the Pussycats in Outer Space?? I might just pick that up, I don't care if it's a DVD-R or not.
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

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I wonder if they are going to release the rest of the SilverHawks like this.
It amazes me that the show only lasted less than 4 months yet had over 60 episodes. Back then it seems to go on forever, like all the other cartoons I grew up with. Now I find out they only lasted, at most, 3 season but had tons of episodes a season, unlike what happens now.
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

Pirates of Dark Water, I was just talking about how awesome this show was today. Here's hoping for Swat Kats too and my life will be complete.
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Originally Posted by Kguy1326 View Post
I hope they put this shit in stores. I want Pirates of Dark Water, dammit!!!!
me too
Old 08-25-10, 10:47 AM
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If they put them it stores they would probably have to actually press the discs and charge less. Not exactly their business model these days.
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2 Stupid Dogs please
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I'd be excited, if they priced these right, but they won't. (IMO)
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This would be a perfect opportunity to finish "The Zeta Project" and release "Static Shock", that way the complete Timmverse would be available on DVD. I don't see them coming out as pressed retail releases any time soon.

I know people like to whine about this program but the fact that any given person would buy a title by going into Best Buy and paying $15 is irrelevant when a studio has to press and sell X amounts of copies to make a profit. Not every title warrants or justifies a retail release and we should be glad that there's still a way to make the content available to the small amount of people who want it.
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

I would've actually probably picked up Thundarr if they were pressed discs...
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

Originally Posted by Guru Askew View Post
This would be a perfect opportunity to finish "The Zeta Project" and release "Static Shock", that way the complete Timmverse would be available on DVD. I don't see them coming out as pressed retail releases any time soon.
God I hope not. As much as I want the rest of Zeta Project and Static Shock on DVD, these are shows that deserve actual releases, not crappy on-demand pressings.
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Pirates of Dark Water was one of my favorites. I loved the story, hell, I'd love to rewatch it, and create a live action script/story from it. I always felt it was easily adaptable.
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

I've yet to have any problems with on demand dvds. I've got the first Rugrats sets and it's great. Sure, there aren't any extras, but that doesn't matter. At least we can get the show now. At least we can get it at all. There's nothing wrong with on demand releases. It will be the only way that we can get some shows and movies. Say there's a movie that you really love but isn't massively popular. The company wouldn't make a ton of money putting it out in stores, but they know that there are a few fans that would get it. So they put it out on demand. As long as you get the movie you were looking for, you have no reason to have a beef.
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I've yet to have any problems with on demand dvds. I've got the first Rugrats sets and it's great. Sure, there aren't any extras, but that doesn't matter. At least we can get the show now. At least we can get it at all. There's nothing wrong with on demand releases. It will be the only way that we can get some shows and movies. Say there's a movie that you really love but isn't massively popular. The company wouldn't make a ton of money putting it out in stores, but they know that there are a few fans that would get it. So they put it out on demand. As long as you get the movie you were looking for, you have no reason to have a beef.
The problem is, these discs are inferior in the long run.
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

How so ?
Old 08-26-10, 06:31 AM
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The irony of all this nonsense is that SD can be pressed in lots as little as 1000 copies and they are still cheaper to produce than burnt discs. If you're selling less than a thousand copies, there probably wasn't much point to releasing it to begin with. But hey, if folks want to believe that burnt discs are just as good as pressed discs, be my guest. I would, however, suggest making backups of this quality product.
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

Not to turn this into a debate about "on demand discs" (like every sing Warner Archives threads seems to devolve into) but I wonder if the people who constantly complain about the program have actually made any purchases and watched any discs from it.

I've bought a good amount of Warner Archives discs (when they have been on sale and I have been able to get them for resonable prices in the 10-15) and I have not had an issue. I'm happy to have these shows available. The DVD market is changing, it's not the same way it was 5 years ago, you're not going to get obscure shows and films on the shelves in Target in special editions. It's just not financially viable for studios. It's nice we get them at all. Generally the picture quality has been great, the movies are often uncut and include a trailer. I don't really get the weird sense of entitlement people have about things they are a fan of. The studio doesn't owe you anything.
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

Originally Posted by kstublen View Post
The problem is, these discs are inferior in the long run.
The question is, how long is the long run.

I've got VHS tapes from the early 1980s whose picture and sound quality is about the same as the most recent ones I purchased. Keep in mind that these DVD-Rs are not burned on your home PC; they are made with professional studio equipment by trained technicians.

I've watched about a half dozen archive titles, and the picture and sound quality is fine. It's not what you'd get on current A-list titles, but it's comparable to what you see on pressed second-tier catalogue releases for the era. I think it's silly to deprive yourself of a movie (or TV show) you really want to see because it might "wear out" ten or twenty years from now, especially considering the odds are that you will never get a chance to see that movie any other way.

Now I continue to have a problem with Archive prices. I won't pay $20 for any bare-bones second tier release, pressed or burned. However, when Warner has run sales to get the titles in the $10 range, I've bought a few of the ones I want.
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Re: Warner Archive releasing several animated shows soon

Originally Posted by Silverscreenvid View Post
The question is, how long is the long run.

I've got VHS tapes from the early 1980s whose picture and sound quality is about the same as the most recent ones I purchased. Keep in mind that these DVD-Rs are not burned on your home PC; they are made with professional studio equipment by trained technicians.
Then again, I have store-bought, studio released, retail DVDs that aren't even 10 years old that have "rotted" and don't play anymore...

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