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It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

Old 03-12-17, 07:29 PM
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It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

A complete Baywatch bluray box set would make a killing !

Say what you like, Baywatch is the king of eye candy shows, not just the stars, the extras
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

Yes let's pay for nearly-naked girls, in high definition, because THE INTERNET doesn't exist.
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Old 03-13-17, 01:50 AM
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Yeah i know mate, but it's not the same

And those 90s bikinis rocked
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

I don't think there is any demand for it. At least in the States.

A big Blu-Ray box set would be way too expensive. The show was shot in 4:3 standard definition and it would take a lot of money to remaster it and clear all the music.

You would think with the movie starring The Rock coming out this summer that the production company who made Baywatch would have thought of doing this long ago.

Remember the DVD sets from about 10 years ago? Those were a huge disaster. They replaced all the music with filler crap.

A 79 disc DVD set was released in Australia, but it's out of print. Supposedly that set had all the music intact, but different regions have different clearances rights.

I think at least in the States, it's airing on some free OTA channel called "Cozi TV" in SD.


I know you put this in TV Talk because this section gets the more of the traffic, but I don't think this thread really belongs here since this is more of your "Personal wish list" of wanting it on Blu-Ray. A Mod should probably move this to HD Talk.
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

I don't see the demand for it either. Your best shot though is if the reboot is a huge hit.
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

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Yes let's pay for nearly-naked girls, in high definition, because THE INTERNET doesn't exist.
Yeah, aren't there plenty of porn Blu-rays out there? Heck, there might even be some 4K ones.
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Baywatch HD...meh, wake me up when I can get some Silk Stalkings on HD....now that was the darn show.
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Old 03-13-17, 08:39 AM
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
The show was shot in 4:3 standard definition
Baywatch was shot on 35mm. Hell, even Baywatch Nights was 16mm. Programs like this weren't ever really shot in standard definition.

Post-production would almost certainly have been tackled in standard definition, which would make an HD remaster no small feat (especially with nearly 250 episodes!).

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A big Blu-Ray box set would be way too expensive. and it would take a lot of money to remaster it and clear all the music.
A remaster wouldn't necessarily have to be done with Blu-ray in mind. International sales, cable/satellite, and streaming all factor in too. Not only was Buffy reconstructed in HD, but they even redid the VFX (something that wasn't done for, say, Firefly) with no Blu-ray release in sight.
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Old 03-13-17, 09:01 AM
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

Nope, not a crime at all.
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Old 03-13-17, 11:51 AM
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

Yes it's a crime we will never see the whole series of Baywatch, Baywatch Hawaii and and Baywatch Nights remastered in HD. The dvd sets they put out where embarassing, nearly all the music was replaced, and episodes were missing. I still hope the series could at least get released for streaming, with all the music entact. Malcolm in the Middle is another show that never got a full dvd release due to music rights issues, and the whole series is on Netflix. that kind of gives me hope.
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Old 03-13-17, 03:20 PM
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

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A remaster wouldn't necessarily have to be done with Blu-ray in mind. International sales, cable/satellite, and streaming all factor in too. Not only was Buffy reconstructed in HD, but they even redid the VFX (something that wasn't done for, say, Firefly) with no Blu-ray release in sight.

I'm going to guess the music clearances would be one of the major hurdles.

The show doesn't even have a streaming deal and I'm going to guess licensing all the music is one of the main issues. Hell, the U.S. DVD release (that I mentioned) had pretty much all the music replaced and was eventually dropped from production.

It's kind of hard to believe that this show lasted 10+ seasons with 2 spinoffs and was supposedly one of the most watched shows in the world (in the mid to late 90's) and in the age of streaming it's nowhere to be found. The rights to obtain it must be pretty expensive if Hulu or Netflix haven't bothered adding it yet.

I still stand by my original statement that I don't think there would be any demand for it on physical media right now unless someone like Mill Creek can get a license for it cheap and put out a barebones set like what they're doing for Miami Vice, Knight Rider or Quantum Leap.
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Pamela Anderson was such a hot piece of ass. Amazing how she looks like Predator now.
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Pamela Anderson was such a hot piece of ass. Amazing how she looks like Predator now.
What completely destroyed any illusion/fantasy about her, is seeing her in that pam/tommy homemade porno tape. She seemed rather plain jane, not much different than any other run-of-the-mill adult movie actress.
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

I actually caught some local channel broadcasting Baywatch reruns on their alternate, digital sub channel a few nights ago. The picture quality was completely muddy and in SD.

There isn't enough demand in the States to justify a HD remaster. Is the show still popular in Europe? That is about the only way I see it happening.
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Old 03-14-17, 03:08 PM
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Pamela Anderson was such a hot piece of ass. Amazing how she looks like Predator now.
Cute is always longer lasting than hot.

Jennifer Aniston was cute in 1994; Pam Anderson was hot in 1994.

Only one still holds their title in 2017.
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Old 03-14-17, 03:44 PM
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

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Yes it's a crime we will never see the whole series of Baywatch, Baywatch Hawaii and and Baywatch Nights remastered in HD. The dvd sets they put out where embarassing, nearly all the music was replaced, and episodes were missing. I still hope the series could at least get released for streaming, with all the music entact. Malcolm in the Middle is another show that never got a full dvd release due to music rights issues, and the whole series is on Netflix. that kind of gives me hope.
Also, my understanding is that the U.S. DVD releases started with Season 2 (the first syndicated Season after it had been dropped by NBC) and the actual S1 was split up among the various Seasons with 3-4 S1 episodes as bonus material on S2 (labeled S1) and another 3-4 on S3 (labeled S2), etc.

I don't know personally, I bought the first 3 from Australia. The SD is pretty rough, but at least it has the correct Seasons. I don't know about the music.
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Old 03-14-17, 08:56 PM
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That is true, it was also missing the episodes "Nightmare Bay" Part 1 & 2 and "River of No Return", I think Lionsgate had the rights to those episodes. Its unforgiveable that they were not included in the dvd set, and one of them was the episode that introduced Pam on the show.

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Old 03-14-17, 09:10 PM
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That season 0 shit on that DVD set was fucking ridiculous.

I bought 2 seasons of that mess made by First Look (before knowing of the music replacement/season 0 crap) and shortly afterward seeing what a disaster it was, sold both of them off. I think I made $15-20 per set from some local video store that bought it.

Replacing the iconic Jimi Jamison theme song "I'm always here" with generic filler crap was just embarrassing.

Pamela Anderson was beautiful back then. Too bad she became a plastic surgery nightmare after she married Tommy Lee.
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

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Baywatch was shot on 35mm. Hell, even Baywatch Nights was 16mm. Programs like this weren't ever really shot in standard definition.

Post-production would almost certainly have been tackled in standard definition, which would make an HD remaster no small feat (especially with nearly 250 episodes!).

A remaster wouldn't necessarily have to be done with Blu-ray in mind. International sales, cable/satellite, and streaming all factor in too. Not only was Buffy reconstructed in HD, but they even redid the VFX (something that wasn't done for, say, Firefly) with no Blu-ray release in sight.

Wouldn't they still have to release the blu ray or DVD in 4:3? Or would they try to make it widescreen? I'd assume that if they released it widescreen it would have things showing up on the left and right parts of the screen that the cameraman let go knowing they would be cropped for broadcast. But I'm just speculating. I know little about Baywatch and even less about remastering. But at least the pic quality could be really good since it was shot on film. That's good to know. Maybe watching it remastered and no commercials I'd finally be able to make it through a whole episode.

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Old 03-22-17, 03:57 PM
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

I wrote a post on Shout Factory's Facebook page asking if they would ever consider trying to get the rights to put out a complete series release of Baywatch. They actually replied back saying they would pass along my post to the right people to look into it. I know it will probably never happen, but one can only hope.
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Given how popular it was in first run and for a time thereafter, IMHO the owner(s) needs to do some soul-searching and either invest money to re-release it in multiple formats in its original form or let it fade into obscurity. Quantum Leap recently hit Blu-Ray, likely not remastered but with the promise of most (?) of the music intact, so this should be possible for every TV show with a distinct soundtrack. But QL is owned by Universal which has deep pockets, while I guess Baywatch is privately owned? Hasselhoff was an executive producer...is he also part owner?

BTW, I never watched it in first run and haven't watched it in repeats or on Cozi TV...but did recently make an observation. Doesn't Walker, Texas Ranger (another show I never watched), in spite of being Texas vs. California and law enforcement vs. lifeguards, have pretty much the same "look and feel"? Both shows ran through the bulk of the 1990's - maybe it was a 90's thing?
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Old 03-23-17, 05:18 PM
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Cute is always longer lasting than hot.

Jennifer Aniston was cute in 1994; Pam Anderson was hot in 1994.

Only one still holds their title in 2017.
That's because Pam took the surgeries a little too far.
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Old 03-24-17, 06:39 AM
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Re: It is a crime that Baywatch hasn't been remastered into HD

I'd settle for them releasing shows which actually broadcast in HDTV on Blu-ray. This is low on the list of concerns.

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