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Will Columbo ever hit HD? (Answer:yes)

Old 08-19-23, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by whotony
Iíve been watching on peacock and they lost it as 4K there and it looks incredible.


As for that Blu-ray set it would be great if it included the original Mystery Movie theme in every episode

Thanks for the suggestion. They're in 4K SDR on Peacock, so going to watch there. If I like the show enough then I'll splurge on the sets. If not, no biggie.
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re: Will Columbo ever hit HD? (Answer:yes)

I like Columbo and I've got the complete DVD set that includes the run it had on ABC in the 80s-90s. I've watched it on and off over the years. The commentaries are a nice add in this new set, but I doubt I'd ever go through though all those.

I didn't know it was on Peacock in 4K. That's good enough for the occasional watch for me (thanks for that info ). I'll probably pass on this set on unless it hits a really low bargain price.
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re: Will Columbo ever hit HD? (Answer:yes)

Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Thanks for the suggestion. They're in 4K SDR on Peacock, so going to watch there. If I like the show enough then I'll splurge on the sets. If not, no biggie.

Have you not seen the show before?
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re: Will Columbo ever hit HD? (Answer:yes)

Originally Posted by whotony
Have you not seen the show before?

Never. Just started episode one on Peacock. The 4K SDR looks great.
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I hope you like it.
Youre in for a treat.

There are two episode television movies that aired a few years before the series.

Prescription Murder in 1968
Ransom for a Dead man 1971

Both very good but a much different tone from the show.

And keep in mind that Spielberg directed ep 1 of the series.
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Also here is the original opening theme for the Sunday Mystery Movie composed by Henry Mancini.

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re: Will Columbo ever hit HD? (Answer:yes)

Originally Posted by whotony
I hope you like it.
Youre in for a treat.

There are two episode television movies that aired a few years before the series.

Prescription Murder in 1968
Ransom for a Dead man 1971

Both very good but a much different tone from the show.

And keep in mind that Spielberg directed ep 1 of the series.

Nice! I just added the two films to the queue.
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Re: Will Columbo ever hit HD? (Answer:yes)

Wrapped up the two films and S1 on Peacock. On to S2 E1 and John Cassavates is the guest star, along with Blythe Danner. The show rules. Kind of funny when I think about it when I was kid, as soon as I knew the reruns were coming on, it was time to flip the channel.
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Old 08-26-23, 09:28 AM
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"•• Due to unforeseen issues, we can no longer include all the new audio commentaries, essay and other extras we had produced for our upcoming Columbo: 1970s boxed set ••"
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Re: Will Columbo ever hit HD? (Answer:yes)

Wtf

Did they not have permission for all those new commentaries from Universal or something?

Well, unless it's a damn good price, it's a pass from me. I'm good with my DVDs.

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Re: Will Columbo ever hit HD? (Answer:yes)

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Wtf

Did they not have permission for all those new commentaries from Universal or something?
My suspicion is that some other stakeholder in Columbo has some sort of right of approval. It's hard to imagine Universal being the culprit given how many boutique labels include newly-produced extras for titles license from Uni (including many, many from Kino Lorber). And since this extends to every extra produced by KLSC -- down to an essay! -- it doesn't sound as if it's to do with the commentaries specifically. But yeah, if someone says "I have to give approval!", but they don't have the time or inclination to actually review anything (especially when you're talking about what, 50-60-something hours of commentaries), then nothing's gonna happen.

A kinda-sorta similar example are a couple of Media Blasters' Godzilla releases. They included extras that weren't approved by Toho and had to be recalled, with bare-bones reissues quickly following.
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I wonder, can KL release the commentaries online (like via iTunes or Spotfiy) and you would just have to sink it up with your own copy?
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Re: Will Columbo ever hit HD? (Answer:yes)

I was tempted to triple dip for the new commentaries, but without those an easy pass. This isnít the type of show where Iíll care much about the video upgrade HD brings.
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