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Old 06-16-08, 04:38 PM
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The ABC Sunday Night Movie presents JAWS and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

BACK IN THE 1970's:

You gotta understand.
Before cable, before DDR, before DVD's....
And if you missed it, you missed it.


There was JAWS on ABC.
On November 4, 1979, JAWS premiered on ABC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdrCG...eature=related


And there was JAWS 2 on ABC in 1981:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l23Qn...eature=related


There was RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK in 1984 on ABC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njBfx...eature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZFFAgb5D1Y


Any children of the 1970's remember these awesome promos?


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Old 06-16-08, 04:48 PM
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I love having DVDs so readily available, but there was something enjoyable about the excitement of actually getting to see a movie on Network TV back in the day. (of course, this lead to watching things like Kindergarten Cop way too many times) Free HBO weekend was always a highlight as well.
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Old 06-16-08, 04:50 PM
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I love having DVDs so readily available, but there was something enjoyable about the excitement of actually getting to see a movie on Network TV back in the day. (of course, this lead to watching things like Kindergarten Cop way too many times) Free HBO weekend was always a highlight as well.

I know.


There was something exciting about listening to KISS records, eating at Burger Chef, and then racing home to catch JAWS on ABC.
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We didn't have a Burger Chef. Is that like Happy Chef?
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Old 06-16-08, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by starman9000
We didn't have a Burger Chef. Is that like Happy Chef?

Burger Chef is a now-closed down burger chain that used to be around in the 1970's.

They were the first to feature Star Wars tie-in's. (That's why I fondly remember it)
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Originally Posted by jeffkjoe
I know.


There was something exciting about listening to KISS records, eating at Burger Chef, and then racing home to catch JAWS on ABC.
Nothing like a great film to wash down crappy music and mediocre fast food.

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Nothing like a great film to wash down crappy music and mediocre fast food.


That was the 1970's, my friend.
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Old 06-16-08, 07:19 PM
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I'm a kid of the '60s. I remember when Ben-Hur aired on tv for the first time. Promoted as "un-cut" they would stop the projector(as they put it), and freeze the frame before going to commercial. When Psycho was supposed to have it's tv premier, 1968 I believe, that guy killed all those nurses in Chicago and the network cancelled it.
Also remember big WWII movies being divided over two nights. Saw Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, Bridge on River Kwai this way.
Even Hammer horror films got the network prime-time special treatment. Evil of Frankenstein and Phantom of the Opera I remember. I vividly remember CBS airing Die, Die My Darling one friday night night. That same die was the fire in space capsule on the lauched pad that killed Gus Grissom and two others. The movie was repeatedly interrupted by news bulletins.
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Old 06-16-08, 07:29 PM
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Yeah, same here.

Sometimes, ABC would break up longer movies into 2 nights.


SUPERMAN was divided into two nights. Sunday, Monday 1982.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kay-eRh4Phg



And same was ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE in 1976. Part I was shown on Sunday, and Part II was on a Wednesday, I believe.
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That's what I really remember about the ABC Sunday Night Movie in the late 70's, early 80's---all the Bond flicks---they hooked me for life.
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I remember when they showed Superman 2, complete with all of the deleted footage, including the scene where Non kills the kid with the police siren.

I also remember seeing The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker as well.
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I do remember the original SW premiering on HBO in February 1983, and then the TV premiere in February 1984, as both were events that you had to watch them. I do believe Mark Hammil did the intro to the TV premiere on CBS or ABC?
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Originally Posted by Ky-Fi
That's what I really remember about the ABC Sunday Night Movie in the late 70's, early 80's---all the Bond flicks---they hooked me for life.
Me too. Except that we had just moved from England and I didn't realize the concept of time-zones and for the first time, I was one hour late in turning the TV on.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Cinema
I remember when they showed Superman 2, complete with all of the deleted footage, including the scene where Non kills the kid with the police siren.
I still have this taped via my Betamax player.
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I still have this taped via my Betamax player.
I did years ago, but that tape is long gone. I doubt we'll ever see that scene again.
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Me too. Except that we had just moved from England and I didn't realize the concept of time-zones and for the first time, I was one hour late in turning the TV on.
That's funny. Yep, and I think the nostalgia factor from those Sunday night showings is why I still rank "Live and Let Die" and "Man with the Golden Gun" higher than most other fans do.
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I feel lucky to have grown up in a generation of cable and DVD's. Though I suppose It would have been kind of cool in some way to experience a part of this...
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That's funny. Yep, and I think the nostalgia factor from those Sunday night showings is why I still rank "Live and Let Die" and "Man with the Golden Gun" higher than most other fans do.
In my case, the movie that I missed an hour from was "Diamonds are Forever".
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Ernie Anderson always made those network movie premieres feel like opening night.
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Look at Karen Allen get top billing in Raiders over Ford
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I remember the 70's King Kong airing over a couple of nights in the mid 80's.
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I don't know if it was Sunday night, but a big TV event I remember is watching Earthquake, and it was simulcast on the stereo since they couldn't do "sensurround" at home and you didn't have stereo tvs back then.

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Old 06-17-08, 04:30 AM
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Awesome thread! Great memories of being a kid, and the days when you had to wait 3-4 years to see a movie you loved after you saw it in the theater. Now, these movies come out in less then 6 months on DVD, no patience anymore!
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I love having DVDs so readily available, but there was something enjoyable about the excitement of actually getting to see a movie on Network TV back in the day. (of course, this lead to watching things like Kindergarten Cop way too many times) Free HBO weekend was always a highlight as well.
I always got excited when a blockbuster movie would be on t.v. for the 1st time, because it always looked different than when I saw it at the movies. Many years later I figured out it was because it wasn't in widescreen on t.v.
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I always got excited when a blockbuster movie would be on t.v. for the 1st time, because it always looked different than when I saw it at the movies. Many years later I figured out it was because it wasn't in widescreen on t.v.
That is what was the great thing about the days of watching movies when they came to TV, and how naive we were about the fact that they were in pan/scan.

I honestly didn't know when I was a kid they were cropping 40% of the image, and didn't think about the quality compared to now when we want a great anamorphic transfer and surround sound with every DVD or BluRay movie. Back then you just enjoyed the movie, and didn't think about all the stuff we do now. Life was so simple as a kid.
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