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Work has been crazy lately and I have been a lot less spendy so I wanted to reward myself with a "nostalgia" DVD. Looking around, I have to wonder: what the fuck did they do with the "master tapes" of Scarecrow and Mrs.King? Throw them in acid? Every other show, every single one, I remember watching from that time as a kid has at least one Season out by now. Some from way before.

Why in the heavens does it work for all of them and not Amanda and Lee? All those shows were produced roughly in the same years and back then there wasn't exactly such a thing as different formats so how can one be so unfit to remaster while all the others aren't? I KNOW it is not because of lack of interest in it. I know that. WTF?

Or is it really about legal issues? Because, dude, again, every single other show makes it. Bah.

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albeitslowly
Oct. 14th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
LOL! I thought I was the only one who constantly checks DVD racks for Scarecrow and Mrs. King. I think that was my first t.v. obsession. *sigh* And they used to show daily episodes on a cable channel here, but they changed all their programming. So now, nothing. I have a few eps on tape, but they're random and not very high quality.
astri13
Oct. 14th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
I know a lot of people are asking for it and I have heard the issue is purely technical but I just can't understand how. Now, if all the shows from the 80s were too poor to remake on DVD, I could see the issue but as it is? Grumpf.

I don't know when the show has last been shown here on TV. I think it might be 15 years now. :/
legoline
Oct. 14th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking the same. CONSTANTLY.


Seriously, that was my first ever favourite "actual" tv show. I WANT IT.



By the way, even RIPTIDE is out on DVD by now.

Edited at 2009-10-14 08:48 pm (UTC)
astri13
Oct. 14th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
By the way, even RIPTIDE is out on DVD by now.

I know, I just bought Season 3. :)

Which makes it so hard for me to understand why they can't put SaMK on DVD. And stuff like "Colt Seavers" and "Hart aber Herzlich" is out, too, and that was on a couple years before "Agentin mit Herz". Does not compute.
legoline
Oct. 14th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
I know! It's so weird. Like, Remington Steele got released ages ago. Simon & Simon is out, too. But SaMK is the only show I would actually buy if they released it. Is it really technical issues?

(By the way, I wish they would get "Janna" out on DVD as well)
astri13
Oct. 14th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, Janna, would love that, too but at least I can see why a Polish/Czech show would take longer or might never make it. Sigh.

Is it really technical issues?

I heard it speculated but I think noone really knows, not even the actors. It might be legal as well but even that would seem odd to me. They didn't have expensive songs back then so muscial rights shouldn't be an issue and someone has got to be holding the rights to the show. Who could only make money if it got made on DVD so why would anyone refuse? All very, very odd.
dotfic
Oct. 14th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
I have given up in despair of ever having this released on DVD.

What I'd heard is it was a legal tangle about who owns the show -- Warner Bros. or Shoot-the-Moon Enterprises (Kate Jackson's own production company). So there's a hold up.

When that show was on I didn't know what fanfiction was and had no computer and nobody I knew had internet access, but SMK was pretty much my first full-on, crazy-obsessive fandom love.
astri13
Oct. 15th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
What I'd heard is it was a legal tangle about who owns the show -- Warner Bros. or Shoot-the-Moon Enterprises (Kate Jackson's own production company). So there's a hold up.

Oh my, all I can say is: make up and split the money. This is ridiculous. *stomps foot*

katikat
Oct. 15th, 2009 07:54 am (UTC)
I think it's the legal issues. I mean, The Sentinel isn't out on DVD either - S1 is but that's it - because of legal issues between the various companies.

Well, at least Kung Fu: TLC is coming out on DVD next month - in Germany! I'll be getting that for sure!
astri13
Oct. 15th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC)
I think it's the legal issues.

Sooo annoying. If they reached an agreement they could split the profits, insetead of now jettisoning an opportunity for money-making.

Well, at least Kung Fu: TLC is coming out on DVD next month - in Germany! I'll be getting that for sure!

Really? I have to look for that.
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