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Any chance for a Blu-Ray Release?


I just think that the show and the fans would benefit from a Blu-Ray release. The show is timeless, the clothes are classic and never go out of style, don't even get me started on Laura's hair, and the stories are better than anything on TV today. I found that the original DVD releases were wanting in special features like a blooper reel and deleted scenes. I am sure they have those stashed away somewhere and it could be included in a proper Blu-Ray release. I think the show deserves the Blu-Ray treatment, don't you?

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Blu-Ray??? We were lucky to get the poor-quality DVD's.

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I would not call the DVD releases poor quality. I am watching it on a Pioneer Blu Ray player and it is giving me fantastic output. Perhaps it also depends on the kind of player being used? I heard that Blu Ray players are supposed to upgrade the video and sound quality? Are you playing yours on a Blu Ray player? The main reason I was asking about a potential Blu Ray release is because of the added features that they could put in aside from the commentaries. I am sure we would not mind a blooper reel, deleted scenes, and a photo gallery if Gleason and company could convince Fox to allow the release and put up the money for it

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The DVD's are cheaply done. I have had to replace S2 because it kept freezing on me. But, I do not have a Blu Ray player.

There are no bloopers or deleted scenes available. However, there is a
commentary done by Pierce Brosnan that was included in the DVDs from region 2.

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Yes, sadly any outtakes, etc. that may have existed for RS is no more.

The interviews, etc. that are already part of the DVDs are as much as we are likely to get.

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There goes any hope for a 30th anniv celebration for the show then. How sad.

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This is not to say that they won't release the show on Blu-Ray with the same content as the DVDs...just that there isn't a whole lot of outtake footage, etc.

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Does anyone know if the series was filmed vs videotaped?

That would make a difference in whether the series would be not too bad, or very difficult to put on Blu-Ray. Videotape is harder I suspect...
And, one other thing, sometime in the earlier 1980s, the TV broadcasts changed over from monoral to stereo sound.
(Although there is the possibility of a low-res Blu-Ray out in the world (DVD res on a Blu-Ray disc), *WHY* I would not understand...)



The XENA and HERCULES series were filmed on 16mm film, (lighter and smaller to carry around in the jungle), and that is fine for DVD resolution (480) versus the hi-res Blu-Ray 1080p format. It requires extra work to generate the extra pixels for the hi-res Blu-ray, and that **might not** be as good as what the upscaling players do.

And one other thing I have noticed... people are either getting shelf space back by trading in their big box set DVD sets of those two series for the thin-pack seasons, but I suspect they hadn't noticed the thin sets are 2.0 audio vs the 5.1 audio on the full-size box sets.
Just sayin'...

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This series was filmed long before HDTV. If it was filmed (as most movies are) vs recorded (the standard for series at the time), there would be a chance of Blu-Ray. This series was probably recorded on TV quality videotape with no chance of a high-def release.

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