Car 54 - Original series coming to DVD early 2011

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by DJ WILBUR, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. DJ WILBUR

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    Anyone a fan of this show? the full series is coming out on DVD early next year and being mastered from the original film negatives. I believe this is the first time the entire series will be released on DVD and looking great and pristine...
  2. I think that this set would look better in high resolution onj Blu Ray.
  3. bencasey

    bencasey New Member

    Good for the fans of the show. I've had them for a decade off the masters that were sent to a local NY cable network.
  4. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Forum Resident

    Location:
    Oregon
    Ooh! Ooh! Francis! We're comin' to DVD!

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  5. chicofishhead

    chicofishhead Active Member

    Location:
    Chico, California
    I caught an episode of Car 54 when I was young, visiting my grandparents, when channel 44 in SF used to run classic sitcoms at 10pm for a couple weeks every August.
    I still remember the plot. These old guys had tried a bank heist way back, wearing police uniforms to avoid suspicion, but were caught. Years later, one of the guys found out why: it was the first day after the cops changed their seasonal uniforms, so the theives had the wrong outfits on. So he called the rest of the old gang and said "I know what we did wrong - let's try it again." By this time, though, they were too old to be scaling walls and stuff, and got nabbed again. Great show.
    I always remembered the theme song, too, from seeing just that one episode, although I couldn't understand the "Khrushchev's due at Idlewild" line.
  6. nikh33

    nikh33 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Liverpool, England
    This is great news! I taped them all back in 1987/8 but getting them on DVD will be an excellent viewing treat!!
    Extras?
  7. Jerry

    Jerry Grateful Gort Staff

    Location:
    Connecticut
    From Wiki:

    The theme song was written by series creator, writer, and director Nat Hiken.

    The lyric "Khrushchev's due at Idlewild" referred to Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev arriving in September 1960 at New York International Airport, nicknamed Idlewild, to attend the United Nations General Assembly (in 1963, after the end of this show's production and after the assassination of President Kennedy, the airport was renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport).
  8. MYKE

    MYKE Awaiting The Fellow In The Bright Nightgown

    And Dickey Betts' farm was nicknamed " Idlewild South " because there were so many people coming and going...
  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    what's not to love about this! Pre Herman Munster! Indeed!

    Can't wait....
  10. moople72

    moople72 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    KC
    I've never seen an ep. but I know the theme by heart.
  11. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Location:
    Fonthill, Ontario
    Loved this show in my youth:cheers:
  12. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    YES! YES! YES! I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS FOR YEARS!!!! I'VE BEG, PLEADED, RANTED AND RAVED ON DVD MESSAGE BOARDS ALL ACROSS THE INTERNET! THANK YOU, LORD! MY FAVORITE SHOW OF ALL TIME!
  13. Ted Bell

    Ted Bell Forum Dentist

    If it's half as funny as I remember it, it'll be a riot!
  14. stereoguy

    stereoguy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NY
    This is great news, but I only hope they actually go thru with releasing the whole series and they dont cancel, like they did with "The Big Valley". They released 1 and 1/2 seasons, then abruply cancelled it all. I'm still waiting for the remaining 3 1/2 seasons!
  15. Ready Steady Go

    Ready Steady Go Active Member

    Location:
    California
    I remember Charlotte Rae (later Mrs. Garrett on the dreadful "Facts of Life") being extremely hilarious as Sylvia Schnauser, the wife of one of the policemen (I think her husband later played Grandpa Munster). In one episode, while trying to stay on a diet, she stumbles onto a cookie commercial being filmed in the local Bronx grocery store - and as the "average housewife" chosen to sample one, she winds up unable to stop eating the cookies and gorges herself until she passes out on the floor.
  16. il pleut

    il pleut New Member

    one the funniest shows ever made! i can't wait....

    "ooh ohh look... isn't that an aaardvark?"
  17. il pleut

    il pleut New Member

    yeah they did 3 seasons of green acres then stopped. still waiting for the other 3.
  18. MLutthans

    MLutthans 70mm Gort Staff

    Location:
    Marysville, WA
    Love this show. Back when I worked the graveyard shift, the whole crew would watch this at some obscene hour, 3AM or something. Thanks for the heads up.

    Matt
  19. bencasey

    bencasey New Member

    I don't see anything about this on TVSHOWSONDVD.com about this. What company is releasing this?
  20. Id like to have this show on DVD too. I searched but I didnt find any information about this show being released next year... in its entirety no less? Where did you get this information?
  21. DJ WILBUR

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    Shanachie Entertainment is putting out I was told all 60 episodes, which I was told were three seasons worth...
  22. DJ WILBUR

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    from a friend at Shanachie Entertainment.
  23. il pleut

    il pleut New Member

    there were 2 seasons- 30 eps per.
  24. bencasey

    bencasey New Member

    Not a known company in the world of vintage TV releases. I'll hold judgment on this until I see more information released.
  25. DJ WILBUR

    DJ WILBUR The Cappuccino Kid

    sorry, I might have gotten that wrong as an assumption of 20 episodes a season in my mind...as 30 episodes seems like a lot for one season, but 60 episodes it is that they have. Shanachie now owns all the master film stock and doing transfers now...I know the folks there, this is basically a labor of love for them, fans that they are of this show.