Jackie Gleason Color 1960s shows from Time-Life

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by MarkTheShark, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. MarkTheShark

    MarkTheShark Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The Jackie Gleason Show on DVD Available now in Color from TimeLife - Time Life

    This one caught me off guard. I'm not an expert, but it looks to me like this could be a comprehensive set of all the non-Honeymooners shows from the last three seasons (the Miami years). And yes, those Honeymooners "shorts" are included.

    As is part of the playbook these days, there are two versions of this set, the regular one and the deluxe one with a boatload more stuff. But in this case, the bigger set just combines the 1960s color Gleason shows with the 1950s Honeymooners Lost Episodes, which already have a set of their own.

    Pretty cool, I never thought these would be released.
     
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  2. Vidiot

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    "The Miami Beach audience... is the greatest audience... in da world!"

     
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  3. James Slattery

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    As with any variety show release, I wait to hear about music cuts before I buy. The hour Red Skelton Shows as an example are hacked to bits.
     
  4. The Panda

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    "Sam..........That Jacket...is so ugly............."
     
  5. Splungeworthy

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    Always liked the overhead shot of the June Taylor dancers.
     
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  6. Benno123

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    Received my set yesterday, started watching some today ... so far the June Taylor Dancers have been cut out of the ones I have watched.
     
  7. Michael

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

    outta reach for me...
     
  8. Michael

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

    are they serious?! Damn...
     
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  9. Vidiot

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    I'm guessing the music rights may have forced them to excise those segments.
     
  10. Mirrorblade.1

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    I hate music rights some get some friggen greedy..
    It's so long ago who will benefit from that music that was cut?
    Aren't most of those people dead?
     
  11. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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    ASCAP and BMI live forever, and you do have to pay the publishing rights for the music fees. I would bet the union orchestra members get a very small fee as well. I don't think it's a lot of money, but if you have 10 short songs in one hour-long episode (not impossible), and each song costs, say, $3000, now you have a rights bill of $30,000 per show. Multiple that times 50 shows and it's a not-insignificant amount of money. I don't think a boxed set like this is going to make a lot of money even without having to pay the music rights.
     
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  12. Benno123

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    Not only do I think a set like this will not make a lot of money, I think the main reason for the release is to get the final 7 shorter non-musical Honeymooners out of dvd. There has been a lot of requests/demands from fans for those shows but that comes from the hard cores. The common fans have no interest in Sheila MacRae as Alice. (Though I will say in the ones I have watched so far I enjoy her more as Alice in these non-musical ones than I do in the musical ones.)
     
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  13. Michael

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

    why would anyone want to spend over $200.00 clams for a butchered show ON DVD? I just can't get past that...
     
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  15. James Slattery

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    I find the musical Honeymooners to be about on par, entertainment wise, with the Brady Bunch variety hour. Actually, less so, because the Brady girls had really blossomed, especially Susan Olsen.
     
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