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Date Posted: 09:46:47 06/08/05 Wed
Author: Charles Contreras
Author Host/IP: NoHost / 66.102.107.123
Subject: Re: SHAZAM! coming to DVD...sort of
In reply to: doob 's message, "Re: SHAZAM! coming to DVD...sort of" on 00:11:10 03/30/05 Wed

>>It seems that SHAZAM! is finally getting onto DVD, but
>>not quite in the way we all expected.
>>
>>As some of you may know, WB has been celebrating the
>>50th anniversary of WB television this year and have
>>been packing "bonus" DVDs of unreleased WB TV shows
>>into some of their TV on DVD sets.
>>
>>Well, it seems that the premiere episode of SHAZAM!
>>("The Joy Riders") is going to be featured on the
>>bonus disc that will be distributed with the upcoming
>>Wonder Woman Season 3 set. It is not yet known if this
>>disc will also be packed with other sets (some bonus
>>discs are packed in with more than one TV series
>>release).
>>
>>Although this isn't the "complete series" release
>>we've all been hoping for, it's at least a positive
>>step in the right direction. I doubt WB would've gone
>>to the trouble to put this on a disc at all if they
>>weren't at least considering the possibility of a full
>>release.
>>
>>Show your support and write to WB to let them know you
>>want to see all of SHAZAM! on a DVD set! If you buy
>>the Wonder Woman set and there is a packed-in
>>"response card", be sure to fill it out and if there
>>is room, tell them you liked the bonus "Shazam!"
>>episode and want them to release the whole thing!
>>
>>Thanks to Shazam! fan Paul Bisson for passing this
>>along to me. To check out the complete news article,
>>go to
>><a rel=nofollow target=_blank href="http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3130.">http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3130.</a> I
>>HAVE updated my Shazam! home page to reflect this news
>>item in the hopes of spreading the word even further.
>
>
>Just check ou the Warner Bros chat at
>hometheaterforum.com. The chat was with a few folks
>from Warner Home Video. A question was asked about
>SHAZAM! coming out and they stated that there were no
>plans. Looks like we keep pushing...
I picked up the dvd last night and checked it out right away. I don't mind telling you that it was great to see the show with first rate quality video and audio! I guess my only gripe would be that the moral message at the end was missing (an oversight?), but other than that, I thought it was great. I own vhs copies of the series, complete with tracking errors, video noise, jittery video, etc., which will have to tide me over for a while. Well, all I can say is, since they've released this one episode, now is the time for us, the fans, to really push to get the entire series, as well as Isis, finally released on dvd. There was no survey card included with the Wonder Woman dvd set, so you may have to contact Warner directly. There are ways to get your voice heard. I know I'm going to try. Believe me, this bonus dvd really did put my video collection to shame in terms of the overall quality, so I think it's worth the effort to push Warner to release it. If anyone has any thoughts on this, please contact me. Thanks for reading this.

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