Ed is another one of those shows that is being held up because of the music that they used in the show. Over the years there have been some rumors about work being done on the DVD, but lately those rumors have become increasingly pessimistic toward any sort of release at all.
While everyone seems to want The Wonder Years, that is at least available on Netflix streaming. The same, unfortunately, cannot be said of Ed, which is one of the best TV shows ever made. It deserves a release onto home video.
Produced by Worldwide Pants, this show features Tom Cavanagh as Ed Stevens, a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when going over a contract; and because of the resulting financial loss to the firm, he’s fired. Despondent, he heads back to his (small) hometown of Stuckeyville — ‘Anytown’, USA. There he realizes he’s been missed by a lot of friends whom he’s missed; and he sees Carol (Julie Bowen), the girl he’d adored in high school. Swept up in roiling emotions, Ed buys the local bowling alley on a whim, moves to Stuckeyville, and determines to win Carol’s heart. His horizons broaden as he settles once more in Stuckeyville, and the series itself settles into a charming, funny, often serious slice-of-life series focused not solely on Ed but on the lovable ensemble cast of people who live and work with him in Stuckeyville.
The Wonder Years
Here’s a show that has many hurdles to overcome to ever be released on DVD and Blu-ray. It is a fantastic show that deserves a great release with interviews and features galore. The show would be an instant hit on DVD, and could potentially help to bring back some of the DVD market that has hit a slump with the current recession. I think that the time to restore all of the footage should be taken to make the release worth owning.
Turtles Forever – The mere premise of it was mind-blowing. A feature length adventure featuring a team up of the TMNT team of the 80′s-early 90′s cartoon as well as the 90′s-early 00′s cartoon versions of the heroes. When I first heard about it, I couldn’t believe what I was reading was actually coming. Not only that, but I was surprised by just how soon it was going to be released! It was originally going to receive a theatrical screening, but plans for that fell through. Instead, it premiered on TV one Saturday morning.
There is no word of a DVD release yet, but the studio is working on it. It was created as a direct-to-DVD feature film, but since the rights to the TMNT have been sold to Nickelodeon, there are issues that need to be tied up.
Personally, I never really liked the green slime art of the Ghostbusters DVDs that were released a few years ago. I love the original box art with the logo on black, as well as the sequel art with the Ghostbusters in front of the logo and the red stripe around the outside. The original DVD cover art wasn’t all that bad either, though a little too busy. I think that this blue slime is a lot nicer looking than the green slime was. For one thing, the green slime seemed to overtake the logo, and drew attention to itself far too much. The blue color of this cover focuses your eyes on the logo, as the red seems to pop out much nicer, and it’s a lot kinder to your eyes.
The Press Release follows:
America’s favorite paranormal psychologists are back to save the world, this time with unsurpassed picture and audio quality and advanced new bonus features in the Ghostbusters Blu-ray Disc, releasing worldwide the week of June 16, 2009.
ALL NEW ADVENTURE INSPIRED BY BLOCKBUSTER GHOSTBUSTERS FILM FRANCHISE AND WRITTEN BY DAN AYKROYD AND HAROLD RAMIS SET TO HIT RETAILERS IN JUNE 2009 – VIDEO GAME PART OF MAJOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY GHOSTBUSTERS CELEBRATION
Atari, one of the world’s most recognized video game publishers, announced today that the highly anticipated Ghostbusters: The Video Game is set to release across North America on June 16, 2009 followed by the worldwide release on June 19th. Working closely with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and acclaimed development studios Terminal Reality and RedFly, Atari will bring this completely all-new chapter of the blockbuster Ghostbusters saga to advanced gaming platforms coinciding with the 25th anniversary celebration of the film’s original theatrical release. Ghostbusters: The Video Game, based on the smash hit motion picture franchise, is penned by original Ghostbusters writers and stars Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd and reunites many of the original cast members to recapture the unique blend of humor and fright that established Ghostbusters as a pop culture sensation. In addition, the game will also launch Tuesday, June 16, 2009 with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s worldwide debut of the original motional picture on Blu-ray Disc(TM).
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