Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sci-Fi/Horror Not On DVD

So I was going to post this before Halloween, but I can't even get leisurely activites done on time.

The good news?
War Of The Worlds 1988-1990
Wiki/Imdb/War Of The Worlds.org
Season one was released on November 1, 2005. The Second and final season was released on October 26, 2010, nearly five years after the release of the first season.

Tales From The Darkside 1984-1988
CBS Home Entertainment (distributed by Paramount) has released the first three seasons of Tales from the Darkside on DVD in Region 1, the fourth and final season was released on October 19, 2010.

The bad news is the following shows remain lost in time.

While the first season of Amazing Stories (Wiki (1985-1987) 2 seasons, 45 hour-long episodes) was released back in 2006, the second season is still missing in action! But for whatever reason, it is available in region 2 in Germany and Japan.

Darkroom 1981-1982 (16 hour long episodes)

Freddy's Nightmares 1988-1992 (2 seasons, 44 hour-long episodes)

Five episodes of the series were released ("No More Mr. Nice Guy", "Lucky Stiff", "It's My Party and You'll Die If I Want You To", "Dreams That Kill" and "Freddy's Tricks and Treats") on VHS through Warner Home Video in the mid-1990s. Those videos are now out of print.
In 1991, Braveworld Ltd. released The Nightmare Begins Again, a direct-to-video movie comprising two episodes edited together. The film was used to launch Braveworld's collection of Freddy's Nightmares episodes, usually consisting of two episodes per tape. The episodes in the feature were "No More Mr. Nice Guy" (directed by horror legend Tobe Hooper) and "Killer Instinct" (directed by Masters of Horror creator Mick Garris).
In 2003, Volume 1 (the first 3 episodes) was released on Region 2 DVD in Ireland and the UK, by Warner Home Video. Volume 2 was also planned for release later that year, however, sales were so poor, that Warner canceled the release of Volume 2.
There are currently no plans to release Freddy's Nightmares on DVD in the United States.

Monsters 1988-1991 (3 seasons, 72 half-hour episodes)

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1985-1989 (4 seasons, 76 half-hour episodes)

The new series lasted only one season before NBC cancelled it, but it was then produced for three more years by USA Network.

Otherworld 1985 (1 season, 8 hour-long episodes)
Cult TV Flashback Blog

Outer Limits 1995-2002 (7 seasons, 154 hour-long episodes)

On November 1, 2005, MGM Home Entertainment released Season One of the
New Outer Limits on DVD in North America. Due to poor sales, no
further seasons were released.
Several "grab bag" DVD anthologies have been released: Sex & Science Fiction, Aliens Among Us, Death and Beyond, Fantastic Androids and Robots, Mutation and Transformation, Time Travel and Infinity - all but one of which contains an episode from season one, and in the case of the Sex & Science Fiction anthology there are two episodes from season one.
Alliance Home Entertainment has released all seven seasons of The Outer Limits on DVD in Region 1 (Canada only).

Werewolf 1987-1988 (1 season, 28 half-hour episodes)

Werewolf: The Complete Series was to be released on DVD by Shout! Factory by October 6, 2009, but was later pushed two weeks to October 20, 2009 to include special features. The release was eventually canceled as Shout! was unable to attain the rights to several songs, when agreement could not be reached with the artists.
Reportedly because of only two artists who didn't want to "play ball". Two!
The main song most likely being Mike & The Mechanics "Silent Running".
I am so disgusted with the music industry over this. Furthermore, I just don't understand it. I think that if they signed the rights to have their music in a show when it aired, it should carry over. Rarely if ever is this a problem for movies on DVD.
It just baffles the mind. Music rights standing in the way of DVD releases SHOULD NOT BE AN ISSUE, PERIOD!
F$#@in' greedy ass music companies!

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