Discussion in 'Sundry Prime Time Soaps' started by Willie Oleson, Dec 11, 2017.
I want it all, I want it all!!
No way! I thought this would never happen. I didn't know rights issues was the reason behind it, I thought they simply didn't do well.
Peyton Place continues on!
Yes, it wasn't about our money, but theirs.
"and that the negotiations between the two studios for an additional license was not working out where Shout! could make it profitable for them. So fans have waited for years.
Now, finally, it looks like the two studios have figured out a way to make the numbers work for everybody!"
I think the complete series would be 17 volumes.?
Finally!! It's been years since I watched the first two volumes because I didn't want to get hooked all over again and not be able to watch beyond episode 64.
This is very welcome news. And it gives me faint hope for Season Three of Knots Landing.
If you can't wait, every episode is on YouTube
It will happen. It must happen!
Oh gosh - don't tempt me.
Apart from the episodes on the first two volumes, it's been well over twenty years since I watched PP, so I'm happy to wait a few months to have some more gloriously remastered episodes.
Is it too soon to start worrying about if the new set will be slipcased?
Powerful words, Willie. They almost deserve their own superimposed "Executive Producers" credit.
I've just received a newsletter from Shout! and noticed Part Three is available to pre-order, as is Part Four.
The synopsis for Part Three:
Look past the innocent façade of small-town life and discover the truth about Peyton Place.
A ratings sensation for ABC, Peyton Place – already a successful 1956 novel and 1957 film – made its way to network television in 1964. A prime-time soap opera whose influence can be seen in later beloved programs such as Dallas, Knots Landing, and Twin Peaks, Peyton Place examined the complex web of scandals, schemes, and sex in a New England town.
Featuring Dorothy Malone, Mia Farrow, and Ryan O'Neal, the long-awaited third volume of Peyton Place is finally available on DVD. Fans of the series will find this collection of episodes as deliciously addictive now as they were in their original airing.
PART THREE – 33 ORIGINAL EPISODES
And for Part Four:
Welcome once again to the continuing story of Peyton Place.
On the surface, this small New England town has all the appearances of an idyllic community, almost too good to be true. But look behind the picket fences, past the lace curtains, and into the secret lives of the townspeople, and you'll find delicious scandal and strife.
Bold and boundary-pushing, Peyton Place was a nighttime soap opera sensation, running for an astounding 514 episodes on ABC from 1964 to 1969. Featuring Dorothy Malone, Mia Farrow, and Ryan O'Neal among its ensemble cast, this thirty-three episode collection is an addictive brew of vice and virtue.
I didn't realize they'd already announced Part 4! How exciting.
Volume 3 has arrived, no slipcase unfortunately. And I think this one really needs a slipcase because the dvd box is made of that ridiculous bendable stuff.
Maybe I have a spare sturdy box that can hold 5 DVDs.
Why do they make these things? Plastic is plastic, just because it's soft doesn't make it more eco-friendly, does it?
Anyway, I'm very happy and of course I've pre-ordered volume 4.
Oh - how infuriating. I suppose it has been about a decade since the last ones, but I felt sure Shout! would be good at getting them to match the previous sets on the shelf (as I recall, it was quite a journey to get pristine slipcases for my Volumes One and Two).
Great stuff, Willie. Enjoy, and please let us know your thoughts.
I've "done" PP not so long ago, I think I'll wait for more volumes. But I've never seen these episodes in DVD quality.
Is that literally or figuratively speaking? Because it really is a journey and yet Amazon US sends their parcels in flimsy jiffy bags while the Euro Amazons use proper cardboard packaging (which needs no plastic bubbles and therefore: more eco-friendly).
Let's hope there's not another decade before Volume Five arrives.
I was hugely impressed at how good the episodes looked. Certainly it's the best I've seen PP look. Not that I have much to compare it to - just the Sky Soap repeats that I recorded back in the Nineties.
Oh - Amazon UK seem to use the same wafer thin card sleeve for everything. I use them a lot less these days because I can no longer count on something arriving in perfect condition and I can do without the bother of returning an item and then returning the replacements.
But even if we get 3 volumes per year it will take a while to complete the collection.
These are 22 minutes episodes so 32 or 33 episodes per set is not a lot. Ideally, I would have liked 10 sets of 52 episodes (9 discs).
Anyway, I hope we'll also get the colour episodes, it looked so beautiful (and that was just the YouTube video quality).
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