"The Magician" on DVD

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Postby Terry » 11/03/07 04:44 PM

Was searching the net for the possibility that the old Green Hornet series was on DVD and found this company offering 'The Magician' series starring Bill Bixby.

http://www.todvdornottodvd.com/movie/co ... ician.html

I don't know if it is a legit company or if they have an agreement to produce the DVD's. There was no physical address I could find, just an email address.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/03/07 04:50 PM

Anyone selling The Magician on DVD is selling bootlegs.
Anyone selling The Green Hornet or Batman TV series on DVD is selling bootlegs.
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Postby Terry » 11/03/07 04:55 PM

If anyone knows who the copyright holder is, you may want to forward the information to them.

I want a DVD set of the show, but will wait for the official distribution.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/03/07 05:06 PM

I just went and looked at the site: everything they sell is a bootleg!
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/03/07 05:07 PM

There is some sort of problem with "rights issues" regarding both the Batman and Green Hornet TV series. They know they could sell plenty of them, but some kind of legal problem is preventing release or they would have been out by now.
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Postby JKeppel » 11/03/07 11:50 PM

One of the problems with both Batman and the Green Hornet is that one studio owns the episodes and another studio owns the characters. the two entities cant agree on how to split the proceeds. Everyone wants a piece of the pie. The reason it took so long for Moonlighting to come to DVD was the fact that they wanted to use the original music and they held out until they could afford it. When WKRP in Cincinatti came to dvd it was released with Replacement music because they couldn't afford the rights to the original music. Some TV series are now being put on dvd Without even their own THEME songs because they cant afford the rights.
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Postby Terry » 11/04/07 02:49 PM

It's a shame the attorneys can't get it worked out. With the garbage that is being shoved down our throats as "entertainment", I would like my 3 year old son to experience and enjoy what original television used to be like.

I grew up on Batman, Green Hornet, Wild Wild West and Dark Shadows. We restrict his TV to the Disney channel, Disney DVD's, VegeTales DVD's, etc.

I have been able to locate some old Superman and Popeye cartoons, Mighty Mouse, Casper on DVD's sold at Cracker Barrel restaurants.
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Postby Terry » 11/04/07 03:01 PM

This is information supplied by a member on another board:

They're bootleggers, basically recording them off the TV.

See here.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/2 ... 266396.htm

Contact info is:

Michmen, Jim tvaddicts@gmail.com
12021 SW 174th Street
Miami, FL 33177-2246
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+1.3056779538
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Postby Guest » 11/04/07 04:04 PM

I saw the DVD set of The Magician that is now being sold. These were taken off the SciFi Channel when they ran them a few years ago. You see the Sci Fi emblem in the corner on each episode.
Supposedly, these dealers are charging only for the blank disc, the artwork they may be suppling on the disc label and case, and a small cost for their time to copy and mail.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 11/04/07 06:08 PM

Terry, that information you gave is not for the same website listed in your initial posting, and www.tvondvd.com is now gone.
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Postby JKeppel » 11/04/07 07:42 PM

the most up to date website for tv shows on dvd is WWW.tvshowsondvd.com
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Postby JKeppel » 11/04/07 07:52 PM

while we're on the subject of Magician/mystery series, anyone watch Jonathon Creek? There isnt a LOT of magic in them but there is some and they are pretty entertaining locked room mysteries besides. The first two seasons are out on dvd. I know that in Britian they won best crime drama during one year of its run. There were 4 seasons. 25 episodes with two xmas episodes.
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Postby Terry » 11/04/07 08:21 PM

anyone watch Jonathon Creek
Doesn't PBS sell these on their website? We sporadically get their catalog and the name seemed familiar.
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Postby Guest » 11/05/07 11:03 AM

Jonathan Creek runs on the BBCAmerica channel every so often.
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