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WKRP on DVD disappoints

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smasher_Sloan, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    The DVD set of WKRP has music copyright issues, which have been resolved by using substitute music -- and cutting some footage.

    Whoever heard of a DVD that offers less than the show had when it was on the air?

    This guy has details:

    http://zvbxrpl.blogspot.com/2007/03/wkrp-dvd-not-ok.html
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That was one of the concerns with people here before buying it when this was last brought up.
    WKRP is as much the audio as it is the plot. Without the original music, it loses quite a bit of its allure.
     
  3. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    The lack of scenes featuring Jan Smithers in a thong hurts, too.
     
  4. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Mmmm, Bailey Quarters.
     
  5. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    If that review was accurate it's really disappointing. I understand the music licensing issue, but they had vowed to replace the songs they couldn't get with other, cheaper songs from the era. Not ideal, but a hell of a lot better than generic music and heavy editing.

    They couldn't even get "Fly Me To The Moon" for Jennifer's doorbell? That's weak.
     
  6. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    Sounds like bullshit. The music and plot were one.
     
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Beavis and Butthead DVDs suffer from the same issues.
     
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No Bailey Quarters in a thong?
     
  9. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Sadly, no.
     
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    As god is my witness, I thought the DVD's would be better.
     
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The buying public is being BOMBED by WKRP turkeys! Oh, the humanity!

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  12. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Perhaps we're talking about a different league here, but I had the same experience with Moonlighting, though the soundtrack apparently remained intact.
     
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