Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection (Blu-ray)
$154.15
Gravity 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
RoboCop (Blu-ray)
$5.00
Ender's Game (Blu-ray)
$13.00
Gravity (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Blu-ray)
$12.99
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
The Man with No Name Trilogy 4K Remastered Edition (Blu-ray)
$29.96
Smokey and the Bandit (Blu-ray)
$9.96
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Blu-ray)
$17.99
Despicable Me 2 3D (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Fascination (Blu-ray)
$13.10
Mad Max Trilogy (Blu-ray)
$24.99
Rambo 1-3 Box Set (Blu-ray)
$14.96
Robin Hood (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Black Nativity (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Pacific Rim 3D (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Reality Bites (Blu-ray)
$9.96
The Sword in the Stone (Blu-ray)
$14.99


News


 Search news
 Submit news

Reports


 CES 2008
 IFA 2007
 IFA 2006
 CES 2006
 IFA 2005
 Ceatec 2004

Recent


 Last day
 Past week
 Past month

Archives


 2014
 2013
 2012
 2011
 2010
 2009
 2008
 2007
 2006
 2005
 2004
 2003
 2002


The Andy Griffith Show First Season Blu-ray

Posted December 31, 2013 08:12 AM by Webmaster

CBSCBS and Paramount Home Entertainment have officially announced the Blu-ray release of The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1, which features the first 32 episodes of the classic television series Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts and Frances Bavier. The 4-disc set arrives on Blu-ray on April 8, 2014.

Paramount has yet to detail tech specs or complete special features.


Source: Blu-ray.com | Permalink | United States [Country settings]

News comments (35 comments)


filmczy
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Curious to know if the two epsiodes from Season 3 which were edited on the dvd set will be restored (missing scenes).

MoulinBlu
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I imagine we won't know for a year or two, depending on how quickly the rest of the series is released. Were they cut for a reason?

Really great to see CBS releasing this. Hope it sells well enough to finish the series on BD, as I prefer to wait for complete series sets, if it's not a current series.

Mr. Joshua
 - Dec 31, 2013

Show comment

bowlingbilly10
 - Dec 31, 2013

Show comment

chris42
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

These episodes, like I LOVE LUCY, were shot in academy ration (1.33:1). Letterboxing these would ruin the screen composition.

filmczy
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

There is a disclaimer on the Season 3 box stating "some episodes may be edited from their original network versions".

From Wikipedia:

The Region 1 release of The Third Season contains two episodes edited for syndication: "The Darlings Are Coming", which had several scenes cut, and "Barney Mends a Broken Heart", which had its epilogue cut.

TheDZA
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I assume this show was shot on film, so should look spectacular. Shows like Tales from the Crypt and others from the 80's/90's shot on video will never really look that much better if put on blu-ray.

EuroCultAV
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Seriously, I remember being desperate for widescreen releases 10 years ago, and people were complaining, but black bars, black bars!!! Now that we're finally getting modern releases OAR, people are asking for native fullscreen releases to be widescreen, because of black bars...ugh.

Tom Servo
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Yeah, those comments were pretty stunning. I thought we got past that mindset a long time ago.
Here's a suggestion, make a large cardboard facade with a 1.33:1 cutout in the middle the size of your TV screen. Put in up in front of your TV, draw an old style tube TV on it and pretend it is one. Ta-dah...no black bars.

bowlingbilly10
 - Dec 31, 2013

Show comment

Hartley
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

You got downvoted because no one wants to see faces cut off at the chin just for the sake of using every pixel on their television (to say nothing of the wonderful set designs that would be getting cropped as well). :P

hoytereden
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I'm in for Seasons 1-5 (the Barney Fife, B&W, years). After Don Knotts left, as a regular, the show was never the same, IMO.

Arkadin
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

honestly can't believe this news is even real.
wow!!

KamiAmaya
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@bowlingbilly10 The up and down vote are work fine. You were down voted because no one in their right mind wants this or any other classic TV show edited to WIDESCREEN. ffs.

reidw
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I have to suspect that Mr. Joshua and bowlingbilly10 are pulling our legs about wanting these series in widescreen.

md1985
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Every movie and TV show should be presented as originally intended by its director. Case closed. If a show was shot for 1.33:1 (see: almost every show before the 2000s), it should be presented that way. I'm glad nobody like bowlingbilly20 and Mr. Joshua were working at Image when they put out the beautiful OAR Blu-Rays of The Twilight Zone.

Lordy
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I love this show as much as anybody else, but do we really need Andy and Barney in hi-def? Just wait until you see the price gouging on this one! The DVDs look pretty good to me. Besides, it's not 2001: A Space Odyssey, its Mayberry for cripes sakes!

skyofcrack
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Any show shot on film should get a hi-def release and BTW, Tales from the Crypt was NOT shot on video.

uther
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Ok I asked elsewhere before, what other notable old TV shows does CBS have the rights too?

@TheDZA, it is hard to get a definitive answer but it appears Tales from the Crypt was shot on film.

uther
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@md1985, I think CBS did the TZ masters.

md1985
 - Dec 31, 2013

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Yeah, you're right Uther. CBS did the masters. Either way, I'm glad they're in OAR. Also, Crypt was definitely shot on film. You can tell just by looking at the episodes. I think only the final UK produced season was shot on video.

Shadoe555
 - Jan 01, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

C'mon CBS... It's about time for Twin Peaks. We've been waiting patiently, but patience only goes so far. Let's get it rolling! Ahhh... Smell those trees!

Nionel
 - Jan 01, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

First Lucy and now Andy Griffith, here's hoping that 2014 is going to be the year for classic TV, and hopefully TV in general, on Blu!

jayembee
 - Jan 01, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@uther: "Ok I asked elsewhere before, what other notable old TV shows does CBS have the rights too?"

Well, top of the list would be most of the Quinn Martin productions, like The Fugitive, The Untouchables, The Invaders, Cannon, The Streets of San Francisco, and others. Also, they own at least four classic westerns: Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Have Gun - Will Travel, and The Wild, Wild West. Plus Mission: Impossible, the original Hawaii Five-O, and Perry Mason. Other classic sitcoms include The Phil Silvers Show, Hogan's Heroes, Happy Days and all of its spin-offs, and Taxi.

Quite frankly, I would prefer most of these to I Love Lucy and The Andy Griffith Show. But that's me.

uther
 - Jan 01, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

Seems like Quinn Martin shot on film which means The Fugitive & The Invaders would look great in HD. Laverne & Shirley appears to be CBS/Paramount owned and shot on film.

(W)KRP
 - Jan 02, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

If these were framed for 1.33:1 but the frame could be opened to show more from the sides, then 1.78:1 would suit me fine, even it it meant cropping the top or bottom of the occasional scene, where the edge of the set or equipment would show. I'd be fine with seeing more -- most the time -- with an occasional crop.

I'm really glad that I did not get these on DVD, because they should be stunning if they restore them frame by frame.

jayembee
 - Jan 02, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@(W)KRP: "If these were framed for 1.33:1 but the frame could be opened to show more from the sides, then 1.78:1 would suit me fine"

While there might be a film somewhere that was shot this way, I've never heard of one. Without getting into more detail than is necessary, a film frame is 1.33:1. Non-anamorphic widescreen films would be shot 1.33:1, but composed and matted in a wider ratio, but you'd never have a situation where something would be shot in a wider ratio, and composed and matted for 1.33:1, because the usable area of a film frame doesn't work that way.

Certainly not before the early 1990s, when some TV shows were composed for widescreen to "future-proof" them, but then cropped to 1.33:1 for broadcast (like Babylon 5). Any TV show made before then exists only as a 1.33:1 image. There wouldn't be any more image on the sides.

(W)KRP
 - Jan 02, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@jayembee

I am referring to this situation:
http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/5530/sins178.jpg

scoldsteve
 - Jan 02, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

As much as I'm a fan of classic TV series.. I'm wondering where the real gold is?? Where's my Phil Silvers/ Sgt Bilko DAMN IT

jayembee
 - Jan 02, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

@(W)KRP

Which is a relatively modern example (as I mentioned with Babylon 5). Those were shot with an eye toward an eventual widescreen presentation.

A show from the 60s would never have been considered for anything but a 4x3 broadcast, and is simply not going to have any extra image on the sides.

dmarvin
 - Jan 02, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

"in original night-of-broadcast form"

Music to my ears.

tom_k35
 - Jan 02, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

People should take a look at the blu-ray.com review for the Dick Van Dyke show as an example of what can be achieved for classic shows like Andy Giffith and I Love Lucy. Though presented for a TV (e.g. 1:33) image for the Dick Van Dyke show was a bit wider (1:34) and this was preserved for the blu-ray release. Maybe Andy Griffith and I Love Lucy will have similar surprises.

Rainman208
 - Jan 02, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I thought about getting the DVD set as a gift for my mom who loves this show. I read they had quality control issues so I held off. I hope the series gets a Blu-ray box set. I'd hage to get S1 and no other seasons get released. Though I'm sure a Blu-ray series set of this show would be a gut punch to the ol' wallet.

DANIML
 - Jan 04, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I wish they would release the whole series like Dick Van Dyke. (all at once)

franken_psycho1990
 - Jan 04, 2014

Vote plusVote minus Report as inappropriate

I am guessing the season 3 episodes that were cut on the DVD season 3 set wil finally be Uncut due to the fact that these season 1 episodes are being released on BD in "original night-of-broadcast form". So obviously they are gonna release all the seasons in original night-of-broadcast form. Season 3 would have to be Uncut or it wouldn't make sense as every episode has to be Uncut to qualify as original night-of-broadcast form. That gives me very much hope.


Add comment



Please login to post a comment.



 


Get Daily Blu-ray Deals



* We do not share your email and you may opt out at any time.



Top Blu-ray Deals

 


The best Blu-ray deals online. Don't miss out on these great deals.

See Today's Deals »


 Top movies


Latest Deals United States



The latest deals on Blu-ray movies
at Amazon.

Show new deals »


Trending Blu-ray Movies
1. Mallrats
2. Looney Tunes Platinum Collection: V...
3. Scanners
4. RoboCop
5. Frozen
6. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
7. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
8. Gravity 3D
9. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
10. The Big Chill
11. Ride Along
12. Ender's Game
13. Gravity
14. Touch of Evil
15. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Trending in Theaters
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
2. The Raid 2
3. Oculus
4. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
5. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
6. Noah
7. Frozen
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel
9. RoboCop
10. The LEGO Movie
11. Rio 2
12. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
13. Under the Skin
14. Thor: The Dark World
15. Draft Day

Top 10 Sellers United States
1.  Frozen
2.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
3.  Gravity
4.  The Pirate Fairy
5.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
6.  RoboCop
7.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
8.  Gravity 3D
9.  Ender's Game
10.  The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 3D
  » See more top sellers


Top 10 Pre-orders United States
1.  Lone Survivor
2.  The Monuments Men
3.  The Lego Movie
4.  RoboCop
5.  Noah
6.  Pompeii 3D
7.  The Lego Movie
8.  The Walking Dead: The Complete Four...
9.  Space Battleship Yamato: Movie
10.  Sorcerer
  » See more pre-orders


Top 10 Bargains United States
1.  Frozen
$19.96, Save 56%
2.  Gravity
$12.99, Save 64%
3.  The Pirate Fairy
$19.96, Save 46%
4.  Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
$12.99, Save 68%
5.  RoboCop
$5.00, Save 75%
6.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
$17.99, Save 55%
7.  Gravity 3D
$19.99, Save 56%
8.  Ender's Game
$13.00, Save 67%
9.  Despicable Me 2
$14.99, Save 50%
10.  Game of Thrones: The Complete Third...
$39.96, Save 50%
  » See more deals



Most Popular Blu-ray Movie Deals


Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection

 United States


$249.99 $154.15





Gravity 3D

 United States


$44.95 $19.99





RoboCop

 United States


$19.99 $5.00





Best Blu-ray Movie Deals »



This web site is not affiliated with the Blu-ray Disc Association.
All trademarks are the property of the respective trademark owners.
© 2002-2014 Blu-ray.com. All rights reserved.
Registration problems | Business/Advertising Inquiries | Privacy Policy | Legal Notices