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Old 07-18-2019, 05:58 PM   #1
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Question What happens to old shows if they aren't released on DVD

I'm certain that lots of old TV shows have their tapes just sitting in a warehouse of distributor/studios or storage space somewhere. Probably forgotten and degrading over time. Some shows just fade into obscurity, or their production companies just never anticipated home media. Maybe, it's all about if it's profitable to mass produce the DVD and/or blu-ray collections.
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I'm certain that lots of old TV shows have their tapes just sitting in a warehouse of distributor/studios or storage space somewhere. Probably forgotten and degrading over time. Some shows just fade into obscurity, or their production companies just never anticipated home media. Maybe, it's all about if it's profitable to mass produce the DVD and/or blu-ray collections.
A lot of them do end up lying around in warehouses and vaults unforgotten. A lot of the older shows that were filmed on nitrate film have deteriorated over a period of time and cannot be restored or salvaged. I have even heard of some studios throwing out some of their older films/tapes before.
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A lot of them do end up lying around in warehouses and vaults unforgotten. A lot of the older shows that were filmed on nitrate film have deteriorated over a period of time and cannot be restored or salvaged. I have even heard of some studios throwing out some of their older films/tapes before.
Why in the hell would a studio throw away film/tapes? That just sounds idiotic of a studio to do.
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Why in the hell would a studio throw away film/tapes? That just sounds idiotic of a studio to do.
I agree.
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Why in the hell would a studio throw away film/tapes? That just sounds idiotic of a studio to do.
This was in the days before syndication ever existed. The studios simply thought that the shows were a one-off, so saw no point in keeping them.
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