Thursday, September 30, 2010

TV Shows that deserve to be released on DVD

Years ago, I would have placed War of the Worlds at the top of the list of tv shows that I thought deserved a DVD inclusion (however, both seasons have finally been released on DVD- with the second season being released this October). That being said, there are plenty more shows that deserve DVD treatment. These shows include:


A supposed show for children that featured plenty of adult themes and story lines, Captain Power was a show that centers on a resistance group fighting in a post apocalyptic future against machines that intend to exterminate humanity. It also features some of the first CGI on television. It may look primitive now, but the stories and characterization are enough to warrant a DVD release.


Wes Craven + Robert Englund + a pre- Heroes Jack Coleman= a creative and original show that rightfully deserves to be on DVD.

Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light

This cartoon is one of Sunbow's best, and even though it has been released on DVD in the UK, it has never been released in the US. Please Shout Factory try to secure the rights to this cartoon asap!


Shout Factory was about to release this series on DVD, unfortunately a few artists who had problems with the songs being used on the series, caused the cancellation of the DVD. Who knows of this show will ever be released at this point. It's a damn shame too because I remember this show scaring the daylights out of me as a kid (it was one of the first shows FOX aired when they started as a network in the 80's).


Early Beavis and Butthead, Aeon Flux and early Milton from Office Space fame... should I go any further as to why this show should be on DVD already? Not to mention the various other bits that were a part of this ground-breaking television show. This show has been in desperate need of a release, hopefully, it will one day see the light of day.


I was torn between "The Edge" or "House of Buggin'" but I think that at the end of the day, "House of Buggin'" is the better comedy series. It features Leguizamo with some truly inspired bits- and with the great Luis Guzman in tow, the show is ripe for a release. Whether FOX will ever do it though, remains to be seen.

There are tons more, but these are the ones that come to me at the moment.

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