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To Brian or another shout rep,

Now that Sonic and some other shows are getting finished off as exclusives, what are the chances that C.O.P.S. gets a complete release in one or two more volumes (or even as a complete series set)?

RE: C.O.P.S.

thanks!

just got my copy and indeed - looks much better! thanks God at least we have the majority of the series this way!

now im waiting for the Visionaries!!! if Conan got a dvd there is no reason why Visionaries cant get one too !

RE: C.O.P.S.

I have both the Shout Factory and Mill Creek sets, and Shout's sets are VASTLY superior quality.  Buy with confidence, they are superior in every way.


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RE: C.O.P.S.

hello

just got today the c.o.p.s volume 2 from Mill Creek. i was shocked by the quality. its really bad. its like they used some kind of a cheap filter in order to get rid of the interlacing. it seems like they used only 1 field of the picture instead of the 2 and thats why the picture looks like that. (its much worst than just compression artifacts)

i guess i will have to buy the Shout! volume 2 in order to get at least some of the episodes properly.

can anyone plz confirm that Shout! volume 2 has a better quality than this? its like thier first volume of C.O.P.S?

only interlacing probelms and thats it?

hope u can help me

thanks in advance

Ziv

RE: C.O.P.S.

I did notice a few authoring errors in the first seven minutes of "The Case of the Iron C.O.P.S. and Wooden Crooks."  They are pretty short, but still annoying to have on there.

RE: C.O.P.S.

Gah, I'm still waiting for mine to arrive.  Pre-ordered via a reliable ebay seller, but they didn't get them in until after the release date...grrrrr....


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RE: C.O.P.S.

Don't forget the extra compression artifacts ;) haha.

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by N8 Storm at 9/18/2011 9:01:16 PM

The only extras on the set are a few slides of art and a Jayce & the Wheeled Warriors trailer (along with the cover).

RE: C.O.P.S.

I got the set in the mail on Saturday.  The Case of Mace's Romance sounds better on this set compared to the Shout! set.  The only extras on the set are a few slides of art and a Jayce & the Wheeled Warriors trailer (along with the cover).

RE: C.O.P.S.

You should do a video review of it since it finally completes C.O.P.S. on DVD.  I get mine in the mail Monday-ish.  I hope all the previously unreleased episodes are in good shape.

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by Zaranyzerak at 9/13/2011 5:28:11 AM

Can't wait!  Already pre-ordered it a few weeks ago.  :D


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RE: C.O.P.S.

Can't wait!  Already pre-ordered it a few weeks ago.  :D


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RE: C.O.P.S.

Release day for Mill Creek's Volume 2 featuring the last 33 episodes is almost upon us.

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Finally!



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by N8 Storm at 7/7/2011 1:32:05 PM

I got the same e-mail yesterday...

"Thank you for contacting us with your question. We are working on creating the necessary materials this month to release the final 33 episodes on September 13, 2011. We hope we can count on your support for the release."

RE: C.O.P.S.

I got the same e-mail yesterday...

"Thank you for contacting us with your question. We are working on creating the necessary materials this month to release the final 33 episodes on September 13, 2011. We hope we can count on your support for the release."

RE: C.O.P.S.

C.O.P.S. volume 2 from mill creek is coming to dvd  on sept .13!!!!!!!! just got this e-mail:  

Hi Mario,

 

We are doing the pre-production on that propriety as we speak.  The release date is 9/13/2011.  I hope we can count on your support.

 

Thank you,

Chris

Mill Creek Entertainment

RE: C.O.P.S.

Yet another FYI: I received vol. 1 of COPS from MillCreek today! Its GREAT, I didn't notice much of a drop in quality. The only thing that sucks is each DVD is packaged in a sleeve, as mentioned before.

RE: C.O.P.S.

Just an FYI:

COPS vol. 1 from Mill Creek is available on Amazon for $10.49. Release date listed as Feb 15.

RE: C.O.P.S.

Mill Creek Volume 1 and Best of DVD news and covers:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/COPS-Volume-1-and-The-Best-Of/14869

I like the Volume 1 cover.  I always thought characters from the show should be on the cover.

RE: C.O.P.S.

You shouldn't lump all customers together. Cartoon obsessed adults are hard to deal with but most casual consumers would just be happy the show is being released at all. I've never seen c.o.p.s. before but once mill creek releases the whole series at an affordable price i'll be checking it out. I'm sure many others will do the same as well. Maybe they could release the whole series of jayce and the wheeled warriors if c.o.p.s. sells well enough.


You Don't give me enough credit jullian!
-snivley, the doomsday project

RE: C.O.P.S.

I brought up the point to sell the rights off to Mill Creek several times this summer if they weren't going to finish the series, so I'm glad they listened.  I'm happy it will be finished off in some form even if it isn't the most ideal scenario.

RE: C.O.P.S.

I'm just glad we'll be getting C.O.P.S. released completely. Shout! tried their best, you can tell it was difficult when it took 4 years to release Volume 2 after 1. Some of my favorite episodes are presented in the last 1/3 of the show, I'm really looking forward to this release. Will buy both Millcreek volumes and DEFINITELY do not plan on selling my Shout! ones.

EDIT: I also wanted to add, continuing on Zerak's point. We've been quite fortunate to have someone like Brian spend his time with us on these forums. Dealing with customers is never easy.

RE: C.O.P.S.

C.O.P.S. Volume 2 was consistently outselling Ironside Season 3 on E-bay (where pure numbers are available) and Amazon when I was tracking.  Heck, looking at Amazon.com now, C.O.P.S. Volume 2 is ranked #35,289 while Ironside Season 3 is ranked #48,065 despite the fact that a cheaper version of C.O.P.S. will be available soon.  Ironside may be more well-known, but it was a show from the 60s and the consumers that buy the most DVDs don't fall into the age range that the typical Ironside fan is in and it isn't like the show was shown on a kid heavy channel like Nickelodeon in reruns growing up.

RE: C.O.P.S.

Passion doesn't pay the bills.  And I think it's pretty safe to say that Ironside, while not a MEGA seller like some other titles, still has enough of a fan base to support the Shout Select titles and warrant them being continued.  Plus it had several seasons, and 30 years on top of that to build a fan base.<p/>

While Shout Select does allow for more obscure title to get a nice release, it's still about dollars and cents despite how passionate one producer or another may be about the show.  Just because they can do more with Shout Select doesn't mean they can just put out whatever they want regardless of expense due to having a couple of huge hits under their belt.  They still have to be picky to some degree.  I think it's safe to say that C.O.P.S. tanked HARD otherwise it wouldn't have been bumped to sub-license status so quickly.  While Ironside is clearly doing well enough that it can be continued as a Select title.


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RE: C.O.P.S.

From Brian in another thread:

"Still, there have been other titles where we've waited to score a hit before releasing them.  One good example, for instance, could be Ironside.  This is a series we love and enjoy releasing them.  They sell, but not well enough to make them no-brainers for further releases.  But when we had hits with, say, Transformers and G.I. Joe last year, it opened up an opportunity to spend a little bit on titles that we love but aren't expecting gigantic hits with.  We can continue to do that, as we are with the upcoming Ironside S4 set, until it starts getting too cost prohibitive again.  But this requires acquiring additional titles from studios that become slamdunk successes for us.  The more success we have with titles like Transformers and G.I. Joe, the more we can afford to take risks on our passion projects."

Ironside has gotten two releases with Shout! Select despite not being a good seller.  With only one release to go, it would have been nice if C.O.P.S. could have been finished by Shout!, but apparrantly it was no one's "passion project."  I used to track C.O.P.S. Volume 2 sales via Amazon and E-bay as much as someone could and it sold as well as most others.  As I've said in the past, I know specific numbers can't be discussed, but I'd like to know C.O.P.S. Volume 2's sale rankings over its first six months compared to other Shout! Select titles. If it didn't sell well, then a great majority of Shout! Select titles sold around its time didn't sell well.  At least we are getting it finished through Mill Creek, although Mill Creek has strangely not announced anything lately despite saying the first volume would have a January release, so I am wondering what is up with that.  Hopefully, there are no roadblocks.

RE: To Brian

As I said before, like talking to a wall. If you don't "geddit" by now, you likely never will. But let's try one last time anyway...

Nobody said you were solely responsible. It was clearly stated it was you and others who share your philosophy that are to blame. You and others LIKE you. Shout Factory did nothing to "screw" anyone. They attempted to give the fans a quality product of an obscure series. Sales did not warrant continuing that release. So rather than leave it unfinished, they sub-licensed the series to Mill Creek so it could be completed in a lower quality, cheaply packaged set. Better that than nothing.

Again, it was not economically feasible to put all the time and expense into creating a complete series release of a show that has such a limited fanbase. C.O.P.S. is not Transformers or G.I. Joe. To equate it to releases like those is unrealistic. Mill Creek follows a much different business model than Shout, so they can put out cheaply produced complete releases of obscure shows like that with little to no loss. Shout provides higher quality products, and as such has higher overhead expenses in producing such sets. It is not about "not caring about the consumer." It is simple dollars and cents. It is a business. The purpose of a business is to make money. If a title is not bringing in enough to justify the expense of further releases, it is discontinued. How is this complicated, exactly? What part of this extraordinarily simple concept is eluding your understanding?

Example: There was once a company called BCI Eclipse. They released most of the Filmation catalog of animated titles, along with many others, in beautifully packaged, extras-laden complete series sets. Some of these sold very well, most of them did not. Fans were overjoyed at how much they "cared about consumers" by offering such wonderful sets of all those great old shows. They went out of business in less than two years. If Shout did what you suggest with every show they license, they would tank just as fast as BCI did.

The way Shout DOES do things makes perfect sense, and as a result we get plenty of quality releases of old, obscure shows. Are some of them left incomplete? Of course. But Shout remains, and CONSTANTLY looks for ways to get us, the fans, MORE of the shows we want. Whether that be through in-house releases or sub-licensing to companies like Mill Creek, they go OUT OF THEIR WAY to give us whiny fanboys what we want. And all ungrateful people like you can do is moan and complain when you don't get what you want, instead of actually appreciating what they DO for you.

Shout doesn't care about consumers, eh? Well let's see. FIRST they try to give us a high quality, deluxe release of a show. If that doesn't work out, they bump it down to Shout Select status to reduce overhead, but still give us a quality product. If THAT doesn't work, they sub-license to Mill Creek (sometimes) to at least allow us to get the rest of the series, even if the trade-off is lower quality, cheap packaging and barebones. That is ALL done by Shout. If they were nothing but the money-grubbing corporate whores you seem to think they are, they'd stop at phase 1 since it's the phase where they would stand to make the most money. But they don't. They bend over backwards to give fans as much as they possibly can, starting with top tier quality releases then bumping it down if sales don't meet expectations.

But the bottom line is, they TRY. They tried with C.O.P.S., it tanked at every step. So that left two options - sub-license out to Mill Creek for a cheap-o releae just to get it DONE, or leave it in limbo forever. We COULD HAVE had the whole set as a top tier trio of releases, but sales didn't warrant it. Should you be thanking Shout? ABSOLUTELY. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't have it in ANY form. Period. Show me ANY other company that goes to anywhere NEAR that level of effort to please the fans. I'll save you the trouble - there aren't any.

The blame being cast upon you and those like you is valid. The blatant hate you are spewing toward Shout is not, and only serves to clearly indicate how little you actually understand how these things work. It IS the fault of people like you who chose to wait for a complete series set, with no regard for the fact that their lack of support for the existing releases killed any chance of that happening.

Finally, don't lecture US about being "true fans." I own both Shout volumes of C.O.P.S. As do most, if not all, of the others posting in this thread. I did my part to support the releases as they came out, voting with my consumer dollars to see it completed. And you know what? I'll be buying BOTH of the Mill Creek releases as well. Not to mention I spent an entire WEEK of my show discussing all aspects of C.O.P.S. So don't talk to me about being a "true fan." I did my part, and will continue to do so for ALL shows I love.

Hopefully this will finally clarify things for you.


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RE: To Brian

Yes, it's true.  I'm soley responsible for all you fans not getting a volume 3 of C.O.P.S. from Shout Factory.  My lack of purchasing one of each of volumes one and two was the end all be all deciding factor for Shout Factory to screw all of you out of a complete series.

Here's a fact for you.  Shout Factory had no excuse to not release this entire series as one box set.  They broke it up into three sets because they knew that they could charge more for the series that way.

If you want to blame someone, blame Shout Factory.  As a consumer, why should I consitantly be screwed by a DVD manufacturer who consitantly releases partial series?  And, while we're on that subject, let's be honest here - Shout Factory is a repeat offender of this.  They constantly release half of a series, and then blame/punish the fans by telling them, "We didn't make enough cash off of you, so you don't get the rest of the series."

So, yeah, you can blame me.  Or you can wipe the delusional fanboy dust from your eyes and look at the real people to blame - Shout Factory.  If they gave a damn about you as a consumer or a fan, you'd have the whole series already.

I don't buy half of a series.  I don't care about bells and whistles.  I just want the complete TV series from start to finish.  If that means I get a slightly lower quality version (at a much reasonable price) from Mill Creek, then I'll take it.  If you were true fans, you would too.

I made no obligation or promise to Shout Factory.  So, please don't throw you Rugrats referances in my face.  What, I'm supposed to feel guilty because Shout Factory let you down?  I don't think so.

RE: To Brian

That's a nice quote and I loved Rugrats but it doesn't really apply to consumers and sales.  This is not a promise to a friend to help him move or a promise to your gf to go to her boring whatever, it's a company selling goods to a consumer.  Just because a company sells something I am interested in doesn't mean that I have ANY obligation to purchase it.  I can still assess it and determine that it is too expensive for what it is.  I enjoy playing video games but I don't purchase every PS3 game that comes my way.  I wait, buy what I can, handle my other obligations and then come back to my hobbies later.

I have Darkwing Duck, Ducktales and Gargoyles sitting on my shelf incomplete and it kinda sucks.  I love those shows and it would have been great if everyone bought them and drove up sales so they could have complete it but I can't pretend that Disney didn't try to sell people these DVD sets at large prices when they were released.  Or that I waited till recently to purchase them do to this large initial price.

I don't agree with Records 100% but I ALWAYS prefer owning a complete series over an incomplete one and we can't pretend that price doesn't play a roll in peoples purchase.  So as much as we love our extra features and bonuses lets admit that we would give them all up to just get a boxed set of our favorite incomplete series barebones.  If something doesn't sell you don't blame the consumers, you blame the company.  Maybe more advertising or a better price point could have been to blame.  Honestly I would prefer cheaper box sets with fewer features if it increases the chance that it will release completely.

If a company is selling items aimed towards the blind hardcore fans that will pay anything for that merchandise then they will always be short because that is a small group.  Most people are fans but with in reason and a better price point or a complete set release can tip them to a purchase.

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by zaxxar at 12/7/2010 9:52:16 AM

No, Zaranyzerak is correct. records1138 was being nothing but delusional. And he has no one to be ashamed of but himself. He's not a "fan", he's a so-called "fan". Anyone who promises to buy a TV show on DVD that he or she supposedly loves, but ends up never doing so anyways, is a delusional so-called fan. Him and all the other so-called "fans" who share his philosophy, all seem to have forgotten the words of Stu Pickles on Rugrats:

"If a promise you don't keep, it will haunt you in your sleep. And as you lie beneath your quilt, you will have a conscience full of guilt."

Records1138, if you're still reading this thread, may you forever be haunted by those words for the rest of your life.

And while we're on the subject, here's something I'd like to get off my chest: Why is it that when so many fans of a show that they loved back in the day view an article about it being on DVD, it doesn't transfer to sales? Don't they actually care about seeing the show on DVD? It makes no sense whatsoever. If the reason is because they're out of a job, or they can't order it because of where they live, I can understand. But when they come up with some lame excuse like "I'm waiting for all the seasons to be released" or "Why couldn't they lower the price", they don't even remotely deserve any sympathy from me.

RE: To Brian

No, Zaranyzerak is correct. records1138 was being nothing but delusional. And he has no one to be ashamed of but himself. He's not a "fan", he's a so-called "fan". Anyone who promises to buy a TV show on DVD that he or she supposedly loves, but ends up never doing so anyways, is a delusional so-called fan. Him and all the other so-called "fans" who share his philosophy, all seem to have forgotten the words of Stu Pickles on Rugrats:

"If a promise you don't keep, it will haunt you in your sleep. And as you lie beneath your quilt, you will have a conscience full of guilt."

Records1138, if you're still reading this thread, may you forever be haunted by those words for the rest of your life.

And while we're on the subject, here's something I'd like to get off my chest: Why is it that when so many fans of a show that they loved back in the day view an article about it being on DVD, it doesn't transfer to sales? Don't they actually care about seeing the show on DVD? It makes no sense whatsoever. If the reason is because they're out of a job, or they can't order it because of where they live, I can understand. But when they come up with some lame excuse like "I'm waiting for all the seasons to be released" or "Why couldn't they lower the price", they don't even remotely deserve any sympathy from me.

RE: To Brian

I think you are being a little hard on fans of the series.  Just because we are fans doesn't mean we can't be careful about purchasing a box set of our series.  We have all experienced incomplete TV series box sets or box sets that are not just incomplete but rerelease with better features or complete by a different company. 
It sucks only having part of a series and I understood something is better then nothing but that doesn't mean we have to buy whatever series comes our way at whatever price without holding out for a price drop or making sure that we can see more then one season of the show.  As much as we love nice disk and cover art and special features the truth is most of us would be content to just get our favorite shows in complete form with a decent video transfer.  If the bells and whistles are what is holding back a not so G.I. joe popular series then lets get rid of them release the whole series at a lower price and then maybe offer a seperate bundle with the bells and whistles if it's worth it.  I would easily give up special features or fancy boxes for a simple boxed complete series.

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by Zaranyzerak at 11/22/2010 9:50:49 PM

Like talking to a wall, seriously. He REALLY doesn't get it. I don't know how many times we've tried to explain that it FAILED because people didn't BUY IT, not through lack of effort on Shout's or the fan's part. He has no one to blame but himself and others who share his philosophy.

 

records1138 -

 

Congrats on being "smart" enough not to support the release! Now, enjoy the fruits of your non-labors - we're getting the low-bitrate, cheaply packaged Mill Creek release instead of what would have been yet another high quality set from Shout. Better than nothing. But anyone who thinks this will be in ANY WAY superior to Shout's releases in quality or content...is seriously kidding themselves.

 

This is not a "win" for us nor a "lose" for Shout and those who purchase the Shout volumes. It is simply the ONLY VIABLE WAY we will ever see the entire series released. Shout offers a higher quality product, and as such charges more. Perfectly justifiable. Mill Creek offers bargain basement quality and packaging, and prices accordingly. I know which I'd prefer, but thanks to the "fans" sitting on the fence and refusing to support the releases of the past FOUR YEARS, this is what it's come down to. Shout TRIED. The "fans" FAILED. Be thankful we're getting it AT ALL by this point after the complete lack of support from people who supposedly love the show, yet refused to support it one iota.

 

Yell, scream and hurl insults at Shout all you want. It's NOT their fault. It's YOURS. And you darn well know that. I don't even know why I bother sometimes...

 

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RE: To Brian

and speaking of SABER RIDER, they were SMARTER, they released the whole show 52 episodes as a complete BOX SET :D. 52 episdes in 6 discs means about 9 episdes per disc. SHOUT could really learn something from VCI Entertainment :D

RE: To Brian

you see this is a CATCH 22 situation.!!!!!!!!!! In order for SHOUT to release more then more people have to BUY the original release. However many of the fans will not want to buy until all are released . The only way for the catch 22 to be broken is if either the fans buy the iniila releases or companies like SHout make a higher gamble and release all at once..... BTW How is your SABER RIDER review coming along ??????????

RE: To Brian

Like talking to a wall, seriously. He REALLY doesn't get it. I don't know how many times we've tried to explain that it FAILED because people didn't BUY IT, not through lack of effort on Shout's or the fan's part. He has no one to blame but himself and others who share his philosophy.

records1138 -

Congrats on being "smart" enough not to support the release! Now, enjoy the fruits of your non-labors - we're getting the low-bitrate, cheaply packaged Mill Creek release instead of what would have been yet another high quality set from Shout. Better than nothing. But anyone who thinks this will be in ANY WAY superior to Shout's releases in quality or content...is seriously kidding themselves.

This is not a "win" for us nor a "lose" for Shout and those who purchase the Shout volumes. It is simply the ONLY VIABLE WAY we will ever see the entire series released. Shout offers a higher quality product, and as such charges more. Perfectly justifiable. Mill Creek offers bargain basement quality and packaging, and prices accordingly. I know which I'd prefer, but thanks to the "fans" sitting on the fence and refusing to support the releases of the past FOUR YEARS, this is what it's come down to. Shout TRIED. The "fans" FAILED. Be thankful we're getting it AT ALL by this point after the complete lack of support from people who supposedly love the show, yet refused to support it one iota.

Yell, scream and hurl insults at Shout all you want. It's NOT their fault. It's YOURS. And you darn well know that. I don't even know why I bother sometimes...



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by nintendolink007 at 11/14/2010 9:25:55 AM

I see you read this thread so u get the idea why they charge more then Mills Creek.

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by records1138 at 11/14/2010 9:12:54 AM

So the place to get the entire set of C.O.P.S. is Mill Creek.  Thanks for nothing yet again, Shout Factory.  This is why I don't buy DVD's from you until an entire series is out.  Once again you have FAILED the fans.

If you'd just release the entire series as a whole, you wouldn't have so many disappointed fans.  But, don't worry, I get why you do it.  It's easier for you to charge thirty to forty bucks a box set for three volumes bringing you in over a hundred buck for a series as opposed to just releasing the entire series for around forty to fifty bucks.  I get it, it's greed.

Glad you didn't sucker me into yet another failed DVD release.


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RE: To Brian

Does Shout still have the licence to release the last C.O.P.S. Volume ?

RE: To Brian

I see you read this thread so u get the idea why they charge more then Mills Creek.

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by records1138 at 11/14/2010 9:12:54 AM

So the place to get the entire set of C.O.P.S. is Mill Creek.  Thanks for nothing yet again, Shout Factory.  This is why I don't buy DVD's from you until an entire series is out.  Once again you have FAILED the fans.

If you'd just release the entire series as a whole, you wouldn't have so many disappointed fans.  But, don't worry, I get why you do it.  It's easier for you to charge thirty to forty bucks a box set for three volumes bringing you in over a hundred buck for a series as opposed to just releasing the entire series for around forty to fifty bucks.  I get it, it's greed.

Glad you didn't sucker me into yet another failed DVD release.


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RE: To Brian

So the place to get the entire set of C.O.P.S. is Mill Creek.  Thanks for nothing yet again, Shout Factory.  This is why I don't buy DVD's from you until an entire series is out.  Once again you have FAILED the fans.

If you'd just release the entire series as a whole, you wouldn't have so many disappointed fans.  But, don't worry, I get why you do it.  It's easier for you to charge thirty to forty bucks a box set for three volumes bringing you in over a hundred buck for a series as opposed to just releasing the entire series for around forty to fifty bucks.  I get it, it's greed.

Glad you didn't sucker me into yet another failed DVD release.

RE: To Brian

I agree, that's why I said "I don't know why a separate thread was started for it".

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by N8 Storm at 10/18/2010 3:50:06 PM

This is the original thread where the Mill Creek news should probably have been posted in the first place (it really didn't need its own thread).  If somebody comes across this thread, but not the other, it is probably a good idea to have that news in here as well.

RE: To Brian

This is the original thread where the Mill Creek news should probably have been posted in the first place (it really didn't need its own thread).  If somebody comes across this thread, but not the other, it is probably a good idea to have that news in here as well.

RE: To Brian

http://www.shoutfactory.com/community/3598/thread.aspx

I don't know why a separate thread was started for it, but there's already a conversation going on about that news.

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by Uncle Buttons at 10/17/2010 8:46:07 AM
"Mill Creek will also take over the job of fighting crime in a future time! DiC titles have previously been released on DVD by studios such as Shout! Factory and NCircle Entertainment. However, Mill Creek has a deal in place with Cookie Jar Entertainment, which now owns the DiC library. As licenses with other studios expire, Mill Creek is picking up these rights from Cookie Jar/DiC, and one of their plans includes finishing the animated classic series C.O.P.S. on DVD. Hayne revealed that the plan is to put out a "Volume 1" in March, with 33 episodes that customers should be able to buy for around $10. Then later on in the year (possibly as soon as May) Mill Creek plans to release "Volume 2", with the remaining 32 episodes of the show's run (including twenty-one episodes which were never released by Shout!) on DVD for the same price. So by mid-year, fans can have the complete series in-hand."

Taken from: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Site-News-Interview-with-Mill-Creek-VP/14528#ixzz12dRhtOHk

RE: To Brian

"Mill Creek will also take over the job of fighting crime in a future time! DiC titles have previously been released on DVD by studios such as Shout! Factory and NCircle Entertainment. However, Mill Creek has a deal in place with Cookie Jar Entertainment, which now owns the DiC library. As licenses with other studios expire, Mill Creek is picking up these rights from Cookie Jar/DiC, and one of their plans includes finishing the animated classic series C.O.P.S. on DVD. Hayne revealed that the plan is to put out a "Volume 1" in March, with 33 episodes that customers should be able to buy for around $10. Then later on in the year (possibly as soon as May) Mill Creek plans to release "Volume 2", with the remaining 32 episodes of the show's run (including twenty-one episodes which were never released by Shout!) on DVD for the same price. So by mid-year, fans can have the complete series in-hand."

Taken from: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Site-News-Interview-with-Mill-Creek-VP/14528#ixzz12dRhtOHk

RE: To Brian

^ You're a great teacher! I've been lurking this every now and then for some hopeful updates. Here's hoping Volume 3 is released!

RE: To Brian

Is SHOUT ever going to release the last set of C.O.P.S. DVDs? Ready to buy just need a date! My students are so excited to see the rest of them. I have been showing them during break time! I'm dying to see the rest my self.


GIVE ME CARTOONS OR GET OUT!

RE: To Brian

Well lets just keep our fingers crossed. We have been waiting almost 5 years (between release of the volumes) for the entire C.O.P.S.series on DVD.  Not that I'm gripping. I'm very happy for what was released.  So I guess we can be patient a little longer. For the final volume release.  But I must admit it's very hard waiting  We are trying to be patient.....but any news would be a some help and comfort

RE: To Brian

With upcoming second Shout! Select releases of Ironside and California Dreams, hopefully C.O.P.S. will get its final volume soon as well.  With this thread's comments on Ironside:

http://www.shoutfactory.com/community/3200/thread.aspx

it seems like a Volume 3 might be possible whether sales were good or not.  It might depend on if anybody at Shout! is a C.O.P.S. fan.  With C.O.P.S. Volume 1 being Brian's first DVD he produced, I hope he still wants to see his first show finished.

RE: To Brian

I just joined to say: You just got to release the last few COPS DVDs. We need our last set! Thanks! Great job on the first two!

RE: To Brian

But sooner or later, you'll have to release the final DVD set for C.O.P.S!


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RE: To Brian

Sales made through Amazon on Shout! Factory Select titles count toward our numbers.  As do the ones by the specific seller on eBay, because we are kept up on those sales numbers.

That being said, however, buying a used copy through an Amazon Marketplace vendor or elsewhere would not count, because it's the same box set being sold twice.  So buying used is great for you getting the sets you've been waiting for, but sadly, does not contribute to the cause of having future sets released.

Brian


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RE: To Brian

Shout Factory should do what that one company (sorry, don't remember who it was) did for the Robotech series - They took pre orders on it and told people flat out, "If this gets enough pre orders, we will release and sell it.  If not, your credit card will not be charged, and your order will be cancelled."  Well, they got so many pre orders and the entire series was released.  Shout Factory should take pre orders on Volume 3 on C.O.P.S., and then decide if the pre orders warrant a release.

Heck, Shout Factory should do this with all their DVD's that they're not sure will sell or not.  Just take pre orders on the entire series, and then determine if the pre orders warrant a release of the series.  Problem solved, no more waiting to see if an entire series will be released or if you'll be stuck with an incomplete title.  Fans are happy, Shout Factory is happy, and the entire series is released up front.

I just can't bring myself to take the plung on an incomplete series.  Especially when said series may never see a final volume.  I would however pre order the final volume, and then purchase the other two upon hearing that volume three was released.

RE: To Brian

It shouldn't matter because they sell the titles to the ebay and amazon sellers so it should still tally as a sale, IMO.

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by zaxxar at 8/23/2010 6:28:24 AM

Yeah, Brian, that's one thing that I wanted to know: Does it matter where you order a "Shout! Select" title from (meaning that sales from amazon and ebay also count), or does only ordering directly from this site count? Because when I ordered a completely different "Shout! Select" title a while back, it was from this site.

RE: To Brian

Yeah, Brian, that's one thing that I wanted to know: Does it matter where you order a "Shout! Select" title from (meaning that sales from amazon and ebay also count), or does only ordering directly from this site count? Because when I ordered a completely different "Shout! Select" title a while back, it was from this site.

RE: To Brian

If people bought through the private seller over at Amazon, would that count towards the sales or is the sales only figured through Shout's store? I still havent bought COPS Vol 2 (along with Bump in the Night & AOSTH V3) due to funds, 38 bucks for a dvd set just more then i can afford but im trying to raise the funds to help, like some of us who are struggling.


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RE: To Brian

Records1138 - think of it this way: if you buy Vol. 1 and 2 then they may release Vol. 3. If you DON'T buy them then they definitely won't release Vol. 3. Up to you to decide which is better, and whether you want to give Vol. 3 a fighting chance of being released.

To anyone on the fence: BUY THE SHOW! SUPPORT C.O.P.S!

ZaranyZerak - have you considered posting your C.O.P.S. videos as video responses to the cartoon intro? There's the intro floating around Youtube with over 350,000+ views. I've advertised there numerous times in the comment box.

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