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    David Dillehunt
    Director, "You Can't Do That on Film"
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    Well this is pretty awesome! Don't get me wrong - I am very grateful that these are becoming available. The quality is great, so it appears that they came from the masters. Where I'm disappointed is that these episodes are the edits of the edits.

    The description alludes to the 1979s, but it shows the same 1982 airdate for all the episodes, which is wrong, and it's the first 7 episodes of 1981. It would have been great if they'd aired the 27-minute versions, but these are the scaled back 24-25 minute versions. Again, it's great to see these available in such great quality, but it's a shame that they couldn't use the originals.
    Rob Homa
    Slime Society "Info Dude" since 1995!

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    Okay, so all the rights issues which prohibited a DVD release have now been overcome? Can we get a DVD issue now? Some of us can't or simply won't get on the Apple/Itunes treadmill; do we have any hope? Or will this only make it worse for us, in that Apple will start to throw its weight around on Youtube now and demand that the lo-fi copies, which are at present all we have, be removed?
    "Now me, I play for fortune
    And those velvet curtain calls
    I've got a black limousine and two gentlemen
    Escorting me to the halls
    And I'll play if you have the money
    Or if you're a friend to me
    But the one-man band
    By the quick-lunch stand
    He was playing real good
    For free..."
    -Joni Mitchell

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    The 1981 episodes that were released on DVD, are they the 28 minute versions or the edited versions?

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    They were released on Itunes, not DVD; sorry if my comment confused the issue. What I meant was that we have been told for about a hundred years now that knotty "rights issues" prohibited a DVD release. Now it seems that those issues have suddenly been overcome, now that Apple has come calling. I find that a bit nettlesome, to say the least. In essence, you either have to be on the Apple treadmill or you don't get the episodes.

    I haven't seen them (and won't, so long as they remain available exclusively through Itunes), but from what Rob is saying, it looks as if they were the edited versions. Since "Nickelodeon" was emblazoned across the image provided, I presume that ridiculous network's intent was to make it appear as though it had invented the show and there were no full-length Canadian-only versions.
    "Now me, I play for fortune
    And those velvet curtain calls
    I've got a black limousine and two gentlemen
    Escorting me to the halls
    And I'll play if you have the money
    Or if you're a friend to me
    But the one-man band
    By the quick-lunch stand
    He was playing real good
    For free..."
    -Joni Mitchell

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    I should also point out that it's been noted elsewhere that this was done without Roger Price's consent, knowledge, or even after-the-fact approval. In case anyone else is as upset as me at this "good news" and looking for someone to blame, it's important that you realize (if this is true, of course) to leave him out of that circle. I smell a unilateral decision by the show's American network.
    "Now me, I play for fortune
    And those velvet curtain calls
    I've got a black limousine and two gentlemen
    Escorting me to the halls
    And I'll play if you have the money
    Or if you're a friend to me
    But the one-man band
    By the quick-lunch stand
    He was playing real good
    For free..."
    -Joni Mitchell

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    I remember when Transportation was one of the hardest to find episodes years ago. Now it's commercially available. Crazy
    Mark

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    Yes, I can confirm that Roger was not aware of this release. Matt and I have both been in contact with him since the iTunes page appeared, and he is currently investigating the matter.
    David Dillehunt
    Director, "You Can't Do That on Film"
    www.dndfilms.com

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    I'd like to think that if he had been involved, the descriptions would have matched the episodes, the correct release information would otherwise have been given, the complete episodes (rather than edits) would have been released, and some manner of heads-up would have been given the fan base (through, say, this website, which has been faithfully keeping the flame burning for so many years now) ahead of time.

    I'm not quite sure where Nickelodeon gets off releasing the show without his permission, or how it even can. After all, it's his show. I think we should treat this as the bootleg it is until we hear otherwise. If he didn't know about it, he obviously isn't getting any money from what after all is his intellectual property. It's one thing watching the episodes for free on Youtube when they're unavailable elsewhere...but paying for them when the people who made the show aren't getting any residuals just seems wrong.
    "Now me, I play for fortune
    And those velvet curtain calls
    I've got a black limousine and two gentlemen
    Escorting me to the halls
    And I'll play if you have the money
    Or if you're a friend to me
    But the one-man band
    By the quick-lunch stand
    He was playing real good
    For free..."
    -Joni Mitchell

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcguinnfan View Post
    I'd like to think that if he had been involved, the descriptions would have matched the episodes, the correct release information would otherwise have been given, the complete episodes (rather than edits) would have been released, and some manner of heads-up would have been given the fan base (through, say, this website, which has been faithfully keeping the flame burning for so many years now) ahead of time.

    I'm not quite sure where Nickelodeon gets off releasing the show without his permission, or how it even can. After all, it's his show. I think we should treat this as the bootleg it is until we hear otherwise. If he didn't know about it, he obviously isn't getting any money from what after all is his intellectual property. It's one thing watching the episodes for free on Youtube when they're unavailable elsewhere...but paying for them when the people who made the show aren't getting any residuals just seems wrong.
    On the other hand, the most likely thing to happen now is that Roger Price lawyers up and these eps disappear from iTunes.

    Far be it for me to be a contrarian (heh) but I'd rather these episodes be available than not. In fact I'd rather these eps are available and Roger Price doesn't get a penny from the release rather than the eps remain unavailable, which seems to be the two choices here.

    No offense to Roger, but YCDTOTV was a long time ago and I'm not particularly crying in my cornflakes that he's not getting a residual check.

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