06-20-2012 09:40 AM #31Member
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"The series was shot on film unlike most sitcoms during this time which were shot on tape. Because the series was low-rated at first, NBC was losing money on it. Paramount considered switching to tape due to its lower cost. A test scene was shot on tape but the producers hated how it looked."
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06-20-2012 11:52 AM #32
I didn't like Friends when it aired either. But having seen some episodes more recently, I actually enjoy it now. I think it helps that I'm closer to the characters' ages now, when before I was younger so really couldn't appreciate the situations they were in.
Really though, I'd much rather have Alias on Blu-Ray. Seeing Jennifer Garner in HD wearing those costumes and disguises would be a thing of beauty.
06-20-2012 12:24 PM #33
Studios testing the waters? I did not like this show really but am glad to see it announced.
Wake me up when Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel are released.
06-20-2012 12:28 PM #34
Do you know how successful Seinfeld was? The popularity of the reruns should tell you. This is OneManShow's point on his post. Seinfeld was a HUGE show and still has many people who would buy the seasons on BD. His point was Seinfeld was far and away a better and more popular show than Friends was, yet Friends is being release on BD first.
06-20-2012 01:03 PM #35
Seinfeld was shot single-camera with an artificial laugh track. I would love to watch that without the laugh track, much like is an option on the M*A*S*H DVD sets.
06-20-2012 01:18 PM #36
06-20-2012 01:56 PM #37
And 'Seinfeld' was a multi-camera sitcom. Just like 'Friends'.
EDIT: They talk specifically about how the Larry David and others feared that the clapping and laughing during the Kramer entrances became too long in later seasons. The notes talk about them having to curtail the studio audience from getting too excited when he entered the apartment.
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I hope Friends has had the gold standard treatment by WB, they are known to look after their classic movies, and they will only get one shot on a BD release of Friends, there is no other option for a double dip opportunity.
06-21-2012 09:26 AM #40
Point being, they both were and are incredibly popular shows.
06-21-2012 09:58 AM #41
I love when the minority screams and shouts because they dislike something. Again, you missed the point entirely.
You have Avatar as your avatar. MY OPINION is that movie is complete SHIT and I don't own the blu ray and I wouldn't accept the blu ray if you PAID me. How is that for opinion? Does that mean Avatar wasn't popular? Does that mean Avatar didn't make a shitload of money?
06-21-2012 10:19 AM #42
I can see Friends having a more mainstream appeal , so maybe that's why this is getting bd release and Seinfeld isn't anytime soon. If I ever see, Jason Alexander, I'll ask him if he knows anything about it. My wife's aunt lives on the same street as his brother. Whenever we've been at her house during the holidays, I'm always on the look out for him just on the very slim chance he'll be there.
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06-21-2012 11:42 AM #44
Just FYI, complete is spelled wrong in the title on this page.
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