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Postcard Campaign to Get "Cold Case" Released on DVD and CD

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    philly_boxman

    [1]Jun 18, 2006
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    Please join our campaign to get Cold Case onto DVDs, and to have the studios release a Soundtrack CD.

    For more information, visit:
    http://www.ColdCaseDVDs.com

    Edited on 06/18/2006 11:45pm
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    Talvix

    [2]Jun 19, 2006
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    That's a very interesting campaing. And I hope CBS will listen to the Cold Case fans! I hope you don't mind me editing the subject line slightly and pinning this thread.
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    philly_boxman

    [3]Jun 20, 2006
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    Thank you very much!

    A reality is that there are a lot of other television shows that also have some sort of legal or technical issues that are preventing them from being put out onto home video. Those shows have their own fans, and we're not the only ones who are writing the studios to see their favorite show on DVDs! This is why everyone's participation is so very important.

    The good news is that "Cold Case" is viewed by more people than most of the other shows being campaigned for. This is why we hope everyone joins this effort to let the studios know we're interested in Cold Case DVDs. We have the numbers to be successful--we just need people to participate.

    And the other nice thing about the campaign is that you only need to write *four* postcards to the studios! What could be easier??

    http://www.ColdCaseDVDs.com
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    philly_boxman

    [4]Jun 20, 2006
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    Q: How do we know if they aren't already planning to release Cold Case on DVD and we just don't know about it?

    A: Great question! For starters, look at that tab above that says "DVDs". Notice how its greyed out and you can't click on it?? (Just kidding!)

    To begin with, a formal announcement would be made from TimeWarner (Warner Brothers' parent company) in a press release. You can search TimeWarner's newsroom here: http://www.timewarner.com/corp/newsroom

    Try keywords such as "Cold Case" or "DVD release". You'll find news about Cold Case and other DVDs being released, but no news about Cold Case DVDs coming out. As Cold Case is one of their higher-rated shows without DVDs, this would be very newsworthy and you'd come across that info from many sources (not just TimeWarner) if and when this happens.

    Warner Brothers' web site has a list of future releases:
    http://whv.warnerbros.com/WHVPORTAL/Portal...?functionmode=2
    As you can see, Cold Case isn't listed as an "Upcoming Release".

    Industry sites are good to keep an eye on:
    http://www.Variety.com/
    http://www.TVShowsOnDVD.com/
    ... again, no word on an upcoming Cold Case DVD.

    Here's a site where you can see DVD releases from all studios up until October 2006:
    http://www.TheFutonCritic.com/dvd.aspx
    No future release for Cold Case DVDs there either!

    The simple fact is: Cold Case DVDs are not coming out anytime soon!

    HOWEVER:
    You can change that, and this is why the postcard campaign is very important for everyone to join and participate in!

    http://www.ColdCaseDVDs.com/

    Edited on 06/20/2006 8:12pm
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    JPPT1974

    [5]Aug 31, 2006
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    It is wierd that all shows currently out on dvd. While Cold Case hasn't been out, not even with the first season you know!
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    isoron

    [6]Nov 23, 2007
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    Even worse is that you can't see full episodes of the show on the CBS website!!!!
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    StringentUpdoc

    [7]Nov 24, 2007
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    I'd rather they took the time to secure the rights to all the songs they've used, instead of rushing the release and replacing the tracks.
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    liondagger

    [8]Nov 28, 2007
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    You can't see the show on the website for the same reason it's not available on DVD: music licensing. When the show first premiered, the TV shows on DVD phnomenon was still just beginning. No one knew that people would be interested.

    The use of music in shows and moviescan becostly. Some shows (Grey's Anatomy, for example) can afford the music because they can negotiate lower rates by either using music from the studio's own record label or using contemporary music (often from bands you've never heard of) that isn't as cost-prohibitive because the music artist gets to promote his new album on TV.

    Cold Case uses very recognizable era-appropriate music that is simply more expensive. Now that they know the show is successful and people want it on DVD, I'm sure home video is factored into the licensing agreement. But that still leaves first and second seasons. To pay an additional licensing fee may simply be too cost-prohibitive.

    This is why Wonder Years also isn't available on DVD.

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    loldude1

    [9]Apr 11, 2012
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    The wait may be coming to an end...at Jerry Bruckheimer's official website http://www.jbfilms.com/#/television/coldcase it says "COMING SOON ON DVD".

    At last.
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