Warner Bros. Wants to Customize Your DVDs

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is introducing a novel way for you to get your hands on movies previously unavailable on DVDs. Just go to WarnerArchive.com, look through their library, purchase a film for $19.95 and they’ll burn and ship the DVD to you in about 5 days.

I browsed through some of the titles and didn’t see anything I was dying to buy but this idea got me thinking. What if all the studios opened their vaults like this and gave consumers access to not only unreleased movies but TV shows, too? Is there anything I’d want?

lindsay-leeHell, yeah. First titles that came to mind were The Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man complete series. I know that’s nerdy but I grew up addicted to those shows and I idolized the supercool, kickass Lindsay Wagner. The holdup is some complicated copyright issue (Universal owns the series but the shows were based on a book called Cyborg, which Universal doesn’t own) but man, if the studio ever gives me access to this, I’d dash off an order so fast and even splurge for overnight shipping.

uncle_remus_disney_screenshotI’d probably also order Song of the South from Disney. I loved Uncle Remus zip-a-dee-do-dahing along with a blue bird on his shoulder and I hate that I haven’t been able to see it again in my adult years.

Does this idea of customized DVDs sound interesting to you? What rare or obscure title would you order if you suddenly had access to any movie/TV show you wanted? Let me know in the comments section!

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    BizMan5
    March 25, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I hadn’t heard about this. Guess WBros needs some cash and are cashing in.

    Yes, you ARE very NERDY to want the Bionic Woman and Six Million Dollar Man episodes on DVD.

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      popculturenerd
      March 25, 2009 at 3:36 pm

      Have you forgotten the title of this blog? 🙂

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        BizMan5
        March 25, 2009 at 4:27 pm

        LOL! You are right, PCN! I know you are a self committed NERD, with a capital “N”, but I had no idea as to the depth of your Obsession! (LOL)

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    FFBUFF8
    March 25, 2009 at 10:21 am

    I got the heads up the other day they were going to do this and already started browsing.

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    EireGo
    March 25, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Don’t think you’ll ever get hold of Song Of The South. Too much controversy.

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    ScriptPimp
    March 25, 2009 at 10:39 am

    There’s a series from my misspent youth I think of from time to time, but I don’t even remember the title. It was very much like The Monkees. But they had odd super powers AND played in a band. I think it was called Bananas? No clue.

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      popculturenerd
      March 25, 2009 at 10:59 am

      The only band I could think of with a name close to Bananas was the Banana Splits but they were animals and they didn’t have superpowers…

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    yeti9000
    March 25, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    OK, loved the Banana Splits! Actually had a whole set of the stuffed animals back in the day…which would probably be worth a mint today! Sad…

    Also dying to see some BIONIC WOMAN on DVD. That show rocked my world when I was kid. Even cooler than her powers was her groovy pad. Man, that chick had style to burn!! 🙂

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      popculturenerd
      March 25, 2009 at 3:45 pm

      You had the entire Banana Splits collection? Dang! Somebody would probably pay hundreds for that on eBay. Do you still remember the show’s theme song? I’ve got it stuck in my head now.

      And Jaime did have a cool place. Ha ha! I guess OSI agents made good coin!

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      ScriptPimp
      March 25, 2009 at 4:28 pm

      Okay, kids, NOT the Banana Splits. I wasn’t that much of a geek in my youth.

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