Road Rovers DVD release

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i suppose this is a continuation of the previous topic, but I thought it probably deserved a seperate thread.

 

Warner released 'Road Rovers' as a 2 DVD set, on Feb 13th - more evidence of the apparent 20 year rule.

 

Whether they included the cut sequences I don't know.

 

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So then Swat Kats is... never mind.  It beat the twenty year itch by several years.

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Don't give up on Swat Kats, or anything else, I'm starting to think. I was about to cite 'The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley' as something which has now made it to nearly 27 years without a DVD release, but in the process discovered it was actually released by HB in 2013.

 

plus both , Road Rovers' and 'Ed Grimley' ran only a single season.

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Actually, I read Toonboy's post as if he mentioned Swat Kats in his post, went to look for it on amazon, then noted that, yes, it had been released on DVD and made a joke about it.

As I noted with other things Warner's released, they are among the "better" companies out they for releasing stuff, even if a lot of it is "on-demand / DVD-Rs" as the Road Rovers, Swat Kats and Ed Grimley all are.

I might even imagine - though I'd remain mostly unconvinced - that Warner's bigger problem when it comes to their release schedule isn't so much waiting for 20 years,* as it is with having the entirely of their library, as well as all of Turners and Hanna-Barbera's to get through.

*Though yes, I do believe that that was - and for some companies (even Warners) still is - a thing.

Road Rovers

Reading one of the reviews on amazon was quite informative about the apparent state of the DVD.

According to the review, the "Russian Name Song" / "Sonovovich" from "A Day in the Life" is the only scene to have been removed. Episode titles are the edited ones (so the odd original titles like "Reigning Cats and Dogs Part Three." are "corrected" to remove the nonsensical "Part Three").*

He notes in his comments that everything else is accounted for, including the infamous Diana divorce scene.

*Which, I'd admit, saying a standalone episode is "Part Three" does fit with the humour of the show from what I can recall, and I think should have been left as was.

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Not sure if I mentioned it, but all 3 seasons of 'All Dogs go to Heaven' (the series) are now available, both seperately, and as a huge boxed set with the Xmas special. At the moment each season is under $10, in rather elaborate box sets. Who'd have guessed?

 

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