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Re: DVD Release

Post by JamesA » Sun Dec 21, 2003 12:09 am

But wasn't it Anglia Television who gave us Knightmare? And isn't this topic better suited in the BBK section of the forum....
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Re: DVD Release

Post by Illusion » Sun Dec 21, 2003 10:55 pm

Granada now own Anglia TV.

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Re: DVD Release

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Wed Dec 24, 2003 2:38 am

It's strange. Usually if you sent something like this to such a company, you'd at least get a letter of acknowledgement. Most companies at least respond, even if they're not overly helpful or supportive of what you're asking about.

Anyway, so long as it was indeed sent and received, here's hoping. :D
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Re: DVD Release

Post by Lord_Bob » Fri Jan 02, 2004 1:25 pm

Yes I hope we at least get some feedback after all the effort!

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Re: DVD Release

Post by Kieran » Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:14 pm

With the amount of signatures, I don't see the petition making any major impact with them, sadly.

We need a few more thousand methinks.  Still, they may see it has popularity on Challenge? too, and give it some thought.
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Re: DVD Release

Post by Skarkill » Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:18 am

Well I just hope they give the idear serious thought befor dissmising it.

At the moment untill we hear anything I think all we can do is wait and hope.
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Re: DVD Release

Post by Kieran » Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:58 am

We certainly shall hope.  I think if we be realistic and hope fir them within, say, 5 years, no sooner, then at least we'll be in good gear for a wait  :)
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Re: DVD Release

Post by KaM » Fri Jan 09, 2004 10:59 pm

*Nods* I really think it's the biggest shame that DVD format was not in circulation around the time of the 90s - for I'm of the opinion that Granada aren't believing of the significance of KM's backing. What it really needs is the 5 million watchers it left with to appear on desks next week, which, obviously can't happen, given that KM sadly struggles to make any impression on Takeshi's Castle and/or the Challenge TV viewing figures. While it's wonderful that the figures have appeared strong enough evidence for Challenge to have pursued extra series, the figures don't scratch the surface of CiTV's huge following back then. The petition that was sent barely scratches the surface of the whole Challenge audience - so, in relative terms, our petition is like putting a tree in front of Granada's gushing river, when a dam of huge audiences and petitioners is needed. I believe that for all the superficial talk and interest (which obviously isn't superficial from most of us, but we as a forum only total 420-425 at time of writing), Granada might deem that KM is becoming obsolete for the modern day child/adolescent, and that craving fans well above the age the show was intended for do not provide ammunition enough to fund a release.

An argument I peel up is why shows with proven smaller popularity have found their way to DVD releases. The issue there, however, is that smaller media companies are releasing these, not all (if any) dealing with GMedia I doubt, and acquisition of the rights to purchase and distribute will both cost less and be less complicated than those for KM. Obviously, all the actors involved would earn royalties, and would likely need to be consulted - and then settlements agreed - something tells me that if the new KM really, and this is REALLY, lifts off - the £$£Millions£$£ are the numbers that count, and those would be the clinical figures that could persuade GM of the interest still being there. As I've said a few times before, the audience could be phenomenal, for all the old KM fans were great in number, and now there's the generation below us, just waiting for a KM-type phenomenon to grip their lives: I just think that's the solid proof that is needed to see DVDs come out. I will keep my fingers very tightly crossed indeed!
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Re: DVD Release

Post by JoeGrocottJames » Mon Jan 12, 2004 1:04 am

As for the reminder letter, has this got a reply yet?

Incidentally, with the DVD petition, I would like to see a response immediately (rather than waiting until the next site update), even if it is just an unsatisfying letter saying no. So, please Illusion, if there is a rely (even saying no), could you let us all know straight away?

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Re: DVD Release

Post by KFan » Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:56 am

As he has said elsewhere on the forum, all important knews will be announced immediately reguardless of the monthly updates

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Re: DVD Release

Post by Illusion » Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:26 am

Absolutely.
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KM Dvd petition

Post by Lord_Kram » Sun Jan 25, 2004 7:43 pm

Does anyone know if anything has been heard in the recent dvd petition that was sent off to granada tv for a possible release?
It has been a while now since it was sent, I wonder if they have actually done any thinking at all?

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Re: KM Dvd petition

Post by GrimaldineGrimwold » Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:11 pm

Not that I know of. Illusion said Pickle ^_^ was going to send a reminder note to Granada. It seems strange. After Tim Child had said that Granada were at least lukewarm about the possibility of a DVD release, that they should then just completely ignore such a constructive effort on behalf of the fans. Doing it is one thing. A polite note saying thankyou for the interest and input is something completely different, and would cost nothing. I wonder if it's something TC might know anything about, and therefore perhaps worth posing a question to him about it?

I honestly just hope the petition was sent. I know that makes me sound a cynical old Grimwold, but I guess I am one, hehe.
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Re: KM Dvd petition

Post by Illusion » Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:39 pm

I've checked with Pickle ^_^. They did not reply to his follow up letter.
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Re: KM Dvd petition

Post by Lord_Kram » Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:09 pm

Thats a real blow that is!  :( It looks like we will never see a DVD release now!  >:(

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