We really need the first 2 seasons of "Scooby Doo, Where Are You!" remastered and rereleased on Blu Ray! I get that it's almost 50 years old but I'm sure companies would be able to do a great job of getting it looking amazing in HD!
Can watch them on DVD and online no problem ofc but I just think they deserve to be shown in the best quality possible as they are timeless classics.
Almost season one & two minus the last three episodes, which should be uploaded shortly. Sorry it's not available yet for you. You could try a VPN set to USA but that might be illegal. I haven't verified it yet, but they do look better than the DVD releases. Other people here have commented the same. It doesn't say what resolution it is.
My understanding is that Warner Bros. restored the series from the original negatives, and produced the restorations in high-definition; same deal as the Looney Tunes and Tom & Jerry cartoons that are remastered and released on DVD and Blu-Ray. I assume Warner Home Video knew high-definition would eventually become the norm, but until then, they compressed these restorations to standard-definition so they could be released on regular DVDs. I think for the Scooby-Doo DVD versions, they may have applied a noise-reduction filter or something, which would explain why we don't really see all the specks of dust on the animation cels as we do on the Boomerang streaming service's HD prints. These restorations on the DVD set also restored the original Hanna-Barbera "H-B Box" closing logos at the end of the episodes; the first season used the alternate blue-on-red version that was the norm for the 1969-1970 H-B shows, while the second season used the standard orange "zooming H-B" variation that H-B used from 1968 to 1974. The Boomerang streaming service prints do not have the H-B logos at the end, but then again, this may not be surprising, as many shows on the streaming service delete any closing logos at the end of their closing credits (unless the logo plays over the ending of the closing theme, as on the newer Warner Bros. animated shows.) If they do a Blu-Ray release, I wouldn't be surprised if the old H-B logos were left intact. (At least it's better than the 1997 Turner "remaster" prints that tacked on the Hanna-Barbera "All-Stars Action" closing logo (the one that ends on Johnny Quest), which doesn't really fit with the Scooby-Doo franchise at all.) But my only complaint about these restoration jobs Warner Home Video did was that they got rid of the original instrumental opening and closing theme song Ted Nichols originally wrote for the show! We all remember how it was used on "What a Night for a Knight" and "A Clue for Scooby-Doo," and how it also served as the ending theme music for "Hassle in the Castle" (which was the first episode to open with the standard vocal theme.) Apparently Warner Bros. doesn't want anyone to know that Ted Nichols's theme was the original theme song for the series.
Some real interesting points there!! Great posts ^
I had forgotten all about Ted Nichols original theme so I had. Think I actually only remember it from "What a Night for a Knight" when it was a bonus episode that came after Zombie Island on VHS but it definitely brings back good memories here. The restorations that they did for the DVD's look excellent but i can't help be annoyed at the fact that it's been sped up slightly and the total runtime comes to about a minute less than usual for each episode (total nitpick, I know haha).
Also wonder, if they were to release them on Blu-Ray would they just go back and polish up the remasters or take from the originals, because they had a much more appealing and nostalgic colour scheme, I always felt the Dvd's looked like they were layered with a neon blue hue.
Post by SpiderScooby on Dec 9, 2017 20:44:34 GMT -5
Batman: The Animated Series is getting a blu-ray release in 2018. I know that show has a huge following, but with that and Samurai Jack it shows WB is at least open to releasing their classic animation on Blu-ray. Maybe they'll do it for the 50th, or to tie in to SCOOB.
I would love to have the option for no laugh track.
Most times I forget that the laugh track is even there but then there are times like the whole plane section in "What a Night for a Knight" where it's very off-putting. Think the whole show ha da more creepy atmosphere without constant canned laughter. Plus it's 50 years old lol we know off by heart what parts are played for laughs