MacGyver: The Complete Series Blu-ray Set (Koch Films Germany)

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MacGyver: The Complete Series Blu-ray Set (Koch Films Germany)

Post by Jano » Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:17 am

Mac friends! I'm VERY excited that today, I'm finally able to announce MacGyver: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set from us at Koch Films in Germany (well, actually, from *them* at Koch Films, I'm only helping as an external advisor and Mac expert).

Yes, MacGyver will finally be back on Blu-ray in late 2020!

A little backstory on this release: I first checked in with my friends at Koch Films about one and a half years ago when the Mac remaster was first announced because I saw no chance that there would be any CBS BDs. So they checked, but the license wasn't available at that time because CBS in fact wanted to do the BDs themselves. (Don't we know it now!) Fast forward to one year later when they did do them ... and ... uh ... "surprisingly" realized it's not worth it for them.

Anyway, when it became clear there would be no further seasons from CBS and they even started to send out official email replies they had no plans to continue the series, I talked to my friend at Koch again in late April of this year. So they checked again ... and yes, after a couple months of waiting it finally became clear that it will in fact work out. (When CBS license out a property externally, they first do some sort of "feedback round" with their official local branches all over the world to see if any of them might be interested in still doing the property... in which case it wouldn't be licensed. But no CBS/Universal branch wanted to do Mac, so it was finally available for Koch.)

This is very exciting for me as I never thought I'd one day be able to see an ultimate high-quality version of Mac... much less actually help making it the best possible version for the fans. I can't go into much details as of now since we haven't started preproduction yet (we're currently expecting the box to come out next fall or winter), but I'll be writing an extensive booklet on the show's production and background and we'll try to add some cool bonus features (in terms of potential behind the scenes stuff, bloopers, b-roll etc., this will all come down to what is available from CBS, so I can't make any promises regarding that) and also possibly shoot some new interviews etc.

Now, of course, this is an American forum and you're probably wondering: "Nice for the German folks, but why should I care?" I can answer that for you: CBS will have the right to use our Blu-ray masters for their own CBS US edition of the show, and from what I've heard so far, they are in fact planning to do it. I can't say anything definite about this yet, though, since what they will end up doing or not doing is fully up to them, and if they do it, I don't know if it'd be a Complete Series set or if they would continue with the individual seasons. But anyway, in case they don't end up doing it after all, I'm sure you guys know how to get your hands on a foreign release if need be ... ;)

As for possible questions that might come up right away:
- Yes, we'll include season one again and will make sure that the "white flicker" compression problems won't make an appearance this time. ;)
- We'll try to include the slightly extended version of the pilot with the deleted scene set in the Pentagon. Both tv movies will be included, but only in SD, I'm afraid. CBS haven't remastered them and have no plans to do so, so it's unfortunately impossible to add them in a better version.
- We will try to have the original Mac logo recreated, so that our release doesn't come with the horrible random standard font logo that has been used since the DVDs came out. That's not a promise yet as it will depend on whether we'll be able to get a designer who will make it look awesome, but I hope we'll be able to make it work. :)
- The box set will come with both English and German audio.

(For those who are careful enough to require sources and don't trust just some random dude on a forum, here you go :D: https://www.facebook.com/KochFilms/photos/a...96810767016942/)

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Re: MacGyver: The Complete Series Blu-ray Set (Koch Films Germany)

Post by Jack(s) » Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:40 pm

that sounds good. just told my husband to start saving the money. any idea about the price range?

thanks for passing on the wonderful news
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Re: MacGyver: The Complete Series Blu-ray Set (Koch Films Germany)

Post by Jano » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:23 pm

I can't say yet, but based on their other releases, I'd think it will be below 200 EUR. Their complete series sets for shows with four seasons are usually between 75 and 90 EUR, so I'd assume it could end up being in the 150-175 EUR price range or so for the suggested retail price. But it's still too early to tell. I'll keep you posted on this. :)

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Re: MacGyver: The Complete Series Blu-ray Set (Koch Films Germany)

Post by tvero80 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:01 am

Thanks for the info , Jano . I remember your video/ interview of RDA in Toulouse . Must have been fun ! :)
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Re: MacGyver: The Complete Series Blu-ray Set (Koch Films Germany)

Post by Jano » Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:22 pm

Haha, glad you enjoyed it. :mrgreen: Yes, that was indeed a super fun day. Woah, I just realize it's been three years already ... time flies! :shock:

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Re: MacGyver: The Complete Series Blu-ray Set (Koch Films Germany)

Post by Jen85 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:00 pm

This is amazing news. Really looking forward to watching all the eps in high def. 😃
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