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What comedy TV show and what comedy movie would you most like to see on HDM?

mswoods1
04-08-2008, 10:58 PM
What comedy TV show would you most like to see on high-def?

And what comedy movie would you most like to see on high-def?

For me it's:

TV show: The Office [US Version]

Movie: Groundhog Day

kamspy
04-08-2008, 11:04 PM
Well, they've already released my favorite comedy on HD DVD, Happy Gilmore. I've never bought a TV series on any kind of disc...

I really can't think of any! Comedies are usually fine on SD, and all the comedy TV shows I really enjoy are animated and framed in ewwy 4:3.

If I think of one I'll repost. I'm sure someone will jog my memory...

Wait! Stripes and Uncle Buck!!!!:D Honorable mention to Planes Trains and Automobiles and Joe Dirt.

R.I.P. John Candy:bowdown: good comedy died with you. Some how you took the "funny" out of Steve Martin and Chevy Chase....Ahhh the golden days of cinematic comedy. 3 kings right there my friends, 3 kings!

Dare
04-08-2008, 11:23 PM
Planes Trains and Automobiles.

Can't think of a comedy TV show I would really care about. Sitcoms generally suck. :) It would have to have been shot on film to really benefit from HDM. Maybe That '70s Show, or Dead Like Me (dramedy).

macmarkus
04-09-2008, 12:01 AM
Dead Like Me was awesome ! :bowdown: :yippee:

Why do the cancel all the good ones ? i.e. Arrested Development :banghead: :crying:

Dare
04-09-2008, 12:11 AM
Dead Like Me was awesome ! :bowdown: :yippee:

Why do the cancel all the good ones ? i.e. Arrested Development :banghead: :crying:

Showtime doesn't like to run anything that costs them a significant amount of money for more than a couple years. Sucks too because Dead Like Me practically ended in midstream.

There's a made-for-video movie coming soon.

Liquidx
04-09-2008, 12:21 AM
That 70's Show although the last 2 seasons were uber-gay.. They all outgrew their parts, especially Fez.

Movie.. There is alot I'd like on HD. Tootsie with Dustin Hoffman.. ah, Drop Dead Fred.. come on! You know you loved it! There is seriously many I hope come to HD.

anythingwt
04-09-2008, 12:34 AM
TV Show: South Park (All seasons)

Movie: Ace Ventura (either of the series)

MikeRox
04-09-2008, 02:46 AM
What comedy TV show would you most like to see on high-def?

And what comedy movie would you most like to see on high-def?

For me it's:

TV show: The Office [US Version]

Movie: Groundhog Day

I'd love to see The Office USA get a release on Blu-ray, already got the complete UK The Office complete box set on DVD, but we're very behind on the US DVD releases having only just had Season 2 released.

I'd love the rest of Hotel Babylon to be released in HD, the first series was actually a really enjoyable blind buy for me on HD DVD.

As for movie, I'd most want hmmmm... Johnny English :D was sooo hoping that'd make it out on HD DVD :(

Sadly that makes both my wants Universal who are currently MIA in HDM :(

Joe_news
04-09-2008, 02:49 AM
TV: The Office

Movie: What About Bob

brenner
04-09-2008, 06:07 AM
TV Show: South Park (All seasons)

Movie: Ace Ventura (either of the series)

South Park is the best. But I own all 10 seasons on SD DVD. I would hate to think I might buy them again if they were released in HD.
Looney Tunes box sets in HD would be nice.
As mentioned earlier, Dead Like Me, Arrested Development and how about Seinfeld.
For movies- how about some of the James Bond movies.

Nikopol
04-09-2008, 06:22 AM
comedy tv shows. that's hard, i'd have to say Ugly Betty or Pushing Daisies. I watch more "drama" though.

comedy films: Probably some Mel Brooks, probably Spaceballs. :D

Chris Gerhard
04-09-2008, 06:27 AM
For movies- how about some of the James Bond movies.

Hey, bite your tongue, those aren't comedies! The James Bond films are realistic portrayals of international espionage.:)

Chris

Lee Stewart
04-09-2008, 06:44 AM
TV Show . . . Scrubs

Movie . . . The Great Race

Nikopol
04-09-2008, 06:49 AM
Hey, bite your tongue, those aren't comedies! The James Bond films are realistic portrayals of international espionage.:)

Chris

The correct answer would have been Austin Powers or the Hatt Helm movies. :D

But real Bond does have its comedy moments. Especially when they are unvoluntarily funny. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Lee Stewart
04-09-2008, 07:19 AM
The correct answer would have been Austin Powers or the Hatt Helm movies. :D

But real Bond does have its comedy moments. Especially when they are unvoluntarily funny. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Our Man Flint

In Like Flint

:thumbsup:

Mase
04-09-2008, 07:21 AM
I'm going to steal Nikopol's and Lee's suggestions

Scrubs and Spaceballs.. I can't get enough Scrubs and Spaceballs was my all time favorite comedy growing up.....

Nikopol
04-09-2008, 07:23 AM
Our Man Flint

In Like Flint

:thumbsup:

I have never seen these. I only know of them through the Austin Powers movies, where Austin sees In Like Flint on a hotel tv. It took me until this very day to realize, what kind of movie In Like Flint is and why it is a joke in an Austin Powers movie.... :banghead: :lol: :lol: :lol:

HD Goofnut
04-09-2008, 07:26 AM
Comedy Movie: Dumb and Dumber and Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Comedy TV Show: Family Guy and Monty Python's Flying Circus

brenner
04-09-2008, 07:31 AM
Hey, bite your tongue, those aren't comedies! The James Bond films are realistic portrayals of international espionage.:)

Chris

Realistic? In what way.:lol:

HD Goofnut
04-09-2008, 07:32 AM
Realistic? In what way.:lol:

Realistic in that MI6 agents and all other secret agents always get the beautiful women.:lol:

brenner
04-09-2008, 07:37 AM
Realistic in that MI6 agents and all other secret agents always get the beautiful women.:lol:

How true. Chris is right that they are not comedies per se. But I still get a laugh now and then.
Flint movies and Matt Helm movies would be more in line with comedy.
I own the Flint and Matt Helm Box sets already. Great stuff.

cbcdesign
04-09-2008, 09:17 AM
There is plenty of humour in Bond Movies, particularly in MoonRaker which is the most tounge in cheek Bond Film ever made.

Lee Stewart
04-09-2008, 09:24 AM
I have never seen these. I only know of them through the Austin Powers movies, where Austin sees In Like Flint on a hotel tv. It took me until this very day to realize, what kind of movie In Like Flint is and why it is a joke in an Austin Powers movie.... :banghead: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Rent them. They are available on DVD. Just make sure to get the LTBX versions and not the P & S. They were filmed in Cinemascope

They are very good movies. James Coburn is excellent as Flint.

anythingwt
04-09-2008, 09:25 AM
South Park is the best. But I own all 10 seasons on SD DVD. I would hate to think I might buy them again if they were released in HD.

Yeah, I don't know how much of an upgrade they would be in HD either. I'm sure the colors would look a lot better though. I believe they actually released a single disk South Park HD DVD once, and gave them away free at Best Buy or something, but I completely missed that deal.

Mase
04-09-2008, 09:52 AM
Yeah, I don't know how much of an upgrade they would be in HD either. I'm sure the colors would look a lot better though. I believe they actually released a single disk South Park HD DVD once, and gave them away free at Best Buy or something, but I completely missed that deal.

I bought it for $5 as I could not pass up owning this, you can find them on fleabay or amazon.. Although there is a difference but as you stated its main in the colouring..

Dare
04-09-2008, 11:01 AM
I have never seen these. I only know of them through the Austin Powers movies, where Austin sees In Like Flint on a hotel tv. It took me until this very day to realize, what kind of movie In Like Flint is and why it is a joke in an Austin Powers movie.... :banghead: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You should see On Her Majesty's Secret Service. All of Austin Powers' costumes are exact duplicates of the costumes in that movie. It's hilarious. Blofeld is even in it, looking exactly like Dr. Evil. :D

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/81/Blofeld_and_Bond_in_Piz_Gloria.jpg

Nikopol
04-09-2008, 11:05 AM
rrrrrrrright. :lol:

Dare
04-09-2008, 11:09 AM
...one million dollars!!!!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/93/YOLT-Bond-and-Blofeld.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c3/Blofeldpleasance67.jpg

MikeRox
04-09-2008, 11:15 AM
The correct answer would have been Austin Powers or the Hatt Helm movies. :D


Johnny English DAMMIT! :p Funniest Spy/Espionage film ever, though Spyhard was funny too.

KEEBS1984
04-09-2008, 12:09 PM
TV Show . . . Scrubs


I was wondering when somebody was going to say it!

My vote goes with Lee's. Scrubs would make an AWESOME HD series. Get on the ball Disney!

As for a movie? I wouldn't mind seeing Robin Hood: Men in Tights in HD. I love that movie!

"Hey Blinkin!"
"Did you just say Abe Lincoln?"
"No, I said HEY BLINKIN"

Classic. :lol:

MikeRox
04-09-2008, 02:11 PM
Would Scrubs be appropriate for HD? Weren't the earlier series shot in NTSC?

Mase
04-09-2008, 02:35 PM
Would Scrubs be appropriate for HD? Weren't the earlier series shot in NTSC?

Sure it would be appropriate Mike and I have no clue what NTSC is.. Would this determine whether or not it could be HD??? :what:

Even though i've been around here for a while and feel that I have learned a great deal from everyone. I still feel kinda :eyecrazy at times with how much you guys know about this stuff. So forgive me if I dont quite understand :o

kamspy
04-09-2008, 02:37 PM
Sure it would be appropriate Mike and I have no clue what NTSC is.. Would this determine whether or not it could be HD??? :what:

Even though i've been around here for a while and feel that I have learned a great deal from everyone. I still feel kinda :eyecrazy at times with how much you guys know about this stuff. So forgive me if I dont quite understand :o

What he's saying is the first few seasons of Scrubs is 4:3. Which equates to pillar boxes. I'm fine buying a vintage movie on HDM that is 4:3, but I wouldn't shell out for a 4:3 TV season with an HD mastering.

Mase
04-09-2008, 02:40 PM
What he's saying is the first few seasons of Scrubs is 4:3. Which equates to pillar boxes. I'm fine buying a vintage movie on HDM that is 4:3, but I wouldn't shell out for a 4:3 TV season with an HD mastering.

Gotcha, thanks Kampsy..

MikeRox
04-09-2008, 02:40 PM
Sure it would be appropriate Mike and I have no clue what NTSC is.. Would this determine whether or not it could be HD??? :what:

Even though i've been around here for a while and feel that I have learned a great deal from everyone. I still feel kinda :eyecrazy at times with how much you guys know about this stuff. So forgive me if I dont quite understand :o

Basically, if it was shot in NTSC, it was shot in standard definition, so you'd essentially just be upscaling a DVD even with it on a Blu-ray disc :( see 28 Days Later as for why it is a bit pointless doing High Def versions of products shot in NTSC (or PAL).

NTSC and PAL are the old television standards we had before high definition kicked in and rescued our eyes. (A HD release would still lack detail and clarity you become accustomed to with HD as it simply isn't there to start with on the original source).

Basically, anything shot on film or on high definition equipment is fine, but if it was NTSC or PAL it's never going to have the full impact HD can provide. You can get 16:9 stuff shot in PAL and NTSC kam, and personally I'm not too against pillarbox :thumbsup: I choose to play my vintage consoles pillarboxed to maintain the proper aspect ratio.

msusig1855
04-09-2008, 02:43 PM
TV show: The Office!! (April 10th New Episodes) Wait that's tomorrow!!!!:banana: :banana: :banana:

Movie: Airplane or Ferris Bueller's Day Off....(Bueller...Bueller...Bueller):D

Recherché
04-09-2008, 02:49 PM
TV show[s]: Cheers and/or Frasier

Movie: Aliens

msusig1855
04-09-2008, 02:53 PM
TV show[s]: Cheers and/or Frasier

Movie: Aliens

how is aliens a comedY? (did you mean coneheads?):what:

Although it would be nice to have.

MikeRox
04-09-2008, 02:56 PM
Some of the effects are pretty funny now :thumbsup: :D

cbcdesign
04-09-2008, 05:46 PM
How about Young (Froderick) Frankenstein? I love that movie.

Joe_news
04-09-2008, 06:01 PM
It is a shame they don't make cartoons in HD or widescreen [in Japan they do!]...otherwise I'd totally have listed some Family Guy or The Simpsons.

HD Goofnut
04-09-2008, 07:07 PM
What he's saying is the first few seasons of Scrubs is 4:3. Which equates to pillar boxes. I'm fine buying a vintage movie on HDM that is 4:3, but I wouldn't shell out for a 4:3 TV season with an HD mastering.

Just like the HD DVD version of Casablanca, which still looked great BTW.

pddrumheller
04-09-2008, 08:47 PM
There are too many movies that I want in HD but as far as TV shows are concerned I don't know if I would buy them because there are only 4 comedy sitcoms so far that I like and as far as TV shows go I only watch comedy sitcoms and as I said there are only 4 shows that I like and I currently own the complete series collections of I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Seinfeld, and Everybody Loves Raymond. To purchase all of the collections again on BD would be to costly for me to want to repurchase them as I'm satisfied with SD for them.These four comedy sitcoms in my opinion, has some of the best writing of all time