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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by taoworm2323 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:25 am

honnziva wrote:tao,

you cannot dangle worms like that in front me


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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by KRLUVR » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:55 am

So is this going to come out on blu ray at all? I just got mine on DVD and am wondering if i should just return it and wait for a blu ray version

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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by Taichi » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:29 am

I got mine at Target yesterday... there were only 2 left, so I was lucky. All the Wal-Marts around here aren't carrying it, so I grabbed Fast and Furious along with DragonBall Evolution and headed to Target. I knew they'd have it as they had it on display about a week before it came out as one of the new TV releases.

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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by Shapeshifter » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:15 pm

taoworm2323 wrote:On a side note I thought I should mention why GST's name is not on the DVD as well as why one of the cast members had there likeness struck from the box art.
Anyone have a guess yet?
It's because GST was embarrassed of the project (mainly the reboot) and didn't want his name associated with the said failed series. :x

He wants people to remember his name with Las Vegas not Knight Rider.
Sad but True.

Another interesting tid bit is that Ford brought Knight Rider back to series after the pilot, NOT NBC, the Hoff or David Bartis. (Go figure right?) NBC didn't want to do anything past the pilot TV Movie. But Ford blackballed them.
I have a lot of other info shaking around in my head, but I just took a "aspirin" so that's all I can recall. :roll: :lol:


I don't know about GST not wanting to be mentioned on the DVD, but I don't think FORD was the 'driving force' behind the decision to go to series. Probably shouldn't state such things as fact unless you can back them up.

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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by taoworm2323 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:26 pm

Shapeshifter...it's a FACT.
I wouldn't say anything like that if I didn't know for sure. I don't guess or make things up my friend.
Both are very true. If you don't believe it that's fine, but don't question my word in front of everyone here, especially when you don't know what your talking about.
I haven't gotten to where I am by pulling peoples leg... :?
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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by Slade » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:29 pm

So everyone enjoying theyre boxset? :D
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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by kitt2k » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:29 pm

Wish there were more series extras! Thought the gag real, which I was really looking forward to really wasn't anything spectacular, kind of a well here you go, no thought into it. Is nice to own the episodes though, fun catching up on little things I missed the first time through.

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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by neps » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:44 pm

From what I've heard, GST's lack of involvement on the box set was not his fault. NBC didn't need his involvement to include all the content produced from NBC.com. If you want to be annoyed at the box set quality - it's not correct to direct it at him.

As for the Ford thing, I thought that was pretty much the assumption at this point? That their sponsorship = money to produce the series.

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Post by Dukeboy320 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:37 pm

i bought it. i hope theres a season 2

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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by taoworm2323 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:17 pm

No I mean much more than sponsorship Neil. Apparently NBC didn't want to make the tv movie a series because of the mixed reaction. (ratings were high enough but it was critically bashed in the media and blogs.)
Ford's Mustang sales however sky-rocked after the pilot in February. The numbers didn't lie, so they went back to NBC and threatened to pull not just some but ALL of there advertising from NBC unless they went ahead & made it a series. Ford blackballed them into doing the series.

I was the first one to hate on Ford when the pilot was announced, I had no idea that they pushed for our beloved series to be filmed while most of us were freaking out that they were using a Mustang for KITT.

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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by KRAvengerII » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:38 pm

Well, I'm happy to report that after a cursory inspection of the DVDS, that the music is indeed intact, and the sound quality is actually a little better.
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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by Shapeshifter » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:05 pm

Taoworm, I'm just curious...

That's some pretty good 'insider' stuff. How did you come upon that information?

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:09 am

taoworm2323 wrote:Ford's Mustang sales however sky-rocked after the pilot in February. The numbers didn't lie, so they went back to NBC and threatened to pull not just some but ALL of there advertising from NBC unless they went ahead & made it a series. Ford blackballed them into doing the series.


I think there may be a bit of hyperbole there...

Keep in mind, the original series was a joke to the critics when it first came out.

You can spin the blogs anyway you like, but the DATA from the ratings of the 2-hour movie show that viewership INCREASED during the broadcast. That's a very strong indication that not only did a lot of people tune in, but they stayed with it and enjoyed it. So NBC had a 2-hour pilot which did great in the ratings AND the audience really liked it. Doesn't take a lot of blackballing to decide to go to series.

NBC really promoted the series over the summer, and for the Fall 2008 season, Knight Rider had the highest ratio of intent-to-view/awareness of ANY new show. That means people knew about the show, and were planning on watching it. It should have been huge.

But then NBC screwed it up and premiered it against the blockbuster Dancing With the Stars and all those people who were planning to watch, didn't.

If there is some insider scoop that we don't know about, by all means let us know. But it seems to me that NBC would have been crazy NOT to go to series.
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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by taoworm2323 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:27 am

I was told this info several months ago by a member of the production crew on the pilot AND the series. I trust the info and the person. It surprised me as well.
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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by Tom » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:52 am

It's a shame I can't get the box set in zone 2, I can't play zone 1 DVDs in my player :(
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Post by Rainack » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:08 pm

Hey, all! I just got my box set today. I love the menu screen with the theme music!
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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by taoworm2323 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:33 pm

Does it have the extended remix of the song or does it just loop it?
(The only time I heard the extended version of the theme was when the revealed the series attack KI3T.)
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Post by Rainack » Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:51 am

taoworm2323 wrote:Does it have the extended remix of the song or does it just loop it?
(The only time I heard the extended version of the theme was when the revealed the series attack KI3T.)


It is just looped.
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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by Knight Racer » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:20 pm

How do I get to the gag reel?I see all the other features that the box listed on disc 1 except the gag reel.

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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by Stylez » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:18 pm

Please tell me these are single sided discs and not double sided like the first gen copies of the original series?

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Post by Knight Racer » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:02 pm

I just got through watching the pilot 2 hour movie with commentary of Justin and Deanna.When The Justin asks the Hoff,"Will I ever see you again?" I feel like answering his place,"Sorry,but I can't.You killed my show before I could get back on it!"

Still waiting for someone to point me to the gag reel on these dvd's.How do I get to it?I checked disc 1 and nothing marked gag reel or bloopers on the first disc.The other dvd's don't show any bloopers on the descriptions on the box.

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Post by Knight Racer » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:17 pm

Found the gagreel on second disc.

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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by taoworm2323 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:51 pm

I found a link to the gag reel:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsN-e_bwtyk
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Post by Knight Racer » Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:02 pm

Initiate Knight Rider 2008 Marathon Mode.

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Re: Knight Rider 2008 DVD is here

Post by Slade » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:28 am

Glad to see your all havin fun with ur dvds :D :good:
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