Monday, September 10, 2012

FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED


Now begins a potential flurry of blogs as the waters begin to part and things are revealed to us all. We ….. That is not the royal we… that is you, Carole R. Smith, Jackie Danson, Gail Reese, Ann Wilson and a plethora of other folks… a real WEEEEE have done it. 30 years of work will now appear in a Limited Edition Collection for the truly faithful. The rest of the world can pick up individual seasons of Cagney & Lacey and even all 119 episodes featuring Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly as the Dynamic Duo from Amazon in the USA and Canada and other retail outlets, but for those who want it all…. The original movie with Loretta Swit and Tyne Daly, the six episodes where Tyne Daly partnered with Meg Foster as Cagney, the aforementioned 119 with Tyne and Sharon, as well as the four reunion movies, known collectively as The Menopause Years, they are about to be available and ready for your purchase via this website or directly through the distributor only.   All the information on how to purchase will be on www.cagneyandlacey.com  this week. It is truly a limited first come/first served proposition so do let us have your orders right away.

 There are some extras. First time ever or anywhere audio version of my book (Cagney & Lacey…. and Me) narrated by the author, a featurette made by MGM some five years ago and previously seen by those of you who bought their limited DVD release of “True Beginnings,” the British Film Institute tribute taped last November in London, a personally autographed photo of Tyne and Sharon signed by each of them, as well as archival interviews with Tyne, Sharon, series creator Barbara Corday as well as yours truly. There is also a booklet authored by me and it all comes in a very handsome box at less than half what many of you said you would pay for such a bonanza..for the price of
$139.00 plus shipping.  That is the good news. The bad? Well, it is only in the US system and postage out of the country is not included. We went on and on about this over here as long as we could and could not win this fight for our UK fans. I can only remind you of what you all said you might pay and ask that you take the savings from that and invest in a converter that will allow you to play this collection on your home systems. You’ll still have money left over for postage. I have to say to you there is no telling when… if ever… MGM will ever allow this to be done again for other markets outside the US and Canada.  

 The DVD era is all but over. This Limited Edition is for all of us who want this collection on our shelves… for those folks who remember this show as part of their own personal history. I am proud to present it to you all… as proud as I am of the original work itself. I wish we could reproduce this in the hundreds of thousands, but we cannot. It is truly a limited first come/first served proposition so do let us have your orders right away. Thank you, in advance, for your interest in all of this. And please continue to watch this space for updates.

 

Barney Rosenzweig
September 10, 2012

58 comments:

Little Sis Parker said...

Hooray, its finally here!

Thank you, Barney, for all the work you have put into this venture. We all appreciate it and I hope that I can snag one. I will be trying my best to accomplish that.

Thanks again. Thanks to Sharon and Tyne for all they've done, too.

Take care...

jon Bishop said...

Do we have any idea oon postage from USA to UK yet ?

jon Bishop said...

Do we have any idea of postage cost from USA to UK at all ? Thanks

Beren said...

Thank you for the enormous amount of grit and determination that you have put in to this enterprise. I shall buy if I get there before they are all sold out. Exciting news!

Velicia said...

Thanks Barney and all the others involved in getting this incredible DVD set to us. I cannot wait---and so cheap, too!

Take care, Barney! You can finally take a breath.

Velicia

Jack Holstein MPLS MN said...

I'm really excited for this set. I recall doing a vote years back asking what I would rather buy all the seasons with Swit, and Foster etc ... I forgot what site did that poll. Anyhow I bought the First Season that was released on DVD and it was a BLIND BUY! I loved the show in an instant. The police station looked awesome and the characters developed. The episode where Tyne goes to the beach when life was really getting to her and all of her inner feelings conveyed in her performance. It had an effect on me, and I'm a guy! Always hated how when the show was mentioned it seemed like women's lib and I felt that was so unfair. Great show great characters and I'm on pins and needles this Limited Set is going to be mine. (Please don't let me miss this set)

Cheryl L said...

OMG I cannot believe this is actually becoming reality and is no longer just a dream.

Thank you so much for fighting for all of us. This is without a doubt the BEST TV SHOW to EVER be filmed!

I will be placing my order as soon as we are allowed to. What a terrific birthday present for myself. This is way cheaper than I expected. What a terrific treat.

Thank you again for never giving up!

Cheryl Larkin

kat said...

Sorry, a bit unclear. I'm in Australia, able to play US dvds no problem. I will be able to purchase it and get it shipped to here?

Unknown said...

Great news! So, will there be an order form here?

And, how much is shipping to Europe?

Thanks! Looking forward to it...

MK said...

So glad it's finally here.

Folks in the UK should have no problem playing the discs as most UK dvd players are multi-region (or can be made so after two minutes searching for a multi-region code on Google).

The sting in the tail will be the 20% import VAT (about £17 on top of the £87 base price) plus the same percentage on top of the postage, plus £8 handling charge if it comes via Royal Mail (charge may vary for UPS, FedEx etc).

Lucky that Cagney and Lacey is one of the best tv programmes ever, or I wouldn't be paying out that kind of cash to our beloved government!

Congratulations and thank you, Mr Rosewnzweig!

Anonymous said...

i have found a wbsite with pics of the box sets!

www.tvshowsondvd.com

i am a bit unclear. will the regular box be available in the uk or only individual seasons?
also, i would like the limited edition box but i am worried that it will not play on my blu ray player

Anonymous said...

i have found a website with pics of the box sets!

www.tvshowsondvd.com

i am a bit unclear, will the regular box set be availabe in the uk or just individual seasons?
also i would like the limited box but i am worried that i will not be able to play them on my blu ray player

R,Rodriguez said...

I'm so ready for this. Can't wait. My birthday present to myself. Thank You so Much Barney.

R,Rodriguez said...

Thank you so much Barney for the great news. A birthday present for me. Can wait.

Paula Lee said...

Thanks Barney and all you team for finally getting the result we all wanted. I'm hoping a (badly timed, because of this news) holiday doesn't stop me from getting a copy, I'd be gutted after all this time waiting on tenderhooks.
What to do now the wait is over...
Think I'll go off and paint my bathroom.

Anonymous said...

Barney and team, you're awesome and thank you for your dedication and perseverance; but then you know what a fantastic show it is!

Am another one in the UK, so fingers crossed (and thanks for the bits of info MK), and may just cancel Christmas in favour of Cagney and Lacey DVD (if manage to get one) ;-) It is kind of crazy that someone isn't picking it up for wider distrubution in Europe, lots of fans this side of the pond too. Bet you're worn out with all the battling, hope it's a breather for you now that it's coming to fruition.

Thank you :-)

Andrea Bradbury said...

I will be 44 on September 15th, and this is the best birthday present ever. Thank you so much for your tireless efforts on achieving this.Put me down for one complete set to Bonnie Scotland. XXX

Jo Myers said...

DEFINITELY LOOOOOONG OVERDUE!!! Can"t wait to get my copy!! :)

Twitter @MLPasterisk said...

Great news !
I'll be ordering the limited edition box as soon as available.

I would echo what MK said though, UK fans will need to factor in not only the postage but also the customs charges. Otherwise you could get a nasty surprise when your box arrives !

olzki said...

I must have this box set!
Just need to know roughly how much shipping will be, and how to order a copy - just on phone to UK customs to see how much they may want to charge - hope it won't be too much!
Anyone seen how to order a copy as yet?

DebWhit said...

I can't wait as well. This is my favorite show of all time. I was one of the ones writing a letter to get it put back on tv.

Thank you for your perseverence in getting this to us. I admire Sharon and Tyne so much, and will be so excited to (hopefully!) be able to get this Limited Edition.

I had pre-ordered another complete series which was pretty costly and I cancelled that order as soon as I heard this was coming out late this summer. I hope I am lucky enough to see this in time to order.

Many many thanks for your hard work!

DebWhit said...

I can't wait to be able to order this set as Cagney and Lacey is my favorite show ever. Thanks so much for your perseverence in getting this done!
I am a loyal C & L fan and admire Sharon and Tyne very much. I hope to be lucky enough to get one of these Limited Edition sets. I had pre-ordered a complete series of another show and cancelled it as soon as I heard this was coming out this summer.

Thanks again! Looking forward to hearing about when we can order. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey... This 14th's my bithday too :o)))
I can't wait!!!! really :oD
Thank you guys, for all the magnificent work you've done for us all, the loyal fans of the best tv show ever !!!!

Patty said...

I am going away on vacation on the 14th, but will have internet access where I am...I am checking the cagneyandlacey.com website twice daily. I'm hoping the order information is on the website?

Patty said...

I'm not sure if my original comment was considered for posting, so I'm re-commenting. I am checking the "cagneyandlacey.com" website twice daily for information on ordering the boxed set. I will also be checking your blog, Barney. I will be away on vacation starting the 14th of Sept., but will have internet access. I don't want to miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to own a piece of television history!! Thank you all for your hard work in making this possible!

David Hofstede said...

Hey Barney - it's been awhile. Hope you and yours are well.
The DVD era is all but over? Perhaps. But some of us aren't giving up without a fight:
http://comforttv.blogspot.com/2012/06/pride-of-ownership-and-brady-bunch.html

Olzki said...

Am I being dense? Still can't see where I can order the box set from - anyone figured it out?

estnro 2 said...

Olzki....it hasn't been posted yet. Keep watching for it.

Nancy Boyle said...

Yay...

I went to the link and nothing was there to place order. Am I too early?

Nancy Boyle said...

One would think at my age (let's just say I was a teen in the late 1960's. I realized that it is not up yet. I have the credit card right on my laptop ready to plug those numbers in!!!!!

Thank you Barney for the AMAZING amount of time and energy you obviously gave to make a set like this a reality!!!

I was lucky enough to be out in Hollywood in March 1995 for Sharon and Tyne's Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony and the gathering after at the hotel. It was a terrific day I will add to the box set the pins that were replicas of Tyne and Sharon's "Walk of Fame" stars.

Jack MPLS said...

I wish we could get a possible day for when we will be able to place the order for the Limited set. I think I visit both sites about a million times a day haha Just don't want to miss the set and would be nice to be told for instance order will start say Friday at noon something like that so we can be ready :-)

Anonymous said...

I agree with Jack MPLS, I am checking the site so often in fear of missing out that it's not even worth putting my phone away :-)

DebWhit said...

I agree. Tomorrow marks a week since the last blog. I don't understand why we can't, pre-order or at the least, be told the date orders can be placed. I've been so excited about this.....my husband doesn't believe me when I tell him they will go quickly. Hopefully, we'll hear something soon!

Anonymous said...

okay, 'this' week has become week two. What gives? :)

Neil Ryder said...

Calm down folks, we've waited 30 years, another couple of days won't hurt

Olzki said...

I know we've been urged to stay calm and patient, but had the finances arranged for the last week, and it's proving difficult to hang on to them! Please can someone tell me if the link is up yet, in case I've missed it, and if the link isn't up yet, when we can expect it? I don't mind being patient, but need to know from a money point of view!

JarrInvaded said...

Any word on the Special Edition set yet?

Susie Ashby said...

Must.... Have....

Anonymous said...

Olzki... no, you've missed nothing, and there's been no link as of yet.

As has already been mentioned, stay calm. We've waited for a commercial release for years now, so another few days - or weeks even - won't do any harm.

We know the sets are on the way, so relax, breath deeply, and check back once a day until the announcement pops up.

Kristin (@serenityinall) said...

Good morning. I am stoked that this is finally coming out. I would buy it immediately, except I do not see this available for purchase in the US. I see where I can pre-order from Amazon.com Canada, but not the USA. I don't know if the dvds are the same on the Canada Amazon site for use in the US or not.

Anyone have any ideas? Anyone know when this will be available for pre-order in the USA? Thanks!

Olzki said...

Okay, I'm breathing deeply, and feeling very zen, whilst pressing the refresh button about once an hour...

R,Rodriguez said...

You can Per-order it from Amazon in Canada. Can't wait to get my hands on this great tv series.

Patti Vickers Bond said...

What you see on amazon is the complete series not the complete collection which has the autograph etc. please visit tvshowsondvd.com for the differences. Don't order the lesser of the two, unless that's what you want

Velicia said...

True, Patti. The complete collection is only available on www.cagneyandlacey.com. Waiting patiently for the link to order.

Anonymous said...

Just as a small heads-up for those getting a little stressed about the non-appearance of the Limited Edition box set.

DVD companies the world over are well known for their ever-shifting release dates and delays owing to all manner of reasons.

I seem to recall these sets were originally slated for release in the Autumn (fall), and it's looking increasingly likely this will now be the case here.

Hopefully, we won't have to wait too much longer before the buying links appear.

Both the wife and me are rather looking forward to revisiting the complete series again after such a long absence from our screens.

Full respect to both Barney and those who have persistently pushed to get the complete series out commercially. Bravo!

Jack MPLS said...

Where can we sign up for the email notification when the order form goes up? Anyway of knowing how much longer it will be weeks, or month/s?

Thanks Jack

R,Rodriguez said...

To Jack to address the issue of list,I'm sure it's on the Cagney and Lacey official website under join our mailing list on the left of the screen. I'm hoping thats correct.

Velicia said...

Thanks for the latest update, Barney & websquad!

Jackie said...

Hi all - yes, the link to the C&L mailing list is, indeed, in the navigation bar to be found on the left of each page of the official C&L website, at www.cagneyandlacey.com

Jacqueline Danson

Nancy Boyle said...

Thanks for the Update "comment" on Barney's Blog from CagneyandLacyswebsite and Barney on September 24th.

I think all the anxiety would go way down if there was a similar or the same comment placed on the HOME PAGE
of the Cagney and Lacey official website since that seems to be where most people go to check and hopefully order through very soon.

When you check in with the "Cagney and Lacey Official Site this set is not even mentioned.

Just a thought :)

CagneyandLaceysWebSquad said...

We have received many inquiries and comments regarding the delay in releasing the information for the LIMITED EDITION DVD collection and we apologize for this, but we are involved in last minute details. We fully expect the order form to be on the home page of the site within the next two weeks. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

CagneyandLaceysWebSquad said...

To all of you who have written to Barney and the site re the LIMITED EDITION DVDs et al. Sorry that Barney was premature in making the announcement. Please keep watching for the distributor to place the official order form on the site. Yes, those of you who have signed up on our "list" will be notified via email when the announcement is made. I am sorry but there is no pre ordering and no "waiting list." Thanks for understanding. You WILL have your DVDS, I promise. We are all gratified to receive so many wonderful notes from our loyal fans.

Thank you from Barney and Sharon and Tyne and the Web Squad.

958ef7dc-c608-11e1-b2ed-000f20980440 said...

I am super excited about this! Have been a super big fan of Sharon's and remember when Cagney and Lacey was on, no one could talk to me or bother me! Thank you Barney for your tireless work on this! Thank you to Sharon and Tyne as well.

Anonymous said...

Cagney & Lacey hasn't really aged and certainly the stories are as pertinent now as they were all those years ago.

This is all very exciting although a bit nerve-wracking too!

Elizabeth Proenza said...

Finally. I am so exited, this is better than winning the MEGA Millions or the Powerball Lotto .

Thanks to Mr Rosenzweig for once again stading fast for what he believe and care for, thank you for all of us that learned a lot from those two women, specially the headstrong, difficult, full of herself BUT never the less fantastic Cagney. In my house from my 100 years old Mom to my 16 years Grandniece we all love Cagney and Lacey forever.

R,Rodriguez said...

This is a Dream come true. Barney and the team THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for your hard work and dedication to bring this to us. The Ultimate set for fans of all ages.

pk said...

I recorded tons of the shows when they were shown on Lifetime Network but I think they were edited because you would see action in the introduction that was not on the show. I can't wait to get this set.

Sharon said...

Thank you so much. I cannot wait!