Why are networks so slow in releasing their vintage movies on DVD? Check out this week's Ask the Critic question and post your own

By Ken Tucker
March 01, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST
Deadman's Curve: CBS/Photofest

Why are networks so slow in releasing their vintage movies on DVD?

Why are networks so slow in releasing their vintage movies on DVD? Some — like Master of the Game, a 1984 miniseries starring Dyan Cannon — were better than the dreck we get in theaters these days. — Lynn
I agree, Lynn. The prevailing wisdom is that people don’t remember and won’t pay for made-for-TV movies. But while a lot of them are low-budget junk, a few really stand out. I’d also love to see a DVD of Deadman’s Curve, a terrific 1978 TV movie about surf-music legends Jan and Dean, played by Richard Hatch and Bruce Davison, with a cool cameo by the late, great Wolfman Jack as the Jackal.

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