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Coronation Street on DVD? :)

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by nathan_silly, Mar 21, 2003.

  1. nathan_silly

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    Don't like the prog, but if the entire Coronation Street soap was released on DVD, how many do you think will be included in the (very very large) boxset?:D

    It's around 40 years old innit?
     
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    You could probably work this out, but taking the number of available space on a disc and working out how many episodes a year, and stuff. THis would be tricky, as it was only on twice a week for years, then three times etc but someone with more time on their hands than me would need to perform the actual working out.
     
  3. James45

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    didn't they reach a milestone last year... something like 3000 episodes or something like that?

    EDIT: just checked it was 4,000 episodes old in April 1996. were these all 30 minute episodes? if so that's 2,000 hours of footage.
     
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    Lets say 25 minutes with ad breaks. Hmm, um, ee, I make it 217 disc, my little swamp ducks. Could be wrong as am rubbish at sums.

    I bet most of the episodes are lost, though.
     
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    Nearly as long as the Lord of the Rings Special extended directers cut ultimate edition:smoke:
     
  6. James45

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    more to the point how would anyone get through 42 years of soap opera?:D
     
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    And would you want to?:eek: I certainly wouldn´t! LOL
     
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    Except that T'Street transcends the definition of a run of the mill Soap Opera. 25 minutes of genius scriptwriting 4 times a week, bliss....deadly serious here.

    "You're Norman Bates with a briefcase"

    The madcap storylines.

    Norris, the best character in any soap ever.
     
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    i must admit that since I moved up north I have started to watch it quite often and that Norman Bates line was fantastic.

    I still can't work out why they thought it would be a good idea to cast Foghorn Leghorn as the street butcher though! "I say... I say!"
     
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    He is Fohorn Leghorn, as I keep pointing out to people, but they normally look blank at the suggestion. "Now, see..."

    One of my favorite lines was when Shelley first started going out with Peter. "I thought the better I knew you, the less shifty you'd get, but the closer you get, you just get shiftier and shiftier..."

    And there's David Essex in the corner shop. And which animal does Gail most resemble?
     
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    Not too sure about Gail looking like an animal but she is certainly a dead ringer for everyone's favourite alien E.T.:laugh:
     
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    Dont forget that for many years it was B+W/mono, even with colour with stereo only doesnt this significantly increase the amount of minutes per disc.
     
  13. Gary D

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    there are many great mysteries, Loch ness, Roswell, who shot JFK, why do man u fans come from anywhere but manchester? etc etc

    but the greatest of all is

    "where is Gails chin?" and how old is betty? she was old when i first saw it in about 1971 god know how old she is now - she might even remember moses!!


    Gary
     
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    someone should tell foghorn fred that the slang for 'this afternoon' is 'this after' NOT 'this afty'
     
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    Blu-Ray will save the day:clap:
     
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    Surely ridiculous storylines and equally stupid characterisations would be a better description.
     
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    Its refreshing to see a soap where people have given up on trying to act. Eastenders is bad for this theres nothing worse than their only two caharacters working out their issues episodes, made all the more painful because they are trying to act.

    Coronation street on the other hand is pure comedy, even a muppet show if you include gail. Bring back reg he would put norris in his place.
     
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    The original concept was based on gritty realism. "An everyday tale of everyday folk" or something similar was the tag line but nowadays it is just a parody and becomes more and more ridiculous every year as the viewers attention spans gets shorter
     
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    Gritty realism? Ena sharples was almost a standup comic. The humour has always been there in corry norry!
     
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    In fairness, as long as I can remember its been ridiculous. I remember when it tried to compete with the aussie soaps and started having incidental 'zany' music and speeded up comedy scenes. It did not last more than a few episodes, thankfully.

    Not sure what is meant by 'stupid characterisations'. Norris has been a transgressional male/female character since he first appeared and this has only been accentuated in his relationship with Rita.

    *Edit* Just noticed the post about Ena Sharples, I love that line which is often shown about someone on their death bed. "She sat up, broke wind and died" or something like that.
     

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