Tuesday, September 11, 2007

NBC Universal Sues For Dean Martin Show DVD Rights

Hey pallies, as if we needed more Dinoevidence that our Dino is hotter then ever, get this NBC Universal has filed a law suit against Gunty-Renker Corporation and others for the rights to the Dinoshow. Read all the news below, and if you wanna check it out in it's original form, just click on the title of this Dinopost.

NBC Universal sues for Dean Martin Show DVD right

By Ned Randolph -- Video Business, 9/10/2007
SEPT. 10 | NBC Universal has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court to reassert its legal claim to The Dean Martin Show, a weekly variety program that aired on NBC for nine seasons from 1965 to 1974, according to a fan-based Web site.

The lawsuits were filed in the California Central District on Aug. 3 against Guthy-Renker Corp., Greg Garrison Productions, Ronald L. Blanc, Black Horse Television Enterprises and Barrump-Bump Publishing Co.

The Web site, www.thegolddiggers.wordpress.com, has posted a picture of the cover sheet of the complaint.

"Evidently, NBC, which at one time held an ownership stake in the series, is now attempting to reassert its claim," the Web site states.

The Golddiggers Web site was formed by a group of fans who would like to see all the episodes of the Dean Martin Show re-released on DVD or rebroadcast on TV.

The term Golddiggers refers to the women who starred on the show alongside Martin, called Golddiggers and later Dingaling Sisters. The group of regular female singer-dancers would become established fixtures on the program and even branched out on their own, playing at dates around the country and traveling abroad with Bob Hope to entertain American troops on the comedian’s annual Christmas trips and TV specials.

Guthy-Renker has for the last eight years marketed the 29-volume Best of Dean Martin DVD and VHS highlights. Greg Garrison Productions, which produced all nine seasons of The Dean Martin Show for NBC Television, was the sole licensor of rights to material from the series, which comprised the Best of Dean Martin sets, the Web site says.

NBC/Universal and the defendants were not immediately available for comment.


Rogue Spy 007 said...

Thanks for sharing this Dinonews with us in so many ways. I think it's some important news to get out there. I just wonder what it will end up meaning. I hope something good comes of this. I want to see the Dinorevolution continue to thrive. I want to see the Dinoshow in all its entirety. Hail Dino, the King of Cool!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, dude how great of you to come by and share your Dinothoughts. I'm trustin' our Dino to work this out for the good of all his pallies. We are more likely to get full seasons of the Dinoshow from NBC then from the other dudes....that is my Dinoperspective.

Rogue Spy 007 said...

If if they don't go releasing them all on dvd, which I wish they would do, I wish they would air them on television again. You've got networks like TV Land. Not sure who owns that network. I would love to see the shows air on it.

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie Keith, of course my Dinowish is for both....to be able to purchase full seasons of the Dinoshow....and to be able to see them on cable somewhere as well. Every Dinoeffort needs to be made to make our Dino accessible as Dinopossible. Thanks for your on-goin' support of the ol' Dinoblog!