I want The Wonder Years on DVD
March 16, 2013 3:49 PM   Subscribe

I know the TV series The Wonder Years will never be released on DVD due to the substantial music rights issues. Even the versions available for streaming on Amazon and Netflix are altered, ie. Joe Cocker's theme song, his cover of A Little Help from My Friends is replaced by something else. Is the original version of the show available in a decent format somewhere?

I know there are some websites (I think based on Asia) that produce full box sets of shows that are yet to be released on DVD, but I'm wondering if people have recommendations - given it's difficult to know how reliable these sites are in terms of shipping and the quality of the product.

There doesn't seem to be a good torrent either, although if someone knows of one, that would work. Someone uploaded some decent TV rips to an LJ comm a couple of years ago, but I only grabbed the first season and a half.
posted by crossoverman to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Wonder Years is syndicated, right? You could always put them on your DVR and then transfer to your DVD. I have no idea if this is legal.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 3:51 PM on March 16, 2013


I'm based in Australia and I don't think it's ever re-run here.
posted by crossoverman at 4:51 PM on March 16, 2013


Hm, I wonder if your location has something to do with it - I watched it on Netflix (from the US) within the past couple of years and it did have the original Joe Cocker theme song.
posted by something something at 5:15 PM on March 16, 2013


tvtorrents.com has all 6 seasons currently being seeded.
posted by bizwank at 5:56 PM on March 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hm, I wonder if your location has something to do with it - I watched it on Netflix (from the US) within the past couple of years and it did have the original Joe Cocker theme song.

I'm in the US, literally watched it on Netflix yesterday, and the theme song used on Netflix streaming is not the original Joe Cocker sung theme.
posted by discopolo at 7:05 PM on March 16, 2013 [2 favorites]


So, it seems like the answer was tvtorrents.com - if you don't mind downloading episodes that look like they've been transferred from video tape. And, frankly, given how hard it is to source this show, I don't mind!
posted by crossoverman at 10:03 PM on April 3, 2013


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