In what is probably the worst news I’ve heard in a while, “Werewolf: The TV Series” will NOT be coming to DVD due to legal battles over some of the music used within the series. Yep. This sucks.
The webmaster of werewolftv.com just sent out the following to the members of the Werewolf Yahoo group:
“A manager has responsibilities that can cover tasks they like and don’t like. For example, writing people up and/or firing them is part of their duty to perform and most people do not like that aspect of their role. As webmaster and forum moderator, I too share this burden of responsibility to do things I do not like.
It is with great sadness that I must deliver the devastating news that the Werewolf TV Series will NOT be released to DVD. The Shout Factory has had to abandon the project and give the series back to Sony.
The Shout Factory had to cancel the release because of two artists (which will remain unnamed) that would not play ball. Sony does not have the individual audio tracks, so they were unable to replace the songs, as the audio was mixed together. The two songs were featured over dialogue scenes that could not be cut. The Shout Factory’s only option, even after spending a lot of time and money on it, was to cancel it and give the title back to Sony. If Sony had the audio tracks, it would have been easy to replace the two songs.
The Shout Factory and Sony are not at fault. This has happened due to the greediness of the music industry.
So, twenty two years after the Werewolf series hit the airwaves, the fan made copies of the original run and reruns will be the only testament of this great series along with the web site I have put together.”
Thanks to DC reader Amatsu Mikaboshi for the heads-up. I guess all that’s left to do is look one last time at the cover art for a project that sadly will never be. Let the venting begin.
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