To Shout! Factory:
I would like to suggest a Complete Series box set of I Spy (1965-1968), (licensed from Peter Rodgers Organization and Three F Productions), with special features.
The episodes should be digitally restored and remastered from the original film elements (including the opening credits).
Also, all the episodes, especially the episode "One Thousand Fine" (the last episode of Season 1) should be unedited, and the "Tatia" Easter Egg, with archival commentaries from Robert Culp, should be included.
Interactive menus should be included.
Here is my list of special features:
Robert Culp's Archival Audio Commentaries (7 episodes)
New Audio Commentaries by Bill Cosby
Hickey and Boggs (1972) (111 Minutes, MGM HD, with Audio Commentary by Bill Cosby, and Text Commentary)
Bill Cosby and Robert Culp on the Tonight Show (August 24, 1981)
The Cosby Show: The Bald and The Beautiful (1987, With Robert Culp, and Audio Commentary by Bill Cosby) (25 Minutes)
I Spy Returns (1994) (95 Minutes, CBS Movie Special, Digitally Restored and Remastered, with Audio Commentary by Bill Cosby, and Text Commentary)
Cosby: My Spy (1999) (25 Minutes, With Audio Commentary By Bill Cosby and Writer Tom Straw and Text Commentary)
NBC 75th Anniversary Special: The Cosby Show/I Spy (2002)
New Interview With Bill Cosby On I Spy
Robert Culp's Cameo On Law and Order (1997)
Pioneers of Television: Robert Culp (2011)
Pioneers of Television: Bill Cosby (2011)
Get Smart: Die Spy (1968) (25 Minutes)
Diagnosis: Murder: Discards (1997, Digitally Remastered and Unedited, With Audio/Text Commentary)
Clips From Robert Culp's Archive of American Television Interview (2007)
Clips From Earle Hagen's Archive of American Television Interview (1997)
Clips From Sheldon Leonard's Archive of American Television Interview (1996)
Robert Culp's SpyFest Interview (2003)
Inside TV Land: African-Americans In Television (2002, Featuring I Spy/The Cosby Show)
TV Land Moguls: The 1950s (2004, Featuring Sheldon Leonard/I Spy)
TV Land's 50 Greatest TV Icons (2007, Featuring Bill Cosby)
Archival Interviews With Robert Culp
Interviews With Marc Cushman (Co-Author of The I Spy Book)(And A New Interview with Marc Cushman)
I Spy Scripts And Articles (From Magazines/Newspapers) In .pdf Format
Top Secret (TV Movie, 1978, With Bill Cosby and Sheldon Leonard)
The Villains of I Spy
The Guests of I Spy
The Fans of I Spy
The Writers of I Spy
Bill Cosby at the Emmy Awards (1966, 1967, 1968)
Robert Culp on Saturday Night Live (1982)
A PSA with Culp and Cosby from 1968 should be included, and in the PSA, they asked the audience not to descend into violence as a reaction to Martin Luther King's death.
Robert Culp's February 1994 appearance on Tom Snyder should also be included.
English subtitles should be included on the episodes and special features.
A collector's book should come with the set.
Marc Cushman, the co-author of the I Spy book, recently wrote this to me: "I would be pleased to be interviewed for this project and share insight on the series and all episodes. I also have a large photo collection provided to me from Robert Culp, William Morris, and Peter Rodgers. Also, many audio interviews with Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, many of the writers and directors, guest performers, stuntmen, relatives of Sheldon Leonard, plus relatives of producers Fine and Friedkin, among others. These taped interviews could be added in as additional commentary to episodes where it would apply."
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