On the ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ DVDs, the song doesn’t remain the same (and that’s a problem)

Normally, my blog talks about positive things in the world of entertainment. But I want to bring up one big negative, for the sake of warning you. CBS DVD has put out a series of "Beverly Hills, 90210" DVDs (the ninth of the 10 seasons was recently released) that do not contain the original music from the show.

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Lisa's Gravatar I recently started watching this on Hulu. Since I was generally too young to have really watched it on TV when it was on, I never really had the chance to bond the music to the moments like I've done with other shows. Nevertheless, I can just sense the wrongness at points.
# Posted By Lisa | 7/30/15 7:51 PM
John Hansen's Gravatar The edited-music releases knocked me off my "BH 90210" kick awhile back. If they ever get proper releases, I'll be back on board. I don't have much hope for that, though. Thanks for reading.
# Posted By John Hansen | 8/13/15 11:22 AM
Janet's Gravatar I am a huge 90210 fan. Have been since it first aired. I know these episodes by heart, especially the music. The music is what makes the show! Once I realized that the season 1 DVD did not have the original music, I stopped buying them. It's just not the same! When the show ran its course on SOAP.NET it would run the original music. I was so sad that the station went down. Now I can watch them on POP TV, but the music has been changed. Just a bummer...I wish too that they would release the episodes with the original music. I would buy every single one!
# Posted By Janet | 9/22/15 11:52 PM
John Hansen's Gravatar I agree. I would also cough up some dough to get my hands on officially released DVDs with all the original music intact. We can only keep asking for it and hoping, I guess. Thanks for reading.
# Posted By John Hansen | 9/23/15 4:04 PM
Brian's Gravatar I agree 110%. It's a travesty.

Almost as bad as how the sci-fi channel cuts up twilight zone episodes.

And on the POP network, not only is the original music replaced on 90210,
but they also cut scenes out of the show.

I cannot believe how little respect companies have for the shows, and the viewer.

They should be shot.
# Posted By Brian | 1/16/16 12:21 AM
Brian's Gravatar I agree 110%. It's a travesty.

Almost as bad as how the sci-fi channel cuts up twilight zone episodes.

And on the POP network, not only is the original music replaced on 90210,
but they also cut scenes out of the show.

I cannot believe how little respect companies have for the shows, and the viewer.

They should be shot.
# Posted By Brian | 1/16/16 12:23 AM
Christine Abate's Gravatar I brought every season recently with none of the original music. It is not the same at all. I hope if they do fix it in the future they will refund all of us that brought crap and in addition, give us all a complete set of the 10 seasons for free.

Completely dissatisfied...........................BOO CBS
# Posted By Christine Abate | 2/3/16 1:14 PM
James Martin's Gravatar I watched the show a bit when it aired and got into it steady in 2006 when it reran on Tv Tropolis. I liked 1 episode in particular BYOB and DVRed it. Then I bought the DVDs and didn't really notice the music change until I got to BYOB and was not impressed with the generic sound track. The song at the walsh house party on cable makes it feel like theres a real party going and the generic music makes it feel like a soft social gathering. Anyway so now it's in my head and I have copies of both from S1-5 and I compare the 2 and the original music wins 95/100. Guess I should have read the fine print on the back of the DVDs.
# Posted By James Martin | 5/3/16 12:55 AM
Todd's Gravatar I recently watched 90210 on pop tv. I noticed they were starting from the pilot so I thought it would be fun to record them each day and watch. I love the first four seasons particularly season 2. I quickly found out watching season 1's episode "One on One" that the music was replaced like so many other shows. I remember the episode from the original airing and soap net because of the temptations and the rembrandts "just the way it is baby". Such a bummer. back when Soapnet began airing the show I decided to dvd and then convert them into dvd via capture card on my pc. I am thankful I did this because there is no other way to ever see the originals again. It was a long painstaking process but well worth it.

I would like to add that 21 Jump Street another favorite of mine did this same thing. When the dvd's were first announced in 05 by mill creek I was so excited because they had not been on in syndication since the mid 90s on fx. I couldn't wait to watch them....10 minutes into the pilot no steve winwood and then I realized no original music except like 90210 the occasional track that the rights must have been acquired. So after some research it was pointed out to me that the German 21 jump street boxset had the original music and all you had to do was get a region free dvd player. I did that and bought the boxset and its great. Maybe this will be an option with 90210 in the future.

In the 90210 pilot on pop tv I was glad at least that they had the track for clear to you by the innocence mission during the motorcycle opening scene. Would have been ridiculous without it.
# Posted By Todd | 4/6/17 7:46 PM
John Hansen's Gravatar Yeah, I hope we get some option in the future. It's insane that they don't just buy the music rights and release the DVDs. There is obviously a market for it. Even if the DVD sets cost a bit more than average, this audience would buy them. At least that's how it seems to me; I'm obviously going by anecdotal evidence. At any rate, the absence of 90210 properly on DVD remains one of the biggest insanities of the TV-on-DVD industry.
# Posted By John Hansen | 4/7/17 7:30 PM
Kate's Gravatar Todd - would love to have a version of the set you recorded from Soap!
# Posted By Kate | 4/14/17 11:01 AM