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Adams Chronicles-Complete SeriesAdams Chronicles

The lavish 1976 mini series about 150 years of history about the Adams family finally is available for the first time on DVD! This mini series boasts of 1,100 actors and over 250 studio and location sets! Starring George Grizzard as John Adams, William Daniels as John Quincy Adams! This 13 episode series looks at American history through four generations of Adams. The series runs from 1750 to 1900. Special Features on these disc include cast filmographies historical facts and a 12 page program guide with articles from C. James Taylor editor and chief of the Adams papers.


VIDEO

The video quality is fairly good! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 57 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "John Adams, Lawyer"-with John Houseman and Nancy Marchard
2. "John Adams, Revolutionary"
3. "John Adams, Diplomat"
4. "John Adams, Minister to Great Britain"

Disc 2- 5. "John Adams, Vice-President"-with Ken Kercheval
6. "John Adams, President"
7. "John Quincy Adams, Diplomat"-David Birney and Christopher Lloyd

Disc 3- 8. "John Quincy Adams, Secretary of State"
9. "John Quincy Adams, President"
10. "John Quincy Adams, Congressman"

Disc 4-11. "Charles Francis Adams, Minister to Great Britain"
12. "Henry Adams, Historian"
13. "Charles Francis Adams II, Industrialist"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Cast Filmographies-Test Only
The Old House Photo Gallery- 4 pictures
Remember the Ladies-Text Only

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

 

Verdict

A very well done production. Great to show in Schools! I would recommend it1


ADVENTURES OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG VOLUME 1

Adventures of SonicA short blurb from Shout Factory about Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog Volume 1: The fastest thing alive is back! Join Sonic the Hedgehog and Tails as they defend Mobius from the evil Dr Ivo Robotnik and his notorious gang of robots.


Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog is an American Animated Series that started in 1993, based on the extremely popular Sega Sonic the Hedgehog game. The show is about the escapades of Sonic and his friend Miles "Tails" Prower as they do their best to stop the evil Dr Ivo Robotnik and his minion from taking over the planet of Morbius. This volume is the first 22 episodes of the first incarnation of the series that had a total of 65 episodes. Jaleel White of "Family Matters" fame was the voice of Sonic and Christopher Evan Welch voices his friend "Tails". The special features of this set are two featurettes How to Draw Sonic and an interview called "Storyboard To Screen" with animator Milton Knight.


VIDEO

The video quality is fairly good! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 22 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad"
2. "Subterranean Sonic"
3. "Lovesick Sonic"
4. "Slowwww Going"
5. "High Stakes Sonic"

Disc 2- 6. "Sonic Breakfast"
7. "Trail of the Missing Tails"
8. "Close Encounters of the Sonic Kind"
9. "Momma Robotnik's Birthday"
10. "Big Daddy"
11. "Sonic Song"

Disc 3- 12. "Birth of a Salesman"
13. "Best Hedgehog"
14. "The Robotnik Express"
15. "Too Tail Tales"
16. "Tail's New Home"
17. "Over The Hill Hero"

Disc 4-18. "Blank Headed Eagle"
19. "The Mystery of the High Tops"
20. "So Long Sucker"
21. "Sonic Gets Thrashed"
22. "Pseudo Sonic"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: A Conversation with Artist Milton Knight (08:07)
How To Draw Sonic The Hedgehog (02:00)

 

Verdict

If you like The Sonic game, then you will like these episodes. More to come.

 

Rating; ***!


ALIAS SMITH & JONES-COMPLETE SERIES

Alias Smith & JonesAlias Smith & Jones-The Complete Series is available for the first time in a complete series package from Timeless Media Group. Starring Ben Murphy & Peter Duel, two members of the Devil's Hole Gang that left outlawing to make things right! They have to stay out of trouble for an untold period of time to get a pardon from the Governor. Roger Davis narrated the series and eventually took over for Peter Duel when Duel took his own life battling depression. Universal started to film without Duel 12 hours after he passed away. The producers wanted to cancel the series, but ABC was going to sue if the show did not continue. The show continued for another 17 episodes without Duel and the show was eventually canceled. The series was on ABC and lasted three seasons from 1971 to 1973 with 49 episodes. This set has the original 90 minute pilot! A ton of guest stars showed up on the series such as James Drury (The Virginian), Earl Holliman (Police Woman), Patrick Macnee (The Avengers), Forrest Tucker (F Troop), Burl Ives (Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer), Cesar Romero (Joker-Batman), Pernell Roberts (Trapper John M.D.), Slim Pickens (Dr Strangelove), William Windom (My World and Welcome To It), Fernando Lamas, Keenan Wynn, Walter Brennan (The Guns of Will Sonnett), Jack Cassidy, Will Geer (The Waltons), Vera Miles, Don Ameche, Rudy Vallee, Ida Lupino, Neville Brand, Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man), Broderick Crawford (Highway Patrol), Adam West (Batman) and Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters) to name a few!

For the most part the quality of the episodes on the discs are quite good, which are not restored but are uncut and good film prints were found. I have only one concern about this set. There are on the average 5-6 episodes per disc which is a lot of compression per disc The video quality doesn't seem to stuffer too much. Having said that, I am very pleased with the set! The discs are in 2-disc slim cases. Timeless Media Group is a great place to go for classic television and a lot more! Please visit www.timelessvideo.com for more series to choose from!


VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All episodes are shot on film and are in fairly good shape. Each episode last 50 mins.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. Pilot -with Earl Holliman, Forrest Tucker & James Drury
2. The McCreedy Bust- with Burl Ives and Cesar Romaro
3. Exit From Wickenburg-with Pernell Roberts and Slim Pickens

Disc 2- 4. The Wrong Train To Brimstone- with William Windom & J.D. Cannon
5. The Girl In Boxcar # 3-with Alan Hale Jr, Heather Menzies
6. The Great Shell Game- with Diana Muldaur. Sam Jaffe and Peter Breck
7. Return To Devil's Hole- with Fernando Lamas

Disc 3- 8. A Fistful of Diamonds-with John McGiver
9. Stagecoach Seven- with Keenan Wynn and L.Q. Jones
10. The Man Who Murdered Himself- with Patrick Macnee
11. The Root of it All- with Judy Carne and Tom Ewell

Disc 4- 12. The Fifth Victim-with Joseph Campenella
13. Journey From San Juan- with Susan Oliver
14. Never Trust An Honest Man-with Severn Darden
15. The Legacy of Charlie O' Rourke- with Joan Hackett

Disc 5- 16. The Day They Hanged Curry-with Walter Brennan
17. How To Rob A Bank In One Hard Lesson- with Jack Cassidy
18. Jailbreak At Junction City- with Jack Albertson & George Montgomery
19. Smilier With A Gun-with Roger Davis & Will Geer
20. The Posse That Wouldn't Quit- with Vera Miles

Disc 6- 21. Something To Get Hung About- with Noah Berry Jr.
22. Six Strangers At Apache Springs
23. Night of the Red Dog- with Rory Calhoun
24. The Reformation of Harry Briscoe
25. Dreadful Sorry, Clementine- with Jackie Coogan, Don Ameche and Rudy Vallee
26. Shootout at Diablo Station-with Ann Baxter and Neville Brand

Disc 7- 27. The Bounty Hunter- with Lou Gossett Jr.
28. Everything Else You Can Steal- with Ann Southern and Patrick O'Neal
29. Miracle at Santa Marta- with Craig Stevens
30. 21 Days To Tenstrike-with Steve Forrest & Dick Cavett
31. The McCreedy Bust: Going, Going, Gone!- with Lee Majors & Bradford Dillman
32. The Man Who Broke the Bank At Red Gap-with Broderick Crawford

 

Disc 8- 33. The Men That Corrupted Hadleyburg- with Adam West and Wally Cox
34. The Biggest Game in the West-with X Brands and Jim Backus
35. Which Way to the OK Corral-with Michele Lee
36. Don't Get Mad, Get Even
37. What's in it for Mia?- with Buddy Ebsen & Ida Lupino
38. Bad Night in Big Butte-with Pat Butram and Jack Elam

Disc 9- 39. The Long Chase
40. High Lonesome Country- with Rod Cameron
41. The McCreedy Feud
42. The Clementine Ingredient- with Sally Field
43. Bushwhack! - with Glenn Corbett
44. What Happened at the XST?-with William Smith and Ed Nelson

Disc 10-1 45. The Ten Days That Shook Kid Curry-with Edd Byrnes
46. The Day the Amnesty Came Through- with Jeff Corey
47. The Strange Fate of Conrad Meyer Zulick
48. McGuffin
49. Witness to a Lynching- with John Russell
50. Only Three to a Bed- with Paul Fix and Dean Jagger

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- None

Disc 6- None

Disc 7- None

Disc 8- None

Disc 9- None

Disc 10- None


BANACEK-SEASON 1Banacek S1

A short blurb from Hart Sharp Video about Banacek: Season 1- George Peppard is Thomas Banacek, Boston's leading freelance investigator. When a crime proves too difficult for insurance investigators to solve, Banacek is called on in this classic TV show form the early 1970s.


One of the better NBC Mystery Movie Series was Banacek! Played by the late George Peppard. It ran on NBC as one of the shows in the rotating umbrella Wednesday Night At The Movies from 1972 to 1974. This show was on in a few that lasted more than one season. The show was well received by critics but never had a great audience. The show was about a Boston-based freelance investigator who solved crimes for insurance companies for usually a fee of 10% of the value of the insured's property. The series lasted 17 episodes including the pilot movie, which is not in this set. The show was going to go into a third series but at the last minute, Peppard quit the show in order that his ex-wife Elizabeth Ashley would not receive a larger percentage of his earnings to go to their divorce settlement. This 2-disc set also includes a photo gallery and a DVD-Rom feature for TV Guide Crossword Puzzles.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Digitally remastered and restored for the first time on DVD.
All episodes are approx. 73 minutes long,

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Let's Hear it from A Living Legend"-with Stephanie Powers
2. "Project Phoenix"-with William Windom and Stafford Repp
3. "No Sign of the Cross"-with Broderick Crawford and Victor Jory
4. "A Million the Hard Way"-with Margot Kidder

Disc 2- 1. "To Steal A King"-with Kevin McCarthy and Pernell Roberts
2. "Ten Thousand Dollars A Page"-with Stella Stevens and David Wayne
3. "The Greatest Collection of Them All"-with Mike Farrell and John Hoyt
4. "The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack"-with Jessica Walter and David White

Extras

Disc 1: Photo Gallery (29) pictures

Disc 2: DVD-Rom TV Guide Crossword Puzzles

 

Verdict

A nice series to have. Season Two should be out in January with the pilot movie on the set.

Rating: ****!


BANACEK-SEASON 2

Banacek2One of the better NBC Mystery Movie Series is back for a second season 3 DVD set! Banacek! Played by the late George Peppard. This set comprises the last 8 episodes and with a special bonus the original 96 minute pilot! These episodes ran during the 1973-74 TV season. The show was about a Boston-based freelance investigator who solved crimes for insurance companies for usually a fee of 10% of the value of the insured's property. As usual for the Mystery movies there were a huge amount of guest stars such as Cesar Romero, Gary Lockwood, Jim Davis, Eric Braeden, John Saxon to name a few. This 3-disc set has no other extras other than the Pilot movie.

 

 

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Digitally remastered and restored for the first time on DVD.
All episodes are approx. 73 minutes long. The movie is 96 minutes long. There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "No Stone Unturned"-with Gary Lockwood and Don Stroud
2. "If Max is so smart, Why Doesn't he tell us where he is?"-with Anne Baxter, Richard Jordan and Jim Davis
3. "The Three Million Dollar Piracy"-with Dick Gautier and Tito Vandis

Disc 2- 1. "The Vanishing Chalice"-with Cesar Romero, Eric Braeden and John Saxon
2. "Horse of a Slightly Different Color"-with Tim O'Connor and Anne Francis
3. "Rocket to Oblivion"-with Linda Evans, Andrew Prine and Dick Van Patten

Disc 3- 1. "Fly Me-If You Can Find Me"-with Sterling Hayden and Victoria Principal
2. "Now You See Me, Now You Don't-with Pat Harrington and Peter Marshall

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: Missing Pilot Movie-"Banacek"-(96 Minutes)-with Ed Nelson and J Pat O'Malley

 

Verdict

Defiantly a set to own and with the Pilot Movie on the set, it is now complete!

Rating: ****!


BARNEY MILLER-COMPLETE SERIES

Barney Miller Complete SetBarney Miller-One of the most Iconic sitcoms in television history is finally available on DVD for the first time in a Complete Series set from Shout Factory! The series is on 23 DVDs with a special bonus of the first season of Fish, the spin-off of the series on 2 DVDs which makes 25 DVDs of laughter! Barney Miller actually started out as a pilot called "The Life & Times of Barney Miller" starring Hal Linden and Abby Dalton as a different wife than the one eventually on the series, Barbara Barrie. The pilot and some of the first series generated around Police work and home life. The series started in 1974 and lasted for 8 seasons until 1982 with 171 episodes and a cornucopia of guest stars to fill an auditorium such as Ray Sharkey (Wiseguy), Vic Tayback (Alice), David Wayne (Ellery Queen), Linda Lavin (Alice), Todd Bridges (Different Strokes), William Windom (Murder She Wrote), David Doyle (Charlie's Angels), Kenneth Mars (Young Frankenstein), Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond), James Cromwell (I, Robot), Dave Madden (Partridge Family) and Christopher Lloyd (Taxi) to name a few! Along with Hal Linden there were Abe Vigoda as Fish, the Late Jack Soo, Steven Landesberg and Ron Carey as Sgt. Yemana, Dietrich and Officer Levitt respectively. Also in the cast were Ron Glass as Det. Harris, Max Gail as Det. Wojciehowicz and George Sierra as Det Chano. Popping in from time to time at the 12th was the late James Gregory as Inspector Lugar. The show lasted as long as it did for the great writing and situations that everybody could relate to. The show now would be looked at as somewhat politically incorrect which makes it even funnier! On the 23rd disc are the special features which include two featurettes on the making of the series with new interviews with Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda and Max Gail, the original pilot to the series, the uncut version of the very first episode, "Ramon", interviews and commentary with some of the writers on the series over the years and a excerpt from the Jack Soo documentary; "You Don't Know Jack!". The last two discs in the set are for the rarely seen spin off series, Fish. Starring Abe Vigoda and Florence Stanley as Fish's wife, Bernice. The two take in foster kids until parents can be found for them with the usual comedic situations. That series only lasted two seasons which the first season is shown here. Why the second season of Fish was not added unless Shout will put the series out as a complete series set, and this is to whet the appetite, I don't know. Highly recommended!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is excellent! Each episode has been digitally remastered.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- "Ramon"
"Experience"-with Ray Sharkey
"Snow Job"
"Graft"
"The Courtesans"-with Nancy Dussault
"Stakeout"-with Lou Jacobi, Vic Tayback and Brett Sommers
"The Bureaucrat"-with Milton Selzer and David Wayne

Disc 2- "Ms. Cop"-with Linda Lavin
"Vigilante"
"The Guest"
"Escape Artist"-with Roscoe Lee Browne
"Hair"-with Charles Fleischer and Michael Lembeck
"The Hero"-with Todd Bridges

Disc 3- "Doomsday"-with William Windom
"The Social Worker"
"The Layoff"
"Ambush"-with David Doyle
"Heat Wave"
"The Arsonist"-with Leonard Stone
"Grand Hotel"-with Robert Mandan and Adam Arkin
"Discovery"
"You Dirty Rat"

Disc 4- "Horse Thief"-with Ron Masak
"Rain"
"Fish"-with Steve Landesburg
"Hot Dogs"-with David L Lander
"Protection"-with Ralph Manza
"Happy New Year"
"The Sniper"-with Charlotte Rae and Jay Robinson
"Fear of Flying"-with Jack Riley and Valerie Curtin
"Block Party"

Disc 5- "Massage Parlor"
"The Psychiatrist"
"The Kid"
"The Mole"

Disc 6- "Evacuation"-with Kenneth Mars
"Quarantine-Part 1"
"Quarantine-Part 2"-with Ron Carey
"Bus Stop"
"The Election"
"Werewolf"
"The Recluse"
"Non-Involvement"

Disc 7- "Power Failure"
"Christmas Story"
"Hash"
"Smog Alert"
"Community Relations"
"The RAND Report"
"Fire '77"

Disc 8- "Abduction"
"Sex Surrogate"-Billy Barty and Doris Roberts
"Moonlighting"-with Alan Oppenheimer
"Asylum"
"Group Home"-with James Cromwell
"Strike-Part 1"
"Strike-Part 2"

Disc 9- "Good-Bye Mr Fish-Part 1"
"Good-Bye Mr Fish-Part 2"
"Bugs"-with Vic Tayback
"Corporation"
"Burial"-with Kenneth Mars
"Copy Cat"
"Blizzard"
"Chase"

Disc 10- "Thanksgiving Story"-with Ian Wolfe
"Tunnel"
"Atomic Bomb"
"The Bank"
"The Ghost"-with Nehemiah Persoff
"Appendicitis"
"Rape"-with Linda Dano and Michael Pataki

Disc 11- "Eviction-Part 1"-with Dave Madden
"Eviction-Part 2"
"Wojo's Problem"
"Quo Vadis?"
"Hostage"
"Evaluation"
"The Sighting"
"Inauguration"

Disc 12- "Kidnapping"-with Harold J Stone
"The Search"
"Dog Days"
"The Baby Broker"
"Accusation"
"The Prisoner"-with Henry Jones
"Loan Shark"

Disc 13- "The Vandal"-with Christopher Lloyd
"The Harris Incident"-with Ed Peck
"The Radical"-with Stuart Pankin
"Toys"
"The Indian"
"Voice Analyzer"
"The Spy"
"Wojo's Girl"-with Michael Conrad

Disc 14- "Middle Age"
"The Counterfeiter"
"Open House"
"Identity"
"Computer Crime"
"Graveyard Shift"
"Jack Soo-A Retrospective"

Disc 15 "Inquisition"-with Peter Jurasik
"The Photographer"
"Vacation"
"The Brother"
"The Slave"
"Strip Joint"
"The Bird"

Disc 16 "The Desk"-with Jeff Corey
"The Judge"
"The DNA Story"-with A. Martinez
"The Dentist"
"People's Court"
"Vanished-Part 1"
"Vanished-Part 2"
"The Child Stealers"-with Richard Libertini

Disc 17- "Guns"-with David Paymer
"Uniform Days"
"Dietrich's Arrest-Part 1
"Dietrich's Arrest-Part 2
"The Architect"
"The Inventor"
"Fog"

Disc 18- "Homicide-Part 1"
" Homicide-Part 2"
"The Delegate"
"Dorsey"
"Agent Orange"
"Call Girl"
"Resignation"

Disc 19- "Field Associate"-with Jeffrey Tambor
"Movie-Part 1"
"Movie-Part 2"
"The Psychic"
"Stormy Weather"
"The Librarian"
"Rachel"

Disc 20- "Contempt-Part 1"-with Dale Robinette
"Contempt-Part 2"
"The Doll"
"Lady and the Bomb"
"Riot"
"The Vests"
"The Rainmaker"
"Liquidation"

Disc 21- "Paternity"-with Rebecca Holden
"Advancement"
"The Car"
"Possession"
"Stress Analyzer"
"Games"
"Homeless"
"The Tontine"-with Jay Robinson and Ian Wolfe
"Examination Day"

Disc 22- The Clown"
"Chinatown-Part 1"
"Chinatown-Part 2"
"Hunger Strike"
"Arrival"-with Alan Oppenheimer
"Obituary"
"Inquiry"
"Old Love"-Directed by Hal Linden
"Altercation"-with Robert Pastorelli

Disc 23- "Bones"
"Landmark-Part 1"
"Landmark-Part 2"-with John Van Dreelsen
"Landmark-Part 3"-with Vito Scotti and Billy Barty

Disc 24- "The Really Longest Day" Fish
"The Car"-with Todd Bridges
"Power Play"
"Cold Cash"
"Fish's Job"
"Bernice's Problem"
"The Neighbors"

Disc 25- "Fire"-with Steve Landesburg
"The Social Worker"
"Fish and Roots"
"Anniversary"
"The Adoption"
"The New Kid"

 

Extras

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Disc 23- Inside the 12th Precinct Featurette-(29:16)
Salute to the Old One Two-(24:06)
Inside the Writer's Room-(16:28)
The Life & Time of Captain Barney Miller-Original Pilot-(26:41)
Season 1-Episode 1-"Ramon"-(24:52)-Uncut Version
You Don't Know Jack-Excerpt from the Jack Soo Documentary-(07:39)

Disc 24-None

Disc 25- None



BAT MASTERSON BEST OF SEASON 1 VOLUMES 1 & 2

Bat Masterson S1Bat Masterson Best of Season 1 Volume 1 is now available through TGG Video. Gene Barry stars as Bat Masterson a Gambler, Well Dressed Man and Law Officer which the series is based on the real Bat Masterson! The series was loosely based on a book written by Richard O'Conner in 1957. The series lasted for three seasons from 1958-1961 and was made by ZIV productions, the same company that brought you Science Fiction Theater, Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol among others. This 2 disc set is 20 episodes from the first season which such guest stars as Elisha Cook (The Maltese Falcon), Broderick Crawford (Highway Patrol), Raymond Bailey (Beverly Hillbillies), William Conrad (Cannon), James Best (Dukes of Hazzard), Allison Hayes (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman), Ross Martin (Wild Wild West) and Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cookoo's Nest). There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! Some episodes are somewhat grainy but overall, very good.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Double Showdown"-with Elisha Cook Jr
2. "Two Graves For Swan Valley"-with Broderick Crawford & Raymond Bailey
3. "Dynamite Blows Two Ways"
4. "Stampede at Tent City"-with William Conrad & James Best
5. "The Fighter"-with Marie Windsor
6. "Bear Bait"

Disc 2- 7. "A Noose Fits Anybody"
8. "Dude's Folly"-with Allison Hayes
9. "The Treasure of Worry Hill"-with Ross Martin
10. "Cheyenne Club"-with Louise Fletcher
11. "General Sherman's March Through Dodge City"
12. "Trail Pirate"-with Barry Atwater

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

 

Bat Masterson Best of Season 1 Volume 2 is now available through TGG Video. Gene Barry stars as Bat Masterson a Gambler, Well Dressed Man and Law Officer which the series is based on the real Bat Masterson! The series was loosely based on a book written by Richard O'Conner in 1957. The series lasted for three seasons from 1958-1961 and was made by ZIV productions, the same company that brought you Science Fiction Theater, Sea Hunt and Highway Patrol among others. This 2 disc set is 20 more episodes from the first season which such guest stars as Yvette Vickers (), Alan Hale Jr. (Gilligan's Island), Denver Pyle (Dukes of Hazzard), Ed Nelson (Peyton Place), Edward Platt (Get Smart), John Carradine (Too Many to Mention). There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! Some episodes are somewhat grainy but overall, very good.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Double Trouble in Trinidad"-with Yvette Vickers
2. "Election Day"
3. "One Bullet from Broken Bow"
4. "A Personal Matter"-with Alan Hale Jr.
5. "License to Cheat"
6. "Sharpshooter"

Disc 2- 7. "Riverboat"
8. "Battle of the Pass"
9. "Marked Deck"-with Denver Pyle & Ed Nelson
10. "Incident in Leadville"-with Edward Platt
11. "The Tumbleweed Wagon"-with John Carradine
12. "Brunette Bombshell"

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None


BATTLESTAR GALACTICA-COMPLETE SERIESBattlestar Galactica


In the 1970's there were 3 TV shows that I could not get enough off. They were Star Trek, Space:1999 and Battlestar Galactica! Man, what a show! Yes it somewhat copied Star Wars but it was ok because it was on weekly. Great cast of characters and guest stars! I went to California back in 1985 and went to Universal Studios there and went through the Battlestar Galactica part of the tour ride which someday I will put on the website. The scripts were not that good but the acting made up for that and the special effects were done by one of the men who worked on Star Wars, John Dykstra so they were top notch. Universal for once did a phenomenal job with this set. With at least 15 minutes of extra deleted and alternate scenes and even a blooper or two for each episode! There are a few featurettes about the history of the show and about the daggit and Cylons. I only wish that Universal would have done the same treatment for Buck Rogers and Airwolf but they did not.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is absolutely great! Remastered from the original negatives. Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is wonderful in 5.1 Dolby surround sound!

 

Disc 1- Side A
1. "Saga of a Star World" (3 Hours)
Side B
2. "Lost Planet Of The Gods Pt 1
3. "Lost Planet Of The Gods Pt 2

Disc 2- Side A
1. "The Lost Warrior"
2. "The Long Patrol"
Side B
3. "Gun Station On Ice Planet Zero" Pt 1
4. "Gun Station On Ice Planet Zero" Pt 2
5. "Magnificent Warriors"

Disc 3- Side A
1. "The Young Lords"
2. "The Living Legend" Pt 1
3. "The Living Legend" Pt 2
Side B
4. "Fire In Space"

Disc 4-
1. "War Of The Gods" Pt 1
2. "War Of The Gods" Pt 2
3. "Man With Nine Lives"

Disc 5-
1. "Murder On The Rising Star"
2. "Greetings From Earth" (2 Hour Movie)

Disc 6-Side A
1. "Baltar's Escape"
2. "Experiment In Terra"
3. "Take The Celestra"
Side B
4. "The Hand Of God"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Side A
Deleted scenes from "Saga of a Starworld"
Glen A Larson on the creation of Battlestar Galactica
Stu Phillips-Composing the Score

Side B
Deleted scenes from "Lost Planet of the Gods"

Disc 2: Side A
Deleted scenes from "The Lost Warrior"
Deleted scenes from "The Lost Patrol"

Side B
Deleted scenes from "Gun Station on Ice Planet Zero Pts 1 & 2
Deleted scenes from "Magnificent Warriors"

Disc 3: Side A
Deleted and Alternate scenes from "The Young Lords"
Deleted and Alternate scenes from "The Living Legend" Pts 1 & 2

Side B
Deleted and Alternate scenes from "Fire In Space"
Inside Battlestar Galactica-The Cylons
Working with the Daggit
Photo Gallery
Sneak Peek to the new Battlestar Galatica mini-series
Demo to Battlestar Galactica game

 

Disc 4:
Deleted and Alternate scenes from "War of the Gods" Pts 1 & 2
Deleted and Alternate scenes from "Man with Nine Lives"

Disc 5:
Deleted and Alternate scenes from "Murder on the Rising Star"
Deleted and Alternate scenes from "Greetings from Earth" (2 Hour)

Disc 6: Side A
Deleted and Alternate scenes from "Baltar's Escape
Deleted and Alternate scenes from "Experiment In Terra"
Deleted and Alternate scenes from "Take the Celestra"

Side B:
Deleted and Alternate scenes from "The Hand Of God"
Remembering Battlestar Galactica

 

Verdict

WOW! If you are a fan of the original TV show, Go and buy this set! It's the only few times that Universal showed any interest in a particular show. I would highly recommend it!

 

 

Rating: *****!


BEAUTY & THE BEAST COMPLETE SERIES

Beauty Comp

It is wonderful to see Beauty & the Beast on DVD and now finally a complete series set! I disagree that this series by some people was considered a "Chick" series! I found the writing top notch and the acting good until at least the third season, which the series started to fall apart. The cast was well rounded with Linda Hamilton as Catherine a District Attorney and Ron Perlman as Vincent a beast who lives in the tunnels and Roy Dotrice as Father a once prominent Doctor who was blacklisted and forced underground. The series ran from 1987 to 1990 with three seasons of 56 episodes. The beginning of the end happen when Linda Hamilton left the series at the beginning of the third season. The romantic tension was gone and the stories started to get a little weird. The series is spread over 16 discs with some interesting extras such as episode intros on selected episodes in the second season by Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton themselves! And more…!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fair to very good considering the age of the prints! All episodes are shot on film. There is a Play All feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- "Once Upon a Time in the city of New York"
"Terrible Saviour"
"Siege"-Edward Albert Jr and Ralph Manza
"No Way Down"-with Meritt Butrick

Disc 2- "Masques"-with Eric Pierpoint
"The Beast Within"
"Nor Iron Bars A Cage"-with Darryl Hickman
"Song of Orpheus"-with Diana Douglas

Disc 3- "Dark Spirit"-with Cliff De Young
"A Children's Story"-with Richard Heard
"An Impossible Silence"-with Robert Pastorelli
"Shades Of Grey"

Disc 4- "China Moon"-with Keye Luke and James Hong
"The Alchemist"-with Tony Jay and John Amos
"Temptation"-with Milo O'Shea
"Promisises of Someday"

 

Disc 5- "Down To A Sunless Sea"
"Fever"-with George R R Martin
"Everything Is Everything"-with Will Kuluva

Disc 6- "To Reign In Hell"
"Ozymandias"
"A Happy Life"

Disc 7- "Chamber Music"-with Theodore Bikel
"Remember Love"
"Ashes, Ashes"-with Adrian Paul and Joseph Campenella
"Dead of Winter"

Disc 8- "God Bless The Child"
"Sticks & Stones"-with Tim Russ
"A Fair & Perfect Knight"-with Robert Cornthwaite
"Labyrinths"

Disc 9- "Brothers"
"A Gentle Rain"-with Piper Laurie
"The Outsiders"
"Orphans"-with Christopher Neame

Disc 10- "Arabesque"
"When The Blue Bird Sings"-with Severn Darden
"The Watcher"
"A Distant Shore"

Disc 11- "Trial"-with Scott Marlowe
"A Kingdom By The Sea"-with R.G.Armstrong and Ken Foree
"The Hollow Men"

Disc 12- "What Rough Beast"
"Ceremony of Innocence"-with Richard Roundtree
"The Rest is Silence"

Disc 13- "Though Lovers Be Lost" Part 1-with Stephen McHattie
"Though Lovers Be Lost" Part 2
"Walk Slowly"
"Nevermore"

Disc 14- "Snow"-with Lance Hendrickson
"Beggars Comet"
"A Time To Heal"
"In The Forest of the Night"

Disc 15- "Chimes At Midnight"
"Invictus"
"The Reckoning"-with John Pleshette
"Legacies"

Disc 16- Bonus Disc

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- None

Disc 6- None

Disc 7- Episode Intro for Chamber Music with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman - (03:12)

Disc 8- Episode Intro for A Fair and Perfect Knight with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman - (01:47)

Disc 9- Episode Intro for Orphans with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman - (02:16)
None

Disc 10- Episode Intro for A Distant Shore with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman - (00:56)

Disc 11- Episode Intro for A Kingdom By The Sea with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman - (00:54)

Disc 12- Episode Intro for The Rest is Silence with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman - (03:25)

Disc 13- None

Disc 14- None

Disc 15- None

Disc 16- Vincent's Quest-(Interactive Game)
Original Love Letters-(19:10)
Newly Reconstructed Love Letters-(27:36)
Episodic Promos on Seldom episodes-(08:33)

Verdict

What a great series this was except for the third season but over all good!


THE BEST OF BRAVESTARRBest Of Bravestarr

A blurb from Entertainment Rights/BCI about The Best Of Bravestarr: All legends have a beginning…having escaped the destruction of his home world by the villain Stampede; Marshall Bravestarr is now one of the toughest lawman in the universe. On the planet of New Texas, Bravestarr faces his destiny, and the Prairie People, in a battle to protect the world and its people from the evil Tex Hex and his gang!


You asked for it! You got it! Entertainment Rights/BCI had an online poll for the best 5 most loved episodes of the series and they are on a 2 disc set with loads of extras! Bravestarr was the last animated TV series that Filmation did. I like the show and animation and the show reminded me of "Gunsmoke in Outer Space"! The show had the usual stable of cute cuddly alien characters that had a very cartoon look. This set includes the Theatrical movie-"Bravestarr-The Legend" with audio commentary on the film with the producer, actor and director of the movie. It also has a documentary on the movie with trailer and a whole lot more.


VIDEO

The video quality is great! The discs have a Play All Feature

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Bravestarr-The Legend"-Movie (86 mins)

Disc 2- 1. "Eye of the Beholder"-episode 11
2. "To Walk A Mile" -episode 20
3. "Fallen Idol" -episode 37
4. "Tex's Terrible Night -episode 46
5. "The Price" -episode 49

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary by Lou Schimer, To Tomtataranowicz and Pat Fraley

Disc 2: Saddling up with Bravestarr the Legend Documentary- (21:56)
Bravestarr the Legend Theatrical Trailer- (02:03)
Promotion Presentation from Bravestarr-the Legend- (12:22)
Live Action Footage for Rotoscoping- (00:51)
Image Gallery (22) pictures
DVD Rom Content-Scripts, Storyboards and Series Bible

 

Verdict

A well-acted comedy ladened story with good video and audio quality. Great for any fan of Espionage.

 

Rating: ****!


BEVERLY HILLBILLIES OFFICAL SEASON 2

Beverly Hill S2

The Official Beverly Hillbillies Season 2 is now on DVD from Paramount! The reason for the "Official" moniker is because that the first two seasons of the show are in the public domain but the remainder of the series belongs to Paramount. MPI Video releases Season 1 on DVD earlier. The show is still in black & white for the next few seasons. What is really nice about this set is the choice of watching the restored version of the episode or watch it with original sponsor openings and closings along with Irene Ryan's Screen test as Granny to name a few! Guest stars that were in the second season includes Henry Gibson, Robert Cummings, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and Mark Goddard and Sharon Tate before her untimely passing!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Jed Gets the Misery"
2. "Hair Rasing Holiday"
3. "Granny's Garden"
4. "Elly Starts To School"-with Sharon Tate
5. "The Clampett Look"
6. "Jethro's First Love'-With Barbara Nichols
7. "Chickadee Returns"

Disc 2- 1. "The Clampetts are Overdrawn"-with King Donovan
2. "The Clampetts Go Hollywood"
3. "Turkey Day"
4. "Elly Needs A Man"
5. "The Clampetts Get Culture"
6. "Christmas At The Clampetts"

Disc 3- 1. "A Man For Elly"-with Henry Gibson
2. "The Giant Jack Rabbit"
3. "The Girl From Home"
4. "Lafe Lingers On"
5. "The Race For Queen"-with Robert Cummings
6. "Lafe Returns"
7. "Son of Lafe Returns"

Disc 4- 1. "The Clampetts Go Fishing"-with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
2. "A Bride For Jed"
3. "The Critter Doctor"-with Mark Goddard
4. "Granny Vs The Weather Bureau"-with John McGiver
5. "Another Neighbor"
6. "The Bank Raising"
7. "The Great Crawdad Hunt"

Disc 5- 1. "The Dress Shop"-with Natilie Schaffer
2. "House of Granny"
3. "The Continental Touch"
4. "Jed Inc"
5. "Granny Learns To Drive"-with Mel Blanc
6. "Cabin Beverly Hills"
7. "Jed Foils A Home Wrecker"
8. "Jethro's Graduation"

Extras

Disc 1: Original Sponsors Openings and Closings-Selected Episodes
Irene Ryan's Screen Test As Granny-(01:16)
Clips From Stars Addresses is CBS-1963 Fall Preview Show-(02:33)
CBS Network Promo-(1963/64)-(00:46)
Paul Henning Interview-(1969)-(02:38)

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Verdict

The video and audio quality are great. I can't wait for season 3!


BEVERLY HILLBILLIES OFFICIAL SEASON 3

BevHill S3

The Official Beverly Hillbillies Season 3 is now on DVD from Paramount! The reason for the "Official" moniker is because that the first two seasons of the show are in the public domain but the remainder of the series belongs to Paramount. MPI Video releases Season 1 on DVD earlier. The show is still in black & white for the next few seasons. What is really nice about this set is the choice of watching the restored version of the episode or watch it with original sponsor openings and closings. Guest stars that were in the Third season includes Hedda Harper, Arthur Treacher, Don Rickles, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and Bernie Kopell! The special feature on this set is the 1992 reunion special "The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies that is hosted by Mac Davis!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Jed Becomes a Movie Mogul-with John Abbott
2. "Clampett City"-with Don Megowan
3. "Clampett City General Store"-with Theodore Marcuse
4. "Hedda Harper's Hollywood"-with Hedda Harper
5. "Dr. Jed Clampett"
6. "Back to Marineland"
7. "Jed, The Heartbreaker"

Disc 2- 1. "Teenage Idol"-with Alan Reed
2. "The Widow Poke Arrives"-with Ellen Corby
3. "The Ballet"
4. "The Boarder"-with Arthur Treacher
5. "The Boarder Stays"
6. "Start The New Year Right"-with Les Tremayne
7. "Clampett General Hospital"

Disc 3- 1. "The Movie Starlet"-with Sharon Farrell and Bernie Kopell
2. "Elly In The Movies"
3. "Dash Riprock, You Cad"
4. "Clampett A Go-Go"
5. "Granny's Romance"
6. "Jed's Temptation"-with Don Rickles
7. "Double Naught Jethro"

Disc 4- 1. "Clampett's Millions"
2. "Drysdale Dog Days"
3. "Brewster's Honeymoon"
4. "Flatt, Clampett and Scruggs"-with Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
5. "Jed and the Countess"
6. "Big Daddy, Jed"
7. "Cool School's Out"

Disc 5- 1. "The Big Bank Battle"
2. "The Clampetts Vs Automation"
3. "The Brewsters Return"
4. "Luke's Boy"-with Edy Williams
5. "Jed, The Bachelor"
6. "The Art Center"

Extras

Disc 1: Original Sponsors Openings and Closings-Selected Episodes

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: Original Sponsors Openings and Closings-Selected Episodes
Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies-(46:10)
Photo Gallery

Verdict

The video and audio quality are great. I can't wait for season 4!


BL STRYKER-SEASON 1

BL Stryker

BL Stryker were made for TV movies for the ABC network from February 1989 to May 1990. They starred Burt Reynolds as BL (Buddy Lee) Stryker, a retired New Orleans Police officer that moved back to his home state of Florida and became a private investigator. Reynolds's character builds from movie to movie. The series was produced by Magnum himself, Tom Selleck! I had the opportunity to work with Burt Reynolds on the set of Cop & ½ in Tampa, Florida in the summer of 1992. This set comprises of the first 5 TV movies that made up the first season. Guest stars that graced the movies were Ossie Davis, Kristy Swanson, Rita Moreno, Peter Palmer to name a few. The extras in this set are 3 scripts from the series on PDF format on DVD Rom. The scripts are from the episodes: Blind Chess, Auntie Sue and Blues for Buder.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is slightly washed out but still very clear!
All movies are approx. 94 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Dancer's Touch"-with Ossie Davis, Kristy Swanson and Rita Moreno
2. "Caroleann"-with Deborah Raffin

Disc 2- 1. "Blind Chess"-with Peter Palmer
2. "Auntie Sue"-with Maureen Stapleton, Jack Gilford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Disc 3- 1. "Blues For Buder"-with Neil Patrick Harris and Michael Chiklis

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: Scripts in PDF format on DVD Rom-"Blind Chess', "Auntie Sue" and "Blues for Buder"

 

Verdict

A fun series set in Florida, What could be better!

Rating: *****!


BONANZA-SEASON 1 VOLUME 1

Bonanza S1V1At long last! Bonanza is finally being presented as it was supposed to with an official release! The first season of the second longest running Western series on television is now out! Bonanza has had some public domain issues for the past decade and now Paramount has come out with the first part of the first season with very good prints to boot! Bonanza ran on NBC from 1959 to 1973. The only other Western to run longer is of course Gunsmoke (1955-1975). The series stars Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts and Michael Landon as Ben, Hoss, Adam and Little Joe Cartwright respectively. Pernell Roberts stayed with the show for the first 6 seasons. This Set which is Volume 1 comprises of the first 16 episodes of the first season. This set is also chalk full of extras! First there is an episode of the series Fireside Theater with a episode that is the basis of the series, archival footage of the co-creator that discusses the cast and stories about the making of the series, original next week tags and on a couple of episodes the original NBC logo and bumpers for those shows! There are up and coming as well as established stars that were in the series such as James Coburn, Yvonne DeCarlo, Jack Warden, Ida Lupino and Buddy Ebsen to name a few. It is also noted that this set is uncut and with original music which is rare for shows of this age. With most series that the first season is represented by Paramount, they usually go all out with the extras, but soon dropped them in the upcoming seasons. Time will tell if they will continue with the extras or not.



VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "A Rose For Lotta"-with Yvonne DeCarlo
2. "Death On Sun Mountain"-with Barry Sullivan
3. "The Newcomers"-with John Larch and Inger Stevens
4. "The Paiute War"-with Jack Warden, Michael Forest and Anthony Caruso

Disc 2- 1. "Enter Mark Twain"-with Howard Duff
2. "The Julia Bulette Story"-with Alexander Scourby
3. "The Saga of Annie O'Toole"-with Ida Lupino and Alan Hale Jr
4. "The Phillip Deidesheimer Story"-with R. G. Armstrong

Disc 3- 1. "My Henry Comstock"-with Jack Carson
2. "The Magnificent Adah"-with Ruth Roman
3. "The Truckee Strip"-with James Coburn
4. "The Hanging Posse"

Disc 4- 1. "Vendetta"-with Harry Carey Jr
2. "The Sisters"-with Buddy Ebsen
3. "The Last Hunt"-with Raymond Bailey
4. "El Toro Grande"-with Barbara Luna

Extras

Disc 1: Fireside Theater-Man of the Comstock-11/3/1953-Inspiration for the series-(24:34)
Archival footage (2002)co-creator of the series-David Dortort Stories-The Ponderosa Map Story-(02:17)
Rare Alternate Pilot ending featuring "The Singing Cartwrights"-(00:52)
Photo Galleries
Pilot episode original NBC Logo and bumpers-(51:04)
Episodic Promo for "The Paiute War"-(01:30)

Disc 2: Photo Galleries
Episodic Promo for "The Saga Annie O'Toole"-(01:36)

Disc 3: Archival footage (2002)co-creator of the series-David Dortort Stories-Remembering Michael Landon-(02:38)
Photo Galleries
Credit Drawings-Joe Messeri's Early Concepts

Disc 4: Archival footage (2002)co-creator of the series-David Dortort Stories-Remembering Dan Blocker-(05:20)
Episodic Promo for "The Last Hunt"-(01:38)


BONANZA-SEASON 1 VOLUME 2

BonanzaS1V2The first season of the second longest running Western series on television is now out! The series stars Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts and Michael Landon as Ben, Hoss, Adam and Little Joe Cartwright respectively. This Set which is Volume 2 comprises of the last 16 episodes of the first season. This set is also chalk full of extras! There are archival footage of the co-creator that discusses the cast and stories about the making of the series, original next week tags and on an episode "The Avenger" the original NBC logo and bumpers for that show! There are up and coming as well as established stars that were in the series such as Jack Lord, Sebastian Cabot, Claude Akins, Vic Morrow and Lloyd Nolan to name a few. It is also noted that this set is uncut and with original music which is rare for shows of this age.

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Outcast"-with Jack Lord, Susan Oliver and Edward Platt
2. "A House Divided"-with Cameron Mitchell and Stafford Repp
3. "The Gunmen"-with Ellen Corby
4. "The Fear Merchants"

Disc 2- 1. "The Spanish Grant"-with Sebastian Cabot and Celia Lovsky
2. "Blood On The Land"-with Everett Sloane
3. "Desert Justice"-with Claude Akins
4. "The Stranger"-with Lloyd Nolan

Disc 3- 1. "Escape To Ponderosa"-with Grant Williams
2. "The Avenger"-with Vic Morrow
3. "The Last Trophy"-with Hazel Court
4. "San Francisco Holiday"-with Richard Deacon, James Hong and Tor Johnson

Disc 4- 1. "Bitter Water"-with Don Dubbins
2. "Feet Of Clay"
3. "Dark Star"
4. "Death At Dawn"-with Gregory Walcott, Morgan Woodward and Paul Carr

Extras

Disc 1: Archival footage (2002)co-creator of the series-David Dortort Stories-How the Ponderosa Got its Name-(02:00)
Episodic Promo for "A House Divided"-(01:39)

Disc 2: Archival footage (2002)co-creator of the series-David Dortort Stories-Pernell Roberts-(02:45)
Photo Galleries
Episodic Promo for "Blood on the Land"-(01:36)
Episodic Promo for "Desert Justice"-(01:34)

 

Disc 3: Archival footage (2002)co-creator of the series-David Dortort Stories-Remembering Victor Sen Yung and episode San Francisco-(05:05)
Original NBC Logo and bumpers for "The Avenger"-(53:06)
Photo Galleries
Episodic Promo for "San Francisco"-(01:38)

 

Disc 4: Archival footage (2002) co-creator of the series-David Dortort Stories-Remembering Lorne Greene-(05:14)



THE BUGALOOS-THE COMPLETE SERIES

The BugaloosA blurb from Rhino Home Video about "The Bugaloos-The Complete Series: Any history of rock 'n' roll's British Invasion must certainly include The Bugaloos, the four-bug rock sensation of Tranquility Forest. From the limitless imagination of Sid and Marty Kroft comes this Saturday-morning TV classic from 1970. So get back to where you've always belonged-in the Kroft universe of young heroes, goofy puppets, great songs, and a million laughs.

One of the better Sid & Marty Kroft series was "The Bugaloos" with four young people from England that came a few years after another 4 that conquered the music world. Not to say that the Bugaloos had anything in comparison with the Beatles but they were quite popular in their own right. Also starring in the series was Martha Raye who in the 1940s was quite a popular comedic actress. Along with the group was Billy Barty who is one of the most popular little persons in show business! This set is great and is packed full of extras: Audio Commentaries on select episodes with some of the stars of the show along with photo galleries and interviews with the cast.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The episodes were digitally remastered. There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

 

Disc 1-
1. "Firefly-Light My Fire" -song "The Senses Of Our World"
2. "The Great Voice Robbery" -song "I'm As Happy As Can Be"
3. "Our Home Is Our Hassle"-song "Sparky"
4. "Courage, Come Home"-song "Fly Away With Us"
5. "The Love Bugaloos"-song "It's New To You"
6. "If I Had The Wings Of A Bugaloo"-song "For A Friend"

Disc 2-
7. "Lady You Don't Look Eighty"-song "Older Woman"
8. "Benita The Beautiful?"*-song "Flicker Town"
9. "Now You See'em-Now You Don't"-song "Gna, Gna, Gna, Gna, Gna"
10. "Help Wanted-Firefly"-song "Castles In The Air"
11. "On A Clear Day"-song "If You Become A Bugaloo"
12. "Today I Am A Firefly"

Disc 3-
13. "The Bugaloo Bugaloo"-song "I Really Love You" and "Its New To You"
14. "Benita's Double Trouble"*-song "Fly Away With Us"
15. "Circus Time At Benita's"-song "Believe"
16. "The Uptown 500"-song "For A Friend"
17. "The Good Old Days"-song "For A Friend"

 

Extras

Disc 1- Audio Commentary for Firefly-Light My Fire with Sid Kroft and Tony Charmoli
Audio Commentary on The Great Voice Robbery with John Philpot and Caroline Ellis
Audio Commentary for Courage, Come Home with John Philpot and Caroline Ellis
Audio Commentary for If I Had The Wings Of A Bugaloo with John McIndoe
The Bugaloo IQ Test- (Interactive)

Disc 2- Audio Commentary for Benita The Beautiful? With John Philpot & Caroline Ellis
Photo Gallery () Pictures
The Bugaloos Video Jukebox

Disc 3-Audio Commentary for Benita's Double Trouble with John Mcindoe
Interviews with John McIndoe (IQ) (12:56)
Interview with Caroline Ellis (Joy) & John Philpot (Courage) (27:16)

 

Verdict

This show was one of many of the Sid and Marty Kroft camp. It was also one of the best-loved shows from the duo. This set is worth the buy. Go get it!

 

Rating: ****!


BURKE'S LAW SEASON 1 VOLUME 1

Burkes S1V1Amos Burke was a very popular TV series when it first came on in 1964. The show was produced by an up and coming producer named Aaron Spelling! The premise was a rich Police Captain that solves crimes his own way! The shows biggest draw was the plethora of guest stars that show up such as John Saxon, Barbara Eden, Anne Francis and Agnes Moorehead to name a few. The star of the series was Gene Barry with a future "Land of the Giants" member, Gary Conroy with Regis Toomey rounding out the cast. This set consists of the first 16 episodes on 4 DVDs and has been Digitally remastered to a very crisp picture. Outstanding! The extras on this set include vintage commercials that came out around the time of the show and a featurette on the remastering of the episodes.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 51 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "Who Killed Holly Howard?"-with William Bendix
2. "Who Killed Mr. X?"-with Jim Backus and Elizabeth Montgomery
3. "Who Killed Cable Roberts?"-with Mary Astor and John Saxon
4. "Who Killed Harris Crown?"-with Joan Blondell and Barbara Eden

Disc 2- 5. "Who Killed Julian Buck?"-with Rita Moreno and Terry Thomas
6. "Who Killed Alex Debbs?"-with Sammy David Jr. and Diana Dors
7. "Who Killed Sweet Betsy?"-with Richard Carlson and Carolyn Jones
8. "Who Killed Billy Jo?"-with Nick Adams and Caesar Romero

Disc 3- 9. "Who Killed Wade Walker?"-with Anne Francis and Nancy Sinatra
10. "Who Killed The Kind Doctor?"-with Annette Funicello and Susan Oliver
11. "Who Killed Purity Mather?"-with Wally Cox and Telly Savalas
12. "Who Killed Cynthia Royal?"-with Frankie Avalon and Stubby Kaye

Disc 4- 13. "Who Killed Eleanova Davis?"-with Nick Adams and Dean Jones
14. "Who Killed Beau Sparrow?"-with Yvonne DeCarlo and Agnes Moorehead
15. "Who Killed Jason Shaw?"-with Burgess Meredith and Keeyan Wynn
16. "Who Killed Snookie Martinelli?"-with Broadrick Crawford and Carl Reiner

 

Extras

Disc 1: Vintage Commercials

Disc 2: Before & After Restoration-(01:42)

Disc 3: Vintage Commercials

Disc 4: Vintage Commercials

 

Verdict

What a great series from the past! Volume 2 should be out before Christmas!


Burke's Law Season 1 Volume 2

BurkeS1V2Amos Burke was a very popular TV series when it first came on in 1964. The show was produced by an up and coming producer named Aaron Spelling! The premise was a rich Police Captain that solves crimes his own way! The shows biggest draw was the plethora of guest stars that show up such as Dick Clark, William Shatner, Jayne Mansfield and Buster Keaton to name a few. The star of the series was Gene Barry with a future "Land of the Giants" member, Gary Conroy with Regis Toomey rounding out the cast. This set consists of the last 16 episodes of the on 4 DVDs and has been Digitally remastered to a very crisp picture. Outstanding! The extras on this set include vintage commercials that came out around the time of the show and a featurette on the remastering of the episodes.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 51 minutes each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "Who Killed What's His Name?"-with Dick Clark and Spike Jones
2. "Who Killed Madison Cooper?"-with Kevin McCarthy and Carolyn Jones
3. "Who Killed April?"-with Rue McClanahan, Mako and Mark Goddard
4. "Who Killed Carrie Cornell?"-with William Shatner and Jim Backus

Disc 2- 5. "Who Killed His Royal Highness?"-with Telly Savalas and Elizabeth Montgomery
6. "Who Killed Marty Kelson?"
7. "Who Killed Avery Lord?"-with Broderick Crawford and Ed Wynn
8. "Who Killed Andy Zygmunt?"-with Tab Hunter and Jack Weston

Disc 3- 9. "Who Killed The Paper Dragon?"-with Barbara Eden and Howard Duff
10. "Who Killed The Molly?"-with Jayne Mansfield
11. "Who Killed Who IV?"-with Fess Parker and Nancy Kovack
12. "Who Killed Annie Foran?"-with Don Ameche and Jackie Coogan

Disc 4- 13. "Who Killed My Girl?"-with Ruta Lee
14. "Who Killed the 11th Best Dressed Woman?"
15. "Who Killed Don Pablo?"-with Agnes Moorehead and Forrest Tucker
16. "Who Killed Half of Glory Lee?"-with Dawn Wells and Buster Keaton

 

Extras

Disc 1: Vintage Commercials

Disc 2: Before & After Restoration-(01:42)
Vintage Commercials

Disc 3: Vintage Commercials

Disc 4: Vintage Commercials

 

Verdict

What a great series from the past!


CANDID CAMERA GREATEST MOMENTSCandid Camera

A short blurb from Rhino Video about Candid Camera-Greatest Moments-
Candid Camera, America's longest-running entertainment series, has been making people smile since 1948. Allen Funt's simple concept was to catch people "in the act of being themselves", creating what can be arguably be called the first reality series. Today Peter Funt continues the family tradition, and here he presents a handpicked collection of memorable moments from over five decades of Candid Camera.

The Phenomenon that was Candid Camera is here on this disc as a compilation of greatest moments of the show's long history. Candid Camera actually started out as a radio show called "Candid Microphone" and in the early fifties on TV as "Candid Camera" hosted by the late Allen Funt and later with his son Peter Funt and Suzanne Sommers showed the set up of the practical joke. There's nothing better than to see a real person's reaction to a situation. The disc has chapters that span through the years and on different types of candid behavior. It also has celebrities in the action to fool the person such as Woody Allen, Dolly Parton and Mohammad Ali to name a few.

VIDEO

The video quality is very good considering the age of the material!

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Candid Camera Greatest Moments"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Verdict

Candid Camera was a great show and worthy of any collection. Rhino video also has a 10 disc set that shows the best shows through the decades.

 

Rating; ****!


CANNON SEASON 1 VOLUME 1

Cannon S1V1One of my favorite crime shows from the 1970's was "Cannon"! William Conrad played the over-weight ex LAPD officer turned P.I, Frank Cannon. The series ran from 1971 to 1976 beginning with pilot film that is included with this set. The show was a Quinn Martin production and the first to be on another network besides ABC. The set also includes episodic promos for all the episodes on this set except the pilot. This set has the first 12 episodes of the series.

 

 


VIDEO

The video quality is of fair quality! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 51 minutes each and the pilot is 97 mins long.

 

Audio

 

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot Pts 1 & 2"-with Barry Sullivan and Vera Miles
2. "The Salinas Jackpot"-with Tom Skerritt and Vincent Van Patten
3. "Death Chain"-with William Windom and Sorrell Booke

Disc 2- 6. "Call Unicorn"-with Wayne Rogers
7. "Country Blues"-with Joan Van Ark and Mark Hamil
8. "Scream of Silence"-with Tim O'Connor and Whit Bissell

Disc 3- 11. "Fool's Gold"-with Mitchell Ryan and Andrew Duggan
12. "Girl in the Electric Coffin"-with Kim Hunter and Andrew Prine
13. "Dead Pigeon"-with Bernard Hughes and Martin E. Brooks

Disc 4-11. "A Lonely Place To Die"-with Harold Gould and R.G. Armstrong
12. "No Pockets in a Shroud"-with Roy Scheider and Paul Mantee
13. "Stone, Cold Dead"-with Dack Rambo and Richard Anderson

 

Extras

Disc 1: Episodic Promos

Disc 2: Episodic Promos

Disc 3: Episodic Promos

Disc 4: Episodic Promos

 

Verdict

The first set of Cannon is a welcome surprise. Great for anybody's collection!


CANNON SEASON 1 VOLUME 2

CannonS1V2One of my favorite crime shows from the 1970's was "Cannon"! William Conrad played the over-weight ex LAPD officer turned P.I, Frank Cannon. The series ran from 1971 to 1976. The show was a Quinn Martin production and the first to be on another network besides ABC. The set also includes episodic promos for all the episodes on this set. This set has the remaining 12 episodes of the season 1.

 


VIDEO

The video quality is of fair quality! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 51 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "Death is a Double Cross"-with Ed Nelson and Roger E Mosley
2. "The Nowhere Man"-with Fritz Weaver and Robert Webber
3. "Flight Plan"-with Caesar Denova and Barbara Luna
4. "Devil's Playground"-with Martin Sheen and Daniel J Travanti

Disc 2- 6. "Treasure of San Ignacio"-with Tab Hunter and Warren Stevens
7. "Blood on the Vine"-with Theodore Bikel and Christopher Connelly
8. "To Kill a Guinea Pig"-with Vera Miles and Arthur Franz
9. "The Island Caper"-with Keeyan Wynn and James Olsen

Disc 3- 11. "A Deadly Quiet Town"-with John Larch and Anne Lockhart
12. "A Flight of Hawks"-with martin Sheen and Percy Rodriguez
13. "The Torch"-with Anthony Zerbe and Richard Carlson

Disc 4-11. "Cain's Mark"-with Bradford Dillman and Dana Elcar
12. "Murder By Moonlight"-with Frank Marth and Mitchell Ryan

 

Extras

Disc 1: Episodic Promos

Disc 2: Episodic Promos

Disc 3: Episodic Promos

Disc 4: Episodic Promos

 

Verdict

The second set of Cannon is a welcome surprise. Great for anybody's collection!


CANNON-SEASON 2 VOLUME 1

CannonS2V1This set starts the second season of "Cannon" with a slightly different opening but the same good stories with lots of guest stars that have been legends and some that are now that! This set is the first half of the 1972 season. The set also includes episodic promos for all the episodes on this set. This set has the first 12 episodes of the season 2. Some up and coming stars were in some of these episodes such as Richard Hatch, Jared Martin and William Daniels! I am hoping that they will put the reunion movie, "The Return of Frank Cannon" on one of the upcoming sets!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is of fair quality! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx. 51 minutes each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Bad Cats & Sudden Death"-with Severn Darden and Larry Linville
2. "Sky Above, Death Below"-with Richard Hatch
3. "Bitter Legion"-with Lloyd Bochner and Mickey Dolenz
4. "That Was No Lady"-with Jessica Walter and Robert Webber

Disc 2- 6. "Stakeout"-with Patrick O'Neal and Mike Farrell
7. "The Predators"-with Robert Pine and Pamela Franklin
8. "A Long Way Down"-with Dana Elcar and David Moses
9. "The Rip-Off"-with George Maharis and Stephanie Powers

Disc 3- 11. "Child of Fear"-with Julie Adams
12. "The Shadow Man"-with Jared Martin
13. "Hear No Evil"-with William Daniels and Ben Wright
14. "The Endangered Species"-with Carl Betz and Andrew Duggan


Extras

Disc 1: Episodic Promos

Disc 2: Episodic Promos

Disc 3: Episodic Promos


CAPTAIN POWER AND THE SOLDIERS OF THE FUTURE-COMPLETE SERIES

Captain PowerAt long last! Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future is finally out on DVD for the first time through VSC Video of Canada. Only fitting being it is a Canadian made series! Starring Tim Dunigan as Captain Power, Peter MacNeill as Major Matherson, Sven-Ole Thorsen as Lt. "Tank" Ellis, Maurice Dean Wint as Sgt. Baker and Jessica Steen as Cpl "Pilot" Chase. All fighting as one team to end the rule of Lord Dread played by David Hemblen.

The year is 2147 and the world is decimated by wars when as the opening tag line states is where man fought the machines and the machines won which would digitize humans to suffer under the smothering rule of Lord Dread! The series was one of the first to use a form of CGI for their special effects. It was a Canadian/American co-production with a writer that started years later, on another popular Science Fiction Series-J Michael Straczynski, creator of "Babylon 5"! The series ran in the 1987-88 TV season in syndication. The Mattel toy company had a line of interactive toys for the series that were popular at the time and are sought after items today! The show only lasted one season of 22 episodes. A complete second season of episodes were written but never produced due to the sudden cancellation of the series. There was also a short run of comic books based on the series from Continuity Comics. The reasons for the cancellation were four: One- The show was trying to catch the attention of the children with the toys and the space aspect and the adults with the darker tone and dialogue and adult themes which ultimately did not work. Two- The violence in the show upset the parents thinking that it really was a children's series. Three- The absolute high cost for the series, roughly $1 million dollars for a 23 minute episode! Four- The poor ratings when the show was shown on independent stations across the country. Most of the time it was shown very early in the morning, well before children were awake. Guest stars on the series included Graham Greene (Dancing With Wolves) and David James Elliott (JAG)! The series is on 4 DVDs with the first 3 discs that have the 22 episodes and the 4th disc has the bonus features. The set includes audio commentaries on 6 selected episodes along with the original sales video that was shown to affiliates and a feature length documentary on the making of the series, picture gallery and a look at the second season that never was and the rarely seen telefilm-"The Legend Begins". A well written series that was ahead of its time and should have been a straight adult series that would most likely have had lasted 2 seasons or longer!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! Some episodes are somewhat grainy but overall, very good. Each episodes run approx 23 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Shattered"
2. "War Dogs"-with Graham Greene
3. "The Abyss"
4. "Final Stand"
5. "Pariah"
6. "A Fire In The Dark"
7. "The Mirror In Darkness"-with David James Elliott
8. "Ferryman"

Disc 2- 9. "And Study War No More"
10. "The Intruder"
11. "Flame Street"
12. "Gemini and Counting"
13. "And Madness Shall Reign"
14. "Judgment"
15. "A Summoning of Thunder Pt 1"
16. "A Summoning of Thunder Pt 2"

Disc 3- 17. "The Eden Road"
18. "Freedom One"
19. "New Order Pt 1"
20. "New Order Pt 2"
21. "Retribution Pt 1"
22. "Retribution Pt 2"

Disc 4- 1. Special Features Disc

 

Extras

Disc 1- Audio Commentary on "Shattered"
Audio Commentary on "Pariah"

Disc 2- Audio Commentary on "A Summoning of Thunder Pt 1"
Audio Commentary on ""A Summoning of Thunder Pt 2"

Disc 3- Audio Commentary on "Retribution Pt 1"
Audio Commentary on "Retribution Pt 2"

Disc 4- Rarely Seen Telefilm-"The Legend Begins"-(94 Mins)
Out of the Ashes-Documentary-(94 Mins)
Gallery-Pics
Season 2: Declassified-Unssen Season-(08:00)
Original Sales Trailer for Affiliates-(05:17)


CAROLINE IN THE CITY SEASON 1

Caroline City S1

Caroline in the City was a popular NBC comedy series the premiered in 1995 and ran for 4 seasons starring Lea Thompson of Back to the Future fame and the dreaded Howard the Duck! She plays a successful cartoonist in Manhattan working for a publisher. The show was not the best written especially for the first season but got better as it went along. Co-starring with her were Eric Lutes, Amy Pietz and a Pre-Gilmore Girls, Lauren Graham. Many well known stars were on the show such as Christopher Maleki, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Matthew Perry, Jean Stapleton, Florence Henderson, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam and Robbie Benson to name a few. This set comprises of the 1st 24 episodes of the first season including the pilot for the series. The only extras on the set are the original Episodic Promos.

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 23 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot"
2. "Caroline and the Mugger"-with Christopher Maleki
3. "Caroline and the Gay Art Show"
4. "Caroline and the Bad Back"-with Jane Leeves and David Hyde Pierce
5. "Caroline and the ATM"-with Matthew Perry
6. "Caroline and the Folks"
7. "Caroline and the Opera"-with Jean Stapleton
8. "Caroline and the Balloon"-with Florence Henderson

Disc 2- 1. "Caroline and the Convict"
2. "Caroline and the Christmas Break"-with Lorna Luft
3. "Caroline and the Gift"-with Keene Curtis
4. "Caroline and the Married Man"
5. "Caroline and the 28 lb Walleye"-with Earl Hollaman and Mariette Hartley
6. "Caroline and the Watch"-with Rose Marie and Morey Amsterdam
7. "Caroline and the Bad Date"-with Dan Cortese
8. "Caroline and the Proposal"-with Sharon Lawrence

Disc 3- 1. "Caroline and the Kid"
2. "Caroline and the Ex-Wife"-with Joseph Bologana
3. "Caroline and the Movie"-with Robbie Benson, John Landis and Kathy Griffin
4. "Caroline and the Cereal"-with Meshach Taylor
5. "Caroline and the Richard's Mom"-with Elizabeth Ashley and John Ratzenberger
6. "Caroline and the Bridesmaid"
7. "Caroline and the Wedding"-with Michael McKeon
8. "Caroline and the Condom"

Extras

Disc 1: Original Episodic Promos

Disc 2: Original Episodic Promos

Disc 3: Original Episodic Promos


Verdict

A great family show! I would highly recommend it! Bring on Season 2!


CHARMED SEASON 1Charmed S1

 

A blurb from Paramount about Charmed: The Complete First Season: The discovery that they are descendants of a long line of witches finds three sisters battling demons and warlocks-and occasionally each other. Each exciting episode in this richly layered series is a supernatural adventure brewing with suspense and humor.

My son got me hooked on this show! The show is about three sisters that are white witches that have a secret "Book Of Shadows" to control evil! One sister Prue can move objects; the other sister Piper that can freeze time and sister Phoebe can see the future! The Spelling Company that has produced "Beverly Hills 90210 and "The Love Boat" created the show. I like this show for the writing and the situations that the sisters get themselves into and out of. The first season set is a "Vanilla" edition, meaning just the episodes and no special features. That doesn't matter; the shows stand on its own. This set has the first 22 episodes of the series.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Something Wicca This Way Comes"
2. "I've Got You Under My Skin"
3. "Thank You For Not Morphing"
4. "Dead Man Dating"

Disc 2- 1. "Dream Sorcerer"
2. "The Wedding From Hell"
3. "The Fourth Sister"
4. "The Truth Is Out There And It Hurts"

Disc 3- 1. "The Witch Is Back"
2. "Wicca Envy"
3. "Feats Of Clay"
4. "The Wendigo"

Disc 4- 1. "From Fear To Eternity"
2. "Secrets And Guys"
3. "Is There A Woogy In The House?"
4. "Which Prue Is It Anyway?"

Disc 5- 1. "That 70's Episode"
2. "When Bad Warlocks Turn Good"
3. "Out Of Sight"
4. "The Power Of Two"

Disc 6-1. "Love Hurts"
2. "Déjà vu All Over Again"-with David Carradine

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None


Verdict

I really like this series! The video and audio quality are great. A good series to get hooked on. I highly recommend it!

 

Rating: ****!


CHARMED SEASON 2

Charmed S2

A blurb from Paramount about Charmed: The Complete Second Season: The Halliwell sisters are back…and they're got "the Power of Three!" Charmed: The Complete Second Season casts a spell of excitement, adventure and fun as Prue (Shannen Doherty), Piper (Hollie Marie Combs), and Phoebe (Alyssa Milano) continue their journey as modern-day witches. This season their foes are stronger and their powers are growing. And the supernatural has even more unique ways of disrupting their drama-filled personal lives just when they seem to get it together.

The show about three sisters that are white witches are back with a second season of exciting episodes! From the season opener which pits the sisters battling an old foe that attempts to render them powerless to the suspense filled season finale, each episode continues to work its magic! The second season set is also a "Vanilla" edition, meaning just the episodes and no special features. This set has the second 22 episodes of the series.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Witch Trial"
2. "Morality Bites"
3. "The Painted World"
4. "The Devil's Music"

Disc 2- 1. " She's A Man, Baby, A Man!"
2. "That Old Black Magic"
3. "They're Everywhere"
4. "P3 H2O"

Disc 3- 1. "Ms. Hellfire"
2. "Heartbreak City"
3. "Reckless Abandon"
4. "Awakened"

Disc 4- 1. "Animal Pragmatism"
2. "Pardon My Past"
3. "Give Me A Sign"
4. "Murphy's Luck"

Disc 5- 1. "How To Make A Quilt Out Of Americans"
2. "Chick Flick"
3. "Ex Libris"
4. "Astral Monkey"

Disc 6-1. "Apocalypse Not"
2. "Be Careful What You Witch For"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None


Verdict

The video and audio quality are great. I can't wait for season 3!

 

Rating: ****!


CHIPS-COMPLETE SEASON 3

Chips Season 3Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is excited to announce for the first time ever on DVD, CHiPs: The Complete Third Season including all 24 one-hour episodes of season 3! The 5-disc collection retails for $29.98 SRP.


Here is the synopsis of this release:

Last season, Ponch and Jon were on the lookout for all sorts of criminal operations. That continues this season in the comedic melodrama fashion that only Ponch and Jon can provide as they continue to catch people who have been menacing the L.A Freeways. Whether it's staging an accident as part of an insurance scam or punks breaking into cars, California Highway Patrol is there to stop them. Infused with the same light-hearted subplots of the past, CHiPs: The Complete Third Season brings you entertaining action-drama at its finest!

The very popular TV series "Chips" from 1977-1983, has its third Season premiere on DVD on March 3rd, seven years from the time that Season 2 came out! Finally! I'm hoping that the remaining three seasons will come out before 2036! Eric Estrada and Larry Wilcox are still on the show and some new cast members joined the show this season. Randi Oakes and Michael Dorn (Star Trek-The Next Generation). This season consists of 24 episodes over 5 DVDs. The series was filmed in California on disused parts of the interstate for the traffic scenes. The quality, although not restored is crystal clear for prints of their age! Guest stars in the third season were Jim Brown, Leif Garrett, Wesley Eure (Land of the Lost), Aldo Ray (Where No Angels), Rick Hurst (The Dukes Of Hazard), Billy Barty (H.R.Pufnstuf), Andrew Duggan (In Like Flint), Anne Lockhart (Battlestar Galactica), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid), Michael Conrad (Hill Street Blues), Don "Red" Barry, Timothy Carey (Beach Blanket Bingo), Jayne Kennedy, Sherry Jackson (Star Trek-The Original Series) and a up and comer at the time, Michelle Pfeiffer (Dangerous Minds)! There are no extras on this set.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The series was done on film and no restoration has been done, yet the quality is great considering the age of the prints! Each episode runs approx 50 mins.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Roller Disco, Part 1"-with Jim Brown, Leif Garrett
2. "Roller Disco, Part 2"-with Wesley Eure
3. "Valley Go Home!"
4. "High Octane"-with Aldo Ray and Michael Dorn
5. "Death Watch"-with Rick Hurst

Disc 2- 6. "Counterfeit"-with Billy Barty and Andrew Duggan
7. "Return of the Supercycle"-with Anne Lockhart
8. "Hot Wheels"-with Martin Cove
9. "Drive, Lady, Drive Part 1"Bruce Glover and Tracery Gold
10. "Drive, Lady, Drive Part 2"-with Michael Conrad

Disc 3- 11. "The Watch Commander"-with Michelle Pfeiffer
12. "Destruction Derby"
13. "Second Chance"
14. "Wheeling"
15. "Christmas Watch"

Disc 4- 16. "Jailbirds"-with Don "Red" Barry
17. "E.M.T."
18. "Kidnap"-with Timothy Carey and Jayne Kennedy
19. "Off Road"-with Edd Byrnes and Meredith MacRae
20. "Tow Truck Lady"-with Roger Perry

Disc 5- 21. "The Strippers"-with Richard Bakalyan and Sherry Jackson
22. "Thrill Show"
23. "Nightingale"
24. "Dynamite Alley"


Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None


THE COMMISH-COMPLETE SERIES

CommishBefore there was "No Ordinary Family", before that there was "The Shield", The Thing from "Fantastic Four", there was" The Commish"!! Starring Michael Chiklis as Tony Scali, a police commissioner in a small upstate New York town that tended to use humor and creativity rather than the usual brute force. The show focused on family problems more than the standard police procedurals. The series was not filmed in New York but in fact Vancouver, British Columbia, obviously to save cost. The show also dealt with all types of situations that would normally go through a town such as homophobia, racism, drug addiction you name it! The character that Chiklis portrayed was based on a real life commissioner in New York; his name was Tony Schembri, who served for 30 years on the New York Police force. Through the shows run, Chiklis lost weigh and had to pad his suit to stay in his character. The series was shown on ABC from 1991 to 1996 and was a ratings success. The complete series set consists of 17 discs with all 91 episodes of the series. Guest stars that graced the show were David Paymer, Miles O'Shea, Haing S Ngor, Wilt Chamberlin, Ray Walston, Pat Sajak, Telly Savalas, Stella Stevens, Ted Shackelford, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ito, Bo Svenson, Kevin Sorbo, Dirk Benedict, Gerald McRaney, Leah Remini, Brian Keith, Barbara Mandrell, George Kennedy, Carol Lawrence, Dean Stockwell and Darren McGavin to name a few. The extras on this set are interviews with the cast & crew. Highly recommended!

VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All episodes are shot on film and are in fairly good shape.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. In The Best of Families
2. Do You See What I See- with David Paymer
3. The Poisoned Tree
4. Nothing To Fear…
5. The Commish-Pilot

Disc 2- 6. Behind The Screen Door
7. The Hatchet
8. Two Confessions
9. Commissioner's Ball
10. No Greater Gift- with Miles O'Shea

Disc 3- 11. The Fourth Man
12. Charlie Don't Surf- with Haing S Ngor
13. Skeletons
14. The Wicked Flee- with Wilt Chamberlin
15. True Believers

Disc 4- 16. Officer April
17. Sex, Lies & Kerosene
18. Judgment Day
19. Shoot The Breeze
20. Video Vigilante- with Erick McCormick
21. The Puck Stops Here

Disc 5- 22. Adventure In The Skin Trade Pt 1
23. Adventure In The Skin Trade Pt 2
24. Guns & Sons
25. The Rolodex Madam
26. The Witches of Eastbridge- with Ray Walston

Disc 6- 27. The Two Faces Of Ed-with Pat Sajak
28. Escape
29. A Time To Be Born
30. The Witness
31. Sleep Of The Just

Disc 7- 32. The Frame- with Telly Savalas
33. Stoned
34. The Heart IS A Lonely Sucker
35. The Sharp Pinch
36. Dead Cadet's Society
37. Family Business- with Jay Acovone

Disc 8- 38. Out of Business
39. The Ides of March
40. Blue Flu
41. Eastbridge Boulevard- with Stella Stevens
42. Sight Unseen
43. The Anti-Commish

Disc 9- 44. Suffer The Children Pt 1- with Ted Shackelford
45. Suffer The Children Pt 2
46. Scali, PI- with Mike Conners
47. Burned Out Case
48. The Set-Up- with Stuart Pankin
49. Rising Sun- with Ernest Borgnine and Robert Ito

Disc 10-1 50. Hero- with Bo Svenson
51. Dying Affection- with Kevin Sorbo
52. All That Glitters- with Dirk Benedict
53. Mansion
54. A Little Heart- with Richard Kind
55. Benny

Disc 11- 56. Keeping Secrets
57. Dog Days
58. Father Eddie- with Gerald McRaney
59. Bank Job
60. Romeo & Juliet

Disc 12- 61. Security
62. Dead Drunk
63. The Letter Of The Law
64. Sergeant Kelly- with Leah Remini
65. The Iceman Cometh- with Brian Keith

Disc 13- 66. Against The Wind Pt 1
67. Against The Wind Pt 2
68. Working Girls
69. Born In The USA- with Brock Peters
70. Who Do You Trust
71. Nancy With The Laughing Face- with Wendie Mallick

Disc 14- 72. Revenge
73. Head Case- with Barbara Mandrell
74. The Lady Vanishes
75. Ghost- with Bruce McGill
76. A Christmas Story- with Barbara Barrie
77. Hidden

Disc 15 78. The Johnny Club
79. The Golden Years- with George Kennedy and Carol Lawrence
80. The Trial
81. Accused- with Tracy Scoggins
82. Cry Wolfe

Disc 16 83. Brooklyn- with Nancy Allen
84. Letting Go
85. The Kid
86. Off Broadway Pt 1-Robert Hooks
87. Off Broadway Pt 2

Disc 17- 88. In The Shadow of the Gallows-with Dean Stockwell
89. Father Image Pt 1-Darren McGavin
90. Father Image Pt 2
91. Redemption

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- Interviews with the Cast & the Creators-(45:49)

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- None

Disc 6- None

Disc 7- None

Disc 8- None

Disc 9- None

Disc 10- None

Disc 11- None

Disc 12- None

Disc 13- None

Disc 14- None

Disc 15- None

Disc 16- None

Disc 17- None


CORONADO 9-THE COMPLETE SERIES

CORONADO 9 COMPLETEJoin the globetrotting adventures of Dan Adams (Rod Cameron), a Former Naval Intelligence Officer turned private detective. Adams takes on jobs that are too difficult for the Police to solve. The name of the series refers to the telephone exchange where he lives, which is in the San Diego County area. Back in the day, telephone numbers had these prefixes. The series consisted of 39- 30 minute episodes that were shot in black & White. The series was originally shown on NBC from 1959-1961. The film quality is quite good considering the age and source material of the film stock.

Guest stars that were in this series were Beverly Garland (My Three Sons), Robert Lowery (Batman & Robin), Raymond Bailey (Beverly Hillbillies), David White (Bewitched), Deforest Kelley (Star Trek TOS), Al Hodge (Captain Video) and Hayden Rorke (Bewitched). There are no extras on this set. Visit www.timelessvideo.com to order yours today!

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! Some episodes are somewhat grainy but overall, very good.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Widow of Kill Cove"-with Beverly Garland & Anthony Caruso
2. "Stroll In The Park"-with Hal Needham
3. "Doomtown"
4. "The Spinster Of Nob Hill"-with Ed Nelson
5. "The Groom Came D.O.A."
6. "The Day Chivalry Died"-with Robert Lowery
7. "I Came For The Funeral"
8. "I Want To Be Hated"-with Joanne Linville
9. "Four And Twenty Buddhas"-with Raymond Bailey
10. "Run Scared"

Disc 2- 11. "Alibi Bye"
12. "A Bookie Is Not A Bibliophile"
13. "Careless Joe"-with Sue Ane Langdon
14. "Remember The Alamo"-with David White
15. "Blow, Gabriella"-with Ed Kemmer
16. "Loser's Circle"-with Deforest Kelley
17. "Obituary Of A Small Ape"
18. "Film Flam"
19. "Londonderry Heiress"
20. "Run, Shep, Run"-with Deforest Kelley
.
Disc 3- 21. "Wrong Odds"
22. "Sincerely Yours, Napoleon"
23. "The Man From Way Down Yonder"
24. "Caribbean Chase"
25. "Hunt Breakfast"-with Jan Merlin
26. "Excursion To Algiers"
27. "Flight To La Paz"
28. "Three's A Shroud"
29. "Come With Thy Loot"-with Al Hodge
30. "The Day Ramon Fell"

Disc 4- 31. "Long Way To Detroit"-with Vitto Scotti
32. "But The Patient Died"
33. "Gone Goose"-with Jim Davis and Slim Pickens
34. "The Anxious Mariner"-with William Schallert
35. "Flee Now, Pay Later"
36. "The Daley Double"
37. "Singapore Girl"
38. "Blonde Herring"
39. "They Met In Honolulu"-with Hayden Rorke

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None


CSI-SEASON 12

CSI Season 12Paramount has come out with the twelfth season of the long running and ever popular CSI series with now Ted Danson as head of the CSI Las Vegas Unit. This season, one of the mainstays of the series Marg Helgenberger, leaves the series after a whopping 263 episodes! This set comprises of all 22 episodes of season twelve. This season was strong especially with the story on the coroner Dr Al Robbins played by Robert David Hall in the episode "Genetic Disorder"). The set also includes 2 audio commentaries from episodes "Ms. Willow Regrets" and "Willows In The Wind" and 6 featurettes on the season's episodes. Guest Stars for this season were Stacy Haiduk (Seaquest), Kelly Hu (Martial Law), Grant Snow (Eight Is Enough), Bess Armstrong (My So Called Life), Jaclyn Smith (Charlie's Angels) and Stepfanie Kramer (Hunter). The video is sharp taken from the 1080I versions of the show and the audio is good with 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound. There are also Deleted scenes a farewell to Marg and a Gag Reel

 

VIDEO

Episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 44 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in 5.1 Dolby. Audio is also in 5.1 Dolby!

 

Disc 1- 1. "73 Seconds"-with Carrot Top
2. "Tell-Tale Hearts"
3. "Bittersweet"-with Stacy Haiduk and Kelly Hu
4. "Maid Men"-with Frances Fisher

Disc 2- 1. "CSI Down"
2. "Freaks And Geeks"
3. "Brain Doe"
4. "Crime After Crime"

Disc 3- 1. "Zippered"-with Grant Snow
2. "Genetic Disorder"
3. "Ms. Willow Regrets"
4. "Willows In The Wind"

Disc 4- 1. "Tressed To Kill"-with William Ragsdale
2. "Seeing Read"
3. "Stealing Home"
4. "CSI Unplugged"-with Bess Armstrong

Disc 5- 1. "Trends With Benefits"
2. "Malice In Wonderland"-with Jaclyn Smith
3. "Split Decisions"-with Stepfanie Kramer
4. "Altered Stakes"

Disc 6-1. "Dune and Gloom"
2. "Homecoming"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Deleted Scenes (04:26)

Disc 2: Deleted Scene (01:26)

Disc 3: Audio Commentary on episode-"Ms. Willow Regrets" with members of the cast
Audio Commentary on episode-"Willows In The Wind" with members of the cast
Deleted Scenes (03:42)

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: Death, Trucks and Rock and Roll (08:33)
A Crime A Dozen-Season 12 of CSI (23:28)
Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas (12:51)
A Farewell To Marg (09:31)
Putting on a Freak Show (08:46)
A Family Affair (06:52)


CSI-MIAMI SEASON 6

CSI Miami S6

Paramount has come out with the sixth season of the long running CSI: Miami with ever-heroic David Caruso. I still get a kick on how he talks to people, the way he stands, priceless! This set comprises of all 21 episodes of season six that has a shocking season finale! This season kind of floundered with the storylines but not a bad season all and all. The set also includes 2 audio commentaries from episodes "Permanent Vacation" and Raising Caine"and 4 featurettes on the season's episodes. Even the packaging is neat with the foil front and crime scene tape around the package. The video is sharp taken from the 1080I versions of the show and the audio is good with 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

 

VIDEO

Episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 44 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in 5.1 Dolby. Audio is also in 5.1 Dolby!

Disc 1- 1. "Dangerous Son"
2. "Cyber-Liberty"
3. "Inside Out"
4. "Bang, Bang, Your Debt"

Disc 2- 1. "Deep Freeze" -with Dale Midkiff
2. "Sun Block"
3. "Chain Reaction"
4. "Permanent Vacation"-Dean Cain

Disc 3- 1. "Stand Your Ground"
2. "CSI: My Nanny"-with William R Moses
3. "Guerillas In the Mist"
4. "Miami Confidential"

Disc 4- 1. "Raising Caine"-with Elizabeth Berkley
2. "You May Now Kill The Bride"
3. "Ambush"
4. "All In"

Disc 5- 1. "To Kill A Predator"
2. "Tunnel Vision"-with John Schneider
3. "Rock And A Hard Place"

Disc 6-1. "Down To The Wire" -with Tom Sizemore
2. "Going Ballistic" Part 1-with David Keith

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: Audio Commentary on episode-"Permanent Vacation" with members of the cast

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: Audio Commentary on episode-"Raising Caine" with members of the cast

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: Four Sight-Directing CSI Miami-(16:46)
Playing Dead- (06:10)
The Real Women of the MDPD- (16:27)
Analyzing Season 6-(13:20)


Verdict

Not a bad season. The Seventh Season will be out on the air soon.



D - F

 

DAKTARI-COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

DAKTARI S1The very popular TV series from the Sixties, Daktari is now available with the First season through Warner Archive! Starring Marshall Thompson (Men In Space) as Dr. Marsh Tracy, a veterinarian with the Wameru Study Centre in East Africa. Also starring Cheryl Miller as Marsh's daughter Paula. The animal cast consisted of Judy the Chimpanzee and a cross-eyed Lion named Clarence! The series was based on the movie, Clarence, The Cross-Eyed Lion the year previous. The series was produced by Ivan Tors, most famous for Flipper, Sea Hunt and Science Fiction Theater. The first season set consists of the first 18 episodes over 5 DVDs. The series was filmed in California for the outdoor scenes and Ivan Tors studios in Florida for the indoor scenes! The quality, although not restored is crystal clear for prints of their age! Guest stars in the first season were Don Marshall (Land of the Giants), Dina Merrill (Hotel), Paul Winfield (Sounder), David Opatoshu (Masada) and Michael Pate (Hondo). There are no extras on this set. Highly Recommended!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The series was done on film and no restoration has been done, yet the quality is great considering the age of the prints! Each episode runs approx 50 mins.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Elephant Thieves"
2. "Predator of Wameru"-with Don Marshall
3. "The Killer Lion"
4. "Adventure of the Lion Cubs"

Disc 2- 5. "Trail of the Cheetah"-with Dina Merill
6. "Leopard of Madla George"
7. "The Diamond Smugglers"-with Paul Winfield
8. "The Chimp Who Went Ape"

Disc 3- 9. "The Killer Dog"
10. "Return of the Killer Pt 1"
11. "Return of the Killer Pt 2"
12. "The Man-Eater of Wameru"

Disc 4- 13. "Crisis at the Compound"-with David Opatoshu
14. "The Hostages"
15. "Judy and the Hyena"
16. "Wall of Flames Pt 1"-with Michael Pate

Disc 5- 17. "Wall of Flames Pt 2"
18. "Judy and the Gunrunners"


Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None


DALLAS SEASON 8

Dallas 8
If you don't count the miniseries as season 1, then this is actually season 7, the supposed last season for Patrick Duffy when he left the series the following season to seek other opportunities. This season was defiantly packed with an attempted murder, weddings, a kidnapping sudden wealth and a death! Barbara Bel Geddes was having medical problems so she left for a while and was replaced by actress Donna Reed as Miss Ellie. This role was Donna Reed's final TV performance before her death a year later. This season set contains 30 episodes from the 8th season and the extra on the set is a featurette about Dallas' costume designer, Travilla.

 

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fairly good; There are a few specks and film dirt but not much. The episodes were not remastered. Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

 

Disc 1- Side A
1. "Killer At Large"-with Martin E Brooks and Dennis Haysbert
2. "Battle Lines"-with Mitch Ryan
3. "If At First You Don't Succeed"
Side B
4. "Jamie"-with Jenilee Harrison and Randolph ManTooth
5. "Family"-with William Smithers
6. "Shadow of A Doubt"

Disc 2- Side A
7. "Homecoming"-with Donna Reed
8. "Oil Barron's Ball III"-with Morgan Woodward
9. "Shadows"
Side B
10. "Charlie"
11. "Barbeque Five"
12. "Do You Take This Woman"

Disc 3- Side A
13. "DeJa Vu"-with James Cromwell
14. "Odd Man Out"
15. "Lock Up In Laredo"

Side B
16. "Winds of War"
17. "Bail Out"
18. "Legacy Of Hate"

Disc 4-Side A

19. "Sins of the Fathers"
20. "The Brothers Ewing"
21. "Shattered Dreams"
Side B
22. "Dead Ends"
23. "Trial and Error"
24. "The Verdict"

Disc 5-Side A
25. "Sentences"
26. "Terms of Estrangement"-with Dack Rambo
27. "The Ewing Connection"-with John Zaremba
Side B
28. "Deeds and Misdeeds"-with John Larch
29. "Deliverance"
30. "Swan Song"-with Morgan Brittany, Jared Martin and David White

 

Extras

Disc 1-4: None

Disc 5-: Dallas Makeover-Travilla Style- (09:50)

 

Verdict

I watched this series from the get go and this season had some really good and strong stories. Defiantly pick up this season!

Rating: ****!


DALLAS-SEASON 9

DALLAS SEASON 9
If you don't count the miniseries as season 1, then this is actually season 8, the DREAM season where Patrick Duffy left the series feeling that his character has gone as far as it was going to go and Barbara Bel Geddes was having medical problems so she left for a while and came back and replaced actress Donna Reed as Miss Ellie. The season itself was quite interesting with Bobby being killed by Sue Ellen's sister Kristen and with J.R. to go on with the family business without him which lead to some shady oversees dealings with Barbara Carrera including a murder trial, weddings, medical traumas and kidnappings. In a nutshell, opportunities for Patrick Duffy simply were not there and the ratings were slipping with Bobby not there. A simple but effective plot device was made for Bobby's reappearance, the entire season was all a DREAM!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fairly good; There are a few specks and film dirt but not much. The episodes were not remastered. Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

 

Disc 1- Side A
1. "The Family Ewing"-with Ted Shackleford and John Zaremba
2. "Rock Bottom"-with Lou Diamond Phillips
3. "Those Eyes"
4. "Resurrection"-with Alan Fudge
Side B
5. "Saving Grace"
6. "Mothers"-with BiBi Besch
7. "The Wind of Change"-with Barbara Carrea
8. "Quandary"

Disc 2- Side A
9. "Close Encounters"
10. "Suffer The Little Children"
11. "The Prize"
12. "En Passant"
Side B
13. "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen"
14. "Curiosity Killed The Cat"
15. "The Missing Link"
16. "Twenty-Four Hours"-with Russell Johnson

Disc 3- Side A
17. "The Deadly Game"-with Marc Singer and Morgan Woodward
18. "Blame it on Bogota"
19. "Shadows Games"-with Alejandro Rey
20. "Missing"
Side B
21. "Dire Straits"-with Robert Pine
22. "Overture"
23. "Sitting Ducks"
24. "Masquerade"

Disc 4-Side A

25. "Just Desserts"-with Raymond St Jacques
26. "Nothings Ever Perfect"
27. "J R Rising"
28. "Serendipity"
Side B
29. "Thrice in A Lifetime"
30. "Hello, Goodbye Hello"-with Glen Corbett
31. "Blast From The Past"-with Patrick Duffy

Disc 5-Side A
32. "Sentences"
33. "Terms of Estrangement"-with Dack Rambo
34. "The Ewing Connection"-with John Zaremba
Side B
35. "Deeds and Misdeeds"-with John Larch
36. "Deliverance"
37. "Swan Song"-with Morgan Brittany, Jarad Martin and David White

 

Extras

Disc 1-5: Episodic Promos!

Disc 5-: Seasons of Change-(14:46)

 

Verdict

An interesting season with some nice twist but a lot of people did not like how the season ended.


DALLAS-SEASON 10


If you don't count the miniseries as season 1, then this is actually season 9, the Return to Camelot where Patrick Duffy comes back to the series and the previous season was all a dream! Not everybody liked the way Bobby came back but it was the only way that they could bring the character back without a lot of back-story. The ratings started going back up. The writers of the series wrote Susan Howard's character out of the series and as Patrick Duffy came back to the show, Victoria Principal said that she was leaving the series because her character has no other place to go. The only "extras" on this set are the original episodic promos for each episode.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fairly good; There are a few specks and film dirt but not much. The episodes were not remastered. Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

 

Disc 1- Side A
1. "Return To Camelot Pts 1 & 2"-with David White and Kristina Wayborn
2. "Pari Per Sue"-with William Smithers
3. "Once and Future King"
4. "Enigma"-with Morgan Woodward
Side B
5. "Trompe L"Oeil"
6. "Territorial Imperative-with George O Petrie
7. "The Second Time Around"
8. "Bells Are Ringing"
9. "Who's Who At the Oil Baron's Ball"

Disc 2- Side A
10. "Proof Positive"
11. "Something Old, Something New"
12. "Bar-B-Cued""
13. "The Fire Next Time"
Side B
14. "So Shall Ye Reap"-with Glenn Corbett
15. "Tick, Tock"
16. "Night Visitor"
17. "Cat and Mouse"
18. "High Noon for Calhoun"
19. "Olio"

 

Disc 3- Side A
20. "A Death In The Family"-with Amy Yasbeck
21. "Revenge of the Nerd"
22. "The Ten Percent Solution"
23. "Some Good, Some Bad"
24. "War And Peace"
Side B
25. "Ruthless People"
26. "The Dark At The End Of The Tunnel"
27. "Two-Fifty"
28. "Fall Of The House Of Ewing"

 

Extras

Disc 1-5: Episodic Promos!

 

Verdict

An interesting season with some nice twist but a lot of people did not like how the season started.


DALLAS-SEASON 12

Dallas-Season 12As the last season cliffhanger ends where J.R. is shot three times by Sue Ellen after Pearce is pushed out of the apartment window, this season picks up from where it left off where J. R. is taken to the hospital, and the way the season cliffhanger ends, where Sue Ellen has made a film about the Ewings and how bad it can be for J.R.! You'll have to watch the season to find out! This season would also mark the last season for Linda Gray. Some of the guest stars of this season were Andrew Stevens, Joseph Campenella, Chazz Palminteri, Ian McShane, Kathryn Lee Scott, Gayle Hunnicutt, Christopher Neame and Andrew Prine. The only "extras" on this set are the original episodic promos for each episode.

 



VIDEO
The video quality is fairly good; there are a few specks and film dirt but not much. The episodes were not remastered. Episodes are also uncut.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.



Disc 1- Side A
1. "Carousel"
2. "No Greater Love"
3. "The Call of the Wild"
4. "Out of the Frying Pan"-with Andrew Stevens
5. "Road Work"

Side B
6. "War & Love and the Whole Damned Thing"
7. "Showdown at the Ewing Corral"
8. "Deception"
9. "Counter Attack"
10. "The Sting"

Disc 2- Side A
11. "The Two Mrs. Ewings"
12. "The Switch"
13. "He-E-Ere's Papa"-with Chazz Palminteri
14. "Comings and Goings"
15. "Country Girl'

Side B
16. "Wedding Bell Blues"-with Ian McShane
17. "The Way We Were"
18. "The Serpent's Tooth"
19. "Three Hundred"
20. "April Showers"

Disc 3- Side A
21. "And Away We Go!"
22. "Yellow Brick Road"-with Kathryn Leigh Scott
23. "The Sound of Money"-with Gayle Hunnicutt

Side B
24. "The Great Texas Waltz"-with Christopher Neame
25. "Mission To Moscow"
26. "The Reel Life"-with Andrew Prine

Extras
Disc 1-5: Episodic Promos!


DALLAS-SEASON 13

Dallas Season 13Dallas season 13, the penultimate season from Warner Home Video has JR bringing Ewing Oil to the brink of bankruptcy, Cliff Barnes is on his way up the political ladder, Clayton and Miss Ellie are doing some detective work on their own from somebody in Miss Ellie's past and by the end of the season JR is kicking and screaming into a insane asylum by his newly found older son! Great stuff! This season would also mark the last season for Charlene Tilton. Some of the guest stars of this season were Lance Legault, Sasha Mitchell, Jan Merlin, Craig Littler, Marla Maples, Denver Pyle, Harold Gould and Clayton Moore! The only "extras" on this set are the original episodic promos for each episode.



VIDEO
The video quality is fairly good; there are a few specks and film dirt but not much. The episodes were not remastered. Episodes are also uncut.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

Disc 1- Side A
1. "Phantom of the Oil Rig"
2. "The Leopard's Spots"
3. "Cry Me A River of Oil"-with Lance Legault
4. "Ka-Booooom!"
5. "Sunrise, Sunset"-with Sasha Mitchell

Side B
6. "Pride & Prejudice"
7. "Fathers and Other Strangers"-with Jan Merlin
8. "Black Tide"
9. "Daddy Dearest"-with Craig Littler
10. "Hell's Fury"

Disc 2- Side A
11. "Cally On A Hot Tin Roof"-with Marla Maples
12. "Sex, Lies and Videotape"
13. "Tale of Two Cities"
14. "Judgement Day"
15. "Unchain My Heart"

Side B
16. "I Dream of Jeannie"-with Denver Pyle
17. "After Midnight"
18. "The Crucible"
19. "Dear Hearts and Gentle People"-with John Larch
20. "Paradise Lost"-with Clayton Moore!

Disc 3- Side A
21. "Will Power"
22. "The Smiling Cobra"
23. "Jessica Redux"
24. "Family Plot"

Side B
25. "The Southfork Wedding Jinx"
26. "Three, Three, Three Pt 1"-with Harold Gould and Mitch Pileggi
27. "Three, Three, Three Pt 2"-with Ken Foree

Extras
Disc 1-5: Episodic Promos!


DALLAS-SEASON 14

Dallas S14At long last after 14 seasons (13 if you don't count the miniseries as Season 1), the final season of Dallas is finally out from Warner Home Video! The series itself lasted an amazing 357 episodes that started back in 1978. It is now 1991 and the show has been running on empty for the last two seasons. Quite a few of the original cast had left the series by now and the show began to look tired. The season started off with J.R. trying his best to get out of the mental institution that he put himself into and Bobby and April are in Paris being kidnapped which unfortunately doesn't end too well and the series ends with a what the….??? when J.R. wanted to end it all sees an "Angel" that shows J.R. what it would be like without J.R. melding in everybody's life, a lot like "It's a Wonderful Life". You have to watch the very end to see what happens if you did not get the chance when the show was originally on. Some may like the ending and some may not. The producers did not know if the show was to come back the next season so it ended on a cliffhanger. It was truly nice to actually have Warner put the entire series out on DVD! Some of the guest stars of this season were Susan Lucci (All My Children), Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie), Eva La Rue (CSI: Miami), Barbara Luna (Star Trek), Kathleen Kinmont (Renegade), Linda Gray, Steve Kanaly and Joel Grey (Cabaret)! The only "extras" on this set are the original episodic promos for each episode.

VIDEO
The video quality is fairly good; there are a few specks and film dirt but not much. The episodes were not remastered. Episodes are also uncut. Each episode runs approx 47 mins and the last 2 parter is approx 95 mins.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

Disc 1-
1. "April in Paris"-with Susan Lucci & Ken Foree
2. "Charade"
3. "One Last Kiss"
4. "Terminus"-with Clifton James
5. "Tunnel of Love"

Disc 2-
6. "Heart and Soul"-with Gayle Hunnicutt
7. "The Fabulous Ewing Boys"
8. "The Odessa File"-with Barbara Eden
9. "Sail On"
10. "Lock, Stock and Jock"

Disc 3-
11. "S is For Seduction"
12. "Designing Women"
13. "90265"
14. "Smooth Operator"-with Barbara Luna and Kathleen Kinmont
15. "Win Some, Lose Some"-with Eva La Rue

Disc 4-
16. "Fathers and Sons and Fathers and Sons"
17. "When The Wind Blows"
18. "Those Darned Ewings"
19. "Farewell, My Lovely"
20. "Some Leave, Some Get Carried Out"

Disc 5-
21. "The Decline and Fall of the Ewing Empire"
22. "Conundrum (Parts 1 & 2)"-with Mary Crosby, Linda Gray, Joel Grey and Steve Kanaly

 

Extras
Disc 1-5: Episodic Promos!


DALLAS-THE COMPLETE MOVIE COLLECTION

Dallas MoviesThe Dallas Movie Collection is now available for the first time on DVD through Warner Home Video. I am very glad that Warner did this, so now the Dallas series is truly complete! This 2 disc set comprises of the prequel, "Dallas, The Early Years" followed by the two post Dallas Reunion films and the 2 hour documentary, "Return to Southfork". I must say that I have always been a huge fan of "Dallas" and enjoyed the two reunion movies and the special but have to say that I missed the opportunity to watch the Early Years when it was first shown. The four special I will briefly review:

"Dallas- The Early Years"-This prequel told the story on how Jock Ewing and Digger Barnes met up and became partners in the Oil business and how they fell out of friendship and the love they both had for Miss Ellie. Dave Midkiff played the younger Jock Ewing, he also played another iconic person, Elvis in "Elvis & Me", Hoyt Axton as Miss Ellie's Father and Marshall Thompson (Daktari, Men Into Space) as Dr Ted Johnson. Larry Hagman introduces the movie by talking to a reporter about the feud. The only thing that I did not like about it was the aspect ratio that Warner used. The screen is boxed all the way around. Don't care for that but otherwise, good prequel!

"Dallas-JR Returns"-Five years after the end of Dallas-The TV series, comes first of two reunion movies! Of the two, this one is the better in my opinion. The core original cast is back barring Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs), Barbara Bel Geddes (Miss Ellie), Howard Keel (Clayton Farlow) and Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing). Also, a nice but of continuity, the original actor to play J. R.'s son John Ross, also plays it here all grown up! Everybody thinking J.R. committed suicide on the last episode of the original series, he turns up ready to take back Ewing Oil once again! Bobby wants to sell Southfork and Cliff wants to sell Ewing Oil to J.R.'s arch nemesis, Carter McKay! J.R. finds a sneaky way of getting enough collateral to buy Ewing Oil back and becoming president of the rival company putting Carter McKay out! It was great to see Hagman get back in the saddle and steal the show as always!

"Dallas-War of the Ewings" -Was the second reunion movie with the same stars from the previous movie, with the exception of Steven Kanaly playing Ray Krebbs once again. This time, its two years later and now Bobby and Sue Ellen are running Ewing Oil and J. R., Weststar , Carter McKay is coming back to take over Weststar with the help of Sue Ellen. Underneath Ray's land is a vast wealth of oil that McKay wants to get his hands on so the malay ensues. The plot and storyline, you could drive a bus through, is still enjoyable to me!

"Dallas-Return To Southfork"-What a great show! A Reunion/Special about the long running prime time soap that lasted 357 episodes over 13 or 14 seasons depending how you count the seasons! Everybody is back for the special even Victoria Principal and Charlene Tilton and Ken Kervechal! There was a lot to cover in the 90 minute special including an online poll for the 10 most popular cliffhangers of the show. This special was also the first time Victoria Principal reunited with the cast since she left in 1987. Barbara Bel Geddes sent her best wishes to all but be not able to show up and ironically Howard Keel died the very night that the special aired. For the first time you are able to watch home movies and an outtake reel and bloopers that has never been shown before! You can also see the special on the fourth season of Dallas on DVD.

Finally all four specials rolled into one! I for one am happy that Warner did well with this set. Not to sound ungrateful, it would have been nice to have some extras like old or new interviews or something. There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is very good. Movies are uncut.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

 

Disc 1-
1. "Dallas-The Early Years"-with Dale Midkiff and Hoyt Axton (141 mins)
2. "Dallas-J. R. Returns"-with George Kennedy (86 mins)
Disc 2-
3. "Dallas-War of the Ewings" (98 mins)
4. "Dallas-Return To Southfork" (95 mins)

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None


DAVE'S WORLD SEASON 1

Daves World S1

Dave's World was a very popular comedy series that was shown on CBS for 4 seasons from 1990-1994. The show was based on the Dave Barry's humor columns that were in the Miami Herald. The show starred Harry Anderson as Dave Barry a writer for the Miami Herald and DeLane Matthews as his wife. Other stars of the show are Shadoe Stevens as Dave's boss and Meshach Taylor as the Barry's Plastic Surgeon friend. There were a few guest stars on the series such as Pat Morita, Fred Willard, Jane Curtain, Peter Scoreli, Amy Yasbeck, Phil Morris, and Florence Henderson as Dave's Mother In Law and Dave Barry himself in a cameo. This set consists of the first 23 episodes of the first season. There are no extras on this set.

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 22 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot"
2. "The Insecurity System"
3. "Martian Death Flu"
4. "The Anniversary Schmaltz"
5. "The Great Mandela of Life"
6. "I Sort of Saw What You Did"
7. "It's a Small Van After All"
8. "Heat Wave"-with Dave Barry

Disc 2- 1. "Writer's Block"
2. "Educating Rita"
3. "Death and Mom Takes a Holiday"-with Florence Henderson
4. "Exorcising with Dave Barry"-with Pat Morita
5. "I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus Pt 1"
6. "I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus Pt 2"
7. "Just Kidding"-with Fred Willard
8. "The Road Taken"

Disc 3- 1. "Shel in Love"
2. "Four Characters in Search of a Ring"
3. "Lost Weekend"-with Jane Curtain and Lyman Ward
4. "Rat Story"-with Patrick Warburton
5. "Six Years Old All All Washed Up"-with Peter Scolari
6. "The Funeral"-with Florence Henderson and Amy Yasbeck
7. "Saved By Estelle"-with Jackee Harry and Phil Morris

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None


Verdict

A great family show! I would highly recommend it! Bring on Season 2!


DAVE'S WORLD SEASON 2

Daves World S2

Dave's World was a very popular comedy series that was shown on CBS for 4 seasons from 1993-1997. The show was based on the Dave Barry's humor columns that were in the Miami Herald. The show starred Harry Anderson as Dave Barry a writer for the Miami Herald and DeLane Matthews as his wife. Other stars of the show are Shadoe Stevens as Dave's boss and Meshach Taylor as the Barry's Plastic Surgeon friend. There were a few guest stars on the series such as Sally Jesse Raphael, John Ritter, Mel Torme, Montel Williams and Alex Trebek with Florence Henderson as Dave's Mother In Law and Stella Stevens as Dave's Mother. This set consists of the all-25 episodes of the second season. There are no extras on this set.

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 22 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "I Lost It At The Movies"-with Emma Samms
2. "The Last Auction Hero"-with Sally Jesse Raphael
3. "A Room With A View"-with John Ritter and Markie Post
4. "Please Won't You Be My Neighbor"-Bill Macy and John Ritter
5. "You Can't Always Get What You Want"-with Jack Riley
6. "Gone with The Wind Pt 1"
7. "Gone with The Wind Pt 2"
8. "Lobster Envy"-with Dave Barry

Disc 2- 1. "Family Membership"-with George Murdock
2. "One Mump Or Two"
3. "Donor Party"-with Montel Williams
4. "How Long Has This Been Going On?"-with Florence Henderson
5. "Sorry Seems To Me The Hardest Word"-Mel Torme
6. "Dis Who's Coming To Dinner"
7. "A Pool's Paradise"
8. "Bear With Me"-with Alex Trebek

Disc 3- 1. "A Cut Above The Rest"
2. "The Country Girl"
3. "The Accidental Tourist"-with John Ritter
4. "The Joint Venture"
5. "Those Wedding Shel Blues"
6. "Nightmare On Maple Street"
7. "The Mommies"-with Florence Henderson and Stella Stevens
8. "Piano, No Strings"-Eugene Roche
9. "Tommy Doesn't Live Here Anymore"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None


Verdict

A great family show! I would highly recommend it! Bring on Season 3!


 

DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH-THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 1Defenders V1

A blurb from BCI Eclipse "Defenders of the Earth Vol 1"- Tyrant Ming the Merciless and his vast army of evil accomplices are working overtime to eliminate the human race. But the DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH, led by legendary crime-fighters The Phantom, Flash Gordon, Mandrake and his trusted confidant and bodyguard Lothar, join forces with their uniquely talented teenage children to challenge Ming and his evil followers in a series of great adventures.

In 1985, Marvel Comics teamed up with King Features Syndicate and DIC Productions to create "Defenders Of The Earth". It used 3 of the most popular Sunday comic strip heroes, Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician and the Phantom. With the team are Lothar, bodyguard to Mandrake and the children of the heroes. The stories take place in 2015. The first volume of this set contains the first 33 episodes of the series and thanks to BCI Eclipse again have a bountiful load of special features including interviews with the cast & crew, audio commentary for "Escape to Mongo", full length animated storyboard for "Terror In Time", galleries, scripts, art cards and detailed character profiles!

VIDEO

The video quality is superb! Digitally Remastered. There is a Play All feature. Excellent quality.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1-Side A
1. "Escape From Mongo"*
2. "The Creation Of Monitor"
3. "A Demon In His Pocket"
4. "A House Divided"
Side B
1. "Family Reunion"
2. "Bits 'N' Chips"
3. "Root Of Evil"
4. "Cold War"

Disc 2- Side A
1. "The Sleeper Awakes"
2. "The Revenge Of Astra"
3. "Hall Of Wisdom"
4. "The Mind Warriors"
Side B
1. "The Mind Warriors II"
2. "The Lost Jewels Of Tibet"
3. "The Evil Of Doctor Dark"
4. "Diamonds Are A Ming's Best Friend"

 

Disc 3-Side A
1. "The Men Of Frost"
2. "Battleground"
3. "The Panther Peril"
4. "Fury Of The Deep"
Side B
1. "The Defense Never Rests"
2. "Like Father, Like Daughter?"
3. "The Would Be Defender"
4. "Doorways Into Darkness"

Disc 4-Side A
1. "Deal With The Devil"
2. "Terror In Time"
3. "Ming's Household Helpers"
4. "The Starboy"
Side B
1. "The Book Of Mysteries"
2. "The Future Comes But Once"
3. "Kshin And The Ghost Ship"
4. "The Carnival Of Dr Khlihari"

Disc 5-
1. "The Mystery Of The Book"

Extras

Disc 5 : Interviews: Bill Hutten (06:02)
David J Corbett (06:00)
Loren Lester (08:21)
Peter Mark Richman (06:33)
Rick Norwood (06:32)
Audio Commentary on "Escape From Mongo" with the members of the cast & crew
Storyboard To Episode Comparison Episode # 126-"Terror In Time"
Character Biographies
Image Galleries
DVD Rom Features-Scripts & Storyboards
Model Sheet Slideshow (22 Sheets)
Art Cards done by Mike Allred and Rafael Kayanan
Detailed Character Profiles-Text & Video
Trivia and Fun Facts
Bonus Episode: Flash Gordon-Episode 1-"A Planet In Peril"
Original Presentation Pilot (07:31)

 

Verdict

I would defiantly recommend buying this set! The picture and audio quality are great! The extras are phenomenal! I can't wait for Set 2!

 

Rating; *****!


DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH-COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 2

Defenders V1A blurb from BCI Eclipse "Defenders of the Earth Vol 2"- Tyrant Ming the Merciless and his vast army of evil accomplices are working overtime to eliminate the human race. But the DEFENDERS OF THE EARTH, led by legendary crime-fighters The Phantom, Flash Gordon, Mandrake and his trusted confidant and bodyguard Lothar, join forces with their uniquely talented teenage children to challenge Ming and his evil followers in a series of great adventures.

In this volume are the final 32 episodes of the series. The series was well written and deserves to have a look. There are ample special features on this set including interviews with the creators of the series, a audio commentary on the episode "Return of the Sky Band", detailed character profiles, galleries, scripts and storyboards, art cards and even a bonus move "The Story Begins"!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is superb! Digitally Remastered. There is a Play All feature. Excellent quality.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1-Side A
1. "The Gods Awake"
2. "The Ghost Walks Again"
3. "Flash Times Four"
4. "The Frozen Heart"
Side B
1. "Rick Gordon, One Man Army"
2. "The Rites Of Zesnan"
3. "Audie and Tweak"
4. "Return Of The Sky Band"*

Disc 2- Side A
1. "Dracula's Potion"
2. "One Of The Guys"
3. "100 Proof Highway"
4. "The Time Freezer"
Side B
1. "The Prince Makes His Move"
2. "The Prince Triumphant"
3. "The Prince Weds"
4. "The Prince's Royal Hunt"

Disc 3-Side A
1. "The Prince Dethroned"
2. "Lothar's Homecoming"
3. "Suspended Sabotage"
4. "Call Of The Eternals"
Side B
1. "The Return Of Doctor Dark"
2. "The Deadliest Battle"
3. "The Necklace Of Oros"
4. "Torn Space"

Disc 4-Side A
1. "Ming Winter"
2. "The Golden Queen"
3. "The Gravity Of Ming"
4. "Flesh And Blood"
Side B
1. "The Drowning World"
2. "The Adoption Of Kshin"
3. "Street Smarts"
4. "The Thunder Lizards Of Ming"

Disc 5-
1. Special Features Disc

 

Extras

Disc 5: Interviews: Bruce Malek (11:55)
David Wise (11:30)
Michael Swanigan (03:54)
Audio Commentary on "Return Of The Sky Band" with Members of the Cast & Crew
Original Model Sheet Gallery
Detailed Character Profiles- (Text & Video)
Trivia And Fun Facts
Bonus Movie: Defenders Of The Earth-The Story Begins (Approx 90 Minutes)
Bonus Episode: Flash Gordon-Episode 1-A Planet In Peril
Art Cards done by Mike McKone and Stephen Sadowski
DVD Rom Features-Scripts & Storyboards

 

Verdict

I would recommend buying this set! The picture and audio quality are great! The extras are great! Well worth the buy for a fan of Animation and to complete the series.

 

Rating; *****!



DINOSAURS-SEASONS 3 AND 4

Dinosaurs S3 & 4A blurb from Disney about Dinosaurs Seasons3 and Season 4: The brainosauraus of Jim Henson, the award-winning comedy series brings state-of-the-art puppetry and audio animatronics to the screen-and a whole new meaning to the words "family fun".


From 1991 to 1994 on ABC TV, a very innovative and well-written series premiered called "Dinosaurs" from the great mind of Jim Henson. The show was about a family of Dinosaurs living at home with different social issues they went through and solved. The show is almost a cross between "The Flintstones" and "The Honeymooners"! The show at the time had state of the art puppetry that was already pioneered by Henson and something sort of new to him, Audio Animatronics. It took up to three people to work the life size puppets plus the voice talent. Some of the voice talent when on to bigger things such as Jason Alexander, and Richard Picardo. The series starred the voices of Stuart Pankin as Earl Sinclair and Jessica Walter as his wife Fran. Also in the cast where Sally Struthers as their daughter Charlene, Sherman Hemsley as Earl's boss B.P Richfield and Michael McKean doing a host of other voices. This set which is the final 2 seasons has a host of extras including audio commentaries on two episodes with the shows creators, two featurettes one called "I'm the Baby, Gotta Love Me!" and "Creatures with a Cause: The Issue of Dinosaurs" about the final episode of the series. The last 7 episodes did not air which are on the fourth disc with a few more tidbits. To watch these shows properly, watch the episode "Changing Nature" last. That episode is the final episode of the series and it is on Disc 3. I did enjoy watching this show when it was on and it is great to watch them again without any worries of commercials.

VIDEO

The film quality is great! The series has been remastered from its original negatives. Each episode runs approx 23 minutes. There is also a Play All feature on each disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. The DVD's are in mono as well.

Disc 1- 1. "Nature Calls" with-Sally Kellerman, Richard Simmons*
2. "Baby Talk" with-None
3. "Network Genius" with-Jason Alexander, Richard Picardo
4. "The Discovery" with-None
5. "Little Boy Boo" with-None
6. "Germ Warfare" with-Dan Castellaneta
7. "Hungry For Love" with- Wendie Jo Sperber
8. "License To Parent" with- None
9. "Charlene's Flatworld" with- Robert Picardo, John Glover

Disc 2- 1. "Wilderness Weekend" with-None
2. "The Son Also Rises" with-Robert Picardo
3. "Getting to Know You" with-None
4. "Green Card" with-Joe Flaherty
5. "Out Of The Frying Pan" with-Jason Alexander
6. "Steroids To Heaven" with-None
7. "Honey, I Miss The Kids" with-None
8. "Swamp Music" with-None
9. "Dirty Dancin'" with- Conchata Ferrell
10. "If You Were A Tree" with-David Warner

Disc 3- 1. "We Are Not Alone" with-Jason Alexander
2. "Charlene And Her Amazing Humans" with-Jeffrey Tambor
3. "The Clip Show II" with-Paxton Whitehead
4. "Monster Under The Bed" with-None
5. "Earl, Don't Be A Hero" with-None
6. "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" with- Tim Curry
7. "Driving Miss Ethyl" with-None
8. "Earl's Big Jackpot" with- Tim Curry
9. "Terrible Twos" with-John Glover
10. "Changing Nature" with-None

Disc 4-1. "Into The Woods" with-None*
2. "Scent Of A Reptile" with-None
3. "Working Girl" with-Joe Flaherty
4. "Variations On A Theme Park" with-None
5. "Life In The Faust Lane" with-Tim Curry
6. "Earl & Pearl" with-None
7. "Georgie Must Die" with-Tim Curry, Ed Asner

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: I'm The Baby, Gotta Love Me (05:46)
Creatures With A Cause-The Issue Of Dinosaurs (09:19)

 

Verdict

One of the best family series to come out of the 90's. Disney has done a great job with this set and I would wholeheartedly recommend this set to buy!

 

Rating; *****!


Dynasty S3V1DYNASTY SEASON 3 VOLUME 1

The series that fought against "Dallas" for ratings is "Dynasty" starting its 3rd season with this set of Volume 1! Starring John Forsythe and Linda Evans and of course the J.R. of the series, Joan Collins! This set comprises of the 1st 12 episodes of the 3rd season. Some of the guest stars are Tim O'Connor, Simon McCorkindale, and Henry Darrow. The series lasted for 9 seasons from 1980 to 1989 and spun off the series "The Colbys" starring Charlton Heston. This 3-disc set has no extras.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Digitally remastered and restored.
All episodes are approx. 47 minutes long. There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Plea"-with Tim O'Connor and Don Dubbins
2. "The Roof"-with Kabir Bedi, R.G. Armstrong and Joanne Linville
3. "The Wedding"-with John Larch and Robert Clarke
4. "The Will"-with Simon McCorkindale

Disc 2- 1. "The Siblings"
2. "Mark"
3. "Kirby"-with Paul Burke
4. "La Mirage"

Disc 3- 1. "Acapulco-with Henry Darrow
2. "The Locket"-with John Crawford
3. "The Search"
4. "Samantha"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

 

Verdict

Dynasty was a great show and I cannot wait until Volume 2!


DYNASTY SEASON 3 VOLUME 2

dynasty S3V2

The series that fought against "Dallas" for ratings is "Dynasty" continuing its 3rd season with this set of Volume 2! Starring John Forsythe and Linda Evans and of course the J.R. of the series, Joan Collins! This set comprises of the last 12 episodes of the 3rd season. This set includes the famous fight in the water fountain episode! Some of the guest stars are Peter Mark Richman, David Hedison and Joanne Linville. The series lasted for 9 seasons from 1980 to 1989 and spun off the series "The Colbys" starring Charlton Heston. This 3-disc set has no extras.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Digitally remastered and restored.
All episodes are approx. 47 minutes long. There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Danny"-with John Larch and James Hong
2. "Madness"
3. "Two Flights to Haiti"
4. "The Mirror"

Disc 2- 1. "Battle Lines"-with Peter Mark Richman and John Crawford
2. "Reunion in Singapore"-with Paul Burke
3. "Farther & Sons"
4. "The Downstairs Bride"-with David Hedison and John McCook

Disc 3- 1. "The Vote"-with Grant Goodeve
2. "The Dinner"-with Joanne Linville
3. "The Treat"
4. "The Cabin"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

 

Verdict


Dynasty was a great show and I cannot wait until Series 4 Volume 1!


DYNASTY-SEASON 4 VOLUME 1

DynastyS4V1The series that fought against "Dallas" for ratings is "Dynasty" continuing its 4th season with this set of Volume 1! Starring John Forsythe and Linda Evans and of course the J.R. of the series, Joan Collins! This set comprises of the first 14 episodes of the 4th season. Some of the guest stars are David Ackroyd, Royce D Applegate and of course Michael Nader as Dex! The series lasted for 9 seasons from 1980 to 1989 and spun off the series "The Colbys" starring Charlton Heston. This 3-disc set has no extras.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Digitally remastered and restored.
All episodes are approx. 47 minutes long. There is also a Play All feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Arrest"-with David Ackroyd
2. "The Bungalow"
3. "The Note"
4. "The Hearing" Part 1-with Milton Selzer
5. "The Hearing" Part 2-John Randolph

Disc 2- 1. "Tender Commrades"-with Royce D Applegate
2. "Tracy"
3. "Dex"-with Michael Nader
4. "Peter De Vikbis"
5. "The Proposal"

Disc 3- 1. "Carousel"
2. "The Wedding"
3. "The Ring"
4. "Lancelot"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

 

Verdict


Dynasty was a great show and is getting more interesting! I cannot wait until Series 4 Volume 2!


EARLY EDITION SEASON 1

Early Edition S1

 

In 1996 a unique series came to the air on CBS. The show was called "Early Edition". It starred Kyle Chandler and Fisher Stevens about a man that receives a newspaper every morning by a cat and sees tomorrow news today. He does his best to help or save people in harm and when he does they disappear of the newspaper. This set consists of the first 23 episodes from the series. The only special features on the set are the original episodic promos.

 

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 44 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot"-with Milo O'Shea and Felicity Huffmann
2. "The Choice"-with John Rubinstein
3. "Baby"-with Cynthia Nixon
4. "The Reaper"

Disc 2- 1. "Thief Swipes Mayor's Dog"-with Fyuush Finkel
2. "Hoops"-with Michael Warren
3. "After Midnight"
4. "Gun"

Disc 3- 1. "His Girl Thursday"
2. "The Wrong Man"
3. "Christmas"-with M. Emmet Walsh
4. "Frost Bit"

Disc 4- 1. "Mob Wife"
2. "The Wall" Part 1
3. "The Wall" Part 2-with Lou Rawls
4. "Bat Masterson"

Disc 5- 1. "The Jury"-with Kevin McCarthy
2. "Psychic"-with Kathy Najimy
3. "The Cat"-with Marion Ross
4. "Phantom of the Opera"

Disc 6-1. "Faith" -with Robert Picardo
2. "Dad"-with William Devane
3. "Love is Blind"-with Tara Lipinsky

Extras

Disc 1: Episodic Promos

Disc 2: Episodic Promos

Disc 3: Episodic Promos

Disc 4: Episodic Promos

Disc 5: Episodic Promos

Disc 6: Episodic Promos


Verdict

A great show with sci-fi undertones. A great set for your collection.


EARLY EDITION SEASON 2

Early Edition S2The second season of "Early Edition" is now on DVD. It stars Kyle Chandler and Fisher Stevens about a man that receives a newspaper every morning by a cat and sees tomorrow news today. He does his best to help or save people in harm and when he does they disappear of the newspaper. This set consists of 22 episodes that comprise the second season. Guest stars in this season are such luminaries as Liz Vassey, Paul Dooley, Louis Gossett Jr, Kevin Dobson and Charles Durning to name a few. The only special features on the set are the original episodic promos.

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 44 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Home"-with Liz Vassey and Paul Dooley
2. "The Medal"-with Louis Gossett Jr
3. "The Wedding"
4. "Jenny Sloane"-with Robyn Lively

Disc 2- 1. "Downsized"
2. "Angels And Devils"-with Nia Peeples
3. "Redfellas"
4. "March In Time"-with Kevin Dobson

Disc 3- 1. "A Regular Joe" -with Charles Durning and Dick Butkus
2. "A Bris Is Just A Bris"
3. "A Minor Miracle"-with Tim Kazurinsky
4. "Romancing The Throne"

Disc 4- 1. "Walk, Don't Run"-with George Murdock
2. "The Return Of Crumb"
3. "Mum's The Word"-with Hector Elizondo
4. "Where Or When"-with George Wallace
5. "The Fourth Carpathian"

Disc 5- 1. "The Quality of Mercy"
2. "Show Me The Monet"-with Ian Ogilvy
3. "Don't Walk Away, Renee"
4. "Hot Time In Old Town"
5. "Second Sight"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Episodic Promos

Disc 2: Episodic Promos

Disc 3: Episodic Promos

Disc 4: Episodic Promos

Disc 5: Episodic Promos


THE EQUALIZER LIMITED EDITION-THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Equalizer-Complete SeriesIt is finally here! In a Limited Edition Too! And for the first time, The Complete series! It's "The Equalizer" coming to you from Visual Entertainment Incorporated! This underrated series ran on CBS from 1985-1989 and over 88 episodes. The series is about a former British Intelligence agent that became tired with the spy life and wants to atone by helping the less fortunate by not charging anyone for his services, righting the wrongs is payment enough. In the course of 4 seasons, he has helped fight against child pornography, corrupt cops, drug dealers and the Mob among other threats. The show itself had some controversy mainly because of the use of violence which was a bit much for American TV at that time, but is considered tame by today's viewers. It had the city government of New York City up in arms due to the depiction of New York streets and citizens in the show. In other words, gave the city a bad name. In the series he left "The Agency" and his marriage and who he used to work for, keeps coming back wanting his help as well. He also has a strained relationship with his son that he has not seen in quite a few years and tries to make amends to him.

The first two seasons ran wonderfully well but the third season had its problems with Edward Woodward suffering a mild heart attack which he was out of most of the episodes of that season but came back to finish the season and doing season 4. The momentum of the series dragged in the third and fourth seasons. They were set for a fifth season but the powers that be canceled the series due to keeping Murder She Wrote on the air. It has been said that 70% of the series music is original but VEI could not get rights to the remainder of the music. The UK release of the series has all of the original music.

There was a galaxy of stars that graced the show over the 4 years that it was on the air. Some notable stars include Robert Lansing, Jerry Stiller, Adam Ant, Reginald Van Johnson (Die Hard, Family Matters), Burt Young (Rocky), Joseph Wiseman (Dr. No), Jim Dale (Carry On Films), Meatloaf, Ray Sharkey (Wise Guy), Fred Williamson, Robert Davi (License To Kill), Ron O'Neal (Superfly), Tony Shalhoub (Monk), Linda Thorson (The Avengers), Laurie Metcalf (Rosanne), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing), Melissa Sue Anderson (Little House On The Prairie), Anthony Zerbe, Dennis Christopher (Fade To Black), Telly Savalas (Kojak), Tom Atkins (Night Of The Creeps), Robert Mitchum, Richard Jordon, E.G. Marshall, Theodore Bikel (Fiddler On The Roof), Jenny Agutter (Logan's Run), Hector Elizondo (Pretty Woman), Roy Dotrice (Beauty & The Beast) and up and coming stars such as Melissa Leo (The Players Handbook), Ed O'Neill (Married With Children, Modern Family), Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina The Teenage Witch), Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement), Kim Delaney (China Beach), Earl Hindman (Home Improvement), John Goodman (Rosanne), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Law & Order CI), Jerry O'Connell (Sliders), Sam Rockwell (Iron Man II), Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead), Christopher Meloni (Law & Order SUV), Cynthia Nixon (Sex In The City), Kevin Spacey (American Beauty, House Of Cards) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix Films).

 

What makes this set really cool and unique is that along with the complete series of the Equalizer, you also get the complete series of the CI5: The New Professionals-starring Woodward which is a "sequel" to the original British Action series "The Professionals". The New series doesn't hold a candle to the old but was still pretty good! The guest stars of this series were Mary Tamm (Doctor Who), Don Warrington (Rising Damp), Michael Brandon (Dempsey & Makepeace), Kathryn Lee Scott (Dark Shadows) and Prentis Hancock (Space:1999). It also includes the last movie Edward Woodward ever made "A Congregation of Ghosts" in 2009. He died during post production of the film. There is an audio commentary on the pilot episode of "The Equalizer", the set also comes with an image gallery and an almost hour documentary on the Equalizer with the cast and crew. I would defiantly get this set! It is full of extras and two great series for one price!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! No real dropouts or problems!

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot-The Equalizer"-w/ Robert Lansing & Jerry Stiller Season 1
2. "China Rain"
3. "The Defector"-with Melissa Leo
4. "The Lock Box"-with Adam Ant

Disc 2- 5. "Lady Cop"-with Reginald Van Johnson
6. "The Confirmation Day"-with Burt Young and Joseph Wiseman
7. "The Children's Song"-with Bradley Whitford & Ed O'Neill
8. "The Distant Fire"

Disc 3- 9. "Mama's Boy"-with Jim Dale and Alex Winter
10. "Bump & Run"-with Meatloaf and Charles S Dutton
11. "Desperately"-with Ray Sharkey
12. "Reign Of Terror"-with Fred Williamson

Disc 4- 13. "Back Home"-with Frank Converse
14. "Out Of The Past"-with Sandy Dennis
15. "Dead Drop"-with Robin Curtis
16. "Wash-Up"-with Robert Davi, Joe Spinell and Ron O'Neal

Disc 5- 17. "Torn"-with Zohra Lampert, Melissa Joan Hart and Patricia Richardson
18. "Unnatural Causes"-with Kim Delaney
19. "Breakpoint"-Tony Shalhoub and Phyllis Newman
20. "No Conscience"-Linda Thorson and Laurie Metcalf

Disc 6- 21. "Unpunished Crimes"-Dan Hedaya
22. "Pretenders"-with Tony Musante

Disc 7- 1. "Prelude" Season 2
2. "Nocturne"-with Jessica Harper & Michael Parks
3. "A Community of Civilized Men"-with Jennifer Grey
4. "Joyride"-with Christian Slater

Disc 8- 5. "Shades of Darkness"-with William Sadler & Edward Binns
6. "Nightscape"-with Frances Fisher
7. "Counterfire"
8. "The Line"

Disc 9- 9. "Tip on a Sure Thing"
10. "The Cup"-with Dennis Christopher
11. "Heartstrings"-with Michelle Dotrice
12. "High Performance"

Disc 10- 13. "Beyond Control"
14. "Carnal Persuasion"
15. "Memories Of Manon" Part 1-with Melissa Sue Anderson
16. "Memories Of Manon" Part 2-with Anthony Zerbe

Disc 11- 17. "Solo"-with Kevin Spacey
18. "A Place To Stay"-with Ed Lauter
19. "Coal Black Soul"-with Earl Hindman
20. "First Light"-with Lori Loughlin

Disc 12- 21. "Hand And Glove"-with William H Macy
22. "Re-Entry"-with John Goodman & Steve Buscemi

Disc 13- 1. "Blood And Wine" Part 1-with Telly Savalas Season 3
2. "Blood And Wine" Part 2-with Tom Atkins
3. "Suspicion OF Innocence"-with Vincent D'Onofrio
4. "In The Money"-with Oliver Platt

Disc 14- 5. "Encounter In A Closed Room"-with Michael Moriarity
6. "Mission: McCall" Part 1-with Robert Mitchum
7. "Mission: McCall" Part 2-with Richard Jordon
8. "Shadow Play"

Disc 15- 9. "Inner View"
10. "The Rehearsal"-with Chris Cooper
11. "Christmas Presence"
12. "A Dance On The Dark Side"-with Amanda Plummer

Disc 16- 13. "The Child Broker"-with Jerry O'Connell and Sam Rockwell
14. "Video Games"-with Daniel Davis
15. "Something Green"-with Macaulay Culkin
16. "The Mystery On Manon" Part 1

Disc 17- 17. "The Mystery Of Manon" Part 2
18. "No Place Like Home"-with Michael Rooker
19. "Last Call"
20. "Regrets Only"-with Debra Jo Rupp

Disc 18- 21. "Target Of Choice"
22. "Always A Lady"-with Joseph Mascolo

Disc 19- 1. "The Last Campaign"-with Stanley Tucci and EG Marshall Season 4
2. "Sea Of Fire"
3. "Riding The Elephant"-with James Hong and Mako
4. "Eighteen With A Bullet"

Disc 20- 5. "Day Of The Covenant"-with Theodore Bikel
6. "Splinters"-with Christopher Meloni
7. "Making Of A Martyr"-with Sally Jessy Raphael
8. "The Sins Of Our Fathers"

Disc 21- 9. "The Visitation"-with Jenny Agutter
10. "Past Imperfect"-with Hector Elizondo
11. "Trial By Ordeal"-with Roy Dotrice and Sylvia Sidney
12. "Silent Fury"-with Cynthia Nixon

Disc 22- 13. "Lullaby Of Darkness"
14. "17 Zebra"
15. "Starfire"-with George Plimpton
16. "Time Present, Time Past"-with Shirley Knight

Disc 23- 17. "Prisoners Of Conscience"-with Pat Hingle and Dan O'Herlihy
18. "The Caper"-with Maureen Stapleton
19. "Heart Of Justice"
20. "Race Traitors"-with Laurence Fishburne

Disc 24- 21. "Endgame"
22. "Suicide Squad"-with Ving Rhames

Disc 25- 1. "Back To Business" CI5: The New Professionals
2. "Phoenix"-with Mary Tamm and Gayle Hunnicutt
3. "Tusk Force"-with Don Warrington
4. "Hostage"-with John Castle

Disc 26- 5. "First Strike"
6. "Samurai Wind"-with John Carson and Patrick Mower
7. "Skorpion"-with Michael Brandon

Disc 27- 8. "Choice Cuts"-with Kathryn Lee Scott
9. "Miss Hit"
10. "Orbit"

Disc 28- 11. "High Speed"
12. "Souvenir"-with Prentis Hancock
13. "Glory Days"

Disc 29- 1. "Movie-A Congregation Of Ghosts"

Disc 30- 1. The Story Of The Equalizer (43:31)

 

Extras

Disc 1- Audio Commentary on the pilot by creator Michael Sloan

Disc 2- None

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Disc 28- None

Disc 29- None

Disc 30- Image Gallery (02:04)


EVENING SHADE-SEASON 1

EVENING SHADE S1

Evening Shade is one of Burt Reynolds's most popular series that he has done! The show premiered in 1990 and ran for 4 seasons. This set comprises of the 1st 24 episodes of the first season including the pilot for the series. The show is about an ex-football player that retires and becomes the coach of the local university in a sleepy little town called Evening Shade in the state of Arkansas. Linda Bloodworth-Thomason who also created Designing Women who happens to be from Arkansas created the show! There are no extras on this set.



VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 23 mins each except for the pilot, which is 48 mins.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "A Day in the Life of Wood Newton"
2. "There Once Was a Boy Named Wood"-with Billy Bob Thorton
3. "Whatever Happened to Clutch Newton"
4. "Sadie Hawkin's Dance"
5. "Fast Women"

Disc 2- 1. "The Moustache Show"-with Ted McGinley
2. "All For Charity"
3. "Something to Hold Onto"-with Rick Hurst
4. "Mr. Mom"
5. "Hooray for Wood"-with Charles Nelson Reilly

Disc 3- 1. "The Wood Who Stole Christmas"
2. "Wood and Ava and Gil and Madeline"-with Erin Gray
3. "Wood's Thirtieth Reunion"-with James Hampton and Doug McClure
4. "Vote Early and Often"-with Royce Applegate
5. "Chip Off The Old Brick"-with Brian Keith and Henry Gibson

Disc 4- 1. "The Trials of Wood Newton"-with Paul Dooley
2. "Into the Woods"
3. "Nothing to Fear but Harvey Liljack
4. "Gambler's Annomoyous"-with Kenny Rogers
5. "Sex Education"

Disc 5- 1. "I Am Wood Hear Me Roar"
2. "Herman & Margaret sitting in a Tree"
3. "Far From The Madden Crowd"-with Terry Bradshaw
4. "The Baby Show"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None


Verdict

A great family show! I would highly recommend it! Bring on Season 2!



FLASH GORDON-COMPLETE SERIES

Flash GordonA blurb from Ink and Paint about Flash Gordon: The Complete Animated Series:" Forced to crash-land his space ship on Mongo-a bizarre planet ruled by the tyrannical Emperor, Ming the Merciless-Flash Gordon and his companions, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov, face danger and excitement! To save themselves from doom at the hands of the evil Ming and his ruthless Metal Men, they must find a way to bring together the citizens of Mongo and their leaders, including Thun the Lion Man, winged King Vultan of the Hawkmen, and bow-wielding Prince Barin of Arboria.


Flash Gordon was a childhood movie serial hero that I used to watch on our local Saturday afternoon Horror show called "Creature Feature" with the host Dr. Paul Bearer. Filmation did a great job with the character in this 1979 animated series. The animation was a mixture of classic Filmation animation and a process called "Roto-scoping" where they would trace over live footage to make it look more life like. Again, BCI Eclipse and Ink and Paint have done a fantastic job with this set and it is packed full of extras with Audio Commentaries on 3 episodes and even a bonus episode of Flash Gordon from the "Defenders of the Earth" series among other extras.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is very good! Note that starting in season 2 the episodes were 2, roughly 12 minute episode to make one show. The shows were also done like chapters from the old movie serials. There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is Mono on this set but can be heard quite clearly.

Disc 1- 1. "A Planet in Peril" *
2. "The Monsters of Mongo"
3. "King of the Hawkmen"
4. "To Save Earth"
5. "The Beast Men's Prey"
6. "Into The Water World"
7. "Adventure in Arbaria"

Disc 2- 1. "The Frozen World"
2. "Monster of the Glacier"
3. "Blue Magic"
4. "King Flash"
5. "Tournament of Death"
6. "Castaways in Tropica"
7. "The Desert Hawk"

Disc 3- 1. "Vultan-Revolt of the Powermen"
2. "Ming's Last Battle"
3. "Gremlin The Dragon/Royal Wedding"
4. "Sir Gremlin"*/Deadly Double
5. "The Game/The Seed"
6. "Witch Woman/Micro Menace"
7. "Flashback/The Warrior"

Disc 4-1. "The Freedom Balloon/Sacrifice of the Volcano Men"
2. "Beware of Gifts/The Memory Bank of Ming
3. "Survival Game/Gremlin's Finest Hour"*

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary on "A Planet Of Peril" by Lou Scheimer and Darrel McNeil

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: Audio Commentary on "Sir Gremlin" by Lou Scheimer and Tom Ruegger

Disc 4: Audio Commentary on " Gremlin's Finest Hour" by Michael Reeves
Blasting Off with Flash Gordon! -Documentary (21:32)
Storyboards-Barin Sequence and Metalmen Sequence
Bonus Episode-"Escape form Mongo" from Defenders of the Earth series (21:56)
Flash Gordon Chronicles-Heroes, Villains, Aliens settings- (Text Only)
DVD-Rom Feature-Scripts for all episodes, storyboards and Flash Gordon Bible

 

Verdict

If you are a fan of the comics of the newspaper and of the old movie serials or Science Fiction for that matter, then you need to get this set! The picture and audio quality are great. The extras are quite good and the audio commentaries give insightful information that was not presently known about the workings of the show.

 

Rating; *****!



THE BEST OF THE FLIP WILSON SHOW

Best Of Flip WilsonA blurb from Rhino Home Video about "The Best of the Flip Wilson Show: The Flip Wilson Show was an instant smash when it premiered on NBC in September 1970, becoming the highest-rated variety program on television. In a bold departure from the standard fare of the time, The Flip Wilson Show did without large production numbers, house band, regular cast, or elaborate sets.

Flip Wilson had a hard upbringing and he was 1 of 18 children. When he was in the Armed Forces his fellow soldiers would always said that he was "Flipped out" so the name "Flip" stuck. Flip performed on the Ed Sullivan Show and the Tonight Show before he had his own show in 1970. His show opened a lot of doors for Black Actors and Actresses and comedians of all types and many big name stars. The show ran for 4 seasons ending in 1974. He died of cancer in 1998 at the age of 64. This 3-disc set includes 6 of the best episodes from the Flip Wilson Show. The Special Features include Episode introductions from Tim Conway and Phyllis Diller and 2 rare Animated TV Specials with the character Clerow Wilson.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is pretty good! There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

 

Disc 1-
1. Episode 49-with George Carlin and Joe Namath
2. Episode 65-with Albert Brooks, Bill Russell and Johnny and June Carter Cash

Disc 2-
3. Episode 71-with Ray Charles, Phyllis Diller and the Committee
4. Episode 80-with Red Foxx, Helen Reddy and Joan Rivers

 

Disc 3-
5. Episode 84-with Richard Pryor and Tim Conway
6. Episode 94-with Tony Randall, Lena Horne and Boy & Ray

 

Extras


Disc 1- Interview with Producer Bob Henry (09:03)
1972 Animated TV Special-Clerow Wilson and the Miracle of P.S. 14 (25:17)

Disc 2- Introduction to Episode 71 with Phyllis Diller (1:00)
Photo Gallery (36) pictures
1974 Animated TV Special-Clerow Wilson's Great Escape (24:43)

Disc 3-Portrait Of An Artist- (Text Only)

 

Verdict

Not a bad compilation of episodes at all! Hopefully they will bring these shows out as Season box sets!

 

Rating: ****!


FRIDAY THE 13TH-THE SERIES SEASON 1

Friday 13thS1

I was not a big fan of the Friday the 13th movies but was a big fan of the TV series that premiered in 1987. The story is about 2 distant cousins that inherit a curiosity shop from their uncle that made a deal with the devil! The show lasted for three seasons and ran the gamete of the supernatural! Guest stars from the first season were R. G. Armstrong, Ray Walston, Keye Luke and Michael Constantine. The video quality is a little to be desired but considering the technology with the video format was used its not that bad. This set includes all 26 episodes from the first season with a launch promo and sales presentation.

 

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 45 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Inheritance-with R. G. Armstrong
2. "The Poison Pen"
3. "Cupid's Quiver"
4. "A Cup Of Time"

Disc 2- 1. "Hellowe'en"-with R. G. Armstrong
2. "The Great Montarro"
3. "Doctor Jack"
4. "Shadow Boxer"
5. "Root of All Evil"

Disc 3- 1. "Tales of the Undead"-with Ray Walston
2. "Scarecrow"
3. "Faith Healer"
4. "The Baron's Bride"
5. "Bedazzled"

Disc 4- 1. "Vanity's Mirror"
2. "Tattoo"-with Keye Luke
3. "Brain Drain"-with Carrie Snoadgrass
4. "The Electrocutioner"

Disc 5- 1. "The Quilt of Hathor"
2. "Quilt of Hathor-The Awakening"
3. "Double Exposure"-with Gary Frank
4. "The Pirate's Promise"

Disc 6-1. "Badge of Honor"
2. "Pipe Dreams"-with Michael Constantine
3. "What a Mother Wouldn't Do"
4. "Bottle of Dreams"-with R.G.Armstrong

Extras

Disc 1: Launch Promo-(0:43)

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: Sales Presentation-(09:27)


Verdict

A great show with Supernatural and Sci-Fi undertones. A good 1st season!


FRIDATHE 13TH-THE SERIES SEASON 2

Friday 13 s2

 

I was not a big fan of the Friday the 13th movies but was a big fan of the TV series that premiered in 1987. The story is about 2 distant cousins that inherit a curiosity shop from their uncle that made a deal with the devil! The show lasted for three seasons and ran the gamete of the supernatural! Guest stars from the second season were R. G. Armstrong, John Byner, Art Hindle and singer Vanity. The video quality is a little to be desired but considering the technology with the video format was used its not that bad. This set includes all 26 episodes from the second season. There are no extras on this set.

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 45 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Doorway To Hell-with R. G. Armstrong
2. "The Voodoo Mambo"
3. "And Now The News"
4. "Tails I Live, Heads You Die"

Disc 2- 1. "Symphony in B#"
2. "Master of Disguise"
3. "Wax Magic"
4. "Read My Lips"-with John Byner
5. "13 O'clock"

Disc 3- 1. "Night Hunger"
2. "The Sweetest Sting"-with Art Hindle
3. "The Playhouse"
4. "Eye Of Death"
5. "Face of Evil"

Disc 4- 1. "Better Off Dead"
2. "Scarlet Cinema"
3. "The Mephisto Ring"
4. "A Friend In The End"

Disc 5- 1. "The Butcher"
2. "Mesmer's Bauble"-with Vanity
3. "Wedding In Black"
4. "Wedding Bell Blues"

Disc 6-1. "The Maestro"
2. "The Shaman's Apprentice"
3. "The Prisoner"
4. "Coven of Darkness"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None


Verdict

A great show with Supernatural and Sci-Fi undertones. The third and final season should be out soon.


FRIDAY 13TH-SEASON 3

Friday 13th S3This set is the 3rd and final season of Friday The 13th: The Series. Quite a lot of things happened in the final season such as Ryan leaving the series, a very controversial episode dealing with graphic violence and a lesbian kiss which was a big taboo in the early 90's! And a romantic interest starts between Johnny and Micki. Guest stars from the third season were Fritz Weaver, Tia Carrere (Wayne's World) and Jill Hennessy (Crossing Jordan). The video quality is a little to be desired but considering the technology with the video format was used its not that bad. This set includes all 20 episodes from the third season. There are episode promos on selected episodes as an extra.

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 45 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Prophecies Pt 1"-with Fritz Weaver
2. "The Prophecies Pt 2"
3. "Demon Hunter"
4. "Crippled Inside"

Disc 2- 1. "Stick it in your Ear"
2. "Bad Penny"
3. "Hate on your Dial"
4. "Night Prey"-with Jill Hennessy

Disc 3- 1. "Femme Fatale"
2. "Mightier Than the Sword"
3. "Year of the Monkey"-with Tia Carrere
4. "Epitaph for a Lovely Soul"

Disc 4- 1. "Midnight Riders"
2. "Repetition"
3. "The Long Road Home"
4. "My Wife As A Dog"

Disc 5- 1. "Spirit of Television"
2. "Jack In The Box"
3. "The Tree of Life"
4. "The Charnel Pit"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None


THE FUGITIVE SEASON 2 VOLUME 1Fugitive S2V1

One of the greatest series from the 1960's was "The Fugitive". Starring David Janssen he played Dr Richard Kimble on the run from Barry Morse for a murder he did not commit. This set consists of the first 15 episodes of the second season. Some well known stars were on the series such as Suzanne Pleshette, Dabney Coleman, Kurt Russell, Slim Pickens, Leslie Nielsen, Lana Wood and Richard Anderson to name a few This set also has been transferred from the original negative and restored audio.


VIDEO

The video quality is fairly good! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 51 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "Man In A Chariot"-with Ed Begley and Harold Gould
2. "World's End"-with Suzanne Pleshette and Dabney Coleman
3. "Man On A String"-with John Larch
4. "When The Bough Breaks"-with Royal Dano

Disc 2- 5. "Nemesis"-with Kurt Russell and Slim Pickens
6. "Tiger Left, Tiger Right"-with Leslie Nielsen and Richard Bull
7. "Tug Of War"-Arthur O'Connell and Don Gordon
8. "Dark Corner"-with Tuesday Weld and Paul Carr

Disc 3- 8. "Escape Into Black"-Betty Garrett and Ivan Dixon
9. "The Cage"-with Tim O'Connor
9. "Cry Uncle"-with Brett Somers and Steve Ihnat
10. "Detour on a Road Going Nowhere"-with Frank Marth and Lana Wood

Disc 4-11. "The Iron Maiden"-with Richard Anderson and Paul Lambert
12. "Devil's Carnival"-with Warren Oates and Strother Martin
13. "Ballad for a Ghost"-with Paul Fix and Peter Mark Richman

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

 

Verdict

A very well done production. I would recommend it!


FURY-THE LOST EPISODES

Fury-The Lost Episodes"Fury-The Lost Episodes" a 3-disc set is out now from Mill Creek Entertainment! The series starred Peter Graves as Jim Newton and Bobby Diamond as Joey and his wonderful horse, Fury! The Lost Episodes title is a little misleading in the sense that all of these episodes are from the 1st season of the series and perhaps are not in syndication anywhere, hence the "Lost" moniker. The episodes themselves are in pretty good shape with no restoration work done whatsoever. The series ran for 5 seasons from 1955-1960 with 116 episodes. This set has all but 3 episodes from the first season. The guest stars from this season are Ann Robinson (War of the Worlds), Anthony Caruso (), Denver Pyle (Dukes of Hazzard), William Hopper (Perry Mason) and John Hart (The Lone Ranger). There are no extras on this set. Would recommend this set to anyone!

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! Some episodes are somewhat grainy but overall, very good.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Joey Finds A Friend"-with Ann Robinson
2. "Killer Stallion"
3. "The Horse Caper"
4. "Joey Goes Hunting"
5. "Scorched Earth"
6. "Joey Has Dame Trouble"
7. "Joey and the Gypsies"-with Anthony Caruso
8. "Joey's Father"-with Denver Pyle

Disc 2- 9. "Joey Saves the Day"
10. "The 4-H Story"
11. "Junior Rodeo"
12. "Ghost Town"-with Richard Reeves
13. "The Hobo"-with William Hopper
14. "Tungsten Queen"
15. "Joey Sees it through"
16. "Stolen Fury"

Disc 3- 17. "The Choice"
18. "The Boy Scout Story"
19. "Search For Joey"
20. "The Miracle"-with John Hart
21. "The Test"
22. "Fury Runs To Win"
23. "The Baby"

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None


G - I

GET SAMRT-THE COMPLETE SERIES

Get Smart

The iconic TV show legend Don Adams and crew are finally available for the first time on DVD with the complete series of "Get Smart"! The show lasted for 5 seasons from 1965-1970 with 138 episodes. Time-Life and HBO Video have done an astoundingly fantastic job with this Megaset. All the episodes have been digitally remastered and care and love for the show was taken with the interviews, clips, bloopers and personal material partly by Don Adam's widow, Dorothy Adams-Ferrante.

Two comedy-writing legends created the series, Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. The show was first pitched to ABC, which turned them down, but Grant Tinker from NBC took it on with a contract actor, Don Adams. The star of the show was originally supposed to be actor Tom Poston, but found Adams to be a better fit. The show also starred Barbara Feldon as Agent 99 and character actor Edward Platt as their boss, Chief. A pilot episode was made in Black & White and was a complete success. The show has a wonderful array of supporting characters and villains.

The secondary characters that were the core of the series were Bernie Kopell as Sigfried from K.A.O.S., Dick Gautier as Hymie the robot, with David Ketchum and Robert Karvelas as Agent 13 and Larabee respectively. There have been some big name guest stars that have been on the show over its 5 year run such as Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, James Caan, Ernest Borgnine, Don Rickles and Milton Berle to name a few. The show ran for 4 seasons on NBC and the last season was shown on CBS.

This complete series set is phenomenal! There are audio commentaries on 8 episodes with a treasure trove of extras from the Andy Williams Show, to classic commercials to a Playboy 75th Birthday celebration and reunion at the Museum of Television and Radio as well as Don Adams' memorial service and many more! Agent 99 herself, Barbara Feldon, introduces each episode and extra!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is excellent! Each episode has been digitally remastered.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- "Mr. Big"-with Michael Dunn and Vito Scotti
"Diplomat's Daughter"-with Leonard Strong
"School Days"-with Ben Wright and Leo Gordon
"Our Man In Toyland"-with John Hoyt and Helen Kleeb
"Now You See Him, Now You Don't"
"Washington 4, Indians 3"-with Anthony Caruso
"K.A.O.S in Control"-with Barbara Bain and Ed Peck
"The Day Smart Turned Chicken"-with Simon Oakland

Disc 2- "Satan Place"-with Len Lesser
"Our Man In Leotards"-with Michael Pate
"Too Many Chiefs"-with Victor French
"My Nephew The Spy"-with Conrad Janis
"Aboard The Orient Express"-with Johnny Carson and Theo Marcuse
"Weekend Vampire"-with Ford Rainey
"Survival Of The Fattest"-with Karen Steele and Milton Selzer
"Double Agent"

Disc 3- "Kisses For K.A.O.S."-with John Abbott
"The Dead Spy Scrawls"-with Leonard Nimoy
"Back To The Old Drawing Board"-with Dick Gautier
"All In The Mind"-with Torin Thatcher
"Dear Diary"-with Ellen Corby
"Smart The Assassin"-with Tony Lo Bianco
"I'm Only Human"-with Oscar Beregi

Disc 4- "Stakeout on Blue Mist Mountain"-with Ted Knight
"The Amazing Harry Hoo"-with Leonard Strong and Joey Forman
"Hubert's Unfinished Symphony"-with Richard Webb
"Ship of Spies Part 1"-with Harold J Stone
"Ship of Spies Part 2"-with Harold J Stone
"Shipment To Beirut"-with Lee Bergere
"The Last One Is A Rotten Spy"-with Alice Ghostley

Disc 5- Bonus Disc-See Extras

Disc 6- "Anatomy of a Lover"-with King Moody
"Strike Will The Agent Is Hot"
"A Spy For A Spy"-with Stacy Keach and Bernie Kopell
"The Only Way To Die"-with Gordon Jump
"Maxwell Smart, Alias Jimmy Ballentine"-with Vic Tayback
"Casablanca"
"The Decoy"-with Len Lesser
"Hoo Done It"-with Joey Forman

Disc 7- "Rub-A-Dub-Dub…Three Spies In A Tub"
"The Greatest Spy On Earth"-with Paul Dooley and Victor Lundin
"Island of the Darned"-with Harold Gould
"Bronzefinger"
"Perils In A Petshop"-with Dick Wilson
"The Whole Tooth and…"-with Robert Strauss
"Kiss Of Death"
"It Takes One To Know One"-with Woodrow Palfrey and Gayle Hunnicutt

Disc 8- "Someone Down Here Hates Me"
"Cutback At Control"
"The Man From Yenta"-with Alan Oppenheimer
"The Mummy"
"The Girls From K.A.O.S."-with Tisha Sterling
"Smart Fit The Battle Of Jericho"-with Angeline PettyJohn
"Where-What-How-Who Am I?"

Disc 9- "The Expendable Agent"
"How To Succeed In The Spy Business Without Really Trying"
"Appointment In Sahara"-with Vic Tayback
"Pussycats Galore"-with Ted Knight and Angeline PettyJohn
"A Man Called Smart Part 1"-with Kenneth Mars
"A Man Called Smart Part 2"
"A Man Called Smart Part 3"

Disc 10- Bonus Disc-See Extras

Disc 11- "The Spy Who Met Himself"
"Viva Smart"
"Witness For The Persecution"
"The Spirit Is Willing"-with Ina Balin and Len Lesser
"Maxwell Smart, Private Eye"
"Supersonic Boom"-with Farley Grainger and Alex Rocco
"One Of Our Olives Is Missing"-with Carol Burnett

 

Disc 12- "When Good Fellows Get Together"
"Dr Yes"
"That Old Gang of Mind"-with Sid Haig
"The Mild Ones"
"Classification: Dead"
"The Mysterious Dr T."
"The King Lives?"-with Michael Forest

Disc 13- "The Groovy Guru"-with Larry Storch and Barry Newman
"The Little Black Book, Part 1"-with Don Rickles
"The Little Black Book, Part 2"-with Joey Forman
"Don't Look Back"-with Bruce Gordon
"99 Loses Control"-with Jacques Bergerac
"The Wax Max"

Disc 14- "Run, Robot Run"
"Operation Ridiculous"-with George Macready
"Spy, Spy Birdie"
"The Hot Line"-with Regis Philbin and John Byner
"Die, Spy"
"The Reluctant Redhead"-with Cesar Romero

Disc 15 Bonus Disc-See Extras

Disc 16 "The Impossible Mission"-with Jamie Farr
"Snoopy Smart Vs The Red Baron"-with Mary Frann
"Closely Watched Planes"-with Pete Barbutti
"The Secret Of Sam Vittoro"-with J.Carrol Naish
"Diamonds Are A Spy's Best Friend"-with Dick Wilson
"The Worst Best Man"-with Ron Masak and Avery Schreiber
"A Tale of Two Tails"-with Victor Sen Yung and Fred Willard

Disc 17- "The Return of the Ancient Mariner"-with Jack Cassidy
"With Love and Twitches"-with Alan Oppenheimer
"The Laser Blazer"-with Julie Newmar and Leonard Strong
"The Farkas Fracas"-with Tom Bosley and Alice Ghostley
"Temporarily Out of Control"
"Schwartz's Island"
"One Nation Invisible"

Disc 18- "Hurray for Hollywood"
"The Day They Raided The Knights"-with Nancy Kovack
"Tequila Mockingbird"-with Oscar Beregi
"I Shot 86 Today"-with Sharon Acker
"Absorb the Greek"
"To Sire, With Love Part 1"-with John Doucette

Disc 19- "To Sire, With Love Part 2"-with John Doucette
"Shock It To Me"-with Tom Poston and Sid Haig
"Leadside"-with Ronald Long and Paul Carr
"Greer Window"
"The Not So Great Escape Part 1"
"The Not So Great Escape Part 2"

Disc 20- Bonus Disc-See Extras

Disc 21- "Pheasant Under Glass"-with Peter Brocco
"Ironhand"-with Billy Barty
"Valerie of the Dolls"-with Antoinette Bower
"Widow Often Annie"-with Dana Wynter
"The Treasure of C. Errol Madre"-with Broderick Crawford
"Smart Fell On Alabama"-with John Dehner
"And Baby Makes Four Part 1"-with Jack Gilford and Dana Elcar

Disc 22- "And Baby makes Four Part 2"-with Jack Gilford and Dana Elcar
"Physician Impossible"
"The Apes of Rath"
"Age Before Duty"
"Is This Trip Necessary?"-with Vincent Price
"Ice Station Siegfried"-with Bill Dana
"Moonlighting Becomes You"-with Victor Buono and Sid Haig

Disc 23- "House of Max Part 1"-with Ian Abercrombie
"House of Max Part 2"-with Ian Abercrombie
"Rebecca of Funny Folk Farm"-with Gale Sondergaard
"The Mess of Adrian Listenger"-with Pat Paulsen
"Witness for the Execution"
"How Green Was My Valet"-with Jonathan Harris

Disc 24- "And Only Two Ninety-Nine"
"Smartacus"-with John Zaremba
"What's It All About Algie?"-with John Van Dreelsen
"Hello Columbus, Goodbye America"-with Vito Scotti and Billy Barty
"Do I Hear The Vaults?"
"I Am Curiously Yellow"-with Victor Sen Yeng

Disc 25- Bonus Disc-See Extras

 

Extras

Disc 1- Audio Commentary on Mr. Big with Buck Henry
Audio Commentary for Mr. Big with Mel Brooks

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- Audio Commentary on Kisses for K.A.O.S by Barbara Feldon

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- Interview with Buck Henry- (22:37)
Featurette-The Secret History of Get Smart- (16:56)
Clips-The Bill Dana Show-1964- (06:48)
Clips-The Andy Williams Show-1965- (05:06)
Clips-Top Brass Hair Care Commercial with Barbara Feldon-(01:02)
Clips-NBC Fall Season Preview-1965- (10:06)
Clips-Get Smart-Promo-Part 1-(1965)-(00:23)
Clips-Get Smart Promo-Part 2-(1965)-(00:11)
Bloopers- (02:13)
Get Smart Reunion Seminar 2003-(1 Hour)
Interactive Feature-The Chief's Office

Disc 6- None

Disc 7- None

Disc 8- None

Disc 9- Audio Commentary on How To Succeed…By Bernie Kopell
Audio Commentary on A Man Called Smart Part 1 by Leonard Stern

Disc 10- Interview with Leonard Stern- (31:56)
Featurette-Barbara Feldon-Real Model to Role Model- (14:38)
Clip from the 1967 Emmys- (03:03)
Bloopers- (02:39)
Get Smart Reunion Seminar Part 2-(04:53)
Don Adam's 75th Birthday Celebration-1999- (53:01)
NBC Broadcast Standers Memos-Pictures
Interactive Bonus-Agent's 99 Purse

Disc 11- None

Disc 12- None

Disc 13- Audio Commentary on Little Black Book Part 2 with Don Rickles
Audio Commentary on 99 Loses Control by Barbara Feldon
Audio Commentary on 99 Loses Control by Buck Henry

Disc 14- None

Disc 15- Interview with Bruce Bilson- (Director)-(31:01)
Featurette-Spooks, Spies, Gadgets and Gizmos- (13:33)
Clip form the 1968 Emmys- (04:44)
Get Smart Syndication Promo- (03:21)
Milton Berle's Mad, Mad World of Comedy- (04:44)
Clip from the Andy Williams Show-1966- (06:31)
Bloopers- (01:42)
Don Rickles Bloopers-Little Black Book- (01:25)
Get Smart Reunion Seminar Part 3-(04:41)
NBC Broadcast and Standers Memo-Pictures
Interactive Bonus-Max's Sunbeam Tiger Car

Disc 16- None

Disc 17- Audio Commentary on For Love and Twitches by Barbara Feldon
Audio Commentary on For Love and Twitches by Buck Henry

Disc 18-None

Disc 19- Audio Commentary on To Sire With Love Part 2 by James Caan

Disc 20-Interview with Bernie Kopell- (22:29)
Interview with Barbara Feldon- (24:44)
Featurette-Code Words and Catch Phrases- (14:11)
Clip-Rose Parade with Don and Barbara 1969-(00:52)
Clip-The Any Williams Show- (05:46)
Syndication Promo- (02:12)
Clip from 1969 Emmys- (03:10)
Pepsodent Commerical-1967- (00:56)
White Castle Commerical-1990- (01:19)
Chief Auto Parts Commercial-1983- (00:37)
Bloopers- (02:22)
Interactive Bonus-Max's Apartment

Disc 21- None

Disc 22- Audio Commentary on Ice Station Sigfried by Bill Dana

Disc 23-None

Disc 24-None

Disc 25-Featurette-The Fans Of Get Smart- (14:38)
Don Adam's Memorial-2005- (81 Mins)
TV Land Awards 2003-(00:46)
Clip-The Andy Williams Show- (00:50)
Chief Auto Parts Commercial 1981 and 1983-(01:12)
White Castle Commercial 1-1990-(00:39)
White Castle Commercial 2-1990-(00:39)
Choice Hotels Commercial 1991-(00:40)
Buck A Call Commercial 1999-(00:34)
Bloopers- (01:21)
Ultimate Get Smart Clip Reel- (20:33)
Interactive Bonus-Spy Aptitude Test

Verdict

You absolutely have to get this set for your collection! Its well worth the money even if you not a true fan of the series. This is a true Classic! Go to www.timelife.com for more information!

 

Rating; *****!


 

GHOSTBUSTERS ANIMATED-THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 1Ghostbusters V1

 

A blurb from Entertainment Rights/BCI about Ghostbusters Animated Volume 1: With the rallying cry of "Let's Go, Ghostbusters! Jake Kong and Eddie Spenser Jr. are following in their father's footsteps and have teamed-up with the original gorilla sidekick, Tracy, to become the new Ghostbusters!

Its 1986, Two popular Ghostbusters films have been released. Producer Lou Scheimer now regrets giving the theatrical rights to the Ghostbusters name. What a great animated series! Released in 1986, the series is in a way a sequel to the original live-action Ghostbusters TV series that starred Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch and Bob Burns. The animated show uses the sons of Kong and Tracy to carry on the family name. This set comprises the first 33 episodes of the series. The set also contains interviews with the cast & crew of the series along with the promo pilot for the show along with a bonus episode from the live-action series.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "I'll be a Son of a Ghostbuster"
2. "Frights of the Roundtable"
3. "No Pharaoh At All"
4. "The Secret of Mastadon Valley"
5. "The One Who Saved The Future"
6. "Witch's Stew"
7. "Mummy Dearest"

Disc 2- 1. "Wacky Wax Museum"
2. "Statue of Liberty"
3. "The Ransom Of Eddie Spenser"
4. "Eddie Takes Charge"
5. "The Great Ghost Gorilla"
6. "No Mo' Snow"
7. "A Friend In Need"

 

Disc 3- 1. "Prime Evils Good Deed"
2. "Cyman's Revenge"
3. "The Headless Horseman Caper"
4. "Banish That Banshee"
5. "Rollerghoster"
6. "He Went Brataway"

Disc 4- 1. "The Looking Glass Warrior"
2. "Laser & Future Rock"
3. "Runaway Choo Choo"
4. "Dynamite Dinosaurs"
5. "Ghostbunglers"
6. "My Present to the Future"

Disc 5- 1. "The Beastly Budgy"
2. "Belfry Leads The Way"
3. "The Battle For Ghost Command"
4. "Going Ape"
5. "The Haunting OF Gizmo"
6. "Ghostnappers"

Disc 6-1. Special Features Disc

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: Interviews with Lou Schimer (02:52)
Robby London (04:23)
Tom Sito (04:06)
Tom Tararanowicz (05:17)
Animated Storyboard for Episode 22
Promo Pilot (08:38)
Bonus Episode Live Action Ghostbusters-Maltese Monkey (22:05)
Anti Drug PSA (0:28)
Images Galleries-Heroes & Allies Model Sheets (21) pictures
Promotional Art (10) Pictures
DVD Rom Content-Scripts

 

Verdict

A very fun and likable series. Look for Volume 2. I would highly recommend it!

 

Rating: *****!


GHOSTBUSTERS ANIMATED-THE COMPLETE SERIES VOLUME 2

Ghostbusters Amin V2

A blurb from Entertainment Rights/BCI about Ghostbusters Animated Volume 2: "Let's Go, Ghostbusters!" Jake Kong Jr. and Eddie Spenser Jr., the sons of the original Ghostbusters, together with their strong, yet technically minded gorilla Tracy, leap once more into their never-ending battle against Prime Evil and his ghostly allies.

This volume of the animated Ghostbusters concludes the series with the final 32 episodes. The stories are strong and characters are quite good considering that animated shows are not known for their character development. This set contains more interviews from the cast & crew with Audio commentary for the episode "Outlaw in-Laws" along with the unaired presentation for the Ghostbusters series the documentary "The Magic of Filmation" and another bonus episode from the live-action series and much more.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Inside Out"
2. "The Sleeping Dragon"
3. "The Phantom of the Big Apple"
4. "Shades Of Dracula"
5. "Outlaws In Laws"*
6. "Our Buddy Fuddy"
7. "Train To Doom-De-Doom-Doom"
8. "The Princess & The Troll"

Disc 2- 1. "Second Chance"
2. "Tracy Come Back"
3. "Doggone Werewolf"
4. "That's No Alien"
5. "Scereplane"
6. "The Ghost of Don Quixote"
7. "The White Whale"
8. "Country Cousin"

Disc 3- 1. "Knight Of Terror"
2. "The Girl Who Cried Vampire"
3. "Little Big Bat"
4. "Really Roughing It"
5. "The Bad Old Days"
6. "The Curse Of The Diamond Of Gloom"
7. "The Bind That Ties"

Disc 4- 1. "Like Father, Like Son"
2. "The Fourth Ghostbusters"
3. "Whither Why"
4. "A Cold Winter's Night"
5. "Father Knows Beast"
6. "Back To The Past"
7. "Pretend Friends"

Disc 5- 1. "The Haunted Painting"
2. "Maze Caves"
3. "The Way You Are"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: Audio Commentary on episode "Outlaws In-Laws" with Pat Fraley and Tom Sito
Interviews-Pat Fraley (15:22)
Robert Lamb (08:27)
Michael Swanigan (04:12)
Documentary-"The Magic Of Filmation" (32:40)
Live Action Episode-Dr Whatsisname (22:12)
Original Unaired Presentation 1985-(04:17)
Image Galleries-Villains (65) Pictures
Background and Promo Art (15) pictures
Ghostbusters Anti Drug Spot # 4 (00:20)
DVD Rom Content

Verdict

Volume 2 did not fail to entertain! Go and get it for your Ghostbusters collection!

 

Rating: *****!



LIVE ACTION GHOSTBUSTERS-COMPLETE SERIES (1975) Live Ghostbusters

A blurb from BCI Eclipse about The Ghost Busters: The Complete Series: From their run-down office, Spencer, Tracy and Kong take on assignments no mere mortal could face. Good thing that Spencer and Kong have their super-smart gorilla Tracy on their team! In the super-secret missions assigned to them by the mysterious "Zero" the trio of bumbling detectives confront phantoms, vampires, werewolves, the Frankenstein monster, mobsters, Vikings, magicians and even a devilish dummy! Prepare to laugh and scream at the outlandish and bizarre antics of the Ghost Busters!


I would wait until 11 am in the morning every Saturday on our CBS affiliate to watch "The Ghostbusters" with Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch and Bob Burns. At that age I thought that the show was very funny and well done. Thirty-Two years later I still think the show is funny but the memory cheats a little bit. The show also brought some new faces to television and quite a few old favorites! A few of them being Billy Barty, Bernie Kopell and Jim Backus. This set is a nice tribute to the show with interviews with the producer and voice of "Zero", Lou Schimer and the person who was Tracy the Gorilla, Bob Burns. Also with the set is a bonus episode from the Animated Ghostbusters series with galleries, Easter Eggs, and scripts to all 15 episodes.


VIDEO

The video quality is great! The show was shot on videotape but with no dropouts at all. There is a Play All Feature on each disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1-Side A
1. "The Maltese Monkey"-with Johnny Brown and Billy Barty
2. "Dr Whatshisname"-with Bernie Kopell
3. "The Canterville Ghost"-with Ted Knight and Kathy Garver
4. "Who's Afraid of The Big Bad Wolf?"
5. "The Flying Dutchman"-with Stanley Adams
Side B
1. "The Dummy's Revenge"
2. "A Worthless Gauze"-with Barbara Rhoades
3. "Which Witch is Which? -with Huntz Hall
4. "They Went Thataway"-with Marty Ingels
5. "The Vampire's Apprentice"-with Dena Dietrich

Disc 2-Side A
1. "Jekyll & Hyde-Together, for the First Time!"-with Joe E Ross
2. "Only Ghosts Have Wings"-with Howard Morris
3. "The Vikings Have Landed"-with Jim Backus and Lisa Todd
4. "Merlin, The Magician"-Carl Ballentine and Huntz Hall
5. "The Abominable Snowman"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: Side B
Interviews-Lou Scheimer (09:08)
Bob Burns ("Tracy") (14:37)
Original Bumpers form the show (2)
Photo & Art Galleries:
Behind The Scenes (17 Photos)
Promotional (26 Photos)
Tracy The Gorilla (23 Photos)
Bonus Episode: Animated Ghostbusters-"I'll Be A Son Of A Ghostbuster"
DVD-Rom- Scripts to all 15 Episodes
Easter Eggs

 

Verdict

A neat little show that was a long time coming to DVD. Well worth buying for your Filmation collection.

 

Rating: *****!


GOMER PYLE-FINAL SEASON-SEASON 5

Gomer Pyle S5

Gomer Pyle Season 5 is the last season of the series and ran a good 5 years spinning off from the Andy Griffith Show. CBs at the time was starting to purge a lot of its "Country" shows and Gomer was one of them. This set consists of the last 30 episodes. A side note: In Cannonball Run II Jim Nabors plays Gomer one more time but with a name change of Homer Lyle! There are no extras on this set.



VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 25 mins each. There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Car for Sale"
2. "Corporal Duke"-with Ronnie Schell
3. "The Booty Prize"
4. "Return of Monroe"
5. "Just Move Your Lips Sergeant"
6. "All You Need Is One Good Break"
7. "A Marriage Of Connivance-with Nita Talbot and Jessie White
8. " A Star Is Not Born"-with Sheldon Leonard and Jamie Farr

Disc 2- 1. "Come Blow Your Top"
2. "A Little Chicken Soup Wouldn't Hurt"-with David Ketchum
3. "Gomer The Perfect MP"-with Barbara Stuart
4. "The Wild Bull Returns"-with Larry Storch
5. "Hit & Write"-with Al Lewis and Kathleen Freeman
6. "Two On the Beach"
7. "A Tattoo For Gomer"
8. "Win A Date"-with Elizabeth McRae and Leonard Stone

Disc 3- 1. "Marriage, Sgt. Carter Style"
2. "To Save A Life"
3. "Dynamite Diner"
4. "Freddy's Friendly Computer"-with Sid Melton
5. "Gomer Maneuvere"
6. "Gomer Tends A Sick Kat"
7. "I'm Always Chasing Gomers"

Disc 4- 1. "The Short Voyage Home"-with Ellen Corby and Jay Novello
2. "Proxy Papa"
3. "Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow'
4. "Flower Power"-with Rob Reiner
5. "Showtime with Sgt.Carol"-with Carol Burnett
6. "My Fair Sister"
7. "Goodbye Camp Henderson, Hello Sgt. Carter"-with Tige Andrews and Ted Bessell

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None


Verdict

A great family show! I would highly recommend it!


GROOVIE GHOULIES-COMPLETE SERIESGroovie Ghoulies

A short blurb from Entertainment Rights about "The Groovie Ghoulies-The Saturday Mourning Collection: A haunted, misfit monsters, rock and roll, and laughs! You'll find it all in Horrible Hall, when Frankie, Drac, Wolfie and the whole Goolie gang cut loose with their unique brand of mirth and merriment. Amidst all the monsterrific mayhem, you can rock out when the Goolies take the stage to play one of their catchy tunes!

I remember watching this show on ABC around 11 o'clock every Saturday morning. The show had a "Laugh-In" type of fast paced humor and some really good songs, one that was very popular-Chick A Boom! The show ran for years on Saturday mornings along with the Saturday Superstar Movie which one of the Goolie episodes was made into "Daffy Duck Meets the Groovie Goolies!" This set is the most definitive collection for any Goolie fan. There are Audio Commentaries on the first 2 episodes, an Audio excerpt about how Filmation started, a sing-a-long song, image galleries and the best of the extras a 45 minute Docu-comedy hosted by Wally Wingert and Daniel Roebuck with interviews from Forrest J Ackerman, Alice Cooper and Ron Chaney to name a few. A wonderful set that finally shows appreciation for this rarely seen show!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The episodes were digitally remastered. There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

 

Disc 1-
1. "When I Grow Up" * -songs "Monster Cookbook and When I Grow Up"
2. "Population Party" *-songs "1. 2., 3 and Population Party"
3. "Lights Out"-songs "Cling Clang and Lights Out"
4. "Goolie Garden"-songs "Goolie Garden and Monsters On Parade"
5. "Monster Trio"-songs "Monster Trio and Super Ghoul"
6. "Feed The Ghost Some Garlic"-songs "Feed The Ghost Some Garlic and Midnight"

Disc 2-
7. "Frankie"-songs "Frankie and Be Kind To Monster's Week"
8. "What's In The Bag"-songs "What's In The Bag and When The Moon Is Full"
9. "Goolie Picnic"-songs "Goolie Picnic and Little Texas Goolie"
10. "Where You Going Little Ghoul"-songs "Noises and Where You Going Little Ghoul"
11. "Gool School"-songs "Gool School and Bumble Goolie"
12. "Save Your Good Lovin' For Me"-songs "Save Your Good Lovin' For Me and "Chick-A-Boom"

Disc 3-
13. "Darlin' Darlin'"-songs "Darlin' Darlin and Kings and Queens"
14. "Shadows"-songs "Shadows and Lovely Night For Scaring"
15. "Witches Brew"-songs "Witches Brew and Creeper Crawler"
16. "Goolie Swing"-songs "Gollie Swing and Goolie Get Together"

 

Extras

Disc 1- Audio Commentary for "When I Grow Up" with Lou Scheimer and Darrell Mc Neil
Audio Commentary for "Population Party" with Lou Scheimer and Bob Burns

Disc 2- None

Disc 3-Goolians: A Docu-Comedy-Hosted by Wally Wingert and Dan Roebuck with Forrest J Ackerman, Alice Cooper, Ron Chaney and much more! (46:27)
Sing-A-Long-"Goolie Get Together (02:51)
Creation Of Filmation (08:10)-(Audio Only)
Image Galleries-Model Sheets
Cel Gallery
PSA Ad
DVD Rom-Scripts 1-16 and Series Bible (aka Kookie Spookies)

 

Verdict

If you're a Horror fan and also love Saturday Morning cartoons, you will love this set. All 16 episodes with a ton of extras. A very good choice for your collection!

 

 

Rating: *****!


THE GUARDIAN-SEASON 1

 

The Guardian S1 The first season of "The Guardian" is now DVD thru Paramount Home Video. The series put its star Australian Simon Baker on the map in a Courtroom/Lawyer drama. The show is based around a maverick attorney played by Baker who is sentenced to 1500 hours community service with the Pittsburgh Legal services stemming from a drug conviction. He also has to juggle his full time Lawyer job and dealings with his father played by Dabney Coleman who also runs the law firm. The show lasted for three seasons on CBS from 2001-2004. Guest stars from this season were Beverly Garland, Daphne Ashbrook (Doctor Who Movie), Robert Loggia and John De Lancie to name a few. The only extras on this set are launch promos for the series.

 

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot"
2. "Reunion"
3. "Paternity"
4. "Lolita"

Disc 2- 5. "The Men From The Boys"-with Cliff De Young and Armin Shimerman
6. "Indian Summer"-with Beverly Garland
7. "Feeding Frenzy"-with Daphne Ashbrook
8. "Heart"-with Robert Loggia and Jobeth Williams

Disc 3- 9. "The Funnies"-with Daniel Roebuck
10. "Loyalties"-with James B. Sikking
11. "Home"
12. "Causality"

Disc 4- 13. "Privilege"-with John De Lancie
14. "Family"
15. "In Loco Parentis"
16. "Solidarity"

Disc 5- 17. "The Divide"
18. "Mothers of the Disappeared"
19. "Lawyers, Guns and Money"-with Larry Miller

Disc 6- 20. "Shelter"
21. "Chinese Wall"-with John Rubinstein
22. "The Beginning"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: CBS Series Launch Promos


GUNSMOKE SEASON 2 VOLUME 1

Gunsmoke S2V1A blurb from Paramount about "Gunsmoke" Season 2 Volume 1- Saddle up for 20 more episodes of trailblazing action, Drama and excitement as the greatest Western in TV history returns in season Two of Gunsmoke!

The first half of the second season of one of the longest running Drama TV series ever is "Gunsmoke". I grew up watching Gunsmoke when it was in first run but towards the end of the series. This is the first time that I have seen these episodes for I did not at the time have Encore Westerns. The cast is the same apart from Dennis Weaver who was in it the first 9 years of the show until Ken Curtis came in to play Festus. This season also started a writing affair with the now well-known director and writer, Sam Peckinpah. I have notice that the tag for the first few minutes of the show used the same footage in numerous episodes. This set consists of the first 20 episodes and the special feature here is some classic sponsor spots from the L & M cigarette company.

VIDEO

I don't think the episodes are Digitally Remastered but the film prints are quite crisp and in very good shape. The episodes are approx 26 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

 

Disc 1-
1. "Cow Doctor"-with Tommy Kirk
2. "Brush At Elkader"-with Paul Lambert
3. "Custer"
4. "The Round Up"
5. "Young Man With A Gun"
6. "Indian White"-with Stanley Adams
7. "How To Cure A Friend"-Phillip Abbot

Disc 2-
1. "Legal Revenge"-with Cloris Leachman
2. "The Mistake"-with Mike "Touch" Connors
3. "Greater Love"-with Claude Akins
4. "No Indians"
5. "Spring Term"-with Harry Townes and Stanley Adams
6. "Poor Pearl"-with Denver Pyle and Constance Ford
7. "Cholera"-with Paul Fix and Stuart Whitman

 

Disc 3-
1. "Pucket's New Year"-with Richard Deacon
2. "The Cover Up"
3. "Sins of the Fathers"-with Angie Dickinson
4. "Kick Me"
5. "Executioner"
6. "Gone Straight"-with Carl Betz and Tige Andrews

 

Extras


Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3-Classic Sponsor Spots (02:44)

 

Verdict

These episodes were solid good Western tales. I'm looking forward to volume 2!

 

Rating: ****!


GUNSMOKE SEASON 2 VOLUME 2

GunsmokeS2V2

A blurb from Paramount about "Gunsmoke" Season 2 Volume 2- Featuring 19 quick-on the-trigger episodes-plus seven original sponsor spots starring the members of the cast.

The second half of the second season of one of the longest running Drama TV series ever is "Gunsmoke". I grew up watching Gunsmoke when it was in first run but towards the end of the series. The cast is the same apart from Dennis Weaver who was in it the first 9 years of the show until Ken Curtis came in to play Festus. This season also started a writing affair with the now well-known director and writer, Sam Peckinpah. This set consists of the last 19 episodes of the second season and the special feature here is some classic sponsor spots from the L & M Cigarette Company.

VIDEO

I don't think the episodes are Digitally Remastered but the film prints are quite crisp and in very good shape. The episodes are approx 26 mins each. There is also a Play All Feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

 

Disc 1-
1. "Bloody Hands"-with Russell Johnson, Lawrence Dobkin
2. "Skid Row"
3. "Sweet & Sour"
4. "Cain"
5. "Bureaucrat"-with John Hoyt
6. "Last Fling"

Disc 2-
1. "Chester's Murder"-with Murray Hamilton
2. "The Photographer"-with Sebastian Cabot
3. "Wrong Man"
4. "Big Girl Lost"-with Michael Pate
5. "What the Whiskey Drummer Heard"-with Vic Perrin
6. "Cheap Labor"-with Andrew Duggan
7. "Moon"-with Phillip Pine and Stafford Repp

Disc 3-
1. "Who Lives By The Sword"-with Harold J Stone
2. "Uncle Oliver"
3. "Daddy-O"-with John Dehner
4. "The Man Who Would Be Marshall"
5. "Liar From Blackhawk"-with Denver Pyle and Strother Martin
6. "Jealousy"-with Jack Kelley

Extras


Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3-Classic Sponsor Spots (03:17)

 

Verdict

These episodes were solid good Western tales. I'm looking forward to Season 3 Volume 1!


GUNSMOKE SEASON 3 VOLUME 1

gUNSMOLE s3v1

The first half of the third season of one of the longest running Drama TV series ever is "Gunsmoke" and now on DVD. I grew up watching Gunsmoke when it was in first run but towards the end of the series. The cast is the same apart from Dennis Weaver who was in it the first 9 years of the show until Ken Curtis came in to play Festus. This set consists of the first 19 episodes of the third season and the special feature here is some classic sponsor spots from the L & M Cigarette Company.



VIDEO

I don't think the episodes are Digitally Remastered but the film prints are quite crisp and in very good shape. The episodes are approx 26 mins each. There is also a Play All Feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

 

Disc 1-
1. "Crack Up"-with John Dehner
2. "Gun For Chester"
3. "Blood Money"
4. "Kitty's Outlaw"-with Dabbs Greer
5. "Potato Road"-with Morgan Woodward
6. "Jesse"
7. "Mavis McCloud"-with Robert Cornthwaite
Disc 2-
1. "Born To Hang"-with Wright King and Anthony Caruso
2. "Romeo"-with Robert Vaughn and Barbara Eden
3. "Never Pester Chester"-with Buddy Baer
4. "Fingered"-with John Larch
5. "How To Kill A Woman"-with Barry Atwater and Pernell Roberts
6. "Cows and Cribs"

Disc 3-
1. "Doc's Reward"-with Jack Lord
2. "Kitty Lost"-with Warren Stevens
3. "Twelfth Night"-with William Schallert and Rose Marie
4. "Joe Phy"-with Morey Amsterdam
5. "Buffalo Man"-with Jack Klugman and John Anderson
6. "Kitty Caught"-with Bruce Gordon

 

Extras


Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3-Classic Sponsor Spots (01:48)

 

Verdict

These episodes were solid good Western tales. I'm looking forward to Season 3 Volume 2!


GUNSMOKE SEASON 3 VOLUME 2

Gunsmoke S3V2

 

The second half of the third season of one of the longest running Drama TV series ever is "Gunsmoke" and now on DVD. The cast is the same apart from Dennis Weaver who was in it the first 9 years of the show until Ken Curtis came in to play Festus. This set consists of the last 20 episodes of the third season and the special feature here is some classic sponsor spots from the L & M Cigarette Company. This season also won the 1958 Emmy for Best Dramatic Series!

VIDEO

I don't think the episodes are Digitally Remastered but the film prints are quite crisp and in very good shape. The episodes are approx 26 mins each. There is also a Play All Feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

 

Disc 1-
1. "Claustrophobia"-with Dabbs Greer
2. "Ma Tennis"
3. "Sunday Supplement"-with Werner Klemperer and Jack Weston
4. "Wild West"-with Phyllis Coates and Murray Hamilton
5. "The Cabin"-with Claude Akins and Harry Dean Stanton
6. "Dirt"-with June Lockhart
7. "Dooly Surrenders"-with Strother Martin
Disc 2-
1. "Joke's On Us"-with Kevin Hagen
2. "Bottleman"-with Ross Martin and John Dehner
3. "Laughing Gas"
4. "Texas Cowboys"-with Stafford Repp
5. "Amy's Good Deed"-with Jeanette Nolan
6. "Hanging Man"
7. "Innocent Broad"-with Ed Kemmer

Disc 3-
1. "The Big Con"-with Raymond Bailey
2. "Widow's Mite"-with Marshall Thompson
3. "Chester's Hanging"-with Sam Edwards
4. "Carmen"-with Ruta Lee
5. "Overland Express"-with Simon Oakland
6. "The Gentleman"-with Jack Cassidy

 

Extras


Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3-Classic Sponsor Spots (01:48)


HAWAII FIVE O SEASON 1Hawaii Five O S1

 

A blurb from Paramount about Hawaii Five-O Season 1: "Book 'em Danno-Murder One". With its groundbreaking mix of crackling dialogue, suspenseful plots, Hawaiian locales and irresistible theme music, Hawaii Five-O ushered in a thrilling new era of TV police action-drama. Starring Jack Lord as tough-as-nails, cool-as-ice Detective Steve McGarrett and James MacArthur as Danny "Danno" Williams.

Thank our lucky stars for Paramount!! Hawaii Five-O is finally out on DVD!!! One of the best police-drama shows there ever was is now on DVD with the groundbreaking first season! This brilliant series stars Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett, head of Five-O with James MacArthur as Danny "Danno" Williams his second in command and Richard Denning as the governor of Hawaii. The show ran for an amazing 12 seasons, longer than any other cop show other than Law & Order. For most of the seasons the show was filmed entirely in Hawaii using local talent but later did all interior shots in Los Angeles and exterior shots back in Hawaii. This set has the first 24 episodes and is digitally remastered in breathtaking quality! The set includes the original feature-length pilot with a different "Danno" and a special TV show produced in 1996 with a lot of the original cast interviewed by James MacArthur and Emme Tomimbang. The special is interesting to watch for a lot of the original cast is sadly no longer with us.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Episodes are also uncut. I've never seen Hawaii Five-O this crystal clear! There is also a Play All feature on each disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot"-with Leslie Nielsen, Khigh Dhiegh and James Gregory
2. "Full Fathom Five"-with Kevin McCarthy
3. "Stranger In Our Own Land"-with Simon Oakland

Disc 2- 1. "Tiger By The Tail"-with Sal Mineo, Harold J Stone
2. "Samurai"-with Ricardo Montalban
3. "And They Painted Daises On His Coffin"-with Gavin Macleod
4. "Twenty Four Karat Kill"

Disc 3- 1. "The Ways Of Love"
2. "No Blue Skies"-with Tommy Sands
3. "By The Numbers"-with Johnny Crawford, Wil Kuluva
4. "Yesterday Dies And Tomorrow Won't Be Born"-with John Larch, Ellen Corby

 

Disc 4- 1. "Death Watch"-with Nehemiah Persoff
2. "Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember"-with Denny Miller
3. "King Of The Hill"-with Yaphet Kotto, Jeff Corey
4. "Up Tight"-with Ed Flanders

Disc 5- 1. "Face Of The Dragon"-with David Opatoshu, Jackie Coogan
2. "The Box"-with Gavin Macleod, RG Armstrong
3. "One For The Money"-with Farley Granger, Jeanette Nolan
4. "Along Came Joey"-with Mark Richman, Jesse White

Disc 6-1. "Once Upon A Time" Pt 1-with Joanne Linville
2. "Once Upon A Time" Pt 2-with William Schallert
3. "Not That Much Different"-with Stewart Moss

Disc 7- 1. "Six Kilos"-with Antoinette Bower
2. "The Big Kahuna"-with Sally Kellerman, Robert Colbert

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None

Disc 7: Documentary-"Emme's Island Moments-"Memories Of Hawaii Five-O (42:17)


Verdict

I have been a huge fan of Hawaii Five-O and this 7-disc set is well worth the money for the remastered and clear picture quality alone. I can't wait for Season 2!

 

Rating: *****!



HAWAII FIVE O SEASON 2

Hawaii Five O S2

A blurb from Paramount about Hawaii Five-O Season 1: McGarrett, Danno and the rest of the Five-O squad are back in action in this captivating collection of 24 episodes from the legendary show's second season.

Hawaii Five-O is back for a second season on DVD! McGarrett is back with Danno and the special group of Five-O members. This season has quite a few guest stars such as Loretta Swit before she was on MASH and Marion Ross from Happy Days, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt and Academy Award winning actor Christopher Walken in one of his first adult TV productions. This season also has more of a Thriller/Sci-Fi aspect to the stories. There is the return of McGarrett's arch nemesis-Wo Fat played wonderfully by Khigh Dhiegh. An interesting tidbit. - When Hawaii Five O ceased production, Magnum PI took over the equipment and studios and filmed some of the shows there for a while. Unfortunately, the omission of one episode from this season is not on the box set. The episode in question is "Bored, She Hung Herself". Originally shown only once in 1970, it has never been reshown either in the original run or syndication. Someone actually hung himself or herself using the same technique that was done on the episode. The only "Special Feature" for this set is the episode promos for the next week for each episode.

VIDEO

The episodes are digitally remastered. Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "A Thousand Pardons, Your Dead"-with Harry Guardino and Loretta Swit
2. "To Hell with Babe Ruth"-with Mark Lenard and Will Kulva
3. "Forty Feet High and It Kills"-with Will Geer and Khigh Dhiegh
4. "Just Luck I Guess"- with Albert Paulsen and John Randolph

Disc 2- 1. "Savage Sunday"-with Henry Silva
2. "A Bullet for McGarrett"-with Eric Braeden and Khigh Dhiegh
3. "Sweet Terror"-with Theodore Bikel and Soon Taik Oh
4. "King Kamehameha Blues"-with Brandon De Wilde

Disc 3- 1. "The Singapore File"-with Marj Dusay
2. "All The King's Horses"-with James Gregory and Keye Luke
3. "Leopard On The Rock"
4. "The Devil and Mr. Frog"-with Frank Marth and James Hong

 

Disc 4- 1. "The Jokers, Wild Man Wild!"-with Eddie Firestone
2. "Which Way Did They Go?"-with William Windom and Jackie Coogan
3. "Blind Tiger"-with Marion Ross
4. "Run, Johnny Run"-with Christopher Walken

Disc 5- 1. "Killer Bee"
2. "The One With The Gun"-with John Colicos, Jack Soo and Arthur Franz
3. "Cry, Lie"-with Martin Sheen
4. "Most Likely To Murder"-with Tom Skerritt

Disc 6-1. "Nightmare Road" -with Charles Aidman and Ronald Long
2. "Three Dead Cows At Makapuu" Pt 1-with Ed Flanders and Dana Elcar
3. "Three Dead Cows At Makapuu" Pt 2-with Loretta Swit
4. "Kiss The Queen Goodbye"-with Joanne Linville and George Gaynes

 

Extras

Disc 1: Episode Promos

Disc 2: Episode Promos

Disc 3: Episode Promos

Disc 4: Episode Promos

Disc 5: Episode Promos

Disc 6: Episode Promos


Verdict

 

Good to have the next season of Hawaii Five-O. The picture quality is stunning! Come on Season 3!

 

Rating: *****!


HAWAII FIVE-O COMPLETE SEASON 3

A blurb from Paramount about Hawaii Five-O Season 1: Join Steve McGarrett and his heroic Five-O force as they solve crimes, unmask villains and "Book'em" in 24 episodes from the legendary show's third season.

Hawaii Five-O is back for a third season on DVD! McGarrett and the crew are back to fight crime and international threats to Hawaii. Again like the first 2 seasons, this season has quite a few guest stars such as Eric Braeden before he was on The Young and the Restless and with Diane Muldaur, Martin Sheen, Edward Andrews, Joan Van Ark, Sorrell Booke and Academy Award winning actress Anne Archer in one of her first TV productions. This season also shows the return of McGarrett's arch nemesis-Wo Fat played wonderfully by Khigh Dhiegh who shows up twice this season and throughout the run of the series and the final episode. There are 24 episodes to this season and some of them are syndication prints and are not uncut. The only "Special Feature" for this set are the original episode promos for the next week's show except the episodes "Over Fifty?-Steal" and the two 2 part episodes "FOB Honolulu" and "The Grandstand Play".

VIDEO

The episodes are digitally remastered. Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 50 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "And Time to Die"-with Gerald S O'Loughlin and Khigh Dhiegh
2. "Trouble in Mind"-with Milton Selzer and Harry Guardino
3. "The Second Shot"-with Eric Braeden
4. "Time and Memories"- with Diane Muldaur, Martin Sheen and Edward Andrews

Disc 2- 1. "The Guarnerius Caper"-with Albert Paulsen and Ed Flanders
2. "The Ransom"-with Andrew Duggan and Peter Bonerz
3. "Force of Waves"-with John Vernon and Dewey Martin
4. "Reunion"-with Simon Oakland and Barry Atwater

Disc 3- 1. "The Late John Louisiana"-with Don Stroud and Alfred Ryder
2. "The Last Eden"-with Ray Danton and Paul Stevens
3. "Over Fifty?-Steal"-with Hume Cronyn
4. "Beautiful Screamer"-with Lloyd Bochner and Anne Archer

Disc 4- 1. "The Payoff"-with Albert Salmi, Paul Carr and Madlyn Rhue
2. "The Double Wall"-with Monte Markham, Sorrell Booke and Joan Van Ark
3. "Paniolo"-with Royal Dano
4. "Ten Thousand Diamonds and a Heart"-with Tim O'Connor and Logan Ramsey

Disc 5- 1. "To Kill or Be Killed"-with John Anderson
2. "F.O.B Honolulu" Pt 1-with Khigh Dhiegh and Roger C Carmel
3. "F.O.B Honolulu" Pt 2-with Khigh Dhiegh and Roger C Carmel
4. "The Gunrunner"-with Paul Burke and George Murdock

Disc 6-1. "Dear Enemy" -with Vera Miles and Gary Collins
2. "The Bomber and Mrs Moroney"
3. "The Grandstand Play" Pt 1-with Pernell Roberts and Barry Atwater
4. "The Grandstand Play" Pt 2-with Pernell Roberts and Barry Atwater

Extras

Disc 1: Episode Promos

Disc 2: Episode Promos

Disc 3: Episode Promos

Disc 4: Episode Promos

Disc 5: Episode Promos

Disc 6: Episode Promos


Verdict

Great to have the next season of Hawaii Five-O. The picture quality is stunning! Come on Season 4!

 

Rating: *****!


HAWAII FIVE-O SEASON 4

hawaii five o s4

A blurb from Paramount about Hawaii Five-O Season 4: Ride a wave of Hawaii Five-O adventure in this collection containing 24 episodes of the series' fourth season.

Hawaii Five-O is back for a fourth season on DVD! McGarrett and the crew are back to fight crime and international threats to Hawaii. Again like the first 3 seasons, this season has quite a few guest stars such as Herbert Lom, Henry Darrow, Buddy Ebsen, John Ritter. There are 24 episodes to this season and some of them are syndication prints and are not uncut. The only "Special Feature" for this set are the original episode promos for the next week's show.



VIDEO

The episodes are digitally remastered. Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 50 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Higher Castle, Deepest Grave"-with Herbert Lom and Jeff Corey
2. "No Bottles, No Cans, No People"-with Henry Darrow
3. "Wednesday, Ladies Free"-with Monte Markham and Marie Windsor
4. "3000 Crooked Miles to Honolulu"- with Buddy Ebsen and David Canary

Disc 2- 1. "Two Doors and My Heron"-with Vic Morrow and John Ritter
2. "And I Want Some Candy, And A Gun That Shoots"-with Jeannie Cooper and Annette O"Toole
3. "Air Cargo-Dial for Murder"-with Marion Ross and Michael Strong
4. "For A Million, Why Not"-with Jack Kruschen

Disc 3- 1. "The Burning Ice"-with Jackie Cooper and Lou Antonio
2. "Rest In Peace, Somebody"
3. "A Matter of Mutual Concern"-with David Opateshu
4. "Nine, Ten Your Dead"-with Moses Gunn and Albert Paulsen

Disc 4- 1. "Is This Any Way to Run Parade"
2. "Odd Man In"-with Hume Cronyn
3. "Bait It One, Bait It Twice"-with James Olsen, Loretta Swift and Malachi Throne
4. "The 90 Second War Part 1"-with Khigh Dhiegh

Disc 5- 1. "The 90 Second War Part 2"-with Roger C Carmel and Tim O'Connor
2. "Skinhead"
3. "While You're At It, Bring in the Moon"-with Barry Sullivan and Ed Flanders
4. "Cloth of Gold"-with Roy Danton and Jay Robinson

Disc 6-1. "Goodnight Bay-Time to Die"
2. "Didn't We Meet At A Murder"-with Simon Oakland
3. "Follow The White Brick Road"-with David Birney and David Doyle
4. "R & R & R"

Extras

Disc 1: Episode Promos

Disc 2: Episode Promos

Disc 3: Episode Promos

Disc 4: Episode Promos

Disc 5: Episode Promos

Disc 6: Episode Promos


Verdict

Great to have the next season of Hawaii Five-O. The picture quality is stunning! Come on Season 5!


HAWAII FIVE O-SEASON 5

Hawaii Five O S5
Hawaii Five-O is back for a fifth season on DVD! McGarrett and the crew are back to fight crime and international threats to Hawaii. This season has a memorable 3 part story called "V for Vashon" that I remember from when I was a child and the most memorable scene was of when one of the Vashon men hit a person in the face which left a "V" etched on his face! This season has quite a few guest stars such as Michael Ansara, Ricardo Montalban, William Shatner and Andy Griffith to name a few. There are 24 episodes to this season and some of them are syndication prints and are not uncut. The only "Special Feature" for this set are the original episode promos for the next week's show.

VIDEO

The episodes are digitally remastered. Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 50 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Death is a Company Policy"-with Michael Ansara
2. "Death Wish on Tantalus Mountain"-with Ricardo Montalban and Diana Muldar
3. "You Don't Have to Get Kill to Get Rich, But it Helps"-with William Shatner
4. "Pig In A Blanket"- with John Rubinstein

Disc 2- 1. "The Jinn Who Cleaned The Way"-with Khigh Dhiegh and Soon Tai Oh
2. "Fools Die Twice"-with Clu Gulager, Michael Conrad and Sam Edwards
3. "Chain of Events"-with Mary Frann and Dirk Benedict
4. "Journey Out of Limbo"-with Keenan Wynn

Disc 3- 1. "V for Vason-The Son Pt 1"-with Harold Gould and Luther Adler
2. "V for Vason-The Father Pt 2"
3. "V for Vason-The Patriarch Pt 3"
4. "The Clock Struck Twelve"

Disc 4- 1. "I'm a Family Crook, Don't Shoot"-with Andy Griffith and Joyce Van Patten
2. "The Child Stealers"-with Richard Hatch and Richard Anderson
3. "Thanks for the Honeymoon-with Patty Duke and Carol Lawrence
4. "The Listener"-with Robert Foxworth

Disc 5- 1. "Here today…Gone Tonight"-with Monte Markham and Madlyn Rhue
2. "The Odd Lot Caper"-with Richard Basehart
3. "Will the Real Mr. Winkler Please Die"-with Mark Lenard and Malachi Throne
4. "Little Girl Blue"-with Jackie Cooghan

Disc 6-1. "Percentage"-with Milton Selzer and Leonard Stone
2. "Engaged to be Buried"-with Erik Estrada and Simon Oakland
3. "The Diamond That Nobody Stole"-with Eric Breaden
4. "Jury of One"-with Charles Aidmen

Extras

Disc 1: Episode Promos

Disc 2: Episode Promos

Disc 3: Episode Promos

Disc 4: Episode Promos

Disc 5: Episode Promos

Disc 6: Episode Promos


Verdict

Great to have the next season of Hawaii Five-O. The picture quality is stunning! Come on Season 6!

 


HAWAII FIVE-O SEASON 6

Hawaii Five O S6
Hawaii Five-O is back for a sixth season on DVD! McGarrett and the crew are back to fight crime and international threats to Hawaii. This season has quite a few guest stars such as Slim Pickens, Lew Ayres, Pat Morita and Anthony Zerbe to name a few. There are 24 episodes to this season and some of them are syndication prints and are not uncut. The only "Special Feature" for this set are the original episode promos for the next week's show.

VIDEO

The episodes are digitally remastered. Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 50 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Hookman"
2. "Draw Me A Killer"
3. "Charter For Death"-with Nehemiah Persoff and Bert Convy
4. "One Big Happy Family"- with Slim Pickens and Bo Hopkins

Disc 2- 1. "The Sunday Torch"
2. "Murder Is A Taxing Affair"
3. "Tricks Are Not Treats"-with Gregory Sierra, Ron Glass and Pat Morita
4. "Why Wait Till Uncle Kevin Dies?"

Disc 3- 1. "Flash Of Color, Flash Of Death"
2. "A Bullet For El Diablo"
3. "The Finishing Touch"
4. "Anybody Can Build A Bomb"-with Lew Ayres

Disc 4- 1. "Try To Die On Time"-with Louise Sorel and Jack Carter
2. "The $100,000 Nickel"-with Victor Buono
3. "The Flip Side Is Death"-with Don Stroud
4. "The Banzai Pipeline"-with Perry King and Nicholas Hammond

Disc 5- 1. "One Born Every Minute"-with Ed Flanders and Michael Strong
2. "Secret Witness"-with Mark Lenard and Cindy Williams
3. "Death With Father"-with Andrew Duggan and Peter Strauss
4. "Murder With A Golden Touch"

Disc 6-1. "Nightmare In Blue"-with John Beck and Alan Fudge
2. "Mother's Deadly Helper"-with Anthony Zerbe and Casey Kasem
3. "Killer At Sea"-with John Byner, Keene Curtis and William Devane
4. "30,000 Rooms, And I Have The Key"-with David Wayne

Extras

Disc 1: Episode Promos

Disc 2: Episode Promos

Disc 3: Episode Promos

Disc 4: Episode Promos

Disc 5: Episode Promos

Disc 6: Episode Promos


Verdict

The picture quality is stunning! Half way through the series. Six Seasons to go!


HAWAII FIVE -O SEASON 7

Hawaii Five-O S7Hawaii Five-O is back for a Seventh season on DVD! McGarrett and the crew are back to fight crime and international threats to Hawaii. This season has quite a few guest stars such as Larry Wilcox, William Windom, Leslie Nielsen and Sam Elliott to name a few. There are 24 episodes to this season and some of them are syndication prints and are not uncut. The only "Special Feature" for this set are the original episode promos for the next week's show.

 

 



VIDEO

The episodes are digitally remastered. Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 50 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Young Assassins"-with Larry Wilcox
2. "A Hawaiian Nightmare"-with James Olsen and Sheree North
3. "I'll Kill'em Again"
4. "Steal Now, Pay Later"- with Ray Danton and Casey Kasem

Disc 2- 1. "Bomb, Bomb, Who's Got The Bomb?"-with William Windom and Marc Singer
2. "Right Grave-Wrong Body"
3. "We Hang Our Own"-with Leslie Nielsen, Perry King and Bruce Boxleitner
4. "The Two Faced Corpse"-with Jessica Walter, Sam Elliott and Abe Vigoda

Disc 3- 1. "How To Steal A Masterpiece"
2. "A Gun For McGarrett"
3. "Welcome To Our Branch Office"-with Cameron Mitchell
4. "Presenting…In The Center Ring…Murder"-with Khigh Dhiegh and James Hong

Disc 4- 1. "Hari-Kari Murder"-with Ossie Davis and Jack Carter
2. "Bones of Contention"-with Keene Curtis and Vic Tayback
3. "Computer Killer"
4. "A Woman's Work is with a Gun"-with Eugene Roche

Disc 5- 1. "Small Witness, Large Crime"-with France Nuyen
2. "Ring Of Life"
3. "Study In Rage"-with Richard Hatch
4. "And The Horse Jumped Over The Moon"-with Ed Flanders

Disc 6-1. "Hit Gun For Sale"-with Nehemiah Persoff and Tommy Sands
2. "The Hostage"-with Dane Clark and Linda Purl
3. "Diary Of A Gun"
4. "6,000 Deadly Tickets"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Episode Promos

Disc 2: Episode Promos

Disc 3: Episode Promos

Disc 4: Episode Promos

Disc 5: Episode Promos

Disc 6: Episode Promos


HAWKEYE-THE COMPLETE SERIES

HAWKEYE-COMP SERIESHawkeye-the Complete Series is now available for the first time on DVD through Mill Creek Entertainment. Starring Lee Horsley as Hawkeye and Lynda Carter as Elizabeth Shields in the wild wilderness of the West. The series was based on the book, Leatherstocking Tales by James Fennimore Cooper writer also of The Last of the Mohicans. The series was produced by Stephen J Cannell, producer and writer of many a series and was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia. The series takes place in 1755 in the vicinity of Fort Bennington where Shields runs a trading post and Hawkeye who as a frontiersman doesn't subscribe to the normal ways. Shield's husband had been kidnapped by Indians and thanks to Hawkeye he was rescued but then was taken by the French, who were fighting the British at the time but Elizabeth started to become fond of Hawkeye as time went on but was still holding onto hope that her husband would come back. The series was well written and a shame it didn't last longer. I remember when it was first on and the show was not promoted at all. Guest stars on the series were James Cromwell (Babe, Space Cowboys), Ron Ely (Tarzan, Doc Savage), Edward Albert (Beauty & The Beast), Rodney A Grant (Dances With Wolves) and Michael Berry (Hawkeye) to name a few. There were 23 episodes produced with the 2 part pilot which is also on this set. There are no extras.

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! Each episode runs approx 48 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Hawkeye Pilot Pt 1"-with Rodney A Grant
2. " Hawkeye Pilot Pt 2"-with Michael Berry
3. "The Bear"
4. "The Furlough"
5. "The Siege"

Disc 2- 12. "The Child"
13. "The Vision"
14. "Out of The Past"-with Ron Ely
15. "The Warrior"
16. "The Quest"

Disc 3- 18. "The Escape"
19. "Fly With Me"
20. "The Alley"
21. "The Boxer"-with Edward Albert
22. "The Traitor"
23. "Amnesty"

Disc 4-26. "The Visit"-with James Cromwell
27. "Vengeance Is Mine"
28. "The Plague"
29. " Hestor"
30. "The Bounty"
31. "The Return"

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None


NEW ADVENTURES OF HE-MAN VOLUME 2New He Man Vol 2

 

A blurb from BCI Eclipse about The New Adventures Of He-Man Vol 2: By the power of Eternia! In the future, on an endangered planet, the story of the most powerful man in the universe locked in battle with his ever-present enemy the lord of destruction continues. The battle for Primus takes an unexpected turn when Skeletor and the Mutants make their presence felt on the planet Necron, sparking a war between the peace-loving Mytes and the war-like Gleanons!

In 1990, a further series of the Adventures Of He-Man was produced simply titled "The New Adventures of He-Man". It was an Italian/French co-production done with animation from Japan. I was unable to receive a review copy of Vol.1 to compare, but each volume stands on its own. The show is done with story arcs starting with the first five episodes and concluding with a 6-part finale in Vol. 2. The show also takes place about 10,000 years after the original series. The over all stories for the series are actually written better than the original series in my opinion, what I remember of the older series. This box set along with spine art for a huge mural when you buy the other He-Man sets is the final 32 episodes of the series. On this set are also 2 new documentaries on He-Man done by the fans of the show and the legacy of the shows. There are 2 collectible 4 x 6 cards of art from the series done by Gene Ha and Matt Haley. What I fine really well done by the BCI group, which has done this on other sets, is detailed profiles of various characters, creatures, artifacts and technology from the series, some with video clips!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All feature on each disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Zone Of Darkness"
2. "Once Upon A Time"
3. "A Plague On Primus"
4. "The Test Of Time"
5. "Four Ways To Sundown"
6. "The Sheriff Of Gorn City"
7. "The New Wizard In Town"

Disc 2- 1. "The Nemesis Within"
2. "He-Fan"
3. "The Dream Zone"
4. "Brain Drain"
5. "You're In The Army Now"
6. "No Easy Way"
7. "The Guns Of Nordor"
Disc 3- 1. "The Bride Of Slush Head"
2. "Dreadator"
3. "Mutiny On The Mother Ship"
4. "Rock To The Future"
5. "The Running Of The Herd"
6. "Balance Of Power"

Disc 4- 1. "The Tornadoes Of Zil"
2. "The Taking Of Levitan"
3. "Save Our City"
4. "The Power Of The Good And The Way Of The Magic"
5. "Queen's Gambit"
6. "There's Gems In Them Hills"

Disc 5- 1. "The Call To The Games"
2. "The Blacksmith Of Crelus"
3. "A Time To Leave"
4. "The Games"
5. "Flogg's Revenge"
6. "The Final Invasion"

Disc 6-1. Special Features Disc

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: "The Fans Of He-Man"-Documentary (29:00)
"The Power And The Legacy Of He-Man"-Documentary (28:33)
50 Detailed Profiles of Various Characters, Creatures and artifacts

 

Verdict

I have never been a huge fan of He-man but after watching the episodes of even the newer version plus the documentaries, I have a better appreciation of the Legacy Of He-Man. Buy it for your collection. I would recommend it.

 

 

Rating: ***!


HEARTS AFIRE-THE COMPLETE SERIES

HEARTS AFIRE COMPLETE Hearts Afire was a comedy series on CBS from 1992-1995 pretty much right after "Designing Women" was finished and was written and produced by the same team, Linda Bloodsworth-Tomason and Harry Thomason. The series centered on a Senator's aide in Washington, John Hartman (Played by the great and late John Ritter) and a journalist that comes in to John's life, Georgie Anne Lahti (Played by Markie Post) who eventually marries John. Other cast in the first season were Billy Bob Thornton who was another aide and a good friend to John and Thornton's wife was played by the late Wendy Jo Sperber along with George Gaynes as the Senator and Ed Asner as Georgie's Dad. For some reason, not fully explained, the last two seasons were set in a small Southern town where Hartman grew up with some of the first season cast joined him there. Guest stars throughout the series were mainly TV based with the exclusion of perhaps Russ Limbaugh. Guest stars include Roger Clinton (Bill Clinton's Younger Brother), George Hamilton (The Power), Ed Asner (Lou Grant), Conchata Farrell (Two and a Half Men), Mary Ann Mobley (Wife of Gary Collins), Michael Hogan (Babylon 5), Rita Moreno (West Side Story), Little Richard (No Intro Needed!), Ben Stein (Farris Bueller's Day Off), Harry Anderson (Night Court), James Hampton (The Longest Yard) and Kristen Johnson (3rd Rock From The Sun). There are some extras that are on this set, not always usual with Mill Creek. Some of the extras include Bloopers, Outtakes, Montages and the unaired Final Episode of the series! Funny Show! A must have for your collection!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All episodes are shot on film and are in fairly good shape.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Bees Can Sting You, Watch Out Pt 1"
2. "Bees Can Sting You, Watch Out Pt 2"
3. "The Big Date"-with Roger Clinton and George Hamilton
4. "Three Men and A Bed"
5. "John's Stallion"-with Ed Asner
6. "First Time"
7. "Significant Others"-with Conchata Ferrell
8. "Everybody Loves My Baby"

Disc 2- 9. "Conversations With My Shrink"
10. "The Fundamental Things Apply"-with Mary Ann Mobley
11. "Smithergate"- with Michael Hogan
12. "Everyday's A Holiday"
13. "While The Thomasons Slept"
14. "Trivial Pursuit"
15. "Never Play Touch Football With Kennedys"
16. "Miss Starr Dates Georgie Anne's Pop"

Disc 3- 17. "While The Thomasons Slept in the Lincoln Bedroom"-with Rita Moreno
18. "Her Year With Fidel"
19. "Cold Feet Pt 1"
20. "Cold Feet Pt 2"
21. "Take My Senate Seat, Please"
22. "Flamingo Summer"
23. "Class Reunion"

Disc 4- 24. "Lovely Always Pt 1"
25. "Lovely Always Pt 2"
26. "Moonlighting"-with Little Richard
27. "The Great Depression"- with Ben Stein
28. "First Edition"
29. "String of Pearls"
30. "The Stud Club"-with M.C. Gainey
31. "Blue Christmas"
32. "True Confessions"

 

Disc 5- 33. "Accelerated Dating"
34. "Sweet Revenge"
35. "The Song of Sissy-Whatsis"
36. "Fatal Traction"
37. "Sleepless in a Small Town"- with Harry Anderson, James Hampton and Debra Jo Rupp
38. "Do The Limbaugh"-with Rush Limbaugh
39. "Love in the Afternoon"
40. "The Big Yes"

Disc 6- 41. "Don't Say Nothin' Bad About My Baby"
42. "The Virgin Lonnie"
43. "It's My Party"
44. "The Sock-Her Boys"
45. "Birth of A Donation"
46. "Fat Like Me"
47. "Born To Dance"-with Mickey Jones

Disc 7- 48. "Prose and Condoms"- with James Karen
49. "The Perfect Christmas"
50. "Help Wanted"
51. "Mrs. Hartman, Mrs. Hartman"
52. "Group Therapy"
53. "John and Georgie's Not So Excellent Adventure"-with Kristen Johnson
54. "The Outsider" (Unaired Final Episode)

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- Bloopers, Outtakes and Montages (27:12)

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- Bloopers and Outtakes (04:59)

Disc 6- None

Disc 7- None


HERE'S EDIE-THE COMPLETE SERIES

HERE'S EDIE"Here's Edie!" is available for the first time through MVD Entertainment! The "Here's Edie" series were 21 "specials" that were produced between 1962 and 1964. These specials were filmed in New York, Las Vegas and London for its first season where you could still see the ravages of World War II and the show used heavy video cameras to get some surprisingly good shots considering the time that this show was produced! The second season was more studio bound. Yes, these shows were videotaped and the quality for most of them is superb! Most of the shows look like they were shot yesterday! Edie had a lot riding on these shows. Her husband, Ernie Kovacs, died in an automobile accident in 1962 and left her with a family and financial responsibilities to take care of. So she set out on these "specials" which were for the time innovative for having among other things, Black entertainers on her program singing with them side by side which in the early sixties was quite gutsy with the Civil Rights movement going on and the backlash from the South. Edie also had a eclectic line up of performers on her show from Andre Previn, Duke Ellington to Buddy Hackett, Rowan & Martin, Bob Hope to Hoagy Carmichael, Al Hirt and Nancy Wilson sometimes all in the same program! I had the honor and the pleasure of actually meeting Edie Adams when she was in a travelling stage show of "Arsenic and Old Lace" performed at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in 1991. What a cast! Along with the wonderful Edie Adams there were also Dody Goodman (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), James McArthur (Hawaii Five O), Jonathan Frid (Dark Shadows) and Huntz Hall (The Bowery Boys)! She was so sweet and kind to everyone she met that evening! This set of 4 discs covers her specials with neat extras such as promos for her show and Sid Caesar's show that were shown before each other and a Muriel promotional film featuring Edie and vintage singing numbers from the Ernie Kovacs Show! There is also a great booklet on the series written by her son Josh Mills! A great set to watch and own! Highly recommended!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! Some episodes are somewhat grainy but overall, very good.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot" (28:56)
2. "Special # 1-New York" (29:00)
3. "Special # 2-London" (28:54)
4. "Special # 3-Bossa Nova" (29:02)
5. "Special # 4-Las Vegas" (28:47)
6. "Special # 5-Western" (29:17)

 

Disc 2- 7. "Special # 6-Love" (29:20)
8. "Special # 8-Bob Hope" (28:57)
9. "The Edie Adams Show- Special # 1-with Zsa Zsa Gabor" (29:09)
10. "The Edie Adams Show-Special # 2-with Louis Nye" (28:58)
11. "The Edie Adams Show-Special # 3-with Al Hirt and Nancy Wilson" (28:59)

 

Disc 3- 12. "The Edie Adams Show- Special # 4-with Allen Sherman" (29:14)
13. "The Edie Adams Show- Special # 5-with Count Basie" (29:35)
14. "The Edie Adams Show- Special # 6-with Sammy Davis Jr." (29:56)
15. "The Edie Adams Show- Special # 7-with Rowan & Martin" (29:21)
16. "The Edie Adams Show- Special # 8-with Pete Fountain" (29:04)

 

Disc 4- 17. "The Edie Adams Show- Special # 9-with Terry Thomas" (28:58)
18. "The Edie Adams Show- Special # 10-with Bobby Darin" (29:24)
19. "The Edie Adams Show- Special # 11-with Woody Herman" (28:58)
20. "The Edie Adams Show- Special # 12-with Louise Nye" (29:26)
21. "The Edie Adams Show- Special # 13-with Johnny Mathis and Soupy Sales and Allen Sues" (29:01)

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- Do Re Mi Outtake (02:24)
Sid Caesar & Edie Adams Promos (00:21)
Would I Love You (02:23) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
My Funny Valentine (01:49) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
's Wonderful (02:29) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
I Fell a Song Coming On (02:18) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Mississippi Mud (01:42) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Marilyn sings Ballad of Davy Crockett (04:51) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Paradise (03:20) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Get Happy (02:04) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
A Sunday Kind of Love (02:43) from Ernie Kovacs Shows

Disc 3- Everything I Have is Yours (2:59) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Dancing on the Ceiling (03:24) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Chicago (02:23) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
I Could Have Danced All Night (02:18) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Moritat (04:05) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Honey Bun (02:34) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Summertime (07:04) from Ernie Kovacs Shows

Disc 4- To Keep My Love Alive (06:02) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Take Me in Your Arms (02:44) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Medley: Lullaby of Broadway & 42nd Street (04:57) from Ernie Kovacs Shows
Muriel Promotional Film (09:24)


THE HERCULOIDS-THE COMPLETE SERIES

The HerculoidsThe Herculoids-Complete series is now available through The Warner Archive Collection. I used to watch this show with great joy when I was a child which shows my age for the show arrived on our screens in 1967. I always was fascinated by the family and creatures that work together to thwart aliens and baddies from their world. I never could pinpoint when they were living. Researching more about the series, they were not cavemen at all being from another planet all together and were keeping the planet as technology free as possible. The show has mutated into a huge cult following with a website and new fans from around the world and even being only 18 episodes made from 1967 to 1969 granted 11 more new episodes 12 years later to be added into the existing episodes but are not with this set, just the original 18. My favorite creatures on the series were Gloop & Gleep, the protoplasmic creatures that could change into any shape to help the rest of the Herculoids! There is actually an extra with this set! Warner Archive is not known for their extras but this is a nice little one. The extra is called "The Herculoids-The first family from the planet Quasar" which are reflections by other cartoonists and historians that talk about the series in general. Please go to http://bit.ly/WAC_Herculoids to order your copy today!

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! All episodes are uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Pirates/Sarko The Arkman"
2. "The Pod Creature / Mekkor"
3. "The Beaked People / The Raiders"
4. "The Mole Men/The Lost Dougyte"
5. "The Spider Man / The Android People"
6. "Defeat Of Ogron / Prisoners of the Bubblemem"
7. "Mekkano, the Machine Master / Tiny World Of Terror"
8. "The Gladiators of Kyanite / Temple of Trax""
9. "The Time Creatures / The Raider Apes"

Disc 2- 10. "The Zorbots / Invasion of the Electrode Men"
11. "Destroyer Ants / Swamp Monster"
12. "Mission of the Amatons / Queen Skorra"
13. "Laser Lancers / Attack of the Faceless People"
14. "The Mutoids/ The Crystalites"
15. "Return Of Stalak / Revenge of the Pirates"
16. "Ruler of the Reptons / The Antidote"
17. "Attack From Space / Return From Torrak"
18. "The Island of the Glavtes / Malak & The Metal Apes"

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960's -The Herculoids (04:26)


HERO HIGH-THE COMPLETE SERIES

Hero HighA blurb from Entertainment Rights about "Hero High: The Complete Series: Welcome to Hero High, an institute of super learning for teenage heroes and heroines in training! These students aren't always in control of their super powers, leading to hilarious misadventures. In 1981, Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! Combining live-action skits, comedy, and songs with the animated adventures of Hero High and Shazam!

In 1981, The Kids Super Power Hour with Shazam! premiered on NBC. It was a combination of live action footage of the Hero High characters dressed up as to the parts they played and would also do the voices as well. Then they would show an episode from Hero High and an episode from the animated series of Shazam! The show lasted just one season and was one of the last true Saturday morning Children's show before syndication took over because sadly in my opinion, there is no more Saturday Morning TV. As usual, my hats off to Entertainment Rights to put out a packed full product. This set has all 26 episodes of the series along with Audio Commentaries on 1 episode and the live action footage. There are also interviews with the actors and crew from the series.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The episodes were digitally remastered. There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

 

Disc 1-
1. "Boo Who"
2. "Starfire, Where Are You?"
3. "The Art Of Ballot"
4. "The Captives"
5. "Do The Computer Stomp"
6. "A Fistful Of Knuckles" *
7. " Rat Finx Rex"
8. "High Rise Hijinx"
9. "Off Her Rocker"
10. "A Clone Of His Own"
11. "Follow The Litter"
12. "Game Of Chance"
13. "Malt Stop Mayhem"
14. "The Umpire Strikes Back"

Disc 2-
15. "The Not So Great Outdoors"
16. "Track Race"
17. "Cover Twirl"
18. "The Human Fly"
19. "My Job Is Yours"
20. The Big Bang Theory"
21. "What's News"
22. "He Sinks Seaships"
23. "Girl Of His Dreams"
24. "The Blow-Way Blimp"
25. "Jog-A-Long"
26. "Law Of The Pack"

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- Spotlight Interview with Lou Scheimer (02:19)
Spotlight Interview with John Berwick (12:40)-"Rex Ruthless"
Spotlight Interview with Johnny Venokur (12:42)-"Punk Rock"
Spotlight Interview with Tom Ruegger (07:08)
Spotlight Interview with Robby Landau (05:27)-Writer
Spotlight Interview with Michael Swanigan (05:16)-Storyboard Artist
Spotlight Interview with Darrell McNeil (06:47)-Storyboard Artist
Kids Super Power Hour-Live Action Footage with Wraparounds (20:00) *
Image Gallery (15 pictures)
DVD Rom-Scripts in PDF format

Verdict

A fun animated series that I really liked. This was one of the last Saturday Children programs before everything went to syndication. Well worth the buy!

 

Rating: ****!


HEY VERN, IT'S ERNEST-THE COMPLETE SERIES

Hey Vern Complete

To me, one of the funniest series that was aimed at children but adults could enjoy was "Hey Vern, It's Ernest!" the complete series now available from Mill Creek Entertainment. Starring Jim Varney as Ernest P. Worrell and his friend "Vern" who you never see, would be involved in sketches that would be about learning different things that each episode would show. The shows would be about movies, scary things, clothing, pets, hobbies food and so on. The best part about the series were the quick vignettes with other characters that taught but were very funny such as "Lonnie Don's School of Hollywood Sound Effects" with Gaylord Sartain as Lonnie doing essentially the same sound effect every week but with a different movie title. The sound effect was a Raspberry each time, Sergeant Glory teaching recruits the subject of the day, "Existo, the Magician" who wasn't a good magician at all, "Matt Finish, Photographer at Large" who loves to take pictures of everything and the list goes on! The series won a daytime Emmy for "Outstanding Performer in a Children's series". The show is best described as a cross between "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" and "You Can't Do That On Television". The series also grew out of an idea Varney had when his first movie "Ernest Goes To Camp" was a hit. There are no extras on this 2 disc set. If you are an Ernest fan like I am, you need to get this to complete your collection!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Each episode is approx. 24 mins each. There is a Play All feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Hey Vern, It's Outer Space"
2. "Hey Vern, It's Clothing"
3. "Hey Vern, It's Scary Things"
4. "Hey Vern, It's Movies"
5. "Hey Vern, It's Magic"
6. "Hey Vern, It's Sports"
7. "Hey Vern, It's Pets"

Disc 2- 8. "Hey Vern, It's Hobbies"
9. "Hey Vern, It's Food"
10. "Hey Vern, It's Holidays"
11. "Hey Vern, It's School"
12. "Hey Vern, It's Lost & Found"
13. "Hey Vern, It's Talent"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None


HIYA KIDS-A 50'S SATURDAY MORNING

Hiya Kids

Here from Shout factory comes "Hiya, Kids" a 4-disc compilation of those great 50's Saturday morning kids shows that dominated Saturdays until the Saturday morning shows dies out around 1980. These shows, a few that I have never heard of or read about and ones I have seen over the years are on this set. The quality of the episode are mainly of fair quality. They have not been remastered although it looks like they are the best that they could find considering that most of the prints are over 50 years old and quite a lot of them are in the public domain. There are no special features or extras in this set.


VIDEO

The video quality is of fair quality! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 25 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "Kukla, Fran & Ollie"-with Fran Allison
2. "Howdy Doody"
3. "Lassie"-from 1955
4. "Annie Oakley"-Annie and the Bicycle Riders-with Brad Johnson
5. "Flash Gordon"-Deadline at Noon

Disc 2- 6. "Ding Dong School"
7. "Time for Beany"
8. "The Paul Winchell Show"
9. "The Roy Rogers Show"-from 1955
10. "Captain Z-Ro"-with Bruce Haynes

Disc 3- 11. "The Rootie Kazootie Club"
12. "Winky Dink and You"-with Jack Berry
13. "Super Circus"
14. "Andy's Gang"-Little Fox-with Vito Scotti
15. "The Cisco Kid"-Hypnotist Murder-with Denver Pyle
16. "Sky King"-from 1959

Disc 4-11. "The Magic Clown"-two 15 minute shows
12. "Kids and Company"-with Johnnie Olsen
13. "Juvenile Jury"
14. "The Pinky Lee Show"-two 15 minute shows
15. "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle"-The Rival Queen-with Buddy Bear

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

 

Verdict

A very well done Compilation! I hope that Shout does more of them and even shows from the 60's! I would recommend it!


HONEY WEST-COMPLETE SERIES

hONEY WEST cOMPHoney West was a spin-off of the Amos Burke TV series starring Anne Francis as Honey West a Private investigator that was a cross between Emma Peel and Cathy Gale from the Avengers. She knew how to fight and was a very strong willed woman; in fact she was the first Female detective on TV! She also has a pet Osolot! There were also a lot of guest stars on this show such as…This set consists of all 30 half hour episodes digitally Remasterd and the extras include a photo gallery and vintage commercials from the time of the series.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is of fair quality! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 24 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "The Swinging Mrs. Jones"-with Ray Danton
2. "The Owl & The Eye"-with Lloyd Bochner
3. "The Abominable Snowman"-with Henry Jones
4. "A Matter of Wife & Death"-with James Best
5. "Live a Little, Kill a Little"-with Warren Stevens
6. "Whatever Lola Wants…
7. "The Princess and the Paupers"-with Bobby Sherman & Michael J Pollard
8. "In The Bag"-with Maureen McCormick & Len Lesser

Disc 2- 9. "The Flame & The Pussycat"
10. "A Neat Little Package"-with J Pat O'Malley
11. "A Stitch In Time"-with James B Sikking
12. "A Million Bucks In Anybody's Language"
13. "The Gray Lady"-with Nancy Kovack, Kevin McCarthy and Bert Parks
14. "Invitation To Limbo"-with Wayne Rogers
15. "Rockabye The Hard Way"-with Joe Don Baker
16. "A Nice Little Till To Tap"

Disc 3- 17. "How Brillig, O, Beamish Boy"-with John McGiver
18. "King of the Mountain"-with Richard Kiel
19. "It's Earlier Than You Think"
20. "The Perfect Un-Crime"
21. "Like Visions and Omens and All That Jazz"
22. "Don't Look Now, But Isn't That Me!"
23. "Come To Me, My Litigation Baby!"-with Ellen Corby

Disc 4- 24. "Slay, Gypsy Slay"-with Michael Pate
25. "The Fun-Fun Killer"-with Woodrow Parfrey and John Hoyt
26. "Pop Goes The Easel"
27. "Little Green Robin Hood"
28. "Just the Bear Facts Ma'am"
29. "There's A Long, Long, Fuse A' Burning"-with Dick Clark
30. "An Eerie, Airy, Thing"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Glamour Shots Photo Gallery
Vintage Commercials

Disc 2: Behind The Scenes Photo Gallery
Vintage Commercials

Disc 3: Vintage Commercials

Disc 4: Vintage Commercials

 

Verdict

What a cool series!! A perfect companion to the Amos Burke series!


HOTEL-SEASON 1

Hotel Season 1The long awaited DVD debut of the classic Drama series "Hotel" has finally happened! The first season is now on DVD. Starring James Brolin, Connie Sellecca and Anne Baxter. The series is based on the book by Arthur Hailey which the 1967 film was also based. The show reminds me of "The Love Boat" set in a lavish hotel, the St Gregory in San Francisco. The reason I say that is because of the many guest stars both A list and great stars of yesterday that stay in the hotel! The pilot stars Bette Davis as the owner of the hotel, but because of failing health she was replaced by Anne Baxter who stayed throughout the run of the series. This set consists of 22 episodes which make up the first season. The quality of the prints is quite nice considering the age of the show. As a side note there were a lot of the "Dallas" cast that showed up in the hotel as well as Englebert Humperdinck and Liberace! Also appearing is a very young and not so skinny Tori Spelling in one episode! There are no extras on the set.

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 50 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

 

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot"-with Bette Davis, Lloyd Bochner and Morgan Fairchild
2. "Blackout"-with Anne Baxter, Stewart Grainger and Richard Hatch
3. "Choices"-with Heather Locklear, Connie Stevens and Michael Dorn

 

Disc 2- 1. "Charades"-with Ron Ely, Robert Vaughn and Craig Littler
2. "Secrets"-with Michelle Phillips, Dack Rambo and Robert Reed
3. "Relative Losses"-with Paul Burke, Lynn Redgrave and Charlene Tilton
4. "Flashback"-with Cathy Lee Crosby, Ken Kercheval and John J York

 

Disc 3- 1. "Confrontations"-with Martin Landau, Scatman Crothers and Parker Stevenson
2. "Faith, Hope and Charity"-with Scott Baio, Carol Lynley and Don Porter
3. "Deceptions"-with John Davidson, Eleanor Donahue and Jean Simmons
4. "The Offer"-with Arte Johnson, Lorenzo Lamas and Liberace

 

Disc 4- 1. "Christmas"-with Karen Grassle, Jane Wyatt and Tori Spelling
2. "Designs"-with Gary Collins and Monte Markham
3. "Reflections"-with Kay Lenz, John McCook and Mclean Stevenson
4. "Tomorrows"-with Adrienne Barbeau, Jon Erik-Hexum and George Lazenby

 

Disc 5- 1. "Passages"-with Jose Ferrer, Pamela Hensley and Barnard Hughes
2. "Mistaken Identities"-with Phyllis Davis, Steve Kanaley and Lance Kerwin
3. "The Wedding"-with Mary Crosby, Steve Forrest and Vera Miles
4. "Memories"-with Roy Thinnes, Larry Wilcox and Cassie Yates



Disc 6-1. "Encores" -with Bo Hopkins, Englebert Humperdinck and Phil Morris
2. "Prisms"-with Morgan Brittany, Bradford Dillman and Louis Jordan
3. "Trials"-with Lew Ayers, Gary Frank and Shelley Winters
4. "Lifelines"-with Melissa Sue Anderson, Howard Duff and Sally Kellerman

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None


HUNTER-THE COMPLETE SERIES

Hunter CompleteHunter was a successful long-running police series starring Fred Dryer, an ex-football player turned actor and his partner played by Stepfanie Kramer. The complete series is now available through Mill Creek Entertainment! The first three series were available through Anchor Bay but never the rest of the seasons 4-7 until now! The series ran for seven seasons from 1984-1991. Stepfanie Kramer stayed for the first six seasons until she left series for greener pastures. The show was produced by Stephen J Cannell, creator & producer of such series as Silk Stockings, Renegade, The Commish, Cobra, 21 Jump Street and the ever popular, The A-Team! The series ran for 152 episodes on NBC! The first season was deemed quite violent, more of a "Dirty Harry" kind of cop. In the ongoing seasons, the violence was toned down and the setting moved to Los Angeles. The show dealt with different issues such as the most popular story of the series, "Rape & Revenge" controversial for it time, due to the violent nature of the rape scene itself for 1985 Television. A recurring character of the series started in the last half of season 2 by the name of "Sporty James" played by ex-SNL actor Garrett Morris. It was reported that the third season may have not been done because Fred Dryer was going to leave the show over money and creative issues, but was soon settled. The show ran smoothly for the next two seasons until the end of the sixth season where Kramer wanted to leave the series to focus on other things and was married off and left Los Angeles in the series. The seventh and last season dealt with the loss of Kramer and the character Hunter was paired up with two other female partners. The first actress, Darlanne Fluegal had differences with Dryer and left halfway through the season to be replaced by actress Laureen Lane for the rest of the season. Either actress really worked out, for the fans still wanted Kramer. A ton of guest stars showed up on the series such as Brian Dennehy, William Windom, Bo Svenson, John Amos, Billy Drago, Ed O'Neill, Robert Pastorelli, Dennis Franz, Ken Foree, James Cromwell, Stuart Whitman, Jesse Ventura, Jane Russell, Isaac Hayes, George Clooney, Caroline Williams, Leif Garrett, Robert Vaughn, Sammy Davis Jr, Claude Akins and Don Rickles to name a few! Episodes through the series were directed by Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer and David Soul (Starsky & Hutch).

For the most part the qualities of the episodes on the discs are adequate, which they were not restored but good film prints were found. I have two concerns about this set. First, there are on the average 5 episodes per disc which is a lot of compression per disc and the second is the inner packaging. The discs are in 28 individual paper sleeves as opposed to any other kind of packaging. Not easy to thumb through. Also there are no extras on the set unless you consider some of the episodes with a 30 second trailer for that particular episode. Having said that, I am very pleased that the entire series is now finally out! Kudos to Mill Creek for that! Hopefully Millcreek will be able to put out the reunion films and the short lived-comeback series as well.


VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All episodes are shot on film and are in fairly good shape.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. Pilot -with Brian Dennehy
2. Hard Contact- with David Ackroyd
3. The Hot Grounder-with William Windom and Sam Jones
4. A Long Way From L.A.-with Bo Svenson and Morgan Woodward

Disc 2- 5. Legacy- with John Amos
6. Flight on a Dead Pigeon
7. Pen Pals- with Tim Thomerson and Billy Drago
8. Dead or Alive- with Wings Hauser
9. High Bleacher Man- with Alan Autry

Disc 3- 10. The Shooter
11. The Garbage Man- with Ed O'Neill and Christopher McDonald
12. The Avenging Man- with Robert Pastorelli
13. The Snow Queen (Part 1)- with Dennis Franz
14. The Snow Queen (Part 2)- with Dennis Farina

Disc 4- 15. The Beach Boy
16. Guilty- with Ken Foree
17. The Last Kill
18. Fireman- with William Russ
19. Sniper- with James Cromwell

Disc 5- 20. Case X-with Bruce Davison. Directed by David Soul (Starsky & Hutch)
21. Night of the Dragons- with James Hong
22. The Biggest Man In Town- with Stuart Whitman and Nana Visitor
23. Rich Girl
24. Killer in the Halloween Mask- with Jesse Ventura, Jan Murray and Gary Graham
25. Rape & Revenge (Part 1)

Disc 6- 26. Rape & Revenge (Part 2)- with Michael Ansara
27. Million Dollar Misunderstanding- with Robert Davi and Robert Englund
28. The Big Fall- with Jonathan Banks and Mills Watson
29. Waiting For Mr. Wong- with Michael Dorn
30. Think Blue- with William Smith
31. Blow-Up

Disc 7- 32. War Zone- with Billy Drago
33. Burned- with Anthony Caruso, Jane Russell and Branscombe Richmond
34. Scrap Metal- with Kay Lenz
35. Fagin 1986
36. 62 Hours of Terror- with Thom Christopher and Persis Khambatta
37. Death Machine

Disc 8- 38. Set Up
39. Beautiful & Dead (Part 1)
40. Beautiful & Dead (Part 2)
41. Typhoon Thompson- with Isaac Hayes and Garrett Morris
42. Sat Night Special- with Anne-Marie Johnson

Disc 9- 43. Overnight Sensation
44. Change Partners and Dance- with Martin E. Brooks and Tim Thomerson
45. Crime of Passion
46. The Castro Connection- with John Beck
47. High Noon In L.A.- with Ethan Phillips
48. From San Francisco with Love

Disc 10-1 49. True Confessions
50. Love Hate and Sporty James- with Claudia Christian and Garrett Morris
51. The Contact- with Brent Spiner and Peter Haskell
52. The Cradle Will Rock- with Chaka Khan
53. Bad Company- with Dean Stockwell
54. Down & Under- with Marina Sirtis and Anthony LaPaglia. Directed by James Darren

Disc 11- 55. Straight From The Heart
56. Requiem for Sergeant McCall- with Cesare Danova and Kathleen Freeman
57. Double Exposure- with George Clooney!
58. The Girl Next Door- with Caroline Williams
59. Any Second Now

 

Disc 12- 1. 60. A Child Is Born- with Leif Garrett
61. Crossfire
62. Hot Pursuit (Part 1)
63. Hot Pursuit (Part 2)- with Larry Drake. Directed By Stephanie Kramer
64. Shades- with Jared Martin

 

Disc 13- 65. Not Just Another John Doe- with Mark Blankfield and Don Dubbins
66. Playing God- with Kenneth Tobey
67. The Jade Woman- with Dirk Blocker. Directed by Fred Dryer
68. Flashpoint- with Gregory Sierra and Deborah Pratt
69. Night on Bald Mountain- directed by Dennis Dugan
70. City of Passion (Part 1)- with Erik Estrada

Disc 14- 71. City of Passion (Part 2)- with Robert Reed
72. City of Passion (Part 3)- with Robert Colbert
73. Turning Point
74. Hot Prowl- with Cindy Morgan
75. Allegra- with Tony Jay
76. Renegade

Disc 15 77. The Black Dahlia- with Jeanette Nolan, Lawrence Tierney and Logan Ramsey
78. Naked Justice (Part 1)
79. Naked Justice (Part 2)
80. Girl On The Beach- Directed by Fred Dryer
81. The Bogota Million

Disc 16 82. Death Signs
83. Boomerang
84. The Fourth Man
85. Murder He Wrote- with Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
86. Silver Bullet

Disc 17- 87. Heir of Neglect- with Rick Lieberman
88. The Baby Game- with Sid Melton
89. Dead On Target (Part 1)
90. Dead On Target (Part 2)
91. Presumed Guilty- with Dack Rambo
92. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished- with John Anderson

Disc 18- 93. Honorable Profession
94. Payback- with Michael Constantine
95. Partners
96. The Pit- with Jeff Speakman
97. City Under Siege (Part 1)- with Robert Vaughn
98. City Under Siege (Part 2)- with James Sikking

Disc 19- 99. City Under Siege (Part 3)
100. Me, Myself & Die
101. Informant
102. Blood Line- with Maurice Roeves
103. Shoot To Kill

Disc 20- 104. Code 3
105. Ring of Honor- with Sammy Davis Jr and Nicolas Coster. Directed by Fred Dryer
106. Teen Dreams
107. Last Run- with Terry Kiser
108. Return Of White Cloud- Directed by Stephanie Kramer

Disc 21- 109. On Air- with Erin Gray
110. Shallalagh
111. Investment In Death- with Bernie Casey
112. A Girl Named Hunter- with Elizabeth Ashley
113. The Legion (Part 1)- with Claude Akins and Richard Lynch
114. The Legion (Part 2)- with Paul Mantee

Disc 22- 115. Yesterday's Child- with David Groh and Soon-Tek Oh
116. Shield of Honor- with Harry Guardino and Sheree North
117. The Fifth Victim- with Don Galloway
118. Brotherly Love
119. The Nightmare- with Barbara Luna
120. Broken Dreams- with Granville Van Dusen

Disc 23- 121. Son and Heir- with Jerry Orbach
122. Unacceptable Loss
123. Unfinished Business
124. Lullaby- with Gary Sinise and Clive Revill
125. Final Confession- with Roy Dotrice

Disc 24- 126. Blind Ambition
127. Sudden Withdrawl
128. Second Sight
129. Street Wise (Part 1)
130. Street Wise (Part 2)

Disc 25- 131. Deadly Encounters (Part 1)
132. Deadly Encounters (Part 2)
133. Where Echoes End- with Lynne Thigpen
134. Kill Zone- with William Smithers and Clint Howard
135. The Incident- with Mitch Pileggi
136. A Snitch Break Your Heart

Disc 26- 137. Oh the Shark Bites!-with Nehemiah Persoff
138. The Usual Suspects
139. This Is My Gun
140. La Familia
141. Acapulco Holiday- with Kevin Hagen
142. Fatal Obsession (Part 1)- with Red West

Disc 27- 143. Fatal Obsession (Part 2)- with Gene Dynarski
144. Under Suspicion
145. The Reporter
146. Room Service
147. Shadow of the Past- with Mitch Ryan

Disc 28- 148. The Grab-with Christopher Neame
149. All That Glitters- with Denise Crosby and Alan Fudge
150. Cries of Silence
151. Ex Marks the Spot- with Don Rickles
152. Little Man with a Big Reputation

 

Extras

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THE INVADERS-SEASON 1

Invaders S1

A blurb from Paramount about The Invaders Season 1: Produced by the legendary Quinn Martin (The Fugitive), The Invaders features all 17 season one episodes on 5 discs, plus exciting and stunning special features on DVD for the first time ever!

A fan boy dream has been realized. The Invaders is finally on DVD! One of the better-made series of the late 1960's created by none other than Quinn Martin! The series was in essence as a cross between "The Fugitive" and the alien movies from the 1950's AKA "Quatermass 2" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". The series was shown on the ABC network. Roy Thinnes stars as David Vincent that the aliens are in pursuit of Vincent since he knows the existence of the aliens. Some well-known stars were on "The Invaders" such as Roddy McDowell, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Lord, William Windom and Peter Graves to name a few. Also included in this set are introductions to each episode by Roy Thinnes! An audio commentary on the episode "The Innocent", an interview with Roy Thinnes and the rarely seen extended version of the pilot episode "Beachhead".

 

VIDEO

The episodes are digitally remastered. Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Beachhead"-with J.D.Cannon, James Daly and Ellen Corby
2. "The Experiment"-with Roddy McDowell, Laurence Naismith
3. "The Mutation"-with Edward Andrews and Suzanne Pleshette
4. "The Leeches"- with Peter Mark Richman and Theo Marcuse

Disc 2- 5. "Genesis"-with John Larch and Phillip Pine
6. "Vikor"-with Jack Lord and Alfred Ryder
7. "Nightmare"-with James Callahan
8. "Doomsday Minus One"-with William Windom and Andrew Duggan

Disc 3- 9. "Quantity Unknown"-with James Whitmore and William Talman
10. "The Innocent"-with William Smithers and Michael Rennie
11. "The Ivy Curtain"-with Jack Warden and Susan Oliver

Disc 4- 12. "The Betrayed"-with Ed Begley and Norman Fell
13. "Storm"-with Joseph Campenella and Barbara Luna
14. "Panic"-with Robert Walker Jr and R.G. Armstrong
15. "Moonshot"-with Peter Graves and Strother Martin

Disc 5- 16. "Wall of Crystal"-with Ed Asner, Burgess Meredith and Peggy Lipton
17."The Condemned"-with Ralph Bellemy and Murray Hamilton

 

Extras

Disc 1: New Introductions by Roy Thinnes

Disc 2: New Introductions by Roy Thinnes

Disc 3: New Introductions by Roy Thinnes
Audio Commentary on "The Innocent" by Co-Creator Larry Cohen

Disc 4: New Introductions by Roy Thinnes

Disc 5: New Introductions by Roy Thinnes
"Beachhead"-extended footage-60 mins
Interview with Roy Thinnes-(27:24)
Season 1 Promo-(02:26)

Verdict

It is finally great to see The Invaders on DVD. They again did a good job with this set with the involvement of Roy Thinnes. I can't wait for Season 2!


THE INVADERS SEASON 2

INVADERS S2

One of the better-made series of the late 1960's created by none other than Quinn Martin! The second and final season is on this set of 26 episodes. The series was in essence as a cross between "The Fugitive" and the alien movies from the 1950's AKA "Quatermass 2" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". The series was shown on the ABC network. Roy Thinnes stars as David Vincent that the aliens are in pursuit of Vincent since he knows the existence of the aliens. Some well-known stars were on "The Invaders" such as Gene Hackman, Anne Francis, Dabney Coleman, Louis Gossett Jr, Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells to name a few. Also included in this set are introductions to each episode by Roy Thinnes! An audio commentary on the episode "The Peacemaker", and an interview with Roy Thinnes.

 

VIDEO

The episodes are digitally remastered. Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Condition Red"-with Antoinette Bower and Jason Evers
2. "The Saucer"-with Anne Francis and Dabney Coleman
3. "The Watchers"-with Kevin McCarthy
4. "Valley of the Shadow"- with Ted Knight and James Sikking

Disc 2- 5. "The Enemy"-with Richard Anderson and Paul Mantee
6. "The Trial"-with Russell Johnson and Harold Gould
7. "The Spores"-with Gene Hackman and Wayne Rogers
8. "Dark Outpost"-with Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells and Whit Bissell

Disc 3- 9. "Summit Meeting Part 1"-with William Windom and Michael Rennie
10. "Summit Meeting Part 2"-with Ford Rainey and Ian Wolfe
11. "The Prophet"-with Pat Hingle and Roger Perry
12. "Labyrinth"-with Sally Kellerman and Ed Peck

Disc 4- 13. "The Captive"-with Don Dubbins and Fritz Weaver
14. "The Believers"-with Carol Lynley
15. "The Ransom"-with Alfred Ryder and Karen Black
16. "Task Force"-with Nancy Kovack and Frank Marth

Disc 5- 17. "The Possessed-with William Smithers
18. "Counter-Attack"
19. "The Pit"-with Joanne Linville and Charles Aidman
20. "The Organization"-with JD Cannon and Ross Hagen

Disc 6- 21. "The Peacemaker"-with Alfred Ryder, James Daly and Jan Merlin
22. "The Vise"-with Raymond St Jacques and Lou Gossett Jr
23. "The Miracle-with Barbara Hershey and Ed Asner

Disc 7- 24. "The Life Seekers"-with R.G.Armstrong, Diana Muldur and Barry Morse
25. "The Pursued"-with Suzanne Pleshette, Will Geer and Dana Elcar
26. "Inquisition" -with Peter Mark Richman and Susan Oliver

 

Extras

Disc 1: New Introductions by Roy Thinnes

Disc 2: New Introductions by Roy Thinnes

Disc 3: New Introductions by Roy Thinnes

Disc 4: New Introductions by Roy Thinnes

Disc 5: New Introductions by Roy Thinnes

Disc 6: Audio Commentary on "The Peacemaker" by director Alan Armer
New Introductions by Roy Thinnes

Disc 7: New Introductions by Roy Thinnes
Interview with Roy Thinnes-(36:20)


Verdict

It is finally great to see The Invaders on DVD. They again did a good job with this set with the involvement of Roy Thinnes. A great bookend to the series!


IRONSIDE SEASON 1Ironside S1

A blurb from Shout Factory about "Ironside Season 1"- In March 1966, NBC broke new ground in television programming by using a world premiere, feature-length movie as the preview of a potential new series called Ironside. The response was overwhelming. From 1967 to 1975, Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) celebrated his second major television hit. Set in the turbulent 60s, Ironside confronted the hottest issues of its time-Civil Rights, drugs, hippies and rock "n" roll-and gave television its first disabled hero.

Ironside, the long running crime drama starring Raymond Burr premiered in 1967 and lasted 8 seasons. Perry Mason had just ended its 9-year run and Burr switched networks and again was upholding the law this time from a wheelchair! Ironside was a great series and it is wonderful that is finally on DVD. All 28 episodes from the first season including the feature-length pilot are on this set. This show was also a springboard for actors and actresses that have gone on to bigger things such as Harrison Ford, Jack Lord, Bruce Lee, Susan Saint James and Marion Ross to name a few. The information on this set does not show that the episodes are Digitally Remastered but the film prints are superb! Shout Factory has done a great job with this DVD set!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is superb! It seems that the episodes are not digitally remastered; however the video quality is excellent. There is a Play All feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Ironside-World Premiere" (pilot) with Wally Cox and Kim Darby
2. "Message From Beyond" with James Gregory and Madlyn Rhue
3. "The Leaf In The Forest" with John Larch and John Rubinstein

Disc 2- 1. "Dead Man's Tale" with Jack Lord and Ben Wright
2. "Eat, Drink and be Buried" with Lee Grant and Richard Anderson
3. "The Taker" with Mark Richman and Robert Alda
4. "An Inside Job" with John Saxon and Norman Fell

Disc 3- 1. "Tagged For Murder" with Bruce Lee and Jack Kelley
2. "Let My Brother Go" with Ivan Dixon
3. "Light At The End Of The Journey" with Robert Reed
4. "The Monster Of Comus Towers" with Warren Stevens and David Hartman

Disc 4-1. "The Man Who Believed" with Guy Stockwell and Barbara Rhoades
2. "A Very Cool Hot Car" with Victor Joy
3. "The Past Is Prologue" with Harrison Ford and John Hoyt
4. "Girl In The Night" with Susan Saint James and Oscar Beregi

Disc 5- 1. "The Fourteenth Runner" with Steve Ihnat, Ed Asner and Ingrid Pitt
2. "Force Of Arms" with Harold J Stone
3. "Memory Of An Ice Cream Stick" with Francine York
4. "To Kill A Cop" with Pernell Roberts and Ruta Lee

Disc 6- 1. "The Lonely Hostage" with Robert Lansing
2. "The Challenge" with Sue Ane Langdon
3. "All In A Day's Work" with Jeanette Nolan and Walter Burke
4. "Something For Nothing" with James Farentino and Susan Saint James

Disc 7- 1. "Barbara Who" with Vera Miles and Marion Ross
2. "Perfect Crime"
3. "Officer Bobby" with Nancy Malone, Jeanne Cooper and Paul Carr

Disc 8- 1. "Trip To Hashbury" with William Windom and Cliff Osmond
2. "Due Process Of Law" with Dwayne Hickman and David Carradine
3. "Return Of The Hero" with Gary Collins and Gavin Macleod

 

Extras

Disc 1-8 : None

 

Verdict

I really enjoyed this set! The picture and audio quality are great! My only displeasure is that there are not any extras on the set. Perhaps on future season sets, there could be a documentary or interviews with the surviving cast members, etc. I can't wait for Set 2!

 

Rating; *****!


IRONSIDE SEASON 2

Ironside S2A blurb from Shout Factory about "Ironside Season 2"- With superb story lines dealing with socially important topics like racism, drugs, abortion and terror on a college campus, Ironside's second season continued the tradition of attracting special guest stars-including Milton Berle, Anne Baxter, Bill Bixby, Ricardo Montalban, Burgess Meredith, Ed Asner and many more.

All 26 episodes from the second season are on this set. This show continued to springboard actors and actresses that have gone on to bigger things such as Sorrell Booke, Paul Winfield, Chad Everett and Ed Asner to name a few. The film quality is still very impressive. Returning for a second season was Don Galloway, Barbara Anderson and Don Mitchell with Galloway and Mitchell along with Burr were the only three actors that were in every episode in its 8-year run.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is superb! It seems that the episodes are not digitally remastered; however the video quality is excellent. There is a Play All feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Shell Game" with Sorrell Booke, Charles Aidman and Lisa Todd
2. "Split Second To An Epitaph Pt 1" with Joseph Cotton, Troy Donahue and Andrew Prine
3. "Split Second To An Epitaph Pt 2" with Joseph Cotton and Troy Donahue
4. "The Sacrifice" with Ricardo Montalban, Robert Alda and Phillip Pine

Disc 2- 1. "Robert Phillips Vs The Man" with Paul Winfield and Diane Ladd
2. "Desperate Encounter" with Gene Raymond
3. "I, The People" with Milton Berle, Julie Adams and George Murdock
4. "Price Tag: Death" with Ralph Meeker and Clu Gulager

Disc 3- 1. "An Obvious Case of Guilt" with Anne Baxter and Warren Stevens
2. "Reprise" with Eddie Firestone
3. "The Macabre Mr. Micawber" with Burgess Meredith
4. "Side Pocket" with Jack Albertson

Disc 4-1. "Sergeant Mike" with Bill Bixby, John Dehner and Robert Cornthwaite
2. "In Search Of An Artist" with Broderick Crawford
3. "Up, Down and Even" with Alfred Ryder and Richard Anderson
4. "Why The Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club Met On Thursday" with Arthur O'Connell and Ellen Corby

Disc 5- 1. "Rundown On A Bum Rap" with James Gregory and Clifton James
2. "The Prophecy"
3. "A World Of Jackals" with William Smithers and Charles Dierkop
4. "And Be My Love" with Chad Everett

Disc 6- 1. "Moonlight Means Money" with Skip Homeier
2. "A Drug On The Market" with Ray Danton and Alan Caillou
3. "Puzzlelock" with Simon Oakland and Dabbs Greer

Disc 7- 1. "The Tormentor" with Cary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley
2. "A Matter Of Love & Death"
3. "Not A Whimper, But A Bang" with Ed Asner and John Zaremba

 

Extras

Disc 1-7 : None

 

Verdict

Again, a great season of episodes! Come on Season 3!

 

Rating; *****!


THE SECRET OF ISIS-THE COMPLETE SERIESThe Secrets Of Isis

A blurb from BCI/Entertainment Rights about "The Secrets of Isis-The Complete Series: Now available on DVD for the first time, the entire two seasons of THE SECRETS OF ISIS contains a treasure-trove of special features, and all the super-powered goodness that the heroine represented. Now, you too can be heir to…THE SECRETS OF ISIS!

Oh Mighty Isis! It's about time that someone finally put the first super heroine of Saturday mornings on DVD! All 22 episodes of both seasons are on the set. One of my favorite show in the mid 70's was the Shazam/Isis hour, which I watched every Saturday morning. She was also the only pretty woman on the air at the time, well for me anyway. The premise was adequate and the acting was pretty good for a 12 year old which I was at the time. The 3-disc set is quite nice with a lot of extras but not a definitive collection. In the 1990's, who ever owned the rights to the film negatives for reasons unknown cut out all the "morals" that were at the end of each show, telling the kids what was right & what was wrong. No fault of BCI/Entertainment Rights. BCI found 13 out of the 22 morals from various video sources. I'm glad they did that. There is also interviews spanning 2 hours from Brian Cutler, Joanna Pang and Ronalda Douglas along with the producer and writers of the show, An Audio Commentary on one of the episodes, Rare Commercial bumpers and next week bumpers, photo galleries, Scripts on DVD Rom and a bonus episode from the animated series-Freedom Force.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! The episodes were not digitally remastered but are from good film prints. There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

 

Disc 1-
1. "The Lights Of Mystery Mountain"
2. "Fool's Dare"
3. "The Spots Of The Leopard"-with Lou Frizzell and Debra Lee Scott
4. "The Sound Of Silence"-with Leigh McCloskey
5. "The Outsider"-with Mitch Vogel
6. "Rock Hound Roost"
7. "Lucky"
8. "Big Foot"-with Bill Engesser

Disc 2-
9. "To Find A Friend"-with Michael Lookinland
10. "The Show Off"
11. "No Drums, No Trumpets"-with John Davey (Captain Marvel II)
12. "Funny Gal"
13. "Girl Driver"
14. "Scuba Duba"
15. "Dreams of Flight"*
16. "The Seeing Eye Horse"

 

 

Disc 3-
17. "The Hitchhikers"
18. "The Class Clown"
19. "The Cheerleader"-with Laurette Spang and Colleen Camp
20. "Year Of The Dragon"-with Victor Sen Yung (Bonanza)
21. "Now You See It…"-with John Davey and Evan Kim
22. "And Now You Don't-with John Davey and Evan Kim

 

Extras


Disc 1- None

Disc 2- Isolated Music and Effects Track for Funny Gal
Audio Commentary for Dreams of Flight

Disc 3- Isolated Music and Effects Track for Now You See It…
Isolated Music and Effects Track for And Now You Don't
Interview with Lou Scheimer (06:07)
Interview with Richard Resenbloom (06:42)
Interview with Brian Cutler (21:07)
Interview with Joanna Pang Atkins (25:57)
Interview with Rolanda Douglas Lombardo (19:31)
Interview with David Dworski (08:22)
Interview with Michael Reeves (06:36)
Interview with David Wise (06:37)
Interview with Bob Kline (07:15)
Interview with Henry Lange Jr (10:52)
Bonus Episode-Freedom Force-The Plant Soldiers (10:48)
Rare Footage-"Morals", Commercial Bumpers and Next Weeks
Image Galleries-Promotional-(30) Pictures
Behind The Scenes- (30) Pictures
Memorabilia- (37) Pictures
Legend of Isis-Bluewater Productions Comic Book

 

Verdict

My only disappointment is that there were not any interviews with Isis herself-Joanna Cameron. Either the DVD team was unable to get an interview with her or she did not want to give one. Pity. Otherwise, a well done set.

 

Rating: *****!



J - L

 

JAKE & THE FATMAN SEASON 1 VOLUME 1

JAKE & fATMANs1v1Jake and the Fatman started out as an episode of "Matlock" and was so popular that it was spun off into its own series in 1987. The series is about a part Hawaiian police officer that becomes an Attorney who's played by William Conrad and a special investigator that works for the Attorney is played by Joe Penny. The series ran from 1987 to 1992 and the series "Diagnosis Murder" was spun off of this series! The pilot for the series is also on this set. The set also includes episodic promos for all the episodes on this set except the pilot. This set has the first 11 episodes of the series.

 


VIDEO

The video quality is of fair quality! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 47 minutes each and the pilot is 93 mins long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "Happy Days Are Here Again"-with John Rubenstein and Robert Reed
2. "Fatal Attraction" (Series Pilot)-with Bruce Greenwood
3. "Laura"

Disc 2- 4. "The Man That Got Away"-with Robert Culp
5. "Love For Sale"
6. "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime"-with Dwight Schultz and Tim Russ
7. "Body & Soul"-with Don Stroud

Disc 3- 8. "The Man I Love"-with Leigh McCloskey
9. "Love Me or Leave Me"-with Bobbie Eakes and Branscome Richmond
10. "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"-with Mark Goddard
11. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Episodic Promos

Disc 2: Episodic Promos

Disc 3: Episodic Promos

Disc 4: Episodic Promos

 

Verdict

The first set of Jake and the Fatman is a good to see. Great for anybody's collection!


JAKE AND THE FATMAN SEASON 1 VOLUME 2

JAKEs1v2Jake and the Fatman started out as an episode of "Matlock" and was so popular that it was spun off into its own series in 1987. The series is about a part Hawaiian police officer that becomes an Attorney who's played by William Conrad and a special investigator that works for the Attorney is played by Joe Penny. The series ran from 1987 to 1992 and the series "Diagnosis Murder" was spun off of this series! The set also includes episodic promos for all the episodes on this set. This set has the last 11 episodes of season 1.


VIDEO

The video quality is of fair quality! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 47 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "After You're Gone"
2. "It Had To Be You"-with James Olsen
3. "But Not For Me"
4. "What is This Thing Call Love"

Disc 2- 5. "Lady Be Good"-with Nana Visitor and Ed Nelson
6. "I'll Be Seeing You"
7. "Baby Face"-with Merritt Butrick
8. "Blues In the Night"

Disc 3- 9. "How Long Has This Been Going On"-with David Soul
10. "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan"-with Anthony Franciosa and Kathryn Lee Scott
11. "Rhapsody In Blue"-with Ed Winter

 

Extras

Disc 1: Episodic Promos

Disc 2: Episodic Promos

Disc 3: Episodic Promos

Disc 4: Episodic Promos

 

Verdict

The first set of Jake and the Fatman is a good to see. Great for anybody's collection!


JAKE AND THE FATMAN-SEASON 2

JAKE & fATMAN S2Jake and the Fatman started out as an episode of "Matlock" and was so popular that it was spun off into its own series in 1987. The series is about a part Hawaiian police officer that becomes an Attorney who's played by William Conrad and a special investigator that works for the Attorney is played by Joe Penny. This season the series moves to Hawaii with much better locations! The set also includes episodic promos for all the episodes on this set. The season was shortened to 10 episodes because of the writer's strike of 1988.


VIDEO

The video quality is of fair quality! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 47 minutes each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Wish You Were Here" Part 1-with Khigh Dhiegh
2. "Wish You Were Here" Part 2
3. "I'll Never Smile Again"
4. "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"

Disc 2- 5. "Why Can't You Behave?"-with Clarence Clemons
6. "Poor Butterfly"
7. "It Ain't Necessarily So"-with Alex Cord and Maurice Rooves
8. "Someone To Watch Over Me"

Disc 3- 9. "They Can't Take That Away From Me"-with Michele Scarabelli
10. "Side By Side"
11. "Snow Fall"-with Michael Madsen and Branscombe Richmond

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Verdict

The second season of Jake and the Fatman is in a new location! Great for anybody's collection!


 

JASON OF STAR COMMAND-COMPLETE SERIES

Jason of Star CommandA blurb from BCI-Eclipse-Entertainment Rights about Jason Of Star Command: The Complete Series:" Working from within a secretive section of Space Academy, a daring soldier of fortune named Jason joins with his friends to combat the sinister forces that conspire to dominate the stars. Jason is aided on his missions by Commander Carnavin and Stone, computer expert Nicole, strong alien Samantha, eccentric scientist Dr EJ Parsafoot, and two robots, Peepo and the portable W1K1. Together they face the evil machinations of Dragos-the self proclaimed "Master of the Cosmos"-and his alien minions aboard the Dragonship.


As I said about Space Academy, Finally! Jason Of Star Command is available on DVD! Along with Space Academy, JOSC was a perfect bookend for Filmation. Again, BCI Eclipse-Entertainment Rights have done a fantastic job with this set! The show ran in 1979-1980 for 28 episodes. The Special effects were done by the same people who did the effects for Space Academy with a few new people. This set is packed full of extras including audio commentaries on two episodes an over a half-hour documentary with Jason himself, Craig Litter and Drago-Sid Haig reminiscing about the show. Lots of promo photos and behind the scenes photos with interview clips, Easter Eggs, and people with DVD players can access all the scripts from the series in pdf format! I can't say enough about this set!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Digitally remastered from the original negatives. The picture quality is crystal clear and the episodes are uncut. There is also a Play All feature on each disc. First season episodes are approx 11 minutes long. Second season episodes are approx 23 minutes long.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. The audio is also Mono here but is very clear.

Disc 1- 1. "Attack of the Dragonship"*
2. "Prisoner From Dragos"
3. "Escape From Dragos"
4. "A Cry For Help"
5. "Wiki To The Rescue"
6. "Planet Of The Lost"
7. "Marooned In Time"
8. "Attack Of The Dragons"
9. "Peepo's Last Chance"
10. "The Disappearing Man"*
11. "The Haunted Planet" with Julie Newmar
12. "Escape From Kesh" with Julie Newmar
13. "Return Of The Creature"
14. "Peepo On Trial"
15. "The Trojan Horse"
16. "The Victory Of Star Command"

Disc 2- 1. "Mission To The Stars"
2. "Frozen In Space"
3. "Web Of The Star Witch" with Francine York
4. "Beyond The Stars" *
5. "Secret Of The Ancients"
6. "The Power Of The Star Disk"
7. "Through The Stargate"
8. "Face To Face"

Disc 3- 1. "Phantom Force"
2. "Little Girl Lost" with Francine York
3. "Mim's Secret" with Francine York
4. "Battle For Freedom"

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary on the episode-"Attack Of The Dragonship" and "The Disappearing Man"

Disc 2: Audio Commentary on the episode-"Beyond The Stars"

Disc 3: Adventures Of Jason Of Star Command Documentary (31:04)
Special Effects Demo Reel (06:33)
Promotional Gallery (24 Pictures)
Behind the scenes photos (20 pictures)
Cast reunion photos (5 pictures)
Spaceship Photos (25 pictures)
Style Guide (10 pictures)
Easter Eggs
DVD-Rom Feature- 27 scripts Complete in pdf format.

Verdict

If you're a fan of the show or remember it back when, go and buy this set! The picture and audio quality are superb. The extras are more than enough for you to enjoy and not to disappoint!

Rating; *****!


JAYCE AND THE WHEELED WARRIORS VOLUME 1

Jayce Vol1A short blurb from Shout Factory about Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors Volume 1: Based on the popular line of Matell toys, and scripted by acclaimed writers such as J. Michael Straczynski (Creator of Babylon 5).


Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors were based on a popular line of Mattel toys in the early 1980's. The series was about Jayce's father is forced to flee after his creations takeover and wreaks havoc across the universe. Jayce is joined by the Lightning League to stop the saw Boss and his mutants from taking over the universe! This set comprises of the first 33 episodes. This set also includes Original Concept Art and original scripts on DVD-ROM.

 


VIDEO

The video quality is fairly good! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 22 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "Escape From the Garden"
2. "The Vase of Xiang"
3. "Steel Against Shadow"
4. "Silver Crusaders"
5. "Ghostship"
6. "Flora, Fauna and the Monster Minds"
7. "Fire & Ice"
8. "Space Outlaws"
9. "Future of the Future"

Disc 2- 6. "Underwater"
7. "Frostworld"
8. "Critical Mass"
9. "The Purple Tomb"
10. "Hook, Like & Sinker"
10. "Bloodstone"
11. "The Slaves of Adelbauren
12. "The Hunt"

Disc 3- 12. "Blockade Runners"
13. "The Sleeping Princess"
14. "Deadly Reunion"
15. "Sky Kingdom"
16. "Quest Into Shadow"
17. "Unexpected Trouble"
18. "Bounty Hunters"
19. "Double Deception"

Disc 4-18. "Gate World"
19. "Space Theif"
20. "Moon Magic"
21. "Affair of Honor"
22. "Doon Flower"
23. "The Stallions of Sauden"
24. "Brain Trust"
25. "Lighting Strikes Twice"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: Rare Original Concept Art
Escape From the Garden and Steel Against the Shadow Scripts on DVD ROM

 

Verdict

A valiant effort for Mattel to have a series to sell product. Not a bad series. Hopefully they will bring out Volume 2!


JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS SEASON 1

Jem S1Jem & the Holograms Season 1 are available for the first time through Shout Factory! Jem…She's truly Outrageous! I know, I know, you've here that a thousand times before and I'm sure the voice of Jem, Samantha Newark has too! The series, produced by Hasbro, Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions were the same companies to produce the popular G. I. Joe and Transformer series and the Jem series was honestly better than I expected. Definitely aimed at a Female audience, it was well written and the creator of the series, Christy Marx who wrote 23 out of the 65 episodes over 3 seasons.

Season One starts with the creation of "Jem" by Jerrica Benton's father who built a holographic computer which is called "Synergy" that Jerrica can become "Jem" and can keep her identity separate. The technology is bequeathed to her when her father passes away. Jerrica is also owner of Starlight Music. The rival band to the "Holograms" was "The Misfits" for the first two seasons, and the leader of the Misfits is Pizzazz voice by Patricia Alice Albrecht. Episodes of the first season revolved around the Jem/Jerrica keeping Jem a secret with some international intrigue and evil people trying to steal the holographic technology. Music Videos were a new thing to the airwaves when the series was running and Jem took full advantage of it. The extras on this set are Video Jukeboxes on each disc where you can go to an any music video that was on an episode on that particular disc. The season and series has more to offer than I have given credit for!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are remastered and picture quality is quite good!

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Beginning"
2. "Disaster aka Setbacks"
3. "Kimber's Rebellion"
4. "Frame Up"
5. "The Battle of the Bands"
6. "Starbright Pt 1-Falling Star"
7. "Starbright Pt 2-Collideing Stars"

Disc 2- 8. "Starbright Pt 3-Rising Star"
9. "The World Hunger Shindig"
10. "Adventure In China"
11. "Last Resorts"
12. "In Stitches"
13. "The Music Awards Pt 1"

Disc 3- 14. "The Music Awards Pt 2"
15. "The Rock Fashion Book"
16. "Broadway Magic"
17. "In Search of the Stolen Album"
18. "Hot Time In Hawaii"
19. "The Princess and the Stinger"
20. "Island Deception"

Disc 4-21. "Old Meets New"
22. "Intrigue at the Indy 500"
23. "The Jem Jam Pt 1"
24. "The Jem Jam Pt 2"
25. "Culture Clash"
26. "Glitter & Gold"

 

Extras

Disc 1- Video Jukebox (26:50)

Disc 2- Video Jukebox (21:50)

Disc 3- Video Jukebox (21:48)

Disc 4- Video Jukebox (16:25)


JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS SEASON 2

jEM s2Jem & the Holograms Season 2 are available for the first time through Shout Factory!
The animation company for the series was the legendary Toei Animation Studios of Japan. The Hasbro Toy Company hired Sunbow Productions to create an animated series of their line of Dolls and concept that Hasbro was trying to get off the ground. Christy Marx also created all the relationships and biographies for the series and there were over 25 writers on the series too! The casting of the show was interesting as well. Samantha Newark voiced the main character of Jem/Jerrica but she was not the singing voice of Jem. That job went to singer, Britta Phillips. Why they didn't use Samantha's voice is a mystery to me for she had and still has a wonderful singing voice being a singer on her child and teen years singing all over the world!

Season Two continues with Starlight Music going around the world and the romantic relationships that formed in the first season, blossomed in the second! There was a weird sort of love triangle between Jerrica, her alter ego Jem and Rio Pacheco, longtime boyfriend of Jerrica's not knowing that Jem/Jerrica are one in the same. The extras on this set are Video Jukeboxes on each disc where you can go to an any music video that was on an episode on that particular disc. The next season wraps up the series with some interesting twists! Stay Tuned!



VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are remastered and picture quality is quite good! .

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "The Talent Search Pt 1"
2. "The Talent Search Pt 2"
3. "Scandal"
4. "One Jem Too Many"
5. "The Bands Break Up"
6. "The Fan"
7. "Father's Day"

Disc 2- 8. "Treasure Hunt"
9. "Aztec Enchantment"
10. "Music is Magic"
11. "The Jazz Player"
12. "Dance Time"
13. "Alone Again"

Disc 3- 14. "Roxy Rumbles"
15. "K Jem"
16. "Trick or Techrat"
17. "The Presidential Dilemma"
18. "Rock n Roll Express"
19. "Mardi Gras"
20. "The Middle of Nowhere"

Disc 4-21. "Renaissance Woman"
22. "Journey to Shangri-La"
23. "Journey Through Time"
24. "Out of the Past"
25. "Hollywood Jem Pt 1-For Your Consideration"
26. "Hollywood Jem Pt 2-And the Winner Is…"

 

Extras

Disc 1- Video Jukebox (24:10)

Disc 2- Video Jukebox (20:30)

Disc 3- Video Jukebox (24:30)

Disc 4- Video Jukebox (18:18)



JERICHO-SEASON 1Jericho S1

A blurb from Paramount about Jericho-Season 1: Jericho is a drama about what happens when a nuclear mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of a small, peaceful Kansas town into chaos, leaving them completely isolated and wondering if they're the only Americans left alive.

I must admit, I did not watch this show when it first came on and now watching it on DVD, I am now hooked! This show is right up my ally. The series is about a small Kansas town that gets its world turned upside down when a nuclear attack starts and the way they will have to live and deal with humanity when everything is taken away from them. What is neat about the show is that the stories are layered to find out why there is a man that is able to communicate with the outside world when nobody else can. You also see when the US retaliates with missile and the aftermath of that. The first season comprises of 22 episodes and which was nice what they did with this is that there are Extras! There are audio commentaries on 5 episodes and deleted scenes from quite a few episodes with commentary on them as well as behind the scenes footage and a featurette. The stars of the show are Skeet Ulrich (Scream films) with Gerald McRaney (Simon & Simon) plus a lot of new faces.

VIDEO

The episodes are in Widescreen format. Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound!

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot-The First Seventeen Hours"
2. "Fallout"
3. "Four Horseman"
4. "Walls Of Jericho"

Disc 2- 5. "Federal Response"
6. "9:02"
7. "Long Live The Mayor"
8. "Rogue River"-with D. B. Sweeney

Disc 3- 9. "Crossroads"
10. "Red Flag"
11. "Vox Populi"
12. "The Day Before"

Disc 4- 13. "Blackjack"
14. "Heart Of Winter"
15. "Semper Fidelis"
16. "Winters' End"

Disc 5- 17. "One Man's Terrorist"
18. "AKA"
19. "Casus Belli"
20. "One If By Land"

Disc 6-21. "Coalition of the Willing"
22. "Why We Fight" -with David Huddleston

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary on "The First Seventeen Days" by Executive Producers Jon Turteltaub & Carol Barbee
Audio Commentary on "Fallout" by Executive Producers Jon Turteltaub & Carol Barbee
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "The First Seventeen Hours" by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (05:02)
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Four Horsemen" by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (1:48)
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Walls of Jericho" by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (0:45)

Disc 2: Audio Commentary on "Rogue River" by Executive Producers Jon Turteltaub & Skeet Ulrich
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "9:02" by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (1:14)
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Long Live The Mayor" by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (1:19)
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Rogue River" by Jon Turteltaub and Skeet Ulrich (1:00)

Disc 3: Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Crossroads" by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (0:50)
Audio Commentary on "Red Flag" by Carol Barbee & Lennie James
Audio Commentary on "Vox Populi" by Carol Barbee, Skeet Ulrich & Lennie James
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Vox Populi" by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (1:49)

Disc 4: Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Black Jack" by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (0:58)

 

Disc 5: Deleted Scenes with commentary on "One Man's Terrorist" by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (0:25)
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "A.K.A." by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (1:34)
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Casus Belli" by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (0:57)

Disc 6: Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Coalition Of The Willing" by Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (0:49)
Building of Jericho Documentary (24:00)
What If? …(09:12)


Verdict

I am hooked! The response to the show from fans that wanted this show to continue is a lot like Star Trek was in the sixties. The show will be back for a second season. I can wait! This set is worth it to buy.

 

Rating: *****!


JERICHO SEASON 2

Jericho S2

A blurb from Paramount about Jericho-Season 2: Jericho returns for a second astounding season thanks to the unprecedented and impassioned support from its legion of loyal fans.

The second season was saved from cancellation by the fans by shipping a crate full of peanuts to show their wanting of the show to go on and it went on for another 7 episodes. The story continues when a new government takes over the town and the surrounding areas. Having the show back didn't help the ratings. There were 2 endings filmed, one filmed in case the show went on to a third season which is on this set. The second season comprises of 7 episodes and which was nice what they did with this is that there are Extras! There are audio commentaries on all 7 episodes and deleted scenes from quite a few episodes with commentary on them as well as behind the scenes footage and a featurette. The star of the show is Skeet Ulrich (Scream films) plus a lot of new faces.

VIDEO

The episodes are in Widescreen format. Episodes are also uncut. Each episode runs approx 44 mins

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound!

Disc 1- 1. "Reconstruction"-with Esai Morales
2. "Condor"
3. "Jennings & Rall"
4. "Oversight"-with D.B. Sweeney

Disc 2- 5."Termination for Cause"
6. "Sedition"-with David Huddleston
7. "Patriots and Tyrants"

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary on all 4 episodes by the cast & crew
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Reconstruction" (01:24)
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Condor" (1:11)
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Oversight" (0:57)

Disc 2: Audio Commentary on all 3 episodes by the cast and crew
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Termination for Cause" (1:02)
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Sedition" (3:47)
Deleted Scenes with commentary on "Patriots and Tyrants" (6:16)
Rebuilding Jericho Documentary (25:56)
Nut Job …(09:46)
Alternate Unaired Ending-Segment from last episode- (25:10)


Verdict

The response to the show from fans that wanted this show to continue is a lot like Star Trek was in the sixties. The fan got their wish but was short lived. This set is worth it to buy.


KNIGHT RIDER SEASON 1

Knight Rider S1
A short blurb from Universal about Knight Rider Season 1:" Gear up for action with superstar David Hasselhoff and his supercar, K.I.T.T. as they throttle crime in every high-octane episode from the first season of Knight Rider, finally available to own for the first time on DVD.
In 1982 Glen A Larson had a great idea, Knight Rider! The creator of Battlestar Galactica made a show about a talking car that can drive by itself and protect its owner, Michael Knight. The show ran for a very successful 4-year run and 90 episodes. I had the opportunity of going to Universal Studios in California in 1985 when Knight Rider was still in production and sat in a talking KITT car that answered questions just like the car on the show. I'm glad that the show is finally on DVD.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is good. These episodes are not remastered but for the most part taken from good prints with little specks or dirt.
Episodes are uncut with the tag for tonight's episode on before the theme music.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is good to very good.

 

Disc 1- Side A
1. "Knight of the Phoenix" (2 Hr)
2. "Deadly Maneuvers"
3. "A Good Day at White Rock"
Side B
1. "Slammin' Sammy's Stunt Show Spectacular"
2. "Just My Bill"
3. "Not A Drop To Drink"
4. "No Big Thing"

Disc 2-Side A
1. "Trust Doesn't Rust"
2. "Inside Out"
3. "The Final Verdict"
4. "A Plush Ride"
Side B
1. "Forget Me Not"
2. "Heart Of Stone"
3. "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"
4. "The Topaz Connection"

Disc 3-Side A
1. "A Nice Indecent Little Town"
2. "Chariot Of Gold"
3. "White Bird"
4. "Knight Moves"
Side B
1. "Nobody Does It Better"
2. "Short Notice"

Disc 4-1. "Knight Rider 2000" Reunion Movie

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary on Knight Of The Phoenix with David Hasselhoff and Glen Larson

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: Knight Moves-Stunt Work on the series (06:06)
Knight Sounds-The Music Of Knight Rider (06:35)

Disc 4: Knight Under the Hood-The Making Of Knight Rider (15:47)
Photo Gallery-Moving Picture Gallery (03:00)
Blueprint Gallery-Moving Picture Gallery (03:06)
Kitt's Owner Manual (Interactive Control Panel)

 

Verdict

I would buy this set and remaining sets only for the reason that it was a fun show to watch and now have. The extras are not all that much but better than some of the other Universal shows that are now on DVD except for the good work they did for Battlestar Galactica.

 

 

Rating: ***


LAVERNE & SHIRLEY SEASON 4

Laverne & Shirley start their fourth season still in Milwaukee working for the brewery. This season consists of 24 episodes. The show was a spin-off of Happy Days. The series lasted for eight seasons. Quite a few guest stars dropped by to visit the girls such as Hans Conreid, Toni Basil, Robert Alda, Anne Ramsey and Jay Leno. There are no special features on this set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 22 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "The Festival" Pt. 1
2. "The Festival" Pt. 2
3. "Playing The Roxy"
4. "The Robbery"
5. "The Quiz Show"
6. "Laverne & Shirley Go To Night School"-with Hans Conreid

Disc 2- 6. "A Date with Eraserhead"
7. "The Bully Show"
8. "A Visit to the Cemetery"
9. "A Chorus Line"-with Toni Basil
10. "Laverne & Shirley Move In"
11. "Dinner for Four"

Disc 3- 12. "It's A Dog's Life"
13. "Oh, Come All Ye Bums"
14. "Who's Papa?"-with Ed Begley Jr.
15. "The Third Annual Shotz Talent Show"
16. "Supermarket Sweep"
17. "Lenny's Crush"

Disc 4-18. "The Fire Show"-with Anne Ramsey
19. "Squiggy's In Love"
20. "The Feminine Mistake"-with Jay Leno
21. "Tenants Are Revolting"
22. "There's A Spy In My Beer"-with G.W. Bailey
23. "Shirley and The Older Man"-with Robert Alda

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

 

Verdict

Season 5 should be out soon. Paramount has done a good job on this set!


LEGENDS OF THE SUPERHEROES-MINI SERIES

LegendsOFSGeeks Unite! Finally after 31 years of watching multi-generation crappy copies from VHS & Beta tapes, we can finally bask on beautiful video quality, free from glitches! Thanks to Warner Archives, "Legends of the Superheroes" comes to DVD for the first time! If it to be believed, the original 2" quad videotapes were sitting in a salt mine in Kansas where the humidity is just right to preserve videotapes and film for posterity. Other shows are also stored in such mines, most famously like The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and The Mike Douglas Show. Warner has also found deleted scenes and outtakes as well as piano timing segment for the roast portion of the program. On the disc there are the two programs, "The Challenge" and "The Roast" separately or watch it with the "Play All" feature. Ten years after "Batman" was off the air, Adam West & Burt Ward reprised their roles looking almost as they did a decade previous. The odd thing was that Adam West wore the cowl outside of the cape and not tucked in as he did on the series. Frank Gorshin was also back as "The Riddler". The show also brought some characters that were only in the comics and now to TV screens such as "Black Canary", "Hawkman", "Solomon Grundy", "Weather Wizard" and "The Green Lantern" to name a few. Superman and Wonder Woman did not appear because the Superman films were starting and Wonder Woman was still a TV series on another network! Other notable actors and actresses were on the special! Ed McMahon (Host of the Roast), Howard Morris (Dr. Silvana), Charlie Challas (Sinestro), Pat Carroll (Hawkman's Mom), Jeff Altman (Weather Wizard), Ruth Buzzi (Aunt Minerva), William Scarlett (Retired Man/The Scarlet Cyclone), Rona Barrett and up and coming TV star, Marsha Warfield from "Night Court". There is even "Ghetto Man"! Oh the days of non P.C.!

There are a few deleted scenes and a musical number with a metronome ticking while Mordru sings "That's Entertainment". Please visit www.wbshop.com for other Warner Archive titles.

VIDEO

The quality is great considering the age of the original videotape!.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Legends of the Superheroes"-with Adam West, Burt Ward and Ed McMahon (95 mins)

Extras

Disc 1: Deleted Scenes and Outtakes (08:47)


THE LIEUTENANT-THE COMPLETE SERIES PART 1

Lieutenant pt1Warner Archive has finally put out one of the most sought after series that has rarely been seen since its original airing "The Lieutenant" starring Gary Lockwood. The series was created and produced by Gene Roddenberry made more famous after this series ended and went on to create the forever popular "Star Trek"! Part one consists of the first 16 episodes of the hour long series with Lockwood as William Tiberius (Yes you read it right!) Rice, a second lieutenant in the Marine corp, stationed at Camp Pendleton as an instructor and his commanding officer, Captain Raymond Rambridge is played by none other than Robert Vaughn (The Man From UNCLE, Hustle). Episodes during the series often reflected what Roddenberry would use in Trek such as Race Relations, equality, and the escalating Vietnam War to get his point across. Guest stars on this first set include Bill Bixby (Incredible Hulk), Jack Albertson (Chico & the Man), Norman Fell (Three's Company), Chris Connolly (Peyton Place), Greg Morris (Mission: Impossible), Rip Torn (Easy Rider), Neville Brand (Stalag 17), James Gregory (Barney Miller), Pat Priest (The Munsters), Barbara Bain (Mission: Impossible, Space:1999), Harold Gould (The Sting), David White (Bewitched), Kenneth Tobey (It Came From Beneath The Sea), Ed Asner (Lou Grant), Katherine Ross (Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid), Ted Bessell (That Girl!), Sharon Farrell (Hawaii Five-O), John Hart (The Lone Ranger) and Eddie Albert (Green Acres). There were three actors that were used in Roddenberry's next series Star Trek on this set. There were Michael Strong and Sherry Jackson (What Are Little Girls Made Of?) and Madlyn Rhue (Space Seed).
There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The series was done on film and no restoration has been done, yet the quality is great considering the age of the prints! Each episode runs approx 50 mins.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "A Million Miles From Glory"-with Bill Bixby
2. "Cool of the Evening"-with Jack Albertson, Norman Fell and Michael Strong
3. "The Proud & The Angry"-with Greg Morris and Rip Torn
4. "The Two Star Giant"

 

Disc 2- 5. "A Very Private Affair"-with James Gregory
6. "To Take Up Serpents"-with Pat Priest
7. "A Touching of Hands"-with Barbara Bain and David White
8. "Captain Thomson"-with Kenneth Tobey

 

Disc 3- 9. "Instant Wedding"
10. "A Troubled Image"-with Ed Asner
11. "Fall From A White Horse"-with Katherine Ross
12. "Alert"-with Ted Bessell and Sharon Farrell

 

Disc 4- 13. "The Art of Discipline"
14. "The Alien"-with John Hart and Madlyn Rhue
15. "O'Rourke"-with Eddie Albert
16. "Gone the Sun"-with John Anderson and Sherry Jackson

 


Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None


THE LIEUTENANT-THE COMPLETE SERIES PART 2

LIEUTENANT PT 2Warner Archive has released the remaining 13 episodes from this ground breaking series in "The Lieutenant-The Complete Series" Part 2. Other series regulars include Richard Anderson (Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Woman) as Lt Colonel Steve Hiland and Linda Evans (The Big Valley, Dynasty) as his daughter Nan. Before the series premièred, Lockwood wanted to concentrate on Movies and ditch the series but was advised not to. Robert Vaughn had an Oscar nomination under his belt and though he should have been paid more but was put in a series after this one that proved to the world that his popularity would soar with "The Man From UNCLE"! Guest stars in this set include Pat Crowley (Please Don't Eat the Daises), Nita Talbot (Night Shift), Jan Merlin (Tom Corbett, Space Cadet), Dennis Hopper (Blue Velvet), Don Marshall (Land of the Giants), Ted Knight (Caddyshack, Too Close for Comfort), Bobby "Boris" Pickett (Monster Mash), Chad Everett (Medical Center), Kevin Hagen (Little House on the Prairie), Joseph Campanella (Mannix), Robert Duvall, Leslie Parrish (Lil' Abner), Lloyd Bochner (Dynasty) and Denver Pyle (Dukes of Hazzard). There were four actors that were used in Roddenberry's next series Star Trek on this set. There were three series regulars Leonard Nimoy, Walter Koenig and Majal Barrett and the other was none other than Ricardo Montalban (Space Seed, Star Trek II and Fantasy Island). Two neat things about this set are the unaired episode "To Set It Right" that was never aired due to the subject matter with Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols and the theatrical film that was made from the last episode of the series called "To Kill A Man" that has not been seen that often since its original release in 1964 called also "To Kill A Man" as an extra on this set!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The series was done on film and no restoration has been done, yet the quality is great considering the age of the prints! Each episode runs approx 50 mins.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 5- 1. "Between Music And Laughter"-with Pat Crowley
2. "Interlude"
3. "Capp's Lady"-with Nita Talbot
4. "Green Water, Green Flag"-with Jan Merlin

 

Disc 6- 5. "To Set It Right"-with Dennis Hopper, Don Marshall and Nichelle Nichols
6. "In The Highest Tradition"-with Leonard Nimoy and Majel Barrett
7. "Tour Of Duty"-with Richardo Montalban, Ted Knight and Bobby "Boris Pickett
8. "Lament For A Dead Goldbrick"-with Chad Everett and Kevin Hagen

 

Disc 7- 9. "Man With An Edge"-with Joseph Campanella and Robert Duvall
10. "Operation-Actress"-with Leslie Parrish
11. "Mother Enemy"-with Walter Koenig
12. "The War Called Peace"-with Lloyd Bochner and Denver Pyle

 

Disc 8- 13. "To Kill A Man"

 


Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: Movie-"To Kill A Man" (86 mins)


LOVE AMERICAN STYLE SEASON 1 VOLUME 1

Love American Style S1V1

A blurb from Paramount about "Love American Style" Season 1 Volume 1- This season One, Volume One collection boasts an unprecedented lineup of celebrity guest stars in 12 episodes on 3 discs who will keep you roaring with laughter from start to finish.

I grew up watching "Love American Style" when it was first shown briefly and then watched it when it was in syndication. The show was an anthology of comedic short stories with an ever changing cast all to do with "Love" in one way or another. In one story, which is not in this volume, is the pilot to the legendary TV series "Happy Days"! Also between stories are very quick vignettes that play like a "Laugh-In" sketch which at times, were funnier than the stories themselves! There are lots of noticeable names that graced the show as well as newcomers to the world of entertainment, such as Jane Wyatt, Estelle Winwood, Gary Lockwood, Bill Bixby, Sid Casear, Peter Palmer and Regis Philbin to name a few as well as a very young Lesley Warren and Harrison Ford! This volume is considered a "Vanilla" release meaning there are no extras except the episodes being unedited.

 

VIDEO

I don't think the episodes are Digitally Remastered but the film prints are quite crisp and in very good shape. The episodes are approx 51 mins each and are shown in Airdate order.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

 

Disc 1- Episode 1 (50:56)
1. "Love and a Couple of Couples"-with Yvonne Craig
2. "Love and the Hustler"-with Flip Wilson
3. "Love and the Pill"-with Jane Wyatt

Episode 2 (50:57)
1. "Love and the Living Doll"-with Estelle Winwood and Arte Johnson
2. "Love and the Letter"-with Robert Clay
3. "Love and the Joker"-with Larry Storch
4. "Love and the Unlikely Couple"-with Barbara Rhoades

Episode 3 (50:55)
1. "Love and the Phone Booth"-with Dwayne Hickman
2. "Love and the Doorknob"-with Gary Lockwood and Stephanie Powers

Episode 4 (50:56)
1. "Love and the Legal Agreement"-with Bill Bixby and Denny Miller
2. "Love and the Militant"-with Barry Nelson
3. "Love and Who?"-with Sid Caesar

Disc 2- Episode 5 (51:55)
1. "Love and the Modern Wife"-with Bob Crane and Angelique Pettyjohn
2. "Love and the Phonies"-with Richard Deacon and Phyllis Diller
4. "Love and the Single Couple"

Episode 11 (52:02)
1. "Love and the Dating Computer"-with Broderick Crawford
2. "Love and the Busy Husband"
3. "Love and the Watchdog"-with Patsy Kelly

Episode 7 (51:54)
1. "Love and Take Me Along"-with Ozzie Harriet and Harriet Nelson
2. "Love and the Advice"-with Tina Louise and Avery Schreiber
3. "Love and the Geisha"-with Carolyn Jones and Red Buttons

Episode 13 (51:56)
1. "Love and the Burglar"-with Noel Harrison and Judy Crane
2. "Love and the Roommate"-with John Beck and Ted Bessell
3. "Love and the Wild Party"-with Peter Palmer and Robert Reed

Disc 3- Episode 14 (51:41)
1. "Love and the Big Leap"-with Rich Little and Jessica Walter
2. "Love and the Good Deal"-with Hans Conreid, Norman Fell and Jane Wyatt
3. "Love and the Former Marriage"-with Harrison Ford and Carl Betz

Episode 6 (51:54)
1. "Love and Mother"-with Morey Amsterdam and Tom Smothers
2. "Love and the Dummies"-with Scatman Crothers
3. "Love and the Athlete"-with Marty Allen
4. "Love and the Shower"-with Carl Ballentine and Joe Flynn

Episode 9 (51:54)
1. "Love and the Mountain Cabin"-with Peter Marshall, Leslie Parrish
2. "Love and the Divorce Sale"-with Andrew Prine, Lesley Warren
3. "Love and the Comedy Team"-with Jack Carter and Regis Philbin

Episode 17 (51:54)
1. "Love and the Positive Man"-with Hamilton Camp
2. "Love and the Other Love"-with David Hedison
3. "Love and the Bachelor"-with Ann Southern

 

Extras


Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3-None

 

Verdict

My only question is, I wonder the logic of some series being put out as full seasons or complete series and for others, volumes in between seasons. I am sure there is a very good reason for it.

 

Rating: ****!


LOVE AMERICAN STYLE SEASON 1 VOLUME 2

Love American Style S1V2
The next volume of the comedy classic series is now available! The show was an anthology of comedic short stories with an ever-changing cast all to do with "Love" in one way or another. Also between stories are very quick vignettes that play like a "Laugh-In" sketch which at times, were funnier than the stories themselves! There are lots of noticeable names that graced the show as well as newcomers to the world of entertainment, such as George Gobel, Vivian Vance, Dorothy Lamour, Wally Cox, Steve Allen, Darren McGavin and Forrest Tucker to name a few as well as a very young Penny Marshall, Mike Farrell, Kurt Russell and Burt Reynolds! This volume is considered a "Vanilla" release meaning there are no extras except the episodes being unedited. This volume also consists of the final 12 episodes from the first season.

VIDEO

 

I don't think the episodes are Digitally Remastered but the film prints are quite crisp and in very good shape. The episodes are approx 51 mins each and are shown in Airdate order.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

 

Disc 1- Episode 16 (51:53)
1. "Love and the Medium"-with George Gobel and Vivian Vance
2. "Love and the Bed"-with Roger Perry and George Tobias
3. "Love and the High School Flopout"

Episode 8 (52:00)
1. "Love and the Pickup"-with Dorothy Lamour, Penny Marshall and Mike Farrell
2. "Love and the Proposal"-with Joan Hackett and Joan Van Ark
3. "Love and the Fighting Couple"-with Dick Sargent and Mariette Hartly

Episode 15 (51:55)
1. "Love and the Boss' Ex"-with Ray Walston and Pat Harrington
2. "Love and Mr. Nice Guy"-with Wally Cox and Ray Danton
3. "Love and the Gangster"-with Nehemiah Persoff and Jerry Van Dyke

Episode 18 (51:53)
1. "Love and the Poor Crusader's Wives"-with Monte Markham and Woodrow Parfrey
2. "Love and the Big Night"-with Julie Newmar and Tony Randall
3. "Love and the VIP Restaurant"-with Shelly Berman and Kaye Ballard

 

Disc 2- Episode 19 (51:55)
1. "Love and the Nervous Executive"-with Carol Wayne and Paul Lynde
2. "Love and the Hitchhiker"-with Bob Denver and Joey Heatherton
4. "Love and the Great Catch"-with Pat Carroll, George Lindsey and Adam West

Episode 20 (52:02)
1. "Love and the Banned Book"-with Elizabeth Ashley and Burt Reynolds
2. "Love and the First Nighters"-with Jackie Coogan and Kurt Russell
3. "Love and the King"-with Ron Masak and Herb Vigan

Episode 21 (51:54)
1. "Love and The Coed Dorm"-with Karen Valentine
2. "Love and the Optimist"-with Jo Anne Worley and David Ketchum
3. "Love and the Teacher"-with Orson Bean and Clint Howard

Episode 10 (51:56)
1. "Love and Safely Married Man"
2. "Love and the Uncoupled Couple"-with Tom Bosley, Darryl Hickman and Greg Morris
3. "Love and the Many Married Couple"-with Steve Allen, Jack Cassidy and Joyce Meadows

Disc 3- Episode 22 (51:41)
1. "Love and Las Vegas"-with Bill Dana and Edward Everett Horton
2. "Love and the Good Samaritans"-with Kenneth Mars and Jack Riley
3. "Love and the Marriage Counselor"-with Jim Backus and Bernie Kopell

Episode 12 (51:54)
1. "Love and The Other Guy"-with Donna Douglas and Gary Collins
2. "Love and the Grandma"-with Meredith MacRae and Patrick Wayne

Episode 23 (51:54)
1. "Love and the Fly"-with Darren McGavin and Suzanne Pleshette
2. "Love and the Millionaires"-with Jonathan Harris and Forrest Tucker
3. "Love and the Double Trouble"-with Phyllis Davis and Malachi Thorne

Episode 24 (51:54)
1. "Love and the Minister"-with Richard Long and Van Williams
2. "Love and the Geisha"-with Carolyn Jones and Red Buttons
3. "Love and the Single's Apartment"-with Joyce Van Patten and Mel Torme

 

Extras


Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3-None

 

Verdict

Season 2 should be on its way hopefully soon!

 

Rating: ****!


THE LOVE BOAT SEASON 1 VOLUME 1

Love Boat S1V1
One of my favorite sitcoms from the 1970's was "The Love Boat"! The show had a fairly now typical way of showing 3 different stories arcing into the same episode as a theme with some other show of that time. It was another in a long line of very popular TV series created by Aaron Spelling that ran for an amazing 10 seasons and 249 episodes. There were 2 90-minute pilots for the series that are not on this set and probably wont be on any future sets. This set consists of the first 12 episodes of the 1977 season. What I really enjoyed about this series was that it let a lot of stars of the Golden and bygone eras of film to have a chance of still acting and some their final performances! The only special feature on this set is the original episode promos that started each episode.

 

VIDEO

 

I don't think the episodes are Digitally Remastered but the film prints are quite crisp and in pretty good shape considering the age. The episodes are approx 51 mins each and are shown in Airdate order.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

 

Disc 1-
1. "Captain and the Lady/One if By Land/Centerfold"-with Bonnie Franklin and Suzanne Summers
2. "Oh Dale/The Main Event/A Tasteful Affair"-with John Ritter and Jaclyn Smith
3. "Ex Plus Y/Graham & Kelly/Golden Agers"-with Edward Andrews, Scott Baio, Robert Reed and Loretta Swit
4. "Message for Maureen"/Acapulco Connection/Gotcha!"-with Milton Berle, Bill Bixby and Charo

Disc 2-
5. "Help! Murder! /Isaac the Groupie/ Mr. Popularity"-with Dianne Carroll, Michelle Lee and Jim Nabors
6. "The Joker is Mild/First Time Out/Take My Granddaughter, Please!"-with Patty Duke Astin, Tab Hunter and Maureen McCormick
7. "The Identical Problem/Julie's Old Flame/The Jinx"-with Ray Bolger, David Hedison
8. "The Understudy/Married Singles/ Lost & Found"-with Steve Allen and Loni Anderson

 

Disc 3-
9. "Romance Roulette/The Captain's Captain/Hounded (A Dog's Life)"-with Gary Burgoff and Phil Silvers and Jane Curtin
10. "Dear Beverly/The Strike/ Special Delivery"-with Pamela Franklin, Eva Gabor and Leslie Nielsen
11. "Lonely At The Top/Divorce Me, Please/Silent Night"-with John Gavin Donna Mills and Dick Sargent
12. "The Old Man and The Runaway/A Fine Romance/ The Painters"-with Will Geer, Arte Johnson, Pat Morita, Tom Poston and Anson Williams

 

Extras


Disc 1- Original Episode Promos

Disc 2- Original Episode Promos

Disc 3- Original Episode Promos

 

Verdict

I really looking forward to the next volume to come out!



THE LOVE BOAT SEASON 1 VOLUME 2

Love Boat S1V2One of my favorite sitcoms from the 1970's was "The Love Boat"! The show had a fairly now typical way of showing 3 different stories arcing into the same episode as a theme with some other show of that time. It was another in a long line of very popular TV series created by Aaron Spelling that ran for an amazing 10 seasons and 249 episodes. There were 2 90-minute pilots for the series that the second TV movie that introduces the now famous cast is now on this set! This set consists of the last 13 episodes of the 1977 season. What I really enjoyed about this series was that it let a lot of stars of the Golden and bygone eras of film to have a chance of still acting and some their final performances! The special features on this set are the original episode promos that started each episode and the afford mentioned TV Movie.

 

VIDEO
I don't think the episodes are Digitally Remastered but the film prints are quite crisp and in pretty good shape considering the age. The episodes are approx 51 mins each and are shown in Airdate order.

Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

Disc 1-
1. "Cinderella Story/Too Hot To Handle/Family Reunion"-with Kathy Bates, Bob Crane, Dan Defore and Robert Hays
2. "Isaac's Double Standard/One More Time/Chimpanzeeshines"-with Don Adams and Pearl Bailey

Disc 2-
3. "The Eyes of Love/Masquerade/Hollywood Royalty/The Caper"-with Desi Arnez Jr, Adrienne Barbeau, Fernando Lamas and Michelle Lee
4. "Winner Takes Love/The Congressman Was Discreet/Isaac's History Lesson"-with Scatman Crothers, Vickie Lawrence, Maureen McCormick and Bobby Sherman
5. "Last of the Stubings/Million Dollar Man/The Sisters"-with Pat Crowley, Brett Halsey and Marion Ross
6. "The Understudy/Married Singles/ Lost & Found"-with Steve Allen and Loni Anderson

Disc 3-
7. "A Very Special Girl/Until The Last Goodbye/The Inspector"-with Jim Backus, Paul Burke, Debralee Scott and Laurette Sprang
8. "Memories Of You/Computer Man/Parlez Vous"-with Patty Duke Astin,Frankie Avalon, Barbie Benton, Jamie Farr, Rick Nelson and Shelley Long
9. "Taking Sides/Going By The Book/A Friendly Little Game"-with Diana Canova, Robert Urich, Harry Morgan and Audrey Meadows
10. "A Selfless Love/The Nubile Nurse/Parents Knows Best"-with Lynda Day George, Monty Hall, Leslie Nielsen and Craig Litler

Disc 4-
11. "Musical Cabins"-with Dick Gautier, Michelle Lee, Barbara Rhodes, Marcia Walker, Paul Williams and Suzanne Summers
12. "The Business of Love/Crash Diet Crush/I'll Never Fall in Love Again"-with Jayne Meadows, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Jack Carter, Annette Funicello, Jessica Walter and Christopher George
13. "Pacific Princess Overtones/Gopher, The Rebel/Cabin Fever"-with Kaye Ballard, Gary Collins, Antonio Fargis, Pat Morita, Eve Plumb and Don Porter

 

Extras

Disc 1- "The New Love Boat Movie" (1977)-72 mins-with Georgia Engel, Gary Frank, Pat Harrington, Phil silvers and Stella Stevens

Disc 2- Original Episode Promos

Disc 3- Original Episode Promos

Disc 4- Original Episode Promos

 

Verdict
It is really a treat to actually have the TV movie on this set and hopefully as a completeist, they will also have the very first movie on a future release!


THE LOVE BOAT-SEASON 2 VOLUME 1

lOVEs2V1One of my favorite sitcoms from the 1970's was "The Love Boat"! The show had a fairly now typical way of showing 3 different stories arcing into the same episode as a theme with some other show of that time. It was another in a long line of very popular TV series created by Aaron Spelling that ran for an amazing 10 seasons and 249 episodes. This set consists of the first 13 episodes of the 1978 season. What I really enjoyed about this series was that it let a lot of stars of the Golden and bygone eras of film to have a chance of still acting and some their final performances! The special features on this set are the original episode promos that started each episode.

 

VIDEO
I don't think the episodes are Digitally Remastered but the film prints are quite crisp and in pretty good shape considering the age. The episodes are approx 51 mins each and are shown in Airdate order.



Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

Disc 1-
1. "Marooned/The Search/Isaac's Holiday"-with Edie Adams, Barbie Benton, John Astin and Dawn Wells
2. "Rocky/Julie's Dilemma/Who's Who"-with James CoCo and Melissa Gilbert
3. "The Man Who Loved Women/A Different Girl/Oh My Aching Brother"-with Sonny Bono, Judy Landers, David Doyle and Brett Sommers

Disc 2-
4. "Julie's Aunt/Where is it Written? /The Big Deal"-with Gene Barry, Red Buttons, Erik Estrada and Richard Mulligan
5. "Mike & Ike/The Witness/The Kissing Bandit"-with Todd Bridges, Billy Crystal, Nancy Kulp and Robert Reed
6. "Ship of Ghouls"-with Vincent Price, Barbara Anderson and Joan Blondell

Disc 3-
7. "A Time for Everything/The Song Is Ended/Accidental Cruise"-with Robert Goulet, Loretta Swit and Richard Deacon
8. "Till Death Do Us Part-Maybe/Locked Away/Chubs"-with Melissa Sue Anderson, Conrad Bain, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh and Greg Morris
9. "Man of the Cloth/Her Own Two Feet/Tony's Family"-with Peter Graves, Van Johnson and Larry Storch

Disc 4-
10. "Heads or Tails/Mona of the Movies/The Little People"-with Edward Albert, Billy Barty, Orson Bean and Patty Mc Cormick
11. "The Captain's Cup/The Folks from Home/Legal Trouble"-with Bert Convy, Pat Harrington Jr. and Florence Henderson
12. "El Kid/The Last Hundred Bucks/The Isosceles Triangle"-with Dabney Coleman, Dave Madden and Robert Urich
13. "Julie Falls Hard/Double Wedding/The Dummies"-with Ruth Buzzi, Sid Caesar and Fred Travelena

 

Extras

Disc 1- Original Episode Promos

Disc 2- Original Episode Promos

Disc 3- Original Episode Promos

Disc 4- Original Episode Promos

 

Verdict
Season 2 Volume 2 should be out soon!


THE LOVE BOAT-SEASON 2 VOLUME 2

Love S2V2The second volume of the second season of "The Love Boat" is now on DVD! The show had a fairly now typical way of showing 3 different stories arcing into the same episode as a theme with some other show of that time. This set consists of the last 12 episodes of the 1979 season. What I really enjoyed about this series was that it let a lot of stars of the Golden and bygone eras of film to have a chance of still acting and some their final performances! The special features on this set are the original episode promos that started each episode.

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO
I don't think the episodes are Digitally Remastered but the film prints are quite crisp and in pretty good shape considering the age. The episodes are approx 51 mins each and are shown in Airdate order.

Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

 

Disc 1-
1. "My Sister, Irene/The "Now " Marriage/Second Time"-with Ray Bolger, Tina Louise, Barbara Rush and Martha Raye.
2. "Gopher's Opportunity/The Switch/Home Sweet Home"-with Bobby Van and Abe Vigoda
3. "Second Chance/Don't Push Me/Like Father, Like Son"-with Cathy Lee Crosby, Roddy McDowell, Randolph Mantooth and Robert Mandan.

Disc 2-
4. "Alas, Poor Dwyer/After The War /Itsy Bitsy/Ticket to Ride/Disco Baby"-with Raymond Burr, Bob Denver, Conchata Ferrell and Kim Darby
5. "Best of Friends/Aftermath/Dream Boat"-with Richard Anderson, Hans Conried, Diana Muldaur and Donna Pescow
6. "A Good and Faithful Servant/The Secret Life of Burl Smith/Tug of War/Designated Lover"-with David Hedison, John Mills and Celeste Holm

Disc 3-
7. " A Good and Faithful Servant/The Secret Life of Burl Smith/Tug of War/Designated Lover"-with David Hedison, John Mills and Celeste Holm
8. "Love Me, Love My Dog/Poor Little Rich Girl/The Decision"-with Debbie Allen, Dennis Cole, Fannie Flagg and Gene Rayburn
9. "Funny Valentine/The Wall Flower/A Home Is Not Of Home"-with Elinor Donahue, Arthur Godfrey and Minnie Pearl

Disc 4-
10. "Ages of Man/Bo 'N Sam/Families"-with Paul Burke, Leslie Nielsen and Arlene Dahl
11. "Murder On The High Seas/Sounds of Silence/Cyrano De Bricker"-with Sonny Bono, Peter Lawford and Jill St. John
12. "April's Return/Super Mom/I'll See You Again"-with Cyd Charissee, Charo and Craig Stevens
13. "Third Wheel/Grandmother's Day/second String Mom"-with Ken Berry, Bob Cummings and Ethel Merman

 

Extras

Disc 1- Original Episode Promos

Disc 2- Original Episode Promos

Disc 3- Original Episode Promos

Disc 4- Original Episode Promos


M - O

MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.-COMPLETE SEASON 1

 

MFU S1

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.-One of the most Iconic TV shows in television history is available on DVD with the Complete Season 1 digitally remastered from Warner Home Video! The Complete Season One is on 10 DVDs with no extras! The series actually started as a pilot that was partly conceived by none other than Ian Fleming himself! The first episode was originally edited from the feature length movie "To Trap a Spy" that had Will Kullva as Mr. Allison and then changed to the Mr. Waverly character for the series by the great and late Leo G. Carroll! Robert Vaughn stars as the intrepid Napoleon Solo and David McCallum as Illya Kuryakin. U.N.C.L.E. stands for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement! Prior to the theatrical release of the movie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in August 2015, fans now can relive their favorite moments from this set! The first season consisted of 29 Black and White episodes and had a vast amount of guest stars such as Fritz Weaver (Twilight Zone, The Martian Chronicles), Slim Pickens (Dr. Strangelove, Blazing Saddles), Jill Ireland (Shane, Mrs. Charles Bronson), Robert Culp (I Spy, Greatest American Hero), Carroll O'Conner (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), Anne Francis (Forbidden Planet, Honey West), William Shatner (Star Trek, TJ Hooker), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek, In Search Of…), Kurt Russell (Escape From New York), Henry Jones (Lost In Space), Ricardo Montalban (Fantasy Island, Star Trek), Dan O'Herlihy (A Man Called Sloane), Zohra Lampert (Moses, The Lawgiver), Malachi Throne (It Takes a Thief, Star Trek), Lloyd Bochner (Dynasty), Elsa Lanchester (The Bride of Frankenstein), Richard Kiel (The Spy Who Loved Me), Gavin Macleod (The Love Boat), Cesar Romero (Batman), Barbara Feldon (Get Smart), George Sanders (Batman), Bonnie Franklin (One Day at a Time), Sharon Tate (Don't Make Waves), and Barbara Shelley (Dracula, Prince of Darkness) to name a few! If you do not have this in your collection, go get it now! You won't be disappointed! Highly Recommended!

VIDEO

The video quality is excellent! Each episode has been digitally remastered.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- "The Vulcan Affair"-with Fritz Weaver
"The Iowa Scuba Affair"-with Slim Pickens
"The Quadripartite Affair"-with Jill Ireland

Disc 2- "The Shark Affair"-with Robert Culp
"The Deadly Games Affair"-with Alexander Scourby
"The Green Opal Affair"-with Carroll O'Conner
Disc 3- "The Giuoco Piano Affair"-with Anne Francis
"The Double Affair"-with Harold Gould
"The Project Strigas Affair"-with William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy

Disc 4- "The Finny Foot Affair"-with Kurt Russell
"The Neptune Affair"-with Henry Jones
"The Dove Affair"-with Ricardo Montalban

Disc 5- "The King of Knaves Affair"-with Arlene Martel
"The Terbuf Affair"-with Madlyn Rhue
"The Deadly Decoy Affair"-with Ralph Taeger

Disc 6- "The Fiddlesticks Affair"-with Dan O'Herlihy
"The Yellow Scarf Affair"-with Vitto Scotti
"The Mad, Mad Tea Party Affair"-with Zohra Lampert

Disc 7- "The Secret Sceptre Affair"-with Gene Raymond
"The Bow-Wow Affair"-with Susan Oliver
"The Four Steps Affair"-with Malachi Throne

Disc 8- "The See Paris and Die Affair"-with Lloyd Bochner
"The Brain Killer Affair"-with Elsa Lanchester
"The Hong Kong Shilling Affair"-with Gavin Macleod & Richard Kiel

Disc 9- "The Never- Never Affair"-with Cesar Romero & Barbara Feldon
"The Love Affair"-with Eddie Albert
"The Gazebo in the Maze Affair"-with George Sanders and Bonnie Franklin

Disc 10- "The Girls of Nazarene Affair"-with Sharon Tate
"The Odd Man Affair"-with Martin Balsam and Barbara Shelley

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- None

Disc 6- None

Disc 7- None

Disc 8- None

Disc 9- None

Disc 10- No

 

 


MANNIX SEASON 1

mannixS1

 

A blurb from Paramount about Mannix Season 1: One of the most popular crime shows ever, this running series was developed by executive producer Bruce Geller (Mission Impossible) and features all 24 season 1 episodes on 6 discs, including the rarely-seen series pilot. Brace yourself for unbeatable action-Mannix is back!

Mannix IS back! For the first time on DVD is the rarely seen 1st season of the mega popular Mannix TV series that ran for 8 seasons from 1967 to 1975! The first season was different from the rest of the series is that Mannix worked for a organization called Intertect and starting in the second season he works alone as a P.I. Joseph Campenella plays his boss. There are some notable guest stars such as Lloyd Nolan, Neil Diamond, Karen Black, Beverly Garland to name a few. Man, I loved this show! This set includes Audio introductions on every episode by Mike Connors and Interviews with vintage footage from talk shows etc.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Name is Mannix- (Pilot)-with Lloyd Nolan and Kim Hunter
2. "Skid Marks on a Dry Run"-with Charles Drake and Vincent Gardenia
3. "Nothing Else Works Twice"
4. "The Many Deaths of Saint Christopher"-with Neil Diamond

Disc 2- 1. "Make it Like it Never Happened"-John Randolph and Phillip Pine
2. "The Cost of Vacation"-with Donnelly Rhodes
3. "Warning: Live Blueberries"-with Tom Skerritt and Buffalo Springfield
4. "Beyond the Shadow of a Dream"-with Richard Mulligan and Pat Priest

Disc 3- 1. "Huntdown"-with Steve Ihnat and Ford Rainey
2. "Coffin for a Clown"-with Dianne Muldar and Frank Campenella
3. "A Catalogue of Sins"-with Percy Rodriguez
4. "Turn Every Stone"-with Nita Talbot and Dabbs Greer

Disc 4- 1. "Run, Sheep, Run"-with Malachi Throne and Ruta Lee
2. "Then the Drink Takes The Man"-with John Anderson and Julie Adams
3. "Falling Star"-with Jan Sterling, Army Archard and Rona Barrett
4. "License to Kill, Limit Three People"-with Karen Black

Disc 5- 1. "Deadfall Pt 1"-with Beverly Garland, Roscoe Lee Browne and Dan Elcar
2. "Deadfall Pt 2-with Antoinette Bower
3. "You Can Get Killed Out There"-with Howard Da Silva
4. "Another Final Exit"-with Larry Storch and Grace Lee Whitney

Disc 6-1. "Eight to Five, It's a Miracle"-with Larry Perkins and William Smithers
2. "Delayed Action"-with Craig Littler and Walter Koenig
3. "To Kill A Writer"-with Michael Strong and Ted Cassidy
4. "The Girl In The Frame"-with Paul Mantee and Leslie Parish

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary on "The Name Is Mannix" by Co-Creator William Link
Mike Connors and Joseph Campenella Interview Pt 1-(09:49)
Audio introductions to every episode by Mike Connors

Disc 2: Mike Connors and Joseph Campenella Interview Pt 2-(09:49)
Audio introductions to every episode by Mike Connors

Disc 3: CBS Fall Promo-1967- (05:26)
Audio introductions to every episode by Mike Connors

Disc 4: Mike Connors on the Mike Douglas Show 04/22/69
Audio introductions to every episode by Mike Connors

Disc 5: Audio Commentary on Another Final Exit by Mike Connors and Joseph Campenella
TV Land Promo- (00:48)
Sales Presentation- (01:50)
Audio introductions to every episode by Mike Connors

Disc 6: Diagnosis Murder Clip with Mike Connors from "Hard Boiled Murder"-(02:08)
Photo Gallery- (28) Pictures
Audio introductions to every episode by Mike Connors



Verdict

The video and audio quality are great. I can't wait for season 3!


MANNIX-SEASON 2

Mannis Season 2

Mannix IS back for a second season! For the first time on DVD is the rarely seen 2nd season of the mega popular Mannix TV series that ran for 8 seasons from 1967 to 1975! The second season was different than the first season when the show becomes more of a P. I. Series with the addition of Mannix's secretary Peggy played by the late Gail Fisher. There are some notable guest stars such as Jill Ireland, Fritz Weaver, Cloris Leachman and Larry Linville to name a few. Man, I loved this show! This set has no extras, which is not suprising.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Silent City"-with Laurence Naismith and Jason Evers
2. "Comes Up Rose"-with Sheree North and Barbara Rhodes
3. "Pressure Point"-with Harold Stone and Jay Robinson
4. "To the Swiftest, Death"-with Jill Ireland and Hugh Beaumont

Disc 2- 1. "The End of the Rainbow"-with George Savalas
2. "A Copy of Murder"-with Barbara Rush and Clifton James
3. "Edge of the Knife"-with Fritz Weaver and Ford Rainey
4. "Who Will Dig the Graves"-with Barry Atwater and George Gaynes

Disc 3- 1. "The Need of a Friend"-with John Colicos and Cloris Leachman
2. "Night Out of Time"-with Wright King
3. "A View of Nowhere"-with Katie Woodvine and Hazel Court
4. "Fear I To Fall"-with Dana Elcar and Richard Anderson

Disc 4- 1. "Death Run"-with Madelyn Rhue
2. "A Pittance of Faith"-with Larry Linville and Bobby Troup
3. "Only Giants Can Play"-with John Dehner and Slim Pickens
4. "Shadow of A Man"-with William Windom and Larry Linville

Disc 5- 1. "The Girl Who Came In with The Tide"-with Nancy Kovack and Robert Reed
2. "Death In A Minor Key"-with Anthony Zerbe and Yaphet Kotto
3. "End Game"-with Steve Ihnat
4. "All Around The Money Tree"

Disc 6-1. "Odds against Donald Jordan"-with James Olsen and Paul Winfield
2. "Last Rites For Miss Emma"-with Dabbs Greer
3. "The Solid Gold Web"-with Sally Kellerman and Whit Bissell
4. "Merry Go Round for Murder"-with warren Stevens and Larry Linville
5. "To Catch A Rabbit"-with Robert Reed

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None

Verdict

The video and audio quality are great. I can't wait for season 3!


MANNIX-SEASON 3

Mannix-Season 3The third exciting season of Mannix is now on DVD! Mannix's secretary Peggy played by the late Gail Fisher is in this season as well. Mannix gets into and out of some pretty tough scrapes this season with some good strong stories and some slightly weak ones which is par for the course for a long running series. The shows are well paced and don't seem to be boring or too slow. There are some notable guest stars such as Vera Miles, Dank Clark, Dan Defore and Loretta Swit to name a few. Man, I loved this show! This set has no extras.

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Eagles Sometimes Can't Fly"-with Georg Stanford Brown
2. "Return To Summer Grave"-with Vera Miles and Marion Ross
3. "Color Her Missing"-with Jason Evers and John Beck
4. "The Playground"-with Leslie Parrish

Disc 2- 1. "A Question of Midnight"-with Lee Meriwether and Logan Ramsey
2. "A Sleep In The Deep"-with Skip Homeier
3. "A Penny For The Peep Show"-with Kevin Hagen
4. "Memory: Zero"

Disc 3- 1. "The Nowhere Victim"-with Marc Lawrence and Richard Bull
2. "Who Killed Me?"-with Susan Howard and Yvonne Craig
3. "The Sound Of Darkness"
4. "Missing: Sun & Sky"

Disc 4- 1. "Tooth of the Serpent"-with Harrison Page
2. "Walk With A Dead Man"-with Peter Mark Richman and Dane Clark
3. "Medal For A Hero"-with Terry Carter and Bobby Troup
4. "A Chance At The Roses"-with Scott Brady and Jan Merlin

Disc 5- 1. "Blind Mirror"-with Mike Farrell and Craig Littler
2. "Who Is Sylvia"-with Jessica Walter and Robert Colbert
3. "Harleguin's Gold"-with Karen Steele and Russ Conway
4. "Only One Death To A Customer"- with Loretta Swit

Disc 6-1. "Fly Little One"-with Woodrow Parfrey and Pamela Ferdin
2. "The Search For Darrell Andrews"-with Dana Elcar and Van Williams
3. "Murder Revisited"-with Dan Defore
4. "War Of Nerves"-with Hugh Beaumont
5. "Once Upon A Saturday"-with Barbara Rhodes and Gordon Jump

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None


MATLOCK-SEASON 1

Matlock S1

A blurb from Paramount about Matlock Season 1: This 7-disc set contains all 24 Season One episodes of the immensely popular series, including the 2 hour TV movie "Diary of a Perfect Murder", that introduced the character of Ben Matlock. Matlock is back, serving justice country-style!

My second favorite courtroom drama series has to be "Matlock"! This series was also a long running series lasting over 10 years! Matlock was a cross between Perry Mason and Columbo, where he would throw the guilty party off guard and then close the case. This 7 disc set covers the first 24 episodes with such luminaries as Dick Van Dyke, Piper Laurie, John Beck, William Conrad, Joe Penny, Jonathan Frakes, Pat Hingle and Roddy McDowell to name a few! The 2-part episode "The Don" has Joe Penny and William Conrad, which would later spin off in their own series "Jake and the Fatman". Apart from some beginning episode teasers, there are no special features on this set. Thank God they came out with a full season set!

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Episodes are also mostly uncut. There is also a Play All feature on each disc. Each episode runs approx 48 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Diary of a Perfect Murder"(Pilot) (91 Mins)
2. "The Judge"-with Dick Van Dyke, Piper Laurie and Bobbie Eakes
3. "The Stripper"

Disc 2- 1. "The Affair"-with Jeff Conaway and Carolyn Seymour
2. "The Seduction"-with John Beck and Alex Hyde White
3. "The Don" Part 1-with William Conrad, Joe Penny and Jose Ferrer
4. "The Don" Part 2-with William Conrad, Joe Penny and Jose Ferrer

Disc 3- 1. "The Sisters"-with Gail O'Grady and Conchata Ferrell
2. "The Cop"-with Hector Elanzio
3. "The Angel"-with Jonathan Frakes
4. "The Professor"-with Christopher McDonald and Don Porter

Disc 4- 1. "Santa Claus"-with Pat Hingle
2. "The Chef"-with Roddy McDowell
3. "The Author"-with Parker Stevenson and John Schuck
4. "The Rat Pack"-with Desi Arnez Jr and Greg Evigan

Disc 5- 1. "The Nurse"-with Billy Zane
2. "The Convict"-with Robert Pine and Larry Wilcox
3. "The Court-Martial" Part 1-with Barry Corbin, Dana Elcar and Tim Reid
4. "The Court-Martial" Part 2- with Barry Corbin, Dana Elcar and Tim Reid

Disc 6-1. "The Therapist"-with Kevin Hagen
2. "The People Vs Matlock"
3. "The Photographer"-with Billy Bob Thorton

Disc 7- 1. "The Reporter"
2. "The Doctors"-with Norman Fell and Daniel Roebuck

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None

Disc 7: None


Verdict

I'm a big fan of Matlock and I am looking forward to Season 2! I also hope that they keep at least the Matlock episodes as full season sets!


MATLOCK-SEASON 2

Matlock S2

 

My second favorite courtroom drama series has to be "Matlock"! This series was also a long running series lasting over 10 years! Matlock was a cross between Perry Mason and Columbo, where he would throw the guilty party off guard and then close the case. This 6 disc set covers the 23 episodes of the second season with such luminaries as Greg Evigan, Ralph Bellemy, Robert Culp, Cameron Mitchell, David Carradine, Ken Kercheval, Shaun Cassidy and Jason Scott Lee to name a few! Apart from some beginning episode teasers, there are no special features on this set. Thank God they came out with a full season set!

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Episodes are also mostly uncut. There is also a Play All feature on each disc. Each episode runs approx 48 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Billionaire"-with Greg Evigan and David McCallum
2. "Blind Justice"-with David Ogden Stiers
3. "The Husband"

Disc 2- 1. "The Power Brokers Pt 1"-with Ralph Bellemy and Robert Culp
2. "The Power Brokers Pt 2"-with Allen Fudge and Scott Bakcula
3. "The Annihilator"-with Dick Butkus
4. "The Network"-with Alf, Betty White and Cameron Mitchell

Disc 3- 1. "The Best Friend"-with Nana Visitor
2. "The Country Boy"-with David Carradine
3. "The Gift"-with Jason Evers
4. "The Gambler"-with Ken Kercheval

Disc 4- 1. "The Body"
2. "The Reunion"
3. "The Gigalo"
4. "The Umpire"-with Richard Kline

Disc 5- 1. "The Investigation Pt 1"-with Shaun Cassidy and John Randolph
2. "The Investigation Pt 2"-with Max Gail and John Rubinstein
3. "The Hucksters"
4. "The Lovelorn"

Disc 6- 1. "The Genius"-with Bill Mumy and Carolyn Seymour
2. "The Magician"
2. "The Fisherman"-with Jason Scott Lee
3. "The Heiress"-with Mason Adams

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None


Verdict

I'm a big fan of Matlock and I am looking forward to Season 3! I also hope that they keep at least the Matlock episodes as full season sets!


MATLOCK-SEASON 3

Matlock S3Matlock is at it again, with his dash of southern charm and quick wit, and being an excellent crime solver! This season started the recurring role as Matlock's annoying former client, Les Calhoun played by Don Knotts! This 5 disc set covers the 20 episodes of the third with such luminaries as Cindy Morgan, Lisa Hartman, Don Knotts, Roddy McDowell, Peter Mark Richman, Ann Francis, Claude Akins and Ford Rainey to name a few! Apart from some beginning episode teasers, there are no special features on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Episodes are also mostly uncut. There is also a Play All feature on each disc. Each episode runs approx 48 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Lemon"-with Cindy Morgan
2. "The Ambassador" Pt 1-with Lisa Hartman
3. "The Ambassador" Pt 2-with Dan Durock
4. "The Mistress"

Disc 2- 1. "The D. J."
2. "The Captain"-with Richard Herd
3. "The Vendetta"
4. "The Mayor" Pt 1-with Ford Rainey

Disc 3- 1. "The Mayor" Pt 2
2. "The Black Widow"-with Don Knotts
3. "The Other Woman"-with Peter Mark Richman and Nana Visitor
4. "The Starlet"-with Anne Francis and Roddy McDowell

Disc 4- 1. "The Psychic"
2. "The Thief Pt 1"-with Dirk Blocker
3. "The Thief Pt 2"
4. "The Thoroughbred"-with Claude Akins

Disc 5- 1. "The Model"
5. "The Cult"-with Roger Davis
6. "The Blues Singer"
7. "The Priest"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None


MATLOCK SEASON 4

Matlock is at it again, with his dash of southern charm and quick wit, and being an excellent crime solver! Andy Griffith is at it again! This season a new character was added in the form of a former sheriff's Deputy played by future Walker Texas Ranger alumni Clarence Gilyard. This 6 disc set covers the 23 episodes of the fourth season with such luminaries as R G Armstrong, Dennis Christopher, David Birney, David Carradine, Kevin McCarthy, Fritz Weaver, Joe Penny and Don Galloway to name a few! Apart from some beginning episode teasers, there are no special features on this set.

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Episodes are also mostly uncut. There is also a Play All feature on each disc. Each episode runs approx 48 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Hunting Party" Pt 1-with R G Armstrong
2. "The Hunting Party" Pt 2
3. "The Good Boy"-with Brian Bloom
4. "The Beat Seller"-with Don Galloway

Disc 2- 5. "The Ex" -with Alan Fudge
6. "The Clown"-with Gary Frank
7. "The Star"-with Dennis Christoper
8. "The Con Man"-with David Birney

Disc 3- 1. "The Prisoner" Pt 1-with David Carridine
2. "The Prisoner" Pt 2-with Tiny Lister
3. "The Fugitive"-with Kevin McCarthy
4. "The Witness"

Disc 4- 1. "The Buddies"-with Fritz Weaver
2. "The Scrooge"
3. "The Student"
4. "The Talk Show"-with Kathryn Leigh Scott

Disc 5- 1. "The Victim"
5. "The Kidnapper"-with Joe Penny
6. "The Pro"-with Vincent Van Patten
7. "The Informer" Pt 1

Disc 6- 1. "The Informer" Pt 2
2. "The DA"
3. "The Blackmailer"-with Peter Haskell
4. "The Cookie Monster"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None


MATLOCK-SEASON 5

Matlock S5Matlock is at it again, with his dash of southern charm and quick wit, and being an excellent crime solver! Andy Griffith is at it again! This season a new character was added in the form of a former sheriff's Deputy played by future Walker Texas Ranger alumni Clarence Gilyard. This 6 disc set covers the 21 episodes of the fifth season with such luminaries as Robert Ginty, Don Knotts, Clayton Moore, Patricia Heaton, Ken Foree, Joel Grey, Tony Jay and John Saxon to name a few! Apart from some beginning episode teasers, there are no special features on this set.



VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Episodes are also mostly uncut. There is also a Play All feature on each disc. Each episode runs approx 48 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Mother"-with Shirley Knight
2. "Nowhere To Turn"
3. "The Madam"-with Noble Willingham

Disc 2- 4. "The Personal Trainer"
5. "The Narc" -with Robert Ginty
6. "The Secret" Pt. 1

Disc 3- 7. "The Secret" Pt. 2
8. "The Brothers" -with Don Knotts & Patricia Heaton
9. "The Cover Girl"-with Amy Yasbeck

Disc 4- 10. "The Biker"-with Clayton Moore
11. "The Broker"-with Andrew Robinson
12. "The Fighter"-with Ken Foree
13. "The Critic"-with Joel Grey and Tony Jay

Disc 5- 14. "The Parents"-with John Saxon
15. "The Man of the Year" -with Claude Akins
16. "The Arsonist" -with Kevin Hagen & Bill Macy
17. "The Formula"

Disc 6- 18. "The Trial" Pt 1-with Mike Farrell
19. "The Trial" Pt. 2-with Nicolas Coster
20. "The Accident"
21. "The Celebrity"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None


McHale 1

MCHALE'S NAVY SEASON 1

McHale's Navy actually started out as a Drama called "Seven Against The Sea" which was an episode in the Alcoa Presents anthology series which Ernest Borgnine playing the same part in the TV series, Lt Commander Quinton McHale. The series was changed into a comedy and was very popular in its 4-year run. Also starring is Tim Conway in one of his first TV roles playing Ensign Parker and the Commander of the PT boat base, Captain Binghamton played by the late Joe Flynn. The show ran 4 seasons and 138 half-hour episodes. This season set consists of the first 36 episodes and also for special features has a crew reunion with some of the original cast.

VIDEO

The video quality is superb! Digitally Remastered. There is a Play All feature. Excellent quality. Each episode runs approx 23 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1-
1. "An Ensign for McHale"
2. "A Purple Heart for Gruber"
3. "McHale And His Seven Cupids"
4. "PT 73, Where Are You?"
5. "Movies Are Your Best Diversion"-with Mako
6. "Operation Wedding Party"-with Don Matheson
7. "Who Do The Voodoo"

Disc 2-
1. "Three Girls On An Island"
2. "McHale's Paradise Motel"
3. "The Battle of McHale's Island"
4. "The Day That Captured Santa Claus"
5. "Beauty and the Beast"
6. "The Captain's Mission"-with Walter Brooke and Mako
7. "Send Us A Hero"

Disc 3-
1. "The Captain Steals A Cook"
2. "The Ensign Gets A Zero"-with Don "Red" Berry
3. "The Big Raffle"
4. "One Of Our Engines is Missing"-with Ted Knight
5. "The Natives Get Restless"
6. "The Confidence Game"
7. "Six Pounds From Paradise"

 

Disc 4-
1. "Washing Machine Charlie"-with Mike Farrell
2. "Nippon Nancy Calling"
3. "One Enchanted Weekend"-with Mako
4. "The Mothers of PT73"
5. "HMS 73"-with Ben Wright
6. "A Wreath for McHale"
7. "Portrait of a Peerless Leader"-with Herb Vigran

Disc 5-
1. "Instant Democracy"
2. "Camera, Action, Panic"-with Arte Johnson
3. "Alias Captain Binghamton"
4. "Parents Anonymous"
5. "McHale's Millions"
6. "The Hillbillies of PT73"
7. "The Monster of McHale's Island"
8. "Uncle Admiral"

Extras

Disc 1 : Cast Reunion with some of the original cast- (19:19)

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Verdict

If you're a fan of classic TV, you'll love this show! The picture and audio quality are great! I can't wait for Season 2!

 

Rating; *****!


MCHALE'S NAVY SEASON 2

Mchale 2

 

McHale's Navy second season is on this 5 disc with the next 36 episodes. Again starring Tim Conway in one of his first TV roles playing Ensign Parker and the Commander of the PT boat base, Captain Binghamton played by the late Joe Flynn. More guest stars were in this season most notably Bernie Kopell, Joyce Bulifant and George Kennedy. This second season set special features has reminiscing of the series by its star, Ernest Borgnine.

 

 


VIDEO

The video quality is superb! Digitally Remastered. There is a Play All feature. Excellent quality. Each episode runs approx 23 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1-
1. "The Day The War Stood Still"
2. "The Binghamton Murder Plot"
3. "McHale and His Schweinhunds"-with Mako
4. "Is There A Doctor In The Hut?"-with Bernie Kopell
5. "To Binghamton with Love"
6. "Have Kimono, will Travel"-with Mako
7. "Today I am a Man"-with Joyce Bulifant

Disc 2-
1. "Jolly Wally"
2. "Scuttlebutt"
3. "The August Teahouse of Quint Mchale"
4. "French Leave for McHale"-with George Kennedy
5. "The Happy Sleepwalker"
6. "A Letter for Fuji"-with Mako and John Zaremba
7. "My Ensign, The Lawyer"

Disc 3-
1. "Orange Blossom for McHale"
2. "Creature from McHale's Lagoon"
3. "A Medal for Parker"-with Herb Virgan
4. "The Balloon Goes Up"-with Mako
5. "Who'll Buy My Sarongs?"
6. "Evil-Eye Parker"
7. "The Great Impersonation"
8. "Urulu's Paradise West"

Disc 4-
1. "Dear Diary"
2. "Babette Go Home"
3. "The Novocain Muntiny"
4. "Stars Over Taratupa"
5. "Comrades of PT 73"-with Sue Ann Langden
6. "Return of Big Frenchy"-with George Kennedy
7. "Alias PT 73"

Disc 5-
1. "The Rage Of Taratupa"
2. "Ensign Parker ESP"
3. "The McHale Mob"
4. "Carpenter in Command"
5. "Marryin' Chuck"-with John Zaremba
6. "The Dart Gun Wedding"
7. "A Da-Da for Christy"

Extras

Disc 1 : Ernest Borgnine Remembers- (08:00)

Disc 2: Tim Conway Remembers-(09:25)

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Verdict

More great episodes from a TV classic! Season 3 is on its way shortly!

 

Rating; *****!


MEDIUM SEASON 4

MediumS4The fourth season of Medium is now available on DVD. This season deals with the character of Allison that is publicly found out that she has the ability to talk to dead people and read thoughts. Also this season the Oscar winning actress Angelica Houston guest stars for the first part of the season as an investigator for an organization that searches for kidnapped and abused children. I never really watched any of the episodes before but I could get hooked on this show! Included on this set are Deleted scenes from selected episodes and a making of feature and a gag reel to name a few.

 

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great converted from 1080I! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 44 minutes each

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "And Then"-with Angelica Houston
2. "But For the Grace of God"
3. "To Have and To Hold"
4. "Do You Hear What I Hear"-with Steven Culp and Nancy Travis

Disc 2- 5. "Girls Ain't Nothing but Trouble"
6. "Aftertaste"
7. "Burn Baby Burn Pt 1"
8. "Burn Baby Burn Pt 2"

Disc 3- 9. "Wicked Game Pt 1"
10. "Wicked Game Pt 2"
11. "Lady Killer"-with Rosanna Arquette
12. "Partners In Crime"-with Kurtwood Smith and Kelly Preston

Disc 4-13. "A Cure For What Ails You"-with William Ragsdale
14. "Car Trouble"
15. "Being Joey Carmichael"-with Miguel Ferrer
16. "Drowned World"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Deleted Scenes with Commentary

Disc 2: Deleted Scenes with Commentary

Disc 3: Deleted Scenes with Commentary
Joe's Crayon Dream- (06:23)

Disc 4: Deleted Scenes with Commentary
Making of Season 4-(21:38)
Gag Reel- (07:14)

 


MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE SEASON 1

Mission Impossible S1

A short blurb from Paramount about Mission: Impossible Season 1: "Be there for the mission that started it all! The original, Emmy-winning series debuts on DVD in a 7-disc set that includes all 28 first season episodes.

A cultural phenomenon started with the landmark TV series "Mission: Impossible". It has had it imitators, a sequel series and 3 major motion pictures starring Tom Cruise. Mission: Impossible was the dream child of Bruce Geller. He created a series that was innovative and extremely popular. The show started with the Impossible Missions Force or IMF, a group of secret agents employed by the US Government to go on missions that were impossible for any other arm for the government to handle. In the first season, the head of the IMF group was Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill. He was only on the show for the first season. Also in the cast were Martin Landau as Rollin Hand, master of disguise and Barbara Bain as Cinnamon Carter the Femme Fatale and Greg Morris the tech expert Barney and the muscle Willy Armitage played by Peter Lupus. The show had a lot of guest stars over the years, quite a few from the Star Trek series, which was filmed at the same studios. This set comprises of the first 28 episodes and is in 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound. The audio is first rate and the video has been digitally remastered in crystal clear quality.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Episodes are also uncut. I've not seen the show this crystal clear! There is also a Play All feature on each disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. But you can switch it to 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound!

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot"-with Wally Cox
2. "Memory"-with Leonard Stone and Albert Paulsen
3. "Operation Rogosh"-with Fritz Weaver
4. "Old Man Out Part 1"-with Mary Ann Mobley and Monte Markham

Disc 2- 1. "Old Man Out Part 2"-with Oscar Beregi
2. "Odds on Evil"-with Nehemiah Persoff
3. "Wheels"-with Mark Lenard and Percy Rodriguez
4. "The Ransom"-with William Smithers and Don Marshall

Disc 3- 1. "A Spool There Was"
2. "The Carriers"-with George Takei and Arthur Hill
3. "Zubrovnic's Ghost"
4. "Fake Out"-with Lloyd Bridges and Sid Haig

Disc 4- 1. "Elena"-with Barry Atwater and Barbara Luna
2. "The Short Tail Spy"-with Eric Braeden
3. "The Legacy"-with Lee Bergere and John Crawford
4. "The Reluctant Dragon"-with Joseph Campanella and John Colicos

Disc 5- 1. "The Frame"-with Simon Oakland
2. "The Trial"-with Carroll O'Connor and Michael Strong
3. "The Diamond"-with John Van Dreelen and Woodrow Parfrey
4. "The Legend"-with Gunnar Hellstrom and Ben Wright

Disc 6-1. "Snowball In Hell" -with Ricardo Montalban
2. "The Confession" - with Pat Hingle
3. "Action"-with J.D.Cannon
4. "The Train"- with William Windom, William Schallert and Richard Bull

Disc 7- 1. "Shock"-with James Daly, Sorrell Booke and Vic Perrin
2. "A Cube Of Sugar"
3. "The Traitor"- with Eartha Kitt, Malachi Throne and Frank Marth
4. "The Psychic"- with Milton Selzer, Richard Anderson and Paul Mantee

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None

Disc 7: None


Verdict

There are no special features or Extras on this set. Hopefully, there will be on future releases.

 

Rating: *****!


Mission Impossible S2

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE SEASON 2

A short blurb from Paramount about Mission: Impossible Season 2: "Spoken on a tape that self destructs, these classic words introduce each episode of Mission: Impossible, the highly dramatic adventure series that returns to DVD in a set that includes all 25 second-season episodes.

This season was really the first season I started to watch the show when I was a young kid because in syndication, they usually did not repeat the Steven Hill first season episodes. Peter Graves was my favorite. Nothing was said in the show to explain Dan Briggs departure. Peter Graves seemed to me to be better suited to the series rather than Hill. The formula was set for the series, where Phelps would listen to the recording, then pick his team and then go on the mission. The video quality is stunning considering the age of the episodes and as with season 1 the audio has a 5.1 Dolby Surround mix. This set also comprises the next 25 episodes of the series.

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Episodes are also uncut. I've not seen the show this crystal clear! There is also a Play All feature on each disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. But you can switch it to 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound!

Disc 1- 1. "The Widow"-with William Windom
2. "Trek"-with Daniel O'Herlihy, Mark Lenard and Michael Pate
3. "The Survivors"-with Albert Paulsen
4. "The Bank"-with James Daly and Gene Dynarski

Disc 2- 1. "The Slave Part 1"-with Percy Rodriguez, Sid Haig and Warren Stevens
2. "The Slave Part 2"-with Percy Rodriguez, Sid Haig and Warren Stevens
3. "Operation Heart"-with Pernell Roberts and Michael Strong
4. "The Money Machine"-with Brock Peters

Disc 3- 1. "The Seal"-with Darren McGavin and Mort Mills
2. "Sweet Charity"-with Fritz Weaver and Hazel Court
3. "The Council Part 1"-with Vincent Gardenia and Vic Perrin
4. "The Council Part 2"-with Vincent Gardinia and Vic Perrin

Disc 4- 1. "The Astrologer"-with Steve Itlant
2. "The Echo of Yesteryear"-with Eric Braeden and Wilfred Hyde White
3. "The Photographer"-with Anthony Zerbe and John Randolph
4. "The Spy"-with Joseph Campanella and Kate Woodvine

Disc 5- 1. "A Game Of Chess"
2. "The Emerald"-with William Smithers and Michael Strong
3. "The Condemned"-with Peter Donat, Kevin Hagen and Will Kuluva

Disc 6-1. "The Counterfeiter" -with Edmond O'Brien
2. "The Town" - with Will Geer
3. "The Killing"-with Gerald S O'Loughlin

Disc 7- 1. "The Phoenix"-with Mills Watson
2. "Trial By Fury"-with Victor French, Sid Haig and Paul Winfield
3. "Recovery"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None

Disc 7: None


Verdict

There are no special features or Extras on this set. Hopefully, there will be on future releases.

 

Rating: *****!


MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-SEASON 3

Mission 3

A short blurb from Paramount about Mission: Impossible Season 3: "From behind the Iron Curtain to the jungles of Central America, Mission: Impossible really amps up the action as the international phenomenon returns for its third season on DVD, with 25 digitally restored and remastered episodes on 7 discs!

The third season is where the show started to peak. Some of the show's best episodes were produced in the third season. The show was also going through a lot of behind-the- scenes problems such as the show going over budget every episode and problems with the writers. The creator of the show Bruce Geller, and Desilu studios were also butting heads over everything and was almost canceled. Most if not all of the season's episodes were top notch, but not all was well with the cast. Martin Landau and Barbara Bain were unhappy and wanted more money, which they were not given. They left at the end of the season. The video quality as usual is stunning considering the age of the episodes and as with seasons 1 & 2, the audio has a 5.1 Dolby Surround mix. This set also comprises the next 25 episodes of the series.

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Episodes are also uncut. I've not seen the show this crystal clear! There is also a Play All feature on each disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. But you can switch it to 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound!

Disc 1- 1. "The Heir Apparent"-with Charles Aidman and Torin Thatcher
2. "The Contender" (Part 1)-with Robert Conrad and Sugar Ray Robinson
3. "The Contender" (Part 2)-with John Dehner
4. "The Mercenaries"-with Pernell Roberts, Skip Homier and Vic Tayback

Disc 2- 1. "The Execution"-with Victor Gardenia
2. "The Cardinal"-with Theodore Bikel and Barbara Babcock
3. "The Elixir"-with Ruth Roman and George Gaynes
4. "The Diplomat"-with Alfred Ryder, Fernando Lamas and Sid Haig

Disc 3- 1. "The Play"-with John Colicos, Michael Tolan and Barry Atwater
2. "The Bargain"-with Albert Paulsen, Robert Pine and Warren Stevens
3. "The Freeze"-with Donnelly Rhodes and John Zaremba
4. "The Exchange"-with John Vernon and Will Kuluva

Disc 4- 1. "The Mind of Stefan Miklos"-with Steve Ihnat, Ed Asner and Vic Perrin
2. "The Test Case"-with Richard Bull and Paul Carr
3. "The System"
4. "The Glass Cage"-with Lloyd Bochner and Larry Linville

Disc 5- 1. "Doomsday"-with Khigh Dhiegh and Sid Haig
2. "Live Bait"-with Martin Sheen, John Crawford and Anthony Zerbe
3. "The Bunker" (Part 1)-with Lee Meriwether and Milton Selzer

Disc 6-1. "The Bunker" (Part 2) -with Lee Meriwether and Milton Selzer
2. "Nitro" - with Titos Vandis and Mark Lenard
3. "Nicole"-with Joan Collins and Logan Ramsey

Disc 7- 1. "The Vault"-with Nehemiah Persoff
2. "Illusion"-with Fritz Weaver, Martin E Brooks and Kevin Hagen
3. "The Interrogator"-with Henry Silva and Gunner Hellstrom

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None

Disc 7: None


Verdict

There are no special features or Extras on this set. The episodes this season are not totally uncut. Some are edited, more likely they are syndication prints and not the original uncut prints.

 

Rating: *****!


Mission:Impossible-Season4Mission4

A short blurb from Paramount about Mission: Impossible Season 4: "Mission Impossible captivated television audiences with its glimpse into the world of international espionage. Smart, stylish and suspenseful, the series returns to DVD in this 7-disc collection of 26 digitally remastered episodes from the dynamic fourth season!

The fourth season is where the show changed dramatically. Martin Landau and Barbara Bain had left the show over salary differences. In steps in Leonard Nimoy fresh from the "Star Trek" series as Paris, master of disguise and dialects. Nimoy's character is exactly the same as Landau's and the first few scripts were Rollin Hand 's with the name change.
Nimoy stayed on for two seasons. The producers were still having trouble with the writers. The video quality as usual is stunning considering the age of the episodes and as with seasons 1, 2 and 3. The audio has a 5.1 Dolby Surround mix. This set also comprises the next 26 episodes of the series.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Episodes are also uncut. I've not seen the show this crystal clear! There is also a Play All feature on each disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. But you can switch it to 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound!

Disc 1- 1. "The Code"-with Michael Constantine and Harold Gould
2. "The Numbers Game"-with Lee Meriwether and Torin Thatcher
3. "The Controller" Part 1-with Alfred Ryder
4. "The Controller" Part 2-with Leonard Stone

Disc 2- 1. "Fool's Gold"-with Nehemiah Persoff and David Opatoshu
2. "Commandante"-with Sid Haig
3. "Double Circle"-with Jason Evers and Ann Francis
4. "The Submarine"

Disc 3- 1. "Robot"-with Malachi Thorne, Larry Linville and Jan Merlin
2. "Mastermind"-with Donnelly Rhodes
3. "The Brothers"-with Lee Bergere
4. "Time Bomb"-with John Aniston and Barbara Luna

Disc 4- 1. "The Amnesiac"-with Anthony Zerbe
2. "The Falcon" Part 1-with Noel Harrison
3. "The Falcon" Part 2-with John Vernon
4. "The Falcon" Part 3-with Logan Ramsey

Disc 5- 1. "Chico"-with Fernando Lamas and Percy Rodriguez
2. "Gitano"-with Barry Atwater and Peter Mark Richman
3. "Phantoms" -with Antoinette Bower and Gregory Sierra
4. "Terror"-with David Opatoshu

Disc 6-1. "Lover's Knot"
2. "Orpheus" - with Albert Paulsen and Bruce Glover
3. "The Crane"-with Carl Betz

Disc 7- 1. "Death Squad"-with Leon Askin and Ciecly Tyson
2. "The Choice"-with Arthur Franz and Sid Haig
3. "The Martyr"-with John Larch

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None

Disc 7: None

 


Verdict

There are no special features or Extras on this set. The episodes this season are not totally uncut. Some are edited, more likely they are syndication prints and not the original uncut prints. The last season with Paris is coming soon! Season 5!


MISSION:IMPOSSIBLE SEASON 5

Mission Season 5

The fifth season is where the show even changed more. Leonard Nimoy is still with the cast but two new cast members join the team. Lesley Ann Warren and none other than Sam Elliott! This was also Nimoy's last season with the show. Starting this season, the IMF shifted from international troubles to spend more time in America battling Drug Czars and organized crime. The video quality as usual is stunning considering the age of the episodes and as with seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4. The audio has a 5.1 Dolby Surround mix. This set also comprises the next 23 episodes of the series. There are no extras on this set.

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Most episodes are uncut. There is also a Play All feature on each disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. But you can switch it to 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound!

Disc 1- 1. "The Killer"-with Robert Conrad
2. "Flip Side"-with Sal Mineo, Dana Elcar and Robert Alda
3. "The Innocent"-with Christopher Connelly and Larry Linville
4. "Homecoming"-with Sharon Acker, Loretta Swit and James Sikking

Disc 2- 1. "Flight"-with John Colocos
2. "My Friend, My Enemy"-with Mark Richman and Bruce Glover
3. "Butterfly"-with Khigh Dhiegh
4. "Decoy"-with Michael Strong, Paul Stevens and Sid Haig

Disc 3- 1. "The Amateur"-with Anthony Zerbe
2. "Hunted"-with Herbert Jefferson Jr.
3. "The Rebel"-with Mark Lenard
4. "Squeeze Play"-with Albert Paulsen

Disc 4- 1. "The Hostage"-with Lou Antonio
2. "Takeover"-with Lloyd Bochner
3. "Cat's Paw"
4. "The Missile"-with David Sheiner and John Beck

Disc 5- 1. "The Field"-with Denny Miller, Milton Selzer and Barry Atwater
2. "Blast"-with Henry Darrow, Kevin Hagen and Douglas Henderson
3. "The Catafalgue" -with John Vernon, Will Kuluva and Johnny Bench
4. "Kitara"-with Lawrence Dobkin and Rex Holman

Disc 6-1. "A Ghost Story"-with Andrew Duggan, Marion Ross and William Smith
2. "The Party" - with Antoinette Bower and Alfred Ryder
3. "The Merchant"-with George Sanders, James Hong and Jan Merlin

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None

 


Verdict

There are no special features or Extras on this set. The episodes this season are not totally uncut. Some are edited, more likely they are syndication prints and not the original uncut prints. Two more seasons to go! Hope Paramount will also release the New Mission: Impossible series.


MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE SEASON 6

Mission S6

The penultimate season of Mission: Impossible is with this set. The sixth season is where the show even changed more. Leonard Nimoy left the show and was replaced by Lynda Day George. The new season still dealt with America battling Drug Czars and organized crime and the occasional trip overseas. The series at this time was starting to run out of steam. They were rehashing old scripts from previous seasons. Still good stuff! The video quality as usual is stunning considering the age of the episodes and as with seasons 1 through 5. The audio has a 5.1 Dolby Surround mix. This set also comprises the next 22 episodes of the series. There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Most episodes are uncut. There is also a Play All feature on each disc.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. But you can switch it to 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Blind"-with Harold J Stone and Tom Bosley
2. "Encore"-with William Shatner, Sam Elliott and Paul Mantee
3. "The Tram"-with Victor French
4. "Mindbend"-with Donald Moffat

Disc 2- 1. "Shape-Up"-with Anthony Caruso
2. "The Miracle"-with Joe Don Baker and Billy Dee Williams
3. "Encounter"-with Elizabeth Ashley
4. "Underwater"-with Fritz Weaver and Jeremy Slate

Disc 3- 1. "Invasion"-with Kevin McCarthy and Ted Gehring
2. "Blues"-with William Windom, Ed Flanders and John Crawford
3. "The Visitors"-with Steve Forrest and Richard Bull
4. "Nerves"-with Christopher George and Tyne Daly

Disc 4- 1. "Run For The Money"-with Richard Jaeckel and Charles Napier
2. "The Connection"-with Anthony Zerbe
3. "The Bride"-with James Gregory and Woodrow Parfrey
4. "Stone Pillow"-with Bradford Dillman

Disc 5- 1. "Image"-with Warren Stevens, Daniel J Travanti and Del Monroe
2. "Committed"-with Geoffrey Lewis and James Sikking
3. "Bag Woman" -with George Stanford Brown, Robert Colbert and Russ Conway

Disc 6-1. "Double Dead"-with Lou Antonio
2. "Casino" - with Jack Cassidy
3. "Trapped"-with Bert Convy

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None

 


Verdict

There are no special features or Extras on this set. The episodes this season are not totally uncut. Some are edited, more likely they are syndication prints and not the original uncut prints. One more seasons to go! Hope Paramount will also release the New Mission: Impossible series.

 


MISSION MAGIC-COMPLETE SERIESMission Magic Complete

A blurb from Entertainment Rights about "Mission: Magic: Music, Adventure, Comedy and Enchantment all mix together in the beloved 1973 animated series MISSION: MAGIC! Your school was never like this! Miss Tickle is a teacher with secret magical powers, and she leads her six favorite students on amazing adventures to alternate worlds, distant lands, and even the far future. There, the diverse young members of her Adventurer's club-Vinnie, Socks, Franklin, Carol, Kim and Harve-are aided on their adventures by none other than singing superstar Rick Springfield!

Mission: Magic premiered on ABC in 1973. I remember watching this show on Saturday mornings. In some ways it reminded me of an Archies show because of the animation. Watching this show again I caught something that totally went right over my head back then. The show from time to time would play on words. The teachers name is Miss Tickle (Mystical). The series also dealt with going to different times and dimensions that were a little more grown-up for a Saturday morning audience. That's what I liked about it. Rick Springfield sang one to two songs every episode of the series a lot like the Groovie Ghoulies. Mission: Magic lasted 16 episodes and they have been digitally remastered for this set. This set also includes interviews with Lou Scheimer, and Erika Scheimer voice talent on the show. There is also a 30-minute documentary on Filmation and a model sheet and cel gallery.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The episodes were digitally remastered. The episodes are presented in production order. There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

 

Disc 1- Side A
1. "The Land Of Backwards" -songs "You'd Better Think Twice About It"
2. "Modran" -songs "Catch Me"
3. "Dissonia"-songs "Love Is The Key"
4. "Land Of Hyde And Goseek"-songs "If We Help One Another"
5. "The City Inside The Earth"-songs "Yes I Am"

Disc 1- Side B
6. "2600 AD"-songs "You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover"
7. "Something Fishy"-songs "Free And Easy"
8. "Giant Steppes"-songs "You Can Really Do It"
9. "Statue Of Limitations"-songs "What Am I Going To Do"
10. "Will The Real Rick Springfield Please Stand Up"-songs "Its Driving Me Crazy" and "Row Your Boat"

Disc 2-Side A
11. "Doctor Astro'"-songs "We're Gonna Have A Good Time"
12. "Doctor Daguerrotype"-songs "On The Other Side"
13. "Nephren"-songs "I Know That Its Magic"
14. "Modran Returns"-songs "If We Help One Another"
15. "Horse Feathers" -songs "Welcome To The Rodeo" and "Sing Me A Song"

 

Disc 2-Side B
16. "A Light Mystery" -songs "Starlight, Starbright"

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- Spotlight Interview with Lou Scheimer (03:28)
Spotlight Interview with Erika Scheimer (04:48)
Documentary-Magic Of Filmation (32:36)
Model Sheet (2 pictures)
Cel Gallery (3 pictures)
DVD Rom-Scripts to all 16 episodes in PDF format

Verdict

A well written animated series that I really liked. And if you a Rick Springfield fan, then it's the best of both worlds! A very good choice for your collection!

 

Rating: *****!


THE MOD SQUAD-SEASON 1 VOLUME 1

Mod Squad S1V1

Another great trip down memory lane! The Mod Squad was a very popular series for its time and was Aaron Spelling's first prime time series when it premiered on 1968. The co-creator of the series was Danny Thomas. The basic plot for the series was 3 young people on the wrong side of the law that was given a chance by the police to work for them instead of a life in prison. The series starred Michael Cole as Pete Cochran, Clarence Williams III as Linc Hayes and Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes. The person who changed their lives was Captain Greer played by the late Tige Andrews. The show lasted 5 seasons and 123 episodes. This volume consists of the first 13 episodes in crystal clear quality. There are also 3 featurettes about the series with Michael Cole and Peggy Lipton.

VIDEO

All 13 episodes have been Digitally Remastered. Each episode runs approx 51 mins. There is also a Play All feature

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is good to very good.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Teeth of the Barracuda"-with Brooke Bundy
2. "Bad Man On Campus"-with J Pat O'Malley
3. "My, What a Pretty Bus"-with Henry Jones

Disc 2- 4. "When Smiley Comes Marching Home"-with Lou Gosett Jr
5. "You Can't Tell the Players without a Programmer"-with Julie Adams
6. "A Time to Love, A Time To Cry"-with Robert Lansing and Rex Holman
7. "Find Tara Chapman"-with Yvonne Craig and Sid Melton

Disc 3- 8. "The Price of Terror"-with James Best and Herb Vigran
9. "A Quiet Weekend in the Country"-with James Gregory
10. "Love"-with Arthur Franz and Isabell Sanford

Disc 4-11. "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Starlet"-with William Smithers and Joan Van Ark
12. "The Guru"-with Dabney Coleman and Adam Roarke
13. "The Sunday Drivers"-with Paul Carr and Woodrow Parfrey

 

Extras

Disc 1: Forming the Squad- (15:00)
Inside "The Teeth of the Barracuda"-(09:34)

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: Friends of the Mod Squad- (16:10)

Disc 4: None

 

Verdict

A great series and waiting on Volume 2 to come out! Go buy it!

Rating: ****!


Mod Squad S1V2

THE MOD SQUAD-SEASON 1 VOLUME 2

The second volume of the Aaron Spelling's first prime time series is now out with the 1969-1970 season. The series starred Michael Cole as Pete Cochran, Clarence Williams III as Linc Hayes and Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes. This volume consists of the last 13 episodes of Season 1 in crystal clear quality. There is also a featurette about Peggy Lipton's Style of clothing for the series. Such up and coming guest stars were Russ Conway, Monte Markham, Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Ann Warren, Bo Hopkins, Robert Duvall and John Beck along side such greats as Sammy Davis Jr, Ida Lupino and William Windom.

VIDEO

All 13 episodes have been Digitally Remastered. Each episode runs approx 51 mins. There is also a Play All feature

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is good to very good.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Hello Mother, My Name is Julie"-with William Windom and Leonard Stone
2. "Flight Five Doesn't Answer"-with Whit Bissell and Russ Conway
3. "Shell Game"
4. "Fear is the Bucking Horse"-with Ed Begley and Monte Markham

Disc 2- 5. "A Hint of Darkness, A Hint of Light"
6. "The Uptight Town"-with Jason Evers, Cliff Osmond and Lou Gossett Jr.
7. "A Reign of Guns"-with J D Cannon

Disc 3- 8. "A Run for the Money"-with Leslie Ann Warren and Tom Bosley
9. "Child of Sorrow, Child of Light"-with Ida Lupino and Foster Brooks
10. "Keep The Faith, Baby"-with Sammy David Jr. and Robert Duvall

Disc 4-11. "Captain Greer, Call Surgery"-with Edward Andrews and Army Archard
12. "Peace Now-Arly Blau!"-with Christopher Connelly and Ross Hagan
13. "A Seat By The Window"-with Bo Hopkins and John Beck

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: Hello, My Name is Julie: The Mod Look- (10:15)

 

Verdict

A great series and Season 2 should be on the way soon! Go buy it!

Rating: ****!


MOD SQUAD-SEASON 2 VOLUME 1

Mod Squad S2V1

The second season volume 1 of the Aaron Spelling's first prime time series is now out with the 1969-1970 season. The series starred Michael Cole as Pete Cochran, Clarence Williams III as Linc Hayes and Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes. This volume consists of the first 13 episodes of Season 2 in crystal clear quality. There are no special features on this set. Such up and coming guest stars were Veronica Cartwright, Joe Don Baker, Daniel J Travanti, Tyne Daly and William Smith along side such greats as Richard Anderson, Simon Oakland and Maurice Evans.

VIDEO

All 13 episodes have been Digitally Remastered. Each episode runs approx 51 mins. There is also a Play All feature

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is good to very good.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Girl In Chair Nine"-with Cesare Denova and Veronica Cartwright
2. "My Name Is Manolete"-with Rex Holman
3. "An Eye For An Eye"
4. "Ride The Man Down"-with Richard Anderson

Disc 2- 5. "To Linc With Love"-with Allen Melvin
6. "Lisa"-with Carolyn Jones and Arthur Franz
7. "Confrontation"-with Simon Oakland

Disc 3- 8. "Willie Poor Boy"-with Joe Don Baker and Daniel J Travanti
9. "The Death of Wild Bill Hannachek"-with Tyne Daly and Sheb Wooley
10. "A Place to Run, A Heart to Hide In"-with Don De Fore and Christopher Stone

Disc 4-11. "The Healer"-with Dwayne Hickman
12. "In This Corner-Sol Alpert"
13. "Never Give The Fuzz an Even Break"-with Maurice Evans, William Smith and David Ketchum

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

 

Verdict

A great series and Season 2 Volume 2 should be on the way soon! Go buy it!


THE MOD SQUAD-SEASON 2 VOLUME 2

Mod Squad Season 2 volume 2The second season volume 1 of the Aaron Spelling's first prime time series is now out with the 1970 season. The series starred Michael Cole as Pete Cochran, Clarence Williams III as Linc Hayes and Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes. This volume consists of the last 13 episodes of Season 2 in crystal clear quality. There are no special features on this set. Such up and coming guest stars were Martin Sheen, Richard Dryfuss, Margot Kidder, David Cassidy and Marion Ross along side such greats as Nehemiah Persoff, Sammy Davis Jr. and Ed Asner.

VIDEO

All 13 episodes have been Digitally Remastered. Each episode runs approx 51 mins. There is also a Play All feature

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is good to very good.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Debt"-with Nehemiah Persoff
2. "Sweet Child Of Terror"-with Dennis Patrick
3. "The King Of Empty Cups"-with Noel Harrison
4. "A Town Called Sincere"-with Gregory Sierra

 

Disc 2- 5. "The Exile"-with James Sikking
6. "Survival House"-with Sammy Davis Jr. and William Smithers
7. "Mother Of Sorrow"-with Richard Dryfuss and Lee Grant
8. "The Deadly Sin"-with Don Dubbins

 

Disc 3- 8. "A Time for Remembering"
9. "Return of Darkness, Return To Light"-with Ivan Dixon
9. "Call Back Yesterday"-with Margot Kidder
10. "Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot"-with Ed Asner and Frank Converse

Disc 4-
11. "The Loser"-with David Cassidy, Harold Gould, Diana Muldur, Marion Ross, Martin Sheen and William Smith

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None


MONSTER SQUAD-THE COMPLETE SERIES

Monster Squad-Complete SeriesMonster Squad-The TV Series is available through VCI Entertainment! This series was a memorable Saturday morning children's show that has scary wax museum figures of some of the most iconic characters of the 20th Century, Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolfman! The premise of the series takes place in a Wax Museum where the three monsters come to life thanks to the night watchman, Walt, who is studying to be a criminologist that has built a crime fighting machine that brings the monsters to life to solve bizarre crimes! The show has a "Batman" feels to it, not surprisingly, as the head writer of the Monster Squad was none other than Stanley Ralph Ross, who was also the head writer for the Batman series! There was only 13 episodes of the series but had a great list of guest stars! On the series there were Alice Ghostly (Bewitched), Billy Curtis (Wizard of Oz), Marty Allen (Comedian), Edward Andrews (Gremlins), Jonathan Harris (Lost In Space), Julie Newmar (Batman), Geoffrey Lewis (Any Which Way You Can), Avery Scriber (Burns & Scriber), and Vitto Scotti (Flying Nun). The only extras on this set are a still gallery and text episode synopsis. I was not disappointed about watching the series again. It brought back memories! Recommended!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are remastered and picture quality is quite good!

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Queen Bee"-with Alice Ghostly
2. "Mr. Mephisto"
3. "The Tickler"
4. "The Ringmaster"-with Billy Curtis
5. "Music Man"-with Marty Allen
6. "No-Face"-Edward Andrews
7. "The Astrologer"-with Jonathan Harris

 

Disc 2- 8. "Ultra Witch"-with Julie Newmar
9. "The Wizard"
10. "The Skull"-with Geoffrey Lewis
11. "The Weatherman"-with Avery Schreiber
12. "Lawrence Of Moravia"
13. "Albert/Alberta"-with Vito Scotti

 

Extras

Disc 1- Episode Synopsis (Text Only)
Series Synopsis (Text Only)

Disc 2- Episode Synopsis (Text Only)
Still Gallery (11 Photos)


MY THREE SONS-SEASON 1 VOLUME 1

My 3 Sons SV1One of the most popular family comedy series for over a decade back in the 1960's was "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray. The series ran from 1960 to 1972 about an aeronautical engineer who was widowed with three sons, hence the title "My Three Sons". In the first season William Frawley of "I Love Lucy" fame was in the cast as Steve Douglas' father in law Bub O'Casey and lasted with the show until 1965. The first five seasons were filmed in Black & White. This set consists of the first 18 episodes. An interesting note, the series was filmed out of sequence to accommodate Fred MacMurry's demands for working only 65 days a year! There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Digitally remastered and restored.
All episodes are approx. 25 minutes long. There is also a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Chip off the Old Block"-with Patricia Barry
2. "The Little Ragpicker"
3. "Bub In the Ointment"
4. "Countdown"
5. "Brotherly Love"-with Beau Bridges
6. "Adjust or Bust"-with Richard Deacon

Disc 2- 7. "Lady Engineer"
8. "Chip's Harvest"
9. "Raft on the River"
10. "Lonesome George"-with George Gobel
11. "Spring Will Be A Little Late"-with Marta Kristen
12. "My Three Strikers"

Disc 3- 13. "The Elopement"
14. "Mike's Brother"
15. "Domestic Trouble"
16. "Bub Leaves Home"
17. "Mike's In A Rush"
18. "The Bully"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

 

Verdict

The fist half of the first season was a treat to watch! Volume 2 should be out soon!


MY THREE SONS-SEASON 1 VOLUME 2

mY tHREE sONS s1v2One of the most popular family comedy series for over a decade back in the 1960's was "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray. The series ran from 1960 to 1972 about an aeronautical engineer who was widowed with three sons, hence the title "My Three Sons". In the first season William Frawley of "I Love Lucy" fame was in the cast as Steve Douglas' father in law Bub O'Casey and lasted with the show until 1965. The first five seasons were filmed in Black & White. This set consists of the last 18 episodes. An interesting note, the series was filmed out of sequence to accommodate Fred MacMurry's demands for working only 65 days a year! There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Digitally remastered and restored.
All episodes are approx. 25 minutes long. There is also a Play All feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Organization Women"
2. "Other People's Houses"-with David White
3. "The Delinguent"
4. "Man In A Trenchcoat"
5. "Deadline"-with Beau Bridges
6. "The Lostling"

Disc 2- 7. "Off Key"
8. "Small Adventure"
9. "Soap Box Derby"
10. "Unite or Sink"
11. "The Wiley Method"
12. "The National Pastime"

Disc 3- 13. "The Croaker"
14. "The Musician"
15. "The Horseless Saddle"
16. "Trial By Seperation"
17. "The Sunday Drive"
18. "Fire Watch"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

 

Verdict

The second half of the first season was great! Season 2 Volume 1 should be out soon!


NASH BRIDGES-SEASON 1

nASH bRIDGES s1Nash Bridges was my wife's and my son's favorite series being shown in syndication. My wife watched it when it was on network TV. The first season was a mid season replacement and only has 8 episodes that are on this 2 disc set. Don Johnson plays a Police Captain of the San Francisco's Special Investigating Unit with his partner Cheech Martin that lasted over 6 seasons and 122 episodes. This set is packed with extras which I'm sure that the remaining set will not have. This set includes Audio Commentaries from the cast & crew as well as interviews.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! All episodes are approx. 46 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Genesis"-with Daniel Roebuck and Lucy Liu
2. "Home Invasion"-with James Hong
3. "Skirt Chasers"
4. "High Impact"

Disc 2- 1. "The Javelin Catcher"-with RuPaul and Clarence Clemons
2. "Vanishing Act"
3. "Aloha Nash"-with Cynthia Nixon and Udo Kier
4. "Key Witness"-with Valerie Perrine

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary with producer Carlton Cuse on "Genesis"
Audio Commentary with Star Don Johnson on "High Impact"
Writer's Roundtable Season 1-(18:40)

Disc 2: On Set Interview with Don Johnson and Cheech Martin-(02:12)
Don Johnson on the original Gonzo Idea-(07:29)
Season 1 Promo-(02:31)

 

Verdict

A great series to have! Season Two should be out very soon!


 

NCIS LOS ANGELES-SEASON 1

NCIS LA S1NCIS: Los Angeles or "Naval Criminal Investigative Service" season 1 is now available for the first time from Paramount Home Video. A Spin off of "NCIS" which is a spin off from "JAG" stars Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J and Linda Hunt. The series based in LA is a special OPS unit or "Office of Special Projects" of the Navy.

A secret operation in the umbrella of NCIS that will tackle cases that NCIS could not handle and will do anything to get the job done. The first season of 24 episodes premiered in September 2009 to good reviews and a second season will premiere soon. Over all, I enjoyed the first season with the stories and banter between the characters, the second season should even be better. There are a load of extras on this set! There is the 2 episode lead in from the original NCIS, an LL Cool J Music video and Making of, a meet & greet with the cast & crew, a tour of the set and stunts on the show. Usually, Paramount on their most popular series will have a lot of extras on their first set and then dwindle to nothing on subsequent sets. Time will tell! A good first outing! Well worth the buy!

 

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 44 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Identity"
2. "The Only Easy Day"

Disc 2- 1. "Predator"
2. "Search & Destroy"
3. "Killshot"-with Kelly Hu
4. "Keepin' It Real"

Disc 3- 1. "Pushback"
2. "Ambush"
3. "Random On Purpose"-with Pauley Perrette
4. "Brimstone"
5. "Breach"

Disc 4- 1. "Past Lives"
2. "Missing"
3. "Lobo"-with Lou Rawls
4. "The Bank Job"
5. "Chinatown"

Disc 5- 1. "Full Throttle"
2. "Blood Brothers"
3. "Hand-To-Hand"
4. "Fame"
5. "Found"-with Daniel Hugh Kelly

Disc 6-1. "Hunted"
2. "Burned"
3. "Callen, G"

Extras

Disc 1: Legend Parts 1 & 2 (Appox 87 mins)
Episodic Promos (07:58)
LL Cool J Music Video-No Crew is Superior (03:51)
Making of "No Crew is Superior" (03:00)

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: Inspired TV NCIS LA (16:16)
LA Team: Meet the Cast & Crew (20:52)
Inside the Inner Sanctum: The Set Tour (12:15)
Do You Have A Visual? Inside The OPS Center (10:16)
Lights, Camera Action! The Stunts of NCIS LA (10:13)


THE NEW MAVERICK

New MaverickA short blurb from Warner Home Video about New Maverick- Those Maverick boys are back! It's a roundup of laughs and action as gambler Bret (James Garner) and Bart (Jack Kelly) Maverick, heroes of the classic 1957-1962 TV series Maverick, join their young cousin Ben (Charles Frank) for a new Wild West Adventure.

The New Maverick is the 1978 TV Reunion and pilot film for the "Young Maverick"series that followed. James Garner starred in the original "Maverick" with Jack Kelly, which also returns for this movie. Garner filmed this movie while he was on hiatus for the "Rockford Files" series. Garner would later star in Bret Maverick, which lasted only one season. This time Beau's college-dropout son (Charles Frank) joins the group to learn the tricks of the trade to do one more heist to capture train robbers and received a handsome reward.

VIDEO

The video quality is very good considering the age of the material!

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "New Maverick"-(92 mins)

Extras

Disc 1: None

Verdict

Hopefully with this release, Warner will see the light and put the original series "Maverick" finally on DVD!


ODD COUPLE SEASON 4

oDD cOUPLE s4The Odd Couple start their fourth season still in the heart of New York City. This season consists of 22 episodes. The show was based on the 1968 movie starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. The series lasted for five seasons. Quite a few guest stars dropped by to visit the boys such as Dick Clark, Wolfman Jack and Hugh Hefner to name a few. There are no special features on this set.

 

 

 

 

VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 22 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "Gloria Moves In"-with Janis Hansen
2. "Last Tango In New York"-with Edward Villella and Eleanor Donahue
3. "Old Decathlon"
4. "That Was No Lady"-with Alex Karavas and Penny Marshall
5. "Odd Holiday"-with Brett Somers
6. "The New Car"-with Dick Clark and John Byner

Disc 2- 7. "This Is the Army, Mr. Madison"
8. "The Songwriter"-with Jaye P Morgan and Wolfman Jack
9. "Felix Directs"-with David White
10. "The Pig Who Came To Dinner"-with Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King
11. "Maid for Each Other"
12. "The Exorcists"-with Victor Buono

Disc 3- 13. "Shuffle Off To Buffalo"
14. "A Different Drummer"-with Monte Hall
15. "The Insomniacs"
16. "New York's Oddest"
17. "One For The Bunny"-with Hugh Hefner

Disc 4-18. "A Barnacle Adventure"
19. "The Moonlighter"-with Phyllis Davis
20. "Cleanliness is Next to Impossible"-with Jay Leno
21. "The Flying Felix"-with Terri Garr and Ed Peck
22. "Vocal Girl Makes Good

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

 

Verdict

Season 5 should be out soon. That should wrap up the series.


ODD COUPLE-SEASON 5

Odd Couple S5

The Odd Couple start their fifth and final season still in the heart of New York City. This season consists of 22 episodes. The show was based on the 1968 movie starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. The series unlike other series has an ending when Felix get remarries and moves out of Oscar's Apartment. Quite a few guest stars dropped by to visit the boys such as Rob Reiner, Leif Garrett, Howard K Smith, Howard Cosell and Roy Clark to name a few. There are no special features on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All discs have a Play All feature. All episodes are approx 22 minutes each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono.

Disc 1- 1. "The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly in Vein"-with Rob Reiner
2. "To Bowl or Not to Bowl"
3. "The Frog"-with Leif Garrett
4. "The Hollywood Story"-with George Montgomery
5. "The Dog Story"-with John Fiedler and Rona Barrett
6. "Strike Up The Band or Else"-with Pernell Roberts
7. "The Odd Candidate-with Elinor Donahue and Howard K Smith

Disc 2- 8. "The Subway Show"-with Scatman Crothers
9. "The Paul Williams Show"-with Paul Williams
10. "Our Fathers"-with Elisha Cook and Barbara Rhodes
11. "The Big Broadcast"-with Stanley Adams
12. "Oscar In Love"-with Dina Merrill
13. "Two On the Aisle"
14. "Your Mother Wears Army Boots"-with Howard Cosell and Jack Carter

Disc 3- 15. "Felix The Horse Player"-with Fritz Feld
16. "The Roy Clark Story"-with Roy Clark and Albert Paulsen
17. "The Rent Strike"-with Victor Buono and Rodney Allen Rippey
18. "Two Men On A Horse"-with Dick Cavett and Phil Foster
19. "The Bigger They Are…"-with John Byner
20. "Old Flames Never Die"
21. "Laugh, Clown Laugh"-with Richard Dawson
22. "Felix Remarries"-with Janis Hansen

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

 

Verdict

This wraps up the series and it finally closes the series with Felix getting remarried! What a very funny series!


ONE STEP BEYOND-SEASON 1

One Step Beyond-S1Finally a proper release for this well made and sometimes scary series "One Step Beyond"! This series was originally presented as "Alcoa Presents" when the show first appeared in 1959, 10 months before "The Twilight Zone"! This show was the only show of its kind to go exclusively with psychic phenomena for all the stories which were supposedly based on fact. The host of the series was John Newland who also directed the lion's share of the episodes. For many years the only way you could see One Step Beyond other than its 1990's revival were to get them on Public domain DVDs and VHS tapes that were taken from not so great 16mm prints. It looks like that Paramount has found the 35mm prints to use for this set. If not, they are very clean prints except for the first 10 minutes of episode "Echo" which has a lot of specks and film damage. Some of the up and coming stars of TV were on this show such as Cloris Leachman, Patrick Macnee (before he did "The Avengers"), Pernell Roberts (Bonanza), Mike Conners (Mannix) and Barry Atwater to name a few! This set comprises of the first 22 episodes from the first season. The extras on this set include an extended cut of the pilot episode "The Bride Possessed"; a new main title sequence for the 1990's revival of the series on the Sci-Fi channel and an audio interview of writer Don Mankiewicz from 1991. I am eagerly waiting the second and third seasons!

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 25 mines each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Bride Possessed"-with Skip Homeier
2. "Night of April 14th" -with Patrick Macnee
3. "Emergency Only"
4. "The Dark Room"-with Cloris Leachman
5. "Twelve Hours To Live"
6. "Epilogue"-with Julie Adams, Charles Aidman and William Scallert
7. "The Dream"-with Reginald Owen

Disc 2- 1. "Premonition"-with Pamela Lincoln
2. "The Dead Part of the House"-with Joanne Linville
3. "The Vision"-with Bruce Gordon and Pernell Roberts
4. "The Devil's Laughter"-with Alfred Ryder
5. "The Return of Mitchell Campion"-with Patrick O'Neal
6. "The Navigator"-with Don Dubbins and Olan Soule
7. "The Secret"

Disc 3- 1. "The Aerialist"-with Mike Conners and Yvette Vickers
2. "The Burning Girl"-with Edward Platt
3. "The Haunted U-Boat"-with Werner Klemperer
4. "The Image of Death"-with Max Adrian and Gregory Gay
5. "Echo"-with Ross Martin and Ed Kemmer
6. "The Front Runner"-with Walter Burke
7. "The Riddle"-with Warren Stevens and Barry Atwater

 

Extras

Disc 1: Extended cut of "Bride Possessed"-(30:34)
Promo-(0:26)
Original Alcoa opening for show-(0:52)
1990's version of Main title sequence-(0:45)

Disc 2: Archival audio interview with writer Don Mankiewicz 1991-(05:33)

Disc 3: None



P - R

 

PERRY MASON-50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONPerry Mason 50th

 

One of the longest running Courtroom dramas was one of my favorites, "Perry Mason" played flawlessly by the great late Raymond Burr! This 50th Anniversary set is a treasure trove of episodes over the course of its 9-year run. In this 4 disc set there are 12 classic episodes some of which are the ones where Mason loses the case and where Burr plays a dual role and the only color episode and the final episode of the series. There is also on the special features disc (Disc 4) the first Reunion movie "Perry Mason Returns" as well as audition tapes where Burr played the Hamilton Burger part while William Hopper played Perry Mason! There is also audio commentary on the episode "The Dead Ringer" with Barbara Hale and Producer Arthur Marks. A good spread of episodes to keep you interested!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is superb! Digitally Remastered. There is a Play All feature. Barbara Hale optionally introduces every episode. Each episode runs approx 52 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1-
1. "The Case of the Wary Wildcatter"-with Barbara Bain
2. "The Case of the Treacherous Toupee"-with Robert Redford
3. "The Case of the Envious Editor"-with James Coburn
4. "The Case of the Barefaced Witness"-with Adam West and Paul Fix

Disc 2-
1. "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank"-with Burt Reynolds
2. "The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe"-with Leonard Nimoy
3. "The Case of the Constant Doyle"-with Bette Davis
4. "The Case of the Deadly Verdict"-with Julie Adams (Mason loses case)

Disc 3-
1. "The Case of the Bountiful Beauty"-with Ryan O'Neal
2. "The Case of the Twice Told Twist"-with Victor Buono (Only Color Episode)
3. "The Case of the Dead Ringer"-Burr plays a dual role
4. "The Case of the Final Fadeout"-with Dick Clark and Denver Pyle (Last Episode of the Series)

Disc 4- Special Features Disc-See Extras

 

Extras

Disc 1 : None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: Audio Commentary on Dead Ringer with Barbara Hale and Arthur Marks

Disc 4: Perry Mason Returns-Reunion Movie- (95 Mins)
Perry Mason Talent Tests- (19:16)
The Case of Erie Stanley Gardner featurette- (11:32)
Syndication Promos- (01:03)
Raymond Burr Charlie Rose Interviews- (12:09)
Raymond Burr on "Person To Person"-(11:39)
New Barbara Hale Interview (19:55)
New Arthur Marks Interview- (18:33)
Photo Gallery-61 pictures
"Stump the Stars-Perry Mason Cast- (11:05)
William Talman anti-smoking message- (07:13)
CBS Executive Anne Nelson Interview- (04:31)

Verdict

A very well done set! I would highly recommend this set for anyone to buy!


PERRY MASON-SEASON 3 VOLUME 2

Perry Mason s3V2

One of the longest running Courtroom dramas was one of my favorites, "Perry Mason" played flawlessly by the great late Raymond Burr! This set is the third season volume 2 which cover the last 14 episodes of the 1960 third season. The guest stars in this set include Beverly Garland, Barbara Bain, Allison Hayes, Hugh Marlowe, and Denver Pyle to name a few. There are no special features on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is superb! Digitally Remastered. There is a Play All feature. Barbara Hale optionally introduces every episode. Each episode runs approx 52 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1-
1. "The Case of the Wayward Wife"-with Marshall Thompson
2. "The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor"-with Dennis Patrick
3. "The Case of the Gallant Grafter"-with Charles Aidman
4. "The Case of the Wary Wild Catter"-with Barbara Bain

Disc 2-
1. "The Case of the Mythical Monkeys"-with Beverly Garland
2. "The Case of the Singing Skirt"-with Allison Hayes
3. "The Case of the Bashful Burro"-with Ben Wright
4. "The Case of the Crying Cherub"

Disc 3-
1. "The Case of the Nimble Nephew"-with Bert Convy
2. "The Case of the Madcap Modiste"-with Marie Windsor and Truman Bradley
3. "The Case of the Slandered Submarine"-Hugh Marlowe and Ed Platt

Disc 4-

1. "The Case of the Ominous Outcast"-with Jeremy Slate and Denver Pyle
2. "The Case of the Irate Investor"
3. "The Case of the Flighty Father"-with Hayden Rorke and Francis X Bushman

 

Extras

Disc 1 : None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Verdict

A very well done set! The Forth season Volume 1 should be out soon.


PETTICOAT JUNCTION SEASON 1

Petticoat Junction S1

The Official Petticoat Junction Season 1 is now on DVD from Paramount! The show is in black & white for the next few seasons. What is really nice about this set are the interviews with two of the original cast members to talk about the other actors on the show. Petticoat Junction was the first of a trilogy of "Down Home Country" type of shows, the other two being "Beverly Hillbillies" and "Green Acres". Paul Henning was the genius behind these shows. Each episode has an introduction from 2 cast members from the show, Pat Woodell (the original Bobbie Jo) and Linda Kay Henning (Betty Jo). There are also original sponsor spots and a photo gallery. The video quality is great! Guest stars that were in the first season includes John Hoyt, Adam West, Lyle Talbot, Hayden Rorke, Ian Wolfe, Rosemary De Camp and Dennis Hopper to name a few!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature. Each episode runs about 25 mins approx.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Spur Line to Shady Rest"
2. "Quick, Hide the Railroad"
3. "The President Who Came To Dinner"
4. "Is There a Doctor in the Roundhouse"
5. "The Courtship of Floyd Smoot"
6. "Please Buy My Violets"
7. "The Ringer"
8. "Kate's Recipe for Hot Rhubarb"

Disc 2- 1. "The Little Train Robbery"
2. "Bedloe Strikes Again"-with John Hoyt
3. "Uncle Joe's Replacement"
4. "Honeymoon Hotel"
5. "A Night at the Hooterville Hilton"
6. "Cannonball Christmas"
7. "Herby Gets Drafted"
8. "Bobbie Jo and the Beatnik"-with Dennis Hopper

Disc 3- 1. "My Daughter, the Doctor"-with Adam West
2. "Hooterville Vs Hollywood"
3. "Visit From a Big Star"
4. "Last Chance Farm"
5. "The Very Old Antique"-with Everett Sloane
6. "The Art Game"
7. "Betty Jo's First Love"
8. "Behind All Silver, There's a Cloud Lining"-with Glenn Strange

Disc 4- 1. "The Talent Contest"
2. "Kate and the Manpower Problem"-with Rosemary DeCamp
3. "The Ladybugs"-with Jesse White
4. "The Hooterville Flivverball"
5. "Kate, the Stockholder"
6. "Kate and the Dowager"
7. "Charley Abandons the Cannonball"-with Bob Hastings

Disc 5- 1. "Dog Days at Shady Rest"
2. "A Millionaire For Kate"-with Hayden Rorke
3. "Bedloe and Son"
4. "Local Girl Makes Good"
5. "Cave Women"
6. "Kate Flat On Her Back"-with Don Dubbins
7. "The Genghis Keane Story"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Episode Intros by Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning

Disc 2: Episode Intros by Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning

Disc 3: Episode Intros by Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning

Disc 4: Episode Intros by Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning
Interview with Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning Pt 1-(12:57)
Original Sponsors Spots-(06:47)

Disc 5: Episode Intros by Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning
Interview with Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning Pt 2-(18:27)
Paul Henning Interview-(1990)-(12:17)
Photo Gallery-(03:01)


PETTICOAT JUNCTION SEASON 2

Petticoat Junction S2The Official Petticoat Junction Season 2 is now out on DVD from Paramount! Petticoat Junction ran from 1963-1970 one year before "Beverly Hillbillies" and "Green Acres" went off the air in 1971. Each episode has an introduction from 2 cast members from the show, Pat Woodell (the original Bobbie Jo) and Linda Kay Henning (Betty Jo). There is also a photo gallery and an interview with the two cast members. The video quality is great! Guest stars that were in the second season includes Bernie Kopell, Edward Platt, Stanley Adams, Robert Shayne, Mel Blanc, Marc Lawrence and Doodles Weaver to name a few!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature. Each episode runs approx 25 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Betty Jo's Dog"
2. "Race Against The Stork"
3. "Have Liberty, Will Travel"
4. "The Umquaw Strip"-with Bernie Kopell
5. "As Hooterville Goes"
6. "My Dog, The Actor"
7. "The Great Buffalo Hunt"

Disc 2- 1. "Betty Jo's Pen Pal"
2. "Bedloe's Nightmare"
3. "Kate's Bachelor Butter"-with Stanley Adams
4. "Mother of the Bride"
5. "The Lost Patrol"-with Edward Platt
6. "Smoke Eaters"
7. "The Curse of Chester W. Farnsworth"-with Doodles Weaver

Disc 3- 1. "There's No Flame Like A Old Flame"
2. "Billie Jo's First Job"
3. "A Matter of Communication"
4. "Kate Bradley, Girl Volunteer"
5. "The Hooterville Crime Wave"-with Marc Lawrence
6. "For The Birds"
7. "Modern Merchandising"

Disc 4- 1. "A Visit from the Governor"
2. "A Borderline Story"-with Sam Edwards
3. "The Shady Rest Hotel Corporation"
4. "A Tale of Two Dogs"-with Robert Shayne
5. "The Black Box"
6. "Bedloe's Most Fiendish Scheme"
7. "Bedloe Gets His Comeuppance"
8. "The Mayor of Hooterville"

Disc 5- 1. "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Jinx?"
2. "The Chicken Killer"
3. "Why Girls Leave Home"
4. "There's No Stove Like An Old Stove"
5. "The Brontosaurus Caper"-with Mel Blanc
6. "The Harebrained Scheme"
7. "There's No Biz With Show Biz"-with Felix Silla

Extras

Disc 1: Episode Intros by Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning

Disc 2: Episode Intros by Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning

Disc 3: Episode Intros by Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning

Disc 4: Episode Intros by Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning

Disc 5: Episode Intros by Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning
Interview with Pat Woodell and Linda Kay Henning -(38:05)
Photo Gallery-(01:06)


PLANET OF THE APES COMPLETE SERIES

Planet of the Apes
A short blurb from 20TH Century Fox about Planet Of The Apes TV:" Based on the enormously popular and successful Planet of the Apes movies, the 1974 TV series has become a true cult classic."


I waited with baited breath for the series when it first was shown back in 1974 when I was 10 years old. I thought the series what great! How the memory cheats! I enjoyed to no end watching them again on DVD but the show was very pedestrian in plot and chases but when I was a kid, I didn't notice all of that. The show itself has been extremely hard to find on TV as well as any trading circles. It has been shown overseas for quite a few years, so for that I'm glad its finally available again here. There is also a 14th episode that was never aired originally. That episode is called "The Liberator". It was also neat to see Roddy McDowell continuing in the series having previously been in the films.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is only fair! Taken from film prints with LOTS of film dirt and specks!
No remastering done here! Episodes are uncut though.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is good to very good.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Escape From Tomorrow"
2. "The Gladiators"
3. "The Trap"
4. "The Good Seeds"

Disc 2- 1. "The Legacy"
2. "Tomorrow's Tide"
3. "The Surgeon"
4. "The Deception"

Disc 3- 1. "The Horse Race"
2. "The Interrogation"
3. "The Tyrant"
4. "The Cure"

Disc 4-1. "The Liberator"
2. "Up Above the World So High"

 

Extras

Disc 4: Planet Of The Apes Movies DVD Trailer
Planet of the Apes Theatrical Trailer (2001)

 

Verdict

I would buy this set if you like the films and even the cartoon series that was also shown a year later. The picture and audio quality are fair. Fox usually does a good job with their product, all things considered. The extras are just trailers and it would have been nice to see either a audio commentary or two and a making of featurette but for the price and at least having it on DVD now makes it worth the price.

 

 

Rating: ***


THE RED HAND GANG-THE COMPLETE SERIES

RED HAND GANGThe Red Hand Gang was a Canadian children's series that was on the NBC Saturday morning line and was very popular in the UK as well! The series starred three up and coming stars in their own right. They are kid crime solvers and their trademark was to leave a red hand print when the mystery was solved! Matthew Laborteaux (Little House on the Prairie) as Frankie, James Bond III (School Daze) as Doc, Jolie Newman as Joanne, the late Johnny Brogna as Lil' Bill and J. R. Miller (Amityville Horror) as J. R. The series ran for 1 season for a total of 13 episodes from 1977 to 1978. Guest stars on the series were Anthony Zerbe (Papillion), Van Williams (The Green Hornet), Sorrell Booke (The Dukes of Hazzard), Walter Burke (Jack the Giant Killer) and James Hampton (Hawmps). Also included in the set are Series and Episode Synopsis, photo gallery and the original American commercial break card.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Each episode is approx. 24 mins each. It is presented in Widescreen. There is a Play All feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Face at the Window" Story 1- "The Kidnappers
2. "The Spooky Hideout"
3. "The Search"
4. "Beware of the Red Hand Gang"
5. "The Mystery Boat"

Disc 2- 1. "The Man in the Mask" Story 2- "The Jewel Heist"
2. "The Missing Jewels"
3. "Search & Rescue"
4. "Doc's Big Idea"
5. "The Photo Clue" Story 3- "The Museum Robbery
6. "Monkey Business"
7. "Devil's Canyon"

Extras

Disc 1: Series Synopsis- (Text Only)
Episode Synopsis-(Text Only)
Photo Gallery (16 pictures)
Original American Commercial Break Card (00:03)

Disc 2: None


RENEGADE-THE COMPLETE SERIES

Renegde CompleeteRenegade, the series that made Lorenzo Lamas a staple of syndicated Television is now available in a complete series set from Mill Creek Entertainment! Produced, sometimes written and sometimes acted in was the great and unfortunately recently late Stephen J Cannell. The series was about a cop that is wrongfully accused of murdering his girlfriend and becomes a bounty hunter, essentially, an outlaw hunting outlaws. The series lasted 5 seasons and 110 episodes. Throughout the series he was accompanied by a Native American bounty hunter known as Bobby Sixkiller (Branscombe Richmond) who was originally hired to find Reno Raines (Lorenzo Lamas) but saved Bobby's life and gained his trust. Reno works for Bobby under the name of Vincent Black. Also rounding out the cast is Kathleen Kinmont as Cheyenne Phillips for the first 4 seasons. During the series Kinmont was married in real life to Lamas. Sandra Ferguson took over for Kinmont in the last season as Sandy Caruthers. At one point during the series run, it was in syndication as popular as Baywatch! The show also had some well named stars such as James Darren (Time Tunnel), Dick Warlock (Halloween), Larry Manetti (Magnum PI), Charles Napier, Mitch Ryan, Martin Kove, Sam Jones (Flash Gordon), Morgan Woodward (Dallas), Lance Legault, Robert Fuller (Emergency), Erin Gray (Buck Rogers), Ron Ely (Tarzan), Don Stroud, Jan Michael-Vincent (Airwolf), Wayne Newton, Fred Williamson, John Vernon (Animal House), Kent McCord (Adam-12), Robert Pine (Chips), Max Gail (Barney Miller), Stella Stevens, Jesse Ventura, James Cromwell (Space Cowboys) and Johnny Cash
with some new up and coming talent such as Sheree J Wilson (Walker, Texas Ranger), Rob Youngblood (Space Precinct), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Leah Remini (King of Queens) , Michael Duncan Clarke (The Green Mile) and Angie Harmon to name a few. For the most part the qualities of the episodes on the discs are adequate, which they were not restored but good film prints were found. There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All episodes are shot on film and are in fairly good shape.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. Pilot/Renegade
2. Hunting Accident
3. Final Judgement-with Sheree J Wilson
4. La Mala Sombra.
5. Mother Courage- with Dick Warlock

Disc 2- 6. Second Chance- with James Darren & Tracy Scoggins
7. Eye of the Storm
8. Payback- with Jesse Ventura
9. The Talisman
10. Partners- with Ed Lauter

Disc 3- 11. Lyon's Roar-with Sam Jones
12. Val's Song
13. Give & Take
14. Samurai
15. The Two Renos
16. Billy-with Lance LeGualt & Morgan Woodward

Disc 4- 17. Headcase
18. The Hot Tip
19. Moody River
20. Vanished
21. Fighting Cage Part 1- with Larry Manetti and Charles Napier
22. Fighting Cage Part 2- with Mitch Ryan & Martin Kove

Disc 5- 23. The Hound
24. The Champ- with Tiny Lister
25. White Picket Fences- with Ron Ely & Rob Youngblood
26. Dead End and Easy Money
27. No Good Deed
28. The Rabbit and the Fox

Disc 6- 29. Endless Summer
30. Bonnie and Claire
31. Wheel Man
32. Windy City Blues- with Don Stroud
33. Honor Bound
34. Hard Rider-with Wayne Newton & Jan Michael Vincent

Disc 7- 35. Charlie
36. South of 98-
37. Hostage- with Ken Foree
38. Rabbit Redux
39. The Posse

Disc 8- 40. Once Burned, Twice Chey
41. Sheriff Reno
42. Murderer's Row Part 1-with L.Q. Jones
43. Murderer's Row Part 2
44. Carrick O' Quinn

Disc 9- 45. Dutch on the Run
46. The Trail of Reno Raines- with Lawrence Hilton Jacobs
47. Escape
48. The King and I- with Leah Remini
49. Black Wind.- with Kelly Hu
50. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans-with Fred Williamson

Disc 10-1 51. Rustler's Rodeo
52. Muscle Beach
53. The Late Shift
54. Thrill Kill- with Richard Roundtree
55. Teen Angel
56. Den of Thieves

Disc 11- 57. Rancho Esconodio
58. Cop For A Day
59. Stalker's Moon- with James Cromwell
60. Repo Raines
61. Ace In The Hole-with David Groh

Disc 12- 1. 62. Living Legend- with Michael Clarke Duncan
63. Family Ties-with John Vernon
64. Broken On the Wheel of Love
65. Split Decision
66. Hitman

 

Disc 13- 67. Sawed-Off Shotgun Wedding- with Kent McCord and Robert Pine
68. Honeymoon In Mexico
69. The Ballad of D.B. Cooper- with Max Gail
70. Most Wanted
71. Liar's Poker
72. Dead Heat- with Robert Fuller & Erin Gray

Disc 14- 73. An Uncle in the Business
74. Offshore Thunder-with Angie Harmon
75. Studs
76. Another Place & Time-with Sugar Ray Leonard
77. Sins of the Father
78. No Place Like Home

Disc 15 79. Baby Makes Three
80. Hound Downtown
81. Stationary Target
82. Rio Reno
83. Paradise Lost

Disc 16 84. Love Hurts-with Stella Stevens
85. Hard Evidence
86. The Dollhouse
87. Hog Calls
88. The Road Not Taken-with Johnny Cash

Disc 17- 89. No Balls and Two Strikes
90. Self Defense
91. Mr. Success
92. Five Minutes To Midnight
93. God's Mistake
94. Ghost Story

Disc 18- 95. The Milk Carton Kid
96. High Rollers
97. For Better, For Worse
98. The Pipe Line
99. Ransom
100. Father's Day

Disc 19- 101. Hard Rain
102. Top Ten With A Bullet
103. Swm Seeks Vctm
104. Knock Out
105. Sex, Lies and Active wear

Disc 20- 106. Blood Hunt
107. Bounty Hunter of the Year
108. Born Under A Bad Sign
109. The Maltese Indian
110. The Bad Seed

 

Extras

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ROSEANNE-THE COMPLETE SERIES

Roseanne Comp SeriesThe iconic TV show legend Rosanne Barr and crew are finally available for the first time on DVD through Mill Creek Entertainment with the complete series of "Rosanne"! The show lasted a whopping 9 seasons from 1988-1997 with 222 episodes. Again Mill Creek Entertainment has done a great job with this complete series set. All the episodes have been ported over from the Sony DVD sets with the interviews, bloopers and personal material.

The series Roseanne put the typical sitcom on its head! The shows were more true to life and were very easy to connect with the situations that were given to them. The series was produced by Casey-Warner, the same team that gave us "Cosby" before "Roseanne" and shows like "That 70's Show", "3rd Rock from the Sun", "Grace under Fire" and "Cybil" during and after the series. The star of the show was of course Roseanne Barr as Roseanne, John Goodman (Argo) as her husband, Dan. Other members of the family were Sarah Gilbert (The Talk) as her daughter Darlene, Lecy Goranson (Damages) and later Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) as the other daughter Becky, Michael Fishman (The Jackie Thomas Show) as DJ their son and to round out the family, Laurie Metcalf (The Big Bang Theory) as Roseanne's not too there sister Jackie! Tom Arnold (True Lies) and for a while Roseanne Barr's real husband played Arnie. In the series run, Darlene had a boyfriend who lived with the Conner's, David Healy played by Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory, Christmas Vacation). The series went from Roseanne working in a plastics factory to owning a Bicycle shop, working in a restaurant to winning the lottery and buying the plastics factory. There were never a dull episode and the plethora of Guest stars that could fill up an awards show!

Guest stars that graced the show were George Clooney (E/R), Ned Beatty (Deliverance), Lynne Thigpen (The District), John Randolph (Christmas Vacation), Fred Thompson (Die Hard 2), Bert Parks (Himself), Dabbs Greer (The Green Mile), Glenn Shadix (Beetlejuice), Brian Kerwin (King Kong Lives), Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic, The Great Gatsby), Toby McGuire (Spiderman), Martin Mull (Fernwood Tonight), Shelly Winters (Herself), Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), Bob Hope (Himself), Wayne Newton (Himself), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Doogie Howser MD), Rick Dees (Radio DJ), Danielle Harris (New Halloween Movie), Morgan Fairchild (Herself), Loretta Lynn (Herself), Joan Collins (Dynasty), Red Buttons (Himself), Tim Curry (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Michael O' Keefe (Caddyshack), Vicki Lawrence (Carol Burnett Show), Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch), Traci Lords (Porn Star), Barbara Billingsly (Leave it to Beaver), June Lockhart (Lost In Space, Lassie), Isobel Sanford (The Jeffersons), Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct), Ellen DeGeneres (Herself), Bob Denver, Russell Johnson, Tina Louise, Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island), Pat Harrington Jr. (One Day at a Time), Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg), Milton Berle (Himself), Fred Willard (Fernwood Tonight), Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives), Tony Curtis (Himself), Jerry Springer (Himself), Hugh Hefner (Himself), Tammy Faye Bakker (Herself), Kathleen Freeman (The Blues Brothers), Jennifer Saunders (French & Saunders), Joanna Lumley (New Avengers, Sapphire & Steel), J.J. Bullock (Too Close For Comfort), Steven Seagal (Exit Wounds), Mike Tyson (Himself), Don King (Himself), James Brolin (Marcus Welby MD), Richard Paul (Carter Country), Ruta Lee (Gomer Pyle USMC), Jim Varney (Hey Vern its Ernest) and Debbie Reynolds (Herself).

This complete series set is full of extras! There are video commentaries on 5 episodes with short interviews with cast, bloopers, fans answers to questions and highlights from each season! Highly recommended and well worth to get!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is excellent! Each episode has been digitally remastered.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- "Life & Stuff"-with George Clooney
"We're in the Money"
"D-I-V-O-R-C-E"
"Language Lessons"
"Radio Days"
"Lover's Lane"
"The Memory Game"
"Here's To Good Friends"-with Frances Fisher
"Dan's Birthday Bash"-with William Sadler

Disc 2- "Saturday"
"Canoga Time"
"The Monday Thru Friday Show"
"Bridge Over Troubled Sonny"
"Father's Day"-with Ned Beatty
"Nightmare On Oak Street"
"Mall Story"
"Becky's Choice"
"Slice of Life"-with Lynn Thigpen

Disc 3- "Workin' Overtime"
"Toto, we're Not in Kansas Anymore"
"Death & Stuff"-with Jeff Corey
"Dear Mom & Dad"-with John Randolph
"Let's Call It Quits"-with Fred Thompson

Disc 4- "Inherit the Wind"
"Little Sister"
"Guilt by Disassociation"
"Somebody Stole My Gal"
"House of Grown Ups"
"Five of a Kind"-with Tom Arnold
"Boo"
"Sweet Dreams"-with Bert Parks
"We Gather Together"-with Ann Wedgeworth

Disc 5- "Brain Dead Poets Society"
"Lobocop"-with Dabbs Greer
"No Talking"
"Chicken Hearts"-with Glenn Shadix
"One For The Road"
"An Officer and A Gentleman"
"Born to Be Wild"
"Hair"
"I'm Hungry"

Disc 6- "All of Me"-with Brian Kerwin
"To Tell the Truth"
"Fender Bender"
"April Fool's Day"
"Fathers and Daughters"
"Happy Birthday"

Disc 7- "The Test"
"Friends and Relatives"
"Like A Virgin"
"Like, A New Job"-with Alyson Hannigan
"Goodbye, Mr. Right"
"Becky, Beds and Boys"
"Trick or Treat"
"PMS, I Love You"
"Bird Is the Word"-with Dann Florek

Disc 8- "Dream Lover"
"Do You Know Where Your Parents Are?"
"Confessions"
"The Courtship of Eddie, Dan's Father"
"The Wedding"
"Becky Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
"Home Ec?"-with Leonardo DiCaprio
"Valentine's Day"-with Toby McGuire and Martin Mull
"Communicable Theater"

Disc 9- "Vegas Interrupts"
"Her Boyfriend's Back"
"Trouble with the Rubbles"
"Second Time Around"
"Dances with Darlene"
"Scenes from a Barbecue"-with Shelley Winters
"The Pied Piper of Lanford"-with Brad Garrett

Disc 10- "A Bitter Pill to Swallow"
"Take My Bike, Please!"-with Dan Butler
"Why Jackie Becomes a Trucker"
"Darlene Fades to Black"
"Tolerate My Neighbor"-with Bob Hope
"Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down"
"Vegas, Vegas"-with Wayne Newton
"Stressed To Kill"

Disc 11- "Thanksgiving 1991"
"Kansas City, Here We Come"
"Santa Claus"
"Bingo"
"The Bowling Show"-with Johnny Galecki, Sandra Bernhard and David Crosby
"The Back Story"
"Less Is More"-with Neil Patrick Harris
"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do"
"This Old House"

Disc 12- "The Commercial Show"-with Rick Dees
"Therapy"
"Lies"
"Deliverance"
"Secrets"
"Don't Make Me Over"
"Aliens"

Disc 13- "Term of Estrangement Pt 1"
"Term of Estrangement Pt 2"
"The Dark Ages"
"Mommy Nearest"
"Pretty In Black"-with Danielle Harris and Wings Hauser
"Looking For Loans in All the Wrong Places"-with Judith Hoag
"Halloween IV"
"Ladies Choice"-with Morgan Fairchild

Disc 14- "Stand On Your Man"
"Good Girls, Bad Girls"
"Of Ice & Men"
"It's No Place like Home for the Holidays"-with Sally Kirkland
"Crime & Punishment"-with Ed Begley Jr.
"War & Peace"
"Lanford Daze"-with Loretta Lynn
"Wait Till Your Father Gets Home"

Disc 15- "First Cousin, Twice Removed"-with Joan Collins
"Lose a Job, Winnebago"
"It's A Boy"
"It Was Twenty Years Ago Today"-with Bill Maher
"Playing With Matches"-with Red Buttons
"Promises, Promises"-with Tim Curry
"Glengarry, Glen Rosey"
"Tooth or Consequences"-with Phil Leeds
"Daughters and Other Strangers"-with Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Disc 16 "Two Down, One to Go"
"The Mommy's Curse"-with Michael O'Keefe
"Party Politics"
"A Stash from the Past"
"Be My Baby"
"Halloween V"
"Homeward Bound"
"Guilt by Imagination"-with Vicki Lawrence
"Homecoming"-with Sarah Chalke

Disc 17- "Thanksgiving 93"
"The Driver's Seat"
"White Trash Christmas"
"Suck Up or Shut Up"-with Florence Henderson
"Busted"
"David Vs Goliath"
"Everyone Comes To Jackie's"
"Don't Make Room for Daddy"
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell"-with Mariel Hemmingway

Disc 18- "Labor Day"
"Past Imperfect"-with Nancy Kovack
"Lies My Father Told Me"-with Oscar Beregi
"I Pray the Lord My Stove to Keep"-with Sharon Acker
"Body by Jake"
"Isn't It Romantic"-with John Doucette
"Altar Egos"

Disc 19- "Nine Is Enough"
"Two for One"
"Snoop Davey Dave"
"Girl Talk"
"Sleeper"
"Skeleton in the Closet"
"Follow the Sun"-with Traci Lords
"Punch and Jimmy"
"White Men Can't Kiss"

Disc 20- "Thanksgiving 1994"
"Maybe Baby"
"The Parenting Trap"
"Rear Window"
"My Name Is Bev"
"Bed and Bored"
"Sisters"
"Lost Youth"
"Single Married Female"

Disc 21- "All About Rosey Pts 1 & 2"-with Barbara Billingsley, Pat Crowley, June Lockhart and Isobel Sanford
"Husbands and Wives"
"Happy Trailers"-with Sharon Stone
"The Blaming of the Shrew"-with Ellen DeGeneres
"The Birds and the Frozen Bees"
"Couch Potatoes"
"Sherwood Schwartz-A Loving Tribute"-with Bob Denver, Russell Johnson, Tina Louise and Dawn Wells

Disc 22- "Shower the People You Love With Stuff"-with Lecy Goranson
"Let Them Eat Junk"
"Roseanne in the Hood"-with Pat Harrington Jr.
"The Last Date"-with Shecky Greene
"Halloween: The Final Chapter"
"The Fifties Show"
"The Getaway, Almost"-with Jenna Elfman
"The Last Thursday in November"
"Of Mice and Dan"

Disc 23- "Direct To Video"
"December Bride"-with Milton Berle, Norm Crosby and Fred Willard
"The Thrilla near The Vanilla Extract"-with Kathryn Joosten
"The White Sheep of the Family"-with Stan Freberg
"Becky Howser M.D."
"Out of the Past"
"Construction Junction"
"We're Going to Disney World"
"Disney World War II"-with Eric Dane

Disc 24- "Springtime for David"
"Another Mouth to Shut Up"
"Morning Becomes Obnoxious"
"Ballroom Blitz"-with Tony Curtis
"The Wedding"
"Heart & Soul"
"Fights & Stuff"

Disc 25- "Call Waiting"
"Millions from Heaven"
"What a Day for a Daydream"-with Jerry Springer and Hugh Hefner
"Honor Thy Mother"
"Someday My Prince Will Come"-with Jim Varney
"Pampered To a Pulp"-with Tammy Faye Bakker and Kathleen Freeman
"Satan, Darling?"-with Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley and J.J. Bullock
"Hoi Polloi Meets Hoity Toity"-with Dina Merrill
"Roseambro"-with Steven Seagal, Mike Tyson and Don King

Disc 26- "Home Is Where the Afghan Is"
"Mothers and Other Strangers"
"Home for the Holidays"
"Say It Ain't So"
"Hit the Road, Jack"
"The War Room"
"Lanford's Elite"-with James Brolin and Richard Paul
"Some Enchanted Merger"

Disc 27- "A Second Chance"
"The Miracle"
"Roseanne-Feld"-with Ruta Lee
"The Truth Be Told"
"Arsenic and Old Mom"-with Debbie Reynolds
"Into That Good Night, Pts 1 & 2"

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- Rosanne on Rosanne-A New Candid Interview (09:04)
John Goodman Takes A Look Back (07:07)
Wisdom from the Domestic Goddess (05:21)
Bloopers (11:00)
Season One Highlights (06:25)

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- None

Disc 6- John Goodman-A Candid Interview (08:39)
John Goodman Audition (01:19)
DJ All Grown Up (09:04)
Wacky Jackie (04:50)
Season Two Highlights (07:46)

Disc 7- None

Disc 8- None

Disc 9- Laurie Metcalf Interview-The Sister That Never Leaves (08:49)
Lecy Goranson Interview-I Was A Teenage Becky (07:39)
The Best of Season Three (07:04)

Disc 10- None

Disc 11- None

Disc 12- Life Imitating Art, Life Imitating Rosanne (05:32)
Interviews with Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman (09:47)
Video Commentary on "Trick Me Up, Trick Me Down"
Video Commentary on "Thanksgiving 1991"

Disc 13- Video Commentary on "Ladies Choice"

Disc 14- Video Commentary on Lanford Daze

Disc 15- Rosanne Answers the Fans-Top Ten Questions (05:13)

Disc 16- None

Disc 17- None

Disc 18- None

Disc 19- None

Disc 20- None

Disc 21- None

Disc 22- Video Commentary on "The Fifties Show"

Disc 23-Video Commentary on "Disney World War II"

Disc 24-Video Commentary on "Springtime for David"
Roseanne-Working Class Actress-(08:15)

Disc 25-None

Disc 26-None

Disc 27-Roseanne-A Legacy of Class (06:20)
Season 9-Breaking the Sitcom Mold" (06:29)


 

S - U

 

 

7TH HEAVEN SEASON 6

7TH HEAVRN

A blurb from Paramount about 7th Heaven Season 6: Join Steve McGarrett and his heroic Five-O force as they solve crimes, unmask villains and "Book'em" in 24 episodes from the legendary show's third season.

The longest running series on the WB network, 7th Heaven the sixth season is now on DVD. Starring Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks as a minister's family. In this season, some notable guest stars were on the show such as Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Ernest Borgnine and Morgan Fairchild. There are no special features on this set.

 

 

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 50 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Changes"-with Peter Graves
2. "Teased"-with Morgan Fairchild
3. "Sympathy"
4. "Work"

Disc 2- 1. "Relationships"
2. "Broken"-with Deborah Raffin
3. "Prodigal"
4. "Ay Carumba"

Disc 3- 1. "Lost"
2. "Consideration"-with Beverly Garland
3. "Pathetic"
4. "Suspicion"

Disc 4- 1. "Drunk"
2. "Hot Pants"
3. "I Really Do"-with Richard Lewis and Laraine Newman
4. "I Really Did"-with Richard Lewis and Laraine Newman

Disc 5- 1. "Lip Service"
2. "The Ring"
3. "Letting Go"

Disc 6-1. "The Known Soldier" -with Ernest Borgnine
2. "Holy War" Part 1-with Peter Graves
3. "Holy War" Part 2

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None

Disc 6: None


Verdict

A nice wholesome show. The Seventh Season will be out in the near future.


7TH HEAVEN-SEASON 7

7TH HEAVEN S7
The longest running series on the WB network, 7th Heaven the seventh season is now on DVD. Starring Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks as a minister's family. In this season, The Reverend has open-heart surgery and someone in the family is engaged to be married. Some notable guest stars were on the show such as Cindy Williams, Pat Boone, Phyllis Diller and Barbara Rush to name a few. There are no special features on this set.

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 50 mins each. There is a Play All Feature

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Monkey Business Pt 1"-with Grant Goodeve
2. "Monkey Business Pt 2"-with Alan Fudge
3. "The Enemy Within"-with Cindy Williams and Pat Boone
4. "Bowling for Eric"-with Ed Begley Jr
5. "The Heart of the Matter"-with Christopher Michael

Disc 2- 1. "Regarding Eric"
2. "Gabrielle, Come Blow Your Horn"-with Phyllis Diller and Barbara Rush
3. "Peer Pressure"-with Richard Lewis
4. "Lost Souls"
5. "Cry For Help"-with Usher

Disc 3- 1. "Sunday"
2. "Back In The Saddle Again"
3. "It's Not Always About You"
4. "Smoking"

Disc 4- 1. "I Love Lucy"-with Bobby Short and Bo Derek
2. "Stand Up"
3. "High Anxiety"
4. "We Do"-with Deborah Raffin

Disc 5- 1. "That Touch of Bink Pt 1"-with William Moses
2. "Dick Pt 2"
3. "Life & Death Pt 1"-with Orson Bean and Tara Lapinski
4. "Life & Death Pt 2"-with Marcia Wallace and Laraine Newman

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None


Verdict

A nice wholesome show. The Eighth Season will be out in the near future.


7TH HEAVEN-SEASON 8

7TH s8
The longest running series on the WB network, 7th Heaven the Eighth season is now on DVD. Starring Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks as a minister's family. In this season, The family has some terrible news that one of their sons were involved in a serious car accident and Lucy and her husband celebrate their first year being married. Some notable guest stars were on the show such as Meredith Baxter, Dick Van Patten, Richard Lewis and Laraine Newman to name a few. There are no special features on this set.

 

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 50 mins each. There is a Play All Feature

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Long Bad Summer Pt 1"
2. "An Early Fall Pt 2"
3. "PK"
4. "I Wasn't Expecting That!"-with Richard Lewis and Laraine Newman

Disc 2- 1. "Simon Camden"
2. "Charity Begins At Home"
3. "Getting To Know You"
4. "Baggage"-with Joe Penny

Disc 3- 1. "Go Ask Alice"-with Meredith Baxter
2. "The One Thing"
3. "When Bad Conversations Happen To Good People"-with Richard Lewis
4. "The Prodigal Father"-with Eugene Roche
5. "Major League"

Disc 4- 1. "Healing Old Wounds"
2. "Don't Speak Ill Of The Living or the Dead"
3. "The Anniversary"
4. "Two Weddings, An Engagement and A Funeral"-with Dick Van Patten
5. "Angel"

Disc 5- 1. "There's No Place Like It"-with Deborah Raffin
2. "High & Dry"
3. "Lost and Found"
4. "Little White Lies Pt 1"
5. "Little White Lies Pt 2"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None


Verdict

A nice wholesome show. The Ninth Season will be out in the near future.


SABER RIDER AND THE STAR SHERIFFS-COLEECTOR EDITION VOL 1

SABER VOL 1

Saber Rider & The Star Sheriffs was a very popular animated series that premiered on US TV in 1987 which was actually a dubbed version of the Japanese series "Star Musketeer Bismarck". The premise of the series was essentially a "Space Western" where a organization of lawmen known as the "Calvary Command" cruising the planets and solar systems to protect the final frontier from among other things the main nemesis of the command, the Vapor Beings aka The Outsiders! This collection edition volume 1 is the first 17 episodes over 2 discs with extras such as a Photo Gallery Original Saber Rider Commercials, Text Character Bios, Original Japanese opening theme song and an interview with the music director of Saber Rider. Video looks good considering the age of the show and the audio is crisp and clear! A very nice set indeed!


VIDEO
The video quality is quite good! Good prints considering the age of the prints.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.


Disc 1- 1. "Star Sheriff Roundup"
2. "Calvary Command"
3. "Jesse's Revenge"
4. "Iguana Get To Know You"
5. "Little Hombre"
6. "The Greatest Show on the New Frontier"
7. "Little Pardner"
8. "Brawlin' is My Callin'


Disc 2- 9. "Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Me Away"
10. "Castle of the Mountain Haze"
11. "Oh, Boy! Dinosaurs"
12. "Four Leaf Clover"
13. "The Highlanders"
14. "What Did You Do on Your Summer Vacation"
15. "Jesse Blue"
16. "Showdown at Cimarron Pass"
17. The Saber & the Tomahawk"

Extras
Disc 1: Photo Gallery- (07:09)
Saber Rider Commercials- (2 mins approx)

 

Disc 2: Cowboy Chase (Ramrod's Theme)-(01:01)
Saber's Battle Cue- (0:55)
Colt's Action Cue- (01:01)
Fireball- (0:44)
April- (01:06)


SEA HUNT-BEST OF SEASON 1 VOLUMES 1 AND 2

SEA HUNT S1Sea Hunt Best of Season 1 Volume 1 is now available through TGG Video. Lloyd Bridges stars as Mike Nelson ex Navy diver/adventurer on his boat "The Argonaut" fighting villains, treasure hunters and the like and was into underwater salvaging. The series was filmed in Florida at Silver Springs, Tarpon Springs and Cypress Gardens also filming in California and the Bahamas. The show ran from 1958-1961 with 155 episodes. This disc has 6 episodes from the first season with such guest stars as Whit Bissell (The Time Machine) and Robert Clarke (Hideous Sun Demon). There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! Some episodes are somewhat grainy but overall, very good.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Sixty Feet Below"-with Whit Bissell
2. "Flooded Mine"
3. "Rapture of the Deep"-with Robert Clarke
4. "Mark of the Octopus"
5. "The Sea Sled"
6. "Female of the Species"

Extras

Disc 1- None

 

Sea Hunt Best of Season 1 Volume 2 is now available through TGG Video. Lloyd Bridges stars as Mike Nelson ex Navy diver/adventurer on his boat "The Argonaut" fighting villains, treasure hunters and the like and was into underwater salvaging. The series was filmed in Florida at Silver Springs, Tarpon Springs and Cypress Gardens also filming in California and the Bahamas. The show ran from 1958-1961 with 155 episodes. This disc has 6 more episodes from the first season with such guest stars as Ray Kellogg (Flying Disc Men From Mars). There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! Some episodes are somewhat grainy but overall, very good.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Mr. Guinea Pig"
2. "Sonar Queen"
3. "Gold Below"
4. "Recovery"
5. "Killer Whale"
6. "Midget Submarine"-with Ray Kellogg

 

Extras

Disc 1- None


SHAZAM-THE COMPLETE LIVE ACTION SERIES

Shazam TV SeriesFinally, at long last "Shazam" the TV series has finally come to DVD thanks to Warner Archives! The three disc set has the entire 28 episode run with both Jackson Bostwick and John Davey as Captain Marvel! I preferred Bostwick's Marvel better than Davey. It was hard to see a slightly pudgy Davey flying through the air and liked Bostwick's portrayal better! The stories were always family friendly and obviously done on a typical minuscule Filmation budget! The episodes have not had any restoration done with film specks and dirt abound but some of the best quality prints that I have seen since it were originally on TV. Over the thirty years, you could find the series on 20th generation bootleg VHS copies. Three neat things happen on this release. First are the original commercial bumpers on each episode! Second, Archives used the original CBS prints with the announcer talking about next week's episode. Lastly as an extra are most if not all of the "Morals" that were on the end of each episode. The main reason that the morals are not on the prints is that the show was sold into syndication overseas and that the owners of the original prints cut them out! Guest star and up and coming stars on the series were Lance Kerwin (James at 15), John Karlen (Dark Shadows, Cagney & Lacey), Pamelyn Ferdin (Space Academy), Butch Patrick (The Munsters, Liddsville)), Jakie Earl Haley (Bad News Bears), Dabbs Greer (The Green Mile), Radames Pera (Kung Fu), Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family), William Campbell (Star Trek), Joanna Cameron (Isis) Andrew Stevens (Dallas). Would have been nice if Archive would have had a Making of or Interviews or even a commentary or two, but I am still glad that they brought it out for everyone to finally see! Highly recommended!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is excellent! Each episode has been digitally remastered.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- "The Joyriders"
"The Brothers"-with Lance Kerwin
"Thou Shall Not Kill"-with John Karlen and Pamelyn Ferdin
"Lure of the Lost"
"The Road Back"
"The Athlete"-with Butch Patrick
"The Treasure"
"The Boy Who Said No"
"The Doom Buggy"-with Lisa Eilbacher

Disc 2- "The Brain"
"Little Boy Lost"
"The Delinquent"-with Jackie Earle Haley
"The Braggart"
"The Past Is Not Forever"
"The Gang's All Here"
"On Winning"
"Debbie"
"Fool's Gold"-with Dabbs Greer and Radames Pera

Disc 3- "Double Trouble"-with Jimmy McNichol and William Bassett
"Goodbye, Packy"
"Speak No Evil"-with Danny Bonaduce
"The Odd Couple"-with Joanna Cameron
"The Contest"-with William Campbell
"Bitter Herbs"-with Linden Chiles
"Ripcord"-with Patrick Labyorteaux
"Finders Keepers"-with Joanna Cameron
"The Sound of a Different Drummer"
"Out of Focus"-with Andrew Stevens and Joanna Cameron

Extras

Disc 1- All the "Morals" from the discs episodes

Disc 2- All the "Morals" from the discs episodes

Disc 3- All the "Morals" from the discs episodes


SISTER, SISTER-SEASON 1

Sister,Sister S1Sister, Sister premiered on ABC in 1993 and switched to the WB network for the rest of the series run. The series is about twin girls that were separated and adopted at birth by two different parents come face-to-face after 14 years apart and live under the same house. The series starred twins Tia and Tamera Mowry and Jackee Harry and Tim Reid as the single parents of the two. This 2-disc set comprises of the complete first season, which were 13 episodes long. The 2-disc set has no extras.

VIDEO

The video quality is great!
All episodes are approx. 23 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Meeting"
2. "First Dates"
3. "Slumber Party"
4. "Cheater, Cheater"
5. "Wedding Bells and Box Boys"-with Janet Dubois
6. "Out Alone"

Disc 2- 1. "The Pimple"
2. "Car Trouble"
3. "The Birthday"
4. "Love Strikes"
5. "The Concert"
6. "Mother's Other Strangers"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

 

Verdict

A clean family show. No news on the second season yet.


SISTER, SISTER SEASON 2

SS S2Sister, Sister premiered on ABC in 1993 and switched to the WB network for the rest of the series run. The series is about twin girls that were separated and adopted at birth by two different parents come face-to-face after 14 years apart and live under the same house. The series starred twins Tia and Tamera Mowry and Jackee Harry and Tim Reid as the single parents of the two. This season the show moved over to the WB network. The season starts out as the girls work for their father at the Limo business and end up with the Mom on the verge of marriage! This 3-disc set comprises of the complete second season, which were 19 episodes long. The 3-disc set has no extras.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great!
All episodes are approx. 23 minutes long.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Hair Today"
2. "Get A Job"
3. "Joey's Choice"
4. "A Tall Tale"
5. "It's A Love Thang"
6. "Free Billy"

Disc 2- 1. "Operation: Deja View"
2. "Tattoo"
3. "Two for the Road"
4. "It's a Party Thang"
5. "Field Trip"
6. "Put to the Test"

Disc 3- 1. "Kid In Play"
2. "Dream Lover"
3. "Scrambled Eggs"
4. "Smoking in the Girl's Room"-with Brittany Murphy
5. "Playing Hooky"
6. "Single White Teenager"-with Ralph Manza
7. "I Do?"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None


Disc 3: None


SON OF THE BEACH VOLUME 2

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One of the funniest and the silliest comedies to come out in a long while is Son of the Beach Volume 2 which consists of the final 21 episodes of the series. The series is a spoof of "Baywatch" which is extremely politically incorrect which you can figure with Howard Stern being involved with it. Having said that, I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. I know, I'm a big kid and the humor is sophomoric but who cares! The special features on this set are audio commentaries on selected episodes from the cast and crew along with behind the scene footage and sexy montage highlights.

VIDEO

The episodes are approx 22 mins each. There is also a Play All Feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

 

Disc 1-
1. "It's a Nude, Nude, Nude, Nude World"-with Todd Bridges and Patricia Hearst
2. "It's Showtime at the Apollo 13"
3. "The Island of Dr. Merlot"-with John O'Hurley
4. "The Sexorcist"-with Maureen McCormack
5. "Grand Prix"-with Cindy Williams and David Grath
6. "Area 69"-with Alan Thicke and Beetlejuice
7. "Booger Nights"-with Vincent Pastore and Victoria Silvstedt

Disc 2-
1. "Penetration Island"-with Richard Hatch and Jason Alexander
2. "Saturday Night Queefer"-with David Arquette
3. "In the Line of Booty"-with C.Thomas Howell
4. "Three Days of the Condom"-with William Katt and Jimmie Walker
5. "Witness for the Prostitution"-with Morgan Brittany
6. "The Gay Team"-with Alan Thicke and Rupaul
7. "You Only Come Twice"-with Frank Sinatra Jr

Disc 3-
1. "Hamm Stroker's Suck My Blood"-with Gilbert Gottfried
2. "Godfather Knows Best"-with Vincent Pastore and Maureen McCormick
3. "Empty the Dragon"George Takei and Fabio
4. "The Long Hot Johnson"-with Harry Anderson and Gary Coleman
5. "Taco Lips Now"-with Lee Majors and Mark Hamill
6. "Jailhouse Notch"-with Barry Livingston and Anson Willliams
7. "Bad New, Mr. Johnson"-with Jon Lovitz and Jack Riley

 

Extras


Disc 1- Audio Commentary on It's a Nude…by the cast and crew
Audio Commentary on It's Showtime…by the cast and crew
Behind the scenes-Island of Dr Merlot- (08:08)
-Grand Prix- (09:33)
Sexy Montage Highlights

Disc 2- Audio Commentary on Saturday Night…by the cast and crew
Audio Commentary on In the Line of Booty…by the cast and crew
Audio Commentary on the Gay Team…by the cast and crew
Audio Commentary on You Only Come Twice…by the cast and crew
Original Son of the Beach Promo- (01:41)
Highlights from the "Pilot" table read- (09:46)

Disc 3- Audio Commentary on the Long Hot Johnson…by the cast and crew
Audio Commentary on Bad News, Mr. Johnson…by the cast and crew
Cast Audition Tapes
Sexy Montage Highlights

 

Verdict

These episodes are funny parodies of TV shows and movies! If you like this kind of humor, then this set is right up your alley!


SONIC UNDERGROUND-VOLUME 1

 

Sonic UndergroundA short blurb from Shout Factory about "Sonic Underground Volume 1: In the third animated series based on the popular SEGA videogame character, Sonic The Hedgehog along with his siblings Sonia and Maniac-battles the evil Dr. Robotnik, while making time for his real passion…their rock band, Sonic Underground.

This Sonic series is the last in a long line of Sonic: The Hedgehog shows. This show premiered in the summer of 1999. It was also the last time that Jaleel White was the voice of Sonic. This time the plot for the series is that Sonic with his siblings, Sonia and Maniac fight Robotnik on a Global scale on Sonic's home planet of Morbius. Sonic's mother, Queen Aleena Hedgehog is prominent throughout the series. One of the most popular characters, Tails does not show up this time. Another character is introduced in the form of "Knuckles". Jaleel White provides the voices of all 3 siblings. Each episode has a "Music Video" pertaining to their adventures. On an interesting note, the voice of Knuckle's great-grandfather is none other than 007 himself, Sean Connery! The show was believed to have ran for 65 episodes, but actually only 40 episodes were produced. This set comprises of the first 20 episodes. The set also includes a bonus CD of some of the more popular songs on the series and some special features!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The episodes were digitally remastered. There is also a Play All feature. Each episode runs approx 22 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

Disc 1-
1. "Beginnings" -song "Someday"
2. "Getting to know you" -song "Working Together In Harmony"
3. "Harmony or Something"-song "We're All In This Together"
4. "To Catch A Queen"-song "Have You Got The 411"
5. "Mobodoon"-song "I've Found My Home"
6. "The Price of Freedom"-song "Money Can't Buy"
7. "Underground Masquerade"-song "Let The Good Times Roll"
8. "Tangled Webs"-song "The Children Light The Way"

Disc 2-
9. "The Deepest Fear"-song "Face Your Fear"
10. "Who Do You Think You Are?"-song "We Need To Be Free"
11. "Last Resort"-song "Listen To Your Heart"
12. "Come Out Wherever You Are"-song "Society Girl"
13. "Winner Fakes All"-song "Built For Speed"
14. "A Hedgehog's Home is Her Castle"-song "Let's Do It To It"
15. "Artifact"-song "You Can't Own Everything"
16. "Bug"-song "Never Give Up"

Disc 3-
17. "Sonic Tonic"-song "I Wish I Was The Fastest Thing Alive"
18. "Friend or Foe"-song "Not Always What They Seem"
19. "Head Games"-song "Take A Chance"
20. "When in Rome…"-song "When There's A Will, There's A Way"

Disc 4-Audio CD

1. "Sonic Underground Main Title"
2. "Lets Do it to it"
3. "I wish I could go faster"
4. "Where there's a will, there's a way"
5. "Mummy Wrap"
6. "The Morbius Stomp"
7. "We're the Sonic Underground"
8. "Lady Liberty"

 

Extras

Disc 1- Music Videos from the first 8 episodes

Disc 2- Music Videos from the next 8 episodes

Disc 3- Developing the Underground- (07:20)
Songs from the Underground (08:54)
Storyboard to Screen: Opening Titles (01:04)
Original Conceptual Art- (Heroes, Villains and Vehicles)
The Art of Morbius- (0:58)

Verdict

A fun little show to watch. Volume 2 will eventually comprise of the final 20 episodes.

 

Rating: ****!


 

SPACE ACADEMY-COMPLETE SERIESSpace Academy

A short blurb from BCI-Eclipse-Entertainment Rights about Space Academy: The Complete Series:" Class was never this much fun at your school…the students at Space Academy major in adventure! Under the guidance of their instructor Commander Gampu (played by Jonathan Harris) the young cadets attending Space Academy in the year 3732 include Captain Chris Gentry, his telepathic sister Laura Gentry, action-oriented Tee Gar Soom, brainy Lt. Paul Jerome, and the pretty young Adrian Pryce-Jones. Joining the Blue Team for learning and adventure are the robot Peepo and the blue-haired mysterious space orphan Loki."


Finally! Space Academy is available on DVD! This was one of my all time favorite Saturday morning shows ever!! BCI Eclipse-Entertainment Rights have done a fantastic job with this set! They really care what the consumer wants especially for the older baby boomer kids like me! The show ran in 1977 for 15 episodes and spawned another series, Jason of Star Command that is also coming to DVD soon! The Special effects were done by some of the same people that worked on the first Star Wars Film. This set is packed full of extras including audio commentaries on two episodes an over a half-hour documentary with 3 people from the original cast reminiscing about the show. Lots of promo photos and behind the scenes photos with interview clips, Easter Eggs, and people with DVD players can access all the scripts from the series and Series bible in pdf format! I can't say enough about this set!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fantastic! Digitally remastered from the original negatives. The picture quality is crystal clear and the episodes are uncut. There is also a Play All feature on each disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. The audio is also Mono here but is very clear.

Disc 1- 1. "The Survivors of Zalon"
2. "Castaways in Time & Space"
3. "Hide & Seek"
4. "Countdown"

Disc 2- 1. "There's No Place Like Home"
2. "The Rocks Of Janus"
3. "Monkey Business"
4. "The Phantom Planet"

Disc 3- 1. "Planet Of Fire"
2. "Life Begins at 300"
3. "The Cheat"
4. "My Favorite Marcia"

Disc 4-1. "Space Hookey"
2. "Star Legend"
3. "Johnny Sunseed"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary on the episode-"Countdown"

Disc 2: Audio Commentary on the episode-The Phantom Planet"

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: Back To School with Space Academy Documentary (34:09)
Commercial Bumpers Versions 1 & 2 (0:30)
Promotional Gallery (42 Pictures)
Behind the scenes photos (22 pictures)
Cast reunion photos (5 pictures)
Memorabilia Photos (9 pictures)
Easter Eggs
DVD-Rom Feature-All 15 scripts Complete in pdf format.
Series Bible

 

Verdict

If you're a fan of the show or remember it back when, go and buy this set! The picture and audio quality are superb. The extras are more than enough for you to enjoy and not to disappoint!

Rating; *****!


THE SPACE KIDETTES/YOUNG SAMSON SERIES

Space Kidettes/Young SamsonThe Space Kidettes and Young Samson syndicated series is now available for the first time on DVD through Warner Archives at www.wbshop.com . Space Kidettes premiered in 1966 and Young Samson in 1967. They originally were not together but only put together during syndication. The two shows were wrap around shorts for other shows not made by Hanna Barbera at they time. Kidettes was a show about a group of space kids that have a clubhouse in a space capsule; they protect the Cosmos from a dastardly villain known as Captain Skyhook. The other half of the show is Young Samson, a young man that when there is danger he hits his wrists together and the bracelets he wears transforms him into Young Samson and also changes the dog that's with him into a huge Lion! You would think that it would be a cat that changes but...oh well. Samson fights all types of evil men and maniacal scientists! The voice talents on these shows are legendary! Daws Butler (Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound), Janet Waldo (The Jetsons), Tim Matheson (The original Johnny Quest) to name a few! The entire series is on 4 DVDs in a nice case and the transfers are quite nice considering the age of the prints. There is a really neat feature with this set is that you can pick at the very end of the episode selection menu that you can choose to view all of Space Kidettes or Young Samson, your choice! There are no extras on this set. If you are a Hanna Barbera completist, then grab this set!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! All episodes are uncut.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set. Each show titles will be Space Kidettes first and then Young Samson.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Moleman Menace/Curse of the Monatabu"
2. "Jet Set Go! / The Auroras Borealis Creature"
3. "Space Indians / The Great Colossus"
4. "Swamp-Swamped / Cold Winds From Venus"
5. "Space Heroes / The SSX-19"

Disc 2- 6. "Space Witch / Operation Peril"
7. "Tale of a Whale / The Secret of Evil Island"
8. "Space Giant / The Monsteroids"
9. "Space Carnival / The Idol Rama Keesh"
10. "The Laser Breathing Space Dragon / Salamandro"

Disc 3- 11. "The Flight Before Christmas / Baron Von Skull"
12. "Beach Brawl / Moon Rendezvous"
13. "Dognapped In Space / The Lost City of the Dragon Men"
14. "Secret Solar Robot / The Colossal Coral Creature"
15. "King of the Space Pirates / Zuran's Creature"

Disc 4- 16. "Planet of Creeps / The Dome"
17. "Cosmic Condors / Nerod"
18. "The Space Mermaid / The Terrible Dr Desto"
19. "Haunted Planet / From Out of the Deep"
20. "Something Old-Something Gnu / Thing From the Black Mountains"

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None


SPACE SENTINELS/FREEDOM FORCE-COMPLETE SERIES

Space SentinalsBlurbs from Entertainment Rights about "The Space Sentinels and The Freedom Force-The Complete Series"- Centuries ago, the cosmic computer entity known as Sentinel One transported three young Earthlings to his domain, granting them astonishing powers and eternal youth. Now, they protect the human race from super-villains, marauding aliens, tampering time-travelers, and vengeful deities. The trio of heroes-super strong Hercules, shape-changing Astraea, and lighting-fast Mercury-have become legends, guarding mankind as…the Space Sentinels!

Headquartered in the sand swept Valley Of Time, five legendary heroes also defend humanity, using their awesome powers to defeat magical menaces, rampaging robots, and mythological threats. Joining the familiar strongman Hercules are the magician Merlin, super-adventurer Sinbad, armored giant of the east, Super Samurai, and the beauteous Egyptian heroine known as Isis! Together, they are The Freedom Force!



The Space Sentinels started out as the Young Sentinels in 1977 about three young people that were taken out of time and sent to a otherworldly domain to help a super computer called Sentinel One to protect mankind from super villains and aliens bent on taking over the universe. I enjoyed the show when it was shown on NBC. The other series that are on this set is The Freedom Force. The Freedom Force was part of the well-liked Tarzan and the Super Seven series in 1978 on CBS. It had the most powerful heroes of all time such as Isis, Sinbad the Sailor, Merlin The Magician, Hercules and Super Samurai. It lasted only 5 episodes but was well received. This set other than having the complete series of both shows has a good amount of extras. Both shows have image galleries, scripts of all episodes of both series, interviews with the creators of the shows, original presentations and much more. A very well made set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Both series are digitally remastered and have a Play All feature. Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono but very clear.

 

Disc 1- Side A
1. "Morpheus: The Sinister Sentinel"
2. "Space Giants"
3. "The Time Traveler"
4. "The Sorceress"
5. "The Return Of Anubis"
Side B
6. "The Wizard Of Od"
7. "The Prime Sentinel"
8. "Commander Nemo
9. "Voyage To The Inner World"
10. "Loki"

Disc 2- Side A
11. "Fauna"
12. "The Jupiter Spore"
13. "The World Ship"
Side B-The Freedom Force
14. "The Dragon Riders"
15. "The Scarlet Samurai"
16. "The Plant Soldiers
17. "Morgana's Revenge"
18. "The Robot"

Extras

Disc 2-Side A-Image Galleries-The Space Sentinels
Interviews with: Lou Scheimer (03:16)
Michael Reaves (07:20)
Robert Kline (04:48)
David Wise (06:04)
DVD-Rom Content-Scripts from all 13 episodes
Young Sentinels: Original Presentation (02:34)
Live Action Audition (04:53)

Disc 2-Side B-Image Galleries for The Freedom Force
The Magic Of Filmation-Documentry (32:43)
Interviews with: Lou Scheimer (02:31)
Buzz Dixon (06:08)
Darrell McNeil (04:13)
DVD -Rom Content: Scripts for all 5 Episodes

Verdict

A very good set to own. Two series for the price of one! Well-written series with loads of extras!

 

 

Rating: ****!


SPIN CITY SEASON 1

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For Spin City it was a chance for Michael J Fox to work with the creators of Family Ties again and this was the series that they worked on. The first season of Spin City and for the run of the series was the story about the deputy mayor and how he basically ran the city although the actual Mayor thought otherwise. Other members of the cast include Richard Kind as the loudmouth coward that was the press secretary, Alan Ruck as the assistant deputy mayor who thinks he's a lady killer and is politically incorrect and Michael Boatman as head of minority affairs, a gay black man who owns a suicidal dog named Rags. This set includes the first 24 episodes of the series uncut with some well-known names such as George Wendt, Woody Harelson, Mayor Ed Koch, and Steven Colbert with Luke Perry and David Letterman. The set also includes audio commentaries on selected episodes and a behind the scene look at the first season.

VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 22 mins each. There is a Play All Feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot"
2. "The Great Pretender"
3. "The Apartment"
4. "Pride & Prejudice"
5. "Rivals"
6. "A Star Is Born"

Disc 2- 1. "Grand Illusion"
2. "The High & The Mighty"-with George Wendt
3. "Meet Tommy Dugan"-with Woody Harelson
4. "The Competition"-with Ed Koch and Steven Colbert
5. "Dog Day Afternoon"
6. "Criss Cross"

Disc 3- 1. "Bye Bye Love"
2. "Starting Over"-with Courtney Thorne-Smith
3. "Gabby's Song"
4. "Kiss Me Stupid"-with Luke Perry
5. "An Affair to Remember"-with Frank Gifford and David Letterman
6. "Snowboard"-with Amanda Peet

Disc 4- 1. "Striptease"
2. "Deaf Becomes Her"-with Marline Matlin
3. "Hot In The City"-with Daphne Zuniga
4. "Bone Free"
5. "The Mayor Who Came To Dinner"-with Isaac Mizarahi
6. "Mayor Over Miami"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary on Pilot and Pride & Prejudice with the cast and crew.
Prime Time Partners from the 1996 Seminar- (30:52)

Disc 2: Audio Commentary on Dog Day Afternoon with the cast and crew.

Disc 3: Audio Commentary on Gabby's Song and Kiss Me Stupid with the cast and crew.

Disc 4: The Spin- (35:34)-a behind the scenes look at the series.


Verdict

A great show! I would highly recommend it! Bring on Season 2!


STAR TREK-THE ORIGINAL SERIES SECOND SEASON REMASTERED

star trek tos 2Wow! What a fantastic set this is the second season of the original Star Trek series remastered with new CGI effects! I am a huge Trek fan and the second season was the best of the 3 seasons. With such classics as "Amok Time", "Journey to Babel", "The Ultimate Computer" and "The Doomsday Machine" just to name a few! Also with the new look of the special effects which sometimes look a little too computer generated for my liking but all in all quite a nice change from the sixties special effects. What would be nice in a future release is a way to show both versions on the same disc like they have done with some of the Doctor Who titles. The set also includes behind the scene feature done with a home movie camera on the set to short features about the second season and Star Trek as a whole. There is even a entire disc devoted to "Tribbles" with the original episode "Trouble with Tribbles" and the Animated episode "More Troubles, More Tribbles" and the Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribulations". Many guests starred on the series such as Leslie Parrish, Barbara Luna, William Windom and Mark Lernard and many more! The Packaging is also neat with a transporter style box like the first season set. The video quality is superb compared to what our local independent station in Florida use to show.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is superb! The episodes are digitally remastered. There is also a Play All Feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is presented here in 5.1 Dolby surround sound!

Disc 1- 1. "Amok Time"- with Celia Lovsky
2. "Who Mourns for Adonais" with Michael Forrest and Leslie Parrish

Disc 2- 1. "The Changling"
2. "Mirror, Mirror" with Barbara Luna and Vic Perrin
3. "The Apple" with David Soul
4. "The Doomsday Machine" with William Windom

Disc 3- 1. "Catspaw" with Antoinette Bower and Theo Marcuse
2. "I, Mudd" with Roger C. Carmel
3. "Metamorphosis" with Glenn Corbett and Elinor Donahue
4. "Journey to Babel" with Mark Lenard and Jane Wyatt

Disc 4-1. "Friday's Child" with Tige Andrews and Julie Newmar
2. "The Deadly Years" with Charles Drake
3. "Obsession"
4. "Wolf in the Fold" with John Fielder

Disc 5- 1. "The Trouble with Tribbles" with Stanley Adams and John Colicos

Disc 6- 1. "The Gamesters of Triskellion" with Angelique Pettyjohn
2. "A Piece of the Action" with Anthony Caruso and Vic Tayback
3. "The Immunity Syndrome"
4. "A Private Little War" with Nancy Kovak

Disc 7- 1. "Return To Tomorrow" with Diane Muldar
2. "Patterns of Force"-with Skip Homier
3. "By Any Other Name" with Warren Stevens and Stewart Moss
4. "The Omega Glory"-with Morgan Woodward

Disc 8- 1. "The Ultimate Computer" with William Marshall
2. "Breads and Circuses" with William Smithers and Logan Ramsey
3. "Assignment: Earth" with Robert Lansing and Terri Garr

 

Extras

Disc 1-: Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest Part 2-(12:02)
To Boldly Go…..Season 2-(19:18)
Designing the Final Frontier-(22:13)
Writers Notebook-DC Fontana-(07:22)
Star Trek's Favorite Moments-(16:57)

Disc 2-: None

Disc 3-: None

Disc 4-: None

Disc 5-: "More Troubles, More Tribbles"-Star Trek Animated-(24:10)
Audio Commentary by David Gerold for episode above
"Trials and Tribulations-Star Trek:Deep Space Nine-(45:27)
Trials and Tribulations-Uniting Two Legends-(17:01)
Trials and Tribulations-An Historic Endeavor-(16:40)

Disc 6-: None

Disc 7-: None

Disc 8-: Life Beyond Trek-Leonard Nimoy-(11:48)
Kirk, Spock and Bones-Star Trek's Great Trio-(06:56)
Star Trek's Divine Diva-Nichelle Nichols-(12:50)

 

Verdict

I really enjoyed this set! The picture and audio quality are great! The New CGI effects are well done and the extras a pretty good! I can't wait for Season 3!


STAR TREK-THE ORIGINAL SERIES THIRD SEASON REMASTERED

Wow! What a fantastic set this is the third season of the original Star Trek series remastered with new CGI effects! I am a huge Trek fan and the third season was a trying season. Effectively, Star Trek was over after the second season, but a writing campaign of over 1,000,000 letters saved the show and went forth with a third season. In comes the "Producer of Death" for any TV series, Fred Friedburger! Every show he has been on has been cancelled the same season he took over. He took over the final season of "The Six Million Dollar Man" and "Space:1999". I have nothing personally against the man, but he did have the Kiss of Death for TV shows. With such bizarre episodes as "Spectre of the Gun" and "Turnabout Intruder" and who can forget "Spock's Brain"! Also with the new look of the special effects which sometimes look a little too computer generated for my liking but all in all quite a nice change from the sixties special effects. The set also includes behind the scene feature done with a home movie camera on the set to short features about the third season and Star Trek as a whole and much more. Many guests starred on the series such as Joanne Linville, Diana Muldaur, Michael Ansara and Keye Luke and many more! The Packaging is also neat with a transporter style box like the first season set. The video quality is superb compared to what our local independent station in Florida use to show.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is superb! The episodes are digitally remastered. There is also a Play All Feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is presented here in 5.1 Dolby surround sound!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Spock's Brain"
2. "The Enterprise Incident" with Joanne Linville
3. "The Paradise Syndrome"
4. "And The Children Shall Lead"-with Melvin Belli and Pamelyn Ferdin

Disc 2- 1. "Is There In Truth No Beauty"-with Diana Muldaur
2. "Spectre Of The Gun" with Rex Holman
3. "Day Of The Dove" with Michael Ansara and Susan Howard
4. "For The World Is Hollow and I Have Touched The Sky" with Katherine Woodville

Disc 3- 1. "The Tholian Web" with Antoinette Bower and Theo Marcuse
2. "Plato's Stepchildren" with Michael Dunn and Barbara Babcock
3. "Wink Of An Eye" with Jason Evers
4. "The Empath" with Mark Lenard and Jane Wyatt

Disc 4-1. "Elaan Of Troyius" with France Nuyen and Jay Robinson
2. "Whom Gods Destroy" with Keye Luke and Yvonne Craig
3. "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"-with Frank Gorshin and Lou Antonio
4. "The Mark Of Gideon" with Richard Derr and Gene Dynarski

Disc 5- 1. "That Which Survives" with Lee Meriwether
2. "The Lights Of Zetar"
3. "Requiem for Methuselah-with James Daly and Louise Sorel
4. "The Way To Eden"-with Skip Homeier and Charles Napier

Disc 6- 1. "The Cloud Minders" with Jeff Corey and Fred Williamson
2. "The Savage Curtain" with Phillip Pine, Lee Bergere and Barry Atwater
3. "All Our Yesterdays"-with Mariette Hartley and Ian Wolfe
4. "Turnabout Intruder" with Sandra Smith

Disc 7- 1. "The Cage" with Jeffery Hunter and Susan Oliver-(63 Mins)
2. "The Cage" Extended Version-(70 Mins)

 

Extras

Disc 1-: Original Trailers for Next week's Episode

Disc 2-: Original Trailers for Next week's Episode

Disc 3-: Original Trailers for Next week's Episode

Disc 4-: Original Trailers for Next week's Episode

Disc 5-: Original Trailers for Next week's Episode

Disc 6-: Original Trailers for Next week's Episode

Disc 7-: Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest Part 3-(10:51)
To Boldly Go…..Season 3-(22:35)
A Star Trek Collector's Dream Come True -(07:05)
Life Beyond Trek-Walter Koenig-(10:57)
Chief Engineer's Log-James Doohan-(06:11)
Memoir From Mr. Sulu-(08:41)
Star Trek's Impact-(09:03)
Collectible Trek-(14:35)
Captain's Log-Bob Justman-(09:33)
Original Trailers for Next week's Episode

 

Verdict

The picture and audio quality are great! The New CGI effects are well done and the extras a pretty good!


STAR TREK ALTERNATIVE REALITIES COLLECTIVE

Star Trek Alt

This set of Star Trek-Alternate Realities is another in a long line of fan collective DVDs for the Star Trek fan. This time around the set is broken down into 4 themes-Mirror Universe, Parallel Dimensions, Twisted Realities and Alternative Lives. These episodes are taken from the 4 Star Trek Series. Paramount has done a really good job with this set. The original Series episodes are of the newly remastered versions, not the original version. The video and audio are sharp as a tack and there are some nice extras on the set as well. The special features are interviews from cast & crew from the different series and much more!

VIDEO

All episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 50 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound!

Disc 1- 1. "Mirror, Mirror"-The Original Series-with Barbara Luna
2. "Crossover"-DS9-with Andrew Robinson
3. "Through The Looking Glass"-DS9-with Andrew Robinson and Tim Russ
4. "Shattered Mirror"-DS9-with Andrew Robinson

Disc 2- 1. "In a Mirror Darkly Pt 1-Enterprise
2. "In a Mirror Darkly Pt 2-Enterprise
3. "The Alternative Factor-The Original Series-with Robert Brown
4. "Parallels"-The Next Generation-with Wil Wheaton

Disc 3- 1. "The Enemy Within"-The Original Series
2. "Turnabout Intruder"-The Original Series-with Sandra Smith
3. "Frame of Mind"-The Next Generation-with Andrew Prine
4. "Shattered"-Voyager

Disc 4- 1. "Yesterday's Enterprise"-The Next Generation-with Denise Crosby
2. "The Inner Light"-The Next Generation
3. "The Visitor"-DS9
4. "Before and After"-Voyager

Disc 5- 1. "Timeless"-Voyager-with Levar Burton
2. "Course:Oblivion"-Voyager
3. "E2"-Enterprise
4. "Twilight"-Enterprise-with Gary Graham

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary on "Crossover" with David Livingston
Mirror Universe Part 1 featurette (13:50)

Disc 2: Audio Commentary on "Parallels" with Brannon Braga
Mirror Universe Part 2 featurette (05:18)
Parallel Dimensions featurette (07:06)

Disc 3: Audio Commentary on "The Enemy Within" with Garfield and Judith Reeves-Stevens
Twisted Realities featurette (12:52)

Disc 4: Audio Commentary on "Yesterday's Enterprise" with David Carson Alternative Lives Part 1 featurette (10:51)

Disc 5: Audio Commentary on "Twilight" with Mike Sussman & Tim Gaskill
Alternative Lives Part 2 featurette (14:40)


Verdict

I would highly recommend it!


STAR TREK ANIMATED-COMPLETE SERIESStar Trek Animated


One of my favorite Saturday morning animated shows finally has arrived on DVD! Star Trek: The Animated Series came out in 1973 and was the best thing out there mainly because of the writing of the show. They were written by people from the original series as well as known sci-fi writers. Paramount has done a wonderful job with this set! All 22 episodes are here remastered and with 5.1 Surround sound! There are text and audio commentaries on selected episodes and a making of the Animated show. The best thing about the series was that the original actors from the 60's series voiced all of the characters. Personally, I couldn't as for a better set.

 

 

VIDEO

The video quality is absolutely fantastic! Remastered from the original negatives. Episodes are uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is wonderful in 5.1 surround sound!

 

Disc 1-
1. "Beyond the Farthest Star"
2. "Yesteryear" *
3. "One Of Our Planets Is Missing"
4. "The Lorelei Signal"
5. "More Tribbles, More Troubles" **
6. "The Survivor"

Disc 2-
1. "The Infinite Vulcan" ***
2. "The Magicks Of Megas-Tu"
3. "Once Upon A Planet"
4. "Mudd's Passion"
5. "The Terratin Incident"
6. "The Time Trap"

Disc 3-
1. "The Ambergris Element"
2. "The Slaver Weapon"
3. "The Eye Of The Beholder" *
4. "The Jihad"
5. "The Pirates Of Orion"

 

Disc 4-
1. "Bem" **
2. "The Practical Joker"
3. "Albatross"
4. "How Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth" **
5. "The Counter-Clock Incident" *

 

Extras

Disc 1: Text Commentary on "Yesteryear" *
Audio Commentary on "More Tribbles, More Troubles" by David Gerrold **

Disc 2: Storyboard Gallery on "The Infinite Vulcan" ***

Disc 3: Text Commentary on "The Eye Of The Beholder" *

Disc 4: Audio Commentary on "Bem" by David Gerrold **
Audio Commentary on "How Sharper Than A Serpent's Tooth" by David Wise
Text Commentary on "The Counter-Clock Incident" **
Drawn to the Final Frontier: The Making of Star Trek The Animated Series
What's The Star Trek Connection-Comparisons to the other series
Show History-Text Only

 

Verdict

I would by all means pick up this set! It is well worth the money especially if you are a true Star Trek Fan! It has been said that Gene Roddenberry wanted the Animated Series to be de-canonized. I strongly disagree! It has the same writers and actors from the original series. It should be part of the history. I'm off my soapbox now.

 

Rating: *****!


STINGRAY-THE COMPLETE SERIES

Stingray CompleteOne of the seldom seen but much loved Stephen Cannell series is finally coming to DVD here in the States for the first time. The show is "Stingray" starring Nick Mancuso that showed on NBC from 1985-1987. The series was about a mysterious man that would help people in need and instead of payment they would agree to do favors for him to pay him back. The main character was only known as "Ray" and drove a 1965 Stingray Corvette hence the title "Stingray". Not much is known about "Ray". He may have been an agent for the CIA or some other Secret organization. Ray is also a skilled martial artist and a great driver. He also has many other talents such as speed reading, able to slow his heart rate down very low to fake death and a photographic memory to name a few. The series lasted sadly only one season of 24 episodes, 25 if you include the 2 hour pilot. Music also influenced the series with almost music video intercuts on each episode. Guest stars from the series were Ray Wise (Twin Peaks), Kurtwood Smith (Robocop), Jeff Conaway (Taxi), Robyn Douglass (Galactica 1980), Robert Vaughn (The Man From U. N. C. L. E.), David Hemmings (Gangs of New York), Dennis Christopher (Fade To Black), John Amos (Die Hard II) to name a few. The five disc set has the entire series on the discs and there are no extras on this set. A good series to watch in the stable of Cannell productions. Recommended!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The series was done on film but there were no dropouts of picture at all. There is a play all feature. Each episode runs approx 48 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "Pilot Pt 1"
2. "Pilot Pt 2"
3. "Ancient Eyes"
4. "Ether"- with Ray Wise
5. "Below The Line"-with Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Disc 2- 6. "Sometimes You Gotta Sing The Blues"-with Don Dubbins
7. "Abnormal Psych"-with Robert Vaughn
8. "Orange Blossom"-with Robyn Douglass
9. "Less Than The Eye Can See"
10. "That Terrible Swift Sword"-with Stuart Pankin

Disc 3- 11. "The Greeter"-with David Hemmings
12. "Gemini"
13. "Playback"
14. "Bring Me The Hand That Hit Me"
15. "Echoes"

Disc 4-16. "The First Time Is Forever"
17. "Autumn"-with Shannon Tweed
18. "The Neniwa"
19. "The Second Finest Man Who Ever Lived"-with Dennis Christopher
20. "Night Maneuvers"

Disc 5- 21. "Cry Wolf"-with Jeff Conaway
22. "Blood Money"-with John Amos
23. "Anytime, Anywhere"-with James Hong
24. "Caper"
25. "One Way Ticket To The End Of The Line"

 

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: None


STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO SEASON 2 VOLUME 1

Streets S2V1

One of the longest running crime drama was the Quinn Martin production of "The Streets of San Francisco" starring Karl Malden and a very young Michael Douglas! The series is about 2 homicide Inspectors at the city by the bay. The show ran from 1972 to 1977. This set is the first 11 episodes of the second season. This set also includes such stars as Martin Sheen, Peter Strauss, Leslie Nielsen, Rick Nelson to name a few. There are no extras on this set.

 

 

VIDEO

The video quality is superb! Digitally Remastered. There is a Play All feature. Excellent quality. Each episode runs approx 51 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1-
1. "A Wrongful Death"-with Michael Constitine and Gregory Sierra
2. "Betrayed"-with Martin Sheen
3. "For The Love of God"-with Leif Erickson and Peter Strauss
4. "Before I Die"-with Leslie Nielsen and Joanne Linville

Disc 2-
1. "Going Home"-with Tom Bosley, Barry Atwater and Paul Mantee
2. "The Stamp of Death"-with Earl Holliman and Jessica Walter
3. "Harem"-with Rick Nelson and Laurette Sprang
4. "No Badge for Benjy"
Disc 3-
1. "The Twenty Four Karat Plague"-with Vic Morrow and Anthony Zerbe
2. "Shield of Honor"-with Mariette Hartley and Robert Foxworth
3. "The Victims"-with Henry Silva

 

Extras

Disc 1 : None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

 

Verdict

If you're a fan of classic TV, you'll love this show! The picture and audio quality are great! I can't wait for Season 2 Volume 2!


STREETS OF SAN FRANSICO-SEASON 2 VOLUME 2

Streets S2V2

One of the longest running crime drama was the Quinn Martin production of "The Streets of San Francisco" starring Karl Malden and a very young Michael Douglas! The series is about 2 homicide Inspectors at the city by the bay. The show ran from 1972 to 1977. This set is the last 12 episodes of the second season. This set also includes such stars as Paul Fix, Denver Pyle, Ida Lupino and Sam Elliott to name a few. There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is superb! Digitally Remastered. There is a Play All feature. Excellent quality. Each episode runs approx 51 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1-
1. "The Runaways"-with Larry Wilcox and Ted Gehering
2. "Winter Kill"-with Paul Fix and Denver Pyle
3. "Most Feared In The Jungle"-with Walter Brooke and Stewart Moss
4. "Commitment"-with Tyne Daly, William Smith and Denny Miller

Disc 2-
1. "Chapel of the Damned"-with William Campbell
2. "Blockade"-with Ida Lupino and Charles Martin Smith
3. "Crossfire"-with Pamela Franklin and Nick Nolte
4. "A String of Puppets"-with Claude Akins and Lola Falana
Disc 3-
1. "Inferno"-with Barry Sullivan and Glen Corbett
2. "The Hard Breed"-with Noah Berry Sam Elliott and Jim Davis
3. "Rampage"-with Robert Hooks and Ron Glass
4. "Death and the Favored Few"-with Harold Gould and Frank Marth

 

Extras

Disc 1 : None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

 

Verdict

If you're a fan of classic TV, you'll love this show! The picture and audio quality are great! I can't wait for Season 3 Volume 1.


SWAMP THING-THE SERIES VOLUME 1

Swamp Thing 1I really liked Swamp Thing when it was on TV back in the early 1990's. It was based on the comic book of the same name. The series is closer to the comic book as to the serious nature of the episodes as opposed to the over the top tone in the first 2 movies. The star of course is Swamp Thing played very well by Dick Durock who played the character in the 2 films and all 72 episodes of the TV series. Mark Lindsey Chapman played Dr. Arcane, the constant thorn in Swamp Thing's side. The first season was very dark in tone but had some wonderful episodes. The show was filmed in Orlando, Florida at Universal Orlando with some really good guests such as Peter Mark Richman, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sandahl Bergman and my personal favorite, Peter Palmer that the part of Orvile in "The Watchers" was specifically written for him. I had worked with Mr. Palmer in Temple Terrace and a local theater production of Lil' Abner which at the time he was filming that very episode! This 4-disc set comprises of the first 22 episodes in order of story, which flows a little better. The set also has interviews with the co-creator of the series Len Wein and Swamp Thing himself, Dick Durock!

 

VIDEO

The film quality is great! Little to no specks or dirt. Each episode is approx. 23 mins each. There is a Play all feature but does not have any chapters.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Emerald Heart"
2. "Falco"-with Peter Mark Richman
3. "Treasure"
4. "From Beyond The Grave"
5. "Blood Wind"
6. "Grotesquery"
7. "New Acquaintance"-with Summer Phoenix

Disc 2- 1. "Natural Enemy"
2. "Spirit of the Swamp"-with Roscoe Lee Browne
3. "Legend of the Swamp Maiden"
4. "The Death of Dr Arcane"
5. "The Living Image"
6. "The Shipment"

Disc 3- 1. "Birthmarks"
2. "The Dark Side of the Mirror"
3. "Silent Screams"
4. "Walk A Mile In My Shoots"
5. "The Watcher"-with Peter Palmer

Disc 4- 1. "The Hunt"
2. "Touch of Death"
3. "Tremors of the Heart"-with Sandahl Bergman
4. "The Prometheus Parabola"-with Terry Funk

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: Interview with Co-Creator Len Wein (08:07)
Interview with Dick Durock (10:58)

Verdict

A great show with a great cast! Defiantly worth buying!

 

Rating: ****!


TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE-SEASON 1

 

Tales from The Darkside was an extension of the Creepshow franchise because the powers that be did not want a weekly series of Creepshow. The show premiered in 1984 and ran for 4 seasons when the show was cancelled and was resurrected as the series "Monsters". This set comprises the 25 episodes with the pilot episode that has an audio commentary with the shows creator, George A Romero. There are no other extras on this set.


VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 23 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Trick or Treat"-with Barnard Hughes
2. "The New Man"-with Vic Taybeck
3. "I'll Give You a Million"-with Keenan Wynn
4. "Pain Killer"-Peggy Cass and Lou Jacobi
5. "The Gods"-with Danny Aiello
6. "Mookie and Pookie"-with Tippi Hedren
7. "Slippage"
8. "Inside The Closet"-with Fritz Weaver

Disc 2- 1. "The Word Processor of the Gods"-with Bruce Davison
2. "A Case of the Stubborns"-Christian Slater and Brent Spiner
3. "Djinn No Chaser"-Kareem Abduel-Jabber
4. "All A Clone By The Telephone"-Harry Anderson and Dick Miller
5. "In The Cards"
6. "Anniversary Dinner"-with Alice Ghostley
7. "Snip Snip"-with Carol Kane
8. "Answer Me"-with Jean Marsh

Disc 3- 1. "The Tear Collection"
2. "Madness Room"-with Stuart Whitman
3. "If The Shoes Fit"-with Dick Shawn
4. "Levitation"
5. "It All Comes Out In The Wash"-Vince Edwards and James Hong
6. "Bigalow's Last Smoke"
7. "Grandma's Last Wish"
8. "The False Prophet"

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary on Trick or Treat by George Romero

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None



Verdict

A great show with Supernatural and Sci-Fi undertones. A good 1st season!


TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE-SEASON 2

Tales S2The second season of this unique series Tales from The Darkside is now on DVD. The show premiered in 1984 and ran for 4 seasons when the show was cancelled and was resurrected as the series "Monsters". Guest stars this season were Lisa Bonet, Jerry Stiller, Darren McGavin, Phyllis Diller, Fritz Weaver, Marie Windsor and Marcia cross to name a few. This set comprises the 24 episodes of the second season. The only extra on this set is "On the Air with George Romero" featurette.

 

 

 


VIDEO

Most episodes are uncut. Each episode runs approx 23 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "The Impressionist"-with Chuck McCann
2. "Lifebomb"-with Bill Macy
3. "Ring Around The Redhead"-with John Heard
4. "Parlour Floor Front"
5. "Halloween Candy"
6. "The Satanic Piano"-with Lisa Bonet
7. "The Devil's Advocate"-with Jerry Stiller
8. "Distant Signals"-with Darren McGavin

Disc 2- 1. "The Trouble With Mary Jane"-with Phyllis Diller
2. "Ursa Minor"
3. "Effects & Cause"
4. "Monsters In My Room"-Seth Green
5. "Comet Watch"-with Fritz Weaver
6. "Dream Girl"-with Carolyn Seymour
7. "A New Lease On Life"-with Marie Windsor
8. "Printer's Devil"-with Larry Manetti

Disc 3- 1. "The Shrine"
2. "The Old Soft Shoe"-with John Fiedler
3. "The Last Car"
4. "A Choice of Dreams"-with Abe Vigoda
5. "Strange Love"-with Marcia Cross
6. "The Unhappy Medium"-with Connie Stevens
7. "Fear of Floating"
8. "The Casavin Curse"

 

Extras

Disc 1: "On the Air with George Romero" featurette (04:56)

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None


TENNESSEE TUXEDO AND HIS TALES-COMPLETE COLLECTION

Tennessee TuxedoFor the first time, all 70 complete episodes are now available of "Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales" on a 6 DVD set from Shout Factory! I for one have been waiting for this collection for a very long time! General Mills, the company that financed the show along with the other TTV production, Underdog, wanted the Tennessee show to be more educational than Underdog which was considered to have more adult themes like "Rocky & Bullwinkle". The series starred the voice of Don Adams (Tennessee Tuxedo) using his clipped speech that he ended up using for "Get Smart" and Bradley Bolke as (Chumley) who both lived in the Megapolis Zoo. Both Tennessee and Chumley would often sneak out of the Zoo and visit a college professor by the name of Phineas J Whoopee with the voice of the great Larry Storch which both He and Don Adams were childhood friends. When Tennessee had a hair brained scheme he would go to the professor and would get a short lesson on whatever he asked of the "Man With All the Answers". It would be shown on the 3DBB or "Three Dimensional Blackboard". It could be anything from how a telephone works to going to the Moon! In the original run of the series, other cartoons were added to fill out the time. Cartoons that were shown and which are also on this set were "The King & Odie", "The Hunter", "Tooter the Turtle" and "Klondike Kat". The series ran from 1963-1966, concurrently running with "Underdog". This set covers all the Tennessee episodes with a smattering of the other cartoons that were just listed. The extras on this set include 8 audio commentaries on Tennessee episodes from Mark Arnold (Cartoon Historian), Bradley Bolke (Chumley), Larry Storch (Phineas J Whoopee) and Buck Biggers (Co-Creator of the series) and one audio commentary on an episode of "The King & Odie" with Mark Arnold, a 24 minute documentary on the series titled "Tennessee Tuxedo Will Not Fail", a series of original bumpers and riddles that were used on the show. In the very beginning on each DVD, there is a disclaimer that basically states that some of the video source is not of DVD quality but for the completeness of the presentation they wanted to put it in there which I applaud! Some of the original source material no longer exists so I have no problem with it! A great set to have for any near Baby Boomer!

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good!

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Mixed-Up Mechanics"
2. "The Rainmakers"
3. "The Lamplighters"
4. "Telephone Terrors or Dial M For Mayhem"
5. "The Giant Clam Caper"
6. "Tick Tock"
7. "Scuttled Sculpture"
8. "Snap That Picture!"
9. "Zoo News"
10. "Aztec Antics"

Disc 2- 11. "Coal Miners"
12. "Hot Air Heroes"
13. "Irrigation Irritation"
14. "T.V. Teasers"
15. "By The Plight of the Moon"
16. "Lever Levity"
17. "The Bridge Builders"
18. "Howl Howl The Gang's All Here"
19. "Sail On, Sail On"

Disc 3- 20. "Tell-Tale Telegraph"
21. "Rocket Ruckus"
22. "Getting Steamed Up"
23. "Tale of a Tiger"
24. "Dog Daze"
25. "Brushing Off A Toothache"
26. "Funny Honey"

Disc 4- 27. "The Treasure of Jack the Joker"
28. "A Wreck of a Record"
29. "Miner Forty-Niner"
30. "Helicopter Hi-Jinks"
31. "Oil's Well"
32. "Parachuting Pickle"
33. "Wish Wash"
34. "Telescope Detectives"
35. "The Eyes Have It"
36. "Mad Movie Makers"
37. "Snow Go"
38. "The Big Question"
39. "Brain Strain"
40. "Rocky Road to Diamonds"
41. "X-Ray X-Perts"
42. "Food Feud"
43. "How Does Your Garden Grow"
44. "Perils of a Platypus"
45. "Hail To The Chief"
46. "Physical Fatness"
47. "Playing It Safe"
48. "House Painters"
49. "Admiral Tennessee"
50. "Three Ring Circus"

Disc 5- 51. "The Big Drip"
52. "Boning Up On Dinosaurs"
53. "Smilin' Yak's Sky Service"
54. "Koala Caper"
55. "Sword Play"
56. "Phunnie Munnie"
57. "The Romance of Plymouth Rock"
58. "The Zoolympics"
59. "The Tree Trimmers"
60. "Goblins Will Get You"
61. "The Cheap Skates"
62. "Going Up"
63. "Monsters From Another Planet"
64. "Signed and Sealed"
65. "The Barbers"
66. "Catch A Falling Hammock"
67. "Peace and Quiet"
68 . "Robot Revenge"
69. "There Auto Be A Law"
70. "Samantha"

 

Extras

Disc 1- Audio Commentary on Mixed-Up Mechanics with Buck Biggers and Mark Arnold
Audio Commentary on Dial "M" for Mayhem with Larry Storch & Wally Wingert
Audio Commentary on Aztec Antics with Bradley Bolke and Mark Arnold
The King & Odie-Introducing Mr. Mad
The King & Odie-Falling Asleep
The King & Odie-Left Alone Leonardo
The King & Odie-Tour De Farce
The King & Odie-Got 'Em Up Scout
The King & Odie-Offensive Defensive
The King & Odie-A Long Trail-A-Binding

The Hunter-The Bank Dicks
The Hunter-Eye on the Ball
The Hunter-Breakout At Breakrock
The Hunter-Getting The Business
The Hunter-Uncommon Cold
The Hunter-Goofing Guarding
The Hunter-Big Birthday Blast
The Hunter-Under The Spreading Treasure Tree

Disc 2- The King & Odie-Handcar Heroes
The King & Odie-Honey Business
The King & Odie-Bye Bye Bees
The King & Odie-The Royal Race
The King & Odie-The Shifty Sail

The Hunter-Under Par
The Hunter-Chew Gum Charlie
The Hunter-Using The Ole Bean
The Hunter-The Case of the Hunted Hunter
The Hunter-The Purloined Piano Puzzle

Disc 3- Audio Commentary on Tale of the Tiger with Bradley Bolke and Mark Arnold
Audio Commentary on Royal Rodeo with Mark Arnold
Tennessee Tuxedo Never Fails-Documentary (23:29)
Bumpers, Openings Etc (06:45)
Riddles (03:36)
The King & Odie-Royal Rodeo
The King & Odie-Ride'em Cowboy
The King & Odie-S. O. Essex Calling
The King & Odie-The Big Falling Out
The King & Odie-Long Days Journey Into Fright
The King & Odie-Making A Monkey Shine

The Hunter-Record Racket
The Hunter-Two For The Turkey Trot
The Hunter-Captain Horatio Hunter
The Hunter-The Horn of the Lone Hunter

 

Disc 4- Audio Commentary on A Wreck Of A Record with Buck Biggers and Mark Arnold
Audio Commentary on Wish Wash with Mark Arnold
Audio Commentary on Perils Of A Platypus with Larry Storch and Wally Wingert

 

Disc 5- Audio Commentary on Samantha with Buck Biggers and Mark Arnold
Tooter Turtle-Failspin Tooter
Tooter Turtle-Highway Petrol Man
Tooter Turtle-The Unteachables
Tooter Turtle-One Trillion BC
Tooter Turtle-Olimping Champion
Tooter Turtle-Stuper Man
Tooter Turtle-Robin Hoodwink
Tooter Turtle-Steamboat Stupe
Tooter Turtle-Souse Painter
Tooter Turtle-Sky Diver
Tooter Turtle-Bull Fight
Tooter Turtle-Canned Camera

Disc 6- The King & Odie-Sticky Stuff
The King & Odie-Double Trouble
The King & Odie-Long Laugh Leonardo
The King & Odie-He Who Laughs Last
The King & Odie-East Side West Side
The King & Odie-Two Beneath The Mast
The King & Odie-Odie Hit The Roadie
The King & Odie-Hunting A Hobby
The King & Odie-Teeing Off
The King & Odie-Smarty Gras
The King & Odie-My Vine Is Your Vine
The King & Odie-Tourist Trade
The King & Odie-Fortune Teller
The King & Odie-Wild And Wobbly
The King & Odie-An Ode In Code
The King & Odie-Bats In The Ballpark
The King & Odie-Black Is White
The King & Odie-Hip Hypnosis
The King & Odie-Home Neat Home
The King & Odie-Lead Foot Leonardo

The Hunter-Brookloined Bridge
The Hunter-The Counterfeit Wants
The Hunter-Haunter Hunter
The Hunter-Horn-A-Plenty
The Hunter-Fancy Fencing
The Hunter-TV Terror
The Hunter-Bye Bye Bell
The Hunter-Time Marches Out
The Hunter-Fox's Foul Play
The Hunter-Bow Wow Blues
The Hunter-Counterfeit Newspaper Caper
The Hunter-Diamond Dither
The Hunter-The Elevator Escape
The Hunter-Fort Knox Fox
The Hunter-Frankfurter Fix
The Hunter-Hula Hoop Havoc
The Hunter-Lincoln Tunnel Caper
The Hunter-Peek-A-Boo Pyramids
The Hunter-Seeing Stars
The Hunter-Stealing A March

Klondike Kat-Sticky Stuff
Klondike Kat-Who's A Pill
Klondike Kat-Getting In The Air
Klondike Kat-Klondike Goes To Town
Klondike Kat-The Big Race

 

Note: "The King and Odie", "The Hunter", "Tooter Turtle" and "Klondike Kat" were not actually extras on this set but for the sake of showing the Tennessee episodes separately, I have put the other cartoons in the Extras section.


THE LUCY SHOW SEASON 1

The Luvy show S1The Official "The Lucy Show" Season 1 is now on DVD from Paramount! This series was one of a few series that was most requested to be put on DVD! The reason for the "Official" moniker is because the series has shown up on a few public domain companies but the series now belongs to Paramount. The show was black & white for the first season only. What is really nice about this set are the restored versions of the episodes that were struck from the original 35 mm negatives! This time Lucy plays Lucy Carmichael, a divorcee that goes through life with her friend played by Vivian Vance. Guest stars that were in the First season include Hedda Harper, Arthur Treacher, Don Rickles, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and Bernie Kopell! The special feature on this set include a new interview with Lucie Arnez and Jimmy Garrett who played Lucy's son on the show, vintage openings and closings and much more! There is word that the second season of the series will be out soon!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "Lucy waits up for Chris"
2. "Lucy Digs Up A Date"-with William Windom and Vito Scotti
3. "Lucy is a Referee"
4. "Lucy Misplaces $2,000"
5. "Lucy Buys A Sheep"
6. "Lucy Becomes A Astronaut"-with Nancy Kulp
7. "Lucy Is A Kangaroo For A Day"-with Majel Barrett and John McGiver

Disc 2- 1. "Lucy The Music Lover"
2. "Lucy Puts Up A TV Antenna"
3. "Vivian Sues Lucy"
4. "Lucy Builds A Rumpus Room"
5. "Lucy And Her Electric Mattress"
6. "Together For Christmas"
7. "Chris's New Years Eve Party"
8. "Lucy's Sister Pays A Visit"-with Peter Marshall and Janet Waldo

Disc 3- 1. "Lucy and Vivian Are Volunteer Firemen"
2. "Lucy Becomes A Reporter"
3. "Lucy and Vivian Put In A Shower"-with Stafford Repp
4. "Lucy's Barbershop Quartet"-with Hans Conreid
5. "Lucy & Vivian Become Tycoons"
6. "No More Double Dates"
7. "Lucy and Vivian Learn Judo"-with Ed Parker
8. "Lucy is a Soda Jerk"-with Lucie Arnez

Disc 4- 1. "Lucy Drives A Dump Truck"-with Richard Reeves
2. "Lucy Visits The White House"-with Desi Arnez Jr.
3. "Lucy and Vivian Take Up Chemistry"
4. "Lucy Is A Chaperone"-with Lucie Arnez
5. "Lucy and The Little League"-with William Schallert
6. "Lucy and the Runaway Butterfly"-with Mary Wickes
7. "Lucy Buys A Boat"

Extras

Disc 1: Vintage setting to watch the show how it was originally aired
A Message From CBS DVD-(01:09)
Flubs
Guest Cast-(Text Only)
Let's Talk to Lucie Arnez-(19:51)
Excerpt from "Seven Wonderful Nights" special-(03:24)
Promo for Series-(01:02)
Original Broadcast Elements
Meet Special People-(Text Only)
Production Notes-(Text Only)

Disc 2: Vintage setting to watch the show how it was originally aired
Flubs
Guest Cast-(Text Only)
Original Broadcast Elements
Meet Special People-(Text Only)
Production Notes-(Text Only)

Disc 3: Vintage setting to watch the show how it was originally aired
Flubs
Guest Cast-(Text Only)
Original Broadcast Elements
Meet Special People-(Text Only)
Production Notes-(Text Only)

Disc 4: Vintage setting to watch the show how it was originally aired
Flubs
Opening Night # 1-(04:40)
Opening Night # 2-(05:03)
Collecting the Memories-(03:45)
Let's Talk to Jimmy Garrett-(03:51)
Photo Gallery
Clippings
Original Broadcast Elements
Meet Special People-(Text Only)
Production Notes-(Text Only)


TOM SELLECK WESTERN COLLECTION

Tom Selleck

Just in time for Father's Day comes the Tom Selleck Western Collection! Three of Tom Selleck's TNT TV Movies about the Old and New West. First up is "Crossfire Trail. Made in 2001 it is based on the 1954 novel by Louis L'Amour about a cowboy that keeps his word to a dying friend to take care of his wife and ranch which Selleck's character runs into some trouble. Beautifully filmed. Next is "Last Stand at Saber River" made in 1997. This one is based on an Elmore Leonard novel about after the Civil War, one man tries to get his life back together and lastly the best of the three in my opinion, Monte Walsh made in 2003. Selleck's character is a real cowboy at the end of the 19th century an is unwilling to let the new century take over. Based on the book by author Jack Schaefer from the 1940's and made into a film first back in 1970.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Filmed like Movies and not TV productions!

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Is also in Mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 1. "Crossfire Trail"(95 Mins)-with Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, Wilford Brimley, Barry Corbin and Mark Harmon

Disc 2- 1. "Last Stand at Saber River"(94 Mins)-with Tom Selleck, David Dukes, David Carradine, Haley Joel Osment and Harry Carey Jr.
2. "Horse of a Slightly Different Color"-with Tim O'Connor and Anne Francis

Disc 3- 1. "Monte Walsh"(118 Mins)-with Tom Selleck, Isabella Rosselini, Keith Carradine, Robert Carradine, George Eads, Barry Corbin and William Devane

 

Extras

Disc 1: Cast Filmographies

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: Cast Filmographies

 

Verdict

What a great trio of westerns to enjoy. They just don't make good westerns anymore!



TRANSFORMERS ARMADA SEASON 1 PART 1Transformers Armada S1 P1

A blurb from Rhino about Transformers: Armada Season 1 Part 1: For millions of years, the brutal civil war consuming Planet Cyberton has been locked in an uneasy truce. But all that changes the moment a young earthling named Rad stumbles upon the long-lost Mini-Cons and innocently reawakens them. For everyone involved, the epic adventures of the Transformers have only just begun!


Transformers: Armada premiered in 2004 in syndication. The show was not considered "Canon" in, as much it had nothing to do with the original Transformers. The show was criticized for being too simple and not multi-dimensional. Personally, I really liked this show and thought it was well put together. Transformers: Armada is set up in 4 story "arcs" which this set has the first 2 story arcs. The show was originally written and produced in Japan with English translation, which sometimes did not match what they said. Kids were featured mostly in this series with the Transformers at times taking a back seat to what was going on. This set consists of the first 26 episodes and is a "Vanilla" version with no extras. However the animated menus are quite neat!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Each episode runs approx 24 minutes.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. The DVD's are in mono as well.

Disc 1- 1. "First Encounter"
2. "Metamorphosis"
3. "Base"
4. "Comrade"
5. "Soldier"
6. "Jungle"
7. "Carnival"

Disc 2- 1. "Palace"
2. "Confrontation"
3. "Underground"
4. "Ruin"
5. "Prehistory"
6. "Swoop"
7. "Overmatch"

Disc 3- 1. "Gale"
2. "Credulous"
3. "Conspiracy"
4. "Trust"
5. "Vacation"
6. "Reinforcement"
7. "Decisive Battle

Disc 4-1. "Vow"
2. "Rebellion"
3. "Chase"
4. "Tactician"
5. "Link Up

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

 

Verdict

A new wave of Transformers has arrived! This set will get you ready for Transformers: The Movie coming out on July 4th.

 

Rating; *****!


TRANSFORMERS ARMADA SEASON 1 PART 2

Transformers Armada S1 P2A blurb from Rhino about Transformers: Armada Season 1 Part 2: In this thrilling conclusion to the hit TV series Transformers Armada, Optimus Prime, his Autobots, and their human friends step up the fight against Megatron and his Decepticons for control of the powerful Mini-Cons. The action comes fast and furious in this unforgettable chapter of the Transformers saga.


Transformers: Armada Season 1 Part 2 covers the last 2 story arcs of the series and by far the more interesting ones. The last 12 episodes were called "The Unicron Battles" The Autobots and the Decepticons join forces against the gigantic Transformer Unicron to finally defeat him. This set consists of the last 26 episodes and features a rather cute special feature where by a push of a button you can transform the Autobots and Decepticons in the shapes they make when they "transform". The animated menus are the same as the first set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Each episode runs approx 24 minutes. There is a Play All Feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. The DVD's are in mono as well.

Disc 1- 1. "Detection"
2. "Awakening"
3. "Desperate"
4. "Runaway"
5. "Past" Part 1
6. "Past" Part 2
7. "Sacrifice"

Disc 2- 1. "Regeneration"
2. "Rescue"
3. "Mars"
4. "Crack"
5. "Threaten"
6. "Crisis"
7. "Remorse"

Disc 3- 1. "Depart"
2. "Miracle"
3. "Puppet"
4. "Uprising"
5. "Dash"
6. "Drift"
7. "Portent"

Disc 4-1. "Cramp"
2. "Alliance"
3. "Union"
4. "Origin"
5. "Mortal Combat"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: Interactive Transformations-Animations. Changes from Transformer to Vehicles

 

Verdict

A really good series comes to a conclusion. Be sure to pick this set up!

 

Rating; *****!


UNDERDOG-ULTIMATE COLLECTION

A blurb from Genius Entertainment/Sony Classic Media about "Underdog-The Ultimate Collection" - Now you can enjoy the 1960's classic cartoon superhero in a whole new way! Eighteen complete episodes, all digitally re-mastered!

When I was 4 years old, I would put a towel around my neck and become "Underdog"! My aunt was "Sweet Polly Purebread". I watched Underdog every time it was on and then in syndication. The Underdog Ultimate Collection set is out. I personally would not call the collection "Ultimate" more like "Best Of" because there are only 18 full episodes in the 3-DVD set. This 3 disc set comprises of full shows from episodes 7 thru 12, 19 thru 22 41, 42, 47, 48, 51, 52, 55 and 56. An "ultimate" collection to me would be all 62 full episodes with a ton of extras. Don't get me wrong; there is nothing wrong about this set! The episodes are digitally re-mastered and look light years better than they did in syndication. The special features are nice with an interview with the show's co-creator Joe Harris and some original promos from the series as well as a sing-a-long to the theme music and more.

VIDEO

The episodes are Digitally Re-mastered. The episodes are approx 53 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono. Very strong sound.

 

Disc 1-
1. "The Big Dipper" Parts 1 & 2 (53 Mins)
2. "The Gold Bricks" Parts 1 & 2 (53 Mins)
3. "Fearo the Ferocius" Parts 1 & 2 (53 Mins)

With Go Go Gophers, Klondike Kat and Commander McBragg

Disc 2-
1. "The Great Road Robbery" Parts 1 & 2 (53 Mins)
2. "The Big Shrink" Parts 1 & 2 (53 Mins)
1. "The Marbleheads" Part 1 & 2 (53 Mins)

With Go Go Gophers, Klondike Kat and Commander McBragg

 

Disc 3-
1. "Weathering the Storm" Parts 1 & 2 (53 Mins)
2. "Riffraffville" Parts 1 & 2 (53 Mins)
3. "Round and Round" Parts 1 & 2 (53 Mins)

With Go Go Gophers, Klondike Kat and Commander McBragg


Extras


Disc 1- Interview with Co-Creator Joe Harris (08:40)
The Underdog Show's Family of Characters
Original Opening of Short Subjects (03:53)

Disc 2- Underdog Theme song sing-a-long (01:10)
Archival Broadcast Promos (01:24)

Disc 3-Underdog Show Trivia Challenge
Storyboard: The Nut of Nog (06:11)

 

Verdict

If you are truly a fan of Underdog as I am, you will greatly enjoy this set! Get it for Christmas!

 

Rating: ****!


THE UNTOUCHABLES SEASON 1 VOLUME 1

Untouchables S1 V1A blurb from Paramount about The Untouchables Season 1 Volume 1: The Untouchables comes to DVD for the first time, featuring the first 14 of 28 Season One episodes, plus "The Scarface Mob" the seamless movie version of the groundbreaking two-part pilot first broadcast on the Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse. The hit show starred Emmy winner Robert Stack as real life Chicago gangbuster and prohibition agent Eliot Ness, famous for bringing down the notorious Al Capone.
In the mid to late 1970's the local UHF channel in my area where I was growing up in Tampa, Florida had The Untouchables on the air! Well written and acted with a vast array of stars each week, it was the show to watch! I have read that the mafia did not like the popularity of the show and was going to have the producer Desi Arnez assassinated but changed their minds. The series starred Robert Stack as Crime-fighter Eliot Ness and his hand picked group of agents that kept Chicago as clean as possible in the turbulent 20's and 30's as well as finally capturing Al Capone. This set has the pilot 2- part episode that was made into a theatrical film, which is on this set, and the first 14 episodes that are digitally remastered. I know that some people do not like the split season sets. I don't mind them doing it that way only if they bring out the entire series on DVD instead of putting out one season or two and not the full run.

VIDEO

The video quality is great! The series has been remastered from its original negatives. Each episode runs approx 50 minutes. There is a Play All feature on each disc.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. The DVD's are in mono as well.

Disc 1- 1. "The Scarface Mob" with-Keenan Wynn, Neville Brand (98 minutes)
2. "The Empty Chair" with-Nehemiah Persoff
3. "Ma Barker and Her Boys" with-Claire Trevor, Louise Fletcher

Disc 2- 1. "The George "Bugs" Moran Story" with-Lloyd Nolan, Jack Warden
2. "The Jake Lingle Killing" with-Jack Lord, Herb Vigran
3. "Ain't We Got Fun?" with-Cameron Mitchell, Phyllis Coates
4. "Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll" with-Clu Gugagher , Dick Miller

Disc 3- 1. "Mexican Stake-Out" with-Martin Landau, Vince Edwards
2. "The Artichoke King" with-Jack Weston, Mike Mazurki
3. "The Tri-State Gang" with-Alan Hale, William Bendix, Stanley Adams
4. "The Dutch Schultz Story" with-David White and Marion Ross

Disc 4-1. "You Can't Pick The Number" with-Darryl Hickman, Whitt Bissell
2. "The Underground Railway" with-Cliff Robertson
3. "Syndicate Sanctuary" with-Anthony Caruso and Jack Elam
4. "The Noise Of Death" with-J.Carroll Naish and Henry Silva

Extras

Disc 1: Introduction of the two episodes from "The Scarface Mob" by Desi Arnez and Walter Wenchell

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: None

Verdict

One of the best crime fighting series to come out of the late 50's to early 60'series. I hope that Paramount goes ahead with a Season 1 Volume 2 and then the rest of the series!

Rating; *****!



V - X

 

V-THE SERIES

V-The Series

I enjoyed V:The Miniseries and V: The Final Battle when they first came out in 1983 and 1984 respectfully. Then there was the TV series in 1985. Need I say more! The original 2 mini-series were very interesting and action packed and also a thinly guised way of showing the Nazi atrocities during World War II and the Resistance that followed. The TV series starts where the Final battle left off. Most of the same cast were in the series plus Judson Scott and Jennifer Cooke were added. It only lasted 19 episodes and was left wide open for a conclusion before it was canceled. The show has rarely been shown here in the states. This 3-disc set is considered a "Vanilla" release meaning there are no extras or even trailers for next week's episode. There is word that they are doing a V: The Next Generation-type comeback with some of the original cast. Should be interesting!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fairly good; There are a few specks and film dirt but not much. The episodes were not remastered. Episodes are also uncut.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is also in Mono.

 

Disc 1- Side A
1. "Liberation Day"
2. "Dreadnought"
3. "Breakout"
4. The Deception"
Side B
5. "The Sanction"
6. "Visitor's Choice
7. "The Overlord"

Disc 2- Side A
8. "The Dissident"
9. "Reflections In Terror"
10. "The Conversion"
Side B
11. "The Hero"
12. "The Betrayal"
13. "The Rescue"

Disc 3- Side A
14. "The Champion"
15. "The Wildcats"
16. "The Littlest Dragon"
17. "War Of Illusions"
18. "Secret Underground"
19. "The Return"

 

Extras

Disc 1-3: No Extras!

 

Verdict

I would buy this set if you like the two other mini-series. It is mindless fun to watch and to complete your V set of films. Warner did a pretty descent job. I only wish that they did the series like a special edition with audio commentaries and interviews, etc. Oh well!

 

 

Rating: ***!


VEGAS-SEASON 1 VOLUME 1

Vegas-S1V1After what seems like forever, Dan Tanna finally makes it to DVD! "Vegas" is now on DVD with the first 11 episodes from the 1st season. The show stars Robert Urich as Dan Tanna, a private investigator that work in Las Vegas for a wealthy hotel owner named Roth played very well by the legendary Tony Curtis! Other people in the cast are Phyllis Davis and Judy Landers. The series lasted from 1978 to 1981. This set is from the 1978 season. This set also includes the pilot of the series called "High Rollin". There are some notable guest stars such as Red Buttons, Dane Clark, Sid Caesar and a young Kim Basinger. This show was great! The only extras on this set are episodic promos on most of the episodes.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is great! Episodes are also uncut. There is also a Play All Feature. The pilot is 73 mins and the regular episodes run approx 49 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Audio quality is mono but very clear!

 

Disc 1- 1. "High Roller"-with Red Buttons and Scatman Crothers
2. "Centerfold"-with Dane Clark and Morey Amsterdam
3. "The Games Girls Play"-with Shelley Fabares and Linda Thompson

Disc 2- 1. "Mother Mishkin"-with Anne Francis, Sid Caesar and Ross Martin
2. "Love, Laugh and Die"-with Dorothy Malone and Jonathan Harris
3. "Yes, My Darling Daughter"-with Strother Martin and Slim Pickens
4. "Lady Ice"-with Kim Basinger and Cameron Mitchell

Disc 3- 1. "Milken's Stash"-with Raymond St. Jacques and Pernell Roberts
2. "The Pageant"-with Robert Reed and Maureen McCormick
3. "Lost Woman"-with Caesar Romero and Peter Mark Richman
4. "Second Stanza"-with Peter Breck and Harvey Lembeck

Extras

Disc 1: Episodic Promos

Disc 2: Episodic Promos

Disc 3: Episodic Promos


THE VIRGINIAN SEASON 1 PART 1

The Virginian, the First Complete Season is now finally and officially available on DVD through Timeless Media Group in a limited edition Tin packaging. This review is Season 1 Part 1 with the first 15 episodes. The Virginian was the third longest Western series, the other two being Gunsmoke and Bonanza. The show was also the first Western series to be filmed completely in Color! The show ran for 9 seasons from 1962-1970 with a series re-vamp from 1970-1971 called the Men From Shiloh. The series starred James Drury as The Virginian, the Forman of the Shiloh Ranch, and Doug McClure as Trampas. Drury and McClure were the only two actors to stay for the entire series run! Also in the cast was Lee J Cobb as Judge Henry Garth who owned the ranch for the first 4 seasons. Such up and coming and legendary stars that guest starred in the first 15 episodes of season 1 were Colleen Dewhurst, Barry Sullivan, Jack Warden, Ricardo Montalban, George C Scott, Aldo Ray, Hal Needham, Tom Skerritt, Lee Marvin Bette Davis, Claude Akins, Brian Keith and Deforest Kelley just to name a few! All 15 episodes of season 1 Part 1 are 75 minutes each (90 minutes with commercials) are on 5 DVDs with a special 6th bonus disc featuring an interview with the Virginian himself, James Drury!. I remember watching the show as a child and loving the theme music that was done by Percy Faith. Timeless Media Group has done a wonderful job with the restoration and Re-Mastering of the film prints from the NBC vaults. The Color and Sharpness are fantastic! My only regret was that the surviving cast members were at a gathering in Gatlinburg, Tennessee just a few months ago and I did not get to go to it! Check out their website at www.timelessvideo.com to buy the set and look at all of the other shows and movies they have to offer!

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! All episodes are approx 75 mins each.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Executioners"-with Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Bull and Hugh O'Brien
2. "Woman From White Wing"-with Barry Sullivan
3. "Throw A Long Rope"-with Jack Warden, Ted Knight and John Anderson

 

Disc 2- 4. "The Big Deal"-with Ricardo Montalban
5. "The Brazen Bell"-with George C. Scott and Royal Dano
6. "Big Day, Great Day"-with Aldo Ray and Dennis Patrick

 

Disc 3- 7. "Riff-Raff"-with Ray Danton, Hal Needham
8. "Impasse"-with Eddie Albert, Tom Skerritt and Robert Colbert
9. "It Tolls For Thee"-with Lee Marvin and Albert Salmi

 

Disc 4- 10. "West"-with Claude Akins and Richard Reeves
11. "The Devil's Children"-with Charles Aidman
12. "Fifty Days To Moose Jaw"-with James Gregory

 

Disc 5- 13. "The Accomplice"-with Bette Davis, Harold Gould and Woodrow Parfrey
14. "The Man From The Sea"-with Carol Lynley
15. "Duel At Shiloh"-with Brian Keith, Deforest Kelley and Ben Johnson

 

Disc 6- 1. Bonus Disc

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- None

Disc 6- Interview with James Drury (45:18)


THE VIRGINIAN SEASON 1 PART 2

 

The Virginian, the First Complete Season is now finally and officially available on DVD through Timeless Media Group in a limited edition Tin packaging. This review is for the remaining 15 episodes of season 1. The series starred James Drury as The Virginian, the Forman of the Shiloh Ranch, and Doug McClure as Trampas. Drury and McClure were the only two actors to stay for the entire series run! Also in the cast was Lee J Cobb as Judge Henry Garth who owned the ranch for the first 4 seasons. Such up and coming stars that guest starred in the remaining 15 episodes of the first season were Clu Gulager, Fabian, Royal Dano, Vera Miles, James Doohan, Robert Vaughn, Michael Rennie, Denver Pyle, Richard Anderson, Ida Lupino and Robert Duvall just to name a few! The last 15 episodes of season 1 are 75 minutes each (90 minutes with commercials) are on 5 DVDs with a special 6th bonus disc featuring interviews with the remaining surviving cast members. Timeless Media Group has done a wonderful job with the restoration and Re-Mastering of the film prints from the NBC vaults. The Color and Sharpness are fantastic! Check out their website at www.timelessvideo.com to buy the set and look at all of the other shows and movies they have to offer!

VIDEO

The video quality is quite good! Each episode runs appox 75 mins each.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Exiles"-with Ed Nelson and Stafford Repp
2. "The Judgement"-with Clu Gulager
3. "Say Goodbye To All That"-with Fabian and Royal Dano

 

Disc 2- 4. "The Man Who Couldn't Die"-with Vera Miles and James Doohan
5. "If You Have Tears"-with Robert Vaughn and Nancy Sinatra
6. "The Small Parade"-with R. G. Armstrong, John Banner, David Wayne and Morgan Woodward

 

Disc 3- 7. "Vengeance Is The Spur"-with Michael Rennie, Denver Pyle and Ed Kemmer
8. "The Money Cage"-with Steve Forrest
9. "The Golden Door"-with Robert Duvall, Paul Carr and John Hoyt

 

Disc 4- 10. "A Distant Fury"-with Howard Duff, Joey Heatherton and Ida Lupino
11. "Echo Of Another Day"-with Bradford Dillman, Edward Asner and Grace Lee Whitney
12. "Strangers At Sundown"-with Richard Anderson, Harry Morgan and Skip Homeier

 

Disc 5 - 13. "The Mountain Of The Sun"-with Dolores Hart and Jeanette Nolan
14. "Run Away From Home"-with Kevin Hagen and Alvy Moore
15. "The Final Hour"-with Whit Bissell and Bert Freed

 

Disc 6- 1. Bonus Disc

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- None

Disc 6- Interview with Gary Clark (28:10)
Interview with Robert Fuller (11:01)
Interview with Peter Brown (?)


THE VIRGINIAN-SEASON 2

Virginian S2The Virginian, the Second Complete Season is now finally and officially available on DVD through Timeless Media Group in a limited edition Tin packaging. This season lasted 29 75 minute episodes for the 1963-1964 seasons. As previously stated, The Virginian was the third longest Western series, the other two being Gunsmoke and Bonanza. The series starred James Drury as The Virginian, the Forman of the Shiloh Ranch, and Doug McClure as Trampas. Drury and McClure were the only two actors to stay for the entire series run! Also in the cast again this season was Lee J Cobb as Judge Henry Garth who owned the ranch. Such up and coming and legendary stars that guest starred in the second season were Joan Blonedell, John Hoyt, Gena Rowlands, Robert Colbert, Robert Redford, Ryan O'Neal, William Smith, Slim Pickens, Dick York, Warren Oates, Yvonne De Carlo, Deforest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy and David Carradine just to name a few! And to have Deforest Kelley and Leonard Nimoy in the same episode together before they were on Star Trek is an added bonus in itself! All 29 episodes of the second season are on 10 DVDs with a special 11th bonus disc featuring an interview with the Virginian himself, James Drury and Clu Gulager! Again, Timeless Media Group has done a wonderful job with the restoration and Re-Mastering of the film prints from the NBC vaults. The Color and Sharpness are fantastic! Check out their website at www.timelessvideo.com to buy the set and look at all of the other shows and movies they have to offer!

 

VIDEO

The video quality is excellent! Each episode has been digitally remastered.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- "Ride A Dark Trail"-with Sonny Tufts
"To Make This Place Remember"-with Joan Blondell and John Hoyt
"No Tears For Savannah"-Gena Rowlands and Robert Colbert

 

Disc 2- "Killer In Town"-with Linda Lavin-with Broad rick Crawford and William Smith
"The Evil That Men Do"-with Robert Redford
"It Takes A Big Man"-with Ryan O'Neal

 

Disc 3- "Brother Thaddeus"-with Albert Salmi
"A Portrait Of Marie Valonne"-With Madlyn Rhue and Peter Mark Richman
"Run Quiet"-with Clu Gulager and Slim Pickens

 

Disc 4- "Stopover In A Western Town"-with Dick York, Warren Oates and Ed Peck
"The Fatal Journey"-with Robert Lansing
"A Time Remembered"-with Yvonne De Carlo

 

Disc 5- "Siege"-with Elinor Donahue and Joseph Campenella
"A Man Of Violence"-with Deforest Kelley and Leonard Nimoy
"The Invaders"-with Beverly Owen and Ralph Manza

 

Disc 6- "Roar From The Mountain"-with Jack Klugman
"The Fortunes of J.Jimerson Jones"-with Pat O'Brien and John Banner
"The Thirty Days of Gavin Hearth"

 

Disc 7- "The Drifter"-with Leif Erickson and Mariette Hartley
"First to Thine Own Self"-Jan Merlin and Bruce Dern
"A Matter of Destiny"-with Peter Graves and Richard Jaeckel

 

Disc 8- "Smile of a Dragon"-with Richard Carlson and Phyllis Coates
"The Intruders"-with Darren McGavin, Hugh Marlowe and David Carridine
"Another's Footsteps"-with John Agar

 

Disc 9- "Rope of Lies"-with Peter Breck and Paul Fix
"The Secret of Brynmar Hall"-with Jane Wyatt, Mark Goddard and Ed Platt
"The Long Quest"-with Whit Bissell and Ruta Lee

 

Disc 10- "A Bride For Lars"
"Dark Destiny"
"A Man Called Kane"-with Jeremy Slate

 

Disc 11- Bonus Disc

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- None

Disc 6- None

Disc 7- None

Disc 8- None

Disc 9- None

Disc 10- None

Disc 11- Interview with Clu Gulager-(30:52)
Interview with James Drury-(29:54)


THE VIRGINIAN-SEASON 3

Virginian S3The Virginian, the Third Complete Season is now finally and officially available on DVD through Timeless Media Group in a limited edition Tin packaging. This season lasted 30- 75 minute episodes for the 1964-1965 seasons. An interesting thing that I found out while researching the show was that from the first season on was a rotation of the main stars and not having them together freed up the shooting schedule so that more episodes could be made back to back and save money. This season also had a spin-off series from the last episode from this season-"We Lost a Train" which became the series "Laredo" that ran for two seasons which is also available through Timeless Media! Such up and coming and legendary stars that guest starred in the third season were Katherine Ross (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), Leslie Neilsen (Airplane), Robert Culp (I Spy), Mariette Hartley (The Rockford Files), Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie), Kurt Russell (Escape From New York), Leif Erickson (High Chaparral), Anne Francis (Honey West), Ellen Corby (The Waltons), George Kennedy (Dallas), Forrest Tucker (F Troop), Les Tremayne (Shazam!), Adam West (Batman) and Billy Mumy (Lost In Space) just to name a few! And to have Adam West, Billy Mumy and Barbara Eden on this show before they became big in their own shows! All 30 episodes of the third season are on 10 DVDs with a special 11th bonus disc featuring an interview with the L. Q. Jones! As usual, Timeless Media Group has done a wonderful job with the restoration and Re-Mastering of the film prints from the NBC vaults. Check out their website at www.timelessvideo.com to buy the set and look at all of the other shows and movies they have to offer!



VIDEO
The video quality is excellent! Each episode has been digitally remastered.


Audio
Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.


Disc 1- "Ryker"-with Leslie Neilsen and Jan Merlin
"The Dark Challenge"-with Victor Jory and Katherine Ross
"The Black Stallion"-with Robert Culp


Disc 2- "The Hero"-with Steve Forrest and Warren Stevens
"Felicity's Spring"-with Mariette Hartley
"The Brazos Kid"-with Barbara Eden and Harold Gould


Disc 3- "Big Image…Little Man"-with Dick Miller
"A Father for Toby"-with Rory Calhoun and Kurt Russell
"The Girl from Yesterday"-with Peter Mark Richman


Disc 4- "Return a Stranger"-with Leif Erickson and Whit Bissell
"All Nice & Legal"-with Anne Francis and Ellen Corby
"A Gallows for Sam Horn"-with George Kennedy


Disc 5- "Portrait of a Widow"-with Vera Miles and John Gavin
"The Payment"-with Lloyd Nolan and Bruce Dern
"A Man of the People"-with Alvy Moore


Disc 6- "The Hour of the Tiger"
"Two Men Named Laredo"-with Fabian and Ford Rainey
"Hideout"-with Forrest Tucker and Andrew Prine


Disc 7- "Six Graves at Cripple Creek"-with Robert Pine
"Lost Yesterday"-with Shirley Knight
"A Slight Case of Charity"-with Les Tremayne


Disc 8- "You Take the High Road"
"Shadows of the Past"-with Jack Warden
"Legend for a Lawman"-with Adam West


Disc 9- "Timberland"-with Martin Milner and William Smith
"Dangerous Road"-with Simon Oakland and Ben Johnson
"Farewell to Honesty"


Disc 10- "Old Cowboy"-with Franchot Tone and Billy Mumy
"The Showdown"-with Michael Ansara and Tom Skereitt
"We've Lost a Train"-with Neville Brand and Fernando Lamas- Pilot for the TV series "Laredo"


Disc 11- Bonus Disc

 

Extras


Disc 1- None


Disc 2- None


Disc 3- None


Disc 4- None


Disc 5- None


Disc 6- None


Disc 7- None


Disc 8- None


Disc 9- None


Disc 10- None


Disc 11- Interview with L.Q. Jones-(27:15)


WAGON TRAIN-SEASON 1

WAGON TRAIN S1One of the best remembered and sought after TV series is now finally available on DVD for the first time! "Wagon Train-Season 1" from Timeless Media Group. The stars of the series, screen actors Ward Bond (Big Trail) as Major Adams, a civil war veteran turned wagon master and Robert Horton (The Green Slime) as Flint McCullough, a scout that is Adams' right hand man. They travel from St Louis, Missouri and end up by the end of the season in California. Each story is self contained and is usually about one person that the episode is focused on. It was also Ward Bond's final acting role for he died in the middle of the fourth season. Just in the first season alone, there were plenty of guest stars that would normally be in a complete run of a series let alone the first 39 episodes! In the first four episodes alone the guest stars were Ernest Borgnine, Andrew Duggan, Ricardo Montalban, Michael Rennie, Carolyn Jones Claude Akins, Jack Elam and Shelley Winters! Each episode ran 50 minutes and is in Black & White. There are no extras on this set. Please go to www.timelessvideo.com for more information.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is fair to very good considering the age of the prints! All episodes are shot on film. There is a Play All feature.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

 

Disc 1- "The Willy Moran Story"-with Ernest Borgnine and Andrew Duggan
"The Jean LeBec Story"-with Ricardo Montalban
"The John Cameron Story"-with Michael Rennie and Carolyn Jones
"The Ruth Owens Story"-with Shelley Winters and Dean Stockwell

Disc 2- "The Les Rand Story"-with Sterling Hayden
"The Nels Stack Story"-with Kevin Hagen
"The Emily Rossiter Story"-with Susan Oliver and John Dehner
"The John Darro Story"-with Eddie Albert and Edger Buchanan

Disc 3- "The Charles Avery Story"-with Chuck Conners
"The Mary Halstead Story"-with Agnes Moorehead
"The Zeke Thomas Story"-with Gary Merrill
"The Riley Gratton Story"-with Guy Madison and Karen Steele

Disc 4- "The Clara Beauchamp Story"
"The Julie Gage Story"-with Robert Sterling
"The Cliff Grundy Story"-with Russell Johnson
"The Luke O'Malley Story"-with Keenan Wynn

Disc 5- "The Jesse Cowan Story"-with George Montgomery and Lee Van Cleef
"The Gabe Carswell Story"-with James Whitmore
"The Honorable Don Charlie Story"-with Cesar Romero
"The Dora Gray Story"-with John Carradine, Mike Conners & Dan Blocker

Disc 6- "The Annie MacGregor Story"-with Richard Long
"The Bill Tawnee Story"-with McDonald Carey and Morgan Woodward
"The Mark Hanford Story"-with Tom Tryon
"The Bernal Sierra Story"-with Gilbert Rowland

Disc 7- "The Marie Dupree Story"-with Debra Paget and Nick Adams
"A Man Called Horse"-with Ralph Meeker and Michael Pate
"The Sarah Drummond Story"-with June Lockhart
"The Sally Potter Story"-with Martin Milner and Johnny Crawford

Disc 8- "The Daniel Barrister Story"
"The Major Adams Story Pt 1"
"The Major Adams Story Pt 2"
"The Charles Maury Story"-with Charles Drake

Disc 9- "The Dan Hogan Story"-with John Larch
"The Rutledge Munroe Story"-with John Barrymore Jr.
"The Rex Montana Story"-with Forrest Tucker
"The Cassie Tanner Story"-with Marjorie Main

Disc 10- "The John Wilbot Story"-with Robert Vaughn & Dane Clark
"The Monty Britton Story"-with Claude Akins and John Hoyt
"The Sacramento Story"-with Margaret O'Brien

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- None

Disc 6- None

Disc 7- None

Disc 8- None

Disc 9- None

Disc 10- None


WALKER TEXAS RANGER SEASON 5

Walker S5

Walker Texas Ranger Season 5 is now on DVD! Starring Chuck Norris, this western/police drama was the most popular series in the 90's on CBS. This set includes all 25 episodes from season 5. Some well-known guest stars showed up on the series such as Haley Joel Osment, Anne Lockhart, Clarence Williams III, Randolph Mantooth, Barbara Bain, Roddy Piper,William Katt and Paul Winfield. There are no extras on this set.

 

 

VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All episodes are shot on film. Each episode runs approx 48 mins

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1- "The Fighting McLains"
"Iceman"
"Lucas" Pt 1-with Haley Joel Osment
"Lucas" Pt 2

Disc 2- 2- "Forgotten People"-with Gail Strickland
"Last of a Breed" Pt 1-with Joseph Bottoms
"Last of a Breed" Pt 2-with Ed Lauter
"Brain Child"-with Anne Lockhart

Disc 3- 3- "Mr. Justice"-with Clarence Williams III
"Rainbow's End"-with John Beck and Randolph Mantooth
"A Woman's Place"
"Small Blessings"-with Burt Young

Disc 4- 4- "Tribe"-with Branscombe Richmond
"Saving Grace"-with Barbara Bain
"Money Talks"-with Mitch Pileggi
"The Crusader"-with Roddy Piper and Marty Ingels

Disc 5- 5- "In God's Hands"
"Undercover"
"Everyday Heroes"
"Warriors"-with William Katt

Disc 6- 6- "Angel"
"The Soul of Winter"-with Paul Winfield
"Circle of Life"-with Stephen Macht

Disc 7- 7- "Test of Faith"
"The Wedding" Pt 1-with Mark Blankfield

 

Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- None

Disc 6- None

Disc 7- None

 

Verdict

Season 6 bring it on!


WALKER TEXAS RANGER-SEASON 6

Walker S6

Walker Texas Ranger Season 6 is now on DVD! Starring Chuck Norris, this western/police drama was the most popular series in the 90's on CBS. This set includes all 23 episodes from season 6. Some well-known guest stars showed up on the series such as Mike Conners, Valerie Perrine, Lee Majors, Gary Busey, Michael Parks, Lane Smith, John Schneider and Richard Norton. There are no extras on this set.

 

VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All episodes are shot on film. Each episode runs approx 48 mins

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1- "The Wedding Pt 2"
"Trackdown"-with Ron Harper
"Royal Heist"-with RuPaul
"War Cry"-with Luke Askew

Disc 2- 2- "Code of the West"-with Mike Conners
"The Children of Halloween"-with Downtown Julie Brown
"Survival"-with Randell "Tex" Cobb
"Second Chance"-with Granville Van Dusen

Disc 3- 3- "Paradise Trail"
"Eye of a Ranger"-with Valerie Perrine
"On the Border"-with Lee Majors
"Lost Boys"
"Special Witness"-with Gary Busey

Disc 4- 4- "The Principil"
"Team Cherokee Pt 1"
"Team Cherokee Pt 2"-with Richard Norton
"Livegirls.Now"-with Larry Manetti
"No Way Out"-with Michael Parks

Disc 5- 5- "Brothers In Arms"
"Mind Games"
"Power Angels"-with Lane Smith and Terry Lester
"Jacob's Ladder"-with John Schneider
"In Harm's Way Pt 1"-with Stephen McHattie


Extras

Disc 1- None

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- None

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- None

 

Verdict

Season 7 bring it on!


WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE SEASON 1

Wanted Dead S1A short blurb from BCI/New Line about Wanted: Dead or Alive Season 1: Hollywood Superstar Steve McQueen, the "King of Cool" launched his legendary career in the groundbreaking series Wanted: Dead or Alive.


Wanted: Dead or Alive was a western TV show in a sea of Westerns shows at the time, but this show was different. The show was about a Bounty hunter with a heart that was rare in a Western. Wanted: Dead or Alive was actually a spin-off show from a show called Trackdown that starred Robert Culp. Steve McQueen plays Bounty hunter Josh Randall. He usually would donate his bounties to charity and would help his prisoners if they were in the right. He also carried an unusual-looking gun. He carried a shortened Winchester 1892 model Carbine called the "Mare's Leg" which is odd because the show supposedly took place in the 1870's! This set includes the first 36 episodes with a lot of extras which are a 6-part documentary which is actually a Biography channel bio on Steve McQueen, 3 featurettes on the TV series, 3 colorized episodes and more!


VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All the episodes are on film. All episodes are Digitally Remastered and look great! All discs have a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono but very clear!

Disc 1- Side A
1. "The Martin Poster" with Michael Landon, Nick Adams and Dabbs Greer
2. "Fatal Memory" with Vic Perrin
3. "The Bounty"
4. "Dead End"

Disc 1- Side B
5. "Passing the Shawnee Bill" with Alan Hale
6. "Giveaway Gun" with Everett Sloane
7. "Ransom For A Nun"
8. "Miracle At Pot Hole" with Anthony Caruso and Jay C Flippen

Disc 2- Side A
9. "The Forth Headstone"
10. "Till Death Don Us Part" with Gerald Mohr and William Schallert
11. "The Favor" with Skip Homeier
12. "Ricochet" with J Carroll Naish and Regis Toomey

Disc 2-Side B
13. "Sheriff of Red Rock" with James Best and John Litel
14. "Die By The Gun" with John Larch and Warren Oates
15. "Rawhide Breed" with George McCready
16. "Eight Cent Reward" with Virginia Gregg, Jay North and Richard Reeves

Disc 3- Side A
17. "A Drop To Drink" with Dabbs Greer
18. "Rope Law" with Darryl Hickman, Robert Strauss and Sidney Blackmer
19. "Six Up To Bannach" with James Best
20. "The Spur"

Disc 3-Side B
21. "Reunion For A Revenge" with James Coburn and Ed Kemmer
22. "Competition" with Pat Crawley and Charles Aidman
23. "Call Your Shot" with William Schallert
24. "Secret Ballot" with Deforest Kelley

Disc 4-Side A
25. "The Corner" with John Litel and Don Gordon
26. "The Eager Man"
27. "The Legend" with Michael Landon, Victor Jory and Warren Oates
28. "Railroaded" with Edgar Buchanan
29. "Double Fee"
30. "The Kovack Affair" with James Coburn

Disc 4-Side B
31. "Bounty For A Bride" with Michael Pate
32. "Crossroads" with John McIntire and Clu Gulager
33. "Angels Of Vengeance" with John Dehner
34. "Littlest Client" with Anthony Caruso and William Schallert
35. "The Conquerors" with John Dehner, Michael Pate and Paul Carr
36. "Amos Carter" with Edgar Buchanan

Extras

Disc 1-Side A
Genesis of Wanted Dead or Alive (Text Only)
Steve McQueen Biography Part 1 (Text Only)
Colorized episode of "The Martin Poster"

Disc 1-Side 2
Photo Gallery- (22) Pictures
Analysis-The Bounty Hunter-Part 1 (13:47)

Disc 2-Side A
Steve McQueen: Life In The Fast Lane-Part 1 (09:16)
Steve McQueen: Life In The Fast Lane-Part 2 (07:42)

 

Disc 2-Side B
Steve McQueen Filmography- (Text Only)
Steve McQueen Biography Part 2-(Text Only)
Colorized Episode of "The Favor"

Disc 3-Side A
Photo Gallery- (24) Pictures
Analysis-Angel or Devil-Part 2 (13:47)

Disc 3-Side B
Steve McQueen-Life In The Fast Lane- Part 3 (06:29)
Steve McQueen-Life In The Fast Lane- Part 4 (05:22)

Disc 4-Side A
Steve McQueen Biography Part 3-(Text Only)
Colorized Episode of "Six Up To Bannach"

Disc 4-Side B
Steve McQueen-Life In The Fast Lane- Part 5 (06:41)
Steve McQueen-Life In The Fast Lane- Part 6 (09:20)
Photo Gallery- (24) Pictures
Analysis-Dead End-Part 3 (10:47)

 

Verdict

A very good first season. The show that truly launched the career of Steve McQueen. Looking forward for series 2!

 

Rating; *****!


WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE SEASON 2Wanted Dead S1

A short blurb from BCI/New Line about Wanted: Dead or Alive Season 2: For the first time on DVD, comes all 32 episodes of the complete second season of the hit television series "WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE". The show that launched the career of big-screen legend Steve McQueen.


The series continues with the following 32 episodes. From the middle of the season till the end of the season, Josh Randall gets a partner of sorts by the name of Jason Nichols played by Wright King. A couple of well-known writers wrote for the series. Samuel A Peeples went on to write for the series Star Trek and Charles Beaumont wrote for the Twilight Zone. It also started the beginning of careers for James Coburn, Robert Strauss, Wayne Rogers and Warren Oates to name a few. This set includes all the episodes from the second season uncut which were also Digitally Remastered and a featurette called "The Women of Wanted: Dead or Alive
VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All the episodes are on film. Film quality is quite good with little to no dirt or specks All discs have a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 37. "Montana Kid"
38. "The Healing Woman" with James Westerfield
39. "The Matchmaker" with Royal Dano
40. "Breakout" with Phillip Pine
41. " Estralita" with Charles Aidman
42. "The Hostage" with Alexander Scourby and Lee Van Cleef
43. "The Empty Cell" with Lon Chaney and Deforest Kelley
44. "Bad Gun" with King Donavan

Disc 2- 45. "The Tyrant" wit RG Armstrong
46. "Reckless" with Everett Sloane
47. "Desert Seed"
48. "Twelve Hours To Crazy Horse" with John Dehner and Dabbs Greer
49. "No Trail Back"
50. "Man on Horseback" with Jeanne Cooper and Jay Silverheels
51. "Chain Gang" with William Schallert and Richard Reeves
52. "Vanishing Act"

Disc 3- 53. "Mental Lapse" with Harry Townes
54. "Angela" with Wayne Rogers and Warren Oates
55. "The Monster" with Martin Landau
56. "Most Beautiful Woman" with Arthur Franz
57. "Jason" with Wright King and Pierre Watkin
58. "The Partners" with Richard Farnsworth
59. "Tolliver Bender" with John Carradine
60. "A House Divided" with Stafford Repp and Don Gordon

Disc 4- 61. "Triple Vice"
62. "Black Belt" with Richard Crane
63. "The Parrish" with Susan Oliver and Don Dubbins
64. "Vendetta" with Harry Townes
65. "Death Divided By Three"
66. "The Inheritance" with Ed Kemmer
67. "Prison Trail" with Claude Akins and Beverly Garland
68. "Pay-Off At Pinto"

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: Featurette- The Woman of Wanted: Dead or Alive (11:07)

Verdict

A solid second series. One more season to go! Hopefully Season 3 is on the way soon!

 

Rating; *****!


WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE SEASON 3

Wanted S3A short blurb from BCI/New Line about Wanted: Dead or Alive Season 3: For the first time on DVD, comes the final 26 episodes of the complete third season of the hit television series "WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE". The show that launched the career of big-screen legend Steve McQueen.


This DVD set wraps up this underrated and extremely well done western series. This set consists of the final 26 episodes of the series with such guest stars as James Coburn, Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman, Richard Anderson and Warren Oates. This set also includes short features about Steve McQueen's character and about his famous rifle. McQueen's movie career was heating up and was purposely making it difficult for everyone until the network canceled the series and let him go.


VIDEO

The video quality is very good! All the episodes are on film. Film quality is quite good with little to no dirt or specks All discs have a Play All feature.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. Also here in mono but very clear!

Disc 1- 69. "The Trial"-with James Coburn and Paul Burke
70. "The Healing Woman" with Harold J Stone
71. "Journey For Josh"
72. "The Looters" with Dennis Patrick
73. "The Twain Shall Meet" with Mary Tyler Moore
74. "The Showdown"
75. "Surprise Witness" with Lee Bergere

Disc 2- 76. "To the Victor" with Richard Farnsworth
77. "Criss-Cross" with Mark Rydell
78. "The Medicine Man"-with Cloris Leachman and J. Pat O'Malley
79. "One Mother Too Many" with Joyce Meadows
80. "The Choice"
81. "Three For One" with Terry Becker and Richard Anderson
82. "Witch Woman" with Jeanette Nolan
83. "Baa-Baa"

Disc 3- 84. "The Last Retreat" with Warren Oates
85. "Bounty For Josh"
86. "Hero In The Dust"
87. "Epitaph" with Richard Anderson
88. "The Voice of Silence" with Roy Barcroft
89. "El Gato" with Noah Berry
90. "Detour" with Howard Morris
91. "Monday Morning"

Disc 4- 92. "The Long Search"
93. "Dead Reckoning"
94. "Barney's Bounty" with Noah Berry

Extras

Disc 1: None

Disc 2: None

Disc 3: None

Disc 4: Featurettes- "The Art of the Replica" (04:11)
"The Mare's Leg" (08:36)
"The Women of the Series" (09:54)
"Reckless" (08:38)
"Winchester: A Weapon of Legend" (08:15)
"The Autry National Center" (17:50)
"The Matchmaker" (07:46)

Verdict

A fitting end to a series. Well worth the buy!

 

Rating; *****!


WILD WILD WEST COMPLETE SERIES

wilwwestcomp

Finally a fan favorite is now on DVD! One of the best action shows to come out of the 60s was The Wild, Wild West! The series starred Robert Conrad as James West and Ross Martin as Artemus Gordon. A well-done series that was a blend of James Bond and the Wild West. The series starts in 1868 as the intrepid duo keeps the United States as well as the world safe from Villains, Megalomaniacs and Dictators. The first season was filmed in Black & White and this 40th Anniversary set is phenomenally crammed full of extras. Two of the nicest things about this set are an audio commentary by Robert Conrad and Robert Conrad introduces all 28 episodes in audio form! The episodes are digitally remastered for crystal clear quality and there is a section that is alternate versions of the theme music from the original tapes along with audio interviews with the creator of Dr Loveless and the composer of the series plus lots more. The information is from a wonderful book on the series by Susan Kesler that also donated the audio interviews.

The second season is here for Wild, Wild West now in Blazing Color! The production designers went all out to put as much color into each episode. The digitally remastered episodes are just as sharp and clear, as the first season and the villains are as wild as ever! Four episodes throughout the season sees the return of the duo's evil archenemy Dr. Migilito Loveless played brilliantly by the late Michael Dunn and the late Victor Buono shows up in 2 episodes as the evil Count Manzeppi, unfortunately not to be used again. The actor does return in the reunion film, "More Wild, Wild West" which is happily on this complete series set! Robert Conrad as James West and Ross Martin as Artemus Gordon return in the second season. This season also has 28 episodes that are uncut. There are quite a few guest stars such as Richard Pryor, Boris Karloff, Ida Lupino, Sammy Davis Jr and Peter Lawford, William Windom, Carroll O'Connor, Ricardo Montalban and Agnes Moorehead to name more than a few.

The digitally remastered episodes are just as sharp and clear as the first and second seasons and this season went back to more of a western storyline and started going away from the wild "Batman" type stories. Michael Dunn's health was deteriorating and was only in 1 episode that season. Robert Conrad as James West and Ross Martin as Artemus Gordon return for the third season. This season also has 24 episodes that are uncut. There are quite a few guest stars such as Robert Duvall, Susan Oliver, Ray Walston, Jack Elam, Khigh Dhiegh, Paul Fix, Beverly Garland, Mark Lenard and Nick Adams to name more than a few. An on-the-set mishap from a fall from a chandelier caused a concussion to Robert Conrad's head and halted production to the point that the last three episodes from the season had to be pushed to the fourth season. I did enjoy the stories this season.

The digitally remastered episodes are just as sharp and clear except for the episode "Night of the Plague" which for some reason was a bad film print. The fourth season was pitted with the severe health of actor Ross Martin suffering a major heart attack which made quite a few episodes from the last season filled with fill in guests to cover Martin's absence. Michael Dunn's health was also getting worse and was again only in 1 episode that season. Ross Martin came back within the last six episodes of the series looking slimmer and better than he did before. This season also has 24 episodes that are uncut. There are quite a few guest stars such as Kevin McCarthy, Jay Robinson, Simon Oakland, Sorrell Booke, William Marshall, Khigh Dhiegh, Barry Atwater, Harold Gould, Alan Hale and Jim Backus to name more than a few. What makes this complete box set, well complete is the inclusion of the 2 TV reunion films made in 1979 and 1980. They are on DVD for the first time! The first film "The Wild Wild West Revisited has Paul Williams as Loveless' son. The second film "More Wild Wild West has the great Jonathan Winters as the villain and Victor Buono as Dr Henry Messenger!

 

Disc 1- 1. "The Night Of The Inferno"-with Victor Buono and Suzanne Pleshette
2. "The Night of the Deadly Bed"-with J.D.Cannon and Barbara Luna
3. "The Night That Shook The Earth"-with Michael Dunn, Leslie Parrish and Richard Kiel
4. "The Night Of Sudden Death"-with Robert Loggia and Antoinette Bower

Disc 2- 5. "The Night of the Casual Killer"-with John Dehner and Len Lesser
6. "The Night Of A Thousand Eyes"-with Jeff Corey
7. "The Night Of The Glowing Corpse"-with Phillip Pine and Oscar Beregi
8. "The Night Of The Dancing Death"-with Mark Richman

Disc 3- 9. "The Night Of The Double Edge Knife"-with Leslie Nielsen and Katherine Ross
10. "The Night That Terror Stalked The Town"-with Michael Dunn and Richard Kiel
11. "The Night Of The Red Eyed Madman"-with Martin Landau
12. "The Night Of The Human Trigger"-with Burgess Meredith

Disc 4- 13. "The Night Of The Torture Chamber"-with Alfred Ryder
14. "The Night Of The Howling Light"-with Sam Wanamaker and Ralph Moody
15. "The Night Of The Fatal Trap"-with Ron Randell
16. "The Night Of The Steel Assassin"-with John Dehner and Phyllis Davis

Disc 5- 17. "The Night the Dragon Screamed"-with Ben Wright
18. "The Night Of The Flaming Ghost"-with John Doucette
19. "The Night Of The Grand Emir"-with Yvonne Craig and Richard Jaeckel
20. "The Night Of The Whirring Death"-with Michael Dunn and Richard Kiel

Disc 6- 21. "The Night Of The Puppeteer"-with Lloyd Bochner and John Hoyt
22. "The Night Of The Bars Of Hell"-with Elisha Cook
23. "The Night Of The Two Legged Buffalo"-with Dana Wynter and Nick Adams
24. "The Night Of The Druid's Blood"-with Don Rickles

Disc 7- 25. "The Night Of The Freebooters"-with Keenan Wynn and William Campbell
26. "The Night of the Burning Diamond"
27. "The Night Of The Murderous Spring"-with Michael Dunn and Norman Fell
28. "The Night Of The Sudden Plague"-with Theo Marcuse

Disc 8- 29. "The Night Of The Eccentrics"-with Victor Buono and Richard Pryor
30. "The Night of the Golden Cobra"-with Boris Karloff
31. "The Night Of The Raven"-with Michael Dunn and Phyllis Newman
32. "The Night Of The Big Blast"-with Ida Lupino

Disc 9- 33. "The Night of the Returning Dead"-with Sammy Davis Jr and Peter Lawford
34. "The Night Of The Flying Pie Plate"-with William Windom and Leslie Parrish
35. "The Night Of The Poisonous Posey"-with Peter Rodriguez
36. "The Night Of The Bottomless Pit"-with Theo Marcuse

Disc 10- 37. "The Night Of The Watery Death"-with John Van Dreelen
38. "The Night of the Green Terror"-with Michael Dunn and Paul Fix
39. "The Night Of The Ready-made Corpse"-with Carroll O'Connor
40. "The Night Of The Man Eating House"-with Hurd Hatfield

Disc 11- 41. "The Night Of the Skulls"
42. "The Night Of The Infernal Machine"-with Will Kuluva and Vitto Scotti
43. "The Night Of The Lord Of Limbo"-with Ricardo Montalban
44. "The Night Of The Tottering Tontine"-with Harry Townes and Henry Darrow

Disc 12- 45. "The Night The Feathered Fury"-with Victor Buono
46. "The Night Of The Gypsy Peril"-with Ruta Lee and Ronald Long
47. "The Night Of The Tartar"-with John Astin and Malachi Thorne
48. "The Night Of The Vicious Valentine"-with Agnes Moorehead and Sherry Jackson

Disc 13- 49. "The Night Of The Brain"-with Edward Andrews
50. "The Night Of The Deadly Bubble"-with Alfred Ryder
51. "The Night Of The Surreal McCoy"-with Michael Dunn
52. "The Night Of The Colonel's Ghost"-with Lee Bergere

Disc 14- 53. "The Night Of The Deadly Blossom"-with Nehemiah Persoff
54. "The Night Of The Cadre"-with Don Gordon and Richael Jaeckel
55. "The Night Of The Wolf"-with Joseph Campnella
56. "The Night Of The Bogus Bandits"-with Michael Dunn

Disc 15- 57. "The Night Of The Bubbling Death"-with Madlyn Rhue and Harold Gould
58. "The Night of the Firebrand"-with Pernell Roberts and Lana Wood
59. "The Night Of The Assassin"-with Robert Loggia
60. "The Night Of Dr Loveless Died"-with Michael Dunn and Susan Oliver

Disc 16- 61. "The Night of the Jack O' Diamonds"
62. "The Night Of The Samurai"-with Thayer David and Khigh Dhiegh
63. "The Night Of The Hangman"-with Martin E Brooks and Paul Fix
64. "The Night Of Montezuma's Hordes"-with Ray Walston and Jack Elam

Disc 17- 65. "The Night of the Circus of Death"
66. "The Night of the Falcon"-with Robert Duvall
67. "The Night Of The Cut-Throats"-with Brad Dillman and Jackie Coogan
68. "The Night Of The Legion of Death"-with Anthony Zerbe and Donnelly Rhodes

Disc 18- 69. "The Night Of The Turncoat"-with John Mcgiver
70. "The Night Of The Iron Fist"-with Mark Lenard, Bo Hopkins and Red West
71. "The Night Of The Running Death"-with Oscar Beregi
72. "The Night Of The Arrow"-with Frank Marth

Disc 19- 73. "The Night The Headless Woman"-with Richard Anderson and Dawn Wells
74. "The Night Of The Vipers"-with Nick Adams and Red West
75. "The Night Of The Underground Terror"-with Nehemiah Persoff and Jeff Corey
76. "The Night Of The Death Masks"-with Milton Selzer

Disc 20- 77. "The Night Of The Amnesiac"-with Ed Asner and Kevin Hagen
78. "The Night Of The Undead"-with John Zaremba
79. "The Night Of The Simian Terror"-with John Abbott and Richard Kiel
80. "The Night Of The Death Maker"-with Wendell Corey and J Pat O'Malley

Disc 21- 81. "The Night Of The Big Blackmail"-with Harvey Korman
82. "The Night of the Doomsday Formula"-with Kevin McCarthy
83. "The Night Of The Juggernaut"
84. "The Night Of the Sedgwick Curse"-with Jay Robinson

Disc 22- 85. "The Night of the Gruesome Games"-with William Schallert
86. "The Night Of The Kraken"-with Jason Evers, Ted Knight and Anthony Caruso
87. "The Night Of The Fugitives"-with Simon Oakland and Mickey Hargitay
88. "The Night Of the Egyptian Queen"-with Sorrell Booke and William Marshall

Disc 23- 89. "The Night Of Fire and Brimstone"-with Dabbs Greer
90. "The Night of the Camera"-with Pat Paulsen and Barry Atwater
91. "The Night Of The Avaricious Actuary"-with Harold Gould and Fritz Feld
92. "The Night Of Miguelito's Revenge"-with Michael Dunn and Charles Aidman

Disc 24- 93. "The Night Of The Pelican"-with Khigh Dheigh and Vincent Beck
94. "The Night Of The Spanish Curse"-with Thayer David
95. "The Night of the Winged Terror Part 1"-with Jackie Coogan and Bernard Fox
96. "The Night of the Winged Terror Part 2"-with Vic Perrin and Lisa Todd

Disc 25- 97. "The Night of the Sabatini's Death"-with Alan Hale and Jim Backus
98. "The Night Of The Janus"-with Jack Carter and Charles Aidman
99. "The Night Of The Pistoleros"-with Robert Pine and Perry Lopez
100. "The Night Of The Diva"

Disc 26- 101. "The Night Of The Bleak Island"-with John Williams and Beverly Garland
102. "The Night Of The Cossacks"-with John Van Dreelen
103. "The Night Of The Plague"-with John Hoyt and Lana Wood
104. "The Night Of The Tycoons"-with Jo Van Fleet

Disc 27- 1. "Wild Wild West Revisited-with Paul Williams, Rene Auberjonois and Harry Morgan
2. "More Wild Wild West"-with Jonathan Winters, Victor Buono and Emma Samms

 

Extras

Disc 1: Audio Commentary on "The Night of the Inferno" by Robert Conrad
Original Pilot Opening
Original Pilot Bumpers
Ross Martin Sketch
Pilot Promo
Audio Interview with John Kneubuhl creator of Dr Loveless
Audio Interview with Ethel Winant (Casting Executive)
Audio Intros to each episode on this disc

Disc 2: Audio Intro Blooper
Audio Interview with Fred Freiberger (Producer)
Audio Intros to each episode on this disc

Disc 3: Robert Conrad and Ross Martin on "Every Day" 10/16/78 (08:22)
Audio Interview with John Kneubuhl

Disc 4: None

Disc 5: Audio Interview with Tim Smyth (Special Effects)

Disc 6: Audio Interview with John Kneubuhl
Robert Conrad's Grandson Tristan Morts (Audio Only)

Disc 7: Audio Interview with John Kneubuhl
Original Network Promo
Theme Scoring Sessions (08:10)
Audio Interview with Richard Markowitz (Composer) (08:55)
Photo Gallery (26 Photos)
Eveready Commercial (0:30)

Disc 8: None

Disc 9: None

Disc 10: None

Disc 11: None

Disc 12: None

Disc 13: None

Disc 14: None

Disc 15: None

Disc 16: None

Disc 17: None

Disc 18: None

Disc 19: None

Disc 20: None

Disc 21: None

Disc 22: None

Disc 23: None

Disc 24: None

Disc 25: None

Disc 26: None

Disc 27: None

 

Verdict

One of the best shows to come out on DVD. Paramount has done a great job with this complete set. The packaging has the disc in Saddlebags! Nice touch. However, the discs are proaned to scratch easier but still a nice overall package


Y - Z

YOUNG INDIANA JONES-VOLUME 1

Young Indiana V1A blurb from Paramount Home Video about "Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Volume 1: From George Lucas comes an all-new, must see 12 disc DVD collection. This first volume of a three volume series contains more than 20 hours of Interactive entertainment that combines real-world history with the boyhood adventures if one of cinema's greatest heroes: Indiana Jones.

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles was a great TV series that ran from 1992 to 1996. The show entertained as well as educated. The TV series started out as a prequel to the raiders of the Lost Ark series that was done with River Phoenix in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The journeys of this show started in 1908 to 1920. This volume covers 1908 to 0000. Harrison Ford actually showed up in on of the later episodes as a 50-year-old Indiana Jones. The show was originally shot on 16mm but for this release the video and audio was distally reasserted. What is also great about the series is that all of the Historical figures that Indy Jr meets such as Adolf Hitler, Al Capone, Eliot Ness, Ernest Hemmingway, George Patton and Theodore Roosevelt to name a few. This set also is crammed full of documentaries, some which are about Archeology and Slavery with a Timeline and much, much more!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! All episodes are shot on 16mm film but have been Digitally Remastered.

 

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. Egypt 1908-"My First Adventure"-with Tony Robinson (85 mins)

Disc 2- 1. Paris-Kenya 1908-1909-"Passion For Life"-with Lukas Haas (94 mins)

Disc 3- 1. "Passion For Life"-Special Features Disc

Disc 4-1. Florence-Vienna-"Perils of Cupid"-with Max Von Sydow (93 mins)

Disc 5- 1. "Perils of Cupid"-Special Features Disc

Disc 6- 1. Russia-Greece 1910-"Travels With Father-with Michael Gough (92 mins)

Disc 7- 1. Indian-China 1910-"Journey to Radiance" (95 mins)

Disc 8- 1. Princeton-Mexico 1916-"Spring Break Adventure_-with Ed Bishop (95 Mins)

Disc 9- 1. "Spring Break Adventure"-Special Features Disc

Disc 10-1. Ireland-England 1916-"Love's Sweet Song"-with Vanessa Redgrave (92 Mins)

Disc 11- 1. "Love's Sweet Song"-Special Features Disc

Disc 12- 1. Bonus Disc

Extras

Disc 1- Archaeology-Unearthing Or Past- (19:17)
Howard Carter and the Tomb of Tutankhamun (36:05)
Colonel Lawrence's War-T.E. Lawrence and Arabia (24:00)
From Slavery to Freedom (30:07)

Disc 2- None

Disc 3- Theodore Roosevelt & and The American Century (30:51)
Ecology-Pulse of the Planet (24:12)
American Dreams-Norman Rockwell & The Saturday Evening Post (24:16)
Art Rebellion-The Making of the Modern (26:06)?
Edgar Degas-Reluctant Rebel (22:53)
Braque and Picasso-A Collaboration (23:14)

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- Giacomo Puccini-Music of the Heart (25:32)
It's Opera- (29:02)
The Archduke's Last Journey-End of an Era (20:56)
Powder Keg-Europe 1900 to 1914 (26:06)
Sigmund Freud-Exploring the Unconscious (21:57)
Carl Jung and the Journey to Self Discovery (19:30)
Psychology-Charting the Human Mind (26:33)

Disc 6- Seeking the Truth-The Life of Leo Tolstoy (31:14)
Unquiet Voices-Russian Writers and the State (26:00)
Aristotle- Creating Foundations- (21:37)
Ancient Questions-Philosophy and our Search for Meaning (23:52)

Disc 7- Jiddu Krishnaruiti-The Reluctant Survivor (26:50)
Annie Besant-An Unlikely Rebel (26:56)
Medicine in the Middle Kingdom (26:49)
Eastern Spirituality-The Road to Enlightenment (29:06)

Disc 8- None

Disc 9- Thomas Edison-Lighting Up the World (26:51)
Invention and Innovation-What's Behind a Good Idea (22:54)
The Mystery of Edward Stratemeyer (26:15)
Wanted Dead or Alive-Pancho Villa and the American Invasion of Mexico (28:10)
General John J Pershing and his American Army (28:25)
George S Patton-American Achilles (29:34)

Disc 10- None

Disc 11- Easter Rising-The Poet's Rebellion (25:54)
The Passion of William Butler Yates (27:42)
Sean O'Casey vs. Ireland (25:18)
Ireland-The Power of the Poets (26:53)
Winston Churchill-The Lion's Roar (33:47)
Demanding The Vote-The Pankhursts and British Sufferage (27:06)
Fighting for the Vote-Women's Sufferage in America (31:28)

Disc 12- Interactive Timeline (DVD Rom)
Historical Lecture: The Promise of Progress (41:26)
Revolution-Interactive Game (DVD Rom)

Verdict

I highly recommend this set and the other two she liked remainder of the other two!

 

Rating; *****!



Young Indy V2YOUNG INDIANA JONES-VOLUME 2-THE WAR YEARS

A blurb from Paramount Home Video about "Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Volume 2: From the creative mind of George Lucas comes a must-own action-packed, 9 disc DVD collection. This second set in a three volume series includes more than 13 hours of special features that explore the history behind the adventures of one of cinema's greatest heroes: Indiana Jones.

This next set is the War Years mainly around World War I. The journeys of this show started in 1908 to 1920. This volume covers 1916 to 1917. This time, Young Indy meets up with such Historical figures as Lenin, Frank Kafka, Mata Hari, Albert Schweitzer, Baron Von Richtofen to name a few. There are also some well known stars as well such as Jacqueline Pearce, Jon Pertwee, Anthony Daniels, Christopher Lee, Terry Jones, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Daniel Craig and Colin Baker. This set also is crammed full of documentaries, some which are about World War I and the Middle East with a Timeline and much, much more!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! All episodes are shot on 16mm film but have been Digitally Remastered.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Trenches of Hell"-with Sean Pertwee (88 mins)

Disc 2- 1. "Demons of Deception"-with Jacqueline Pearce (92 mins)

Disc 3- 1. "Phantom Train Of Doom" (93 Mins)

Disc 4-1. "Oganga The Giver and Taker of Life" (88 mins)

Disc 5- 1. "Attack of The Hawkmen"-with Jon Pertwee and Anthony Daniels (96 Mins)

Disc 6- 1. "Adventures in the Secret Service"-with Christopher Lee and Joss Ackland (91 mins)

Disc 7- 1. "Espionage Escapades"-with Tim McInnerny and Terry Jones (95 mins)

Disc 8- 1. "Daredevils of the Desert"-with Catherine Zeta Jones, Daniel Craig and Colin Baker (81 Mins)

Disc 9- 1. Bonus Disc
Interactive Timeline-DVD Rom
Historical Lecture-War & Revolution-(62 Mins)
Special Delivery Interactive Game-DVD Rom

 

Extras

Disc 1- The Somme: Storm of Steel- (26:48)
Siegfried Sassoon-A War Poet's Journey (30:08)
Robert Graves and The White Goddess (30:17)
I Am France-The Myth of Charles De Gaulle (30:07)

Disc 2- Into the Furnace-The Battle of Verdun (28:45)
Marshal Petain's Fall From Grace (30:41)
Flirting with Danger: The Fantasy of Mata Hari (29:53)
Reading the Enemy's Mind-Espionage in World War I (24:20)

Disc 3- Chasing The Phantom-Paul Von Lettow-Vorbeck (24:53)
Dreaming of Africa-The life of Frederick Selous (25:06)
At Home & Abroad-The Two Faces of Jan Smuts (32:16)

Disc 4- Albert Schweitzer-Reverence For Life (29:47)
Congo-A Curse of Riches (32:39)
Waging Peace-The Rise of Pacifism (26:02)

Disc 5- War in the Third Dimension: Aerial Warfare in World War I (26:43)
Blood Red-The Life & Death of Manfred Von Richthofen (24:34)
Flying High for France-The Lafayette Escadrille (26:13)
Anthony Fokker- The Flying Dutchman (27:30)

Disc 6- Karl: The Last Habsburg Emperor (29:49)
The Russian Revolution-All Power to the Soviets! (33:35)
V.I Lenin-History Will Not Forgive Us (33:53)

Disc 7- Impresario-Sergei Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes (28:13)
Ballet-The Art of Dance (32:15)
From Kafka's Dark Truth (31:21)

Disc 8- Lines In The Sand-The Middle East and the Great War (34:29)
Colonel Lawrence's War-T. E. Lawrence and Arabia (36:05)

 

Verdict

I highly recommend this set and the last volume should be out in the spring!

 

Rating; *****!


YOUNG INDIANA JONES-VOLUME 3-THE YEARS OF CHANGE

 

A blurb from Paramount Home Video about "Adventures of Young Indiana Jones Volume 3: From legendary filmmaker George Lucas comes an exciting new not to be missed 10-disc DVD collection. This third and final set in the three volume series includes more than 15 hours of special features that explore the history behind the adventures of one of cinema's greatest heroes: Indiana Jones.

This final set is the War Years mainly around World War I. The journeys of this set started in 1919 to 1920. This time, Young Indy meets up with such Historical figures as Ernest Hemmingway, Woodrow Wilson, Ho Chi Mein, Paul Robson, Robert Goddard, Eric Von Stroheim and Irving Thalberg to name a few. There are also some well-known stars as well such as Adrian Edmondson, Cyril Cusack, Jeroen Krabbe, and Nicholas Turturro
And a very special guest star is none other than Harrison Ford! This set also is crammed full of documentaries, some which are about World War I, Broadway and Hollywood with a Timeline and much, much more!

VIDEO

The video quality is great! All episodes are shot on 16mm film but have been Digitally Remastered.

Audio

Was originally recorded in Mono. It is also Mono on this set.

Disc 1- 1. "Tales of Innocence" (95 mins)

Disc 2- 1. "Masks of Evil"-with Ann Tirard (96 mins)

Disc 3- 1. "Treasures of the Peacock's Eye" (94 Mins)-with Adrian Edmondson

Disc 4-1. "The Winds of Change" (96 mins)-with Cyril Cusack and Jeroen Krabbe

Disc 5- 1. Special Features Disc for "The Winds of Change"

Disc 6- 1. "Mystery of the Blues"-with Harrison Ford and Nicholas Turturro (95 mins)

Disc 7- 1. Special Features disc for "Mystery of the Blues

Disc 8- 1. "Scandals of 1920"-with Anne Heche (89 Mins)

Disc 9- 1. "Hollywood Follies"-(93 Mins)

Extras

Disc 1- Unhealed Wounds: The Life of Ernest Hemingway- (34:46)
The French Foreign Legion: The world's Most Legendary Fighting Force- (28:12)
The Secret Life of Edith Wharton (30:26)
Lowell Thomas: American Storyteller (29:12)

Disc 2- For the People, Despite the People: The Ataturk Revolution (30:15)
The Greedy Heart of Halide Edib (28:18)
The Ottoman Empire: A World of Difference (32:57)
Dracula: Fact and Fiction (24:45)

Disc 3- Bronislaw Malinowski: God Professor (29:33)
Anthropology-Looking at the Human Condition (23:48)
New Guinea: Paradise in Peril (25:04)

Disc 4- None

Disc 5- The Best Intentions: The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles (33:14)
Woodrow Wilson: American Idealist (28:41)
Gertrude Bell: Iraq's Uncrowned Queen (33:07)
Ho Chi Mein: The Price of Freedom (30:56)
Paul Robeson: Scandalize My Name (32:51)
Robert Goddard: Mr Rocket Science (31:34)

Disc 6- None

Disc 7- Jazz, Rhythm and Freedom (31:51)
Al "Scarface" Capone: The Original Gangster (32:44)
Prohibition: America on the Rocks (29:20)
On the Trail of Eliot Ness (29:20)
Louis Armstrong: Ambassador of Jazz (31:55)
Ben Hecht: The Shakespeare of Hollywood (31:15)
Hellfighters: Harlem's Heroes of World War I (29:12)

 

Disc 8- Tin Pan Alley-Soundtrack of America (31:14)
Wonderful Nonsense: The AlgonQuis Round Table (26:00)
Broadway: America's Center Stage (29:57)

Disc 9- Erich Von Stroheim: The Profligate Genius (32:52)
Rise of the Moguls: The Men Who Built Hollywood (25:39)
Irving Thalberg: Hollywood's Boy Wonder (32:29)
The World of John Ford (33:18)

Disc 10- Interactive Timeline-DVD ROM Only
Historical Lecture: New Gods for Old (64 mins)
Hunting for Treasure Interactive Game-DVD ROM Only

 

Verdict

I highly recommend this set and the Last one in the series!