NORTH and SOUTH: Coming Soon on DVD!

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  1. Manendra

    Manendra Stunt Coordinator

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    For those of you who hadn't heard, North and South COMPLETE COLLECTION is coming to DVD on October 5th. This is a 5-DVD set.

    For more details, please see here: North and South

    I've waited FOREVER for collection. Finally, "forever" is ending...
     
  2. Andrew Budgell

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    I can't wait to finally see this, because my dear Elizabeth Taylor is in Book 1.

    Andy
     
  3. Yee-Ming

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    I remember this. Not sure if I'm a big enough fan to buy, but I'd certainly like a look.

    Why's the second extra feature called "The Orrys"? I though Swayze's character's name was "Orry Main", so it should be "The Mains" if it's about his family, as the description suggests.
     
  4. Jason_V

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    God, it is so about time. I really would have preferred all three books to be released separately (I've heard Heaven and Hell kinda stinks) but beggers can't be choosers. I can't wait.
     
  5. Kyle McKnight

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    I just want the first one....oh well.
     
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    I caught that, too. I also realized, though, that the feature is about Orry himself, and not his family. So perhaps it's a play on words? I dunno. I haven't seen this before, though my wife has and swears I'll watch it with her. [​IMG]
     
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    so its almost 1400 minutes, yet only on five discs? That is a lot of stuff for only five discs. Probably flipper discs.

    Either way, this is one of my mothers all time favorite mini series, so it will make a fine gift for her![​IMG]
     
  8. Frank Anderson

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    Yup, it's about time. The only VHS tapes I have left are Star Wars, If Tomorrow Never Comes and North & South. Looks like some lucky family member, who still watch tapes just inherited some more.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Chip_HT

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    >>I just want the first one....oh well.

    But the first one is only half a story, it's all the build up for book two.

    I was hoping that they'd forget that book three existed. From what I hear, it wasn't that well liked, even in book form.

    As for that second feature here's what it says:

    "The Orry's: Patrick Swayze talks about his role." Note the apostrophe.

    I watched this (books 1 and 2) with my dad a couple of summers ago, and have been waiting for the DVDs ever since. Our tapes were in pretty bad shape, and the sound was horrible for parts 3 and 4 of book 1, and could barely be heard properly.
     
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    I missed that. Good catch. But this actually makes no grammatical sense, the "'s" suggests something belonging to Orry, whilst a straight plural "The Orrys" would suggest a feature about multiple actors that played the character Orry Main, which IIRC was not the case (just Swayze, yes?).
     
  11. DougFND

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    I'll be picking this up. I wish I could get just Books I and II separately, though.

    I never saw III, but I started reading the book and hated it.
     
  12. Jeff Willis

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    I'm thinking about picking North & South up at DDD's sale this week. I've never seen any of this miniseries. I have the following miniseries and like all of them (Revelations was, to me, somewhat of a letdown but I kept it)

    Band of Brothers
    The Bunker
    Rich Man, Poor Man (R2)
    Shogun
    Winds of War
    Holocaust (R2)
    Revelations
    Roots (not started viewing)
    V The Original Miniseries

    War and Rememberance (in my DDD cart; never seen)

    Would you all recommend North & South as a "buy"? How does it compare to the other miniseries of that were made in the 70's-80's? The IMDB and Amazon write-ups seem to be mostly favorable.
     
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    North and South is up there as one of the best minis of all-time. If you like the Civil War period in history you will love this...a bit soap-operish, but entertaining. The great David Wolper (Roots, The Thorn Birds) produced this, so it is very similar in tone to those.
     
  14. Jeff Willis

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    Thanks, Scott for the into. I didn't know that this was a "Wolper" one. "Sold" [​IMG]
     
  15. Jeff_HR

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    I've own the original series "North and South" on DVD for some time.
     
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    Same here. I've actually watched most of the first two volumes of the set. Roughly what I remember from the books.
     
  17. Sam Favate

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    Exhuming this thread to ask a question: Has anyone noticed or heard of problems with these (double-sided) discs? Watching episode 2 of Book 1 last night, it froze up about 5 minutes before the end. Tried other players, same thing. Anyone with similiar experiences?
     
  18. MatthewA

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    Not me. I've watched all three parts twice (even though the third time is definitely not the charm), and had no technical problems.
     
  19. Gary SI

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    My set is "A-OK" , it might be your player.

    Even some of the best players on the market can`t play ALL dvd`s out there.

    Last year I bought Twin Peaks box set and some discs , I can`t nav. thru the menus with my DV-79AVi , but put the same disc in my $60 Sony `57 and it works fine.

    Just the way it is !!

    Good luck, [​IMG]

    Gary 
     

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