1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

NORTH and SOUTH: Coming Soon on DVD!

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Manendra, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Manendra

    Manendra Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2002
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    Andrew Budgell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,381
    Likes Received:
    486
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Real Name:
    Andy Budgell
    I can't wait to finally see this, because my dear Elizabeth Taylor is in Book 1.

    Andy
     
  3. Yee-Ming

    Yee-Ming Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    4,345
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    "on a little street in Singapore"
    Real Name:
    Yee Ming Lim
    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

    Jason_V Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Messages:
    5,230
    Likes Received:
    537
    Location:
    Bothell, WA
    Real Name:
    Jason
    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

    Kyle McKnight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2001
    Messages:
    2,515
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just want the first one....oh well.
     
  6. David Lambert

    David Lambert Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2001
    Messages:
    11,386
    Likes Received:
    38


    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]
     
  7. Sean Moon

    Sean Moon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2001
    Messages:
    2,045
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    Frank Anderson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 1999
    Messages:
    2,670
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    Chip_HT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2004
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    5
    Real Name:
    Chip
    >>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.
     
  10. Yee-Ming

    Yee-Ming Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    4,345
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    "on a little street in Singapore"
    Real Name:
    Yee Ming Lim

    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

    DougFND Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2004
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    Jeff Willis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,387
    Likes Received:
    244
    Location:
    Dallas TX
    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.
     
  13. ScottR

    ScottR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2000
    Messages:
    2,650
    Likes Received:
    0
    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

    Jeff Willis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,387
    Likes Received:
    244
    Location:
    Dallas TX
    Thanks, Scott for the into. I didn't know that this was a "Wolper" one. "Sold" [​IMG]
     
  15. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,596
    Likes Received:
    0
    I've own the original series "North and South" on DVD for some time.
     
  16. Firebee

    Firebee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    1

    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

    Sam Favate Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    5,648
    Likes Received:
    732
    Real Name:
    Sam Favate
    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

    MatthewA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2000
    Messages:
    6,836
    Likes Received:
    696
    Location:
    Salinas, CA
    Real Name:
    Matthew
    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

    Gary SI Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    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 
     

Share This Page