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#1 of 19 Manendra

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Posted July 09 2004 - 08:59 AM

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...
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#2 of 19 Andrew Budgell

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Posted July 09 2004 - 12:08 PM

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

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Posted July 09 2004 - 10:38 PM

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 of 19 Jason_V

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Posted July 09 2004 - 11:43 PM

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 of 19 Kyle McKnight

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Posted July 10 2004 - 12:27 AM

I just want the first one....oh well.
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#6 of 19 David Lambert

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Posted July 10 2004 - 02:11 PM

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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.


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. Posted Image
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#7 of 19 Sean Moon

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Posted July 10 2004 - 03:43 PM

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!Posted Image
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#8 of 19 Frank Anderson

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Posted July 11 2004 - 12:48 AM

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.

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Posted July 11 2004 - 01:28 PM

>>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 of 19 Yee-Ming

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Posted July 11 2004 - 03:18 PM

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

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 of 19 DougFND

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Posted July 12 2004 - 03:30 AM

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 of 19 Jeff Willis

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Posted June 11 2007 - 02:15 AM

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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Posted June 11 2007 - 08:29 AM

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 of 19 Jeff Willis

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Posted June 12 2007 - 01:38 AM

Thanks, Scott for the into. I didn't know that this was a "Wolper" one. "Sold" Posted Image

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Posted June 12 2007 - 06:36 AM

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I just want the first one....oh well.
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#16 of 19 Firebee

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Posted June 12 2007 - 09:11 AM

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I've own the original series "North and South" on DVD for some time.

Same here. I've actually watched most of the first two volumes of the set. Roughly what I remember from the books.
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Posted June 23 2008 - 11:58 PM

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 of 19 MatthewA

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Posted June 24 2008 - 12:37 AM

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

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Posted June 24 2008 - 06:44 AM

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 !!

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