Posted December 27 2004 - 01:56 PM
Re the above comments (and until I learn how to use the quote feature):
-- The Psycho house turned up in "Thriller" more than once and even figured in a "Murder, She Wrote" plot many years later.
-- I have a Shokus Video tape of a first-season Leave It to Beaver episode that includes a few "extras" not seen in syndication that would be nice for the season-one DVD set. Among these are a 10-15-second teaser and commercials for Remington typewriters. Also, the main-title theme, which is cut short in syndication, continues playing to its conclusion as the announcer who read the opening cast credits continues with the "brought to you by" spiel (or fee plug or whatever it's called). The end credits run with a Remington typewriter in the background, and a credit for the Remington-Rand spokesman appears at the end of the cast credits. I doubt we'll see the commercials themselves on DVD, but the full opening credits, original end credits and teaser would be nice, as that's the way the show was originally presented.
-- I would buy a "Thriller" DVD set in a heartbeat, as the six-episode VHS release was not enough to suit me. Favorite ep: "The Grim Reaper," with William Shatner and Natalie Schafer.
-- I don't know if this applies to the first season of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," but besides the middle bumper there's something like a "brought to you by Bristol-Myers" card in the opening credits at some point in the series. I'm pretty sure this isn't on the four-episode MCA videotape of the series, but it does turn up on at least one ep among the eight issued by Goodtimes. In syndication, this portion of the opening credits is noticeably edited out, right before Hitch's silhouette appears in the outline. (My favorite AHP ep: "The Glass Eye," again with Mr. Shatner and from the third season, methinks. Hitch's outro is priceless.)