So basically they either engaged in deliberately false advertising, or they (or Carsey-Werner) goofed. Because it gloats of complete episodes in press releases on the box.
Either way this is a no-buy, and I urge other Cosby Show fans to boycott this set and write to Urbanworks/Ventura and tell them why.
They also screwed up the Fat Albert DVDs too, so I see a pattern.
The thing that gets me is that while on one hand, a small outfit like Shout! Factory can go to great lengths to present uncut versions of a diverse slate of shows including SCTV, Punky Brewster, You Bet Your Life, Here's Lucy, & Freaks and Geeks, this Mickey Mouse operation can't be trusted to get one of the top 5 rated shows of the whole 1980s right.
If Fox, Shout! Factory, or Anchor Bay had done this show we'd not be seeing this slapdash work on an EMMY-WINNING TV CLASSIC. Short-lived shows from five years ago have been getting better DVD treatment than the show credited with saving NBC and the situation comedy itself.
Thanks, Pavan, for saving me $50 I can spend on many of the uncut TV show DVDs coming out there.
| I'd gladly give up the 2002 special for full length episodes. It reminds me of the Golden Girls DVD's, while I was disapointed the sets were lacking extra features besides a Joan Rivers commentary, I was more than happy to have the episodes with the original opening credits and with all the scenes excised from the Lifetime cuts. |
Agreed. If they had done this to the Golden Girls I'd have organized a lynch mob! Now I'll have to find someone who taped all the NBC airings of the show. I have about 15-20 from various years.
BTW, The Nanny S1 has been released uncut and with no music replacements that I can find (up to episode #8 so far, and I'm leaving town for 6 weeks tomorrow), and the price was right: $24.95 at Best Buy, from a studio I have admittedly been quite unkind to (Sony).