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#41 of 50 OFFLINE   Robbie^Blackmon

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Posted January 06 2013 - 02:32 AM

I just got this from Amazon.com. No slipcovers, just one, big 10-disc plastic case with most of the trays broken and the case shattered like it had been stepped on. Idk but, for some reason, I kind of expect broken cases with these new "smelly" black plastic ones-- they smell like an oil slick and just seem infinitely more brittle than the old Alphas. The discs? The original release discs, including the defective disc 7. The problem? Disc 7 has a corrupted VOB that should have included the sketch/episode selection menus. If you pick those options the player freezes up. The only way to watch that disc is via the play all button (or select the title number directly), but all the episodes are playable. I think I'ma return this and see if I can get the slim case version as a replacement, or at least a case that hasn't been shattered.
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Posted January 06 2013 - 03:36 AM

I just got this from Amazon.com. No slipcovers, just one, big 10-disc plastic case with most of the trays broken and the case shattered like it had been stepped on. Idk but, for some reason, I kind of expect broken cases with these new "smelly" black plastic ones-- they smell like an oil slick and just seem infinitely more brittle than the old Alphas. The discs? The original release discs, including the defective disc 7. The problem? Disc 7 has a corrupted VOB that should have included the sketch/episode selection menus. If you pick those options the player freezes up. The only way to watch that disc is via the play all button (or select the title number directly), but all the episodes are playable. I think I'ma return this and see if I can get the slim case version as a replacement, or at least a case that hasn't been shattered.

Wow, maybe they are trying to clear out stock of the original 1-disc volumes, or maybe they depleted their supply of the slipcover/2 slim case set? I ordered mine a few years ago when it was first released. The image that Amazon has posted for the 10-disc set is from the lenticular slipcase cover for the 2-slimcase set. That smacks of false advertising, since the product shown in the picture is not the product you received. I would definitely contact them and see what they can do for you.
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#43 of 50 OFFLINE   AndyMcKinney

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Posted January 06 2013 - 05:09 AM

Thanks for the heads up Jeff. Looking on amazon.ca it looked like this one was sold out. amazon.com has it for under $40 so I'm going to grab it up. The slim packs are much more appealing then all that shelf space needed for the five volume packs.

You can get them from here: www.playstop.ca/shop (it's the store formerly known as CDplus). That's where I ordered my individual volumes years ago, and later, my collected set when I sold the volumes off. It's based in Canada, reputable, and has free shipping. They have the 1-5 and 6-10 collections for CAD$11.22 each, or the 1-10/lenticular collection for just a little bit more money (CAD$23.22). I think the only difference between the two individual collections, and the 1-10 set is the outer cardboard lenticular slipcover, because the two cases are standard-size Amarays, and the artwork on the Playstop site for the two individual volumes matches the art for the two volumes that are in my 1-10 "boxed" set. So, if you want the slipcover, order the 1-10 set, if you could care less and want to save about 80 cents (Canadian), get the 1-5 and 6-10 collections individually. I'd steer clear of the "singles" though, as it's much more money overall, and you would be missing out on volumes 7 and 10.

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Posted January 06 2013 - 05:13 AM

duplicate post, sorry!

#45 of 50 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted January 16 2013 - 05:02 PM

Sadly I ordered before seeing Andy's post. I ordered this from Amazon, and they arrived today in the fat 10 pack case. My case was busted, but all the trays are still in place and all the discs seem fine. So it's good enough for me. I haven't had a chance to check on disc 7 yet, I'll report my findings to see if it's defective like Robbie's was.



#46 of 50 OFFLINE   Robbie^Blackmon

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Posted January 16 2013 - 09:46 PM

Sadly I ordered before seeing Andy's post. I ordered this from Amazon, and they arrived today in the fat 10 pack case. My case was busted, but all the trays are still in place and all the discs seem fine. So it's good enough for me. I haven't had a chance to check on disc 7 yet, I'll report my findings to see if it's defective like Robbie's was.

I've been through 3 sets from Amazon, all alike, all shattered to bits. They were really good to me about it, but the fault lies with the case itself, which is a flimsy piece of junk. I can crush pieces of the brittle plastic between my fingers with zero effort. The discs are okay (disc 7 still has the glitch but it's playable) so I'll just store them in something else.
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#47 of 50 OFFLINE   Russell G

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Posted January 21 2013 - 04:48 AM

I got the same set Robby got with a disc 7 that only works with "Play All". No slipcover either. For the price, I'm fine with it. I typically hit "Play All" with these anyways.



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Posted April 29 2014 - 06:29 AM

I've been slowly working my way through the 10-disc set and I've been making notes on all the episodes with running times, sketches included, etc.  I'm done with the first two discs and I've noticed only one "censored" sketch so far (almost every episode has the gratuitous topless woman shot).  I may post my notes here eventually, if anyone would be interested.

 

I did find an episode guide on TV.com, but very few episodes really seem to match.  Not sure if that source is wrong or if many of these DVD episodes are actually the "best-of" shows that were patched together.  Anyway, it's been a blast re-watching these some 30+ years after seeing them on Showtime.  I also noticed several sketches that were originally done on the Van Dyke & Company show (in fact, the golfing one with Dick Van Dyke is EXACTLY the same video).  I believe that Bob Einstein (Super Dave) was a writer on the Van Dyke show, so that would make sense.



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Posted May 14 2014 - 08:32 AM

I enjoyed seeing Einstein on Comedians in Cars.  That was a funny one.  When I read the name I had no idea that was Super Dave until it hit me who he was.  I know he's on something with Larry David recently or right now.  More stuff to my list that I need to see. 

 

I only saw Bizarre a few times growing up, over at my cousins.  We just watched it for the articles.   Not quite SCTV but it reminds me of watching stuff that was naughty and hoping the folks didn't come down stair and see what I was watching.  What a great feeling that was! 

 

My set is fine. Although I haven't gotten to #7 yet.  I'll use playall.  No biggie. 


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#50 of 50 OFFLINE   AndyMcKinney

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Posted May 14 2014 - 01:45 PM

I appreciate the 100 episodes we got, but I really wish VEI had gone ahead and finished off the run. I think there were supposed to be around 150 original episodes. I know of at least one episode I was hoping would be on here, but wasn't. It had an "adult" version of Cinderella where the goal was to find the woman who fit into the glass brassiere (rather than slipper). I remember only seeing the censored version, but my 16-year-old-self finding it very funny.






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