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Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?


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#1421 of 2742 OFFLINE   Randy Korstick

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Posted March 27 2013 - 12:24 PM

Thanks for the review Richard. I was hoping the quality was at least as good as season 1 and didn't expect better but thats great. I will be getting my copy as soon as I finsh the last disc of season 1. I too hope they release the whole series.


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#1422 of 2742 OFFLINE   shoeshineboy

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Posted March 28 2013 - 09:29 PM

Has anyone bought Stanley? Normally, I'd jump at this as the price is good and the description is intriguing (despite not being a big Buddy fan).... However blind buys are less and less an option these days. Is it any good? Was it any good?

#1423 of 2742 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted March 29 2013 - 05:42 AM

Has anyone bought Stanley? Normally, I'd jump at this as the price is good and the description is intriguing (despite not being a big Buddy fan).... However blind buys are less and less an option these days. Is it any good? Was it any good?

 

I've got it coming in the mail, even though it's a blind buy for me too.  I did it primarily because it does have a Christmas episode and everyone knows how crazy I am about that, so I went ahead and placed an order.  I'll throw in my two cents of a review when it arrives.

 

On another note, I highly recommend Lawbreaker.  It's actually in color and the prints are decent.  They look like solid 16 mm to my eyes.  What I love about it is that they go on location to the cities where various crimes have been committed and interview the actual police officers and people involved.  It's a fascinating little series that's very Americana.  Neat, neat stuff for sure.

 

 

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Posted March 29 2013 - 09:04 AM

I've got it coming in the mail, even though it's a blind buy for me too.  I did it primarily because it does have a Christmas episode and everyone knows how crazy I am about that, so I went ahead and placed an order.  I'll throw in my two cents of a review when it arrives.

 

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I bought it as a blind buy because of the incredible cast.  It's due to arrive by April 8.  I can comment after that point.



#1425 of 2742 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted March 29 2013 - 10:06 AM

On another note, I highly recommend Lawbreaker.  It's actually in color and the prints are decent.  They look like solid 16 mm to my eyes.  What I love about it is that they go on location to the cities where various crimes have been committed and interview the actual police officers and people involved.  It's a fascinating little series that's very Americana.  Neat, neat stuff for sure.

 

 

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Thanks, Gary. After reading your post, I took the opportunity to check to see if there was anything on the series on YouTube, and found a promo video for the DVD set that Timeless recently uploaded... it does look quite good.

 

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Posted March 29 2013 - 10:34 AM

A second thumbs up for Lawbreaker. The quality of the prints that were used looked quite good and it is absolutely fascinating to see the cities of America during that period.

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Posted March 30 2013 - 05:12 PM

Has anyone bought Stanley? Normally, I'd jump at this as the price is good and the description is intriguing (despite not being a big Buddy fan).... However blind buys are less and less an option these days. Is it any good? Was it any good?

I bought "Buddy Hackett as Stanley" and it arrived yesterday. It consists of 3 real factory pressed DVD's with nice packaging . They are kinescopes but very good  quality - some restoration may have been done .  Episodes appear  to be complete, some have original commercials . I only watched a couple of episodes so far  but I enjoyed it. I watched this show each week as a child because as a 7 yer old I thought Buddy hacket was hysterical. . But if you don't like Hackett I'm not sure if you'll like it - he is after all the main character.



#1428 of 2742 OFFLINE   Mike*HTF

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Posted March 30 2013 - 08:27 PM

I read in another review here at HTF there were watermarks on the image.

How intrusive are they?



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Posted March 31 2013 - 03:51 PM

I read in another review here at HTF there were watermarks on the image.

How intrusive are they?

Yes, there are watermarks of a Hirschfeld Buddy Hackett caricature on the lower left hand side of the screen . For me, they weren't too bad - I forgot about it pretty quickly as I got involved with the episodes. But they are large enough that they may bother some. For me , just being able to see this show again is a miracle , so I try not to let things like the watermarks bother me .



#1430 of 2742 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted March 31 2013 - 05:59 PM

I read in another review here at HTF there were watermarks on the image.

How intrusive are they?

 

I can echo what Lou said.  I just received my set yesterday and watched an episode.  The watermark/logo is pretty ridiculous, but not big enough to overly distract me from enjoying the episode.

 

 

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#1431 of 2742 OFFLINE   Richard V

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Posted April 01 2013 - 06:37 AM

I bought "Buddy Hackett as Stanley" and it arrived yesterday. It consists of 3 real factory pressed DVD's with nice packaging . They are kinescopes but very good  quality - some restoration may have been done .  Episodes appear  to be complete, some have original commercials . I only watched a couple of episodes so far  but I enjoyed it. I watched this show each week as a child because as a 7 yer old I thought Buddy hacket was hysterical. . But if you don't like Hackett I'm not sure if you'll like it - he is after all the main character.

 

Where can I order this from?  Couldn't find it on Amazon.


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Posted April 01 2013 - 09:16 AM

'West Poin't & 'The Lawbreakers' - I'm considering ordering these two items as a 'blind buy', never having seen (or actually heard) of either of them. Anyone remember them or know if they are worthwhile ? I checked IMDB but info there is very sketchy. I did hear that 'Lawbreakers' recreated true crime events & uses the actual victims or cops rather than established performers.. Consequently it comes across as very amateurish with inept & clumsy acting & unintentionally funny. Any opinions anyone ? Chris

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Posted April 01 2013 - 04:44 PM

Where can I order this from?  Couldn't find it on Amazon.

buddyhackett.tv/buddy-hackett-as-stanley-dvd/



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Posted April 01 2013 - 05:08 PM

Where can I order this from?  Couldn't find it on Amazon.

Here's the Amazon link but be aware that it's only available from a MP vendor that doesn't appear to be the official site/vendor.  As it's only a couple of $$ less expensive it's a deal breaker for me.

 

My cost from the official site is $31.75 compared to $29.97 from the MP vendor (YMMV depending on state and sales tax).  I'm always a bit torn with stuff like this.  I *really* prefer to order from the "official" site but if a MP vendor is only a couple of $$ more (before shipping) you tend to think they're getting a better price or they're losing money on every sale.  I don't begrudge anyone making a profit but it seems that almost every "manufacturer/distributor" site charges full MSRP.  You'd think it would be less expensive from them.  While I'd much rather purchase this from Amazon (not a MP vendor) I'll be getting it from the official site once funds loosen up a bit.



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Posted April 03 2013 - 06:19 AM

Sugarfoot is coming!!!  Yippe Kay Ayyyy, Mr. Falcon.


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Posted April 03 2013 - 06:55 AM

Still awaiting news on Dr. Kildare, the one and only thing I'm really dying for that's been mentioned as coming at some point.  I would have some interest in The Dakotas if it were released, but that's about it from Warner Brothers specifically.  Now, if we are talking about other MGM properties (like Kildare) then it's a different story.  There are several b/w series I'd jump on in that case.

 

 

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Edited by Gary OS, April 03 2013 - 06:56 AM.

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#1437 of 2742 OFFLINE   Richard V

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Posted April 03 2013 - 06:57 AM

Gary, there was a blurb on TVShowsOnDVD not long ago that a release date for Dr. Kildare was imminent. 

Still awaiting news on Dr. Kildare, the one and only thing I'm really dying for that's been mentioned as coming at some point.  I would have some interest in The Dakotas if it were released, but that's about it from Warner Brothers specifically.  Now, if we are talking about other MGM properties (like Kildare) then it's a different story.  There are several b/w series I'd jump on in that case.

 

 

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Edited by Richard V, April 03 2013 - 06:58 AM.

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#1438 of 2742 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted April 03 2013 - 07:13 AM

Gary, there was a blurb on TVShowsOnDVD not long ago that a release date for Dr. Kildare was imminent. 

 

 

Right.  That bit of news was what I was referring to with my "been mentioned as coming at some point" comment.  Hopefully we'll hear something official soon.

 

 

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Posted April 03 2013 - 10:05 AM

Received the 1st season of Tombstone Territory yesterday and have watched a few episodes.  Pretty good quality.

 

I remember watching this when it was first broadcast so it will be fun strolling down memory lane.

 

There are 39 episodes for Season 1 although some sites like IMDB says that there are 40 episodes for this season.

They are wrong as one episode is listed as two different episodes.  'The Epitaph' & 'Outlaw Bugle' are the same episode.



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Posted April 03 2013 - 10:09 AM

Thanks for the brief review.  Will be ordering this soon, along with the soon to be released Restless Gunn and Stoney Burke.

Received the 1st season of Tombstone Territory yesterday and have watched a few episodes.  Pretty good quality.

 

I remember watching this when it was first broadcast so it will be fun strolling down memory lane.

 

There are 39 episodes for Season 1 although some sites like IMDB says that there are 40 episodes for this season.

They are wrong as one episode is listed as two different episodes.  'The Epitaph' & 'Outlaw Bugle' are the same episode.


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