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#21 of 67 OFFLINE   DeWilson

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Posted May 15 2013 - 06:08 PM

The Pictures of the Skydivers are similiar, but the backgrounds are differant. I'm just glad I'm getting this "Grail" of a TV Series. :dancing-banana-04: :biggrin:

 

Yes, but they clearly  "swiped" the artwork and poses. 



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Posted July 23 2013 - 04:08 AM

Just got a notice from "The Big River" that my sets have been shipped! :dancing-banana-04: Unfortunately, they are being shipped to my Sister's House, so I'll have to wait until August 19 before I get them. :laugh:


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Posted July 23 2013 - 07:05 AM

Our local Amazon.ca (Canada) online distributor still hasn't listed this item (or items) as yet!

Is this a U.S. only distribution this time around?

I really wanted it and at a good price like the SEA HUNT (Syndicated 1958-61) releases.



The RIPCORD (Syndicated 1961-63) tv series main opening title is an epic in itself!

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Posted July 24 2013 - 02:44 PM

     Can anyone comment on the video quality?I may get this as a blind buy.Sea Hunt was

  a blind buy and I like the black and white era on dvd.



#25 of 67 OFFLINE   Cowboy

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Posted July 25 2013 - 11:06 AM

   Ripcord Season 1 now $18.72 at Amazon.



#26 of 67 OFFLINE   Gary OS

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Posted July 27 2013 - 05:12 PM

Potentially bad news.  I got my S1 set today and unless the episodes originally had shorter running times than usual, these are not uncut prints.  The first 3 episodes came in at around 22 minutes each (give or take a bit).  I haven't gone through any more than that so maybe it's an early anomaly.  On the plus side, the prints do look nice and I'm loving the typical ZIV outdoor shooting. 

 

 

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Posted July 28 2013 - 05:50 AM

Potentially bad news.  I got my S1 set today and unless the episodes originally had shorter running times than usual, these are not uncut prints.  The first 3 episodes came in at around 22 minutes each (give or take a bit).  I haven't gone through any more than that so maybe it's an early anomaly.  On the plus side, the prints do look nice and I'm loving the typical ZIV outdoor shooting. 

 

 

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                  It's too bad that used cut prints,I was going to get this as a blind buy.



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Posted July 29 2013 - 06:45 AM

Thank you for the much appreciated assessment!

It may well prove to be some sort of providence that this DVD collection wasn't made available in my area for I have no interest in edited prints.

What a disappointment as I was looking forward to rediscovering this early 1960s tv series once again.

Already this discussion thread is dying from (justified) disinterest.

Kindly keep us informed of the remainder of the episodes pertaining to their running times.

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Posted July 29 2013 - 08:48 AM

My take on that is this one: Better to have really nice prints, in edited format, of this vintage TV series (or for that matter any vintage TV series) than bad bootleg prints or no print at all. A reminder that these vintage TV series aren't Blockbusters sellers.



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Posted July 29 2013 - 09:31 AM

While edited prints is very dissapointing I look at this release this way:

 

Pros:

1.) Small, mostly forgotten show that is most likely not going to see any other release and is still amazing that it got a release.

2.) The price is great.

3.) The Print quality is good.

 

Cons:

1.) Edited prints

 

So Pros far outweigh the Cons for me and the Con is easier to swallow for me since I have never seen the show so I will not know what was edited.


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#31 of 67 OFFLINE   Mike*HTF

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Posted August 07 2013 - 08:04 PM

Can someone with season one of this set please confirm if the following is true?
A seller on eBay claims: "There is a story on the third disc that is duplicated on the fifth disc under a different title."

If this is so, perhaps TGG will offer a corrected disc?



#32 of 67 OFFLINE   Neil Brock

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Posted August 08 2013 - 07:19 AM

Can anyone confirm what the openings and closings look like? I've been told by my Ziv show expert that when it ran, the openings were truncated and they had extensive coming attractions to pad out the 25:30 run time. If that's where the cuts are then the stories should be intact. Also, how do the color episodes look?



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Posted August 08 2013 - 12:03 PM

Here's a full 25:58 season 2 episode with full opening, episode specific voice over, and full end credits, including a generic coming attraction, and skydiving PSA.

 

 

 

Promo and unreleased pilot:

 

How many color episodes are there?



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Posted August 08 2013 - 12:48 PM

Without all the (neat) extra gobbledygook the episodes seem to run approximately 23 minutes.

 

Actually I like that episode previews and skydiving commentary stuff.  Its (apparent) exclusion in the DVD release still kills my interest.

 

Technically speaking each episode should clock in at (approximately) 26 minutes in length with the "paddling" included.

 

It's really too bad!

 

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Posted August 12 2013 - 06:24 PM

 I bought Ripcord Season 1 and 2 at Deep Discount for $14.94

 each with free shipping.



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Posted August 22 2013 - 05:17 PM

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The Party was delayed three days, but I Finally celebrated my Birthday today. I am watching Season One Episode One The Sky Diver and I'm impressed by the quality. (Bear in mind prior to today the only episodes I saw were via Bootleg DVDs, and the quality was quite (Expletive Deleted)). Needless to say the 'boots made their way to the Bar I own. It's called The Workbench, and all who go there get HAMMERED! :rolling-smiley: May they rest In pieces!


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Posted August 23 2013 - 08:58 AM

The Party was delayed three days, but I Finally celebrated my Birthday today. I am watching Season One Episode One The Sky Diver and I'm impressed by the quality. (Bear in mind prior to today the only episodes I saw were via Bootleg DVDs, and the quality was quite (Expletive Deleted)). Needless to say the 'boots made their way to the Bar I own. It's called The Workbench, and all who go there get HAMMERED! :rolling-smiley: May they rest In pieces!

 

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Posted August 23 2013 - 01:15 PM

I pulled down a random episode from YouTube and I must say I really, really enjoyed it. I didn't find anything dull about it at all. I was wondering how Ken Curtis would be since I've always known him as Festus and the same with Larry Pennell with knowing him as Dash Riprock. They both play their role really well and it's absolutely enjoyable.


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Posted August 23 2013 - 03:38 PM

Ripcord is the airborne counterpart of Sea Hunt, instead of Boats and Scuba Gear you have Airplanes and Parachutes. Too bad they never made a "Crossover" Episode of either series where the charactures of one of these series assisted the charactures of the other, it would have been a scream. :biggrin: :rolling-smiley:

 

BTW The Plane from Ripcord makes a cameo appearance in an episode of Lassie, but that's another story. :laugh:


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Posted August 27 2013 - 10:33 AM

I have been viewing Season 1 episodes.It appears what is "edited" is the 2 minute or

so part after the ending credits.The part that has the coming attraction and skydiving

info is missing.The actual episode is untouched from intro to end credits.This was

a blind buy and well worth $15 per season.






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