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FOX: M*A*S*H TV - Please reconsider menu design for Season 2

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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Larry Gardner

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Posted January 08 2002 - 09:43 PM

Finally, got MASH TV - Season 1. Great - except for the DVD authoring of the menu design. You cannot 'Play All'. Everytime you finish with an episode it returns to THAT episodes menu for setting the language, subtitles, and selecting chapters for that episode. It should return you to the Main Menu to select the next episode you want to watch. Also, there is no way to select the DVD to Play All episodes or to select langauges or subtitles for the entire DVD. This is a pain. I would like to watch the entire DVD in one sitting and not have to keep going back to the main menu to select the next episode. Please re-consider the DVD layout prior to MASH - Season 2 and others.

#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Larry Gelfand

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Posted January 09 2002 - 07:15 AM

I agree completely! Fox (& other studios) are making it very inconvenient to watch a disc in one sitting. This is the same bad design as their Simpson's Season 1. When designing the menus, PLEASE include a "Play All" option in the main menu.
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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted January 09 2002 - 12:30 PM

I realize there may not be room on the disc, but if maybe you could hire the guy who did the loudspeaker announcements to do some customs for the menus? That would rock! I know A&E or someone has a great MASH documentary that would just be super to see, or how about a tour through the Swamp as it stands in the Smithsonian? Or some commentary with the cast memebers? Thanks for a great set at a great price, looking forward to the other 10!

#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Marvin Richardson

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Posted January 11 2002 - 01:06 PM

That's odd. On my DVD player I only have to select the Non-Laugh track once. Then it defaults to that the rest of the time, until I remove the disc or power down. I don't watch the full credits, I hit the "Title" menu key before its completely over, and voila, it is on the main menu. That's a PS2 with the official DVD remote.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   MatthewA


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Posted January 11 2002 - 03:14 PM

I would like to see the original logo retained at the end. The logo that adorns season 1's episodes was made by computer in 1992. I'd much rather see it with the logo that it used originally.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I am going to boycott The Walt Disney Company until then. And while you're at it, PLEASE stop dropping DVD/laserdisc extras from Blu-ray releases of other films.

#6 of 7 OFFLINE   JulianK


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Posted January 12 2002 - 02:45 AM

Jeff, there are a couple of good M*A*S*H documentaries on Fox's recent release of the movie, including one that's by "AMC". Is this the one you're talking about, or something else?

#7 of 7 OFFLINE   Doug Wallen

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Posted January 12 2002 - 10:51 PM

I remember a dcumentary on PBSTV that aired in the late 70's. The special includes generous clips from the series, interviews with the stars, Gene Reynolds, Larry Gelbart and some of the other creative staff. Outtakes and deleted scenes were also included. The show was up to date when it aired as it included clips from "Old Soldiers", the episode they were working on when the documentary was shot. This is an "extra" that truly is, it would be great to have this on disc. Anyone else remember this?
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