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    Crawdaddy's "Random Thoughts" about Home Video, Film & TV

    Meant to reply to this earlier. Sometime after the early to mid-1940s, Fox quit running long cast lists at the end of their movies and began crediting only eight or 10 actors or so in the opening credits. Besides No Way Out, Panic in the Streets is another Fox film that has many actors speaking...
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    mccloud season 3 and 4

    Actually the Madman run times were less than 73, come to think of it. Just to be clear, does this new set contain the six original S1 episodes with their 48-50-minute run times or the three telemovie "mashups"?
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    mccloud season 3 and 4

    Does the Rick Nelson episode ("The New Mexican Connection," the S3 opener) contain his performances of "Garden Party" and a Chuck Berry song? The R4 set cut these out, stating on the packaging something like "despite best efforts" the cuts had to be made, and the episode ran only 60-some minutes...
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    Pre-Order I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    One version of the pilot has opening credits that show Hayden Rorke and a couple of other names, and another version shows only Eden and Hagman's names, as the rest of the series' episodes did. Is it the one with Rorke's name et al that we want on the Blu?
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    International Matt Helm box set coming to Blu-ray

    An Amazon review of this set states that The Silencers is the "DVD cut version" and that the uncut version was released on VHS. The Kino Insider was talking about reports that Coogan's Bluff (I think that was the film) was uncut on VHS but cut on DVD/Blu, but he said the VHS had the TV version...
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    Blu-ray Review Mission: Impossible: The Original TV Series Blu-ray Review

    Great review, as always, Matt. Can you check the Blu set's runtimes of each part of season 3's "The Contenders"? They were shortened on VHS and on the DVD season-3 set.
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    Pre-Order Mission: Impossible: The Original TV Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Thanks. That's the one I thought it was, but I didn't want to say for sure without checking my DVD copy. How can we get word to CBS to correct those two episodes? I did read a post once that said there was some kind of news program or special that forced CBS to cut those episodes when they...
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    Pre-Order Mission: Impossible: The Original TV Series (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    Isn't there a two-part episode that runs only about 46 minutes for each part in both the VHS and DVD releases?
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    When the audience started applauding like that, that's when Sanford & Son jumped the shark for me. It was no longer as funny. Fred's insults to Esther seemed to fall flat. Gone were the hysterical shows like "Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe" and "Fred Sanford, Legal Eagle," which aired back-to-back in...
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    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Oddest moment from Lawrence Welk Show:
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    Wanted: GUNSMOKE (CBS/1955-1975)

    I finished Gunsmoke season 20 the other day. I can't believe I've watched all 635 episodes. What a great, great series and what memories it's made over this last decade-plus watching it on DVD. And season 20 closed out with some great episodes, including my favorite of the season: the two-part...
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I'm into season two now of The Rockford Files, only I'm watching it on the complete-series DVD set. A curious thing popped up late in season one (I can't remember the episode title, but I think it was on the last disc)--one episode began with a season two or later opening/answering-machine...
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I'm most of the way through season 1 of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and I was wondering about something that may have been addressed earlier in this thread or another HTF thread recently. Were there separate intros and outros recorded for British vs. U.S. audiences? I notice that in episodes in...
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    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I think the rotating credits started in season 2, maybe 3, presumably so that over the course of the season all 4 stars would receive equal top billing. IIRC, the credits were always in 1-2-3-4 order/Ben-Adam-Hoss-Little Joe, then 2-3-4-1, 3-4-1-2, or 4-1-2-3. Combat! was another series that...
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