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  1. Dan McW

    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...
  2. Dan McW

    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"?
  3. Dan McW

    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...
  4. Dan McW

    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?
  5. Dan McW

    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...
  6. Dan McW

    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.
  7. Dan McW

    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...
  8. Dan McW

    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?
  9. Dan McW

    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...
  10. Dan McW

    77 Sunset Strip / Hawaiian Eye, etc.

    Oddest moment from Lawrence Welk Show:
  11. Dan McW

    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...
  12. Dan McW

    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...
  13. Dan McW

    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...
  14. Dan McW

    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...
  15. Dan McW

    Wanted: GUNSMOKE (CBS/1955-1975)

    Season 20's two-part "The Guns of Cibola Blanca"--wow. That's got to be the toughest Gunsmoke action of the color era. Great villains (Harold Gould, Richard Anderson, James Luisi) and great lines by Matt (especially), Doc, Festus, and Newly. And what a finish! And a note on season 19: there's a...
  16. Dan McW

    Wanted: GUNSMOKE (CBS/1955-1975)

    I noticed something interesting in the penultimate season-19 episode, "To Ride a Yeller Horse." Louise Latham's character clearly said originally that her son's lover opened up a brothel in a nearby town, but they dubbed over the word "brothel" with "saloon."
  17. Dan McW

    Wanted: GUNSMOKE (CBS/1955-1975)

    Look closely at the wanted poster Festus is holding in "Like Old Times," and you might chuckle.
  18. Dan McW

    Wanted: GUNSMOKE (CBS/1955-1975)

    I watched a good season-19 episode, "A Family of Killers," with Anthony Caruso heading up a group of gutter-trash relatives (good gutter trash make for a good western, I say). Glenn Corbett plays a fellow marshal who joins Matt in pursuit of the killers. Zina Bethune is the woman passed from one...
  19. Dan McW

    Wanted: GUNSMOKE (CBS/1955-1975)

    I recently watched "Talbot" from season 18, a great showcase for Anthony Zerbe in the title role and a strong episode for Salome Jens. In act one, Zerbe shoots Jens' blowhard/drunken/back-shooting/bad-gambler husband Robert Totten (an occasional actor and director on Gunsmoke). In act two, Zerbe...
  20. Dan McW

    What's the last TV DVD/Blu-ray you bought?

    Not to be picky (he writes, being picky), but Mannix's first several seasons had a cold open rather than a teaser, did they not?
  21. Dan McW

    Wanted: GUNSMOKE (CBS/1955-1975)

    Just watched the outstanding "Whelan's Men" from season 18. The game of poker is worked into many a western, but perhaps few better than this episode. Great Amanda Blake episode, as Miss Kitty engages the bad guys in a game of poker for the highest stakes possible.
  22. Dan McW

    The Andy Griffith Show: Missing Scenes, Laugh Tracks, And Other Issues

    I've been recording seasons 11-13 of Hee Haw for the last several months off of the RFD channel, and Jack Burns appears unbilled about once every episode in a gas-station skit with Goober (George Lindsey). He addresses Goober as "Hey, Rube."
  23. Dan McW

    Wanted: GUNSMOKE (CBS/1955-1975)

    I watched season 18's "Sarah" last night and saw for the first time on Gunsmoke some Sam Peckinpah-style slow motion during a fight scene between Arness and one of Anthony Caruso's henchmen. Great episode for Anne Francis fans, as she is in the title role. In the previous episode, "The...
  24. Dan McW

    Blu-ray Review Pray for the Wildcats Blu-ray Review

    Great review, Matt, of one my all-time favorite TV movies. This movie employs something I wish more productions did--picture credits of the actors at the end, in this case a 3-4-second snippet of each one accompanied by his/her name. Andy Griffith's end-credit clip is a classic, from his scene...
  25. Dan McW

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Would you believe I just got in the French release of Madigan today from Elephant Films? I'd read about it and Mrs. Columbo (which I also received today from Elephant via Amazon France) on another current thread here on the HTF. Looks like there's some PAL speed-up. Each of the first two Madigan...
  26. Dan McW

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    Great posts on Banacek, Randall. I've been a fan of classic murder mystery novels (published mainly between the world wars and extending maybe to 1950-55 or so) all my life, and I particularly love locked-room/impossible-crime tales--which Banacek specialized in. I didn't watch Banacek as a kid...
  27. Dan McW

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    I've been plowing through Gunsmoke and am about to finish season 17. I've also been watching Boris Karloff's Thriller from start to finish and have about six episodes left. I bogged down in season 4 of The Twilight Zone and late in season two of the Invaders but will finish those series soon...
  28. Dan McW

    What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

    After watching and enjoying very much The Dakotas, I later saw Larry Ward in small parts on The FBI, although his career continued after those roles. By the way--great posts, Randall and Jeff!
  29. Dan McW

    Universal Television Logos on DVD?

    Murder, She Wrote episodes through at least 7 or 8 seasons are all missing the Universal logo at the end. They gradually worked in the older logo with the 5-note theme somewhere around S8 or S9, then went to the early '90s logo which I think has a 6-note theme. At some point late in the series'...
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