Any Schoolhouse Rock reviews?

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  1. Scott Leopold

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    I'm eagerly anticipating this release next week! I've done a little searching, but haven't found any reviews yet. This will definitely receive a lot of play in our house, so I'm curious to hear how well they did on it.
     
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    Can't wait for this release myself. [​IMG]
    My DVD List at DVD Aficionado
     
  3. DaViD Boulet

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    me too!
     
  4. Colin Jacobson

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    My review copy just arrived, so I assume others got theirs as well. Sites should have reviews soon...
     
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    I'd like this too - if only to sing "Figure 8" to my little daughter [​IMG]
    Calvin
     
  6. ScottR

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    Does the Weather Song have "the greatest show on earth" lines????
     
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    well ...
    anyone......
    Bueller..........
    reviews..............
     
  8. Steven_J_H

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    My copy should be in tomorrows mail [​IMG]
     
  9. Joshua Clinard

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    I picked up my copy last night from an unnamed mass retailer. This is my first DVD review, so go easy.
    Video
    I must say that the image quality for the shorts was much better than I expected. It wasn't grainy, and the picture was sharp, and bright. There was very little dust or specs on the image. There was little to no video noise. It wasn't perfect, but then neither was the animation. I don't think thr transfer could have been any better, given the source.
    Audio
    The sound was right on track. It definitely had the volume at the right level. The dialog was clear. The music was not distracting or overpowering at all. I didn't notice any use of the surrounds, but then who would think that School House Rock would have surround? I don't really think it needed it.
    The New Song
    The DVD had a new song created just for the DVD, which stemed from the recent debates about the effectivenss of the electoral college. I enjoyed the new song, although it did not spoof the election troubles at all. There was a reason provided on the insert. The song was a bit of a cliche though. The whole song was based on the idea that:Everyone who graduates becomes a president.

    The new song had DTS 5.1 audio, although I don't have a DTS receiver yet.
    Menu's
    Each theme area had it's own menu screen. (Grammer Rock, Science Rock, Multiplcation Rock, America Rock.) Each song had it's own character, and you click on the character to see the short. It also has a quick list, where you can select the songs from there. It also has a play all feature, and a Top Ten Jukebox.
    Packaging
    The packaging is really nice. The DVD comes in a nice double Alpha case. The insert includes the features, a short Q & A with the creator, and the lyrics to the top ten songs.
    I have not viewed the second disc yet.
    I would definitely recommend this purchase. For those of you that grew up with School House Rock, it is a must purchase! [​IMG]
     
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    Joshua...is the "Weather Song" complete??Does it include the lyrics "The Greatest Show on Earth"????
     
  11. Joshua Clinard

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    I haven't gotten to watch that yet. I wasn't too interested in that, since I had never seen it before. I'll take a look at it later tonight.
     
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    damn!
     
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    did the weather show air on abc...or was it pulled due to legal issues before that?
     
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    Does the DVD set have any of the songs done
    by Rock Bands that was at the end of each of
    the four videos?
     
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