This month I bought a 2 disc set of classic Commercials from the 50's to the 70's. When I posted about buying this set a couple of people was curious about this set. So I figured I would do a little review of it. Please keep in mind that I am far from a professional reviewer... I am just one guy with an opinion! :p) Disc ONE: Disc one has mostly the 50's and some 60's. First here is a list of the commercials... Chapter 1: Cigarettes and Cigars Old Gold - Woman in cig costume tap dancing Muriel Cigars - Cigars turns to toons and dances Kool - Cartoon Penguin Marlboro - What Kind of Man Smokes Marlboro; Introduces the Flip Top Pack Robert Burnes Cigars - Man walks on beach with Grandchild Winstons - Toon and Song Chesterfeild King - Man of America (Cowboys) Philip Morris - Lead in to I Love Lucy Kent - Toon and Song Murial Small Cigars - Song and collage of people who smoke Chapter 2: Cleaning Products SOS Pads - Live Commercial during Game Show (Possibly Lucille Ball in Viking costume?) Raid - B&W Cartoon Kleenex Napkins - Clings like Cloth Mr. Clean - Toon and Song Tide - a Laundry line on a beach (!?!?!?) Windex - Tarzan Bringing Windex to Jane... Jane asks what's windows? Hi-Lex Bleach - Song and Dance; Chicken Costumes Handy Wipes - 1001 Uses Chapter 3: Cosmetics & Medication Alka Seltzer - Song and mini parade lead by Speedy Band Aid - Dry Egg Test Band Aid Colors for Kids - Kids on Play Ground Gillette Blades - Be Sharp Song Remington Electric Shaver - Peach Test Gillette Razors - Peewee Reese (Dodgers) Mum Cream Deodorant - Mystery/Spy spoof Pepsodent Toothpaste - Toon kids; Song Mrs Clairol - Baby & Mother in Park Crest - Little Girl, Mom no cavities! Coppertone Quick Tan - Teens Song and Dance Dry Ban - Gone with the Wind Spoof Chapter 4: Food & Drink Dove - Cartoon dove (1 Commercial in wrong section?) Ban Roll on - Man dressed like grandma (2 commercials in wrong section!?!) High Karate Aftershave - Woman attacks man (3 Commercials in wrong section!!!) Lipton Chicken Noodle Soup - Live Commercial; very funny... chicken... you won't find it... but its in there. Ritz - Still pics & Song Worchester (sp) Sauce - Toon Skippy Peanut Butter - History of Peanut Butter Toon E-Z Popcorn - Toon & Song Jello Instant Pudding - Busy Day Toon Kroger Eggs - Toon; Chicken laying Egg Pet Evaporated Milk - Mother & Baby Snowdrift Shortening - comedic drama Toon Nestle Quick - Boxing puppet Mypo Oatmeal - Toon Kid not wanting to try it Anderson Pea Soup - Toon Jello - Chinese Toon Maxwell Instant Coffee - Live Commercial with Rex Marshall Making Tea - Still not sure on this one... weird Wilkens instant Coffee - with puppets Hamms Beer - Toon Animals; SkyBlue Waters Black Label Beer - Toon & Song Peils Beer - Hockey Toon Schwepps Tonic - Couple at party Rheingold Dry Beer - Beer Parade; Song budweiser - Couple on Beach Brewers Gold Beer - Toon Bartender Gallo Wine - At Party Dixie Cups - Melting Butter Demonstration (??) Kool Pops - Kool Pop Talking Raisin Bran - People Dressed as Raisins in Bowl of flakes Schlitz Beer - Bull after guy; guy on top of phone booth calling salesperson Hamms Beer - Guys at Bar Frankenberry & Count Chocula Cereal - Toon Cool Whip - 3 people at table 1 guy uses ALL the Cool Whip Mountain Dew - Rather be barefoot song Grain Belt Beer - Pizza Parlor Chapter 5: Clothes & Accessories Keds Shoes - Toon Clown Chemstone Stockings - Women pic collage & Song Ponderosa Outdoor Shoes Chapter 6: Appliances and Electronics Westinghouse Refrigerators - Live Commercial ; Woman has trouble opening fridge Westinghouse Washers - Sand Test Kodak Instant Movie Camera - Child & Kittens Chapter 7: Automobiles Delco Dry Batteries - Plane flying Power Fuel - Toon & Song Esso Gasoline - Toon Chevron Supreme Gas - Toon Dodge - Assembly Line Footage Chevy Trucks - Champs of Alcan Run Renault Dolphin - Watch Car with Balloons '59 Chevy - Song and Dance Chevy Impala - Going to the Prom Chevy - Car Shopping Family '57 Chevy - Speech Chevy - Bob Hope & Dinah Shore '58 Edsel - Car Tour and Speech Chapter 8: Toys Barbie Color & Curl - Little Girls Playing Creepy Crawler Thing Maker - Kids making them Zoom It Disc Shooter - playing in Park Shark Pack Boats - Playing at Lake Malibu Barbie - Playing at Beach Johnny Lightning Double Trouble - Free with 3 boxtops of Cheerios Chapter 9: Public Service Announcements Yellow Pages - Toon Air Force - Dick Williams Speech VD - Misc. People; Song Forest Fires - Smokey the bear American Cancer Society - Daredevils OK... That is it for Disc One... now onto disc 2's commercials... mostly 60's and 70's... Chapter 1: Food & Drink Quisp Cereal - Sci-Fi Toon Shasta Cherry Cola - Cherry Truck & Cola Truck crash to make cherry cola Wheaties - interviewer talks to all sorts of people Coke - Song (Come on in - It's the real thing) Grain Belt Beer - Hot dog & Beer (Make your own Frankenstien) Shasta Cola - Toon (Not to many Bubbles) Milk - 4 people song and dance Hershey's Instant Choc. Mix - Cows running (song) Frosted Flakes - Tony Tiger (Year of the Tiger) Sanka Instant Coffee - Home Ground Taste Returns Butternut Roast & Blend Coffee - upside down man Folgers - Mrs. Olson demos budweiser - Bowler Jif Peanut Butter - Fine Grind Peanut Butter Coke - Song (Its the Real Thing) Pringles - Father bought wrong chips Applebits Cereal - frankenstein House A1 Sauce - Mad Scientist Zonkers - Toon (Hunchback) Count Chocula & Frankenberry Cereal - On Beach Dole Bananas - Woman Dances Crisco - Cold Fried Chicken Crisco Oil - Blends Better Chapter 2: Drug Store Comet - Josephine The Plumber (demos) Gain - Table cloth stained by kids Puffs - Woman late for work.... needs to wipe cream off face Puffs Prints - Mother and Daughter Oxydol Plus (Stain remover) - Guy watching tv... gets excited and spills on himself Lava Soap - Kids washing hands Listerine - school band... boy likes girl... boy uses listerine Top Job - Guy Demos listerine - car hop waitress uses listerine... gets tips Top Job - demo on kitchen floor Biz - couple uses biz to get stain completely out Puffs - Kids and mother Lava Soap - mother checks kids hands to be sure they used lava soap Dreft - 2 women with baby talk about Dreft Duz Detergent - cheap glasses looks like expensive glasses after use Dash Detergent - washing machin demo Hidden Magic - Hair Spray with conditioner Hidden Magic - Free Brush Crest - little Girl (Only 1 cavity!) Cheer - kids and mother... sci-fi theme... either a time traveler or alien comes to give her Cheer. Crest - Teacher & Class... kids... only 1 cavity Crest - How does your toothpaste measure up? Camay - Woman demo Camay - Rosie at Diner Cheer - Father & Son build doghouse Crest - Football coach... kid... only 1 cavity Crest - Helicopter Pilot... kid... only 1 cavity Crest - Bus Driver... kid... only 1 cavity Crest - Actor... kid... only 1 cavity Charmin - Mr Wipple... new blinking sign Charmin - Mr Wipple... movie star Safegaurd - family with instruments in towels Quaker Instant Oats - guy in diner asks for only hot water Ivory Snow - Father and baby Cheer - woman tries new cheer Camay - Fashion model I believe Camay - Woman in Tub Charmin - Mr Wipple... Opra Singer Ivory Liquid - 2 women talking about lying about their ages Camay - woman tries Ivory - Couple in yard Charmin - Mr Wipple hires man to stop ppl from squeezing charmin Ivory - couple outdoors Comet - Josephine The Plumber Comet - Street Interview Scope - Library Colgate - The Tooth Toughener Alka Seltzer - Swedish Family Skin Bracer - Boxer (Slap, Slap - Thanks I needed that!) Noxzema Lime - woman strips lime Right Gaurd - Street Interview 7-Up - 3 largest selling soft drinks Stretch N Seal Plastic Wrap - Demo Ultra Brite - 2 girls talking Jade East - speech with image effects Schick Blades - guy in mens room to shave Contact hayfever med. - 3 men walking in country Don't Smoke Public Service Announcement - Johnny Smoke Dial - Guys in crowded car Kleenex - Sneeze wrecks room Alka Seltzer Plus - Dr. jekyll & Mr. Hyde Mentholatum Deep Heating Rub - frankenstein Toon SafeGaurd - Family Album Comet - Josephine The Plumber Scope - Toon... couple on Valentines Day Bounty - Rosie at diner... the quick picker upper Comet - Josephine the plumber with little boy Chapter 3: Celebrities Standard Gas Stations - Laurel & Hardy Fritos - Frito Bondedo (Toon Character) get free eraser American Express - Mel Blancs at resteraunt The Guide - King Kong Ducks Unlimited Fund Raising - Not sure who... guy in boat Plymouth - Road Runner & Willie E. Coyote Jello - The 5th dimension Amer. Association of Retired People - Jim Gorden (Phibber McGee and Molly) Grape Nuts - Euell Gibbons (Author) Scotties Tissues - Jimmy Durante Kool Aid - Bugs Bunny & The Monkeys Old Milwalkee Beer - Captain Bliegh Post Toastios - Andy Griffith American Cancer Society - John Wayne American Cancer Society - John Wayne #2 American Cancer Society - John Wayne #3 Hamms Beer - Laurel & Hardey at bar... silent March of Dimes - Mark Hamil... Birth Defects Clairol - Brought to you by Bewitched Clairol - Elizabeth Montgomery Cool Whip - Not sure who it is... looked like rerun from What's Happening... failed at making a cake Gravy Train - Rin Tin Tin Cat Chow - cats on the beach... a voice over sounded familiar... couldn't place One A Day Vitemins - The Flintstones for Flintstone Vitemins Kodak - Ozzy (Ozzy & Harriet) Old Milwalkee Beer - rolling a log in water... not sure who he was.... ppl kept calling someone Jeb Stop pollution - Crying Indian service announcement Philip Morris - Lucy & Desi Dash - didn't recognize anyone... clothes not clean in big washer Kodak - Dick Van Dyke Cover Girl - Sybil Sheppard Texico - Jack Benny Phillips 66 - Tom Seaver Phillips 66 - Gale Sayer Tiparillo Cigars - didn't recognize anyone... machine detects odor American motors - didn't recognize anyone... was just a voice over Instant simonize - 3 Stooges as scientists Genos Pizza - Witch Doctor... one of those guys... you know the face... but not the name Simon Pure Beer - Buster Keaton Plymouth - Groucho Marx Prom Home Perm - Chico Marx Tang - Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck at carnival Phillip Morris - Lucy & Desi... Toon & Live action Grape Nut - Andy & Barney... funny commercial! Post Cereals - Andy Griffith Show Brought to you by... Winston - Flintstones (Fred and Barney) Winston - Flintstones (Wilma & Fred) Volks Wagon - King Kong ??? Still not sure what this was for - Green Hornet Chapter 4: Sci-Fi & Horror Chex Cereal - Space Patrol Instant Ralstons - Space Patrol Volks Wagon - escape from Frankenstien's Castle Wrestle Around Game - lots of characters including 1 monster Toyota - frankenstein KFWB 98 FM - Haunted House Ride Shasta Soda - frankenstein Monster (Named Igor) Bic Pens - frankenstein breaks out of ice using pen then writes letter Der Wienerschnitzel (Hot Dog Resteraunt) - Dracula Toyota - frankenstein #2 Flair Pens - All Sides of you... one side being frankenstein OK Now... During disc one my main complaint was the quality of the picture and sound.. but figured well... these commercials is very old... let me wait and judge that on disc 2. The Disc 1 commercials were all from the 50's and 60's so were before my time... so I didn't recognize any of these... once agin thinking disc 2 would be better in that area as well. Basically not impressed at all with disc 1. After watching disc 2... there were several commercials I remembered seeing in my childhood... and was fun seeing some of these again. Unfortunately the quality was still terrible Granted this was a very cheap set but if you are going to put something like this on dvd... you have to clean it up a little atleast! some of the commercials you actually had to strain to see what was going on. Don't get me wrong a handful of them looked good... but the majority of the disc sucked quality wise. The sound had a constant hissing... the image was just horrid. In between commercials was very choppy and This I cannot believe... but on some of them in between commercials there was a still image of another commercial that I thought would start but didn't... it just went to the next commercial. These discs were released by Madacy and it looks like there was nothing done at all to give you a quality product. This would have made a very good set if only they used a little quality control. However I don't feel to cheated because of two things... first the price... Its not like I paid that much for the set... only $7.80... that is $3.90 per disc... and I do suppose you get what you pay for. That and because of me being a big Sci-fi/Horror fan I really enjoyed the last chapter of the second disc... and of course the celebrity section was fun as well. My Recommendation: I would say Don't get it! I really can't suggest anyone buying this set and still feel good about myself... but if you see allot of commercials in this set and you feel you do need to get it... Do yourself a favor and get it the cheapest place you can find it... for me it was deep discount dvd. But please... if you do decide to buy this set.. don't expect much of nothing quality wise.