COMBAT - The Complete First Season - How's the Quality?

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^ Same here. If anyone has bought the recent individual releases, let us know. I'm 99% that they're the same Image transfers from the previous releases.
 

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i believe thay are the same time compressed episodes from before. season 5 was the only season that did not suffer from time compression.
 

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Eastmancolor said:
Has anyone seen the new Image release of season one of COMBAT and if so, how's the quality? Any better than the previous releases?
It may take a while to get the info on the reissue releases since a lot of collectors had bought the original volumn releases or the box set.
kingfish said:
i believe thay are the same time compressed episodes from before. season 5 was the only season that did not suffer from time compression.
True. Although most of S1-4 are TC'ed, the good part is they're not (scene) edited.

There are a few S1-4 episodes that escaped TC.

I hoped for a remastered release using the original elements but glad to get the complete series on DVD years ago.
 

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I'm considering buying all 5 seasons as a blind buy (either the complete season sets currently being issued by Image or the complete series set). It's really just a matter of getting the right price.

Darby
 

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Darby67 said:
I'm considering buying all 5 seasons as a blind buy (either the complete season sets currently being issued by Image or the complete series set). It's really just a matter of getting the right price.

Darby
Hope you get a good price soon. That complete set is historically pricey, usually averaging around $160 at Amazon although I've seen it as low as $101 in the past.

The price doesn't drop often though.

I looked at a couple of Amazon reviews so take this for what it's worth. Someone posted this about the recent S1 re-release:
This set is a repackaging of the time-compressed, syndicated version of the episodes. They run 46 to 47 minutes long each, rather than 50 min plus for the original full-length episodes. I have an advance copy and checked the running times myself.
To clarify, the TC'ed Image releases are the complete episodes (scenes).
 

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Darby67 said:
Combat: The Completer Series being re-released: http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Combat-The-Complete-Series/18837

Darby
That was interesting when a friend mentioned that TSoD had posted that yesterday.

Even though it appears to be re-released from another studio besides Image, I don't see anything in the news post that indicates new transfers or remastering.

Part of Dave's post at TSoD:
Expected to have the same on-disc content as the 2005 release of "The Battle Box," this 40-disc set will come in a new box...
 

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Jeff, thank you for introducing me to Combat! I have purchased and viewed seasons 1 through 3 and I am really loving this show. Season 4 is on its way and season 5 will be purchased next pay check. Thanks again.

Darby
 

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