MASH: Season 1 packaging?

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  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    What I'm seeing on DVDfile looks like a double alpha case. I wonder if Fox could tell us exactly how this is packaged/arranged? The only way I know of to fit 24 episodes on 2 discs is to use...*shudder* DVD-18, and I know Fox wouldn't do that to us. I also hope it's not like Cleopatra with the third disc jimmied in there
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  2. Jeff Ulmer

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    It could be a Suspiria style 3 disc Alpha, but that would still mean 8 episodes per disc...
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  3. Kenneth English

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    As long as each of the three discs is dual-layer it shouldn't be a problem to cram 8 episodes on each one (especially when you consider that, sans commercials, each episode only runs about 24 minutes).
    Besides, for the quoted price ($39.95) it's a steal one way or the other! [​IMG]
     
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    Like the previous post, each episode will run approx 20 minutes without commercials. You can get 6 episodes per side that way in either 4 discs, 2 DVD-18's, or 2 flippers. I am leaning towards (citing the price) they will come out with 2 flippers.
    Seeing that the show was not filmed with today's high-tech equipment or stock, and the sound track is mono, I will guess that compression ratios will also play a part.
     
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    Based on the pics at DVDfile.com... http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-video/index.html
    ...I'd be willing to bet it's a 3-disc Alpha. It just looks thicker than the double-Alpha case shown for the MASH 5-STAR DVD (this is assuming that the two pics are both shown to the same scale...).
     

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