Did anyone pick up the Australian release Seasons 1-4 of My Three Sons that came out a few months ago? I was wondering if the episodes in this were the same edited ones with the same substituted music cues as the domestic releases.
Wrong forum. This should be in the TV on Blu ray and dvd section. I’m sure a mod could move it for you.Did anyone pick up the Australian release Seasons 1-4 of My Three Sons that came out a few months ago? I was wondering if the episodes in this were the same edited ones with the same substituted music cues as the domestic releases.
Sorry. Thank you.Wrong forum. This should be in the TV on Blu ray and dvd section. I’m sure a mod could move it for you.
The best price for the set appear to be at JB Hi-Fi, but no idea what they would charge for shipping:
The set is about $75 US, including shipping from Australia to Japan. As I only have the first season, I will likely pick this up at some point soon. So far, there is no sign of this set being sold on Deep Discount DVD...where the MOD volume sets are still retailing for around $35 each.
I look forward to hearing your report, Jeff. I hope you don't get bitten in the butt with the purchase.
My wife Peg has asked me about watching some seasons of My Three Sons so I was quite disappointed when I dug up HTF discussion on various MTS releases and read about the music replacement.
While I had seen the color episodes when growing up, the B/W episodes were brand new to me. We watched the first two seasons from the formal releases and enjoyed them very much. We could not tell of anything odd with the music and the video was excellent. Unless you are very familiar with these early seasons or have a special talent for spotting music substitutions there is a good chance you will enjoy these early seasons just fine. Seasons 3 through 5 supposedly do not have any music substitutions. However, they were not remastered and some episodes have syndicated edits.
Australian sets sometimes are NTSC and sometimes PAL - do you know what format this one is?
Thank you Jeff for taking a chance on the R4 set of My Three Sons S1-4, (Madman?)...several of us will be quite interested in your report as to whether the film sources and music, both original and dreaded replacements, differs from the CBS/P and CBS MOD sets...I expect several Amazon Marketplace dealers that I use will stock this new import set later this year...I have the first two seasons of the R1 sets already, but have been put off of buying seasons 3 to 5 in the expensive MOD split-season sets that are available on this side of the far Pacific...Went ahead and ordered this S1-4 set from the above website. The price had gone up about $15 US for a while, but it dropped back down to $63 AUD, so I pulled the trigger today. Might take a while for it to get to me here in Japan, but once I receive it, I will check through the set thoroughly to let those interested know if there are any differences from the US DVDs.
The box lists both PAL and NTSC so I would guess that they’ve used the original Region 4 PAL discs for Season 1 and the rest of the boxset is in NTSC, and direct ports of the Region 1 releases.
Thanks, Randall...agreed on all of that! I know some people are extremely sensitive to PAL speed-up...thankfully, I am not one of them, so am able to enjoy the many Region 2 discs in my collection, as you do. I can see how speed-up might be an issue when it comes to Hitchcock, with his slow, deep, very distinctive voice. I'm glad that you are nonetheless able to still enjoy those sets, seeing as how no one in Region 1 has seen fit to release them.Thank you Jeff for taking a chance on the R4 set of My Three Sons S1-4, (Madman?)...several of us will be quite interested in your report as to whether the film sources and music, both original and dreaded replacements, differs from the CBS/P and CBS MOD sets...I expect several Amazon Marketplace dealers that I use will stock this new import set later this year...I have the first two seasons of the R1 sets already, but have been put off of buying seasons 3 to 5 in the expensive MOD split-season sets that are available on this side of the far Pacific...
I'm glad that PAL speed-up pitch in audio doesn't aggravate me the way it does others...only with well known voices like Alfred Hitchcock is it more noticeable, who's voice I can clearly hear in my mind, having grown up with this icon over a lifetime...that's the case for me with my R2 Fabulous Films' sets of Alfred Hitchcock Presents season 7 and Alfred Hitchcock Hour seasons 1 to 3...if not corrected by some high-tech method I'm not interested in pursuing, PAL will be reflected thusly in the running time, as it is with the Hitchcock Hour sets coming in at nearly 49 minutes rather than a little over 51 minutes...the effect mimics the few time-sped NTSC R1 sets I have, like Image's old World Vision transfers of Combat! seasons 1 to 4 (Season 5 in color was newly remastered for DVD and thus not time-sped)...and some other vintage shows shown on the old Goodlife channel, like 12 O'clock High, that I have on alternate DVD-R that are complete and unedited but time-sped by 4% for cable broadcast...
The CBS MOD sets are insanely expensive...I paid about $100 Canadian ($75 U.S.) for my two volumes of Ben Casey Season 1...the only other CBS MOD sets I have are the two seasons of the 1957-59 Barbara Eden/Merry Anders/Lisa Gaye sitcom How to Marry a Millionaire...I do mean to pick up the CBS MOD two seasons of The Californians at some point...that CBS MOD program is weird, slow, and too pricey...although I will pay these prices if I must for rare and highly sought programs, there's just a lot of WAC, KL and Criterion Blu-rays calling for my dollars too...I know that what CBS MOD have released thus far is contingent on clearances and existing film transfers on hand...totally dependent on whatever arcane maneuvers have taken place among governing executives prior to the monster corporate re-merger recently...and speculation as to whether the CBS MOD program itself is dead at this point...but someone at CBS cared enough about these old shows that they launched the MOD program...we'll see if the merger and pandemic double whammy have done it in...I'd dearly love to see Ben Casey's full run of 5 seasons to be available...and of course wish that the film transfers for Our Miss Brooks were intact...
Almost above all, I just wish that CBS/P would strike new 35 mm vault film transfers for seasons 2, 3 and 4 of The Defenders (E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed NYC based 1961-65 classic TV drama), ...that would enable Shout! Factory to release the rest of the series on DVD...or failing that, release the whole series themselves, doing justice to the archival holdings of the once proud "Tiffany Network"...dreaming, I know...
Well, Brad, while I certainly agree with you that the show is good enough that the first two seasons are still worth getting on DVD despite the music substitutions, and that a good many people might not notice the changes, I must respectfully disagree with you on how egregiously bad some of the Mark Heyes' replacement music is. It's less offensive on some episodes, certainly, but on others it is painful.