Taxi - The Complete First Season (1978)

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Steve K.H., Oct 9, 2004.

  1. Steve K.H.

    Steve K.H. Supporting Actor

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    Well, it's out on
    Tuesday

    and I can't find a review anywhere. There's no indication on any extras on the site either.[​IMG]

    What took so long in releasing this anyway? Will be good to see this one out but remember... the Reverend Jim didn't appear in Season One.

    Anyone else finds a review, go ahead an paste a link.
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  2. Matthew Green

    Matthew Green Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm just getting it for Andy Kaufman...I am reading Zmuda's book for the second time in a row and just watched DVD Man on the Moon...
     
  3. Jaime_Weinman

    Jaime_Weinman Supporting Actor

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    I posted this in another thread, but here's my review of the first season.

    And Reverend Jim actually did appear in one episode in season 1, as a guest character. He became a regular in season 2 on the strength of that one episode.
     
  4. Scott Kimball

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    There are no special features.

    I have no plans to review this set... I've got about 10 discs to review, but expect to only get to about six of them done before the end of the week - and that will be a stretch.

    I'm expecting to move on Friday / Saturday (15/16), so I won't be set up to do reviews for several days.

    -Scott
     
  5. Chris:L

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    Maybe a different HTF DVD Reviewer could do a Review... if it's too hard for Scott to do because he's got so many to do... then again wouldn't the other HTF DVD Reviewers be busy as well?
     
  6. Paul Miller

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    There doesn't seem to be many Taxi DVD reviews out there, wouldn't it make more sense to review the title everyone else isn't reviewing?


    Paul
     
  7. Scott Kimball

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    Nor are there any reviews for:
    Conquest of Space
    D.A.R.Y.L.
    Explorers
    The Bellboy
    The Patsy
    Love Me if You Dare

    Paramount has sent me far more product than I can review, lately. When that happens, I have to prioritize. Even if I weren't busy with other things, there is no way I can review all fifteen titles that Paramount has sent my way in the last few weeks.

    Since there is a link to a review of Taxi in this thread, I'll have to focus my energies on other titles. I'm going to attempt six titles in six days... that's a lot even without a busy schedule - since I usually average two or three titles per week.
     
  8. Chris:L

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    Scott, how do you review so many titles so quickly?
     
  9. Scott Kimball

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    This week, most of these titles are not SE's - they have no special features. Those are quick and easy to review. Since I'm not going to be set up to review DVDs for about a week during / after my move, I want to review my backlog of discs before next weekend. Six titles in one week is very unusual for me, and I may not even make that goal.

    Usually, I do two or three titles per week. Major SE's take me a couple of days, barebones take me viewing time plus one hour or so. TV season sets, I usually try to view a sampling of at least five or six episodes plus all the special features (if any), and that can take some time. On average, I spend three evenings per week viewing content and making notes, and I take some time during my days and on weekends and use a laptop for writing up the reviews wherever I happen to be.

    That's over and above a regular full-time job, and a part time job teaching Digital Imaging at a local college.

    It's a labor of love...

    -Scott
     
  10. David Coleman

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    Well I just wanted to share a little of this. I have watched disc one of the set and while the picture looks dated the big concern to me is that there are moments of absolute blurriness!! It's not all through the set but it's very noticable in certain scenes. Kinda reminds me of the bluriness that was on HEAVEN CAN WAIT that's real noticable.
     
  11. Sam Favate

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    The blurry scenes seem to be few, and I suspect it has to do with the source tapes. I like the way the discs look in terms of color and most of the scenes are pretty clear.

    I'm enjoying this show; I forgot how good it was.
     
  12. Chris:L

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    I saw it in the Target the other day (the same target with the Munsters incident) and I only had about 80 bucks on me... picked up the Star Wars Trilogy instead. But I do plan to pick up a copy of TAXI.
     
  13. Casey Trowbridg

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    I plan to pick this up as well, although I really am looking forward to the second season moreso than the first.
     
  14. Jonathan_Clarke

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    Got this for xmas and it was even better than I remembered. Even without Reverend Jim it's a classic. T

    he scene where Bobby gets held up is wirth the set alone. That could have been a sketch on any show ever and it would have been wonderful.
     

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