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Time/Life Press Release: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Series

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Ronald Epstein, May 9, 2017.

  1. MartinP.

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    On some level I still can't believe it happened!

    Here's a little curio that I just happened to see about a year ago. It's called "Rowan & Martin at the Movies" and was made in 1968. It's a short MGM produced film ostensibly to sell U.S. Savings Bonds and was played in movie theatres. It's very much done in the style of Laugh-In, with some guest stars. It even has a laugh track. Apparently TCM played it on their channel at some point. Let me know what your opinions are!

     
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    That's really neat. Done very much like Laugh In. But boy blink and you'll miss Carol Burnett.
     
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    The 10 minute clip "Rowan & Martin at the Movies" was fun, too bad it wasn't included on the DVD's as an extra. Thanks Martin P. for posting it.
     
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    My box isn't holding up well. Not very sturdy, and easily dented/scratched.
     
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    I wish I'd left mine in the original plastic wrap, that's what I've started doing on box sets like this to help preserve the box longer.
     
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    Last night I watched Season 2 Episode 19 on the DVD, and I did notice a few times intermittently during the episode when the video did a weird looking speed up/slow down motion for a few brief seconds. It's not really too distracting and didn't ruin the viewing experience of the episode, but it was noticeable. Maybe this is what Jesse Skeen and a few others are talking about when they say Time-Life screwed up the video.
     
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    No, I don't think that's what they mean, but I don't care what they mean anymore. These "few others" seem to be the only ones with the complaints. I'm happy!

    I also just got through watching Season 2 again. I didn't notice anything happening on Episode 19, GS: Davy Jones.
     
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    Season 2 is my favorite season. Take a closer look at episode 19 and see if you can spot the occasional speed up/slow down motion in the video. It occurs just a few times and lasts only a few seconds, but it's noticeable.

    There's another episode, I forget which one it is currently, but there's a scene where one of the women is introduced, it appears like she's about to sing a song, but instead she strolls past the piano and walks out the stage door. As she's walking off, that weird looking, speed up/slow down motion occurs again.
     
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    I guess
    Dinah Shore in season 4 is introduced and walks past the piano and out the stage door to outside and gets on a motorcycle thing. I know there's an episode where she does that. But the slow/speed up thing is done on purpose, so that may not be what you're talking about.
     
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    Yes I believe the scene with Dinah Shore is the one I was thinking about. If the speed up/slow down motion was done on purpose, maybe it was also intentionally done in episode 19 of season 2. It's a weird looking effect. Maybe the producers wanted to mess with peoples eyes. :laugh:
     
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