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What did you watch this week in classic TV on DVD(or Blu)?

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Bryan^H, Aug 28, 2015.

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    Mannix - "Bird Of Prey" Parts 1 and 2.
    Two part Mannix episodes always seem padded and slow. This last two-parter of the series from Season 8 may have been the worst offender. The recap of part 1 nearly covered the entire first act.

    Petrocelli - "Music To Die By"
    Guest star Rick Nelson still couldn't bring me around to liking this show. I know it's considered fondly on this forum, but I just can't get into this show. Plenty of familiar names in front and behind the camera here that I like, just doesn't come together. All the personalities seem forced. Not a Barry Newman fan.

    Get Smart - "Satan Place"
    Would you believe I'm still on the first season having owned this show on DVD for 100 years? How about 50? OK, it was 8. I need to watch this more frequently.

    The F.B.I. - "The Animal"
    Another show I've owned for years now and I'm still on the first season. This episode stared Charles Bronson as an escaped psychopathic killer. I'm seeing more that I like in this show as year one comes to an end. Looking forward to year two already.

    Night Court - "Contempt Of Courting"
    A season 4 episode with the cast in place that will see out the rest of the series after three years of cast chaos. Not my favorite 80's comedy, but who can resist an excuse to watch Markie Post? :wub:

    The Professionals - "Private Madness, Public Murder"
    Created by the men who gave us The Avengers, written by Anthony Read and directed by Douglas Camfield. Both veterans of Doctor Who. What's not to like for fans of classic British TV!

    Emergency! - "Inventions"
    The last episode from season three. I sometimes just pick an episode at random from shows I've completed, but still like to revisit. A childhood favorite. I've never seen a bad episode. I still get absorbed into each episode like it was the first time I saw it. A true classic.

    Doctor Who - "The Sea Devils"
    Again, another random selection from a lifetime favorite. Jon Pertwee never disappoints as the Third Doctor. Up against The Master with some cool submarine and naval action. Top of the range!

    Kojak - "Deliver Us Some Evil"
    A season one episode staring John Ritter as a thief trying to get out of the action against the wishes of his money grubbing girlfriend. I still haven't seen the entire episode. This is one of the Universal double-sided disc that freeze up. I miss about half of the first act.:angry:

    Rawhide - "Escort To Doom"
    Rip Torn guests as a Native American with a quarter white heritage who leads a band of Chiricahua braves helping with the cattle drive. I really want to like the abbreviated last season of Rawhide. It's hard to believe today, but Clint Eastwood couldn't carry this series as the lead. Eric Flemming's Gil Favor was just a stronger character and presence on the open range.
     
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    You can get that redo of it on singles from Amazon-- thought you'd want to know about that:

    https://www.amazon.com/Kojak-Season-One-Telly-Savalas/dp/B01MTXLIZQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1516098973&sr=8-1&keywords=Kojak+season+1
     
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    Thanks Ben! I somehow missed that. I told myself no more DVD purchases this month, but this might be the exception.
     
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    I've commented elsewhere on the forum on this episode. Torn is clearly about to crack up in his closeups while he's delivering cliched Native American dialogue. I would love to see some outtakes from this episode.
     
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    The Fugitive - Sn.1
    77 Sunset Strip - Sn.2 (MeTV)
     
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    Working on Gunsmoke Season 12 Vol.2.
     
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    Barney Miller - Evacuation (3.01)
    Quarantine Part I (3.02)
    Quarantine Part II (3.03)
    Bus Stop (3.04)

    Mannix - A Ticket to the Eclipse (4.01)
    One For The Lady (4.02)
    Time Out Of Mind (4.03)
    Figures In A Landscape (4.04)
     
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    Streets of San Francisco
    Going Home (2.05)
    The Stamp of Death (2.06)
    Harem (2.07)
    No Badge for Benny (2.08)

    Barney Miller
    The Election (3.05)
    Werewolf (3.06)
    The Recluse (3.07)
    Non-involvement (3.08)
    Power Failure (3.09)
    Christmas Story (3.10)
     
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    I watched The Capture of Grizzly Adams on a VHS tape as I transferred it to a DVD which was summarily transferred to my computer AND external hard drive. Don't tell me I don't believe in backup!
     
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    Great Idea for this thread. I will probably post weekly instead of a post every day. I didn't start until Thursday but here it is.

    Thursday

    Caroline in the city 1:2 Caroline and the mugger. I wish they would release seasons 3 and 4 on DVD, this is a fun lesser known show and I really like Lea Thompson.

    Daniel Boone 1:5 The Choosing. This and Bonanza are probably my two favorite westerns. I remember coming home from school and watching this.

    Friday
    What's new Scooby Doo 1:1 There's no creature like snow creature. I never seem to get tired of Scooby Doo. It made me want to get more Scooby Doo sets.

    Star Trek Voyager 1:16 Learning Curve. Star Trek is always fun, Tuvok is pretty funny in this one.

    Saturday
    Watched a Hallmark movie with my wife on Sling TV

    Sunday
    I Love Lucy 1:3 The Diet. I really enjoyed the musical Number at the end, Lucy was a good dancer.

    Walker Texas Ranger 1:9 An Innocent Man. In a world gone crazy Walker always makes me feel like good will prevail. I hadn't watched this show since updating my HDMI cable and the picture quality was much improved.
     
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    Transferring my post from the other thread to this one.

    I love it when I can find an excuse to go through different episodes of different shows with the unifying theme of looking at the credits of a particular actress. After being reintroduced to Pamela Hensley's memorable Princess Ardala in the Buck Rogers pilot film, I decided a Hensley marathon was in order.

    Adam-12 S6-"Sunburn"
    Kojak S1-"Death Is Not A Passing Grade"
    McMillan And Wife S4-"Downshift To Danger"
    The Rockford Files S1-"Say Goodbye To Jennifer"
    Six Million Dollar Man S4-"The Ultimate Imposter"
    Vegas S1-"Ghost Of The Ripper"
    Buck Rogers S1-"Escape From Wedded Bliss"
    Buck Rogers S1-"Ardala Returns"

    It ended up being a fascinating journey in how someone could rise up the ladder in the Universal contract system, beginning with small part ("Adam-12") to a showcase for an up and comer ("Rockford Files") to Buck Rogers where she is front and center.
     
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    I'm currently streaming S5 of Daniel Boone. Always one of my favorite shows growing up.

    I watched a PBS special last night that I taped in 1990, In the Hank Williams Tradition. As big of a Hank fan as I am, I have somehow failed to transfer that special to DVD, so I rectified that situation last night. Of course a copy now resides on my hard drive and external backup drive. I also copied over a Doc Watson special a friend gave me that was taped on the now defunct TNN.
     
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    I picked up VEI's Matt Houston set over Christmas, she was a co-star on that show also.
     
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    She appeared in the 1980 theatrical version of Get Smart. The Nude Bomb.
     
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    You're perfectly of the right to have that opinion, but to be honest, I disagree-- when I purchased that Petrocelli release, me already having been the fan of O-R CBS 1957-66 Perry Mason (well, at least enough to own seven seasons' worth), I felt sure that I was in for a treat. Well, over the time I spent seeing through Petrocelli, my belief in it paid off splendidly-- to me, it was as much the treat as Perry Mason, and as such, that release is one of my most prized ones, and as I've said many a time here (IIRC), well worth the money.
     
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    I thought I was in for a treat too. It's just not for me. I need to find the right episode before a show "clicks" for me sometimes. Even with what many consider classics. I'll get around to viewing more. It may be years based on my current back log. See post 101 for how long it's taken me to watch The F.B.I.

    I've been informed and turned on to so many TV shows and movies on this site I never would have known about. I don't expect to like them all. I enjoy reading the different opinions raised here.
     
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    Still working my way through Barney Miller (got the complete set for Christmas).

    Hash (3.11) - still one of the funniest episodes of this series.
    Smog Alert (3.12)
    Community Relations (3.13)
    The Rand Report (3.14)
     
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    1/11/2018 - 1/21/2018:

    Perry Mason
    : "The Case of the Restless Redhead" (Season 1, Episode 1, 1957)
    Perry Mason: "The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece" (Season 1, Episode 2, 1957)
    Perry Mason: "The Case of the Nervous Accomplice" (Season 1, Episode 3, 1957)
    Perry Mason: "The Case of the Drowning Duck" (Season 1, Episode 4, 1957)
    The Andy Griffith Show: "Ellie for Council" (Season 1, Episode 10, 1960)
    The Andy Griffith Show: "Stranger in Town" (Season 1, Episode 12, 1960)
    Decoy: "The Phoner" (Season 1, Episode 3, 1957)
    M Squad: "Pete Loves Mary" (Season 1, Episode 4, 1957)
    Dark Shadows: Episode #666 (1969)
    Have Gun Will Travel: "The Great Mojave Chase" (Season 1, Episode 3, 1957)

    I also watched the entire 2-season run of Magic City (2012-2013), which is made up of a total of 16 episodes. It's currently being streamed on Netflix, but the service will be dropping it on Feb 1st.
     
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    To honor the passing of Peter Wyngarde, I watched an episode of DEPARTMENT S on Blu-Ray - "Spencer Bodily Is 60 Years Old." This is a really fun late 60s ITC show, and Wyngarde is terrific as the chain-smoking, ladies' man dandy Jason King, but this ep was a little disjointed and didn't do enough with its crazy premise. Still an entertaining watch, and I will likely watch a few more before the week is out. Network's remastered, region free blu-rays of the show look outstanding.

    The new "second event miniseries" (i.e. season 11) of THE X-FILES has inspired me to give some of the older episodes of the show a spin. Watched "War of the Coprophages" from season 3 (love the episodes written by mad genius Darin Morgan), and, from season 5, "Arcadia" (Mulder and Scully play house to solve strange disappearances in a suburban housing community) and "Alphas" (a werewolf episode I had somehow missed the first time around).
     
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    Thanks, morasp, for letting me know about that VEI MATT HOUSTON complete series set. I have fond memories of watching the show back in the 80s, but the previous OOP set was way too pricey for my tastes. From what I remember, the show changed format a bit in the second season. Will try and pick this set up soon.
     
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