1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. We will be interviewing Criterion soon. Click here for details on how you can submit a question for us to ask.
    Dismiss Notice

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.

  1. bmasters9

    bmasters9 Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    3,227
    Likes Received:
    2,947
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Ben Masters
    1/3 of the way through Season 2 on The A-Team
     
    Flashgear and Jeff Flugel like this.
  2. Rustifer

    Rustifer Screenwriter
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2017
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    4,017
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Carmel, Indiana
    Real Name:
    Russ J.
    I'm still praying for mini skirts, white go-go boots, flip hairdos and pale lipstick to return.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Message #1923 of 1930 May 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM
    Last edited: May 16, 2019 at 9:05 AM
    ScottRE

    ScottRE Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Messages:
    594
    Likes Received:
    691
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Location:
    New York, Planet Earth
    Real Name:
    Scott
    Just got started on Kino Lorber's blu ray of The Master with Lee Van Cleef and Timothy Van Patten. Oy!
     
    Flashgear and Jeff Flugel like this.
  4. Message #1924 of 1930 May 16, 2019 at 8:35 AM
    Last edited: May 16, 2019 at 1:32 PM
    Rustifer

    Rustifer Screenwriter
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2017
    Messages:
    1,337
    Likes Received:
    4,017
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Carmel, Indiana
    Real Name:
    Russ J.
    Episode Commentary
    I Dream of Jeannie
    "The Yacht Murder Case" (S1E6)

    I must admit my only rationale for watching this series is the voyeuristic opportunity aimed at Barbara Eden. Beyond that, the senseless avoidance of her physical charms and wish-granting capability by her master Tony Nelson (Larry Hagman) is enough to impel any sentient human to chewing carpet tacks in frustration. I put forth to the jury that Captain Nelson is a moron.

    Tony is tapped with the responsibility of escorting aeronautics bigwig P.J. Ferguson (David Brian) around the base, a chore made more pleasant by the inclusion of his lovely daughter Nina (Sharon Ferrell). Tony is invited to join both on P.J.'s yacht for cocktails that evening, causing him to renege on his promise to take Jeannie to the beach. Think about this for a second---Jeannie...at the beach...in a bikini...all wet...and he opts for something else...
    I repeat, Major Nelson is a moron.

    upload_2019-5-16_8-59-35. upload_2019-5-16_9-0-22. upload_2019-5-16_9-12-24.
    Sharon Ferrill, David Brian, Hayden Rorke

    Of course Jeannie does not take kindly to this rebuff and poofs onto the yacht in time to see Tony and barely-clad Nina being chummy on deck. The yacht--an obvious studio set--appears to have been constructed by a high school shop class, coupled with a backdrop projection of the ocean that showcases seemingly stationary waves--a fairly unique phenomenon in marine nature. PJ and Nina secretly catch Tony reprimanding Jeannie just before she pulls her disappearing act. Dumbfounded, they can only assume Tony murdered her by pushing the lady overboard. Major Nelson lands in jail. If you're looking for a logical conclusion to this dilemma, then it's time to put the Jim Beam back into the cupboard. As per usual, Dr. Bellows (Hayden Rorke) gets embroiled in all the nonsense and once again exhibits the aptitude of a stewed turnip.

    Randoms:
    Sharon Ferrell was one of many actresses from the 60's that I lusted after as a teen. Apparently she had that effect on a few others as she was married no less than five times--perhaps bringing a different meaning to the concept of rinse and repeat...
    Apart from Ann Landers and Jerry Mathers, Sharon is the most famous notable hailing from Sioux City, Iowa.

    [​IMG] upload_2019-5-16_9-22-4. [​IMG]

    Truly, I do hate to cheapen this thread with a bunch of exploitative and discriminatory photos.
    Nah, not really.
     
    Jeff Flugel and Flashgear like this.
  5. ScottRE

    ScottRE Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Messages:
    594
    Likes Received:
    691
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Location:
    New York, Planet Earth
    Real Name:
    Scott
    I love I Dream of Jeannie, but it took a little while for it to hit its stride. The very early episodes are less energetic than later. Once Roger was let in on the secret, the comedic timing of Hagman and Daily - along with the deadpan brilliance of Hayden Rorke - made the series truly magical. As a kid, I tuned in for Ms. Eden. As an adult, I watch for the antics of Tony, Roger and Dr. Bellows.
     
    Flashgear, Jeff Flugel and bmasters9 like this.
  6. Jeff Flugel

    Jeff Flugel Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 1999
    Messages:
    1,173
    Likes Received:
    3,136
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Osaka, Japan
    Real Name:
    Jeff Flugel
    Don't you have that backwards? ;)

    [​IMG]

    Or maybe you were ahead of the game...

    I grant you that upon recently viewing this series after several decades, that I am much more impressed with Larry Hagman's comic ability. I do agree with Russ that Major Nelson is a major moron for his continued avoidance of Jeannie's charms - though I suppose network censors and the mores of the times are more to blame...
     
    Bryan^H, Flashgear and Rustifer like this.
  7. Jeff Flugel

    Jeff Flugel Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 1999
    Messages:
    1,173
    Likes Received:
    3,136
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Osaka, Japan
    Real Name:
    Jeff Flugel
    Great photos of Ms. Ferrell, Russ! Especially the one above.
    I Dream of Jeannie seemed good at casting extremely attractive female guest stars for Jeannie to get jealous of.
     
    Rustifer and Flashgear like this.
  8. Message #1928 of 1930 May 17, 2019 at 8:56 AM
    Last edited: May 17, 2019 at 10:53 AM
    ScottRE

    ScottRE Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2005
    Messages:
    594
    Likes Received:
    691
    Trophy Points:
    610
    Location:
    New York, Planet Earth
    Real Name:
    Scott
    Maybe backwards, but that's how it went. A hormonal young pup was all over that, but as I got older and watched the show repeatedly, the comedic talents of the fellas made me laugh a lot more than Jeannie. And yeah, the standards of the time had to keep it chaste. Actually, if you watch the earlier episodes, the sexual chemistry is pushed a little harder. Jeannie actually was toned down a bit to emphasize the romantic aspects of her affections.
     
  9. Bryan^H

    Bryan^H Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2005
    Messages:
    6,165
    Likes Received:
    3,020
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    I'm OK with that:thumbsup:
     
    Rustifer likes this.
  10. Radioman970

    Radioman970 Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Messages:
    7,532
    Likes Received:
    1,346
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Could be anywhere
    Real Name:
    James Perry
    Sabrina the Teenage (23 year old and producing her own show and who is now 43) Princess. watching daily during my lunch hour while washing the dishes and having lunch and entertaining the dogs, all together..it's wild. plus, pretending not to notice Sabrina's curves since I'm in my 50s and she's still too young.

    Watched Happy Days Fonzie jumps the shark 3 parter. and just wow. It could not have been more COOL...40+ years ago. Now... weird. I do wish I still had my white t with fonz going aayyyayayyayyyyyyyy... with his thumbs.
     
    Flashgear and Jeff Flugel like this.

Share This Page