Why no M*A*S*H Season 2 DVD reviews?!

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  1. Brian Harnish

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    Hey -- why weren't there any MASH Season 2 DVD reviews? I just got it tonight. In fact, the DVD set caught me by surprise as I had no idea when it was going to be released; I get up to 99.9% of my DVD release info here on the HTF. Sooo...why the secrecy for MASH Season 2 on the HTF? [​IMG]
     
  2. Allan Mack

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    There's a review over at Digital Bits and some other review sites. As for here, just give it some time and the reviews will come in.
     
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    Since, it's the middle of summer when most people especially those in cold weather climates try to take advantage of the warm weather by doing outside activities along with the other numerous dvd releases I suspect that reviewers have to priortize their time. Furthermore, a dvd set covering a season of shows would take a longer period of time than most dvd reviews.

    By the way, since you have the set then how about you offering HTF a review?




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  4. Ronald Epstein

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    I declined doing a review of M*A*S*H.
    The problem is that Fox only sends 1 disc
    of the series to reviewers.
    I certainly don't blame them, because it gets
    rather expensive sending out full sets to the
    many journalists on their Press list.
    But since I am one man, doing an average of 7
    DVD reviews a week, I have prioritize what to
    review. If Columbia sends me a FULL SET of
    a TV series, I am going to review that over
    a 1-disc screener that only highlights a TV set.
    We were fortunate to get the entire Simpsons
    Season 2 box for review. That is why it was
    reviewed. Had I received anything less, I would
    have skipped the review because there's no packaging
    or choice of episodes to watch when a studio sends
    out a simple 1-disc representation of a boxed set.
    Hope that explains the situation.
     
  5. Randy A Salas

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    The other thing to keep in mind is that there are essentially no extras on the set, just the option to watch the episodes without the laugh track. If you have a summary of the Season 2 episodes from the net, you essentially have a review of the DVD set. The video/audio quality is comparable to the first-season set. I did receive a complete review copy, not just the first-disc screener, but what else is there to say? The lack of extras is disappointing considering that when I interviewed series creator Larry Gelbart about the DVD, he said he would have recorded a commentary track if he had been asked.
    Here's my write-up on it, more of an interview/article than a review:
    http://www.startribune.com/stories/459/3077190.html
     
  6. Kurt N

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    Nice article, Randy. Mr. Gelbart seens like a nice guy. His commentaries would probably be great.

    But, at this price, how can one complain?
     
  7. John_Berger

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    I just bought season 2. Give me a few days to look through it and I'll put up a review. I can't guarantee that it will be as thorough and detailed as Ron's, but I'll give it the best that I can.
     

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