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Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters Show (The Best of,)
One of the best things about Saturday nights in 1980 was tuning in to
watch "Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters" on NBC. The show
was huge, with 40 million viewer at it's peak (almost twice the
number of viewers Seinfeld had at it's peak). This is a "Best of"
set, with material from various episodes. Time/Life says the
collection includes 65 songs, I didn't count, I'll take their word.
Highlights are: Barbara Mandrell: Sleeping Single in a Double Bed * Dolly
Parton: 9 to 5 * Johnny Cash: I Walk the Line * The Mandrell Sisters:
Dueling Banjos * Roy Rogers and Dale Evans: Happy Trails * Marty Robbins:
El Paso. Includes performances from legendary artists like:
Alabama, Kenny Rogers, John Schneider, Bob Hope, Glen
Campbell, Ray Charles, The Statler Brothers,
Charlie Daniels Band,
B.J. Thomas and more. Read My Complete Review Here.
Get Smart - The Complete Collection Yes, this is the ultimate
good news/bad news story of classic TV. Get Smart on DVD is
scheduled to ship on November 15th, the bad news is it's being
offered exclusively by Time Life and they are only selling it as a
complete set at the price of
$199.96! You get all 138 original episodes of the Emmy®
Award-winning series, each re-mastered and restored for flawless clarity,
on 25 DVDs. Plus you get over 9 hours of bonus material including
never-before-seen bloopers, interviews and commentaries, rare TV footage
and much more! All in a special phone booth collector's box with photos
and booklets for each season of Get Smart! It breaks down to $40 a
season and they're offering an installment plan. If you're like me
and not willing to shell out $200 or make monthly payments on a set of
DVDs, you can wait until November 2007 and it'll be available in
Pyle U.S.M.C. The Complete First Season. This
is my favorite season of Gomer Pyle. The first season is in black
and white, and was more believable than subsequent seasons.
Sergeant Carter (Frank Sutton) was a loud no-nonsense drill
instructor, Gomer (Jim Nabors) was a naive country bumpkin
enlisted private. There's no way these two would have any kind of
relationship during off duty hours, but by the third season
Gomer and Carter are double-dating. Although later seasons did
have funny episodes, I enjoy the more realistic tone of this season.
Duke, Frankie, Lester and Larry were some of Gomer's pals at Camp Henderson, and Lou Anne Poovie was his sometimes girlfriend who worked as a singer at the Blue Bird Cafe, where Gomer
and the boys often hung out. Features: Ted Bessell, William Christopher, Forrest Compton, Richard Houde
and many others. The DVD set includes All 30 episodes from the
1964-65 season on five discs plus the "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." pilot episode from
"The Andy Griffith Show" There are audio introductions by Jim Nabors on select episodes,
a Jim Nabors interview from "The David Frost Show," a clip
from "The Jim Nabors Hour," and and episode from "The Lucy Show," "Lucy Gets Caught In The Draft."
Those are some pretty good "extras," I hope they've saved some
good stuff for future releases.
According to the
Kathy Garver website,
Kathy recorded a bonus feature for the third season release of Family
Affair on DVD with a round table panel at the Hollywood Heritage Museum.
That's for the third season, it's the second season that's being released
on November 21. Family
Affair Season Two includes all 30 episodes from the
series' second season--including "Birds, Bees and Buffy," "Go Home, Mr.
French," "The New Cissy," "The Mrs. Beasley Story," and "Family
Portrait"--are featured in a five-disc set, which also includes: the
featurette, "An Affair to Remember" (interview with Kathy
Girl: Season Two comes out on November 14th and includes all 30
episodes from the series' second season--including "Pass the Potatoes,
Ethel Merman," "There's Nothing to Be Afreud of But Freud Himself," "The
Mailman Cometh," "Odpdypalhimcaifss," and "Old Man's Darling"--are
featured in a four-disc set. Bonus material includes: "Two's Company" an
unaired pilot episode; audio commentary; interview; TV spots. This season
of That Girl won a Golden Globe for Best TV Star, Female,
1967 - Marlo Thomas. By April of 1968, That Girl was the most-watched sitcom on American TV.(Source: Stephen Cole,
That Book About That Girl: The Unofficial Companion Renaissance Books, 1999.
another annoying obstacle, on October 3rd
Gimme a Break
will be released, but it won't be for sale in the US, only in Canada, but
we can buy it from amazon.ca, and have it shipped to the US. The
regular price is $34.95, but they're taking 30% off so it's $24.95, but
the shipping to the US is $10 so the price is about $34.95. Is it me
or is this just maddening? It contains all 22 episodes, Nell Goes to
Jail, Grandpa's Visit, Porko's, The Chief's Gay Evening, Grandpa Robs a
Bank and 17 others.
Name Is Earl: Season One came out September 19th.
All 24 first-season episodes--including "Pilot," "Stole Beer from a
Golfer," "Monkeys in Space," "Boogeyman," and "Number One"--are collected
in this set. I deliberately avoided the reruns on TV so all these
great episode would still be fresh when my DVD got here.
lastly, here's a treat for TV fans, An Evening With Paul Lynde
You loved him in "Bye Bye Birdie" and on "Bewitched"
and "Hollywood Squares," and now Paul Lynde lives again in this
captivating one-man show starring Michael Airington as the sardonic
"center square." Through his astonishing impersonation of Lynde, Airington
offers a hilarious--and surprisingly poignant--overview of the late
funnyman's life and career. 72 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby
Digital 5.1; deleted scene; interview.
Bob Newhart Show: The Complete Fourth SeasonAll 24 episodes from the fourth season--including "The Longest Good-Bye,"
"Carol's Wedding," "Who Is Mr. X?," "Over the River and Through the Woods," and
"Peeper Two"--are featured in a three-disc set. An audio commentary on
selected episodes; featurette; gag reel.
Hart To Hart: The Complete Second SeasonAll 20 episodes from the second season--including "Murder, Murder on the Wall,"
"Ex-Wives Can Be Murder," "Solid Gold Murder," "The Murder of Jonathan Hart,"
and "Blue Chip Murder"--are featured in a five-disc set.
My Name Is Earl: Season One All 24 first-season episodes--including "Pilot," "Stole Beer from a Golfer," "Monkeys in Space," "Boogeyman," and "Number One"--are collected in this set.
The King Of Queens: 6th Season
All 24 episodes from season six--including the two-part "Doug Less," "Santa
Claustrophobia," "Frigid Heirs," "Icky Shuffle," and "Awful Bigamy"--are
included in a three-disc set.
The Book Of Daniel: The Complete Series
Cancelled after just four
episodes under pressure from conservative Christian groups, this controversial
series starred Aidan Quinn as Daniel Webster, an Episcopalian minister who
engaged in regular conversations with Jesus Christ (Garret Dillahunt), seeking
advice on everything from Church politics and family drama to his addiction to
prescription medication. With Susanna Thompson, Alison Pill, Christian Campbell,
Ivan Shaw, and Ellen Burstyn. All eight episodes from the series--including
"Temptation," "Forgiveness," "Withdrawal," "Revelations," and "Betrayal"--are
featured in this two-disc set.
The Complete Second Season
All 22 episodes from the second season--including "When Push Comes
to Shove, Part 2," "Dead Aim," "Still Life," "S.O.S.,"
and "Twice Upon a Time"--are featured in a six-disc set. Audio commentary on selected episodes;
deleted scenes; featurette; more.
Ellen: The Complete Season Four
All 25 fourth-season episodes--including "Give Me Equity or Give Me Death," "Splitsville,
Man," "Kiss My Bum," "Reversal of Misfortune," and the two-part "The Puppy
Episode," which depicted Ellen's "coming out"--are featured in a three-disc set.
Audio commentary on selected episodes.
Family: The Complete First Season All
13 episodes from the debut season--including "Vint and the Kids Move In,"
"Cellmates," "Mama's Boyfriend," "Alien Marriage," and "Mama's Silver"--are
featured in a two-disc set.
The Munsters: Two-Movie Fright Fest
The Munsters make their movie debut
in "Munster, Go Home!" (1966), which takes them to England to claim a castle
Herman's inherited. Little do they know that the place is being used as a
headquarters for crooks who plan to scare the Munsters out of there. Fred
Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Butch Patrick, Hermione Gingold, Terry-Thomas
star. And, TV's freaky family is back in the howl-arious feature-length TV movie
"The Munsters' Revenge" (1981). When a mad scientist creates robot doubles of
Herman and Grandpa and uses them to rob banks, it's up to the Munsters to catch
the real crooks. Gwynne, DeCarlo, Lewis, and Sid Caesar star.
Tree Hill: The Complete Third Season All
22 episodes from the third season--including "Like You Like an Arsonist," "A
Multitude of Casualties," "All Tomorrow's Parties," "I Slept with Someone in
Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me," and "The Show
Must Go On"--are collected in a six-disc set. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack:
English; Subtitles: French, Spanish; audio commentary on selected episodes;
deleted scenes; "making of" documentary; outtakes.
Riptide: The Complete First Season
All 13 episodes from the debut
season--including the feature-length "Riptide," "Somebody's Killing the Great
Geeks of America," "The Mean Green Love Machine," "Raiders of the Lost Sub," and
"Something Fishy"--are featured in a three-disc set.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: The Complete Third Season
All 13 third-season
episodes--including "Circumcision," "Life Coaching," "College," "Ghost Busters,"
and "The Best"--are included in a three-disc set. Dolby Digital stereo
Surround; filmographies; photo gallery.
Company: Season Eight All 22 episodes
from the final season--including "Jack, Be Quick," "The Odd Couples," "Janet
Shapes Up," "Forget Me Not," and the two-part series finale "Friends and
Lovers"--are featured in a four-disc set. Standard; Soundtrack: English;
Scrubs: The Complete Fourth Season
All 25 episodes from season
four--including "My Old Friend's New Friend," "My Life in Four Cameras," "My
Roommates," "My Big Move," and "My Changing Ways"--have been collected in a
three-disc set. 9 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1;
bonus footage; featurettes.
& Simon: Season One All 13 first-season
episodes--including "Details at Eleven," "A Recipe for Disaster," "Ashes to
Ashes, And None Too Soon," "Double Entry," and "Tanks for the Memories"--are
featured in a four-disc set. 11 1/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English
Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH).
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Two
39 episodes from the series's second season--including "Kill with Kindness"
(with Hume Cronyn), "Toby" (with Jessica Tandy), "Number Twenty-Two" (with Rip
Torn), "A Man Greatly Beloved" (with Cedric Hardwicke), "The Indestructible Mr.
Weems" (with Robert Middleton), and "A Little Sleep" (with Vic Morrow)--are
collected in a five-disc set.
Love: The Complete First Season
All 12 episodes from the first season--including "Pilot," "Viagra Blue,"
"Affair," "A Barbecue for Betty," and "The Ceremony"--are featured in this set.
11 1/2 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital
5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish;
audio commentary; featurette; more.
Charmed: The Complete Sixth Season
All 21 episodes from season six--including the two-part "Valhalley of the
Dolls," "The Power of Three Blondes," "I Dream of Phoebe," "Hyde School
Reunion," and the two-part "It's a Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad World"--have been
collected in a six-disc set. 16 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtracks: English
Dolby Digital stereo Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo Surround.
She Wrote: The Complete Fourth Season All
22 episodes from the fourth season--including "A Fashionable Way to Die," "It
Runs in the Family," "Indian Giver," "Curse of the Daanau," and "The Body
Politic"--are featured in a five-disc set. Standard; Soundtrack: English;
Subtitles: English (SDH); bonus episode.
Starsky & Hutch: The Complete Fourth Season
All 21 episodes from season four--including "Discomania," "The Avenger,"
"Black and Blue," "Starsky vs. Hutch," and the series finale "Sweet
Revenge"--are included in a five-disc set. Soundtrack: English Dolby
'70s Show: Season Five All 25 episodes
from the fifth season--including "Going to California," "Black Dog," "Whole
Lotta Love," "The Immigrant Song," and "Celebration Day"--are featured in a
four-disc set. Featurettes; TV spots.
Bewitched: The Complete Fourth Season
33 episodes from season four--including "Long Live the Queen," "No Zip in My
Zap," "I Get Your Nanny, You Get My Goat," "Tabitha's Cranky Spell," and "Splitsville"--have
been collected in a four-disc set.
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea: Season 2, Vol. 1
The first 13
episodes of the second season (the first to be broadcast in
color)--including "Jonah and the Whale," "The Cyborg," "Leviathan," "The
Machines Strike Back," and "The Monster from Outer Space"--are featured in a
Wings: The Complete Third Season All 22
episodes from the third season--including "The Naked Truth," "I Ain't Got No
Bunny," "The Late Mrs. Biggins," "Planes, Trains and Visiting Cranes," and
"As Fate Would Have It"--are collected in a four-disc set.
The O.C.: The Complete Third Season
25 episodes from the third season--including "The Aftermath," "The Anger
Management," "The Game Plan," "The Day After Tomorrow," and "The
Graduates"--are included in a seven-disc set.
At last, after years of digging up those
shabby PD copies of Petticoat Junction from the cheapie bins at
Walmart, it's here! The real deal, authorized by the Paul Henning
estate, a 26 episode DVD of the best of Petticoat Junction!
26 restored episodes, 11 hours, on three discs, from the black and
white "lost episodes!" Also includes a "making of"
documentary; interviews; TV spots; more. OK, I wanted full season
releases, but this is great too. Click