S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r
(aka 'Beverly Hillbillies: The Ultimate Collection, Vol. 1')
Created by Paul Henning
Joseph Depew, Robert M. Leeds, Ralph Levy, Guy Scarpitta and Richard Whorf
USA 1962 - 63
How do I write to successfully convey my love for a sitcom called
HILLBILLIES? Well, the answer is 'I don't' - being one of the most syndicated
shows in television history you'd have to have lived in a cave not to have seen
at least one episode. But perhaps I am thinking everyone is as old as I am...
and after questioning my two nieces (in University now - I have a much older
sister ,by the way) they have only vague recollections of the 1993 disaster film
of the same name - poor, culturally deprived girls.
Television Premiere: September 26th, 1962 - USA and Canada
DVD Review: Mpi Media Group (4 discs Ultimate Collection - Vol. 1) - Region 0 - NTSC
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|Distribution||Mpi Media Group - Region 0 - NTSC|
|Runtime||Each episode is around 23:30 minutes each X 27 = total is about 12 hours|
Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.49 mb/s (sample)
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Dolby)|
|Subtitles||English (close captioned), Spanish, French, None|
• Disc 1
Chapters: 1 in each episode X
= 27 in total
• Disc 1
Chapters: 1 in each episode X 27 = 27 in total
I have seen various faux-appearing DVD incarnations, but nothing that made me think that what was slapped together may be a definitive keepsake of the show I love so much. This however, authorized by creator Henning's estate, is probably the closest we will get.
It is not prefect, but it is about what I anticipated - the image is non-progressive and exhibits combing (see last capture of 'Pearl') - it looks un-manipulated and the condition is generally looking weak but certainly tube viewable. Audio is acceptable but has some occasional miscues. The 5-6 episodes are on dual layered discs.
The extras are wonderful - from the previously unaired Pilot episode (and its alternate title- see below), to Clampetts making adverts, featurettes, interviews, and an introduction by Linda Kaye Henning (daughter). I doubt you could do much more unless someone had the wallet for restoration (but that isn't likely) or commentary (which would be inappropriate). I am especially happy with the inclusions of optional subtitles - albeit a previously unseen font style.
Well, I strongly recommend cause I don't remember this being as funny as it is - great fun ideed! -out of
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