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After School Specials: 1976-1977 DVD Set
After School Specials 1976-1977 DVD Set
Actors: Carol Jones, Melendy Britt, Dennis Bowen, Tara Talboy, Alice Nunn
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests, Television, Educational, Animation
G     2004     3hr 0min

After School Specials - Francesca Baby / Beat the Turtle Drum Martin Tahse is the most prolific and successful producer of After School Specials. His 26 productions have won numerous awards and prizes including 18 Emmys th...  more »


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Actors: Carol Jones, Melendy Britt, Dennis Bowen, Tara Talboy, Alice Nunn
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interests, Television, Educational, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Love & Romance, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Special Interests, Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Educational, Animation
Studio: BCI / Sunset Home Visual Entertainment (SHE)
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/12/2004
Original Release Date: 10/06/1976
Theatrical Release Date: 10/06/1976
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 3hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 12
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Nicely done educational drama for the kids of the 70's
Michael Rogers | Webster, New York United States | 11/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Here is the sad truth about the video quality. It's not due to bad DVD mastering. These shows were filmed on film but then they were post produced and edited on videotape(Videotronics was the company). Videotape of the 1970's. You get the idea. The best broadcast quality videotape of yesteryear is no match for DVD quality of today (as fans of the classic Norman Lear videotaped sitcoms have found out).

Add to that the deterioration that the master tapes have experienced then it all adds up to that we are seeing it as good as it's ever going to get (unless someone digs up the original film and edit that together).

the packaging is truly inspired and remarkable and the quality concerns were unavoidable."
Good fun with great menus and packaging
Cosmo | SC, California | 12/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I actually don't find the quality to be all that horrible. Looks like I would expect from 70's vidio TV. Colors are nowhere near as vivid as we now expect from HDTV but the shows themselves are fun and include some talent that has gone on to do some new favorites. Also the packaging and full motion animated menus are excellent."
A great piece of 70s Americana!
Brett Heitkam | Lena, IL United States | 01/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These old after school specials have aged very well...Children and teens watching them today would have no trouble identifying with the characters and their issues, especially if they had gone through some of the same things themselves (i.e. having an alcoholic parent, the death of a sibling, etc.). The picture quality on these shows are not bad at all. They may not be digitally remastered, but they are very, very watchable and I have seen MUCH worse! Brentwood Communications/BCI Eclipse (the company that released these shows) continues to amaze me with the stuff they put out; when it comes to quality at a low price, they do not disappoint. It's very rare to find "bargain bin" DVDs, ESPECIALLY of old 70s TV shows that are watchable; if anyone thinks the quality on these shows are bad, check out some of the bargain bin "Lucy Show" DVDs sometime...THAT is poor dropouts, horrible color, artifacting, and dirt and grain. These shows have none of those problems. Do yourself a favor and pick these After School Specials up. You won't be disappointed!"
After School Specials
Charles Sean Murchison | TEXAS | 02/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am 46 years old and use to watch the After School Specials when I was a child and still enjoy them today. The after School Specials are nice clean stories that all can watch. I recommend these stories for all age groups to enjoy."