Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Beyond Belief Season One|
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Studio: Starz/sphe Release Date: 08/28/2007
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Best Show EVER On Television!
David E Hillhouse | 39303 | 08/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Whoever decided to cancel this show from it's original run should have his or her butt kicked. I have been begging and pleading on www.TVShowsOnDVD.com for 4 years for this to be released as season sets on DVD, and it finally happened!
This beats the heck out of ALL reality TV. If you have never watched this show, you owe it to yourself to purchase this DVD set. Each episode presents to the viewer 4 seperate strange and unusual paranormal stories, and it is up to you to guess which one(s) are true stories, and which ones are fakes made up by the show's producers!
The thing is, you will be surprised which stories actually happened somewhere in the United States!! VERY spooky and VERY entertaining!!"
My thoughts on Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Jefferson1826 | Vancouver, WA | 07/09/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"For those unfamiliar with Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction:
This show, hosted by James Brolin for the first year, and Jonathan Frakes for the remaining three years, was an anthology show that featured five individual supernatural stories a week.
Some were completely imagined by one of the staff writers for the show, while the remainder of them were based on real events researched by author Robert Tralins. The best part about this show was that you would have to guess which stories were true and which were false until the last five minutes of the program, where all was revealed.
Now that you have become acquainted with the nature of the program, let me tell you what I think of it all these years after new episodes stopped showing up on Fox.
Beyond Belief was not one of the best anthology series' ever made; the acting was usually pretty wooden, the writing was frequently horrible, some of the stories were just plain ridiculous. Frankly. most of the time even the "true" stories strained credulity.
Yet despite the shortcomings of it's production, there were moments when this program gave me a chill. Two of my favorites include the first season story about the mausoleum that keeps getting ransacked at night, and the one in the third or fourth year about the vicious grave digger and the eerie old woman who begins to haunt him.
The two DVDs that make up Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction's first season are nothing special; there are no special features and there are no chapter breaks within the individual episodes, which for an anthology show makes no sense, but the picture quality is good, and the price point is cheap enough that I can live without chapter breaks.
I know I've been pretty hard on this show so far, but the truth is that despite all it has going against it, it somehow drew me in every week and left me wanting more.
Since Fox stopped airing Beyond Belief, the show has been seen on the Sci-Fi channel from time to time. Over the last few years (when Sci-Fi bothered to show it), I have watched Beyond Belief reruns in eight hour programming blocks, a five days a week afternoon slot, and a horrible early morning Monday slot, and yet I still find entertainment in this show. I think that in itself says something (either about me or about the program, take your pick).
Will you like this show? I don't know for certain, but if you like an occasional bit of cheese with your supernatural stories, if you can really suspend disbelief while being entertained, and if you don't pick through script dialog with a fine toothed comb, you might just find a good and inexpensive way to entertain yourself in this season set."
sweet-one | Casselberry | 07/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've wondered about this dvd for so long, knowing that everything is being put on dvd now ... I was sooo excited when i saw this "I Love It". I don't really care about the bad acting or whatever, it's the story and the thought of the entire plot that's exciting, especialy knowing the results toward the end of the show.
I think it's awesome and i can't wait to get it."
Beyond belief that this is finally on DVD
Harry | Germany | 07/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been waiting for a few years for this show to be put on DVD. I was staring to lose hope but boy was I surprised to find that they're finally doing it. I certainly hope they come out with all of the seasons eventually especially since the first season is the shortest of the four. Either way, I'll sure be happy to own at least one season."