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|The Milton Berle Collection|
Actor: Milton Berle Comedy Collection
Genres: Comedy, Television
This 5-volume set collects the very best of Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theatre, featuring the famous jokes and sight gags that earned him the nickname "Mr. Television" and made him one of the first stars of the then-new me... more »
Ghastly audio! MUST TO AVOID.
Thomas Bumbera | Maplewood, NJ USA | 08/07/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The video elements are just fine on this set but the audio is catastrophic. There is a disclaimer at the beginning of each disc babbling about "poorly preserved" elements. These kinescopes are very well preserved, it's the audio remastering that sucks, and this set should have been recalled. It is difficult to understand dialogue through the distortion. Abominable!"
Great variety-comedy television - more Berle-Buick please -
karlsondude | 06/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"try to get better sources
- I get the feeling Milton, Greg Garrison, various musicians and writers put a lot of work and heart into these shows. Milton's dancing alone was first rate, precise and more sweat than seen today and he seemed still to be very fresh in delivery. Ruth Gilbert was lovely as "Max" and Arnold Stang's "Francis" was dynamic and at times stole/steals the show. With guests such as Jack Webb, Steve Allen, Sid Cesar, Cyril Ritchard = got my measey $ worth. More Berle-Buick please along with his Texaco shows.
Regarding sound - on several shows there's a certain percentage which is "destroyed"/missing/distorted but theres enough good overall for the fan to make it worthwhile. (Is this all that's left?)
Video quality is good enough."
Texaco is lost forever
Doctor Richard | Newton,, MA, United States | 12/30/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Berle as a guest on Tom Snyder TV interview show probably during 1970's. He complained that to save storage space, some custodian at NBC had thrown out all the kinescopes of his work. All gone."