Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Ozzie And Harriet TV Collection|
Actors: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson, Skip Young
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Television
THE OZZIE & HARRIET COLLECTION Here come the Nelsons! Ozzie, Harriet, David, and - of course - Ricky! They're all here along with Thorny, Wally, and the rest of the gang in 25 delightful episodes on 5 discs. The Advent... more »
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The quality isn't that great.....but
R. L. Towler | San Jose, CA USA | 05/31/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I just received this set today. I mainly got it because there are a handful of episodes in this set that I don't have. In all fairness, the quality of these episodes isn't all that great, as stated by another person. I offer the following explanation as to why this is. First off, all of the episodes in this set are in public domain. That means that anyone can copy them without copyright infringement. That is why most of these episodes are available from so may different companies on DVD & VHS. Second, all of these episodes have been copied from 16mm films. I believe that during the show's initial run, many of the episodes were transfered to 16mm film to be shown overseas to our armed forces stationed in other countries. (The Amos n' Andy show was also transfered to 16mm for the same reason) This is also true of the last season of Ozzie & Harriet, which was shown on TV in color. For some reason, the color episodes were copied in black & white and transfered to 16mm film. Unfortunately, time has not been very kind to these films, many of the older films have faded with age or have been spliced and taped together and the end result is blurry and jumpy pictures, the audio usually suffers too. There are roughly 50 to 60 episodes of this series in public domain. There may be less, this is just a guess on my part. The rest of the episodes that are not in public domain, roughly 360 are copyrighted and the copyright belongs to Mr. David Oswald Nelson, the only surviving member of the original TV family. It's up to him to release the rest of the episodes. Hopefully, one day soon he will do this.. I'm almost certain there are original copies in the Library of Congress, but as to what condition they are in is anybody's guess. So, I will only recommend this to a diehard, "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" fan. They may not be the best, but they are the only thing out there at the moment and the episodes are all still very watchable."
"TAOOAH" - An an innocent show from a bygone era!
Glenn M. Schoditsch | Richmond, Virginia USA | 06/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Adventures of Ozzie And Harriet - a pleasant perusal of the real life Nelson family portraying the fictional middle American family, The Nelsons. Viewing the first disc, and keeping an open mind as to the date of the material, I found myself chuckling at most of the punchlines and wishing I had a neighbor like Thorny. Ozzie's dry wit, Harriet's clever come backs, Ricky and his 'early' precociousness with David portraying the straight man provide silly and harmless laughs for anyone.
The quality of this set? Horrible, by today's standards. With 435 episodes in the public domain and really only appealing to an older demographic, we may never see the digital restoration this American treasure deserves. So for the time being just enjoy this delightful set that spans over the entire run of the series. I sure wish I could get a cool job like Oz has!"
As close you can get to the full collection
S. Gill | New York, NY | 08/01/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Unfortunately there are no true full collections of Ozzie and Harriet episodes out there, only many pockets of mismatched groupings. This beloved series is my family's favorite. We simply cannot get enough of O&H.
With regards to the previous review, are there more comprehensive collections that offer any better quality than this one? I'm familiar with one other collection that essentially has the same episode listings with a different Cover Logo but haven't compared the quality of those myself. People should be informed where to go in order to get the best quality DVDs for this show and the most complete set. As far as I've seen, this comes close in terms of Episodes (50 / 435) but not necessarily so on the quality."
Ozzie & Harriet
J. Melby | Thief River Falls, MN USA | 05/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an addition to my collection of the Ozzie & Harriet Show. I wish some TV network would pick up reruns of this show; it's a classic in TV shows. Thank you for sharing these shows with the public. It's fun to go back in time."