Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Perry Mason - Season Two Vol 1|
Actors: Raymond Burr, William Hopper, Barbara Hale, William Talman, Ray Collins
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Raymond Burr stars as the brilliant defense lawyer Perry Mason who always wins his case with last minute evidence or sternly solicited confessions. Genre: Television Rating: NR Release Date: 19-JUN-2007 Media Type: DVD
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Daniel Lee Taylor | GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas United States | 03/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After getting both volumes 1 and 2 of season one, I can not wait for this release. The stories are every bit as great as I remembered. The picture was clear as crystal. What really impressed me was the quality of the performances. Raymond Burr is Perry Mason. Barbara Hale played Della with a fine sense of character. William Hopper has just the right mischieviousness for Paul Drake. What can I say, These people are the characters they portrayed. This is the grandfather of all courtroom dramas. Many have tried to imitate, but none have duplicated the drama, suspense and humor in these stories. The biggest mystery is how can I hold out until the release date? That's a killer for sure."
Not for those who doze
Suppiluliuma | 10/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of Erle Stanley Gardner's lawyer, Perry Mason, ever since college, and that was too long ago for me to remember. When the TV series appeared, and I first saw Raymond Burr cast in the lawyer role, I was a bit surprised, since he had previously played "heavies" in the movies. But I quickly adapted to his style, and discovered how deliciously angry was his constant opponent, District Attorney Hamilton Burger. For years, whenever these shows were re-run, I watched them. But a few years ago they ceased to be re-run in my area, and I was sad. Now with the release of DVDs of the old show's first season and a half I can lean back at the end of a hard day's work and enjoy them all over again. The quality of the r eproduction in the DVDs is excellent: good sound, sharp picture. But as a senior citizen, I have discovered that it is dangerous to watch them after about 9 PM, since I have a tendency to doze in the easy chair. And if there is one thing that always characterized the tight plots transferred from books to TV, it is that viewers need to be very alert and keep in mind all the characters and what was said about them earlier in the show. So if you are young and alert, or if you are older but can watch the shows in a straight-back chair and early enough in the evenings, I wholeheartedly recommend the Perry Mason DVD series. Personally, I can't wait for the next one (season 2, vol. 2) to become available!"
Great show, horrible release.
K. Holle | Manhattan, KS USA | 08/27/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When Paramount released the first season of Perry Mason in two parts, I picked it up and enjoyed the heck out of it. I may not be the consumer they were looking for as a nigh-30 year-old, but thankfully I love noir and Perry did a great job on atmospherics. It's aged extremely well. I wasn't happy about them splitting it in two, but I understood. After all, a modern series only has 22 episodes per year and the first season offered nearly that per volume.
The second season is a different story, however. With fewer episodes in this season, it's unacceptable for Paramount to divide the show and still charge the same amount. The same thing has been done with Gunsmoke, but that's even worse because the early episodes were only half an hour long. I understand that "classic TV" is a bit more niche than the latest huge blockbuster of a series and it won't sell as well. (In many instances, I'm thrilled just to see some of the '50s classics that don't even show up on TV Land anymore.) It's just not worth the high cost for many of these series. I plan to pick up the rest of the Perry Mason releases, but without a large sale, it won't be soon and will probably be used."