Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Rocky Bullwinkle Friends - The Complete First Season|
Actors: Leon Askin, Edward Everett Horton, June Foray, Paul Frees, William Conrad
Directors: Dun Roman, Gerald Ray, Gerard Baldwin, Jim Hiltz, Rudy Zamora
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
Studio: Genius Products Inc Release Date: 06/14/2005 Rating: Nr
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WADE T. (bookbear) from WAVERLY, AL
Reviewed on 6/18/2013...
Hilarious! I've now finally seen all of season 1 of this groundbreaking show. I could tell as a child when seeing the occasional episode that this show was something special, but now as an adult I can really appreciate it.
Rocky & Bullwinkle Season 1: Pros & Cons
S. D. Johnson | La Sierra, CA, USA | 09/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I won't speak for the content, if you like Moose & Squirrel, you'll want this set. But you (and the makers) should know the Pros and Cons of the set, to whit:PROS:
* Remastered sound and video - there are still imperfections in the video, but the color is more vivid than I've seen on TV broadcasts * Two complete stories: Rocket Fuel Formula and Box Top Conspiracy* Play All - Watch all episodes on each of the four discs in succession * Entire episodes shown - including all periphral cartoons (Dudley Do-Right, Peabody, Aesop & Son, and Fractured Fairy Tales) as well as commercial lead-ins * Nice packaging - when the first thing you see on opening a DVD set is a moose saying, "Hello Low IQers!", you know the makers respect the Jay Ward tradition!CONS:
* Altered Title - The title sequence is altered in the middle to change it from the original to "Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends", with an obvious switch in voice and animation quality. The alteration is cheap and unnecessary * Season Two Intro - The documentation says that the intro to each episode was the one used in the second season, which was Jay Ward's favorite. If this were a collection, that would be a good decision, but as a "season one", it should have the season one intro. This makes me think there may not be a season two set in which to display Ward's favorite intro, which would be sad indeed. All I know is I sure would have preferred to see Season One EXACTLY as it was originally presented. * Dubious accuracy - All the tampering (season 2 intro) has achieved is to ensure that the Rocky And Bullwinle show will never be accurately reproduced.BOTTOM LINE:
* The only way to enjoy watching Rocky Bullwinkle is to see the episodes in proper sequence * This DVD set provides the first two stories in their entirety that comprised the first season * Each of the four discs provides almost 3 hours of uninterrupted Jay Ward & Friends brand hilarity, what more could you want? After all, you searched for "bullwinkle", didn't you? * You read this far? Buy it already!"
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Flipper Campbell | Miami Florida | 09/25/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pop-culture historians can draw a line from "Bullwinkle" to "MASH," "Saturday Night Live" and "The Simpsons." Matt Groening did just that when he paired Bullwinkle and his Homer Simpson on the cover of TV Guide's issue celebrating the "50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time."Those who missed out on the fun need not fret. Sony Wonder finally has brought the show's first season to DVD. The four-disc set packs in 26 shows, more or less as they aired back in the day. The first season of "Rocky and His Friends" -- as it was called at the time -- covered two "R&B" arcs: the epic "Jet Fuel Formula" (40 episodes) and "Box Top Robbery" (12). The "R&B" adventures have been returned to twice-a-show cliffhangers, unlike on past videos that mashed together the segments.Hard-case nostalgists will note that intros and some music come from the second season, a decision apparently based on Jay Ward's preference. The addition of modern watermarks during intros will inspire some head-scratching. And dashing Dudley Do-Right makes a premature entrance. But all in all, the "R&B" experience remains intact. Only the Cap'n Crunch ads are missing."R&B" animation was done on the cheap in Mexico, so it's hard to say how much quality has been lost. The DVDs' images are colorful and reasonably sharp, but with non-stop minor wear. Audio sounds crisp, with some odd variations in volume. The presentation is probably as good as it's going to get -- and it's good enough.Extras are fun, but seem thrown together. The rarely seen Bullwinkle puppet dispenses advice to the lovelorn in unaired live-action bits. Black-and-white promos hype "Rocky and His Friends" while "The Bullwinkle Show" sports color bumpers. Moose and squirrel do their patriotic bit for U.S. bonds. Season 2, expected next year, is teased in two episodes about moon mice. A short but sweet booklet surveys the show and its creators."
Great show -- mediocre handling by DVD company
Steven Capsuto | Philadelphia, PA United States | 10/05/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Three cheers for making this TV classic available in nicely cleaned-up prints. BUT... when I pay this much money to buy a TV series on disc, I expect an *unobstructed image*. I want to be able to sink into the era the show is from, and pretend I'm watching it during the original airing. That's impossible to do with this box set. For one thing, there's a modern "bug" in the corner of the screen -- an "R&B" logo that fades up and down every few minutes. Then, to add insult to anachronistic injury, the DVD company has changed the series' title... not just on the box, but on screen during the show. During the opening of each episode and at the top of each R&B cartoon within the episodes, the screen cuts jarringly to a newly-created title card. The series (originally "Rocky and His Friends") and the R&B shorts (originally "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle") have inexplicably become "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends." How do the copyright holders hope to stem the commerce in bootleg recordings if the legitimate, licensed discs aren't going to contain what the box says -- "The Complete First Season" as aired WayBack when? Utterly stupid."