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|Route 66 - The Complete First Season|
Actors: Martin Milner, George Maharis
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television
One of the most brilliant dramas to emerge from the 60s, Route 66 was famous for its catchy Nelson Riddle theme song, intriguing characters, top-drawer writing and stellar guest star appearances. The original road trip dra... more »
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This is the Corrected, Uncropped Route 66 Season One Set !
Tante Maren | Ohio, United States | 08/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"They finally made the correct scale picture for Route 66, Season One! The first Route 66 Season One dvd's- first half (Volume 1) and second half (Volume 2) sets, were made elongated, with the tops of the actors heads cut off! What a nightmare for viewing! The picture is not cleaned up as pristine as it could be, but what an improvement to be able to see the whole picture, with everyones head not cut off at the top of the screen!
If you are not certain which set you have bought, the first elongated, cropped dvd sets were sold separately, in halves for the first season (Season One, Volume 1 and Season One, Volume 2) . When you view this cropped picture, it looks like a letterbox style movie, only the actors heads are cut off at the top of the screen!
This corrected set has both Season One, Volumes 1 and 2 together in a sleeve (exact, same packaging). The picture is no longer letter box style, and the actors heads are not near the screen edge. Thank goodness, I hope this never happens again, as I've never seen a show with so many tops of the heads cut off! It's great to see everyone's entire head, as it should be!"
FYI: Release DELAYED. Postponed and Rescheduled for... (?) A
Mikey | Gold River | 05/25/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
Found this enlightening entry on TVShowsOnDVD.com (that some here may have missed):
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Route 66 - What's the Delay on Route 66 DVDs? It's GOOD News, Actually!
Complete 1st Season set still coming; 2nd Season isn't scrapped either!
by David Lambert (tvshowsondvd), 4/29/2008
Back in mid-March we reported that Infinity Entertainment and Roxbury Entertainment were planning on May 20th releases on DVD for both Route 66 - The Complete 1st Season AND Route 66 - Season 2, Volume 1. Late last week fans of the show started writing in to us, highly concerned that online pre-orders they had placed for one or both of these were being canceled. What's going on? We talked to Infinity, and we've got the scoop on what's happening...and it turns out that it's a good thing, actually.
Along the course of putting out the first DVD packages, Infinity (and Roxbury) recognized that there was some customer dissatisfaction with the half-season sets put out for the first season, and they want to resolve this. To begin with, they are scrapping the half-season set concept at this time. As a result, Season 2, Vol. 1 is completely canceled. Instead, though, we will get a Complete Season 2 DVD package! It's currently penciled in for an October release, but that's not finalized just yet.
In the meantime, the release of The Complete Season 1 DVD set IS still coming out. But it's being pushed back to release sometime in August, in order to give the studio more time to resolve customer complaints about how episodes were presented on disc in the two half-season sets for that show. There has not been any word yet as to whether Infinity will offer any sort of "upgrade/fix" path for people who purchased the original versions and wish to get the corrected versions, but we'll let you know if we hear anything.
We'll bring you the specific new release date for Route 66 - The Complete 1st Season once it's been determined, and we'll also bring you the release date for Route 66 - The Complete 2nd Season when that's announced. Stay tuned!
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Hope the above helps to clarify,
"Route 66" - Get your Kicks - One Whole Season at a Time!
Glenn M. Schoditsch | Richmond, Virginia USA | 07/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"'Route 66' is one of the finest television anthology series ever produced. With a somewhat dark and brooding tone, much like the 'Fugitive', the show jumps from town to city to state along the classic American corridor know as U.S highway route 66. Brilliant screen writing and direction provide poignant drama as Tod Stiles and Buzz Murdock rediscover early 1960's social views and changing perspectives from the seats of a Chevrolet Corvette.
Best news of all, it appears that the releasing studio has finally heard the pleas of America by halting the absurd practice of half season releases. Appropriately filmed in Black & White; as with "The Fugitive', this is quality programming for the entire family.
I've noticed that with the Volume 1 discs, the video and audio is a bit on the muddy side, probably due to the most affordable source material Infinity decided to spend on this venture. And as another reviewer stated , the elapsed time & chapters are missing on the Volume 2 discs but this happens on only select players.
BUT, Infinity IS listening to its customers; restoring the OAR and putting the entire 1st season out as a single set. And at a reasonable price too! At least Infinity/Roxbury is moving in the right direction. The Mob bosses at Paramount could take some lessons from them!
I just finished episode 30. WOW! What a show! Route 66 - The Complete Second Season continues this great anthology! I'm sure Infinity/Roxbury will shortly have the remaining 2 seasons on their way!"
THIS is the one to get!!
D. Holt | USA | 08/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Finally, we get the ENTIRE 1st season of "route 66" in one box, and EVERY episode is shown in its original full-frame aspect ratio... exactly as it was photographed, and exactly as it was shown on TV during it's original run. THANKS, Infinity, for making this right! Now on to Season 2!"