Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Thomas and Friends Totally Thomas Vol 1|
Actors: Michael Angelis, Alec Baldwin, Michael Brandon, Ringo Starr, George Carlin
Director: David Mitton
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Thomas & Friends: Make Someone HappyBios Of Your Favorite Friends2 Sing Along SongsLink To Official Thomas Web SiteThomas & Friends: Spills & ChillsBio of Your Favorite Friends2 Sing-Along SongsLink To Official Thomas Web ... more »
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Content ok, annoying ads can't be skipped
Bo Andersen | 09/26/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"My son loves Thomas. He can operate the DVD player just fine. However, on these Thomas DVDs, there are 2-3 minutes of advertizing (Spam) for other DVDs before you can get to see the content. They can't be skipped although some players let you fast forward through them. This totally sucks. It's hard to explain to a small child that he'll have to wait. Although cheap for 3 dvds (~$25 at the time of writing), since this set only contains about 30 minutes of "actual content" on each disc, I find that I have paid in full and shouldn't be forced to sit through the spam. Again, the content is fine - it's just unbelievably rude that they don't let you skip the ads."
3 Great DVDs At A Super Price!
"The Woj" | Downers Grove, IL | 08/08/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These 3 dvd sets are a great value. Not only do you get the originally released VHS material on each dvd, but there are numerous bonus features added to these dvd versions which will captivate you children for hours! Any parent knows at times this can be a life-saver! The dvds are also great because there is no constant rewinding of VHS tapes; plus your child can access their favorite parts of the dvd without your help with the dvd remote. The Thomas series really teaches children some great lessons. As an adult who often watches with my kids, I still crack up at the sight of Ringo Starr or George Carlin! A must for any child's dvd collection, so add to cart ASAP!"
Great Stuff; What are the others talking about?!
mikemcd | Mahwah, NJ United States | 08/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure about the people who complained about these 3 DVDs. I think that the voice overs are great as are the stories. The only danger is that a lot of the stories on these discs are a bit more scary than some of the others I've seen. In one, a runaway boulder is chasing the engines down the line and in another Harry and Bert try to have one of the steam engines melted down. Other than that, I recommend these entirely. Maybe a little better for older toddlers."
Lukewarm feelings on this one!
ddsmom | macon,ga | 10/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I always preface my kid reviews by saying that my 2 year old approves of the content---there were some tense moments in spills and chills, but otherwise, my main issue is with Alec Baldwin....was it really necessary to make James (who used to be my favorite engine) sound like a big, whiny queen?? My brain is still scarred from his "OH HEEELLLP!!, Goooo Away!" and his "OH, PUHLEEZE!". Over and over I ask myself, "What happened to the days of Ringo Starr??? What happened to good narration? What happened to quality production?" As you can see, I'm probably asking myself too many questions!! :) Anyway, the stories have their good points, but the real downer is Alec Baldwin which is enormously disappointing to me because as an actor I find him to be quite good. Oh, and the previous gripe about the unskippable ads which seem to be more prevalent in Thomas DVDs is totally legit!! It is dreadful to have to sit through hyped up commercialism that most parents are trying to eliminate these days. If Disney did this, their stock would take a dive! Let's hope the dismal outcome is just in this collection!"