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|Walt Disney Treasures - The Mickey Mouse Club Featuring the Hardy Boys|
Actors: Jimmie Dodd, Don Grady, Tommy Cole, Eileen Diamond, Annette Funicello
Director: Charles F. Haas
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Television, Mystery & Suspense
THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB'S magical mix of entertainment was so captivating to television's first generation of children, watching it became a daily ritual. And so the first day of the show's second season, millions thrilled t... more »
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The first Hardy Boys serial is the best.
Paul J. Mular | San Carlos, CA USA | 09/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first of two Hardy Boys serials that originally appeared in "The Mickey Mouse Club". You will not get "The Mickey Mouse Club" on this DVD, just The Hardy Boys segments. In the mid 1990's the Disney Channel (cable tv) removed some of the MMC serials from the shows and created new half-hour shows of just those stories. New opening & closing titles were created for these new mini-series.
The then-famous song "Gold Doubloons & Pieces of Eight" introduces you to "The Mystery Of Applegate's Treasure". A serialized story loosely based on the first Hardy Boys book "The Tower Treasure".
Tim Considine (of Spin & Marty fame) as Frank Hardy.
Tommy Kirk (Old Yeller & The Shaggy Dog) as Joe Hardy.
Purists will be disappointed that they are not getting the complete, unedited, hour-long "Mickey Mouse Club" shows that these ran in, but fans will still enjoy these re-edited episodes. However, Disney promises that the teaser episode (which was never included in the Disney Channel re-edited versions) will contain the entire hour long Mickey Mouse Club episode!"
A Great DVD Package, Rich in Atmosphere
DigitalMan | New York | 12/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up a child of the 1970's, and was riveted to "The Hardy Boys - The Mystery of The Applegate Treasure" in reruns of "The Micky Mouse Club" which were airing on a local station. I would tune in daily, and I think they only showed "The Hardy Boys" serial once a week (it was originally shown three times a week) and I still recall the stir of excitement which I felt when they skull and crossbones came on screen of the Hardy Boys introduction. By contrast, though I faithfully sat through "The Mickey Mouse Club" each day, it was always a little feeling of disappointment when the show aired without a "Hardy Boys" installment. Anyway, all this is one of the few of my early television memories which I have not been able to revisit until now (I don't have the Disney Channel).
Thanks to Leonard Maltin's always superb treatment, I can say that for me, revisiting the show after more than 30 years has not been a letdown in the slightest. Sure, the story is a bit on the simplistic side, but the fine acting and ultra-atmospheric sets (often at night) take me back not only to my childhood, but to an earnest time in the US when al-Qaeda wasn't a household word. It has been more fun for me to revisit this installment in Maltin's "Walt Disney Treasures" series perhaps than any other.
The extras are fun, though I wish there were more. It's great to see Considine and Kirk reunited after 50 years and it's nice that they seem to genuinely get along so well.
I remember "Spin and Marty" which was decent (and also fun to revisit in another Maltin DVD set), but when it comes to the MMC serials, it is this one which I will always remember most fondly, and which to me holds up the best."
Disney's Hardys Worth the cost
Bennet Pomerantz | Seabrook, Maryland | 02/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I received this DVD, I felt like a kid at Christmas (Wait a second, it was my Xmas gift,So I was a kid at Xmas...Thanks Donna!).
I love classic Disney from the 50s, 60s and 70s. This is the second episodic piece of TV done on the Mickey Mouse Club (MMC), the first was S Walt Disney Treasures - The Adventures of Spin & Marty - The Mickey Mouse Club(which is already available on a Disney Treasures DVD-see my review).
This Hardy Boys has the Disney flair and was adapted it to the small screen well. It barely dates itself, a showcase of a project well done
The masters recording of this collection are clean and crisp, cleaner than most older shows and movies I have seen lately . Disney has made sure of it being great for the treasures collection
I remember watching this and not missing a day when It was on. I like the 80's Hardy Boys too, but this one is done better.
The extra stuff on the DVD is the intro episode of the Hardy Boys from the MMC, Showing how Disney transfered the book into Disney TV show and an all new interview with the actors who played the Hardy Boys
All I hope is that Disney soon will release the second Spin & marty, Annette and Hardy Boys serials from the MMC, the rest of Swamp Fox episodes, all of Texas John Slaughter...and place their first season of Disney's Zorro from their movie club to the general public
So detect this collection for your home video library, NOW
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
Turn back the clock 50 years and turn down the lights, too.
Greg Golden | Mobile, Alabama | 12/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD set was a Christmas gift from my 22 year old son. For years I held out hope that the Disney folks would understand how strong a memory their Mickey Mouse Club serials (Spin and Marty, Corky and White Shadow, and the Hardy Boys) were to children of the 1950s. There is no question that those daily episodes made me a Hardy Boys TV fan and, in turn, a Hardy Boys books reader. I read 45 or 46 of those adventure/mystery books, and when there were no more to be found, I wrote my own on my dad's Smith-Corona manual typewriter!
If you ever pretended to be a sleuth; if you have memories of flashlight beams cutting through the darkness and bony tree branches scratching your window on a windy, moonlit night; if you recall the innocent era of black and white TV or if you ever read a Franklin W. Dixon book, you will certainly want to add this DVD collection to your life. Get ready for nostalgia--the likes of which could only come from the folks at Disney."