Poor copy - fire sale?
J. Lerch | Central Pa | 02/28/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I love the old Topper movies and kinda remember seeing reruns of the series many years ago on tv.
The first thing I noticed was the strong odor, smelled like the DVD I purchased via Amazon's Gold Box was salvage from a warehouse fire. The quality of the video overall was extremely poor, looked like those old extended play VHS videos, with many sound dropouts. The first episode didn't even play all the way through - the DVD may be damaged, although it looks OK. I tried it in 3 different DVD players. The menu options didn't work correctly either, took a lot of playing around to get it to another episode.
Overall I was disappointed, the show was not too bad, the Camel commercials were amusing but the quality of the DVD made this purchase a very poor decision. Yes , I could probably return it, but the costs of returning it and the hassle of getting a correction far outweighs the cost of the original DVD - next time I will be more careful."
Blast from the past!
Barbara B. | Oregon, USA | 01/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
Watching these episodes was like stepping into a time machine and I greatly enjoyed the nostalgia. The quality of the film is much better than I would have expected.
If you remember the originals, watching these again can be a lot of fun. Although I think, to be perfectly honest, the main value is in the memories. I don't see how they would interest viewers for whom the show isn't part of their own past."
What's in it
William L. Newman | Mesquite, Tx United States | 06/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This contains four episodes:
The Proposal 2.19.54
Henrietta Sells the House 4.9.54
Topper Goes to Las Vegas 4.23.54
George's Old Flame 7.2.54
Some have the original comericals left in. (That's the reference to smoking in the other review. And yes people really smoked that much then.) Camel's by the way.
If you are looking for 21st century film, look somewhere else. Picture quality is very good. Sound not too bad. (No it's not surrond sound) The Proposal has the commericals chopped out and it jumps as the picture changes from one scene to another.
Overall they look better than they did when I watched them in the 50's when broadcast.
I think Critics Choice did a good job with what they had to work with.
Would like to have the complete 78 or so episodes....sure beats what's on TV now. Good clean fun with no body count. So if you are under 30 you won't like it.
I would have given 5 stars, but for the price it should have been more episodes (DVD5 disk)."