Adam | California | 05/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I, too, rented this set to show my kids some good, clean, 1950s TV fun.
However, the previews on this DVD are the exact opposite of the innocent LITB world.
Commercials for Kolchak: The Night Stalker and American Gothic include images of a man wielding an ax, monsters attacking, people burning in fire and the face of a corpse dripping blood from its eyes.
We are then treated to a montage of mostly R rated movies from Focus Features.
My Summer of Love is described as "a sexy new drama" while bikini clad women (who are apparently lovers) splash each other with water. This is followed by images from The Ice Harvest, The Pianist, The Constant Gardener, Far From Heaven, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Lost in Translation, The Motorcycle Diaries, Traffic, 21 Grams and ends with an ad for Brokeback Mountain.
Why were these previews put on this set of DVDs?
The LITB episodes are very funny and highly recommendable; just make sure that you bypass the commercials which have no business being there."
Five stars for the show...one star for the DVD
Katherine | Colorado, USA | 05/08/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's frustrating to review this dvd set because I love the show so much, but Universal continues to put out the crappiest product and it's infuriating. "Leave it to Beaver" is classic television and it's great fun to rewatch these episodes without commercials, the problem is, I'd like to be able to see ALL of them. Besides the annoying two sided disks, my set has at least five episodes that freeze up and when they do, there's nothing whatsoever I can do to finish watching the episode. So let the buyer beware...buy the disks and hope you don't have the freezing problem or just continue to watch Beaver on TV Land."
Excellent, excellent, excellent
Eddie Kasica | New York City | 11/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The title says it. Everything you could want in a pure First Season presentation -- with no frills -- is in this release. Good prints, good sound, full episodes INCLUDING the intros narrated by Hugh Beaumont. Congrats to Universal and please release Season Two very soon."
Great Family TV but .........
Andy Tune | 05/07/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a Leave It To Beaver fan my whole life and was thrilled to see the complete first season come out on DVD. Especially since the show is becoming increasingly hard to find on TVLand's cable network. However, I would like to know what administrative idiot thought it would be a good idea to put trailers for classic horror TV shows such as Kolchak and Amercian Gothic as well as commercials for R rated films such as My Summer of Love on at the beginning of the DVD before the menu comes on? Did anyone think that maybe that kind of material shouldn't be advertised on what is a great family show? Parents beware. You might want to send your kid out of the room until the episode menu comes on."