As the seventh season opens, peace talks to end the war have been going on for over a year and Hawkeye has had enough. He jumps in a jeep and roars off to the talks, and although he makes it onto the speaker?s floor, his r... more »ant does little to speed up the negotiations. His discontent isn?t helped by the return of war correspondent Clete Roberts who has came back to the 4077 to tape another one of his television talks for the folks back home. Yet Hawkeye isn?t the only one feeling the pressures of war. BJ nearly drives himself to exhaustion trying to help a poor Korean family, Father Mulcahy almost gets himself killed trying to get a promotion, Charles falls in love with a working girl at Rosie?s Bar, and Margaret?s divorce is finally made official. It?s all part of life during wartime.« less
Kathie S. from APPLETON, WI Reviewed on 11/11/2011...
I love MASH and watch it whenever it is on tv and now I can watch it whenever I want with this DVD
Abraham K. from KIRKLAND, WA Reviewed on 3/18/2011...
What can I say that has been unsaid?
This is M.A.S.H., the thinking person's TV series. Not a single episode goes by (repeatedly, in my case) without me thinking what the writers and directors were thinking when they wrote that episode.
No other series evokes that reaction. I am usually dumbed down and just following the story, rooting for the underdog.... except when I'm watching M.A.S.H.
Yet another great season of an epic show
Randall Banks | Lansing, MI USA | 10/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are many enjoyable episodes in this season. Though this season is the last for Radar, aside from his final episode in season 8, MASH went on. This show, for better or worse, survived on through the many changes in cast. Radar was no exception.
Commander Pierce - Much to his own dismay Hawkeye takes charge and finds that the grass isn't greener on the other side of command.
Peace on Us - Hawkeye goes to the peace talks when they change the rules on discharge for doctors. Margaret's marriage to Donald hits a real rough patch, prompting her to get a divorce.
Our Finest Hour - The second of the documentary style shows that are shown in black and white and color. This one looks more deeply at the characters and their feelings about the war, family, and being away from home.
The Billfold Syndrome - A talented medic forgets his own name and Sydney is called in. Charles stops talking to B.J and Hawkeye after being turned down for a prestigeous post back in Boston. This gets a minor war going on between the Swamprats.
Major Ego - Charles' ego gets much higher when he saves a patient, and Stars and Stripes sends a reporter.. He sees a chance to get home. Klinger shows some of his more extravagant flair when the reporter shows up to interview Charles.
Point Of View - This show is shown from the view of a patient, for the entire show. You see a distracted Potter, and an enraged Charles. This episode was very very well done.
An Eye For A Tooth - Hawkeye, B.J, and Margaret trade a series of practical jokes, with Charles helping both sides. This series of jokes include a lemon pie, a full sized dummy, and a special mail delivery. Father Mulcahy goes on a mission of mercy after being passed over again for premotion.
Dear Sis - Father Mulcahy writes his sister over a Christmas holiday and tells of how he feels lost in the middle of a war zone.
The Young And Restless - A young brilliant surgeon bruises a few egos upon his visit displaying new surgical techniques.
C*A*V*E - A serious barrage of fire at the camp sends them to a cave, much to the dismay of Hawkeye, who suffers from clausterphobia. He an Margaret head back to camp under heavy fire to save patient who needs emergency surgery.
Rally Round The Flagg, Boys - Colonel Flagg goes way over the top and thinks everyone is a commie symp. He is copiously aided by Charles. Hilarious ending. This is the last show in which we get treeted to Flagg's raving paranoia. He left the show with some real flair.
A Night at Rosies - Hawkeye escapes a long night of surgery, and a horrid breakfast at the mess tent by heading for a drink at Rosies. He gets beer and then pours it over cereal. Then B.J follows, then Radar, Charles, and many others. Klinger heads to a floating crap game. The crowd pulls an all night binge to escape the war. This gets into Potter's craw, but he relents when he realizes that it's just what they all really need. This is also where we meet Scully, who's AWOL. He later becomes a love interest of Margaret.
The Party - B.J works hard on getting the loved ones of the main cast members together for a huge party. This happens after Radar offers his mother's help, and Potter hands him his home address. Peggy, his wife, had recently ruined the stove while canning. Radar says that his mother puts something special in it to keep it from boiling over. Potter talks about how good a canner Mildred is. This happens in the middle of a bug out, and return to camp when the Chinese pull of a huge offensive. This also happens while B.J has a patient that may never walk again, or have no feeling.
I prefer M*A*S*H after season four. I wasn't as crazy about the first few years. I enjoy the later episodes, because they got away from the slapstick humor and touched upon many many issues from suicide, blindness, love, hate, envy, infiltration, peace talks and so so much more."
The Four-Oh-Double-Seven: Season Seven
Ryan Anonymus | Olympia, WA | 08/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The seventh season of M*A*S*H in known for the first season where the character B.J. Hunnicut wears a bushy mustache.
This was an all-right season, but it was Radar's final season. The character came back for his final episode (a two-part one) in the following season: season eight. A touching episode it was.
Here are some highlights, eight of the 25 from the season: "Commander Pierce" - Hawkeye is left in charge of the camp, while Col. Potter is away, and realizes how hard the job is.
"Peace on Us" - After peace talks are stalled in Panmunjon, Hawkeye travels there himself to help out.
"Our Finest Hour" - A newscaster returns to the 4077th to do a follow-up interview with the leading characters, which in done in a documentary-style. This is a sequel to the season four episode "The Interview". This episode acts as a 'clip show' for the series (which means we see famous moments from older episodes). The highlight clips are in color, the rest of the episode is shot in black & white. The episode is an hour long.
"Major Ego" - After Major Winchester revives a dying patient with a heart massage, a photojournalist from the 'Stars and Stripes' newspaper arrives to publicize the already arrogant surgeon.
"Baby, It's Cold Outside" - Where Winchester receives a polar suit on a cold winter week, making everyone else jealous.
"Point of View" - an infamous episode where the camera throughout the entire episode is meant to be from the eyes of one of the wounded at the M*A*S*H unit. We see what he sees: arriving by helicopter, examined, being operated on, and being treated in the Post-Op unit.
"Hot Lips is Back in Town" - Colonel Potter becomes concerned over Major Houlihan, who is celebrating her just granted divorce; Radar becomes infacuated with a new nurse, and asks Hawkeye (who seems to be the pro) for help.
"Rally Round the Flagg, Boys" - The psycho CIA agent Col. Flagg arrives (in his final M*A*S*H episode) accusing Hawkeye of being a communist sympathizer.
So check this season out, and wish Radar a good-bye with his final season, not counting his season eight farewell episode. "
A Final Season for Walter "Radar" O'Reilly
Dana F. Murray | Cambridge, MA | 01/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Season Seven was Gary Burghoff's last full season, although there are a few in this season that he does not appear in. For his last season, none of the episodes really focus on Radar. The next episode to really feature him is his early season eight departure in the two-parter "Goodbye Radar". The rest of the case gets great material this season; Klinger especially gets the focus in some of these seasons episodes.
As to the packaging, the discs are still the boring "army green" color. That was OK for maybe one set, but they now done for seasons 4 to 7. The first three seasons were packaged far more attractively, which have the beautiful color photographic artwork. I liked these better because, not only were they more attractive, but it made it easy to instantly identify which disc was which.
The packaging itself could use some work. For example, the outside of the case should list what episodes are on each disc; this would make it much easier and faster to locate a favorite episode. The booklet is good, and somewhat better than previous ones in its content and episode synopsis, but could still be better. Some more information would be nice. For example, a little more spotlights on guest stars and other tidbits of trivia would add to its value.
As in all previous seasons, there are no extras at all. I hope Fox adds this to future releases. I'd like to see cast interviews, bloopers, and some behind the seasons content. You still have the option of watching sans laugh track, which is nice (Alan Alda hated laugh tracks!).
M*A*S*H itself is great! The picture and sound are better than ever, and what a joy it is to see scenes that for years have been edited out for syndication! This season, Dr. Winchester's character is expanded upon in some classic episodes like "They Call the Wind Korea", and "Major Ego". This season also has the outstanding episodes "Point of View", in which all the action is seen through the eyes of a wounded soldier, and the season finale "The Party" where the gang's families get together in NYC for a reunion to talk about those whom they love and miss. Also included here is "Our finest Hour" parts 1 and 2. You have the option of watching it as one hour-long episode, as it originally aired on October 9, 1978. Unfortunately, the original masters of this episode had apparently deteriorated to the point of making them unsuitable for conversion to DVD, so this episode was done using the copies that had originally been used for use by syndicated stations. I don't think this episode is completely intact, but it doesn't seem to be missing more than perhaps a minute or so. It has flash backs of both Henry and Trapper, the only episode that has the entire cast represented.
Season eight arrives in June 2005, and season nine likely in December 2005. At this pace, the series should be complete by December 2006 with the release of season 11. I don't know about you, but this release schedule of a season every six months is much too slow for me. I'd prefer to see it changed to every four months, but it doesn't seem like that will happen.
Season seven it a definite winner with not a bad episode in the bunch! Great comedy mixed with poignant drama. No show ever did it better nor is likely to be repeated as well in the future. "
What's with these DVD companies?
Azure1 | USA | 08/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the entire series and it has been Exellent up to Season 7 Episode (Our Finest Hour). When you go to watch it, It says it is The Syndicated Version because the Original Print was Destroyed over time. And was Deemed Unworthy for this DVD release. This really upsets me, let ME decide what's Unworthy and what's not. Use both versions and let WE the buying public decide for ourselves. Also, what they are telling us is that only the Cut out scenes were destroyed, I find that a little hard wo swallow. There were at least 5 minutes cut from each Half Hour. So they are saying that 95% of the show has survived the wrath of time but those few scenes cut from different parts of the show (For Syndication) did not. Feed me something else cus i'm not buying their story, Especially after what Lionsgate did to ALF.
To ALL of the DVD companies i say, If a show exists, put it on DVD in the Uncut and Syndicated versions. Let WE the buying Public decide if it's Worthy or Unworthy.
In The Words Of Colonel Sherman T. Potter, I Say, "This is Grade A, 100% Bull Cookies.""