Saturdays are here again? Krofft Style!
Mr. Sinister | El Cajon, CA USA | 04/08/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Growing up in the 70's meant a lot of things. And being that Saturday morning cartoons were a big part of any kid's life, back then, you have to tip your hat to Sid & Marty Krofft. The Krofft SuperPower Hour With Elelctra Woman & Dynagirl was the epiphany of 70's childrens shows. Sure, PBS had their share with The Electric Company and Sesame Street and The New Zoo Review and Zoom, the Krofft bros. were the kings. They inundated us with a plethora of cool shows: Land Of The Lost, Sigmund, H.R. Puff'n'stuff, The Ghost Busters (with Larry Storch), Lidsville, Far Out Space Nuts . . . the list goes on. Now that we are adults, the fondness of our memories often paints these classics in angelic light, until we see them again. (Ever try to sit through an episode of The Love Boat now? What were we thinking?) I've got the First Season of The Land Of The Lost, and my kids love it. I sit and watch it with them and I giggle at the cheesy special effects and the overuse of Chroma-key and the particularly bad 70's acting, and still the nostalgia wins me over. These shows are great! Take them for what they are and no more: a humerous, genuine look back into your 70's childhood. Great! Sid and Marty rock! (Now I'm still trying to figure out The Dukes Of Hazzard??? And where the hell is Fantasy Island?)"
Ahhh, sweet childhood memories!
Barry C. Sheck | 02/05/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As a child of the 70's, I was in heaven when I first heard about this box set. Armed with a bowl of Lucky Charms, I sat down and watched the WHOLE set in one sitting! The Kroft experience was as fun and trippy as I remember...must admit that the Richard Pryor show seems a little bit out of context with the others.
BIG CAVEAT for those who appreciate bang for the buck. The box set lists running time of 390 minutes, but note that this is a gross exaggeration. It is more likely HALF that time."
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movie hound john | 02/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"if you remember the names then you know the shows and you eather like or hate them but you don't forget them. another one i bought and watch with my kids and the whole family has a great time."