on December 31, 2007
Great series. Bad idea to release the seasons split into two volumes.
The studio will find out the hard way that splitting a season into two volumes will cause them to LOSE money in the end, not make more. Many will not purchase HALF a season unless the price is VERY reasonable, which it isn't in this case. Also, when a title is overpriced, you can expect to see more "used" sets for sale than normal (at lower prices). Every time a title is sold "used", the studio loses more money.
In the end, they will make fans angry for having to pay extra (The total price for a complete two volume season) and also for having to wait (for the release of the second volume). We already have to wait long enough, in most cases, for follow-up SEASONS (sometimes years), and now they are making us wait for the second half of a SINGLE season.
Pathetic marketing technique that will make fans angry and lose money for the studio.
Don't believe any comments about "keeping costs down". It's all about keeping profits UP and consumers dangling at the end of a line.
I say, keep consumers HAPPY, by releasing full seasons at reasonable prices, and you'll make the most profits. No need for silly games.
on November 18, 2007
I really wanted to buy this when i heard it was being released but then i found out that that they are breaking one season into two separate sets. I see that as a way to just charge more money. I know there were 24 hour long episodes but so what? They release other dramas with 24 or more episodes in one set. My favorite stars are also in volume 2 (if that is ever released) such as Bob Denver, Vivian Vance, Joan Van Ark, and Jim Backus. I will wait for season 2. I do remember the show being a lot of fun and i would buy if it was one full set.
on August 15, 2007
Get ready for Friday Night television. The classic show is coming to DVD. Love, American Style was part of the ABC friday night lineup. This show is a true classic. Everyone in hollywood showed up on this show. The pilots for Happy Days and Wait til Your Father Get's Home began on L.A.S. Remember Friday nights, starting at 8pm on ABC you had The Brady Bunch, then The Partridge Family, Room 222, The Odd Couple, then the hour long Love, American
Style. I'm looking forward to the DVD and you will enjoy it along with the catchy opening theme that we all know.
I just viewed a screener copy of Love American Style..and all i have to say is I WISH THEY WOULD DO TELEVISION LIKE THIS AGAIN
Love is an anthology show with little mini skits between the stories. there are about One to four stories an episode. The worst thing about this three disk DVD collection that I can say is this set is season one part one and there are only 17 episodes...I WANT MORE! and no one knows when CBS video will release season one part two..I just guess I will just have to run all 10 hours again
The casts of these shows reads like a Who's Who with names you are familiar with. Actors and actresses like Bill Bixby, Arte Johnson, Flip Wilson (his first TV appearance), Shari Lewis, Bob Crane, Phyllis Diller and Even Ozzie and Harriet appeared in these well thought out tales of love.
Very few of these pieces are seem aged & dated (and the some of these shows are 38 years old) and could run today on regular network TV, if the Writer's Strike is still on at the beginning of next year.
Get a large dose of laughes and love for your loved ones this holiday season. WAIT A SEC, Heck with the holiday's, order and get it now! Why dont you avoid the xmas rush and enjoy classic TV at its best
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD
on April 17, 2014
This DVD brings back great memories. It pays homage to a time when shows didn't get a laugh at the expense of good taste. The guests were all major stars of the time, and they seem as if they delighted in the roles they played on the show. Each episode had at least two short vignettes, and as the title suggests, they all centered around the theme of "Love, American Style". Definitely a DVD to own if you want to take a trip back to simpler times.
on November 6, 2007
LOVE AMERICAN STYLE was a truly one of a kind television program, an hour long comedy anthology featuring two to four separate stories about falling in love. It was fairly racy for it's era (the only comedy airing in the final hour of prime time) when virtually all comedies were wholesome or at least suitable for all ages. Boasting a series of guest stars practically pulled from the pages of those "Whatever Happened to" paperbacks, mostly performers from older television series, familiar TV personalities and a nice scattering of well-remembered performers from the golden age of Hollywood movies. And there were occasional appearances from future stars as well (a very young Harrison Ford is on this set). Some of the casting here is quite intriguing (real-life couples Stefanie Powers & Gary Lockwood, as well as Tina Louise & Les Crane; Shari Lewis & Paul Winchell in "Love and the Dummies"; the stars of the 1959 film LIL ABNER, Peter Palmer and Leslie Parrish making rare post-Abner appearances (in separate episodes in this set) etc.)
You might say the casting director raided HOLLYWOOD SQUARES (heck you CAN say it given Peter Marshall himself is in an episode here!) but anyone who loves pre-1970 show business can't help but be fascinated with some of the players to be found on episodes in this particular DVD set: Ann Sothern, Brandon De Wilde, Yvonne Craig, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Mantan Moreland, Robert Cummings, Margaret O'Brien, Aldo Ray, Ozzie & Harriet, Carolyn Jones, John Beck, Robert Reed, Judy Carne, Hans Conreid, Jessica Walter, Joe Flynn, Tommy Smothers, Shelley Fabares, Lesley Ann Warren, Regis Philbin (!!), Andy Devine, Ann Rutherford, Sandra Gould, Rosemary DeCamp, Gail Fisher, Flip Wilson, Robert Cummings, Jane Wyatt, Alice Ghostley, Larry Storch, Estelle Winwood, Pamela Austin, Kathleen Freeman, Stuart Margolin, Bill Bixby, Sid Caesar, Connie Stevens, Bob Crane, Richard Deacon, Phyllis Diller, Broderick Crawford, Michael Callan, and Patsy Kelly are just some of the actors who appeared in the first twelve episodes of the series so they all should be on this set.
Don't expect Masterpiece Theatre - or even I Dream of Jeannie - but this program is downright Warholesque in it's basking in pop culture. The whole nostalgia/pop/camp movement of the era could hardly been represented more vividly. Truly a time capsule.
on May 2, 2016
Parade of familiar faces, clever storylines--I'm convinced. I will own every season of this charming, if sometimes a little silly, series. I have a feeling that by the time I've watched all the episodes there won't be a TV actor of the past century whose face hasn't shown up in the mix. And since I am so disgusted with the last few Hollywood crops of self-indulgent, ungracious, corrupt and unlovely celebrities, all the more reason to turn back to a time when famous people had a little more class.
on September 5, 2007
This is one of my favorite "comfort shows" from the '70s. I have a fond memory of watching the great WLVI-56 in Boston when they ran That Girl and Love, American Style.
If you're curious, the "pilot" of Happy Days and "Wait Till Your Father Gets Home" were at the end of Season 3. Let us hope that they keep churning these sets out.
The episodes that should be included in this collection include:
Love and the Pill Love and the Hustler Love and a Couple of Couples Love and the Joker Love and the Letter Love and the Living Doll Love and the Unlikely Couple Love and the Phone Booth Love and the Doorknob Love and the Militant 10/20/1969 Love and the Legal Agreement Love and Who? Love and the Single Couple Love and the Phonies Love and the Modern Wife Love and the Busy Husband Love and the Watchdog Love and the Dating Computer Love and Take Me Along Love and the Geisha Love and the Advice GiversLove and the Roommate Love and the Burglar Love and the Wild Party Love and the Big Leap Love and the Former Marriage Love and the Good Deal Love and the Shower Love and Mother Love and the Athlete Love and the Dummies Love and the Comedy Team Love and the Mountain Cabin Love and the Divorce Sale Love and the Bachelor Love and the Positive Man Love and the Other Love
the legendary Mantan Moreland is in "Love and the Hustler"!