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*Actually I'll Give 4 1/2 ***STARS***
on October 31, 2008
THE FABULOUS 60S DVD set isn't bad for what you get. There are four DVDs with 10 episodes (3 on DVDs #1 & #2 and 2 on DVDs #3 & #4) on them. Each episode is dedicated to a year in the 60s and starts with 1960 and ends with 1969. Each episode runs about 40-50 minutes.
I didn't have a problem with the footage. In fact, I found it acceptable considering that most was taken from news footage or some other sources and probably wasn't meant to be preserved. There are some audio glitches that's present on the original source footage, but they're very small and hardly noticeable.
There's a lot of footage with good natural sound, and there are wonderful images of everyday life as well as celebrities, politicians, and other people and happenings of the 60s.
I deducted the half-star because there is no "play all" feature, so you must go episode by episode. And there's no menu card or insert so you don't really know what's on the DVDs until you put them in your player. And there's no special features.
Another tiny problem was with the Peter Jennings narration. On the first episode (DVD#1--1960), the narration is just a bunch of headline slogans and sometimes they come off sounding like snide comments. This also happens on the DVD #3--1967 episode. I don't know why the writers, at the time, wrote those two episodes like that? I almost didn't continue on with episode two because of that, but I'm glad I did. It got better.
Again, not too bad for the price.