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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Best!, October 26, 2005
This review is from: Rich Man, Poor Man (VHS Tape)
I would have to rate this as the best mini-series ever produced. I recently got to see it again after about 25 years. I borrowed it from the library, which seems like the only place that still might have a copy. I recall when it was first on TV, I think it was an ABC Movie Event. Sitting each week enthralled in the storyline and then waiting for the next episode. This was the most thrilling thing to ever have been on television and it has stayed with me all these years. I became a life long Nick Nolte fan after seeing 'Rich Man, Poor Man'. I only wish this was on DVD! With all the junk that is put on DVD, why not something this ground breaking???
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Initial post: Jan 15, 2007 11:42:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2007 11:50:39 AM PST
Rich Man Poor Man is available on DVD but you have to do some tweaking to enjoy it in the US. It's available in Europe (has been for years) but you need to have a region free DVD player or use one of a number of softwares to remove the region code (it's set to PAL region 2) in order to watch it here (NTSC region 1). If you wish to copy it for yourself you need to compress it to fit on standard DVD discs, remove macrovision, and 3rd but not least remove the region code. No small feat but worth it in the end. I have the original DVD's (3 in a set) from Europe and I was able to copy them onto plain ordinary blank DVDs after tweaking them as mentioned above. Now when I want to watch them I no longer need the originals, just pop them in any US made DVD player.

Posted on May 22, 2008 11:19:32 AM PDT
Write to the nice folks at NBC/Universal who I believe own the rights to this Epic Mini Series.
I would LOVE to have it on DVD as well

F. Bloom

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 4, 2009 12:28:00 PM PDT
I would write to them, but i do not have a clue where to send my letter/request to? If you can send me this, I would be most appreciative!
My email address is savybetty@yahoo.com. I have this mini series on VCR tapes, and I try to get to watch this 10 hour series at least once a year...but it is most painful because it is on tape, not DVD. If only!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2010 4:04:15 PM PDT
Region free players are inexpensive, why not just buy one and the British sets? I have 2 region free players in my house right now, and am gonna finally buy the English sets this month.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2010 6:10:33 AM PST
AS you i have wait for his one my self , it is one of my favoritos and I agree with this stupid Region stuff I just ordered mine my husband ill find out he bought it for me for mas later

Posted on Jan 12, 2011 6:08:42 PM PST
Ms. T says:
How great is your post. My sister and I sat glued to the set and became Nolte fans as well. We bought the DVD of Book 1 a couple of years ago. We got to see it again. It was a blast. We found the DVD in Europe and bought it on-line.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2012 12:50:58 PM PDT
Rainie says:
thank'x for your input here..
i'd love to buy a set but afraid to spend all the money and have it not play in my dvd / vcr player..
thank'x for reminding me of this for i've almost bought one before a;nd saw the fine print..

Posted on Nov 18, 2013 5:03:59 PM PST
Rich Man Poor Man has to be the best mini series I have ever seen. I was telling my friend that I would love to see this movie again and wouldn't you know it was on all day Sunday. I could not leave my TV set. It was this move that I feel in love with the actors Nick Nolti and Peter Strauss. What a great great classic movie. I would love to have this move on DVD. Christine G
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