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5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth The Purchase Price, July 14, 2008
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This review is from: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: Best of Ricky and Dave (DVD)
For old - or new fans (like me) of the "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," this boxed set is a welcome change from the countless cheap DVDs with the same 10 or 12 episodes we've been subjected to over the past decade or so.

First, there are quite a few more "never before available on DVD" episodes on this set than on the first. Granted, there are a few that are already out there, but the sound and picture quality on this set is vastly improved from anything released so far.

I, like many others would like to have the series released like just about every other TV series has been - by SEASON. I can't tell you why this hasn't been done . . .

Shout! has done a good job on the digital transfer - but I would much rather see every UNCUT episode from season 1 to season 14. I hope this isn't a trend where a company will release "favorite episodes" for years and then come out with the "complete set" after the fans have spent hundreds of dollars on previous boxed sets.

There were 435 "Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" episodes aired. Some were great, some okay, and some were not exactly life-changing experiences, but they all deserve to be seen by the fans!
Whatever it takes - let the public see episode 1/1 to 14/24 . . . PLEASE!

Until we see each season represented on DVD, do not hesitate to buy this set. The prints are good, the audio is good, and Rick sings some of his best (if under-rated) songs of his early career. Overall, a solid B for content - and an A- for the visual and audio aspects.
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Initial post: Jul 28, 2008 9:26:22 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 28, 2008 9:28:49 PM PDT
I agree that this wonderful series has been sorely neglected...when DVds are put out. I am ordering this one...and look forward to it! Another great set is the Mill Creek Entertainment set...100 episodes on 12 DVds! They are fine...so nice in this day and age of stupid reality shows..to be able to close the blinds and transport yourself back to the good old 50's and 60's when Family still ate together every night, etc. Many I don't remember at all on on this set..but some classics like "tutti Frutti Ice Cream"!! AH...the good old days! I also wonder why they have never released these by season 1,2,etc..like many others. I am assuming Dave..being the sole remaining family member..would have the rights...so why has he not done this I wonder? At least we have these sets in the meantime!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2008 1:03:56 PM PDT
Yeah I was born in the 70's but I too prefer watching the old classic sitcoms like Ozzie and Harriet. I remember growing up in the 80's Ozzie and Harriet use to air on Disney ever night. My mom and I would watch the show together every night that it was on. Ozzie and Harriet,Leave It to Beaver,I Love Lucy,The Munsters,Lassie all great shows I grew up watching in the 80's and still watch today.Its to bad that Universal dropped Leave It to beaver on DVD thoe.
Yeah it would be nice to have season sets of Ozzie with uncut episodes? I love the Mill Creek set thoe.I love the old commercials and must of the episodes are uncut too.
Yeah I do agree TV is filthy today.But I do like watching Two and Half Men,and Family Guy thoe.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 5, 2010 3:03:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2011 12:41:19 PM PST
M. J. Krankka:
Great comments--although TOO short--I'm the same age as Jerry "Leave It To Beaver" Mathers [63].
David Nelson, recently, died. Not t-o-o long ago, Ricky's kids were in a pop group called "The Nelsons." Time flies.
I just finished watching the 100 (different) episodes on the 12-disc-set from Millcreek.
Maybe DAVID made the mistake of NOT actually HAVING any surviving episodes. There must have been about 450
episodes.
It's not like today. The 191 Three Stooges short-subjects AND the 250 Andy Griffith Show [8 years] episodes fit in
shelf-space no bigger than my gran'pa's old metal lunch box! The 14-years (that probably DON'T survive)--in 16mm-
film-- would take 450--or more LARGE (remember grade school science films?) reels.
Most of that stuff was converted to 2" video tape... converted to beta Max.... edit....converted to VHS.....
hard file... edit... deleted (because it's B&W).
I remember shows that were GREAT. But, the editing has ruined them, or copyrighted material has made
them UNAVAILABLE... forever:
HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN (great show)...7DVD-boxsets as little as $20:
Edited out all references to GOD..."The Boss" is okay. The, Jewish, Star/Director/Producer of that show KNEW
that he had to step-lightly...don't offend Muslims, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, LDS, 7DAs... but, he didn't an-
ticipate severe editing of Damns and other "offensive?" words. Hmmmm. Great show... but the show is NOT a-
vailable for seasons 3-5 because the existing episodes are INCOMPLETE. The seasons that ARE available DON'T
SELL. So, do NOT expect MIRACLES for a show that is OVER sixty-years old. Accept what IS available. If ENOUGH
interest is shown---buy some as C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s (did I offend you?) gifts for friends---maybe SOMEBODY will
gather up existing episodes and put them IN chronilogical order. LOTS of stuff--on film--is LOST FOREVER!
It IS true that some of the episodes are washed-out. You have to remember that these episodes are, mostly,
from personal collectors that owned 16-mm sound-movie projectors.
Well, anyway, these shows-- 25% of them anyway-- are available...
mostly WITH the original commercials. Interestingly, enough, you'll see people or--like last night-- HEAR a familiar
voice and not recognize the FACE. In one episode SALLY "M*A*S*H" KELLERMAN and a bulked-up collegiate foot-
ball player that later went on to be the co-star to Marvin Milner in ADAM-12... what WAS that dead-pan actor's
name?
You'd not recognize his name--nor I-- anyway.
It's all TELEVISION history..on crumbling nitrate film stock...somewhere.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2011 10:32:23 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 13, 2011 7:04:43 PM PST
Too long and off the subject matter.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 13, 2011 11:58:07 AM PST
Mister O.B.G.:
T-o-o short and ON the subject matter.

Posted on May 16, 2011 8:47:56 PM PDT
I agree lets see all the shows as a box set. - Here begs the question what show featured Ricky Nelsons 2 Biggest hits,, Hello Mary Lou and Traveling man? I have seen both songs in 2 different versions but only the song-- what was the Show about. One version Ricky sings "Hello Mary Lou" in a Black suit, and another he sings it in a Plaid shirt sort of Hillybilly look?!? so what was the show? Release all the show in order!

Posted on Jun 29, 2011 10:12:53 PM PDT
sarah abrams says:
there is a complete collection that sells for $125 at intermundus-media.com-all 435 uncut episodes in chronological order-14 seasons-43 dvds with excellent audio and video quality-commercial free and unedited with custom artwork-says it's on sale for a limited time only-i'll talk 2 sam, ricky's youngest about releasing them by season instead of all these box stes

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2011 10:37:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2011 10:39:27 AM PDT
Sam Nelson has just received the original masters to all the episodes..He wants to release all of them, but the episodes have to be restored..He has just started a fundraising project to make this possible..

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2100802854/ozzie-and-harriet-reviving-an-american-treasure

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2011 7:44:01 PM PDT
Great News!

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 5:35:34 AM PST
mikecalendar says:
The complete series -- all 435 episodes -- is available at Epid DVD Paradise: http://www.epicdvdparadise.com/product.php?productid=39190&cat=0&page=1. (And many other series not generally available, too, such as the complete "Eight is Enough.")
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