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"Happy Days" was always on film.,
This review is from: Happy Days - The Complete First Season (DVD)
A little clarification to a previous review. "Happy Days" was always done on film ... they never used videotape. What actually happened was the first years were done with a one-camera setup without a studio audience. When director Jerry Paris came on board, they switched to a three-camera set-up and starting filming in front of audience.
Even though I admire Jerry Paris as a director of "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "Happy Days" really suffered after he started to do the show. Most of the shows were silly and some were downright stupid.
So I do agree that the first seasons of this show are the ones to buy on DVD.
My question is: Will these DVDs be restored with the original music on the soundtracks, or will we be stuck with updated syndicated/cable versions, with the generic '50s music?