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Great show, horrible release.,
This review is from: Perry Mason - Season Two, Vol. 1 (DVD)
When Paramount released the first season of Perry Mason in two parts, I picked it up and enjoyed the heck out of it. I may not be the consumer they were looking for as a nigh-30 year-old, but thankfully I love noir and Perry did a great job on atmospherics. It's aged extremely well. I wasn't happy about them splitting it in two, but I understood. After all, a modern series only has 22 episodes per year and the first season offered nearly that per volume.
The second season is a different story, however. With fewer episodes in this season, it's unacceptable for Paramount to divide the show and still charge the same amount. The same thing has been done with Gunsmoke, but that's even worse because the early episodes were only half an hour long. I understand that "classic TV" is a bit more niche than the latest huge blockbuster of a series and it won't sell as well. (In many instances, I'm thrilled just to see some of the '50s classics that don't even show up on TV Land anymore.) It's just not worth the high cost for many of these series. I plan to pick up the rest of the Perry Mason releases, but without a large sale, it won't be soon and will probably be used.
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Initial post: Mar 14, 2014 3:20:26 PM PDT
Another reviewer said that the Season 2 and 3 DVDs had some duplicate episodes from Season 1. Is that true?
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