After School Specials
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August 23, 2005
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Martin Tahse is the most prolific and successful producer of After School Specials. His 26 productions have won numerous awards and prizes including 18 Emmys three Blue Ribbons in the American Film Festival the Peabody Award and the First Second and hird Prize in the Chicago Film Festival in the same year - an honor which has never since been matched. His original contributions remain important to today's young and adult audiences.Includes The 18th Emergency - 1974 Summer Of The Swans - 1974 The Skating Rink - 1975 Dear Lovey Hart: I Am Desperate - 1976 Francesca Baby - 1976 Beat the Turtle Drum - 1977 The Pinballs - 1977 Trouble River - 1977 It's A Mile From Here To Glory - 1978 Thank You Jackie Robinson - 1978 Gaucho - 1978 My Other Mother - 1979 A Special Gift - 1979 The Gold Test - 1980 What Are Friends For? - 1980 Schoolboy Father - 1980 A Matter Of Time - 1981 First Step - 1981 Tough Girl - 1981 The Night Swimmers - 1982 Two Loves For Jenny - 1982 Did You Hear What Happened To Andrea? - 1983 The Dog Days Of Arthur Cane - 1984 Ace Hits The Big Time - 1985 Face At The Edge Of the World - 1986 Picking Up The Pieces - 1989Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: CHILDREN/FAMILY Rating: NR UPC: 787364630691
- Aspect Ratio : 1.33:1
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 8.25 x 2.75 inches; 1.45 Pounds
- Media Format : Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
- Run time : 19 hours and 30 minutes
- Release date : August 23, 2005
- Actors : Harris, Rossie
- Studio : Bci / Eclipse
- ASIN : B0009WPLSK
- Number of discs : 13
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I remember watching all of these movies as children, and was thrilled when the dvd set was released. After finally purchasing it off my wish list I have been thrilled with the response of all five of my children.
With children of the Hannah Montana generation, I didn't expect a lot, but was hopeful. The sets have been received better than I expected, and they continue to watch them over and over, a few as selected favorites. While I purchased the set "just because", to them it felt as if I was giving them the gift of family time since we tend to watch them together, yes sometimes multiple times. My oldest two children are a son and a daughter age 13, and they both have sat endlessly watching them. My youngest is an eight year old girl, who has become enthralled with the stories that are presented. So it seems that these movies are certainly perfect for this age group.
This set is highly recommended for families and I encourage those that do purchase the set, to sit down with their children and watch. You'll be surprised at the reaction and the lessons that you watch learned through entertaining stories.
The 18th Emergency (Originally aired 1/16/74) aka `Pssst, Hammerman's After You'
In Summer of the Swans (Originally aired 10/2/74) aka Sara's Summer of the Swans
The Skating Rink (Originally aired 2/5/75)
Dear Lovey Hart: I Am Desperate (Originally aired 5/19/76)
Francesca, Baby (Originally aired 6/10/76)
In Beat the Turtle Drum (Originally aired 4/6/77)
The Pinballs (Originally aired 10/26/77)
Trouble River (Originally aired 11/12/77)
It's A Mile from Here to Glory (Originally aired 5/5/78)
Thank You, Jackie Robinson (Originally aired 10/11/78) aka A Home Run for Love
Gaucho (Originally aired 10/25/78)
My Other Mother (Originally aired 9/26/79) aka Which Mother Is Mine?
A Special Gift (Originally aired 10/24/79)
The Gold Test (Originally aired 2/13/80) aka Heartbreak Winner
What Are Friends For? (Originally aired 3/19/80) aka What Are Best Friends For?
Schoolboy Father (Originally aired 10/15/80)
A Matter of Time (Originally aired 2/11/1981)
First Step (Originally aired 9/23/1981) aka She Drinks a Little
Tough Girl (Originally aired 10/28/1981)
The Night Swimmers (Originally aired 3/3/1982) aka Daddy, I'm Their Mama Now
Two Loves for Jenny (Originally aired 10/27/1982) aka Between Two Loves
Did You Hear What Happened to Andrea? (Originally aired 12/27/1983) aka Andrea's Story: A Hitchhiking Tragedy
Ace Hits the Big Time (Originally aired 10/28/1985)
Face at the Edge of the World (Originally aired 9/17/1986) aka A Desperate Exit
The quality of the video on these DVDs is not the best, but it is as how it was when originally televised, and given these were teleplays made to be presented on television in the 70's, you really can't compare it to today's production standards.
The Amazing Cosmic Awareness Of Duffy Moon
P.J. and the President's Son
Me and My Dad's New Wife
The Boy Who Drank Too Much
My Mother and the Monster
Bridge Of Adam Rush
These sets are very misleading, allowing the buyer to believe they are getting all of the episodes. In my eyes, just the fact that The Boy Who Drank Too Much isn't included is enough to nix the idea of buying the set (Scott Baio and Lance Kerwin are stellar, believable teens in this excellently written and acted drama) The price they are asking for this set and the other split sets is ridiculous, and for that much money certainly it should be complete and then some.