Daniel Boone: The Complete Series
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Saddle up and head for the western wilderness, where America’s favorite frontier hero, Daniel Boone (Fess Parker), leaps from the pages of history in this iconic TV classic! Whether he’s surveying, clearing land, or helping negotiate a peace accord between Native and settler, Boone is the perfect embodiment of the pioneer spirit. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this beloved family series, here are all 165 episodes from the entire six seasons!
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I give the series itself a 5 star rating! I used to watch this as a child. I don't think I ever saw the pilot before so I may not have watched it all the time. I have always loved Fess Parker as Daniel Boone and little Darby Hinton as his son Israel but I think that Ed Ames as Mingo was always my favorite character when I was young. Re-watching now does not destroy those old time memories. I still like those three and still like Mingo best!
The conversion to DVD is not perfect as has been noted in other reviews. I did note quite a bit of sparkles, streaks and gray splotches in the first season. I didn't notice them with the color seasons but maybe they were just not as noticeable. Each season had 6 disks and either 4 or 5 episodes per disk. It was a little odd in Season one for the 2 part episode to split across disks but that's what happens when you try to keep the original broadcast episode order.
So far, I have not had time to completely view all episodes. 165 episodes on 36 disks cannot be done fast enough. However, I have at least "quick-checked" (watched at least a short bit of each "chapter" of each episode on each disk. I've had the set only a few days so I've only had time to fully watch one episode (the pilot) but quick check 159 other episodes. The last 5 episodes, I don't have (I'll explain that next).
I give the condition of the disk a 3 star rating. There were minor problems with several disks and one disk is missing. I received 2 copies of Season 2 Disk 4 but no copy of Season 2 Disk 5!
I read a review where one person had trouble with Season 3, Disk 4 twice so I watched that one extra carefully. That one gave me no problems but Season 3 Disk 1 did give me some problems. It kept freezing on me in the first episode. I found the disk to be dirty and scratched. After cleaning, it worked fine (for a quick-check) when played on the DVD player. The first test is with a small 7" portable DVD player (used just for quick-checks).
Season 2, Disk 6 also had a few freezing but it was right around the credits so I didn't pursue it further at this time. One disk on Season 1, either 2 or 3 (I can't remember now) was freezing badly and when I looked, it was filthy! A quick cleaning with a micro-cloth and it worked fine, even in the little portable player.
My main problem is the lack of 5 episodes of the series. The disks themselves seem to be perfectly usable at this stage.
I give 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 1 star for customer service! NEVER call them if you have any problems. All they will do is send you to the seller for a replacement or refund. They only support their sellers and don't care about the final customers at all! It even took a "bump" to supervisor to find out that even if they wanted to help me, they couldn't. This DVD set is "out of print". It is totally unavailable except in these 3rd party sellers. Since they don't have it themselves, they can't sell it to "approved sellers" such as Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy... so they don't care and won't help you at all!
If anybody happens to have an "extra" copy of Season 2, Disk 5 and is missing Disk 4 (of 6 disks), I would love to work out a trade!
Over all: 4 Star Rating
5 star -> Series
3 star -> DVDs themselves
1 Star -> Fox Customer Service