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THIS JUST IN: One month after The Dean Martin Variety Show Uncut was released, The Golddiggers Super Site has learned exclusively that a 4th Dean Martin Show DVD set is in the works... Also: Guthy-Renker has pulled its Dean Martin Show volumes from the market (this time, forever)...Plus: The most thorough REVIEW and analysis of the new DMS Uncut DVDs to be found anywhere.
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ORIGINAL PREVIEW (3/23/12):
As those who have either purchased or simply read about past DVD releases of Dean Martin Show material are all too aware, many of the musical numbers from the original programs have gone missing from the home video editions, as casualties of the often prohibitively high cost of licensing reuse rights from music publishers, composers, and their estates. But fans of Dean's series who've long lamented this frustrating situation now have new cause to rejoice, with the imminent rollout of this forthcoming collection from Time-Life.
As its title suggests, The Dean Martin Variety Show Uncut at last delivers what Dino enthusiasts have long wished for: whole, unedited episodes -- in this case, 6 of them, drawn from the first 6 years of the series' run, digitally remastered on 3 DVDs.Read more ›
If it were not for Time-Life investing in previous Dean Martin show releases, there would not be this third installment of Dean's Variety Show on DVD. Mainly because of legal reasons, the previous two sets had some of Dean's songs edited out. Now, for the first time, six of Dean's shows from his nine-year span on NBC are able to be released with all the songs intact (minus one song which could not be restored from the original master).
It is with great honor and satisfaction that I have been able to help Time-Life, almost forty-some years later, to present to a younger generation what a phenomenon Dean's show was like. It's even a bigger thrill to bring back those wonderful memories for the rest of us "older" folks to remember.
Once again, Lee Hale is the "hands on" creative consultant on this DVD release. Lee was the shows' original (Emmy nominated) "Special Materials" person and Musical Director. Lee Hale was also nominated for Emmy Awards in producing and editing. Because of Lee Hale, these releases have all the original flavor and continuity of the original broadcasts -- only more vibrant with re-mastering of the ORIGINAL color tapes of the show.Read more ›
Yes, with the old variety shows, sometimes you had to sit through performances of people you didn't always appreciate, but Dean's shows more than made up for that with the spontaneity and good-natured humor that was always there.
I hope Time-Life does more of these. I'll buy everyone they put out and I relish sitting there and living the joy all over again!
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Now I know what all the biographies meant by Dean didn't follow the script.Published 9 days ago by Lawrence Slade
Excellent!!! I would give more stars if I could! These are truly uncut shows, from the NBC logo, to his opening song, to his comedy with Ken Lane and the couch song, to the end. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K&S
Fantastic Set of DVDs with Real Entertainers
If you like clean entertainment you will Love this set
Just Flat Enjoy
very poor picture quality and too many breaks in the filming process or digital re-process,Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
What can I say???? It's Dean with his never ending comedy! Great stuff!Published 5 months ago by CanyonL8y
Not as funny as I thought, but the show was always good, and who wouldn't like DEANO?Published 6 months ago by Linda Smith
This is a great DVD. As advertised it is complete shows. There is another DVD with 3 complete shows which most don't know about. The title is 'The Best of Dean and his Friends'. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dinolady