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Omri Katz, Justin Shenkarow, Francis Guinan. The inspired but unjustly forgotten series finally gets its due with this complete DVD collection assembling every episode, including Foreverware," The Retainer," ATM with a Heart of Gold," Tornado Days" and the unaired The Broken Record." A true gem! 3 DVDs. 1991-92/color/9 hrs/NR/fullscreen.
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This series was so uniquely humorous and reverential of 50's-60's horror and sci-fi that it shocked me that it wasn't renewed back then. I was a kid and since it was only broadcasted once (I never knew about the resurgence on Saturday mornings for a different generation) I missed quite a few of these episodes. Had I known it was released on DVD years ago I would have bought several copies. Instead, I bought them several years too late.
As a bookend 80's- 90's tv show, the thematic nature of some of these episodes might not be "appropriate" for newly wussified generations. Just like "Punky Brewster" and "Different Strokes" dealt with topically dark issues, this series touches upon death a bit. Sometimes with humor, but several times realistically. Those are gripping, gut wrenchers for kids I suppose, but they were still relevant. Grow some empathy kids!
Anyways, I'll always have a love for this series. Some episodes stood out so much I'd remembered them from their initial broadcast. The Woman who stores herself and her children in vacuum sealed plastic tubs to prevent them from aging gives a perfect example of metaphor and absurdity vis a vis humor that made this an exceptional series for young adventurous minds.
The transfers are not the best, but it's to be expected from the TV series, I suppose. I don't work in the field so I have no pertinent info regarding the originals and transfers. Yet, for the price it's worth it.
Hell, you can also relive your childhood fantasies of the extraordinary Julia Condra (the wonder years, Crying Freeman, then who ultimately disappeared from media).
Also note: if you have a multi region player you can get this on amazon UK for cheap
The DVDs: The picture & sound quality is good, obviously not HD, but still good & fun to watch. I bought this series quite a few years ago & I’ve watched it a few times since; each viewing is a fun trip down memory lane. There were a couple of episodes that stuck with me for years, such as, “Foreverware” & “The Retainer”. It’s too bad the show didn’t do well enough & stay on TV longer.
This is a good buy for anyone who likes to watch movies & TV shows they enjoyed as a kid, it’s pretty entertaining to watch these back & see what you remember.
This was my favorite show when I was growing up (probably because I love paranormal stories). This show managaes to take their stories and make them fun and entertaining in an original way, all while keeping it at least somewhat serious (unlike it's spin-off "The Other Demension" ). I only wish they could somehow have kept the cast young (perhaps in foreverware tupperware?) so that they could have kept the show going.
Some of the shows that tend to stand out in my mind are, Foreverware, Tornado Days, Scariest Home Videos, Reality Takes a Holiday, and Broken Record (which actually was run in the series it's second time through it replaced "Heart on a Chain" due to times changing I suppose). After only 19 episodes you begin to wish there were more floating around out there. The unfilmed Pirate episode sounded like it would have been a very interesting one as well... Then again the whole series was interesting and a perfect addition to anyones collection, even if you are an adult. Never to late to go back and reclaim your child-hood.
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