HIGHWAY PATROL Season 1
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Law enforcement officer Dan Matthews (Broderick Crawford) is always in control and at the scene of the action.
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I received my set 1 week after I placed my order (using free shipping option). The audio/video quality is better than I expected a 1955 TV series would be. I've seen other series of the same vintage (mid-1950's) on DVD that did not look as good. All discs play well. (by the way, these DVD-R's will work only in a "play-only" device such as a stand-alone DVD player or a computer with a DVD-ROM drive, not a set top DVD recorder or the usual DVD burner drive).
The outdoor scenes were shot on location, not in a studio backlot and one gets a fascinating look at a mid-century Americana that is long gone, to say nothing of all the vintage autos you will see.
Broderick's Matthews character is gruff, straightforward and no nonsense. No suspects demanding their 'rights' or politically correct sensitivities here.
The list price was a bit too steep for me, but when Amazon put it on sale at 25% off, that clinched the deal. Now we will just hope for seasons 2-4 and maybe some other ZIV shows (such as the Emmy nominated "I Led 3 Lives") in the future.
This is real TV. The stories are well crafted. The actors are great in their personification of characters. None as deep as Broderick Crawford playing Dan Matthews the head of the highway patrol station. He makes you believe he was actually out there manning our roads and highways. He was a tough talking no nonsense officer of the LAW.
I will be rewatching these dynamic episodes again and again. They are way better than anything currently on TV. I am having so much fun watching it. You never know what the next episode is going to be about. It's like boxes of Crackerjacks for your TV, a prize in every story. Another fun thing is to try to recognize the actors and actresses.
Currently watching disc 10. The final story is a Christmas tale. How apropos. Happy viewing!!
The Amazon description of this item indicates that the DVD's are duplicated ( individually burned ) on DVD R discs. Any blank or recorded DVD R Discs I have ever bought or have seen usually have a light purple color on the recorded side. The ones I recieved with this set do not have that but instead are silver color which indicates to me they may very well be factory " replicated " ( professionally manufactured ) Discs just like the ones you get with most popular DVD's.
I have watched several of the discs so far and I am very impressed with the picture and sound quality. It is possible that some enhancement technique has been applied when the transfer from the archived films to the digital mastering of these programs. You might be surprised that it is more than possible the picture quality you get from these discs could be better than the picture quality of the original broadcasts of these appeared on your TV back in the 1950's ! There have been a lot of improvements in TV's since then and those improvements come through even when watching original programs like this that were made in " Glorious Monochrome " ( Black & White ).
Although you can not expect full range stereo sound from these DVD's as you would with todays movie DVD's, the sound quality is quite good and faithful to the original. There is no noticable squelching of silent spots in these programs as you may have heard on digital reproductions of early films and poorly stored original movies and tv programs.
Speaking of silent spots, the primary thing I remember about Dan Matthews was " 10 - 4 " LOL. I did not remember his fast talking and rapid fire telephone calls, I guess they had to squeeze as much information and dialog into the time alloted for the program. I never noticed it back then but of course I was much younger.
Concerning the playability of these DVD's, I have tried them on a budget $29.95 DVD player and a $179.95 DVD player that I must have bought about 10 years ago. They both play these DVD's just fine. Out of curiousity I also tried these discs on 2 different PC's and they play just fine there too !
For anyone having the desire to have this set of Highway Patrol DVD's I would not hesitate to recommend them.
I seldom spend this amount of money for a DVD set of old TV Programs but this is one that I was waiting for so it is well worth the price to me.
I don't have to go into the story plots, etc. as I feel anyone reading this or the many other favorable reviews here can well remember Highway Patrol with Broderick Crawford. The Original " 10 - 4 " guy !
Many thanks to MGM and Amazon for making these available.
I'll give this item a " Big 10 - 4 "
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