Sheena Queen Of The Jungle: Volumes One through Three
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Leave us face it: except for the late Ms. McCalla (her looks, not her acting skills), the series was unspeakably bad: plots, writing, dialogue, direction, acting, production, you name it. However, it is not without historical significance. For one thing, it was, to the best of my knowledge, the very first action / adventure TV show to star a female character, just as the comicbook Sheena had been in that medium in 1938, predating Wonder Woman by three years. Also, it debuted in the US in September 1956, with the Hayes code still going full blast and not long after the apex of McCarthyism and the witch hunt on comics that had put an end to Sheena's career on the printed page and all but doomed "jungle girls", the until then highly popular subgenre she begat, to extinction. So, in a way, the (short-lived, one single 26-episode season) series was a breakthrough.
As for the product: image quality is good, given the material's age and origin, with only a few occasional lines here and there. Sound, on the other hand, is disappointing, muffled throughout and all but unintelligible in some episodes; sound quality on the older releases on VHS was actually better. Packaging is rather rushed: next to no information, episodes are not in chronological (airdate) order, and the order on the boxes does not necessarily match that on the discs.
Based on content and product, the set rates a two out of five. Irish alone adds two more stars to it.
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I ordered this twice and out of two orders only one disc was received undamaged.Published 12 months ago by Frank Ramirez
very bright unable to see the picture properly due to light intrusion . very poor quality . such a shame as it is a great show and i was looking forward to seeing it .Published on February 1, 2014 by Graziano Maio
I was very disappointed in the 3 discs, and ended up throwing them away. Funny, I did not remember what a terrible actress Irish McCalla was. Pretty, but stiff as a board. Read morePublished on April 24, 2013 by Old Sarge