Combat! - Season 1
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One of the television's most popular series, the groundbreaking COMBAT offers a gritty, unflinching look at American soldiers battling in Europe during World War II, confronting imposing odds and demonstrating remarkable levels of ingenuity and courage. Vic Morrow and Rick Jason head a stellar cast in the longest-running war series in history, featuring an incomparable list of guest stars from Hollywood's Golden Age as well as top directorial talent including Richard Donner and Robert Altman. Episodes: A Day in June, Any Second Now, Just for the Record, The Squad, Lost Sheep Lost Shepherd, Forgotten Front, Missing in Action, Rear Echelon Commandos, The Chateau, The Prisoner, Escape to Nowhere, The Celebrity, Far from the Brave, The Right Warrior, Cat and Mouse, Reunion, Swear by Apollo, The Walking Wounded, The Medal, The Volunteer, Survival, No Time for Pity, Next in Command, Night Patrol, Off Limits, No Hallelujahs for Glory, The Battle of the Roses, Hill 256, The Sniper, One More for the Road, High Named Today, No Trumpets No Drums
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The interview had more insights into how it was put together and where.
This is a good set and is worth the investment in $ and in time enjoying the show. Also it's neat to remember Black and White shows. it lends an air of authenticity to the series. I think the last few DVDs are in colour. But I'm not that far yet.
When I read the review on here about how the previous releases of the show were shortened and sped up I decided to look into this. I didn't have much luck getting any answers, but I was able to find out that the running time of the previous season one sets came to 1499 minutes - 749 for the first split set, and 750 for the next split set making up season one. 1499 minutes in total.
This new release is said to have a running time of 1497 minutes in total.
This would indicate to me that the new release has the same shortened and sped up versions as the previous release.
Most tv shows from the 1950's - 1960's that ran in a 1 hour time slot had a running time of AT LEAST 50 minutes per episode without the commercials. Therefore I figure that if these episodes were released in uncut full length format without being sped up and with no content deleted - then the total running time should be at least 1600 minutes in total.
The set has 32 episodes in total and the listed running time would mean that each episode is about 46 minutes long. Tv shows that fit into 1 hour time slots today have running times like that. Shows like this would have to have a fair bit of content cut in order to only be 46 minutes long.
With this in mind I have scratched these sets off of my wants list and I will not recommend that anyone waste their time and money on this new series of releases.
Any show worthy of release as a dvd set is worthy of being released in it's full form with all content - without being sped up.Read more ›