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Green Acres: The Complete First Season

Eddie Albert , Eva Gabor , Ralph Levy , Richard L. Bare    NR (Not Rated)   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
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Head back to Hooterville with the complete first season of this TV favorite! Oliver (Eddie Albert), Lisa (Eva Gabor), Arnold the Pig and a hilarious assortment of oddballs and bumpkins are back and ready to deliver a bumper crop of laughs!

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of TV's Funniest Show ever! April 17 2004
What a pleasent surprise when I first saw the "Green Acres 1st Season" DVDs on display, one day at a shopping mall! It was one of my favorite TV shows in my youth, which I've nearly forgotten about until that shopping day. I'm happy to read EVERY comment made on IMDB is highly favorable of the show! With no second thoughts and its rather low sale price, I eagerly snagged it up to watch every show. It only took a week or so till we got to see every episode, laughing and enjoying each one. Definitely worth the money, though I must say the discs have left me with a few disappointments.
First, all 32 episodes are written on only two double-sided discs. A personal pet-peave, true, but having two grade-school-aged boys that get into everything, I don't mind having one side for any potential "unwanted abuse". Further, since this leaves no room for labels, there ends up being no way to identify what side of what discs has the first episode, ect.... You must either guess or use the 'trial and error' method.
Next, perhaps one of the reasons for the lower price tag than most other TV-Show-DVDs, is that it looks as though little or even no time was spent on restoring the quality of the video. Each episode was plagued with dirt spots, dust, scratches and other poor quality film elements, even an occasional hair popping up on the screen from 'projecter lint'! In episode 22 "The Day of Decision" for instance, is very grainy-looking as if it was taken from a poor quality 16mm film print. The focus and audio isn't quite as sharp and clear as say, even older TV-Show-DVDs like 'I Love Lucy" or 'Dick Van Dyke'.
A surprising oddity; we couldn't use our computer mouse to click on any of the 'menu' or 'episode' selections. We could use our keyboard at least.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MORE PLEASE, ASAP!! Feb. 17 2004
By A Customer
I sincerely hope that someone at MGM sees this!! Can we please now have all the other wonderful episodes of Green Acres on DVD (the other five seasons)?? It is so great to have the entire first season on DVD, epecially since most show's early episodes are usually the best ones. But, Green Acres was a rare exception to that rule. The show was consistently and quite joyously weird and wacky and unpredictable throughout the six seasons it was on CBS. CBS also prematurely cancelled the show, despite it's still high ratings and popularity, along with it's other "country" shows, "The Beverly Hillbillies" and "Petticoat Junction", reportedly in an effort to offer more "sophisticated" fare. I can't help but wonder just how many of those replacement shows are still even remembered, let alone have been released on DVD!! Now if only "Petticoat Junction" would be offered the same way on DVD, as well!! The packaging of the two, two-sided Green Acres DVDs is adequate, but is somewhat spartan. But, the price makes up for it. There are no extras, not even chapter selections, but the episodes themselves more than make up for that. Especially since the episodes are complete and look great!! This DVD set is a bargain and I'll be on the lookout for the last five seasons of Green Acres to hopefully follow soon!! I can't recommend this purchase highly enough to any fan of Green Acres, who like me, grew up watching the show during it's original run from 1965 to 1971 and who like me, is a lover of classic, clean, family television entertainment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review of both the shows and the DVD Jan. 19 2004
By Yarby
First, I must say I am biased, as I have always considered "Green Acres" to be one of the most underrated sitcoms of all time. The surreal sequences make it unlike any other "rural" show, and it is funny yet today.
But, alas....the transfers on these DVD's leave something to be desired. The primary fault is during the opening sequence....the classic theme song. The opening sequence is spattered with scratches and dirt. It also appears they used the same source for the opening for all of the shows, as the dirt and scratches are amazingly alike on every episode. Given the classic status of this opening sequence, I am surprised they didn't put more effort into making it spotless.
I am not through every episode yet, but the majority of the episodes have average at best transfers....not as dirty as the opening, but not spotless either.
Of course, given that this is the one and only time these episodes will probably ever appear on DVD...snatch them up if you want them. Just be forwarned....it's not perfect.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy as ever Feb. 13 2004
By A Customer
This is a show people seem to either love or hate, very few are on the fence. I fall in the first group. I saw the show when I was young, and almost 40 years later, it is still as funny as ever. When I saw the price, I was afraid of a substandard product, but was happy to see that was not the case. The big kudos goes to MGM for putting closed captioning on this classic. It is not advertised as such and at first I debated whether to order it. I was very happy to see that closed cation symbol on the box when I opened the package. Classic VHS tapes often lacked this feature, even MGM products. A number of the cheaper DVDs still lack this feature. With over 25 million Americans suffering some degree of hearing loss, and a population that is getting older, it is nice to know the companies are getting better about including the closed captioning on these classics so we can all enjoy them again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good clean fun to share with the Grand kids!
Who doesn't love Green Acres and getting the whole 1st season for such a great price is awesome. The quality is good and it is a nice throw back to share some old fashion clean... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Tom Metzner
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
I am enjoying every minute of it. So much so that I am getting season 2 and 3. Love it.
Published 1 month ago by Lorna Sankar
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun for all!
Funny for the family
Published 1 month ago by ChowPal
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent produit reçu dans les délais et en bon état.
Published 2 months ago by amateur
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I had hoped for!
Found it rather frustrating to watch, I had anticipated it to be amusing, it was also slow.
I could not watch each ephisode without going through the whole introduction as it... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Delyse Tomaselli
2.0 out of 5 stars Would have liked it - if it worked
Love this series and have been sharing some of the oldies with my kids at school. But it won't play in my computer, so it has become useless - will only work in an actual DVD... Read more
Published 5 months ago by E. Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Funny While Also Inexpensive
Most people do not know that "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962) led to "Petticoat Junction" (1963) which led to "Green Acres" (1965). Read more
Published 8 months ago by Neil S. Rieck
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny show
I would definitely rate 5 stars for the content.
I'm a little disappointed in the quality of the video. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Daniel
4.0 out of 5 stars Family entertainment
My kids love this show. They think it's hilarious. I think it's a clean show that the whole family can watch.
Published on Aug. 3 2009 by B
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as I remembered
I remember watching this show in the 60's and loved it. I am happy to say that it is just as funny as it was back then. The writing for this show is superb. Read more
Published on July 19 2004
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