Stingray: The Complete Series
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The color looks good and accurate, the print or source material is totally clean and the picture is nice and sharp and clear.
The sound is in true stereo!!! Has most of the original music is intact -All the songs are the original up till the last 2 episodes of season one, from then on all original songs (NOT the theme or background effect music they are all original and intact) were replaced with new dubbed material , they did in my opinion a good job, and it seemed to fit nicely with the episodes - they might have had licensing problems - which might have delayed the series from being released
The only problem I have encountered is there are some problems with motion. It has a look of a PAL disc converted to NTSC - the motion at times seem unnatural and not fluid - this may be a result of the rendering or capturing process that was not done correctly.
When you load each disc there is a disclaimer That anomalies may be present due to source material.
I wouldn't be too concerned about the motion problem, it is slight and you notice it mostly when the camera is panning a moving shot, or when people are walking in the scene.
If you liked the show you will not be disappointed with the set and it is a very good quality product.
Yes it could have been slightly better, but it could have been much, much worse. Im very Happy with the DVD set - and it's great to see the show again with a nice clean picture - and stereo sound!
Go ahead and order it - Im very picky about my reviews and this set is thumbs up!
Stingray is the story of a dark mysterious stranger, who drives a super cool 1965 Black Corvette Stingray. Just call him "Ray" - a war veteran, a secret government operative, a teenage vigilante - who really knows for sure? Accepting no cash, he barters his seemingly unending bank of skills and plethora of abilities, to strangers in need, to be paid in kind in the future.
Having only two regular characters, Ray and his classic car, episode ideas were fresh, inventive and varied. Story lines ran the gamut of drug dealers, psychopaths, the price of war, minorities needing a voice, unsolved murders, greed, etc. - you name it, Stingray had it. The continuity of having some of his "clients" come back and repay their favors was a bonus to the regular viewer.
Technically the series has some really cool quick cut camera action. Awesome sound tracks and almost mini music videos, thanks to Mike Post and Pete Carpenter. The directors and photographers worked to achieve a real dark edgy feel. The three filming locations; L.A., Calgary and Vancouver gave a real road trip feel to Ray's adventures.
The heart of the series is the way Nick Mancuso plays "Ray". He is vulnerable and tortured, yet a force no bad guy in his right mind should dare clash with. The quiet angsty moments, when we get in close and get to see the real "Ray" are my favorites - Mr. Mancuso's acting style is subtle and engaging. (Reference S2 episode "The first time is forever.")I met Mr. Mancuso in Calgary in 1987, and he was a very nice man.Read more ›
The more reality and cartoon shows that take over so many channels the more I appreciate some of the older series of 'good overcomes bad' and justice is seen more than in real life
Great quality: I watched them all several times since Aug 2008 & no issue whatsoever (I have some DVDs 1 hr long that freeze on 1st viewing).
"Stingray" the complete series is presented for the first time on DVD in this amazing five disc set. All 24 episodes of the 1986-87 TV series including the two part pilot episode are included for your viewing enjoyment. There is a disclaimer that comes on when each disc is inserted warning of certain anomalies in the quality. I'm not sure why it's on all the discs because other than the pilot episode the quality in my opinion is excellent. You can play the episodes individually or use the play all feature. The video transfers are crisp and clean and the colors are vibrant and sharp. The audio is really good and the opening theme song from Mike Post and the 80's style soundtrack is awesome.Read more ›
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I have liked Nick Mancuso ever since I saw him in the series Matrix (too bad it is not available anywhere). In this action drama, as Ray, whose real name, profession etc. Read morePublished on June 29 2013 by Dendotawa
I'm just sorry this series didn't last longer,
I really enjoyed it. I loved the movie and
my favorite show might be " Below the
Line". But I liked all of them! Read more
I've had a great time viewing the 80's show. Super quality, great visuals. These cd's have been better than I expected. Thanks for having a great product and delivering on it.Published on Dec 21 2010 by rjcason
To all of the many fans of Stingray I want to share the 20 something hours plus of video time on this advertised as "The Complete Series" set of the T.V. Read morePublished on Sept. 7 2010 by 0100101011100
Even though it was done in the 90's. It was well developed series. One of Stephen Cannels bestPublished on March 29 2009 by P. Lefebvre