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The Beverly Hillbillies: Two Season Pack [Import]

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Product Details

  • Actors: Buddy Ebsen, Donna Douglas, Irene Ryan, Max Baer Jr., Lester Flatt
  • Directors: Joseph Depew, Richard Whorf
  • Writers: Eric Freiwald, Jay Sommers, Joe Bigelow, Keith Fowler, Mark Tuttle
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, DVD-Video, Full Screen, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 10
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Paramount
  • Release Date: Feb. 17 2009
  • Run Time: 1786 minutes
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  • ASIN: B001LM64VU
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 3.9 out of 5 stars 7 reviews
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Family Favorite March 4 2010
By Suzette S. - Published on
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We loved this show as kids, and as parents are now watching the episodes with our kids. They think the show is really funny, and have been watching the DVDs after school instead of playing computer games. We like that the show is family-friendly and we don't have to worry about our kids being exposed to inappropriate material.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uneven Restoration, But The Best Offering To Date Aug. 2 2010
By Robert Marriott - Published on
I originally bought The Beverly Hillbillies Collection by Pop Flix because it had the most episodes of any bargain-bin set. I don't regret that purchase. The video quality [was] terrible and the theme song was replaced by generic music, but I enjoyed all 54 episodes. Nevertheless, it left me wanting more.

So I then purchased [both] the official two season pack and seasons two and three, individually. For those who are wondering, there's no difference between these other than price. As for quality, the "official" sets are the best to date. The sound and video [during the episodes] is crystal clear -- almost as good as the restoration on the I Love Lucy sets. However, for some unknown reason, they chose not to restore the title theme or the sponsorship ads, which makes absolutely no sense!

The theme sequence is the same in every episode, so restoring it should have been fairly easy. You do get the original opening and closing sequences with the product plugs, but the video and sound quality is about on par with the bargain-bin releases. Unlike the crystal clear episode footage, the video in these segments is washed-out and grainy.

They also didn't try very hard on the DVD menus. They simply used a static, low-resolution picture of the characters -- nothing exciting here. It feels like a menu you'd find on a bargain-bin set. The labels on the discs are again pretty basic -- gray with some etched silver text -- but not tacky or cheap-looking.

The cases, on the other hand, are among the best of any set I own. They're quite sturdy flip-cases, and they do a good job protecting the discs. I know this seems like such minor thing to praise, but many manufacturers are cheaping-out these days with flimsy cases that end up scratching the discs. It's nice to see sturdy, high-quality cases for a change.

Overall, my impression is these sets are a half-hearted attempt by a major studio... probably because they expected sales to be low due to the bargain-bin competition. These official sets are still worth every penny, but the show deserves more respect. A little more effort should have gone into this project, and certainly a full release of all seasons is in order!

If you're on the fence about purchasing these official sets, I hope you'll do so. I don't think you'll be disappointed overall. Firstly, they're the best option out there as far as quality goes... and the quality of the episodes themselves is superb. Secondly, the bargain-bin sets only give you the episodes from season one and about half of season two. Whereas, this includes all of season two and all of season three. Finally, the only chance we fans have of seeing any more seasons released is if CBS sees a demand for this product. Right now, there doesn't seem to be a lot of demand for it. However, if people start ordering these sets, the studio will hopefully take notice.

IHMO, this classic show got better and better as it went along. I'd really love to see the remaining color seasons released.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best From Them Thar Hillbillies July 26 2010
By A. Jones - Published on
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I'd have to say that the black and white episodes of the Beverly Hillbillies are truly special, for one the story lines are fresh and very funny, for two the mansion and the grounds are well featured.
Cousin Pearl had bailed out of the series by season 2 and my all time faves from this season are the Lafe Crick episodes (Peter Whitney gives a terrific performance as Crick, the perfect sparring partner to Granny) of which there are four.
As for Season three, the hollywood episodes and the episode where Granny sings with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs are highlights.
So do yourself the biggest favor and wrap your laughing gear around the first three seasons, you'll be so glad you did.
32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do The Math. March 21 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on
I don't know if CBS / Paramount thinks that most of the public is naive, stupid, or so loaded with money that they wont notice the fact that if you buy these seasons separately, it costs less money. 2 seasons @ $23.99 each.
$23.99 x 2 = $47,98. You save around $8 if you order them separately. Whoever though up this marketing ploy is probably an ex-employee of Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beverly Hillbillies June 29 2011
By Paquita - Published on
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How could you not LOVE The Beverly Hillbillies! When I need a laugh I juast pop it in the player!