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DVD Review: The Best of The Carol Burnett Show (50th Anniversary Edition) (2017)

During its eleven-year run on CBS from 1967-78, The Carol Burnett Show racked up an impressive 25 Emmys, eight Golden Globes, and three People’s Choice Awards. Even now, almost forty years after the series went off the air, and with variety shows having been replaced by reality television, Carol Burnett remains a beloved figure, and …

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DVD Review: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In – The Complete Series

Created by Ed Friendly (Little House on the Prairie), and George Schlatter, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In premiered as a one-shot NBC special on September 9th, 1967. Viewers had rarely seen the kind of rapid-fire, free-form series of politically, and sexually charged gags and skits the series offered, led by co-hosts, exasperated straight man Dan Rowan, …

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DVD Review: Major Crimes – The Complete Fifth Season

A spinoff of the popular police procedural The Closer, Major Crimes kicked off with most of the same cast–a notable exception being the departure of Kyra Sedgwick as Chiefs Brenda Lee Johnson–leading to a department restructuring. Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) is now in charge of the Major Crimes Division. In the intervening years, Major …

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DVD Review: Frank Sinatra The Timex Shows -Volume 1

This release combines Frank Sinatra’s first two TV specials from the late 1950’s. The first, The Frank Sinatra Timex Show, was broadcast on ABC on October 19, 1959. Produced by Sammy Kahn, orchestrated by Nelson Riddle, Timex finds the then 44-year old crooner at the top of his game. He is joined by fellow singers …

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DVD Review: Fuller House: The Complete First Season

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.” In February of 2016, Netflix released the first season of Fuller House, a sequel to the 1987-95 series Full House. For those of you who don’t have access to …

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Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (Deluxe Edition)

Back in 2014, Time-Life/StarVista released the legendary TV special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever on DVD, over thirty years after it first aired. While I reviewed the three disc set back then, with the deluxe six disc set soon to be available at various retail outlets, I’ve revisited Motown 25 and amended my thoughts where …

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What Happened, Miss Simone? (DVD + CD)

A classically trained musical genius and Black Power icon, Nina Simone has influenced scores of other musicians, from John Lennon to Adele. Born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, N.C., Simone began playing piano at age 3. Showing talent from the start, a local music teacher took an immediate interest in the young girl, determined to guide …

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