I purchased this DVD as I loved Fantasy Island when I was a nipper.What a buy it has turned out to be. On Disc 1 of four, it kicks off with the pilot, before moving on to a Fantasy Island TV movie and then to Episode 1 of the first series proper.There are 14 episodes in total in the first series (plus the afore mentioned pilot and TV movie). At the price on Amazon then, it's an absolute steal.
I have also found that the stories are even better than I remember. There is suspense, tension and mystery galore, plus a pinch of spookyness and a good sprinkle of humour. Of course, some of the special effects and so on are not as swish as they would be today but then this is a series from the 70s so I don't think we should judge too harshly on that score.
I read somewhere that due to a lack of sales of this set, Sony have abandoned plans to release further series of this wonderfully entertaining show, which I believe, is a great shame
If you were a fan at the time, you know what to expect and won't be disappointed, certainly not at the bargain price of just over a fiver - think, you could easily spend that much on a cup coffee and a bar of chocolate.The question is, what would you rather have ? Calories and caffeine or a trip to Fantasy Island.....I think we both know the answer. Mr Rourke and Tattoo certainly do.