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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnum PI is great-but be warned!, 24 Oct. 2004
This review is from: Magnum Pi: the Complete First Season [DVD] [1981] (DVD)
Magnum Pi is the best tv show of the eighties, and Selleck was perfect as the moustache wearing PI. Together with Higgins, Rick and TC he beat the bad guys in the beautiful setting of Hawaii. What made the show work was the fact that you as the audience just knows that Selleck is just as nice as his character of Magnum, and that makes for very comfortable viewing. The dvd has every episode of the first season, all looking very good thanks to dvd quality. One thing Magnum fans must be aware of though is that the region 1 version (American release) has bonus episodes from future seasons, including the Simon and Simon episode. The region 2 version for the UK has just the episodes from season 1. And so it is probably best to get region 1 if your player can play them.
All in all a first class release, however a Selleck commentary would have been bliss. Oh well...
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Initial post: 7 Sep 2009 04:17:37 BDT
Marty Gillis says:
Actually, I would respectfully disagree with you. The American version is on double sided discs (putting all the episodes on half the number of discs) and highly compressed compared to the British Pal counterparts. Both durability of the discs and image quality suffers on the very cheaply made American sets, while the Region 2 sets are much superior. Yes you will miss out on the bonus episodes, but everything else is so much better that I would be happy to own the Pal versions. Either way, Magnum PI is such a great show that whatever set you choose, in the end you really can't go that wrong!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Sep 2011 10:43:23 BDT
David says:
I agree, the American double sided disks or flippers as they are known as had lots of playback problems. I brought the American release and had to return them numerous times. At least they stopped releasing them like this after the 3rd season. Probably due to the number of complaints. I brought the UK release and it plays just fine.
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