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5.0 out of 5 stars TV-Noir, 17 Oct. 2007
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This review is from: Peter Gunn Season One [DVD] (DVD)
Have just received this great box set and even though I've only seen one episode so far I can see it's a cracker! Once again. it seems we British have come off better than our American cousins with this release as the American set splits the 1st season into two (fairly expensive) sets Here we get the full 1st season and, judging from the reviews on Amazon.com, the American version is of poor visual quality. Here we have nicely restored discs with crisp b&w photography and the visuals are truely classy.
This is best described as a film-noir tv series and features great moody lighting and some brilliant camera angles. The stories themselves, being only around 25mins in length, may suffer slightly but this doesn't detract from the sheer enjoyment you'll have from this ultra cool series. One thing that did suprise me was the violence in the show. Although nearly all of it is implied or off screen there were several cold-blooded killings in just the first episode!
Still, please don't let this put you off if you love cool 50's/60's shows as this is probably one of the best. And who hasn't heard that great theme music?
Buy this, fix yourself a martini, and lose yourself in some superb nostalia.
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Initial post: 10 Jan 2012 21:32:25 GMT
Richardson says:
you are TOO right ....I just ordered season two from your site and it completely blows away the shoddy US sets I purchased over here.... thankfully I've hacked my DVD player so I can play your DVDs as many times they are either superior in quality, price or frankly you just offer things not considered sales worthy in the US so we can't get! I'm going to pay a huge sum to get the UK first season now ....and I'm assured by your accurate review that they are as good as the second season...thank you!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2012 03:35:25 GMT
mickram23 says:
You're welcome. One thing though, it's not all bad over there. I've had to send to America for 'The Honeymooners','Newhart','The Andy Griffith Show','Adam-12' etc. Even 'Are You Being Served?Again!' which isn't available over here!
Having said that, they've all been good value for money and some have been amazing bargains (the complete 'Incredible Hulk' series for just over £20!)
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