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Episodes SPLIT in two.
on 4 August 2016
Beware, if you're expecting the original format under a remastering. The one hour episodes (as screened in 1968) aren't cut like that here. All 18 episodes were cut into 36 half hour shows for Cartoon Network / Boomerang (and previous TV network screenings for a long time), with the Hillbilly Bears reruns excluded. Not that it matters. The whole run of them is now available on Amazon.com USA in the Secret Squirrel Show anyway. If you don't mind all the Danger Island 7 minute segments being shown over 2 episodes as 3.5 minute segments, then it's basically all still intact.
The real beef I have is that every time I saw it on Boomerang in the 2000s, the musically best Arabian Knights story "The Royal Visitor" had irritating sound scratches in the audio track.
For that reason alone, I was looking forward to owning my own set on DVD release. Guess what. Same sound scratches in exactly the same places. They didn't do any work on it to fix it for DVD release, just put the same prints on the disks. (Just as Warner Bros released Herculoids with the same pre-title card sequences missing from the episodes that had those cut on Cartoon Network screenings).
All that said, if you're happy with the way they aired on TV, and want to own them on DVD, this is a great Banana Splits complete set. I don't regret my purchase. (Season 2 by the way had no new Banana Splits footage, just their beginning theme followed by new cartoons "Adventures of Gulliver" and "Huckleberry Finn". The latter is now out on Amazon.com. So you might like to buy that too).