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Not just a good DVD set a great one.
on 21 July 2011
I purchased this on a whim, after all it was only just over the cost of a cinema ticket for many more hours of entertainment, and many others had recommended it. Even before I had finished the second disc I had the other two series sitting on my shelf ready to view. If you are not of an age to remember the output of TV over the 60's and 70's, and have grown up on the output of todays channels you might be in for something of a shock, but it is a shock that might inspire you to search out other such gems of television from this era. Warning, it is in black and white, but then this only adds to the whole atmosphere of Chicago in the 1920's. The stories are of corruption, murder, back handers, boot legging, fiddling, the number racket, etc, etc, no its nothing to do with the government of today, why should that pop into my mind? Anyway, with scripts that are so true to form that its not the sort of entertainment that one just switches off half way through. The actual visual quality is outstanding, and even though I do not use an upscaling DVD player, my Toshiba TV with Resolution+ certainly does a good job of imitating an HD picture, so good some people have actually asked me if it is HD version. If you like old gangster pictures, black and white, with good scripts and visual techniques, give it a whirl, what have you got to lose? the price of a cinema ticket more or less. What have you got to gain? the sort of television 'they' should be making today instead of all that filler material 'they' bombard the screens with nowadays. Since purchasing this DVD set, and numerous other, I have virtually stopped watching current day television, and from what I read I am not the only one. I have given it 5 stars, I would have given it 10.THEY DO NOT MAKE TELEVISION LIKE THIS TODAY.