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3.0 out of 5 stars Steptoe & Son - Mistreated Specials, 2 Nov. 2008
This review is from: Steptoe & Son - The Christmas Specials [DVD] (DVD)
I am a huge fan of Steptoe & Son and I have all the individual releases of the eight series and also the two films. Like with Dad's Army I really wanted to complete my collection

The stumbling block... the edited release of these Christmas specials. I know the BBC dvds have a habit for this, you just need to see the Only Fools and Horses, Ideal, the original The Young Ones releases, Citizen Smith and Bottom DVDs. They may only be minor edits on some of those, but is disappointing that they do this. Even Yes, Prime Minister Series 1 was treated badly by being on a double sided disc, when other ones of these were on two discs. There have also been sloppy occasions with The Likely Lads and Hancock DVD releases where an episode has been missed off only to be included in the boxset as a special feature. For the Likely Lads one, they couldn't even be bothered to put it in the right order, and just shoved it at the end. I am putting off Hancock purely for the reason I don't like what they have done with the packaging, mainly the really poor episode listing inside

Anyway, back to my main issue with these, and the edited footage. I know of no reason for this apart from some reason about the quality of the picture they gave to someone else who asked them, but nowadays this doesn't hold much water as they could easily do a quick clean up or release it as is. I have bought this though, for the two reasons of I was lucky enough to pick it up new for £2.99 and also that it may be a while, if ever, for it to be re-released in it's full glory

The hardest part is for me to give this a rating. Sure, I could easily give it five stars, because of the quality of the program, or one star for the poor DVD release of it. I will give it 3 stars, as this is the only way you can watch them on DVD legally and complete your collection. Just don't think about the edit when watching them
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Initial post: 29 May 2012 23:14:15 BDT
Mark Greer says:
Yes, I totally agree with this reviewer's observations. Even if potential customers are required to pay extra for dvd series / specials etc., surely this would be better - to be able to watch favourites intact / unedited.
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